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Ovipositor: Quiz


Question 1: The ________ documentary Walking with Dinosaurs portrayed a Diplodocus mother using an ovipositor to lay her eggs.
Raidió Teilifís ÉireannNorwegian Broadcasting CorporationTG4BBC

Question 2: Both long-horned grasshoppers and sawflies cut the tissues of ________ by means of the ovipositor.
Red algaeArchaeplastidaFungusPlant

Question 3: In some of the insects the organ is used merely to attach the egg to some surface, but in many parasitic species (primarily in wasps and other ________) it is a piercing organ as well.

Question 4: It is used by the grasshoppers to force a burrow in the earth to receive the eggs and by ________ to pierce the wood of twigs for a similar purpose.

Question 5: Some Roach-like ________, such as bitterlings, have an ovipositor as a tubular extension of the genital orifice in the breeding season for depositing eggs in the mantle cavity of the pond mussel.
Fish anatomyPelagic fishForage fishFish

Question 6: The ovipositor is an organ used by some ________ for oviposition, i.e.

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