There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter O.
Pupal body type called a chrysalis. Developing appendages (antennae, wings, legs, etc.) are held tightly against the body by a shell-like casing. Often found enclosed within a silken cocoon. Example: Butterflies and moths
A sclerite that circles the foramen magnum and forms the posterior surfaces of the head capsule
Production of an öotheca is a special adaptation found only in the cockroaches and praying mantids. The female's reproductive system secretes a special capsule around her eggs. This structure, known as an öotheca, may be dropped on the ground, glued to a substrate, or retained within the female's body.
The type of reproduction occurring in most insects in which life begins as an independent egg.