blister beetle


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Synonyms for blister beetle

beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin

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another article, identification and biochemical characterization of protein phosphatase 5 from the cantharidin-producing blister beetle, Epicauta chinensis, showed that they obtained a cDNA fragment from the blister beetle, E.chinensis, which can produce cantharidin and study its identification and characterization.
Beetles are attracted at night by high powered orange street lights in the university campus.(5) Blister beetle dermatitis in the campus started early this year because of pre-monsoon rain.
Paederus dermatitis (blister beetle dermatitis (BBD) is a geographic seasonal vesiculobullous disorder caused by three major groups of beetles i.e.
If blister beetle poisoning is suspected, a local veterinarian should be consulted immediately so treatment can be started.
"Blister beetle juice," also known as Cantherone or cantharidin, can also be applied at the doctor's office, sometimes alone or in combination with liquid nitrogen.
This solitary bee (Habropoda pallida) may look like it is being eaten alive, but it's actually just giving these blister beetle larvae a lift.
A newly hatched blister beetle larva faces a mission impossible, with no choice about whether or not to accept the job.
The blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria, sometimes called the Spanish fly or the oil beetle, is a winged, bright green insect common to the USA, Canada, Europe, and southern Russia.
Today this eccentric biological pioneer is remembered, if at all, by the eponyms he inspired: Nuttall's woodpecker, Nuttall's blister beetle, Nuttall's sunflower, Nuttall's evening primrose, and Pica nuttalli, the yellowbilled magpie.
A topical preparation made of purified secretions from the blister beetle (Cantharis vesicatoria), cantharidin can be applied in the office and will cause blistering and desquamation of the wart at home.
Krafchik, topical cantharidin (an extract from the blister beetle) is the treatment of choice for young children with widespread lesions.