blister beetle

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Synonyms for blister beetle

beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin

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Among these, Blister beetle, Mylabris pustulata (Thunberg) has emerged as a predominant insectpest of pigeonpea flowers in Punjab.
Featured creature: blister beetles [University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences web site].
He talked of blister beetles and antibiotics and insect sex attractants.
At that time, no Meloid blister beetles or Paederus beetles had been collected and linked to cases of dermatitis occurring among Soldiers in Iraq.
The different groups that are dealt with in detail include mites from the family Cunaxidae, pseudoscorpions (Pseudoscorpionides), springtails (Collembola), booklice (Psocoptera), earwigs (Dermaptera), beetles (Coleoptera) belonging to some 17 different families, including such important ones as the ground beetles (Carabidae), hide and carpet beetles (Dermestidae), blister beetles (Meloidae) and weevils (Curculionoidea).
Blister beetles, of the insect family Meloidae, defend themselves with a toxic secretion, cantharidin, that causes severe irritation to the skin and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals.
Although this genus contains approximately 17% of all known species of meloids in the Nearctic (n = 410) (Pinto & Bologna 2002), little is known about many of these species of blister beetles. Several Lytta species are extremely uncommon in collections and have not been seen in decades (Pinto & Bologna 1999).
A SURVEY OF ARACHNIDS AND INSECTS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON BLISTER BEETLES, INHABITING ALFALFA IN WESTERN MISSOURI AND EASTERN KANSAS.
Blister beetles secret a fluid known as cantharidin, which for centuries, has been used for various medicinal purposes.
A friend killed some squash plants by being too enthusiastic with the Dawn concentration.) This kills baby and adolescent squash bugs (as well as blister beetles) immediately, right before your eyes, and if sprayed on the egg masses lets you slide them off the leaf without tearing it.
Margined blister beetles may suddenly appear in large numbers in midsummer, especially in warm climates.
This finding of the larvae's lure puts the immature blister beetles among the few animals known to practice chemical mimicry for hunting, say Saul-Gershenz and her coauthor Jocelyn G.
Plant horseradish in containers in the potato patch to keep away Colorado potato bugs and Blister beetles. There are some very effective insect sprays that can be made with the root.