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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 6 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 almost 10 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 over 10 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 about 13 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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