Areas of Study

Membership is open to all people interested in insects and closely related subjects. Society members have a wide range of interests - some are involved professionally in diverse fields of entomology, are keen naturalists, photographers, educators, collectors, ecologists and environmentalists.

  • Lepidoptera Butterflies/Moths
  • Coleoptera Beetles
  • Diptera  Flies
  • Odonata Dragon Flies
  • Phasmatodea Stick Insects
  • Siphonaptera Fleas
  • Phthiraptera Lice
  • Hemiptera Cicadas/Bugs
  • Orthoptera Grasshoppers
  • Blattodea Cockroaches
  • Arachnida Spiders/Scorpions
  • Embioptera Web Spinners
  • Neuroptera Lace wings
  • Megaloptera Alderflies/Dobson flies
  • Collembola Springtail/Pseudo insects
  • Thysanura Silverfish
  • Hymenoptera Bees/Ants/Wasps
  • Dermaptera Earwigs
  • Mandotea Praying Mantis
  • Ephemeroptera Mayflies
  • Isoptera Termites
  • Psocoptera Booklice
  • Thysanoptera Thrips

Plus the following related areas of interest:

  • Forest regeneration
  • Collection/observation
  • Photography
  • Cladistics
  • Research
  • Host plants
  • Relaxing/setting
  • Genitalia
  • Colours/design
  • Pheromones
  • Encapsulation
  • Light trapping
  • Type specimens
  • Life cycles
  • Systematics
  • Mounting
  • Pest management
  • Medicine/diseases
  • Habitat
  • Ecology
  • Biology
  • History
  • Bush care
  • Wing venation
  • Genetics
  • Gynandromorphism
  • Light diffraction
  • Phylogeny
  • Hermaphrodites
  • Pollination
  • Breeding/farming
  • Flight/mobility
  • Taxonomy
  • Botany
  • Classifying
  • Species relationships
  • Banks, Froggatt, Macleay, Wentworth, Carl Linnaeus, Darwin
  • Internet/web
  • Illustration/art
  • Field trips
  • Books – current/rare
  • Historical lithographs
  • Friendship, association
  • Cabinets
  • Display
  • Excursions