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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logoNext meeting: 12 September 2017 at 1pm

General Meeting:

Dr. Madeleine Beekman from the Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Lab, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, at the University of Sydney will speak about honeybees and how a collective makes decisions but also to elucidate when conflict is expected and means to avoid conflict. Her talk is entitled:

"Why I study social insects"

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

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

logoPerkins Dinner: September 12th at 6pm - a Celebration of Entomology in Queensland

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 anyone affiliated with entomology to attend. Final details are in the News Bulletin. If you would like more information about this event, please contact the secretary.

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