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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By: talithacherry
Location: Stellenbosch
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 1st March 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

This bug flew by...

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Big Dung Beetles working Elephant dung

Dung Beetles working the Elephant dung
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Location: Western Shores
Observed: 23rd November 2014
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Regal Chafer

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Location: Medike
Observed: 11th February 2015
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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Regal Chafers

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike
Observed: 13th February 2015
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:5
Description:

Regal Chafers on a tree (I think it was a Dikbaas). They were aggressively using the structure on the heads to muscle in on the other smaller chafers. This is one of the best things I have seen. These beetles are like jewels.

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Cyphonistes vallatus

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in InvertebratesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Medike
Observed: 10th February 2015
Added: 28th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Found in decaying mass of what was once a massive Ficus ingens.

Beetle was dead and dried up.

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Rhino Beetle

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By: rianabate
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Location: Delareville
Observed: 26th February 2015
Added: 26th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

Approx 25 mm

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Fruit Chafer on Resin Tree (Djuma)

Common Fruit Chafer on Resin Tree (Djuma)
By: wwwbw
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 25th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Savanna Fruit Chafer

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Location: Oppikant
Observed: 14th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Likely ID: Dischista
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Zig-zag

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Location: Oppikant
Observed: 15th February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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Hopliini (Monkey Beetles) on Gazania rigens var. uniflora

 Hopliini (Monkey Beetles) on Gazania rigens var. uniflora
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: Goukamma Nature Reserve
Observed: 23rd February 2015
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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dung beetle

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By: mary hunter
Sedgefield Island Conservancy
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Location: Addo
Observed: 29th July 2011
Added: 24th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
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Heli yellow monkey

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By: sallyslak
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: River north
Observed: 19th February 2015
Added: 23rd February 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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2 Dainty and very busy little dung beetles attracted to the light inside the house

2 Dainty and very busy little dung beetles attracted to the light  inside the house
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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 18th February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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King Kong néé Flat Giant

King Kong néé Flat Giant
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Location: Hide at little pan
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dead Little Dung Beetle

Dead Little Dung Beetle
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Location: Grunter Street
Observed: 21st February 2015
Added: 22nd February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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swimming in sink not recommended

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Location: Gaborone North, home
Observed: 3rd February 2015
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:5
Description:

little beetle rescued from a sink full of dirty crocks. I didn't take much notice at the time of those tiny pale blobs, are they parasites or are they rather globules of fat from the washing water?

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dung beetle

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Vryburg
Observed: 17th February 2015
Added: 21st February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 40 mm

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Furry flying peanut 3

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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia
Observed: 28th December 2014
Added: 20th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Shiny black beetle

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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: 25th December 2014
Added: 20th February 2015
Likely ID: Heteronychus
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:6
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Little beetle

his head is the brown side
By: Candice Schneider
Location: garden
Observed: 30th December 2014
Added: 20th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

This little guy was in the middle of the lawn far from any cover.

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Dotted

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By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Elandsfontein 352-JR
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 17th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Large Black Nest Chafer (Diplognatha gagates subsp. silicea)

Large Black Nest Chafer (Diplognatha gagates subsp. silicea)-dead
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Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 5th February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:5
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Spotted Fruits

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th February 2015
Added: 16th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Chafer

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Location: The Haven, Cwebe Reserve.
Observed: 25th January 2015
Added: 15th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

~1cm

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White-spotted Fruit Chafer

White-spotted Fruit Chafer on Verbascum
By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 5th February 2015
Added: 15th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

On Verbascum flowers.

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Chafer

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By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Port St Johns
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 14th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Hairy Monkey Beetle

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 1st January 2010
Added: 14th February 2015
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:3
Agreements:2
Comments:2
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Mating Beetles

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 11th November 2009
Added: 14th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:3
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MBB

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 11th November 2009
Added: 14th February 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Medium size, brown beetle

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Big Beetle

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 12th February 2015
Added: 12th February 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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