Contractions. - Canth. Cth.

Cantharis vesicatoria. Class, Insecta; Order, Cole-optera; Sec., Heteromera; Earn., Cantharidae.

Spanish Fly.

Part employed. - The entire beetle, dried, as imported, chiefly from Hungary.

Characters and Tests. - From 8 to 10 lines long, furnished with two wing-covers of a shining metallic-green colour, under which are two membranous transparent wings; odour strong and disagreeable. Free from mites.

Preparation. - Tincture, using proof spirit.

Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xiii. Hartlaub and Trinks.

Proper forms for dispensing. - φ and lx, Tincture only. 1 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.