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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.


The Australian Entomologist

The ESQ News Bulletin

Beetles of Brisbane

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The Australian Entomologist is a non-profit journal published in four parts annually by the Entomological Society of Queensland and is devoted to entomology of the Australian Region, including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and islands of the south-western Pacific. Articles are accepted from amateur and professional entomologists.

IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND you will start to receive the pdf-version of Australian Entomologist automatically as part of your membership.

IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF QUEENSLAND you can receive a stand-alone subscription for a hardcopy or electronic version of the Australian Entomologist. Subscription rates listed below.

Annual subscriptions from 2021

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Posted Hard Copy: Individuals • A$50 in Australia • A$80 Asia-Pacific region • A$100 elsewhere
Institutions • A$70 in Australia • A$100 Asia-Pacific region • A$150 elsewhere

Electronic (pdf) version to an email address: Individuals • A$30 •Institutions A$50

Note: Papers since Volume 1 in 1974 are currently available online from Informit

Subscriptions are payable in advance to the Business Manager, Australian Entomologist, P.O.Box 537, Indooroopilly. Qld. AUSTRALIA. 4068.

Payment acceptable by EFT (preferred), credit card or cheques in Australian dollars.

An annual subscription covers a calendar year with four issues mailed quarterly in the months of (approximately) Mar, Jun, Sept and Dec.

Origin and Scope

Guide to authors

Australian Entomologist continues the journal originally founded as Australian Entomological Magazine by Max Moulds in 1974. It was passed to the Entomological Society of Queensland in 1988 and was renamed in 1994. It is devoted primarily to papers (of up to 20 printed pages) and short notes on the insects and related fauna of Australia (and associated islands) and neighbouring territories east of Wallace's Line, such as Sulawesi, the Moluccas, New Guinea, New Zealand and islands of the southwestern Pacific. Papers from territories west of Wallace's Line, such as the remainder of Indonesia and Malaysia, may be considered if deemed of relevance to the Australian fauna. Papers on the biology of insects of any order are especially welcomed and the Journal has a well-established emphasis on the taxonomy, biology and distribution patterns of Australian butterflies. All papers will be forwarded to two referees and the editor reserves the right to reject any paper considered unsuitable. Papers of a purely economic or statistical nature are rarely accepted.

Submission of manuscripts Manuscripts should be submitted in Microsoft Word in English using Australian/UK spellings and grammar. All authors must have seen and approved the original and any subsequently revised versions. All submitted work must be that of the authors and must not have been published or simultaneously offered for publication elsewhere. The names and contact details of two reviewers should be provided. See the Guide to Authors for details on submission. Submitted manuscripts not complying with this Guide to Authors will be returned to author for revision.

Publication Committee

Editor • Dr G. Daniels
Assistant Editors • P. Allsopp, C. Lambkin, T. Lambkin, D. Lane, A. Maynard, B. Parslow
Business Manager • S. Wright

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Nine issues of the ESQ News Bulletin are published each year. Members can receive their News Bulletin in full colour printed copy by mail OR as colour pdf by email. Contributions by members are welcome. All entomology related news items, articles or book reviews should be emailed directly to the News Bulletin Editor.

Historical issues of the News Bulletin will be available soon as part of the ESQ Centennial Projects. Watch this space!


Beetles of Brisbane beetle brochure

Beetles of Brisbane is a newly published photo-guide to the city's common species.The 16-panel glossy brochure includes around 100 beetle images and covers 29 families. Beetles of Brisbane serves as a handy reference for anyone interested in trying to zero in on the family or even the species of beetle they have found or photographed. It includes an introduction to the Coleoptera, brief family descriptions (including tarsal formulae and estimated species number Australia wide) as well as the individual images with species name, length and some additional points of interest. Its production was supported in part by the 2019 ESQ Small Grant to Colleen Foelz (edenINK editing). The brochure is currently available for purchase at $8 (plus postage) Order form.