About the Society

The Kansas Entomological Society
The Central States Entomological Society

The Society goes by both of the above names.

It provides a forum for entomologists and welcomes as members all persons interested in insects or other terrestrial arthropods, their ecology, behavior, systematics, physiology, control, conservation, etc.

The Society was established in 1928, and produces a quarterly publication, the Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society that contains papers by local authors as well as by persons from many other parts of the world.

The Society holds annual meetings in Kansas or nearby states, at which students as well as established entomologists present results of their research or reviews of topics of interest. There are no concurrent sessions! Thus interactions among individuals and their diverse disciplines are fostered.

The 94th Annual Meeting of
the Kansas Entomological Society (Central States Entomological Society)

On April 6-7, 2018, we will be celebrating the 94th annual meeting of the Kansas Entomological Society on the Washburn University campus in Topeka Kansas. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Kansas Academy of Science, which will be celebrating its 150th (Sesquicentennial) Annual Meeting. This two-day meeting provides an excellent opportunity for scientists of many disciplines and at all levels, especially including undergraduates, to share scientific discoveries with one another formally in both poster and oral presentations, as well as informally during our field trips and social time.

The meeting agenda has not been finalized, but will likely include field trips on Friday to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Museum of History. There will be two keynote speakers, Dr. Scott Hawley from Stowers Institute for Medical Research on Friday evening, and Dr. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris from Clemson University on Saturday afternoon. In addition to our Friday keynote speaker and banquet, on Friday evening we will have a brief session discussing the history of science in Kansas. The Saturday session will include Oral and Poster presentations, with special sessions on entomology and behavior along with the 19th Annual KAS Paleontology Symposium.

Abstracts are required for both oral and poster presentations. Abstracts are limited to 250 words, excluding title, authors and affiliations.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 2, 2018Please follow the link below for registration, abstract submission, and further information. 




The Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society (JKES) is presently calling for papers in all areas of entomology.  JKES is a peer-reviewed journal with particular interest in the Central States but also has a national and international out-reach.  JKES publishes high-quality articles, in English, in all areas of entomology.  The Journal welcomes submissions of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.  Research papers and short communications are the most common submissions but scientific notes and checklists as well as book reviews are considered. A cover letter with names, email addresses and affiliations of three possible reviewers as well as a declaration that the prospective manuscript is original and has not been published before nor is under consideration by another publisher.

The Journal will be transitioning to an online submission process soon so please check the web site for details.  Please address questions to the editor at journalkansasentsoc@gmail.com and visit our web site at http://kes.allenpress.com/kes/HOME.aspx for more information.




Kansas Entomological Society

  • 810 E. 10th St.
  • Lawrence, KS 66044, U.S.A.

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