A Review of Sclerodermus Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) Infestations and Report of the First Case in North America North of Mexico

Sclerodermus Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), are parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae that can co-infest furniture and homes attacked by such larvae. This can result in the human inhabitants receiving stings from adult female wasps as they wander in search of new hosts. Herein, I report the first infestation of Sclerodermus macrogaster (Ashmead, 1887) of a home in North America and provide a review of Sclerodermus biology and clinical signs relevant to their pestiferous nature.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Entomology following peer review. The version of record [A Review of Sclerodermus Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) Infestations and Report of the First Case in North America North of Mexico. Journal of Medical Entomology 55, 3 p752-756 (2018)] is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/JME/TJX238.

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Work Title A Review of Sclerodermus Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae) Infestations and Report of the First Case in North America North of Mexico
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  1. Michael J. Skvarla
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  1. Bethylidae
  2. Medical entomology
  3. Hymenoptera
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  1. Journal of Medical Entomology
Publication Date February 20, 2018
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  1. https://doi.org/10.1093/JME/TJX238
Deposited March 18, 2024

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    • Bethylidae, Medical entomology, Hymenoptera
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    • Sclerodermus Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), are parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae that can co-infest furniture and homes attacked by such larvae. This can result in the human inhabitants receiving stings from adult female wasps as they wander in search of new hosts. Herein, I report the first infestation of Sclerodermus macrogaster (Ashmead, 1887) of a home in North America and provide a review of Sclerodermus biology and clinical signs relevant to their pestiferous nature.
    • _Sclerodermus_ Latreille, 1809 (Hymenoptera: Bethylidae), are parasitoids of wood-boring beetle larvae that can co-infest furniture and homes attacked by such larvae. This can result in the human inhabitants receiving stings from adult female wasps as they wander in search of new hosts. Herein, I report the first infestation of _Sclerodermus macrogaster_ (Ashmead, 1887) of a home in North America and provide a review of _Sclerodermus_ biology and clinical signs relevant to their pestiferous nature.
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    • 2018-02-20
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