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Internal Anatomy of an Insect


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Diagram of the Insect Reproductive System
Internal Anatomy of an Insect

Insect reproductive system.

Illustration courtesy of Piotr Jaworski (Creative Commons license), modified by Debbie Hadley

This diagram shows the female reproductive system. Female insects have two ovaries (15), each comprised of numerous functional chambers called ovarioles (seen within the ovary in the diagram). Egg production takes place in the ovarioles. Egg are then released into the oviduct. The two lateral oviducts, one for each ovary, join at the common oviduct (18). The female oviposits fertilized eggs with her ovipositor (not pictured).

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