Beetle, blister: A blister beetle is one of a number of beetles that have historically been used in dried or powdered form for medicinal purposes to raise blisters on the skin. An example of a blister beetle is the so-called Spanish fly.
All blister beetles are soft-bodied beetles and belong to the family Meloidae.
Have you been bitten by a blister beetle? Do you know someone who has? There are 2,500 species of blister beetles whose bites have different effects.
common name: blister beetles scientific name: (Insecta: Coleoptera: Meloidae) Introduction - Distribution - Description - Life Cycle - Annotated List of Species - Medical ...
Blister beetles, Epicauta sp. (Coleoptera: Meloidae), mating on Texas mountain laurel. Photo by Drees.
BLISTER BEETLE INTOXICATION . CANTHARIDIN POISONING (http://www.ent.iastate.edu/imagegal/coleoptera/blister/0121.35margblistb.html) Chem 377: Chemistry of Drugs and Poisons
Blister Beetle Location: Lashburn, Saskatchewan August 6, 2011 11:33 pm Found this beetle hiding in my camera bag, and Iâ€™m very curious to know what it is.