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 - 12 May 2015, 1pm

Penny Mills and Paul Lin from the University of Queensland will talk about

"The Apiomorpha minor  species group (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae)"  AND  "Cryptic diversity in the parthenogenetic pest, Parasaissetia nigra (Nietner, 1861) (Hemiptera: Coccidae) and its implications for biosecurity"

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logoQueensland Brain Institute Seminar

Professor Charles Stevens from the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, USA

Title: What the fly's nose tells the fly's brain

Abstract: The goal of this talk is to describe the way a particular circuit – the fly olfactory system – provides a unique neural tag for odors. And the motivation is to understand how at least one neural system assigns unique tags to arbitrary points in a high-dimensional space.

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2015, Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Room:QBI Level 7 Auditorium, UQ Location:Queensland Brain Institute

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logoWanted: Live Assassin bugs

assassin bugAndy Walker at The University of Queensland is collecting assassin bugs for a project looking at the biochemistry of their venom. He has suitable collections of common assassin bugs (Pristhesancus plagipennis) and red tiger assassin bugs (Havinthus rufovarius) but other assassins can be exchanged for a bottle of wine by contacting him on 0419712754 or at There is a great page with pictures of many assassin bugs here.


logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2015

*New* Electronic (pdf) version available this year. Back issues from 37(3) Sep 2010 up to the current issue are available online for purchase through Informit.

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