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: 8 August 2017 at 1pm

General Meeting:

Dr. Paul Ebert from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland will speak about insect pest resistance to phosphine in grain storage:

"Looking to the past, monitoring the present, securing the future: Resistance to the grain fumigant phosphine"

All welcome! Join us after the meeting for tea and coffee.

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

logoAustralian Entomological Society 2017 Conference: 17-20 September 2017

The 2017 Organising Committee is pleased to open invitations for you to attend the Australian Entomological Society AGM and Scientific Conference. In 2017 the conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Terrigal on the Central Coast of NSW (an hour north of Sydney) from Sunday 17th to Wednesday 20th September, 2017.

This year the conference theme will be the science behind biosecurity and the protection of the economy, environment and community from negative impacts associated with insect pests. The exciting science that underpins successful biosecurity will be on show where topics will include, amongst other things, the principles of preparedness, prevention, management, and biology of our invading (or already "invaded") pests. To find out more....

Deadline for submission of abstract: 24 July 2017

logoJuly: Visit to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource's biosecurity laboratory at Brisbane airport: 18 July 2017

A unique opportunity to visit the Department of Agriculture and Water Resource's biosecurity laboratory at Brisbane airport! More details...

logoPerkins Memorial Dinner: September 12th

As ESQ approaches its centenary year, Council has decided to initiate a dinner to be held on the evening of each Perkins Lecture day. The inaugural Perkins Dinner will be held in the beautiful function room of the St Lucia Golf Club on September 12 this year. We invite members to note the date. Final details will be given in the News Bulletin later in the year.

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2017

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

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