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: 13 November 2018 at 1pm

"Mosquitoes, moths and microscopes: life as a biosecurity entomologist in Australia" presented by John Nielsen from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Canberra.

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All welcome! Afternon tea following.

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

logoEcological Society of Australia Conference workshop: Do we need insect ecologists?

This workshop is being held in conjunction with the annual Ecological Society of Australia conference in Brisbane in late November this year. Anyone may attend irrespective of attendance at the main Conference. New ESQ member, Nigel Andrew, insect ecologist at University of New England, and one of the workshop convenors, cordially invites interested ESQ members to attend. More information about the ESA conference is available at

Date and time: 10am-5pm on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Where: At the Royal International Convention Centre, Southbank, Brisbane.
Cost: $10.00, register and pay on the day at the ESA Registration desk.


Membership renewals for 2018 are now overdue. 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.

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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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