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Pycnostigmus Cameron

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Cynipoidea; Family: Figitidae; Subfamily: Pycnostigminae)

Pycnostigmus Cameron 1905. Type species: Pycnostigmus rostratus Cameron 1905. Holotype: in Iziko South African Museum. 

ClassificationIdentification Key

Pycnostigmus fossilensis Buffington & van Noort, 2007

Pycnostigmus hoerikwaggoensis Buffington & van Noort, 2007

Pycnostigmus incognito Buffington & van Noort, 2007

Pycnostigmus mastersonae Buffington & van Noort, 2007

Pycnostigmus rostratus Cameron, 1905


South Africa: Western Cape and Northern Cape Provinces




Cameron, P. 1905. A new genus and species of Cynipidae from South Africa, representing a new subfamily. Annals and Magazines of Natural History, Series 7, 16,  20-21.

Buffington, M.L. & van Noort, S. 2007. A world revision of Pycnostigminae (Cynipoidea: Figitidae) with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 1392: 1-30


Photographs Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).

Matt Buffington (Systematic Entomology Laboratory, USDA/ARS) and Mattias Forshage (Swedish Museum of Natural History) both played an integral role in the development of the Cynipoidea pages.

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2024. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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