Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ovipositor

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2269

The vestibular vagina of a tick prolapses, if an ovum nears the genital pore. Thus it acts as ovipositor = egg placing system, when ejecting the eggs.

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