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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 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.

Meetings are held every second Tuesday of the month at the 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. Check our events page for the upcoming guest speaker and topic. Join us for tea & coffee following the meeting. Visitors are welcome!

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The Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club extends an Invitation to hear Richard Bull give a presentation on: Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, life history, host vines and the RBCN recovery projects. 15 Feb 2020 at Karawtha Forest Discovery Centre. More info here.

ESQ 2020 Insect Calendars are now available! ESQ's fantastic Insects of Queensland Calendar for 2020 is now available. Featuring 12 photos of amazing insects found in Queensland. Order forms are available here.

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 2020 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: Tuesday 10 March 2020, Annual General Meeting.
Guest speaker: Dr Gary Fitt, CSIRO
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2020 Student Award $500
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Renew: Membership renewals for 2020 are due January 1st. Renewal forms are available here. ESQ 2020 Calendars available now! 2020 Small Grant Scheme $2000
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