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Following the latest government announcement concerning the current Covid-19 pandemic the Society headquarters at Mansion House has now closed.

Where possible emails will be monitored, any urgent enquiries should be forwarded to

Membership applications will be put on hold until further notice.

Our "identify that insect" service will continue, but our Director of Science cannot accept any physical samples to inspect during this time.

Our Librarian will not have access to our collections from home, but will be happy to try and locate references available to download from the internet.

All events and meetings have been cancelled until further notice

We hope that everyone stays well and we hope that normal business can resume soon for everyone, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time that the world finds itself in.

Kirsty Whiteford - Registrar

RES Journal Awards

Award Criteria The best paper published in each RES journal over a two year period. Each of the seven journals participate biennially.
Prize £750 and Certificate for each winning paper.
Eligibility All papers published in each RES Journal.
Cycle Biennially, for preceding two years ie: 2019 will be based on 2017/2018 published papers.
Adjudication Editor/s and Editorial Board of each participating Journal.
Entry Publication automatically means entry.

2019 Winners - for best papers published during 2017-18

M. Brustolin, S. Talavera, A. Nunez, C. Santamaria, R. Rivas, N. Pujol, M. Valle, M. Verdun, A. Brun, N. Pages and N. Busquets

Rift Valley fever virus and European mosquitoes: vector compettence of Culex pipiens and Stegomyia albopicta (= Aedes albopictus)

Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 31, 365-372, 2017


Lily M. Thompson, Trevor M. Faske, Nana Banahene, Dominique Grim, Salvatore J. Agosta, Dylan Parry, Patrick C. Tobin, Derek M. Johnson and Kristine L. Grayson

Variations in growth and developmental responses to supraoptimal temperatures near latitudinal range limits of gypsy moth Lymantria dispar (L.), an expanding invasive species

Physiological Entomology, 42, 181-190, 2017


Camiel Doorenweerd, Erik J. Van Nieukerken and Robert J. B. Hoare

Phylogeny, classification and divergence times of pygmy leaf-mining moths (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): the earliest lepidopteran radiation in Angiosperms?

Systematic Entomology, 42, 267-287, 2017

2018 Winners - for best papers published during 2016-17
Sarah L. Facey, David B. Fidler, Rhiannon C. Rowe, Lisa M. Bromfield, Sabine S. Nooten, Joanna T.Staley, David S. Ellsworth and Scott N. Johnson

Atmospheric change causes declines in woodland arthropods and impacts specific trophic groups.

Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 19 (1), 101-112, 2017.

Tom R. Bishop, Mark P. Robertson, Berndt J. Van Rensburg and Catherine L. Parr

Coping with the cold: minimum temperatures and thermal tolerances dominate the ecology of mountain ants.

Ecological Entomology, 42 (2), 105-114, 2017.

Alessandro Campanaro, Livia Zapponi, Sönke Hardersen, Marcos Mendez, Nida Al Fulaij, Paolo Audisio, Marco Bardiani, Giuseppe M. Carpaneto, Serena Corezzola, Francesca Della Rocca, Deborah Harvey, Colin Hawes, Marcin Kadej, Jerzy Karg, Markus Rink, Adrian Smolis, Eva Spencer, Arno Thomaes, Ilaria Toni, Al Vrezec, Agnese Zauli, Michelle Zilioli and Stefano Chiari

A European monitoring protocol for the stag beetle, a saproxylic flagship species.

Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9 (6), 574-584, 2016.

K. Cappelle, C.F.R de Oliveira, B.Van Eynde, O. Christiaens and G. Smagghe

The involvement of clathrin-mediated endocytosis and two Sid-1-like transmembrane proteins in double-stranded RNA uptake in the Colorado potato beetle midgut.

Insect Molecular Biology, 25 (3), 315-323, 2016.



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