adj. [Gr. an, without; autos, self; genes, producing]
Refers to the necessity of a blood meal of certain Diptera before eggs can develop within the female; see autogeny.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anautogeny — noun The condition, found in many insects, where a gravid female has to feed before oviposition (egg laying), in order for the eggs to mature. This is particularly important in insects that are considered vectors (e.g. mosquitos), as without the… …   Wiktionary

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