The organ with which many insects and some other animals deposit their eggs. Some ichneumon files have a long ovipositor fitted to pierce the eggs or larvæ of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same.
The egg-laying apparatus; the extended genitalia of a female insect. Fin. Swe. PARASITE - An organism which lives on or in another living organism and obtains part or all of its nutrients from that other living organism. Fin. Swe.
the specialised tube-like organ of female insects found on the end of the abdomen and used for laying eggs. In some species it is very long while in others it may be concealed
An elongated structure on some female insects that allows the precise placement of eggs.
Composite term for the egg-laying apparatus of females, which consists of the outer ovipositor sheaths and inner drilling ovipositor stylets, but sometimes used only for the stylets. [drawing][drawing
external egg laying apparatus of female insects
egg-laying organ or structure often extending from the posterior abdomen of female insects.
The egg-laying structure visible at the apex of the gaster in Hymenoptera. It is usually covered by a hairy sheath (Fig 62B).
organ with which eggs are laid
the egg-laying appendage located at the posterior (back) end of female insects.
The ovipositor is an extensible tube on the abdomen of a female insect which is used to place eggs in a suitable location in plants, the ground or in other organisms. Often capable of great drilling power. Hence oviposition - the act of egg-placing.
The egg-laying apparatus of a female insect, particularly those parts that are external.
specialised structure at the rear end of female insects which is used for depositing eggs.
The reproductive organ through which a female fish deposits her eggs. In some fish this is always visible, as in the female Betta splendens where it appears as a small white bump at the base of the abdomen.
an egg-laying tube of the female insect's abdomen. The morphology of the ovipositor varies among species: it may be fixed and rigid in length or it may be flexible and telescopic. The ovipositor is not present in all insect species. View image
egg laying organ of the female insect.
egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes
The egg-laying part of the female insect. Sometimes the ovipositor looks like a stinger.
tubular apparatus, usually concealed but sometimes extending some length outside the end of the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
A long needle-like tube on the abdomens of some female insects. The ovipositor is used to inject eggs into soil or plant stems. Species that have ovipositors include crickets and crane flies.
A specialized organ used for depositing eggs.
In females, a slender, paired and interlocking, saw-like or tubular structure used for laying the eggs or, in Aculeata, for stinging or, in some Ichneumonoidea, for both; it may be concealed or may extend be yond the apex of the body and is protected by a pair .of ovipositor sheaths
a fleshy protuberance from the vent of a sexually mature or breeding female, egg-laying fish.
an elongated structure extending from the abdomen of some female insects through which eggs are deposited
Structure at tip of female abdomen which deposits eggs
The egg-laying apparatus seen in female (phasmids).
specialised structure in insects for depositing eggs
the external female genitalia used for egg laying found at the tip of the abdomen. It is located under abdominal S8-S10. It is difficult to view this organ without having captured the insect and using magnification. The shape of the ovipositor has relevance on how the eggs are to be laid.
(noun) a structure at the end of the female of some Odonata species that deposits eggs into the stems of water plants (ovi = egg, posit = put)
A tube, extended from the anal area of a female fish, used to deposit eggs.
complex structure at posterior end of female damselflies, darners, and petaltails that functions in endophytic oviposition
The structure a female has for laying eggs.
the egg laying apparatus of an insect. The stinger of a bee is actually a modified ovipositor.
A tubular or valved structure used by an insect to lay eggs, usually concealed, but sometimes extended far beyond the end of the body.
The extended, egg-laying apparatus of a female insect. Often mistakenly seen as a "stinger." (Hint: the longer and nastier it looks, the less likely it is a stinger.)
ahh-vee-POZ-it-torr) An egg-layng apparatus found on female insects. It is typically located at the posterior end of the abdomen. Some ovipositors can lay eggs inside the host, some only external of a host or other surface, and others serve more than one purpose. Some social wasps have a modified ovipositor. It is designed to not only deposit eggs (in the cells they build) but can penetrate skin and deliver toxins. We know it as a stinger.| Menu
An ovipositor is a an organ at the end of the female's abdomen through which she deposits her eggs.
The ovipositor is an organ used by some of the arthropods for oviposition, i.e. the laying of eggs. It consists of a maximum of three pairs of appendages formed to transmit the egg, to prepare a place for it, and to place it properly. In some of the insects the organ is used merely to attach the egg to some surface, but in many parasitic species (primarily in wasps and hymenoptera) it is a piercing organ as well.