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egg-laying tubular structure at the end of the abdomen in many female insects and some fishes

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Calling was recognized by the extrusion of the ovipositor beyond the tip of the abdomen, but females that showed obvious oviposition behavior (laying eggs) were excluded (Kamimura & Tatsuki 1993, 1994).
Their ovipositors suggest that eggs may be buried in the ground (i.
The autapomorphies of the genus are a robust bifurcate process situated at the middle lobe of the pronotum and ah extremely short labium; a potential synapomorphy with Centromus Bergroth, 1910 is a strongly protruding, bill-shaped ovipositor.
kraussii reproduced well on cultivated olives, and these more generalist parasitoids have very long ovipositors (Sime, Daane, Messing, et al.
At spawning, and for some time later, the salmon's ovipositor, or egg-laying tube, protrudes.
Most female grasshoppers and crickets have these sword-like ovipositors," or egg-laying mechanisms, protruding from their abdomens, she notes.
Adults were moderate in size; female flies were larger than males, and the females were easily distinguished by their tapered abdomens that ended in pointed ovipositors (Figs.
The larvae are internal parasites and adult females have characteristic elongated ovipositors that are used to flick the eggs like darts into the host's cuticle.
The other striking structures at the end of crickets' abdomens are abdominal cerci; these are paired, present in both males and females, and shorter than ovipositors.
Females use their tubelike ovipositors to pump tiny eggs into the flesh of ripening fruits and vegetables.
kuehniella stored for longer periods may be related to factors such as these species having: 1) stronger ovipositors than the other parasitoids tested, 2) the ability to recognize chemical signals more efficiently, and/or 3) higher tolerance to changes in physical stimuli such as color, size and shape of chilled eggs (Stoepler et al.
Note: This elongate condition, while the norm for species of the acrobaptus group, is exceptional within the dubius group where ovipositors are generally much shorter.
The structure of ovipositors in higher oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida, Brachypylina).