The Entomological Society of Victoria is a non-profit scientific society which welcomes professional, amateur and student entomologists as members. The Society’s interests lie primarily in entomology – the study of insects, however many members are also interested in other groups e.g. spiders. The Society sees itself as having a role in promoting general interest in invertebrates. For our members, we produce a bi-monthly news bulletin, the Victorian Entomologist.
A summary of the Society’s aims are:
- to stimulate the scientific study and discussion of all aspects of entomology.
- to gather, disseminate and record knowledge of all identifiable Australian insect species,
- to compile a comprehensive list of all Victorian insect species,
- to bring together in a congenial but scientific atmosphere all persons interested in entomology.
The Society’s newsletter is now available via the website. Click here to download the latest edition.
Contributions to the Society’s New Bulletin Victorian Entomologist
The Society welcomes contributions of articles, papers or notes pertaining to any aspect of entomology for publication in this Bulletin. Contributions are not restricted to members but are invited from all who have an interest. Material submitted should be responsible and original. Statements and opinions expressed are the responsibility of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Society. Contributions may be refereed.
Contributions may be typed on A4 paper or preferably e-mailed to the Hon. editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for each issue is the third Friday of each odd month. Articles are published, wherever possible, in the order that they are received.
Here is a sample of the August 2014 Bulletin Vol44
We have updated the Society’s logo with a dynamic new design fitting modern times, and exploiting the ability to reproduce in colour, choosing an insect that, while not entirely endemic to Victoria, represented a visually spectacular and significant species, made Acripeza reticulata an excellent subject for a new logo.
This species is found in pockets, mostly in the high country, worthy of special excursions to the wild, and few would not be breath-taken by its dramatic defence display. Both males and females bear the brightly coloured dorsal tergites (plates), but the fatter proportions of the female abdomen and shorter tegmena (thickened forewing) made it a better choice for our logo. The long antennae curved over the body then visually contain the overall shape.
We’ve changed the Facebook Group to, what seems to be, a more useful Facebook Page. This could become a much more interactive experience for all people with an interest in Entomology. Click here to visit the Facebook Group.
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