Explanation of Names
From Latin ovum, egg, and ponere, to put, place.
oviposit verb, noun oviposition - the action (oviposit) or process (oviposition) of laying eggs.
Some photos of oviposition:
noun - an appendage of the telum
(last abdominal segment) whereby the female insect lays her eggs. The ovipositors of insects vary, they may be external, as in the Ichneumonoidea
, or tubular retractile, as in the bot flies
, or saw-like (terebella
Some photos of ovipositors: