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: David_RosenthalDavid_Rosenthal’s reputation in InvertebratesDavid_Rosenthal’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: The Crags, South Cape
Observed: 16th September 2016
Added: 27th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dung beetle nest raided by rattel

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Location: Ekuseni
Observed: 17th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

the nest had still 4 balls inside three intact outside and one bitten open. Sadly the footprints of rattel came not out on picture

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untidy gogga

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Location: Giants Castle Bannermans trail
Observed: 20th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Scarab beetle on leucadendron

Leucadendron
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Agtertafelberg, Du Toits
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Beetle Grub

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By: vynbos
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSeaKeys
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Location: Top of Table Mountain (Nature Reserve)
Observed: 25th September 2016
Added: 25th September 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

~30mm. Found on the stone path, trying to dig its way back into the ground. I thought these grubs remain underground until they pupate.

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Hairy Monkey Beetle visiting an aspalathus bush.

Hairy Monkey Beetle
By: Fiona HellmannFiona Hellmann’s reputation in InvertebratesFiona Hellmann’s reputation in Invertebrates
Observed: 11th September 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Hairy Monkey Beetle

Hairy Monkey Beetle
By: Fiona HellmannFiona Hellmann’s reputation in InvertebratesFiona Hellmann’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Lower slopes of Kasteelberg, Riebeek Kasteel, Western Cape
Observed: 11th September 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Very hairy, black beetle on an aspalathus bush.

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Proagoderus lanista - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Dongola, Limpopo
Observed: 19th November 2010
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

1 cm

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Rhino beetle - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Oryctes boas
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

4 cm

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Copris masacanthus - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 25th January 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

15 mm

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Phalops sp. - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Nwanedi, Limpopo
Observed: 27th February 2015
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Phalops
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

10 mm

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Copris elphenor - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Satara, Kruger NP
Observed: 2nd February 2016
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Copris elphenor
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

2 cm

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Heliocopris neptunus - Sept. 22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 22nd February 2015
Added: 22nd September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

3,5 cm

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Oryctes boas - Sept.22 World Rhino Day!

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Springs, Gauteng
Observed: 15th November 2006
Added: 22nd September 2016
Likely ID: Oryctes boas
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

35 mm

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Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha vestita

 Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha vestita
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: Kristalkloof Hiking Trail
Observed: 18th September 2016
Added: 21st September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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dung beetles

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: silvermine
Observed: 18th September 2016
Added: 20th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
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Peanut with heel biter

Peanut with heel biter
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Came to the porch light

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Nosy Parker, no Peanut

Nosy Parker, no Peanut
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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This one was much smaller than the others

This one was much smaller than the others
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Lots of Flattened Dung Beetles

Lots of Flattened Dung Beetles
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Only a trace of the beetle that has once been

Only a trace of the beetle that has once been
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 18th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Hungry Golden brown beetle

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By: Richard Adcock
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Wiesenhof, Simonsberg
Observed: 13th September 2016
Added: 15th September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Crab spider eating monkey beetle

Crab spider eating monkey beetle
By: IdleLayabout
Botanical Society of South AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Elsies Peak, Simon's Town
Observed: 4th December 2010
Added: 14th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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10 Sep Monkey Beetle on the same Plant

10 Sep Monkey Beetle on the same Plant
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 11th September 2016
Likely ID: Heterochelus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Many Tricky Monkey Beetles...

One Tribe or 2 Cousins?
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 11th September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

All from one tribe or are the lighter brown ones with smaller legs and the dark brown one with robust legs cousins?

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many dots

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 8th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Monkey beetle

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By: Lynette RudmanLynette Rudman’s reputation in InvertebratesLynette Rudman’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Gravel road to Vosberg, Northern Cape
Observed: 13th August 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

A kind of monkey beetle of some sort.

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Has Been a Big Dung Beetle

Has Been a Big Dung Beetle
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 9th September 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Monkey beetle

Monkey beetle
By: _Magda_Magda is knowledgeable about Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 4th September 2016
Added: 9th September 2016
Likely ID: Heterochelus
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

No belly-up pics.. strong wind blew the co-operating little Hollywood Star right off my hand.

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Mud cocoon

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By: ReanaLouise
Location: Cape Town
Observed: 9th September 2016
Added: 10th September 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Small cocoons found under a palm in Cape Town. Hollow and seem to be made from mud and small bits of bark.

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