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Which insect has been used to treat warts?

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Well, I don't know of any insect that is directly used to treat warts, but I do know that preparations of cantharidin have been applied with good effect. Cantharidin is a normally toxic substance secreted by several types of beetles - especially the blister beetles, although the concentration of cantharidin they secrete causes blisters to the skin, and so is used as a defence mechanism. Cantharidin has also been infamously associated with the Spanish fly.

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What are noseeums?

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Gosh, what an eccentric dinner conversation. :lol: I was hoping you'd explain in simpler terms, Philip, but over to you nevertheless. :thumbs_up:

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:hmz: What is Pseudocopulation?

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:shock: Good Q, Philip. :clap: :clap:

Pseudocopulation either refers to insects obliviously mating with deceptive flowers, which then achieve their own fertilisation; or it describes external mating methods, such as that used by frogs or starfish.

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"Pseudocopulation, the action of a male insect, such as a bee, wasp, or fly, that tries to mate with a flower whose parts resemble those of a female insect of the same species as the male".

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Nature is more manipulative and deceptive than any human could contemplate. :shock: But, all in the name of propagation of the species; if she wasn't so persistent and irresistible, there'd be no species for her to gloat over. :wink:

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Besides the widespread deaths caused by mosquitoes, what three other insects cause large amounts of fatalities in Africa?

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Tsetse flies, bees and wasps?

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Tsetse flies, bees and wasps?

:think: Ditto.

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GM, Philip :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:

Over to you, GM ...

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Which insect erupted over the Mooiplaas area in the Kruger National Park some time ago and managed to reach phenomenal plague proportions over the Mooiplaas ranger section and especially the ranger’s house and staff living quarters?

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