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 September 2014, 1pmTachinid face

Our special guest speaker will be Dr Peter James with a talk entitled, "Soft lights, black sheets and in-vitro breeding of Buffalo flies"

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Saturday, September 20th, is the date for our next BugCatch at Mt Glorious. See more details......

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*New* Electronic (pdf) version available this year. Back issues from 37(3) Sep 2010 up to the current issue 41(1) are available online for purchase through Informit.

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