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. (Membership applications can be found in the links below.)

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: 10 September 2019 at 1pm

"The Queensland Museum: what we hold and why"
presented by Susan Wright, Collection Manager, Queensland Museum

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

logoComing up: Perkins Lecture and Dinner, 8 October 2019

The Perkins Lecture will be held at 1pm at Womens College, University of Queensland. Our invited speaker will be Professor Ary Hoffman from the University of Melbourne speaking on "Studying the endosymbionts living inside insect cells: from curiosity driven research to disease control (and beyond)". Please note the change of venue.

Mark your calendars for our Biennial Perkins Memorial Dinner! We will have various displays including live insects, museum specimens, ESQ History posters plus photo and art displays. Invitations and more information have been sent out with the News bulletins.


Membership renewals for 2019 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.

logoSubscribe to the Australian Entomologist for 2019

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.

Electronic (pdf) version available.

Papers since Volume 1 (1974) are currently available online from Informit.

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