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.


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logoNext meeting: 13 December 2016 at 4pm

Notes & Exhibits:

Program includes a variety of short presentations and exhibits:

Come here about pheromones in cerambycids, the new exhibition at the Queensland Museum, trials and tribulations of registering thrips, plus more...

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

All welcome! Join us after the meeting for tea, coffee and nibblies. Bring a plate to share!

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

All welcome!

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logoPermit reports due!!

Attention Permit Holders!!!

Permit reports are due by the 15th of December! All permit holders must submit a return form. If you have not collected anything, you still need to report a nil return. The forms and guidelines were sent to you when you received your permit, however, they are also available from our website at

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logoNominations for 2017 Council

The end of the year is nearly upon us! It's time to start thinking about nominations for 2017 council members. Are you interested in getting more involved in the Society? Nomination forms will be available. Like to know more about what council does and what it involves? Contact Mark Schutze, ESQ secretary at

logoNew ESQ Small Grants Scheme starting in 2017

The new society small grant scheme will be available next year. Have you got a project idea? Applications due in March. For more information contact the Contact Mark Schutze, ESQ secretary at

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2017

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

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