Welcome to the homepage of the Hawaiian Entomological Society. Founded in 1905, the Hawaiian Entomological Society is the oldest entomological society in the Pacific. It was first convened on January 26, 1905 in the Board Room of what was then known as the Bureau of Agriculture and Forestry (and is now known as the Departments of Agriculture and the Department of Land and Natural Resources). The officers were as follows:
- President: R.C.L. Perkins
- Vice-President: Alexander Craw
- Secretary-Treasurer: Jacob Kotinsky
- Executive Committee Member and Editor: Otto H. Sweezy
- Executive Committee: D.L. Van Dine
- Editor: G.W. Kirkaldy
Today the Hawaiian Entomological Society is based out of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in the Department of Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences. In addition to publishing the Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society, the Hawaiian Entomological Society organizes an annual Insect Count in Volcano, HI, and the Pacific Entomology Conference (PEC).
The mission of the society is to: promote and advance the science of Entomology and the professional status of Entomologists; promote cooperation and mutual assistance among its members and with closely associated organizations; meet quarterly for the purpose of conducting business; publish annually the “Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society”; and to pursue such policies in accordance with our mission.