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.


Announcements syrphid fly

logoNext meeting: 8 December 2015 at 4pm

Business will include: Notes and exhibits!!!!!

Come along and share your ento-stories. Anyone is welcome to be a part of this "show and tell" meeting. We would just love to see and hear what you have found or learned in your backyard or bushwalks or workplace!

Please contact Federica ( if you have something to share so we can add your name to the agenda.

You are welcome to bring a plate to share. See you there!

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

Afternoon tea and nibbles following. All welcome!

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logoNominations are now open for the 2016 Council.

Please consider volunteering your time to take on a council role next year. The Entomological Society of Queensland functions effectively because members play an active part in the Society. All members are encouraged to nominate for positions on the Council. Please contact the Secretary or one of the existing Council members listed on the contact page or the cover of the News Bulletin if you have queries. Nomination forms available here.

logoUpcoming collecting opportunities

January 8-10:

BugCatch to Stockyard Creek - more details....

logoStudent Award for 2016

Entries now open. Form available here.

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2016

*New* Electronic (pdf) version available this year. Back issues are available online for purchase through Informit.

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Journal subscription form


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