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mx id: 540 | OBO id: HAO:0000679 | URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/HAO_0000679
ovipositor synonyms: sting, sting apparatus, stinger
Defined (both definition and relationships must be met)
Definition:
The anatomical cluster that is composed of the first valvulae, second valvulae, third valvulae, first valvifers, second valvifers and female T9.
written by: Ernst, A., I. Mikó, and A. R. Deans. 2013. Morphology and function of the ovipositor mechanism in Ceraphronoidea (Hymenoptera: Apocrita). Journal of Hymenoptera Research.

Relationships / properties:
The ovipositor is a anatomical cluster. The ovipositor is a appendage.
The ovipositor is part of the external female genitalia. The ovipositor is part of the multi-cellular organism.

Label usage (sensu)
ovipositor by Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
stinger by Schmidt, J. 1983. Hymenopteran envenomation. in: Frankie, Gordon W., and Carlton S. Koehler. Urban entomology, interdisciplinary perspectives.. Praeger Publishers. pp.
sting apparatus by Schmidt, J. 1983. Hymenopteran envenomation. in: Frankie, Gordon W., and Carlton S. Koehler. Urban entomology, interdisciplinary perspectives.. Praeger Publishers. pp.
sting by Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
Comments and tags
alternative definition added over 11 years ago by Istvan Miko
The anatomical cluster that is composed of the first valvulae, second valvulae, third valvulae, first valvifers and second valvifers .
  Reference: Deans, A. R. 2009. HAO curator..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added over 14 years ago by Istvan Miko
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.
  Reference: Gibson , G. A. P., J. D. Read , and R. Fairchild. 1998. Chalcid wasps (Chalcidoidea): illustrated glossary of positional and morphological terms ..
  Cross reference: None provided.

alternative definition added almost 15 years ago by Istvan Miko
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 beyond the apex of the body.
  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 over 17 years ago by Andy Deans
the egg-laying organ formed of the gonopods of the eigth and ninth abdominal segments
  Reference: Snodgrass, R. E. 1935. Principles of insect morphology. McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York & London 667 pp.
  Cross reference: None provided.


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