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: 9 August 2016 at 1pm

Guest Speaker: Julianne Farrell, University of Queensland

"Processionary Caterpillars - their ecology and relationship to equine foal deaths"

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

All welcome!

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logoJob vacancy at the Australian Museum - closing date 13 July

Entomology Collections Manager at the Australian Museum.

About the role: Manage the entomology collection of the AM in line with the Museum's Strategic Plan and Science Strategy. The Entomology Collection Manager will work to increase the impact of science at the AM by managing, developing and strategically planning for collection-based infrastructure at the AM and engage diverse audiences in the broader fields of science as part of AMRI.

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logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2016

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

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