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. syrphid fly

The Society promotes liaison among entomologists through regular meetings, distributes a News Bulletin to members, provides collection permits and publishes the Australian Entomologist.



logoNext Meeting - 10 March 2015, 1pm

The first meeting of the year is the Annual General Meeting.

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logoQueensland Brain Institute Seminar - Insect Vision

Wednesday, March 11th from 12-1pm at UQ Brain Institute, Level 7 Auditorium

Professor Eric Warrant, Department of Biology, University of Lund, Sweden, will talk on "Seeing at the limits: Vision and visual navigation in nocturnal insects."

logoVector Ecology and Vector Borne Disease Seminars

Wednesday, March 18th at 11:30am and 1:15pm at UQ

Seminar 1: Phil Lounibos from University of Florida will be speaking on "Competitive displacement mechanisms and ramifications for vector-borne disease ecology of the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti with the arrival of the Asian tiger, A. albopictus."

Seminar 2: Alex Raikhel, University of California/Riverside will be speaking on "Insect regulatory molecules, hormones and microRNAs: from basic research to applications"

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logoStudent Award Form

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Student Award. Please see the quick links below for the relevant forms.

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.

logoRevised constitution

The council has produced a revised constitution for 2015. The minor updates can be viewed here..... These revisions will be voted on at the AGM in March.

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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Student Award Form 2015

Journal Subscription BugCatch 2014 Report Office Bearer Nomination Form 2015
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