A mother's love Credit Phooi Leng Ho
A mother’s love Credit Phooi Leng Ho

Who are we?

The Royal Entomological Society unites people around the world to share knowledge around the study of insects and engage audiences everywhere. We invest in meaningful entomology to benefit the natural world and society.

Already a member?

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We welcome anyone interested in insect science.

We have membership plans suitable for anybody over the age of 18.

If you know anyone younger than 18 years of age interested in insect science, please direct them to the Amateur Entomologists’ Society who offer different levels of membership for young people and enthusiasts.

We offer one-year’s free membership to all students, followed by a discount for each remaining year of studentship. Members may use the suffix “Mem.RES”.

Applications for fellowship are invited from those who have made a substantial contribution to entomology, through evidence of experience and achievement, or through publications. Fellowship may be regarded as an academic qualification and fellows are entitled to make use of the title “Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society” and the suffix “FRES” .

Membership and fellowship fees are discounted for anyone who is a student, retired and/or based in a low- and middle-income country.

Membership type2023 fees
Student Member (First year free)£15
Retired Member£30
Retired Fellow£46
Low and middle-income – Member£30
Low and middle-income – Fellow£46
Low and middle-income + retired – Member£30
Low and middle-income + retired – Fellow£46

Please select the membership option that applies to you.


Join our community! Membership is open to anyone with an interest in insect science. Discounts are offered below for anyone who is a student, retired or based in a low- and middle-income country.

Student Member

Are you a student? Receive 1 year free membership and discounts for the rest of your studentship.

Fellowship application

Fellowship is open to entomologists who have made a significant contribution to their science, through evidence of achievement, experience or publications.

Member (low- and middle-income countries)

Do you live in a low- and middle-income country? Receive a discount on your membership.

Retired Member

Are you retired and over 65? Receive discount on your membership.

Retired Member (low- and middle- income countries)

Are you retired, over 65 and based in a low- and middle- income country? Receive discount on your membership