The Society for Insect Studies Inc. is a non-profit organisation which meets at the Australian Museum, Sydney Australia, and consists of members dedicated to the promotion of the study of insects and related forms.

The Society achieves this by means of meetings, lectures, exhibits, excursions, publications and a general involvement with related organisations. The Society's motto Preserve the Habitat, reflects a major objective - the conservation of insects by habitat preservation. An annually elected council oversees the society's activities.

Upcoming Events

General Meeting

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 7.30 pm
Australian Museum


Wendy Grimm: Native Pollinators

What motivates insects to visit plants? How do plants deceive insects into providing pollination services?

These questions have tied Wendy’s interest in Australian native plants to her passion for capturing images of small, mostly inconspicuous insects. She will talk about insect pollinator relationships to several well-known plant families.

Wendy recently spent three months with biologists from China and the USA exploring pollination in several species of Corunastylis (Genoplesium), a genus of orchid found in the Sydney area, and is currently on the track of the pollinator of Genoplesium baueri.

*** Also Show and Tell, and refreshments after the talk ***

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the building for the meeting is via the steps from William Street

General Meeting

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 at 7.30 pm
Australian Museum


Ant Night

Next Meeting: Tuesday 8 August 2017 7.30 pm

Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney

Ant night

A special Members night on a popular subject.

Please bring whatever you can to contribute to the evening:

specimens, ant-themed knick-knacks,

photos, a short talk … go on, surprise us!

*** Don’t forget Show and Tell, and refreshments! ***

PLEASE NOTE: Access to the building for the meeting is via the steps from William Street. If you require step-free access please phone Helen Smith on 0448 560 255 or Graham Owen on 0418 971 458, preferably PRIOR to the night.