Observations in the Family: Scarabaeidae

Common Name: Scarabbeetles

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what insect is this?

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By: nature lover
Location: stellenbosch garden
Observed: 8th December 2016
Added: 25th May 2017
Identifications:2
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Description:

These two insects landed on a flower in front of me. They were black with numerous white spots.

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Hard at work (AENP)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Addo Elephant National Park (Rooidam)
Observed: 18th May 2017
Added: 25th May 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Dung beetle

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Location: Rehoboth
Observed: 16th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Likely ID: Coprini
Identifications:1
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Found under cow dung. Length ~ 15 mm

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Hopliini (R331)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R331 (2)
Observed: 7th May 2017
Added: 17th May 2017
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
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Green Dung Beetle

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By: Knysna Wildflowers
CREW (Southern Cape)Outramps
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Location: Goldkuppe
Observed: 4th March 2017
Added: 15th May 2017
Identifications:2
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Comments:5
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Orangey head white larva

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 15th May 2017
Added: 15th May 2017
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Found crawling on a concrete path

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Little shy forest Dunggy with pasangers

Little shy forest Dunggy with pasangers
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Location: Ngoya
Observed: 7th May 2017
Added: 10th May 2017
Identifications:2
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Comments:1
Description:

Saw 3, all sitting on leafs and very quick to beetle off.

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shiny brown beetle

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Location: Paling Gat, Stillbay
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 3rd May 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Description:

small beetle, resembling Christmas beetle, about 1 cm long

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Small dung beetle

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By: The Bate's
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap 1
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 1st May 2017
Identifications:2
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Comments:1
Description:

Length 10 mm

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Rhino beetle

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Location: Presidentsrus light trap 1
Observed: 1st May 2017
Added: 1st May 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Russel's "dead" monkey that flew away

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Fancourt, Links
Observed: 27th April 2017
Added: 28th April 2017
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Hairy Beetle

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By: WolfRoland
Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
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Location: BushBaby
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

last photo for size comparison

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Red Beetle - BushBaby

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By: WolfRoland
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Location: BushBaby
Observed: 16th January 2017
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
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Garden Fruit Chafer

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By: fayne connelly
CREW (Gauteng)
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Location: The Country Club Johannesburg Woodmead
Observed: 7th January 2016
Added: 25th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

A beetle with striking black and yellow markings. It appears to be P. sinuata but I don't know the subspecies.

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Chafer

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Location: Glosam
Observed: 24th April 2017
Added: 24th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Approx 20 mm

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beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: finella slopes
Observed: 16th April 2017
Added: 24th April 2017
Likely ID: Epirinus
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Mausoleopsis - Gabus

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By: WolfRoland
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Location: Gabus
Observed: 30th December 2016
Added: 17th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Dischista - Gabus

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By: WolfRoland
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Location: Gabus
Observed: 1st January 2017
Added: 17th April 2017
Likely ID: Dischista cincta
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Termitophilic chafer

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Location: Kosi Bay
Observed: 20th March 2017
Added: 15th April 2017
Likely ID: Scaptobius
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

7 mm

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Ant´s nest chafer

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Location: Mpumalanga pr., 8km W of Barberton
Observed: 15th March 2017
Added: 14th April 2017
Likely ID: Scaptobius
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

7 mm

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Dicronorrhina derbyana

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By: Lee Jones
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Location: Somerset West Park
Observed: 13th April 2017
Added: 14th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Posted on behalf of someone who is not on iSpot - with their permission

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Variations in spots

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Location: Panarama Guest farm
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 13th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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beetle

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Van Staden's
Observed: 9th April 2017
Added: 12th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Monkeybeetle

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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: Lower Tokai A11 Old picnic site
Observed: 30th August 2016
Added: 12th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements: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: Lower Tokai A11 Old picnic site
Observed: 30th August 2016
Added: 12th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Scarab

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By: Ricky Taylor
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Location: Mtunzini R
Observed: 30th March 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

HB about 3 cm. Attracted to light

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Scarabaeinae3

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Location: Andante
Observed: 17th March 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Scarabaeinae

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Location: Mokala National Park
Observed: 2nd March 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Scarabaeinae4

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Location: Andante
Observed: 17th March 2017
Added: 8th April 2017
Likely ID: Scarabaeinae
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Plaesiorrhinella plana

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Location: Marakele National Park
Observed: 8th March 2017
Added: 7th April 2017
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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