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oviposit

[′ō·və‚päz·ət]
(zoology)
To lay or deposit eggs, especially by means of a specialized organ, as found in certain insects and fishes.
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The close association between Congomochtherus and watery habitats is intriguing and it would be instructive to know exactly where these flies oviposit and where their larvae develop.
Covering water-holding containers should also reduce the risk of breeding by preventing female mosquito's access to water in which these oviposit.
The adult (A) oviposits onto second-or third-instar fly larvae, placing an egg (B) on the outside of the larva, where the parasitoid larva (C) develops as a solitary, external parasitoid.
maximus oviposits on the undersurface of leaves and eggs are attended by females (G.
Calliphoridiae flies, more commonly known as blowflies or greenbottle and bluebottle flies, are particularly attracted to livestock and oviposit on fresh and cooked meat, and dairy products.
Female beetles chew a small depression through the bark where they oviposit a single egg.
Females of a few sphaerocerid species, such as the Nearctic Norrbomia frigipennis (Spuler), ride their hosts underground to oviposit in the buried dung store while others, including some African Ceroptera spp.
If the host plant is infected with the smut fungus Microbotryum violaceum, females will still visit the blossoms but will rarely oviposit on the flowers (Biere et al.
Overwintering adult weevils oviposit into inflating pods of both congeners.
maculatus adults (less than 24 hours old) were released from the centre of the base of the cabinet and allowed to oviposit freely in the food of choice (preferred food).