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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).
Epidemiological study of blister beetle dermatitis in Manipal town
We have previously reported the presence of cellulose hydrolyzing activity in a number of insects including blister beetle, Mylabris pustulata (Sami and Shakoori, 2007).
The beetle families with the greatest impact on humans are Meloidae (blister beetles), Oedemeridae (false blister beetles), and Staphylinidae (rove beetles).
Commonly referred to as blister beetles, these insects are of particular interest because of their paramedical, veterinary and agricultural importance (Parker and Wakeland, 1957; Capinera et al., 1985; Blodgett et al, 1995).
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.
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.
Blister beetles secret a fluid known as cantharidin, which for centuries, has been used for various medicinal purposes.
The blister beetle species Meloe franciscanus and the host bees meet in the dunes of southwestern U.S.
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.