I see some who, greatly daring, effect their theft under the ovipositor itself.
Terebrant: with an ovipositor fitted for piercing or boring.
The ovipositor, which is about four-tenths of an inch in length, is plunged obliquely and up to the hilt into the twig.
When she finds it, she inserts her ovipositor into its body and lays her egg.
They all have membranous wings, and all the females have either a saw, an ovipositor or a sting at the tip of the abdomen.
To sum up, the ovipositor when at rest goes round the abdomen.
Each of these widely different forms is evoked from the oak leaf by the magic of an insect's ovipositor.
When the ovipositor is brought into use this tube is thrust out.
Their ovipositor extended telescope fashion, they heap egg upon egg.
ovipositor about an inch and a half in length, polished and straight like a needle.