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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The Society, since its inception in 1923, has promoted the development of pure and applied entomological research in Australia, particularly in Queensland. Membership is open to anyone interested in Entomology. (Membership applications can be found in the links below.)

The Society promotes liaison among entomologists through regular meetings, distributes a News Bulletin to members, provides collection permits and publishes the Australian Entomologist.


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logoNext meeting: 14 August 2018 at 1pm

"Life Down Under: evolution and conservation of Australia's trapdoor spiders" presented by Dr Mike Rix from the Queensland Museum.

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All welcome! Afternon tea following.

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

logoAustralian Entomological Society 49th AGM & Scientific Conference

The conference will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre rom 23-26 September 2018. See their website for details:

logo3rd International Whitefly Symposium

Notification of the 3rd International Whitefly Symposium (IWS 2018) being held in Fremantle WA, from 16-20 September 2018:

The theme for the Symposium is "Putting Farmers First". Keeping that at the forefront while working together, sharing openly and forming new collaborations.

The Symposium will focus on the following themes:

Systematics and Evolution
Biology, Ecology and Invasion Biology
Whitefly Endosymbionts
Whitefly Virus interactions
Whitefly Plant interactions
Management Control and IPM
PhD and MSc session

Abstract submissions are welcome in the above themes for oral or poster presentations. Abstract submissions are currently open and close on 11 June 2018.


Membership renewals for 2018 are now due. Renewal forms are available here. (Or quick links on the bottom of the page).
Please let the secretary know if you have recently changed your postal or email contact details.

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2018

The Australian Entomologist is a non-profit journal published in four parts annually by the Entomological Society of Queensland and is devoted to entomology of the Australian Region, including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and islands of the south-western Pacific.

Electronic (pdf) version available.

Papers since Volume 1 (1974) are currently available online from Informit.

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