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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.

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The Entomological Society of Queensland, since its inception in 1923, has promoted the development of pure and applied entomological research in Australia, particularly in Queensland. The Society promotes interaction and communication among entomologists through regular meetings with guest seminar speakers, a monthly News Bulletin, annual collecting trips and the publication of a quarterly journal, The Australian Entomologist. Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in Entomology.journal covers

AN UPDATE ON MEETINGS...

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month in the ground floor seminar rooms at Ecosciences Precinct in Dutton Park, Brisbane. In the past, our guest speakers have presented on a variety of topics including hover fly systematics, hive beetle control, history of museum collections, plant volatiles and parasitoid interactions, honeybee navigation and robotics, insect evolutionary genomics, butterflies of Africa, eucalyptus borers and mosquito control.

However, due to the current COVID-19 health issues, we are now holding our meetings 'virtually' as well as live. Members will receive a meeting link via the news bulletin and an email so that we can all view the meeting online. There are limits to the number of people that can attend in person. Please contact the secretary if you wish to attend in person.

The next meeting: 8 December 2020 at 3pm

Notes & Exhibits:

"The Lustrous Dark Lady" - Jessa Thurman, PhD candidate, University of Queensland

"Fire Ant anomalies in southeast Queensland" - Luke Splatt, DAF

and more... Please contact the secretary if you have something you would like to share!

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Announcements:calendar cover

2021 Student Award and 2021 Small Grant Scheme:
Applications now open for these two awards. See Awards for more details.

Nominations for ESQ Council 2021 now open. Nomination form.

2021 ESQ Calendars are available now!
The 2021 ESQ calendars can be purchased at our November and December meetings if you are attending in person. Alternatively, you can send an order form to us and your calendar will be posted to you. $10 each includes postage!

Looking for a special entomological gift?
"Bugs & Beads" has a whole range of insect/arachnid handcrafted items for you! From fridge magnets, cufflinks, embroidered necklaces to stunning 14/20K gold-filled earrings, and more. 10% of every sale is donated to ESQ to support entomological projects. Check out: Bugs and Beads!

Beetles of Brisbane now available! Beetles of Brisbane is a newly beetle brochurepublished 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.

Reminder! Membership renewals for 2021 are due January 1st. Renewal forms are available here. (Or quick links on the bottom of the page). Please let the secretary know if you have recently changed your postal or email contact details.

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Our next meeting: December 8, 2020

2021 Student Award $500
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Renew: Membership renewals for 2021 are due January 1st.

Get your copy of the NEW Beetles of Brisbane photo guide!

2021 Small Grant Scheme $2000
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