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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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Margarinotus striola succicola (Thomson) and Saprinus semistriatus (Scriba) (Coleoptera: Histeridae) oviposit eggs on the ground near the carcass (Bajerlein et al.
radiata was introduced into each of the screencage for 24 h to oviposit and then removed by coxing between two camel hair brushes.
albina exhibits kleptoparasitic behaviour and oviposits preferentially in partially buried dung balls of a single species out of a selection of possible local hosts.
At 25oC, the reproduction rate was the highest as females tends to oviposit 10 days after emergence, with 9 eggs per day and a total of 200 eggs per female.
For Jayasingh and Taffe (1982) the cells closest to the nests' entrance present a higher rate of parasitism due to higher exposure and also because parasitoids can oviposit through the closed nest and cell partitions (Coville, 1982).
During the observation period, time taken to oviposit, number of eggs laid per sandfly, egg morphology, number of days taken by eggs to hatch and time of death of adults were recorded.
Most grassland species oviposit several eggs at a time, clustered together in a pod which is placed in the soil or in plant litter on the soil surface.
hydnorae: the adults feed on pollen and oviposit in the flower tissues; larval development and pupation take place inside the subterranean fruiting body of the plant (Marvaldi, 2005).
For example, Aedes albopictus (Skuse) females exhibited a strong preference to oviposit in artificial containers such as tires.