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.

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: 11 October 2016 at 1pm

Guest Speaker: Madaline Healy, from the University of the Sunshine Coast

"Barefoot entomology – working as an entomologist in Laos"

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

All welcome!

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logoSpringbrook BugCatch weekend

November 19-20: Springbrook Plateau. Springbrook is a high wet tableland lying between Lamington and the Gold Coast and is about 90 minutes drive from Brisbane on good roads. We will be guests of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society at their Ankida property which has several hundred hectares of rainforest with running creeks and waterfalls. Full details will be in the October News Bulletin.

logoExtended list of protected areas for collecting permits

The new Entomological Society of Queensland’s collecting permits have arrived with an extended list of protected areas included. See the new list on our permits page.

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logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2016

*New* Electronic (pdf) version available this year. Back issues are available online for purchase through Informit.

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