Amateur Entomologists' Society

Logo of the Amateur Entomologists' Society

The Amateur Entomologists' Society was founded in 1935 as a registered charity run by volunteers for those with an interest in insects (entomology). Many members also have a wider interest in natural history in general. Our objective is to promote the study of entomology, especially amongst amateurs and the younger generation. We publish a bi-monthly journal, The Bulletin, a bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal, Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation and a bi-monthly magazine for our younger members, the AES Bug Club Magazine. We also issue a Wants and Exchange List, where members can buy, sell or exchange entomological material. Members are encouraged to send articles and observations to the Society for publication in the journals.

Venue Type:

Association or society

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Bug Club

The Bug Club is for youngsters aged 5-15 years who are interested in insects and other minibeasts. Bug Clubbers receive a colourful and exciting magazine six times a year and a variety of other benefits. We run field events and trips during the year providing Bug Club members with the opportunity to learn from experts within the society. Upcoming trips are listed in the events section. You may also be interested in our featured insect attractions and days out. If you're interested in keeping insects and other invertebrates as pets we have produced a selection of caresheets to help you provide the perfect conditions for your new pet. We've also uploaded lots of bug games and activities for yo

How to obtain

Bug Club junior membership is £12 for one year. Get involved by visiting the website, and either join online or by post. Contact the Youth Secretary on for more information.

Amateur Entomologists' Society
PO Box 8774
Greater London


AES website

Bug Club

Online shop

The Entomologist's Record



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