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.



logoNext Meeting - 9 December 2014, 5pmsyrphid fly

This last meeting of the year is a 'Notes and Exhibits' meeting. Any member is welcome to share any item of interest in this informal meeting. Please inform the Secretary if you wish to share something. The meeting will be followed by our end of year BBQ!

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logoStudent Awards and Council Nomination Forms

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

logoWanted: Painted Apple Moth Larvae

painted apple  moth larvaFrom member, David Holdom:

I have a fungus I isolated from painted apple moth (Orgyia anartoides, synTeia anartoides) 10 years ago and that we have recently pulled back out of the freezer. While it looked like it might be a pathogen, it is not from a known insect-pathogenic genus. I would therefore like to do some bioassays to settle the question, but for that I need larvae, initially only a small number (20-50). So if anybody is able to provide eggs or larvae, or direct me to a population that I can readily reach from Brisbane, could you please contact me on 0431 293 813 or by Email D.Holdom. O. anartoides is a polyphagous native lymantriid with hosts including acacias, apples and pines. Thanks.

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2014

*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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