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Cantharidin: Potent Feeding Deterrent to Insects

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Science  22 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4126, pp. 755-757
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4126.755

Abstract

Cantharidin, the well-known terpenoid compound from the blood of blister beetles (and active principle of Spanish fly), is a feeding deterrent to insects, effective at a concentration of 10-5 molar.