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Pycnetron Gahan

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera;  Superfamily: Chalcidoidea; Family: Pteromalidae; Subfamily: Pteromalinae)

Pycnetron Gahan, 1925. Type species: Pycnetron curculionidis Gahan 1925.

Pycnetron longicauda (Risbec, 1952)

Pycnetron pix Prinsloo, 2005


Afrotropical, Indo-Australasian and Oriental regions.


Parasitoids of weevils: Acicnemis filicornis and Pissodes nemorensis (Curculionidae); and Antliarhinus peglerae (Brentidae).


Bouček, Z. 1976. African Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera): new taxa, synonymies and combinations. Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 39: 9–31.

Prinsloo, G.L. 2005. Description of Pycnetron pix sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae), an indigenous parasitoid of the exotic pine weevil Pissodes nemorensis (Curculionidae) in South Africa, and comments on the identity of Pycnetron longicauda (Risbec). African Entomology 13: 341-346.

Risbec, J. 1952. Contribution à l’étude des Chalcidoides de Madagascar. Mémoires del’Institut Scientifique de Madagascar (E) 2: 1–449.


Images © Gerhard Prinsloo (ARC).
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Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2019. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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