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Total solubilized proteins were estimated in all the indigenously isolated native Bt isolates showing potential against blister beetle by method of Lowry et al (1951) (13).
Blister beetle periorbital dermatitis and keratoconjunctivitis in Tanzania.
At least five fractions were visible on the zymogram, showing multiplicity among the cellulases of blister beetle M.
Cantharidin levels in blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) associated with alfalfa in Colorado.
If whole or crushed parts of blister beetles are ingested by a grazing animal, the cantharidin can cause irritation and hemorrhages in the stomach.
As a result, the blister beetle larva has worked out a sneaky way to get a ride to the meals it needs: Upon hatching, as many as 1,500 beetle larvae gather into a small ball.
A blister beetle can scuttle across a person's chest without causing any harm, but the slightest pressure on the beetle, such as an attempt to brush it away, will force it to secrete this clear, sticky fluid that will cause unsightly, irritating blisters to develop on the victim's skin.
However, male bees paid visits to models scented with extracts from blister beetle larvae as often as they did to real beetle clumps.
INTRODUCTION: Paederus dermatitis, also known as dermatitis linearis or blister beetle dermatitis is a peculiar irritant contact dermatitis characterized by vesicles and bullae on an erythematous base on exposed areas of the body with sudden onset of burning and stinging sensation, provoked by an insect belonging to the genus Paederus, family Staphylinidae (rove beetles), order Coleoptera (beetles) after being crushed on the skin, releasing the hemolymph pederin.
Cantharidin, made from the extract of the Chinese blister beetle (Cantharis vesicatoris) is clearly the most effective treatment for mollusca in children.
This faking out of solitary bees by the blister beetle Meloe franciscanus marks the first recorded case of parasitic insects cooperating to mimic their target, report Hafernik and his San Francisco State colleague Leslie Saul-Gershenz.