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Cury, Kevin M.; Prud'homme, Benjamin and Gompel, Nicolas (2019): A short guide to insect oviposition: when, where and how to lay an egg. In: Journal of Neurogenetics, Vol. 33, No. 2: pp. 75-89

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Egg-laying behavior is one of the most important aspects of female behavior, and has a profound impact on the fitness of a species. As such, it is controlled by several layers of regulation. Here, we review recent advances in our understanding of insect neural circuits that control when, where and how to lay an egg. We also outline outstanding open questions about the control of egg-laying decisions, and speculate on the possible neural underpinnings that can drive the diversification of oviposition behaviors through evolution.

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