The Acadian Entomological Society is a registered scientific society whose objectives are to bring about a close association of entomologists and those interested in entomology in the four Atlantic Provinces and the neighbouring New England States, and to cooperate with and to support the Entomological Society of Canada.  Founded in 1915, the Society caters to professional entomologists, amateurs, and educators.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in entomology.  The Society meets annually, typically in July, and publishes proceedings from these meetings. You can now join the AES online here.

2018 Annual Meeting

This year's meeting will be held at Memorial University, St. John's, August 12-14th. 

Tentative Schedule:     Sunday August 12, evening - check in and welcome reception
                                       Monday August 13, presentations, poster session, dinner
                                       Tuesday August 14, presentations (if necessary), business meeting, close

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To book: (Please book by July 15, 2018.)

1. Go to
2. Enter promotion code AES2018, choose dates, and the number of guests.
3. Click Next to enter personal and payment details.
NOTE: The promotion code only works when you book under the above reservation link
and only for the nights of August 9-16, 2018.

If you have questions related to booking please email

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Optional activities (transportation provided):
1. Pre-meeting, Sunday, August 12 – museum tour, seminar and if enough interest, collecting trip in
Carbonear. Carbonear is ~1.5 hrs from St. John’s. Here is a description from Barry Hicks, tour host:
“We will join Barry Hicks in Carbonear on August 12, where he will tell us about the life of Philip Henry Gosse (PHG). PHG was a famous 19th century British naturalist who started his love of nature in Carbonear where he lived he for a short time; he was the first to document Newfoundland insects in his "Entomologia Terra Novae".  We'll spend some time at the local museum, have lunch at the Stone Jug restaurant, and collect insects if there is interest.” This excursion could be extended to include supper and music if sufficient numbers want to do it.

2. Post-meeting, Tuesday, August 14 afternoon – boat tour on the “Witless Bay Ecological Reserve” and/or hiking the East Coast Trail, depending on interest. Boat tours usually cost ~ $60 per person; hiking is free.

Registration details are provided here.

Manuscript Submissions

Members and non-members are invited to submit their manuscripts to the Journal of the Acadian Entomological Society, an electronic refereed scientific journal produced by the Society. Occasional papers, containing information of special interest or taxonomic value that do not fit the terms of reference for publication in the Journal may also be published intermittently.


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Rhagoletis pomenella
, the apple maggot,
email appears on the AES shield and is the only
familiar insect indigenous to the region.