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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Interesting Dung beetle paid a visit to the porch light

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 22nd May 2016
Added: 27th May 2016
Likely ID: Catharsius
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Hopliini on Euphorbia mauritanica

 Hopliini on Euphorbia mauritanica
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: Koetzerskraal
Observed: 13th May 2016
Added: 27th May 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Beetle cached by Jannie

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th May 2010
Added: 24th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Hopliini (G.Route Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Garden Route Dam
Observed: 8th May 2016
Added: 21st May 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Flightless Dung Beetle

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Location: Addo: Colchester enterance
Observed: 25th March 2016
Added: 20th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
Description:

In the new part of the park, so presumably following the Elephants.

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Black Mirror Beetle

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Location: Carletonville, Gauteng
Observed: 17th January 2014
Added: 20th May 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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High Roller

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Swartberg near Ou Tol
Observed: 15th May 2016
Added: 18th May 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Another little one, not keen on being handled and beetled off quickly

Another little one, not keen on being handled and beetled off quickly
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 14th May 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Came to the porch light

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Zig-Zag Fruit Beetle (Ashb)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Ashberton - Arbor
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 17th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Smaller female Green Fruit Chafer

Smaller female Green Fruit Chafer
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 14th May 2016
Added: 14th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Gleaming Fruit Chafer

Gleaming Fruit Chafer
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 14th May 2016
Added: 14th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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beetle bonus

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By: Douglas Euston-BrownDouglas Euston-Brown’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Cockscomb, south side
Observed: 17th February 2016
Added: 13th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Sybax sp.

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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 13th May 2016
Likely ID: Aphodiinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Yellow, body size 8 mm

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Hopliini on Taraxacum officinale

 Hopliini on Taraxacum officinale
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: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 12th May 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Sodwana Bay
Observed: 22nd March 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Likely ID: Dynastinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Natal
Observed: 23rd March 2016
Added: 9th May 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Protea beetle

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: Fynbos Walk, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 24th April 2016
Added: 8th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Found in compost heap

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Location: Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, South Africa
Observed: 7th May 2016
Added: 8th May 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

60mm long, 15 to 20mm thick, living inside a compost heap

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Hopliini sp. on Psoralea sp.

 Hopliini sp. on Psoralea sp.
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Fancourt Links
Observed: 5th May 2016
Added: 6th May 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Gold beetle

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By: Sophie.C
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 8th April 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Likely ID: Leucocelis rubra
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Black beetle

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By: Sophie.C
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 11th April 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Black beetle red spots

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By: Sophie.C
Location: Kirstenbosch Research Centre
Observed: 1st March 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Black beetle yellow spots

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By: Sophie.C
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 1st March 2016
Added: 5th May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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monkey beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Sandile's Rest
Observed: 8th April 2016
Added: 3rd May 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Emerald green dung beetle

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Hluhluwe Game Reserve
Observed: 25th April 2016
Added: 29th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 2 cm long

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emerald chafer

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Fort Fordyce
Observed: 31st March 2016
Added: 28th April 2016
Likely ID: Rhabdotis aulica
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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spider legged dung beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Natures valley
Observed: 29th March 2016
Added: 26th April 2016
Likely ID: Sisyphus
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
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rhino beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Natures valley, forest drive
Observed: 26th March 2016
Added: 26th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spotty daisy beetle

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Stoneybrook
Observed: 10th April 2016
Added: 24th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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chafer

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Mkambati wet2
Observed: 22nd March 2016
Added: 24th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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