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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flat peanut

P1140518 tr 1
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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Pale Peanut

P1140433
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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heavily sculptured beetle

P1140509
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 13th November 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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little chocolate drop

P1140589
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

small, dark, rather rounded scarab beetle that keeps busy, although possibly it was just trying to escape the cobwebs adhering to its face; attracted to house lights

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Chocolate peanut

P1140569
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

easily handled beetle attracted to house lights

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Hopliini sp. on Helichrysum versicolor

Hopliini sp. on Helichrysum versicolor
By: Nicky vB
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Location: Dune Molerat Trail
Observed: 2nd December 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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punctured & grooved

P1140545
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

strong, black beetle; head & pronotum punctured, elytra with widely spaced punctate grooves; attracted to house lights;

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Mausoleopsis amabilis or White-spotted fruit chafer

tn_Mausoleopsis amabilis White Spotted Fruit Chafer (2)
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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 1st December 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Copula

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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: 2nd November 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Scarabaeidae

IMG_1081
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 29th October 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Likely ID: Rutelinae
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Scarabaeidae

IMG_1076
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Bloemfontein
Observed: 29th October 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Likely ID: Anomala
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Lentekewer

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Location: Ermelo
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 1st December 2016
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Woolly chafer; Dark brown thorax and outer wings; Woolly hairs light brown in colour; Antennae prominently broad distally and light brown in colour.

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Monkeybeetle

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: Wakkerstroom above quarry on SE end of town
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 30th November 2016
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Another, at the same spot plus several others.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 28th November 2016
Added: 30th November 2016
Likely ID: Pleophylla
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Miskruier

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Hanover wahlberg nes
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 30th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Green Dung Beetle

Dung beetle 2
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Location: Swebe-Swebe Hanover - Wahlbergnes
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Likely ID: Garreta nitens
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Beetle

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: Wakkerstroom R543 at Cutting
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Lost?

Lost?
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: Zaaihoek Wakkerstroom
Observed: 23rd November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:4
Description:

on a Milkweed: but no idea if not just on a perch

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Carpet Corpse: Xmas Beetles

Carpet Corpse
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: Wakkerstroom Bluegum Cottage
Observed: 23rd November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Pachnoda sinuata subsp. flaviventris or Garden Fruit Chafer

tn_Pachnoda sinuata flaviventris (2)
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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Mausoleopsis amabilis or White-spotted fruit chafer

Mausoleopsis amabilis (2)
By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Miskruier

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By: Joseph Heymans
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Location: Swebeswebe Hanover huis
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Monkeybeetle

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: Wakkerstroom upper end of Badenhorst Street
Observed: 20th November 2016
Added: 28th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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dotted fruit chafer

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Location: Christon Bank
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Amethyst Fruit chafer

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Location: Christon Bank
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Likely ID: Leucocelis
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

orange pronotum, emerald elytra

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Chafer chow

P1140773
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Likely ID: Dischista cincta
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

this fruit chafer appears to have been trodden on and presumably killed before being found by a hungry shiny domed toktokkie

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Xmas Beetle

Xmas 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: Wakkerstroom
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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chafer chaff

P1140745
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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 15th November 2016
Added: 27th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

The remains of a small Christmas beetle after it fell prey to a larger ground beetle

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Yellow-belted Fruit Chafer

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Location: Christon Bank
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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White spots - just slightly dirty

617A1636
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 26th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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