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mx id: 539 | OBO id: HAO:0000680 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000680
ovipositor sheath
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The anatomical cluster that is composed of the third valvulae.
written by: Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.

Relationships / properties:
The ovipositor sheath is a anatomical cluster.
The ovipositor sheath is part of the ovipositor.

Figures
Opius dissitus Muesebeck
Biosteres carbonarius
Opius dissitus Muesebeck
Biosteres carbonarius

Label usage (sensu)
ovipositor sheath by Miko, I. 2009. -2019 Curator. Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology.
ovipositor sheath by Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 10 years ago by Istvan Miko
A paired, sclerotized structure enclosing the external part of the ovipositor.
  Reference: Goulet, H., and J. T. Huber. 1993. Hymenoptera of the World: An Identification Guide to Families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada Publication 1894/E., Ottawa, ON 668 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added about 8 years ago by Kelly Dew
The sclerite that is located posterior to the second valvifer, is connected to the second valvifer via conjunctiva, and protects the first and second valvulae when they are not used.
  Reference: Karlsson, D., and F. Ronquist. 2012. Skeletal Morphology of Opius dissitus and Biosteres carbonarius, with a Discussion of Terminology and Morphological Variation in Opiinae (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). PLoS ONE 7:1-38.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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