Definition of Blister beetle

1. Noun. Beetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin.

Exact synonyms: Meloid
Generic synonyms: Beetle
Group relationships: Family Meloidae, Meloidae
Specialized synonyms: Oil Beetle, Spanish Fly



Lexicographical Neighbors of Blister Beetle

bliss up
blissed
blisses
blissful
blissfull
blissfuller
blissfully
blissfulness
blissfulnesses
blissing
blissless
blissom
blist
blister
blister agent
blister beetle (current term)
blister beetle poisoning
blister blight
blister copper
blister pack
blister rust
blistered
blistering
blistering agent
blistering collodion
blisteringly
blisterlike
blisters
blistery
blit

Literary usage of Blister beetle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Beetles by James Duncan (1858)
"CANTHARIS VESICATORIA, OR blister beetle. PLATE XIX. FIG. 3. ... This is the well-known Blister-beetle, or Spanish fly. It is entirely of a golden green, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"4 and the Margined Blister-beetle (marginata Fabr.) just alluded to. Careful examination of locust eggs in the vicinity of potato fields frequented by these ..."

3. Elementary Lessons in Zoology: A Guide in Studying Animal Life and Structure by James George Needham (1895)
"THE BLACK blister beetle. (Epicauta.) Haunts. — This beetle is very common in autumn, and is very easily collectible. It will answer well for class use, ..."

4. Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the by Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), United States General Land Office, United States Dept. of the Interior (1877)
"ag on beet« ami liable to devour potatoes ; a light-gray blister-beetle, spotted with ; destructive about Manitou, Coio. bile none of the preceding species ..."

5. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1869)
"The striped blister beetle is almost exclusively a southern species, occuring some years very abundantly. This beetle is said to take all other varieties of ..."

6. Insects Injurious to Vegetables by Frank Hurlbut Chittenden (1907)
"The Striped blister beetle (Epicauta vittata Fab.).—Before the advent of the Colorado beetle this was considered the most Fig. 36.— Striped blister beetle ..."

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