The Society's emblem, chosen in 1973, on the 50th anniversary of the Society, is the King Stag Beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri (Macleay), Family Lucanidae (Coleoptera). Its magnificent purple and green colouration makes it one of the most attractive beetle species in Australia. It is restricted to the rainforests of northern Queensland.


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logoNext meeting: 12 December 2017 at 3pm

General Meeting:

Notes and Exhibit meeting includes:

Iwan Helmsing's remarkable insect illustrations, Dave Berens' Giant Pine Weevil displays, Weird and wonderful batflies, Small hive beetle research update, Termite sniffer dog demonstration, New ESQ entomology thematic posters on display as seen at the Perkins Dinner - see more details

All welcome for what should be a very interesting afternoon! Afternon tea following.

Location: Seminar room, Ground Floor, Ecosciences Precinct Boggo Road, Dutton Park


Attention permit holders: permit reports due 15 December

Membership renewal due January 1: renewal forms here

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