blister beetle

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  • Info Blister beetles are beetles (Coleoptera) of the family Meloidae, so called for their defensive secretion of a blistering agent, cantharidin.
  • Other species of blister beetles used by apothecaries are often called by the same name.
  • Known as the Chinese blister beetle, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
  • This bird is often poisonous due to its diet of blister beetles.
  • Nutall's blister beetles make it easy to spot in native prairie.
  • They belong to the family Oedemeridae, which are commonly known as false blister beetles.
  • It is considered to be one of the most problematic of the pest blister beetles in its range.
  • The blister beetle genus Meloe is a large, widespread group commonly referred to as oil beetles.
  • The dried bodies will raise a blister on the skin, and that is the reason we call such beetles blister-beetles. Cited from Little Busybodies, by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
  • This part of the valley has numerous cotton top cactus, blister beetles and cholla cactus.
  • There is a queer blister-beetle who lays her eggs near bees' nests. Cited from Little Busybodies, by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
  • Blister beetles are hypermetamorphic, going through several larval stages, the first of which is typically a mobile triungulin.
  • As do other blister beetles, these produce cantharidin, a toxic terpenoid which can kill animals such as horses if they ingest enough of the beetles.
  • Horses may be accidentally poisoned when fed bales of fodder with blister beetles in them.
  • This is one of the largest blister beetle genera, with about 360 described species as of 2011.
  • Ingestion of blister beetles from infested hay causes similar serious toxic symptoms in animals.
  • It is known commonly as the striped blister beetle and the old-fashioned potato beetle.
  • It is secreted by the male blister beetle and given to the female as a copulatory gift during mating.
  • Blister beetles secrete an irritant called cantharidin, a vesicant that can get onto humans if they touch the beetles.
  • He died in October 1986 from complications of eating blister beetles.
  • Cerocoma is a Palearctic genus of blister beetle, whose biology is poorly known.
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