Re: [bugclub] Re: New member question
- Here is another beetle that causes trouble.
From the Net: (no pun intended)
Paederus beetles live in moist habitats and adults often are active in
daylight. It should be noted that Paederus species are phylogentically and
morphologically distinct from "blister beetles" (family Meloidae), i.e.,
they are not blister beetles. Blister beetles, which also are widely
distributed, do release a defensive compound when threatened. The chemical
released (cantharidin - a bicyclic terpenoid), however, is quite different
Hope you get better fast!
- I would like to thank all the people that responded to my question.
I got lots of information (some of which I didn't like). I am sorry
it has taken so long to get back to the club. My poison ivy went
systemic and I have been off/on sick the past few weeks.
OK, back to the bug question - I have identified the bug that down
here is called a "bubble bug" or "blister beetle". Up north (where I
am originally from), this same bug is called a "stink bug".
I got this info from a friend that didn't make the connection between
his unidentified blister and the stink bug that he saw. When I told
him about my episode and showed him the scars left, his were
identical, but smaller.
Once again, thank you all for your information and assistance.