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 Post subject: Re: Insect Quiz (RV)
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e. All of the above :lol:

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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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