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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Dischista cincta

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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 13th February 2016
Added: 14th February 2016
Likely ID: Dischista cincta
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Beetle

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Location: The Ranch
Observed: 13th February 2016
Added: 14th February 2016
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:1
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Hairy Beetle - Kololo

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Location: Kololo
Observed: 8th November 2015
Added: 14th February 2016
Identifications:1
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Common-dotted fruit chafer (Cyrtothyrea marginalis)

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Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed: 14th January 2016
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Description:

Common-dotted fruit chafer (Cyrtothyrea marginalis) munching away at my icebergs again.
Body size around 12mm.

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Flower chafer

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Kosi Bay
Observed: 9th February 2016
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Hook-foot

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Kosi Bay Lodge
Observed: 7th February 2016
Added: 13th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

About1.8 cm long. Hooks on feet. Attracted to light

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Oranjekewer

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Location: Skeerpoort
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 12th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Fruit Chafer 4

Yellow Heart Fruit Chafer
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Location: Magudu
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 11th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Fruit Chafer 3

Savanna Fruit Chafer
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Location: Magudu
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 11th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Fruit Chafers 2

Zig-zag Fruit Chafers
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Location: Magudu
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 11th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
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Fruit Chafer 1

Fruit Chafer
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Location: Magudu
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 11th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Amethyst fruit chafer

Amethyst fruit chafer
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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 11th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Size 10 mm

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Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha milleflora

 Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha milleflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 28th September 2015
Added: 10th February 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:2
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Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha milleflora

 Hopliini sp. on Syncarpha milleflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 28th September 2015
Added: 10th February 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Cyrtothyrea marginalis on Syncarpha milleflora

Cyrtothyrea marginalis on Syncarpha milleflora
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Heaven in the Langkloof
Observed: 28th September 2015
Added: 10th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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One dead Dung beetle

One dead Dung beetle
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Location: GOSS
Observed: 30th January 2016
Added: 10th February 2016
Likely ID: Gymnopleurini
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Monkeybeetles

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Location: Silver mine
Observed: 2nd December 2015
Added: 8th February 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 8th February 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Pale Leaf Chafer (Anomala)

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite eastern shelter
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Flying peanut (Melolonthinae)

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite eastern shelter
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Speckly Leaf Chafer (Adoretus sp.)

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Location: Mlawula Nature Reserve, Siphiso campsite eastern shelter
Observed: 30th November 2015
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Friut chafer

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Location: Cedara
Observed: 5th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Likely ID: Dischista rufa
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:14
Description:

20 mm length

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Golden fruit chafer

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Location: Cedara
Observed: 5th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Approx 12 mm

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Flower Chafer

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Location: Bulwer
Observed: 5th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Likely ID: Leucocelis
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Large Mirror Beetle

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 6th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

First seen on the of a tree, my attention drawn to this spot by large butterfly activity. Later seen feeding, with butterflies, on sap (?).

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Fruit chafer

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Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Observed: 7th February 2016
Added: 7th February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Small dung beetle

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By: Ricky Taylor
Crustacean AtlasSea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Mtunzini
Observed: 3rd February 2016
Added: 4th February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 8 mm long. Attracted to light.

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Tuinkewer1

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Location: Waterkloof
Observed: 5th January 2016
Added: 3rd February 2016
Likely ID: Dynastinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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dung beetle

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By: mary hunter
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: The Island
Observed: 14th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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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: Dreyersdal Road Bergvliet
Observed: 29th January 2016
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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