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: 12 March 2019 at 1pm

Presidental address by Mike Muller: "Come in Sucker – A 46-year Journey with Biting Flies". More details...

Location: Library, Ground Floor, Ecosciences Precinct Boggo Road, Dutton Park

logoAroona BugCatch 2019

Rescheduled for 2-3 March 2019.

logoApplications for the Student Award are now open!!

Submissions are now invited for the 2019 Student Award. Deadline 5 April 2019. Read more...

logoApplications for the Small Grant Scheme are now open!!

Submissions to the Small Grant Scheme are now invited for 2019; deadline 31 March 2019. The small grants scheme is available each year to support entomology related projects up to $2000. Read more...


Membership renewals for 2019 are due January 1st. 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 2019

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.

More details...

Journal subscription form


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