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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, 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.

General Meeting

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 at 7.30 pm
Australian Museum

 

Gwenda Lister: The Bathurst Copper Butterfly


The tiny Bathurst Copper butterfly is restricted to a few locations on the Central Tablelands of NSW. Research has revealed that the butterfly has a fascinating relationship with ants. Community awareness and involvement is one of the key priorities in the Recovery Plan for this Endangered Species.

Gwenda Lister is a Council member of SFIS who is an active volunteer on conservation projects with Lord Howe Island, NPWS, Australian Museum and Andrew Harper of Outback Australia Camel Surveys. Last year, Gwenda went to Bathurst on a field trip with the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators during which the local Land Services gave a presentation on the Bathurst Copper. Later she attended a field day at Rydal and volunteered for monitoring the larva at Yetholme.

*** 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. 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.