blister beetle


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blister beetle

n.
Any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, such as the Spanish fly, that secrete cantharidin, a substance that blisters the skin and is toxic to livestock that consume hay contaminated with the beetles. Also called meloid.
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blister beetle

n
(Animals) any beetle of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion that blisters the skin. See also Spanish fly
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blis′ter bee`tle


n.
any of various beetles of the family Meloidae, many of which produce a secretion capable of blistering the skin.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blister beetle - beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skinblister beetle - beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
family Meloidae, Meloidae - blister beetles
oil beetle - any of various beetles that exude an oily substance from the leg joints that deters enemies
Spanish fly - green beetle of southern Europe
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My immediate thought was the blisters looked like those inflicted by what many commonly call a Blister Beetle. Unlike the suspected Nairobi Fly, blister beetles actually have wings, secrete a similar poison producing blisters such as those in your pictures.
Key words: Blister beetle dermatitis, epidemiological and clinical study, Paederus.
Large populations of grasshoppers may lead to a corresponding increase in medically important blister beetle (Meloidae) populations since the larvae of blister beetles prey on the eggs of grasshoppers.
For facial warts, she said she prefers tretinoin cream, and for periungual warts, cantharidin (blister beetle extract).
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Mylabris pustulata (blister beetle) was studied for the enzymes involved in hydrolysis of cellulose.
Ond o'r holl chwilod, mae'n siwr mai un o'r rhai mwya diddorol ydi'r chwilen olew - yr 'oil beetle' neu'r 'blister beetle' yn Saesneg.