Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

"Scleroderma domestica" Latreille 1809, (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), un patógeno accidental no parásito para el hombre

Josep Joaquim Pérez De-Gregorio, Oleguer Escolà Boada, Xavier Jeremias


Some Hymenopterans have developed venomous glands modifiing their oviscapt to bite. Some species bite for defense others to kill the preys. Hundreds of species are pathogenic for man in most cases by chance but only in the U.S.A. they cause more than 30 deaths any year or multiple reactions by hipersensibility or anaphylaxis, very much than any other poisonous animal. We know almost nothing on the biology and behaviour of those insects. A clinic case of cutaneous injury by Scleroderma domestica Latreille 1809, (Hymenoptera, Bethylidae), an accidental pathogenic insect not parasitic for man, parasite of xilophagous beetle larvae, common in furniture, beams or old wood as arthropod of medical interest ant sinanthropus habits is presented.

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