Meloidae · skaudvabaliai

EN · blister beetles DE · Ölkäfer LV · eļļasvaboļu dzimta PL · oleicowate RU · нарывники They secrete cantharidin, a poisonous chemical causing blistering of the skin and painful swelling. Blister beetles are hypermetamorphic, going through several larval stages, the first of which is typically a mobile triungulin. The larvae are insectivorous, mainly attacking bees. The first instar larva in Meloidae has three claws on each foot, and is therefore called a triungulin (planidium). Links: Lietuvoje sutinkamos 4 rūšys iš Meloe (gegužvabaliai) genties. Superfamily Tenebrionoidea