Blister beetles are a group of insects that include the Meloidae, Oedemeridae, and Staphylinidae families. The most well-known family, Meloidae, has more than 200 species known for causing a blistering dermatitis in humans by emitting the substance cantharidin, which has been pharmacologically used as a vesicant and can cause deleterious effects if ingested. Most recently, blister beetles have been studied for their anticancer properties.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2019|
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