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: 13 October 2015 at 1pm

Business will include:

A talk presented by Dr Mark Schutze entitled “Tephritid taxonomy: new solutions for old problems”

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

All welcome!

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logoUpcoming collecting opportunities

October 10th:

UQ Insect Science field trip to Gold Creek Reserve- more details....

November 14-15:

BugCatch to Crohamhurst Reserve- more details....

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2015

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

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