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Meetings

ESQ general meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month* at 1pm at the Ecoscience Precinct in Dutton Park, Brisbane (see maps below). There is no need to sign in to the ground floor Seminar Room 1.

There is some street parking available with a two-hour limit and good public transport options. Visitors are welcome.

*except January, February and July

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logoOctober: General Meeting

Date & Time: 9 October 2018 at 1pm

Business will include:

Presentation by Professor Irene Terry from University of Utahpresenting:

"Wacky world of cycads: thermogenesis, volatiles and pollinator interactions"

Cycads are dioecious gymnosperms and are the oldest lineage of extant plants that are insect-pollinated. Australia, being a centre of cycad diversity, offers unique opportunities to study the evolution of pollination mutualisms in these plants. We have been investigating many aspects of the pollination systems of the Australian cycad genus Macrozamia from different perspectives. These run the gamut of analyzing the molecular genetics of the pollinator and their plant hosts, determining the changes in the physiology of cone thermogenesis and chemical emissions across plant hosts, and testing the pollinators' responses to these cone behaviors. I synthesise our findings that show how all this comes together to mediate pollinator behavior and how these systems might diversify.

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

Visitors welcome!

 

BugCatch :

“Bug-Catch” is a program of collecting trips run by the Entomological Society of Queensland, in conjunction with the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency. The object of the trips is to utilise the specialist insect collecting and identification skills of Society members to assist DERM to compile lists of invertebrates for protected areas (National Parks, Forest Reserves, State Forests, etc). Members are asked to supply lists of species collected, and these are included by DERM in their faunal databases.

Past Bug-Catches have been held at Bribie Island National Park, Koala Bushlands Burbank, Beerwah State Forest, Franke Scrub, D'Aguilar National Park and most recently at Stockyard Creek.

BugCatch 2018/2019 planning in progress!

The latest BugCatch: November 2016.

Springbrook 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 were guests of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society at their Ankida property which has several hundred hectares of rainforest with running creeks and waterfalls. Report coming soon.

Stockyard Creek BugCatch January 2016 Report...

During the Stockyard Creek BugCatch weekend, Geoff Monteith and Kathy Ebert ran a workshop for ESQ members and local landholders on how to survey dung beetles. Landowners and some ESQ members trapped dung beetles in the district and all catches were later combined and sorted in Brisbane. These BugCatch results, when combined with the rest of the survey, resulted in almost 4000 specimens of 35 different species from 60 different sample sites. All species were photographed and the data were used to plot detailed distribution maps for each species. The overall report gives valuable feedback to the local landowners on the diversity on their properties, as well as giving them the opportunity to see the benefits of participating in a collaborative scientific survey exercise. The results of the survey are available at the following link:

A survey of the dung beetles from the Upper Lockyer Valley (70MB)

Crohamhurst BugCatch November 2015 Report....

Mt Glorious BugCatch September 2014 Report...

Mt Mee BugCatch March 2014 Report...

Franke Scrub BugCatch October 2013 Report...


Other external events and conferences

International Union for the Study of Social Insects
5-10 August 2018
Guarujá SP, Brazil
http://www.iussi2018.com

XXVII Brazilian Congress of Entomology and XV Latin American Congress of Entomology
September 2–6, 2018
Gramados, BRAZIL
https://www.cbe2018.com.br/pt/

XV International Congress of Acarology
2-8 September 2018
Antalya, Turkey
http://www.acarology.org/ica/ica2018/index.html

3rd International Whitefly Symposium (IWS 2018)
September 16-20, 2018
Fremantle WA https://iws2018.org/

Australian Entomological Society (AES) 49th AGM and Scientific Conference
September 23–26, 2018
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Joint Entomology Conference 2018 (Ent. Soc. of America (ESA), Ent. Soc. of Canada (ESC) and Ent. Society of British Columbia (ESBC))
November 11–14, 2018
Vancouver, CANADA
https://www.entsoc.org/events/annual-meeting

9th International Congress of Dipterology
25-30 November 2018
Windhoek, Namibia
https://icd9.co.za/