the time period for most ovipositions under field conditions (Aluja et al.
Oviposition behavior studies reveal physical and chemical attributes of fruits that attract gravid females for oviposition (Arredondo et al.
One possible reason for its success lies in its fecundity, as it can produce an egg sac every four days during its earliest ovipositions
and averages 22 egg sacs in a lifetime (Bouillon and Lekie 1961).
ne](x)] where In is the expression for "natural logarithm" roughly proportional to the random number NO that represents the total number of ovipositions
in the period.
Continuous recording (sensu Martin & Bateson 1993) was made of all relevant behavioral events such as fights between males, copulations, and ovipositions
were characterized by a Karner blue crawling down a lupine stem, flexing its abdomen, and depositing an egg.
During the period between 2 consecutive ovipositions
, the developing egg remained for 9 hours in the proximal part (infundibulum, magnum or isthmus) and for 39 hours in the distal part of the oviduct (uterus).
In the fruit fly specialist Coptera haywardi (Ogloblin) (Diapriidae), nearly all ovipositions
are in the middle regions of Anastrepha suspensa (Loew) puparia, while the generalist chalcid, Dihrinus himalayanus Westwood, frequently oviposits in both the middle and the posterior (Sivinski et al.
Among females known to have mated only once (n = 84), the number of viable eggs correlated positively with the duration of mating and with the age of the female at the time of fertilization and decreased significantly with successive ovipositions
None of the apparent parasitoid ovipositions
yielded any development to larvae.
flavipennella through determination of defined parameters including the number of ovipositions
per female, number of eggs per oviposition
, viability and incubation time of eggs, development of larvae and pupae, male/female ratio, and longevity of adults.
Females appear to lay eggs on branches that lack ovipositions
from other females (n = 16).