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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 Society promotes interaction and communication among entomologists. Members can attend regular meetings with guest seminar speakers on a variety of entomological topics; members receive a monthly News Bulletin with seminar summaries, news and announcements; members can attend organised collecting trips; members receive a copy of our quarterly journal, The Australian Entomologist; members are also eligible to be endorsed on the Society's collecting permit.

Membership is open to anyone interested in entomology and available in three types:

General: Person who has full membership priveleges - $40 per yearfiddler beetle

Joint: Residents in the same household who share a copy of the News Bulletin but each have full membership privileges - $50 per year

Student: Students and others at the discretion of the Society Council; student membership conveys full membership privileges at a reduced rate - FREE for the first year, then $20 per year

*If you do not know any current member to nominate you, please provide a brief statement about yourself and your interest in entomology. If applying for student membership, please tell us your University or school affiliation.

Membership is good for one year, renewable on the first of January.

To join us...Membership Application

To renew your membership...Renew

To learn more details: Read the Society's Constitution and By-Laws

The Australian Entomologist is available to members for no charge. However, if you do not wish to join the Society but want to only subscribe to the Australian Entomologist Journal... see Journal only

Interested to learn more about collecting insects? see Collecting Permits


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