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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Dung Beetle

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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 28th June 2015
Added: 29th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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New Beetle joining the Quar Party

New Beetle  joining the Quar Party
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 27th June 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Is it another Fruit Chafer? First time I saw this one. Best pic's I could get from this one 5 - 6 m up the tree.

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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort, FS
Observed: 30th November 2007
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments: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: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort, FS
Observed: 1st October 2008
Added: 26th June 2015
Likely ID: Rutelinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Yellow-belt Fruit Chafer

Yellow-belt Fruit Chafer
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 24th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Beetle in flower

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By: Christopher Whi...Christopher Whitehouse’s reputation in InvertebratesChristopher Whitehouse’s reputation in InvertebratesChristopher Whitehouse’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Observed: 20th June 2015
Added: 21st June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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Dung beetle in Addo

Dung beetle in Addo
By: scottnramsay
Location: Addo Elephant NP
Observed: 4th February 2012
Added: 19th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Plum dung beetle

Plum dung beetle
By: Andrew Deacon
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSouth African National ParksToyota Enviro Outreach
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Gymnopleurus

Gymnopleurus
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Scarabaeus

Scarabaeus
By: Andrew Deacon
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Location: Watervals River
Observed: 4th November 2014
Added: 16th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein and Welkom
Observed: 7th March 2015
Added: 11th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:4
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein and Welkom
Observed: 27th March 2015
Added: 11th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Kleinmond peanut beetle

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By: magrietb
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Location: Kleinmond
Observed: 16th February 2015
Added: 10th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Of the apparently two that were common around our house in Kleinmond this summer, this is the shinier one.

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Scarabaeidae

26
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Hoopstad
Observed: 1st March 2015
Added: 10th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Scarabaeidae

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Hoopstad and Bloemhof
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Cremastocheilini - Oplostomus 'almost fairly sure' haroldi

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Location: Sugarbush cafe
Observed: 28th February 2015
Added: 8th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
Description:

Apologies for minute images, they are the only way that this doesn't take (quite literally in the previous attempt) seven hours to fail (of which, oddly, only half an hour was actually the image uploading, the rest was the other pages. But I digress).

There were a LOT of these beetles trapped in a roll-up blind that had filled with rainwater; I did keep some of the drowned but inadvertently left them on the cafe table (nice surprise for the waiting staff, I imagine. I hesitate to say predatory chafers based on the sheer numbers, but that's what they look like to me.

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Second of 2 little dung beetles busy with cattle dung

Second of 2 little dung beetles busy with cattle dung
By: _Magda_Magda’s reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s reputation in Invertebrates_Magda’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Muzi 3
Observed: 30th May 2015
Added: 4th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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One of 2 little dung beetles busy with cattle dung

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Location: Muzi 3
Observed: 30th May 2015
Added: 3rd June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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Unknown Beetle

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By: Cherise AckerCherise Acker’s reputation in InvertebratesCherise Acker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Umkomaas, South Africa
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 3rd June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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White-spotted Fruit Chafer

White-spotted Fruit Chafer
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Location: Littlewood Garden, Knysna, Hunters Home, Western Cape, South Africa
Observed: 7th March 2015
Added: 3rd June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Senecio monkey

senecio monkey
By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Leggat Robberg Corridor
Observed: 29th May 2015
Added: 1st June 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Miskruier

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Location: Zinyathi kamp, Steenbokpan
Observed: 3rd May 2015
Added: 28th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dung Beetle

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: SS Skosana Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 24th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:5
Description:

Approx 15 mm

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grey beetle 28 Nov

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By: Mavourneen
Location: Mthatha
Observed: 28th November 2014
Added: 23rd May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Monkeybeetle on Ragwort

Monkeybeetle on Ragwort
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: Block A14c Tokai Park
Observed: 23rd September 2006
Added: 20th May 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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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
Comments:0
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Monkeybeetle on Pseudoselago

Monkeybeetle on Pseudoselago
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: Block A8a Tokai Park
Observed: 30th September 2010
Added: 18th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Dung beetle

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By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
Invertebrates expert
Location: Between Bultfontein & Welkom, FS
Observed: 18th April 2015
Added: 18th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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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
By: mgskyttemgskytte’s reputation in Invertebratesmgskytte’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: De Graaff Grassland Bushman Lodge, Botswana
Observed: 9th February 2015
Added: 14th May 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

One of my first encounters with the native beetles on my trip to Botswana :)

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