Jump to content

Danger level of meloids?


Guest AlexW

Recommended Posts

I understand that at least some meloids can blister skin with secretions. However, I was looking in a library book a while ago and it said something like: "Most NA species of meloid do not cause blisters; the harmful ones are in the Lyttini/Lyttinae(?)." This caused me to drool in excitement, but I had read on bugguide about fire-colored beetles chewing on Meloe to obtain the poisonous canthardin, despite Meloe not being in any group that starts with lytt. I couldn't find much on non-blistering meloids online. Help? I would really like to keep some captive if I can find any (entomologists have raised larvae on grasshopper eggs and bee provisions, so they are now breedable), but I would appreciate it more if I didn't have to treat them as cautiously as velvet ants.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...