True blister beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) get their common name from their ability to produce cantharidin, a substance that can cause chemical burns. They produce this compound to ward off potential predators, including humans. A person who touches one of these beetles can suffer blisters on the affected areas of their skin, and ingesting them can […]

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