Month: September 2010

Entomological society’s new website goes live!

The executive of Entomological Society of New Zealand decided at its last meeting to have a complete overhaul of the website. The prime motivation was to create a site  that was easy to maintain and deliver new content to members in a format that was easily digestible. The website is near completion, however we have gone live early so that we can provide new information about the joint conference with the Australian Entomological Society in time for the Australians’ 2010 conference that is being held in Perth this week. Please be patient the website should be fully functioning in a few weeks. At present we are working on the online membership and other registration portals. Access to the societies journals should continue as normal. If you have any issues please do not hesitate to contact the webmaster in the interim period.

New book on spiders available now

Spiders of New Zealand Annotated Family Key & Species List by Pierre Paquin, Cor J. Vink, Nadine Dupérré is an authorative and essential guide to the New Zealand spider fauna.

Get yours today from Maanaki Whenua Press, Society members are eligible for a discount.

Virtual posters at the ESA Conference

The Entomological Society of America (ESA), located in the U.S., serves the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines from around the world. ESA is hosting their Annual Meeting December 12-15, 2010 in San Diego, California USA. ESA expects nearly 3,000 entomologists to attend this 3.5 day scientific meeting and exhibit where hundreds of symposia will be presented. If travel funds, visas, or other barriers prevent you from attending the largest research-focused conference on entomology in the world, ESA offers you an exciting new technology where you can still present your work and reach thousands of entomologists. It’s called ‘Virtual Posters’. You submit your presentation on line, and during the meeting interested attendees view your research and ask you questions. It’s that easy. And it’s a great opportunity to be cited, and to build your worldwide network. Virtual Posters are only offered to individuals located outside of North America.

To learn more, visit

Note that the submission site closes on July 2, 2010 so don’t delay, submit today!