Oedemeridae

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Oedemeridae

[‚ēd·ə′mer·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The false blister beetles, a large family of coleopteran insects in the superfamily Tenebrionoidea.
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Blister beetles and false blister beetles produce the chemical cantharidin that causes skin blistering.
Featured creature: false blister beetles [University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences web site].
Blister beetles and false blister beetles are medically important because they produce the chemical cantharidin that causes skin blistering.