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 on Daisy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 19th May 2015
Added: 19th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Dung beetle

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Welkom, FS
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 18th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Savanna Fruit Chafer

Savanna Fruit Chafer_ Dischista cincta
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Location: De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge, Botswana
Observed: 21st April 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Now that's a big dung beetle

Flattened Giant Dung Beetle_Pachylomerus femoralis 2.1
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Location: De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge, Botswana
Observed: 9th February 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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One of my first encounters with the native beetles on my trip to Botswana :)

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Copris fallaciosus?

Copirs fallaciosus
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Location: De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge, Botswana
Observed: 14th March 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:5
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Found this little one the day before I found my Copris dracunculus (not certain). I might be wrong and it is just a female of C. dracunculus, or a even a third species. Copris is a genus that looks a lot alike each other :)

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Copris dracunculus?

Copris dracunculus
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Location: De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge, Botswana
Observed: 15th March 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Those Copris species sure looks a lot a like. Found this guy crossing my path in our camp.

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Savanna Fruit Chafer

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Location: Unnamed Road, Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Emerald fruit chafer

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Location: Unnamed Road, Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Emerald fruit chafer

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Location: Unnamed Road, Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park
Observed: 2nd April 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Dung beetles

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Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Getting to know one another on a cow dung ball

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Peanut

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By: rianabate
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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

Approx 20 mm

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Monkey Beetle

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Location: Saasveld , George-Western Cape
Observed: 7th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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dung beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 12th May 2015
Added: 13th May 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 0.8 cm

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Bont kewer

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By: Jannie Groenewald
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Location: Haarwegskloof Renosterveld Reserve
Observed: 12th May 2015
Added: 12th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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What the ....

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By: rianabate
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Location: Witsand Nature Reserve
Observed: 10th May 2015
Added: 10th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Length 6 - 8 mm

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Trichostetha capensis ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Short circular trail, Grootvadersbosch
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 8th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dead Scarab

Dung beetle deceased @ No 8 (1)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 8, Assegaai St
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 6th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Photo credits: christine Ridge-Schnaufer

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Juicy White Grub

Caterpillar @ No 8   (2)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: 8, Assegaai St
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 6th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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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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Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 30th April 2015
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Monkeybeetle on Kallossie

Monkeybeetle on Kallossie
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: Middagberg summit Agtertafelberg to Middagberg traverse sw Spitskop
Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 30th April 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dotty on Daisy

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th April 2015
Added: 29th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Many Dotty

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th April 2015
Added: 28th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Beetle on herb

Beetle on herb
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: Dreyersdal Rd Bergvliet
Observed: 30th November 2014
Added: 28th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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dung beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: Olifantshoek
Observed: 27th April 2015
Added: 27th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Small, approx 10 mm

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Small hairy beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: Olifantshoek
Observed: 27th April 2015
Added: 27th April 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

Approx 20 mm long

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Heli monkey striped hairy

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 26th April 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Scarab

Scarab
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: Highover - Lodge
Observed: 1st November 2014
Added: 26th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 24th April 2015
Added: 25th April 2015
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Approx 15 - 20 mm long

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Big Horn

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 31st January 2014
Added: 25th April 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Dotty

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd April 2015
Added: 24th April 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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