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cantharidin

Cantharidin
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon cantharidin
Identification
cantharidin noun - a poisonous chemical compound secreted by several types of beetle, especially blister beetles, Meloidae, and false blister beetles, Oedemeridae , but not actually by the namesake of the compound, the Cantharidae.
Internet References
Wikipedia: Cantharidin
Beetle Blogging--Paul Decelles