Sclerodermus domesticus (Latreille, 1809) (Hym., Bethylidae) was collected from north eastern Iran, in association with larvae of Osphranteria coerulescens (Redtenbacher, 1850) (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae). The bethylids were found as larval ectoparasitoids on the longhorn beetle larvae. This parasitic wasp has gregarious activity with a high reproduction rate and parasitism potential. This is the first record of this parasitic wasp from Iran while O. coerulescens is recorded as a new host for this parasitoid. The parasitoid was identified using classic data accompanied with results of DNA sequences analysis of COI and 28S genes. In addition, we provide knowledge about biology of the parasitoid and present a discussion about its bionomics.
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