Peter Cameron (entomologist)

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Peter Cameron (1847 – 1 December 1912 in New Mills, Derbyshire) was an English amateur entomologist who specialised in Hymenoptera.[1]

An artist Cameron worked in the dye industry and in calico printing. He described many new species; his collection, including type material,[1] is now in the Natural History Museum. He suffered from poor health and lack of employment.[1] Latterly, he lived in New Mills and was supported by scholarships from the Royal Society.

He loaned specimens to Jean-Jacques Kieffer,[1] a teacher and Catholic priest in Bitche, Lorraine, who also named species after Cameron.


Centrali-Americana Insecta Hymenoptera (Fossores) Vol II (1888-1900)
  • A Monograph of the British Phytophagous Hymenoptera Ray Society (1882–1893)
  • Hymenoptera volumes of the Biologia Centrali-Americana, volumes 1-2 (1883–1900) and (1888–1900)

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  1. ^ a b c d Notton, David G. (26 February 2014). "A catalogue of the types of Diapriinae (Hymenoptera, Diapriidae) at the Natural History Museum, London". European Journal of Taxonomy (75). doi:10.5852/ejt.2014.75.
  • BR Subba Rao (1998). History of Entomology in India. p. 28.

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