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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Vrugtekewer

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Olienhoutstraat
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:2
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Polybaphes

617A3214
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Location: Van Reenen
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Monkey beetle

617A3173
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Location: N3 Harrismith
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
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Amethyst fruit chafer

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By: Laaiqah Jabar
Botanical Society of South AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Magalies River Lodge
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Likely ID: Leucocelis
Identifications:1
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Beetle at seaside

049
By: annette gerber
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Location: Cape Vidal
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Little black peanut

Little black peanut took a dive in a bucket of rain water
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 25th February 2017
Likely ID: Sericini
Identifications:1
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Took a dive in a bucket of rain water. Glad to report it got to safety and departed unharmed.

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Has been Dung Beetle

Has been Dung Beetle
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Location: St Lucia
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 24th February 2017
Identifications:2
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dung theft?

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Bonamazi main camp
Observed: 20th January 2017
Added: 22nd February 2017
Identifications:1
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We were not supposed to get out of the car

HR17_248V
By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Mahango Game Reserve
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
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First two photos by Hanna; If you are not allowed to get out of your car, you can not find insects

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Hopliini

617A3293
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
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Predatory chafer

617A3687
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
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Comments:2
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Scarab

617A3708
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Porthyronota

617A3716
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Variable fruit chafer

617A3575
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Dung beetle

617A3541
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Likely ID: Onitis
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 20 mm

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Nashornkäfer

WR17_3922aV
By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Naankuse Lodge
Observed: 27th December 2016
Added: 19th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Flower chafer

617A3351
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 17th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Kewer

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 17th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Red Monkeybeetle

Red Monkeybeetle
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: Gifbol Trail Hantam
Observed: 8th August 2016
Added: 16th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

very skittish - departed before I got close enough ...

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Brown chafer

M580
By: Robert Taylor
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Location: ukhahlamba farm - grassland by stream
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 12th February 2017
Likely ID: Dischista rufa
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dark, glossy chafer

M582
By: Robert Taylor
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Location: Hilton
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 12th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Woolly Chafer

Dorsal view
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Location: Olifantshoek
Observed: 2nd February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Likely ID: Sparrmannia (A)
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:16
Description:

Length 24 mm

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Flower chafer

617A3035
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Location: Carolina
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Likely ID: Tephraea dichroa
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Length 14 mm

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Fruit chafer

617A3028
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Location: Carolina
Observed: 11th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Length 17 mm

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Christmas beetle turned fish food

Christmas beetle turned fish food
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Found in the fish pond

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Beetle

Beetle
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Summit Matzikammaberg above Waterval - summit road to to upper fields
Observed: 7th August 2016
Added: 11th February 2017
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Beetle on Hermas villosa

Hermas villosa and Beetle - Silvermine South
By: Sheila Robinson
Botanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Silvermine Nature Area
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Location: Silvermine Nature Area
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 11th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Miskruier

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 7th February 2017
Added: 10th February 2017
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
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dung beetle

IMG_8166
By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Bonamazi main camp
Observed: 21st January 2017
Added: 9th February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Yellow Belt Fruit Chafer

Yellow Belt Fruit Chafer
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Location: Bronkhorstspruit
Observed: 27th December 2016
Added: 8th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Seen this beetle in a small Eucalyptus plantation.

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