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

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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
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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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Spotty daisy beetle

beetle daisy spotty
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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Tiny rhino

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: trials field
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 24th April 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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A hard night's work

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 21st April 2016
Added: 22nd April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Scarab, 25-30mm

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Beetle resting on Aristea

Aristea cf. spiralis (2)
By: Mikhaila Gordon
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Karwyderskraal
Observed: 26th August 2015
Added: 21st April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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chafer

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: wild coast bridge
Observed: 16th March 2016
Added: 19th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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chafer

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: wild coast
Observed: 15th March 2016
Added: 19th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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: Hoopstad
Observed: 26th February 2016
Added: 19th April 2016
Likely ID: Dynastinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Mawatsheni
Observed: 15th March 2016
Added: 18th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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On a nail but not nailed

On a nail but not nailed
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 12th April 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Came to the light

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dung beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Hole in wall
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Likely ID: Gymnopleurini
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Tiny Dung Beetle

Tiny Dung Beetle
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Came to the light

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Scarab - KaingU

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Location: Kaingu Safari Lodge
Observed: 2nd November 2015
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Adoretus - KaingU

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Location: Kaingu Safari Lodge
Observed: 2nd November 2015
Added: 17th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Fruit chafer

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By: Larry King
Location: Newstead farm, Tarkastad
Observed: 29th March 2016
Added: 16th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Iridescent beetle. Green/gold. About the size of a thumbnail.

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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: Bloemfontein
Observed: 9th April 2016
Added: 14th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Zithulele to Hole in the Wall
Observed: 9th March 2016
Added: 10th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Flower Monkeys

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th April 2016
Added: 9th April 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

More than one species?

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Flat faced beetle

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Location: Wilderness
Observed: 19th March 2016
Added: 8th April 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

At the reserve campsite.

About 2.5cm long

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Yellow Heart Fruit Chafer

Yellow Heart Fruit Chafer
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 6th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Not a lot of of Party-goers

Not a lot of of Party-goers
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 6th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Beetle

Scarabid beetle nr. House ne house Mar 2016 (3)
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Location: 1kleynhagelkraal above house
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 6th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Scarab beetle

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This beetle made a crash landing

This beetle made a crash landing
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 2nd April 2016
Added: 5th April 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

At about 15:00 on a warm autumn afternoon, this beetle made a crash landing next to me on a Broad Leaf Dracaena, pulled itself together and made for the safety of the leafs close to the stem.

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Hybosoridae?

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Location: Lusaka East Forest River Path Right
Observed: 5th March 2016
Added: 5th April 2016
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:3
Description:

An all black one previously uploaded was suggested to be Hybosoridae by Riaan...

An all-black one otherwise identical to this one was on the next leaf of the same plant.

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Dotty on a flower

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th March 2016
Added: 30th March 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Fruit Chafer (Maclear)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Maclear
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 30th March 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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