To sum up, the ovipositor when at rest goes round the abdomen.
"The Mason-bees" by J. Henri Fabre
On the day after that, the legs do not move, but the antennae, the palpi and the ovipositor continue to flutter actively.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Their ovipositor extended telescope fashion, they heap egg upon egg.
"The Life of the Fly" by J. Henri Fabre
The ovipositor bends at a right angle and dives into the junction of the beak, straight down to the root.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
The ovipositor of female has the edges quite smooth beneath.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
The ovipositor is then withdrawn with methodical deliberation, in order that it may not be strained or bent.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
The ovipositor of the locust is not long and sword-like.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
In all these insects the rudiments of the wings, legs, and even of the ovipositor of the adult exist in the young larva.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
By means of a saw-like ovipositor the female lays her eggs in the branches of trees.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Ovipositor about an inch and a half in length, polished and straight like a needle.
"My First Summer in the Sierra" by John Muir