NZ Entomological Society Conference April 2017:

Call for talks, symposia and registration.


This is a notice about the 66th Entomological Society of NZ’s annual conference, which will be held over 19-21 April 2017, at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Registration and Abstract Submission for the conference can be found here:  
  • We are calling for Symposia ideas and speakers. If you have a Symposium idea and some enthusiastic speakers, please e-mail Phil Sirvid ( or Phil Lester ( We will have one symposia on Social Wasps on Friday the 21st April. 
  • Invited speakers include: Ruud Kleinpaste the world famous “Bug Man”; Lou Gallagher & Richard Hall talking about MPI’s “The New Zealand Bee Pathogen Programme”; Peter Dearden from the University of Otago, talking about emerging genetic tools for pest control; Frank Lindsay (president of the Wellington Beekeepers Association); and George Gibbs on the new edition “Ghosts of Gondwana: The History of Life in New Zealand”.   

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington!