Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Vesicating Species

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3971

Insect species that cause production of blisters on an animal that contacts the insect. This condition is sometimes caused vesicular dermatitis, and is most often induced by blister beetles containing cantharidin.

 Cantharidin

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