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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logoNext meeting: 11 August 2015 at 1pm

Business will include: Valerie Debuse from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Forestry will present "Investigating the drivers of longicorn and cossid wood borers in subtropical plantations in Queensland and New South Wales". Valerie is a forest ecologist that has worked at the QLD Department of Agriculture and Fisheries since 2001. Over this time, Valerie's research interests have focused on risk management in the areas of insect tree pests (defoliators and borers), weeds and fire regimes.

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

All welcome!

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logoSeminar Double Header at EcoSciences (pdf flyer)

Date and Time: MONDAY, 13 July starting at 2PM

"Farming with nature: biodiversity at work for an ecologically intensive agriculture" with Dr Felix Bianchi from Wageningen University, Farming Systems Ecology Group


"Harvesting fruits of the insects - managing and exploiting beneficial organisms in agriculture" with Dr Riccardo Bommarco from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden

Location: EcoSciences Seminar Room, EcoSciences Precinct, Boggo Rd

2pm Felix Bianchi Seminar
3pm Tea Break
3:15pm Riccardo Bommarco Seminar
4:15pm onwards, nibbles, drinks and socializing

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