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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Anisonyx ditus (Glittering Monkey Beetle) on Euryops floribundus

Anisonyx ditus (Glittering Monkey Beetle) on Euryops floribundus
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: Wilgebosch Nieu Bethesda
Observed: 18th March 2017
Added: 22nd March 2017
Identifications:1
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 14th February 2017
Added: 16th March 2017
Likely ID: Dynastinae
Identifications:1
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Vrugtekewer

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 11th March 2017
Added: 15th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Chafer

Chafer
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: Winchester 3140_2640
Observed: 24th February 2017
Added: 12th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Black beetle with white spots on a flower

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 13th February 2017
Added: 9th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Beetle

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Naankuse Lodge
Observed: 28th December 2016
Added: 9th March 2017
Identifications:2
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Second photo for size comparison with Hypopyra and Grammodes moths

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Brown and yellow beetle found on lawn

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 9th March 2017
Identifications:2
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Green Beetle

Green 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: Great Seacow Gat 3125_2610
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 8th March 2017
Identifications:1
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Coppery-coloured chafer

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Location: Haka Park, Harare
Observed: 7th March 2017
Added: 8th March 2017
Likely ID: Dischista
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Scarab on bark

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort
Observed: 3rd March 2017
Added: 6th March 2017
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
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Tortoiseshell Marbled Fruit Chafer

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 4th March 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Medium sized beetle, patterned, marbled colouration of yellow, brown, and ochre tones. Head buried in ruptured bark of Searsia pyroides.

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Beetle pollinator

Beetle pollinating
By: Suvarna Parbhoo
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Entumeni Nature Reserve
Observed: 10th November 2012
Added: 3rd March 2017
Identifications:1
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Dead Beetle floating on the mat of yellow and lime green algae floating in the lake

Dead Beetle floating on the mat of yellow and lime green algae floating in the lake
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 26th February 2017
Added: 2nd March 2017
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Parrot-winged shiny beetle

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South AfricaCREW (Southern Cape)OutrampsSeaKeys
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Location: Kraal
Observed: 1st March 2017
Added: 2nd March 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Found dead in field.

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Pollinating beetle

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 23rd February 2017
Added: 28th February 2017
Identifications:1
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Hopliini

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Buffalo Core Area
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 28th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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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
Agreements:3
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Polybaphes

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Van Reenen
Observed: 16th February 2017
Added: 27th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Monkey beetle

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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

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By: annette gerber
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Cape Vidal
Observed: 25th February 2017
Added: 26th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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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
Agreements: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

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Mahango Game Reserve
Observed: 4th January 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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

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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

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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 21st February 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Scarab

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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

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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 19th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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chafer

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Sneuuberg neck, cederberg
Observed: 18th February 2017
Added: 20th February 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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