adenotrophic viviparity
Reproduction characterized by fully developed, shelled eggs passing to and retained in the uterus, where the egg hatches and the larva is nourished by special maternal glands until fully developed.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Adenotrophic viviparity — Name means gland fed, live birth . This is the reproductive mode of many insects such as tsetse flies, gnats, moths, fleas, and mosquitos. Eggs, with a chorion, are retained within the female s body and are nourished through milk glands until the …   Wikipedia

  • Tsetse fly — This page is about the insect. For other meanings, see Tsetse (disambiguation). Tsetse fly Tsetse fly Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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