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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Beetle (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 25th January 2015
Identifications:2
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Dung beetle, Miskruier 2

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to light at night.

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stocky scarab

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 12th January 2015
Added: 24th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:2
Description:

medium to large beetle attracted to house lights, uncommon visitor. A plump fellow with a noticeably short pronotum

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2 Tone Dungbeetle on inspection touring inside my house

2 Tone Dungbeetle on inspection touring inside my house
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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 22nd January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

This one has all 6 his/her legs. Colors the same as the 5 Legged 2 Tone Dungbeetle, but with synthetic light the colors seem totally different.

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Small 5 Legged two tone dungbeetle

Small 5 Legged two tone dungbeetle
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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 18th January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:4
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

8 - 10 mm

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Little Dungbeetle scrumming the mouse

Another little Dungbeetle scrumming the mouse
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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 22nd January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:3
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Fruit chafer

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Likely ID: Dischista cincta
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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fruit chafer

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 23rd January 2015
Added: 23rd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Size approx 20 mm

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Reflections in the sun

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By: rianabate
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Location: Mount Frere
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Size approx 10 mm

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Brown fruit Chafer

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By: rianabate
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Location: Underberg
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 22nd January 2015
Likely ID: Dischista cincta
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Size approx 30 mm

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Different markings

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By: rianabate
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Location: Underberg
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 25 mm

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marginalis

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By: rianabate
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Location: Underberg
Observed: 21st January 2015
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Size small approx 10 mm

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Scarabaeidae sp. on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus

Scarabaeidae sp. on Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp. fruticosus
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: The Vale Karoo farm, BW
Observed: 17th December 2014
Added: 22nd January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Dung beetles swarming a Rhino dung heap

Dung beetles swarming rhino dung heap
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Location: Isimangaliso Eastern Shores near Cape Vidal
Observed: 29th December 2014
Added: 21st January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes boas)

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By: rianabate
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 20th January 2015
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Size 45 -50 mm

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Yellow Shining Leaf Chafer

SAM_6100 (2) Yellow shining leaf chafer (Popillia bipunctata)
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Location: Somerset Gift, Swellendam
Observed: 20th December 2014
Added: 20th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Medium sized chafer beetle (just under 1.5cm long) with shiny yellow wing casings, dark purple head and thorax and black legs. Found feeding on the flowers of a large rambling rose.

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Shiny Green Protea Excavator

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By: Mo_
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)
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Location: Spekrivierskloof, Matroosberg
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Chaffer, size 2

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights, common visitor

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little chaffer

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

attracted to house lights

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Zig-zag fruit chafer (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 18th January 2015
Added: 19th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Shovel-nosed beetle

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 15th December 2014
Added: 18th January 2015
Likely ID: Copris
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

reasonable large black, shiny beetle attracted to house lights

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Atrichelaphinis tigrina

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Location: Mhlambanyatsi Road, near NE end of plantations
Observed: 14th December 2014
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Beetle (GRG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSouth African National Parks
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Location: Denneoord, George
Observed: 1st January 1970
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dung beetle? - Miskruier

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By: PottasPottas’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Neu Franken, Khomas, Namibia
Observed: 23rd April 2011
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Common Dotted Chafer Beetle (Cyrtothyrea marginalis)

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Observed: 11th March 2006
Added: 18th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 17th January 2015
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Shiny black beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 16th January 2015
Added: 17th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 25 mm

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Black/Yellow beetle

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Location: Mosselbaai Punt
Observed: 14th January 2015
Added: 16th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Desert dung beetle, Miskruier 2

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 13th December 2014
Added: 15th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Attracted to lights in the evening. Injured by someone stepping on it.

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Furry flying peanut

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer is knowledgeable about InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in InvertebratesAlex Dreyer’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 15th January 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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