Egg-laying Manduca sexta female (IMAGE) Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Caption Egg-laying Manduca sexta female. The moth is bending its abdomen to the underside of the leaf to lay an egg. On the leaf at the top of the image, a deposited egg can already be seen on the left edge. Credit Danny Kessler, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted. License CC BY-ND Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.