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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Besie

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 17th January 2017
Identifications:2
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Comments:3
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Atrichelaphinis tigrina on Berzelia intermedia

 Atrichelaphinis tigrina on Berzelia intermedia
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed AtlasSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Sparrebosch Trail
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:1
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KZN Small Fruit Chafer

KZN Small Fruit Chafer
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Location: Eastern Shores
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Big Monkeybeetle

Big 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: Groenrivier W of N7 n of Klein Dassenberg Road
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Caramel Monkeybeetle

Caramel 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: Klipvlei e N7 at Tydstroom
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Caramel Monkeybeetle

Caramel 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: Klipvlei e N7 at Tydstroom
Observed: 10th October 2016
Added: 16th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Shiny green dung-beetle

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By: Robert Taylor
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Unnamed Road, Eastvaal District Council
Observed: 12th December 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Pedinorrhina trivittata

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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 7th March 2014
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

Fruit chafers attracted with banana and red wine

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I got my faux orange fur, now fer my big fake horn ...

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Young male

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White bum schafer

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By: The Bate's
Entomological Society of Southern AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Presidentsrus
Observed: 15th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Likely ID: Dischista rufa
Identifications:1
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Polystalactica furfurosa

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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 28th January 2016
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Holm & Marais 1992, Fruit chafers of southern Africa, page 245, 246

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Dung Beetle

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Location: Aberdeen District
Observed: 14th January 2017
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Kleinmond beetle without head

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By: magrietb
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: Contour path, Kleinmond
Observed: 2nd January 2017
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Stout beetle in foot path, dead.

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Beetle on Dalbergia obovata flowers

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Location: Cumberland Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:2
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Beetle on Dalbergia obovata flower

Beetle visiting Dalbergia obovata
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Location: Cumberland Nature Reserve
Observed: 19th November 2016
Added: 14th January 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Description:

Dark beetle with long hairs; elytra pale with dark edges and dark stripes

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Little Monkey ...

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By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyGlenwood House SchoolOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLDSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Road heading N of Eselbank
Observed: 10th September 2016
Added: 13th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:2
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Cetoniinae

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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 28th January 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

15 mm

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Beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 1, Noordwal-Wes Rd
Observed: 3rd January 2017
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
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Anisorrhina flavomaculata Zig-zag fruit chafer

Anisorrhina flavomaculata Zig-zag fruit chafer JJC IMG_3474
By: johncallanan1945
Location: Num Num Crescent Wilderness Western Cape
Observed: 12th January 2017
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Zig-zag fruit chafer observed in garden. According to the Field Guide to insects of South Africa (M Picker et. al.) distribution map this beetle does not normally occur in the Western Cape

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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
Observed: 10th December 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Likely ID: Euonthophagus
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Clinteroides permutans - yellow/brown

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Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 28th January 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

15 mm

Holm & Marais 1992, Fruit chafers of southern Africa, page 289, 291

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Scarabaeidae

Cetoniinae 464
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Between Bultfontein & Brandfort
Observed: 10th December 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Likely ID: Cetoniinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Clinteroides permutans - black/red

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

15 mm

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Scarabaeidae

Scarabaeidae 459
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hoopstad
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Likely ID: Onitis
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Scarabaeidae

Melolonthinae 458
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hoopstad
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Scarabaeidae

Rutelinae 457
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hoopstad
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 12th January 2017
Likely ID: Anomala
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Xeloma maura

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By: lucanuslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrateslucanus’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Tamboti, Kruger NP
Observed: 27th January 2016
Added: 11th January 2017
Likely ID: Xeloma maura
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

13 mm

Holm & Marais 1992, Fruit chafers of southern Africa, page 183, 186

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Scarabaeidae

Scarabaeidae 453
By: rjpretor
Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: Hoopstad
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 11th January 2017
Likely ID: Onitis
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Beach beekle

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By: Bushboy
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Location: near n inlet s beachwalk
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 10th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Common Dotted Fruit Chafer (Cyrtothyrea marginalis)

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Location: Pine valley, road from bridge between path and forest
Observed: 27th November 2016
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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