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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Big fruit chafer

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:3
Description:

approx 30 mm

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fruit chafer

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 20th December 2014
Likely ID: Pedinorrhina
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Brown Chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: klipriviersberg nature reserve
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

About 1cm long.

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dung beetle

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: klipriversberg nature reserve
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Likely ID: Gymnopleurini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

small dung beetle about 1cm

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dotted chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: klipriversberg nature reserve
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Likely ID: Cyrtothyrea
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Monkeys

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: klipriversberg nature reserve
Observed: 18th December 2014
Added: 18th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Green Chafer

Green Chafer
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Location: Catalina Bay View Point
Observed: 29th November 2014
Added: 15th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Palmiet waste collector

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSpider Club of South Africa
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Location: Palmiet west bank, jeep track from Sewerage works
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 14th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Dung beetle

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By: Welwitsch
Botanical Society of South AfricaInternational Euphorbia SocietySucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: W of Kirkwood
Observed: 18th November 2013
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Zig-Zag Fruit Chafer

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 12th December 2014
Added: 13th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Large, found on pelagonium leaf.

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Chafer mobbed by ants

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Location: Tierhoek Farm, near Robertson
Observed: 22nd November 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Large ~3cm

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Goliath Beetle

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Masebe Nature Reserve
Observed: 24th November 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Huge beetle. There were eight congregated in a single Combretum, feeding on sap.

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Hairy bolbokkie?

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 11th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

25mm body length. Flew hard against kitchen-yard light, rescued from window-ledge.

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Beetle on White Trail (Forest Trail)

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By: Paolo Candotti
Kloof Conservancy
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Location: Krantzkloof Nature Reserve
Observed: 7th December 2014
Added: 10th December 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Black and White Chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 10th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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chafer

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Russet Chafer

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Russet chafer, one of the most attractive I have seen.

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Black and Yellow Chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Not a`"Garden Fruit Chafer"

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chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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ziggy beekle

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Avenue, Scottburgh
Observed: 7th December 2014
Added: 9th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

About 22 mm body length

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Chafer

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Chafer

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Gold and Emerald Dung Beetle

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 7th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Likely ID: Onitis
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Dung Beetle, 2cm, found at night.

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Schizoncha (Brown Flower Chafers) on Helichrysum dasyanthum

 Schizoncha (Brown Flower Chafers) on Helichrysum dasyanthum
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Leeukloof
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Zig-zagging

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Rd
Observed: 2nd December 2014
Added: 2nd December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Fruit Chafer

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Unidentified Beetle

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 1st December 2014
Likely ID: Leucocelis rubra
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Goliath Beetle at WSNBG

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By: Ernest Porter
Location: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 26th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:2
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Shiny Chafer

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By: Andrew Hankey
Africa Nature TrainingBushveld Experience Skills & TrainingLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Nic Diederichs Rd, Little Falls
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Common dotted fruit chafer

SAM_3798 Common dotted fruit chafer (Cyrtothyrea marginalis)
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Location: Yellow Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 30th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Black beetle with numerous small white spots covering its wing cases and one larger white spot at the tip of each wing case. Red patches lining the side edges of the thorax.

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