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logoNext Meeting - 9 June 2015, 1pm

Tom Semple from the University of Queensland is our ESQ Student Award winner for 2015 with a First Degree Honours thesis on bush coconuts: "Systematics and ecology of the Australian gall-inducing insect genus Cystococcus (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Eriococcidae), including a description of a new species". Tom will present a talk on his research at our next meeting. This meeting is a notes and exhibits meeting so any member is welcome to present an item of interest. Gurion Ang will also be telling us more about the upcoming Linnean Games at the AES conference in September.

Please contact Federica Turco if you have something you would like to contribute.

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*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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