Document Type

Peer-Review Article


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 .

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