This paper reports on insect species not previously associated with cantharidin, the terpenoid defense mechanism of blister beetles (Meloidae). Species from the following tau were obserYed and collected: Miridae (Hemiptera); Endomychidae, Pyrochroidae, AnthiLidae (Coleoptera); Ceratopogonidae, Sciaridae (Diptera); and Braconidae (Hymenoptera). In addition to listing the associations, a discussion of cantharidin orientation is presented along with preliminary hypotheses to explain these intriguing examples of coevolution .
Young, Daniel K.
"Field Records and Observations of Insects Associated With Cantharidin,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol17/iss4/2