Welcome to QSBG entomology

QSBG's main focus of attention is research, conservation and education efforts related to the Thai flora. However, for a number of years QSBG has been developing resources and expertise in entomology.

QSBG's past interest in entomology has been mainly related to hosting post-graduate students from Chiang Mai university who have worked in the QSBG surrounds and made use of the QSBG laboratory facilities. Another entomological project that QSBG has had a long-term interest in is the project "Conservation of fireflies in Thailand" a Royal Project initiated by HM Queen Sirikit, a project aimed at understanding the ecology and conservation biology of firelies in Thailand.

In more recent times QSBG has become more active in entomological research in Thailand collaborating in two important international projects aimed at developing taxonomic and biodiversity inventory skills in Thailand.

QSBG now has a team of around 10 staff working out of 3 small labs on assorted entomological research and other activities. The insect collection housed at QSBG has now grown to more than 18 000 specimens.

To learn more about us and our activities please explore the links on this page.


Ongoing Projects


TIGER (Thailand Insect Group for Entomological Research) Project

Past Projects


"The International Symposium on 'Diversity and Conservation of Fireflies'"

Through our eyes

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    “fresh eyes”

    Students from Mae Jo University regularly visit QSBGE for training and experience dealing with sorting and preparing specimens. Here Raewat is overseeing two students (Kanchanok and Patthawee) sort through some recently collected material [photo by Sompong]




Anyone who has been to the forest has had experience with these insects and has perhaps asked "what are these annoying flies?" While generally blackflies are only a minor annoyance they may also cause more serious disease.