Observations in the Family: Scarabaeidae

Common Name: Scarabbeetles

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Monkey Beetle

Serruria krausii Jonkershoek Aug 16 (9)
By: Andrewm
Friends of the Liesbeek
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Location: Jonkershoek NR
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 26th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Polybaphes balteata

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Location: N White River, Mpumalanga
Observed: 4th February 2016
Added: 25th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:3
Description:

Black/yellow, 11mm
In dead wood of Quercus suber in old garden.

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Scelophysa

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Port Nolloth
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 24th August 2016
Likely ID: Scelophysa
Identifications:1
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Light brown hairy Monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Steinkopf
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 10 mm

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Brown Monkey

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Location: Steinkopf
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Approx 12 mm

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Striped monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Steinkopf
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 12 mm

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Brown leg Monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Steinkopf
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Length ~ 8 mm

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Grubs up (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 21st August 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
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Striped monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Springbok
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Blue monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Hondeklipbay
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Yellow monkey

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Location: Hondeklipbay
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Brown Monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Namaqua National Park
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dark Monkey

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Namaqua National Park
Observed: 20th August 2016
Added: 20th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Active Monkey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Debris covered monkey

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 16th August 2016
Added: 19th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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flower chafer

Flower chafer at Darling
By: miked
iSpot team
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Location: 10, Watsonia Rd
Observed: 24th August 2003
Added: 14th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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flower eater

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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monkey beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 23, Dreyersdal Rd
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Monkey beetles on flower

Caledon-Bell_Gladiolus-bullatus
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Location: Watchtower Peak
Observed: 11th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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bestuiwer?

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By: wessel uys
Location: klipfontien ceres karoo
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 13th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

twee aktiewe bestuiwers, met lang agterbene, vlieg maklik weg.

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Monkey Beetle

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By: Christopher Whi...
Botanical Society of South AfricaHermanus Botanical Society
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Location: Lucerne, Akkedisberg
Observed: 9th August 2016
Added: 12th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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LARVAE iD Anyone

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By: ceciloppermancecilopperman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: bothashoek 4x4
Observed: 30th May 2000
Added: 12th August 2016
Likely ID: Cetoniinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Cyrtothyrea marginalis (Common Dotted Fruit Chafer on Erica quadrangularis

Cyrtothyrea marginalis (Common Dotted Fruit Chafer on Erica quadrangularis
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Attakwas
Observed: 6th August 2016
Added: 9th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Hopliini on Athanasia trifurcata

 Hopliini on Athanasia trifurcata
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Doringrivier west of Zebra
Observed: 5th August 2016
Added: 7th August 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Hairy Monkey Beetle, Montagu

Monkey Beetle on Dros bicolor (3)
By: Andrewm
Friends of the Liesbeek
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Location: Montagu
Observed: 25th September 2015
Added: 6th August 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Dung beetle with dung ball

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By: jimmymac2
Member of RSPB Wildlife Explorers
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Location: Unnamed Road, Hwange
Observed: 1st April 2016
Added: 5th August 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

This dung beetle was found creating a ball of dung on the side of the road and then rolling it down the track. We had to be careful not to squash it!

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Renosterveld Rhino

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By: Jannie Groenewald
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersOverberg Lowlands Conservation Trust
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Location: Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
Observed: 26th July 2016
Added: 26th July 2016
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Miniature dung chafer

Miniature dung chafers
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 17th March 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Likely ID: Aphodiini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Came to the light

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Black Maize Beetle came to the light

Black Maize Beetle came to the light
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 17th March 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Little Dungy to the kitchen

Little Dungy to the kitchen
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 13th March 2016
Added: 10th July 2016
Likely ID: Onthophagus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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