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: 13 June 2017 at 1pm

General Meeting:

Program includes "Notes and Exhibits"! Topics to be announced closer to the date. If you have a short item you would like to share, please contact Tim.

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

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

All welcome!

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logoWhitefly Diagnostic Workshop (Aleyrodidae: Hemiptera), Brisbane, Univ. Queensland, 19 – 23 June 2017 - Expression of Interest Sought for attendance

This workshop will give diagnosticians, researchers and plant biosecurity officers a practical understanding of the Australian Whitefly fauna and a knowledge of some of the major pest species exotic to Australia. The workshop will cover collection, preservation (slide making etc), morphology, both morphological and some aspects of molecular taxonomy of a range of commonly encountered endemic and exotic species. It is envisaged that about 40 or more taxa will be studied. Find out more...

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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