- Some authors say that they are viviparous: and yet Ray classes them among his oviparous animals; and is silent with regard to the manner of their bringing forth. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
- Where treating of oviparous flies, he says, it would not be impossible for a hen to produce a living chicken, if, after fecundation, the eggs she should first lay could by any means be retained twenty- one days in the oviducts. - "New observations on the natural history of bees", Francis Huber.
- You desired me to investigate whether the queen is really oviparous. - "New observations on the natural history of bees", Francis Huber.