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: 11 April 2017 at 1pm

General Meeting:

Program includes general business followed bya presentation by Graeme Smith, Research Associate from the Australian Museum. Graeme will talk about an often overlooked group, the silverfish:

"Silverfish - who cares!"

All welcome! Join us after the meeting for tea and coffee.

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

All welcome!

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logoAustralian Lepidoptera Research Endowment

We are pleased to announce grants of up to $4500 from the Perpetual Foundation - Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment (ALRE) for the financial year July 2017 to 2018, and are inviting applications. See the website for the Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment for more information.

logoPerkins Memorial Dinner: September 12th

As ESQ approaches its centenary year, Council has decided to initiate a dinner to be held on the evening of each Perkins Lecture day. The inaugural Perkins Dinner will be held in the beautiful function room of the St Lucia Golf Club on September 12 this year. We invite members to note the date. Final details will be given in the News Bulletin later in the year.

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 The pro forma is available here.

logoApplications for Student Award 2017

Applications for the ESQ Student award are now open. This is an award given by the Society to encourage entomological research. Honours, diploma and 4th year degree students who received their quailifications in 2016 may submit their thesis for consideration. More details...

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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