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Noun1.Meloidae - blister beetlesMeloidae - blister beetles      
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
blister beetle, meloid - beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin
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The beetle families with the greatest impact on humans are Meloidae (blister beetles), Oedemeridae (false blister beetles), and Staphylinidae (rove beetles).
Cantharidin, a well known natural compound produced by beetles of family Meloidae and Oedemeridae, developed as bio- insecticide in China, was investigated for its effect of cytochrome P450 O-demethylase activity using sub-lethal concentration.
Epicauta Dejean, 1834 es uno de los generos mas diversos de la familia Meloidae (Meloinae: Epicautini).
Melyridae [Astylus variegatus (Germar, 1824)], and Meloidae [Epicauta atomaria (Germar, 1821)] were collected from the plant shoots, and 77 beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, from the soil were collected.
In the order Coleoptera, only Meloidae, Oedemeridae and Staphylinidae release vesicant chemicals that cause dermatitis and conjunctivitis (the first two release cantharidin and the latter, pederin).
Outros insetos estiveram presentes em frutos em decomposicao, como os das familias Formicidae (17,28%), Staphylinidae (14,73%), Tenebrionidae (1,7%), Erotylidae (0,57%), Meloidae (0,28%), das ordens Isoptera (1,13%), Dermaptera (0,28%), Hemiptera-Heteroptera (0,28%), Diptera (0,28%) e Blattodea (0,28%).
Meloidae ydi'r enw teuluol ar y rhain ac mae 'na tua thair mil o wahanol rywogaethau.
Another mistake, this time on page 187, deals with the chemical nature of the secretion of the beetles belonging to the family Meloidae and which gives rise to their common name of "oil" or "blister" beetles.