Observations in the Family: Scarabaeidae

English Name: Scarabbeetles

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Hairy Dung beetle 4web 6737

Dung beetle 4web 6737
By: guido.cozaguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebratesguido.coza's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Etosha National Park
Observed on: 28th October 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Trichostetha

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Location: Kirstenbosch Bot. Garden
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Hopliini dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Steenboksberg off Bainskloof in the Western Cape
Observed on: 27th October 2013
Added to iSpot: 29th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Hopliini sp. in Carpobrotus deliciosus

Hopliini sp.in Carpobrotus deliciosus
By: Nicky
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: Sedgefield
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Protea beetle

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Location: Garden
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Not only have I finally managed to grow proteas but the associated wildlife comes inside in search of the cut blooms :-)

Hopliini onSenecio ilicifolius

Hopliini onSenecio ilicifolius
By: Nicky
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: Sedgefield
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Hopliini on Senecio ilicifolius

Hopliini  on Senecio ilicifolius
By: Nicky
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: Sedgefield
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cheesewood beetles

KJKJA
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Location: Warren's
Observed on: 28th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: Dozens of these little guys were flitting around a cheesewood tree at around 6am. Not sure what they were up to (the flowers are not open). They would land on the leaves, scurry around for a bit and then take off again.

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large beetle
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: N14, Bophirima
Observed on: 27th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Approx 35 mm long

Monkey Beetle

Monkey Beetle
By: HermanViviersHermanViviers's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Victoria Bay, Western Cape
Observed on: 27th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Monkey Beetle tb

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By: outramps
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Location: Cockscomb lower down
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 27th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Satyr Monkey courier

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By: sallyslaksallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebratessallyslak's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Camferskloof
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

small beetle

small beetle
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Birds do it, bees do it .....

Birds do it, bees do it .....
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap
Observed on: 25th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 26th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Hopliini sp. on Senecio pyramidatus

 Hopliini sp. on Senecio pyramidatus
By: Nicky
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Location: R67
Observed on: 1st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Hopliini (Monkey Beetle) on Eulophia parviflora

Hopliini (Monkey Beetle) on Eulophia parviflora
By: Nicky
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Location: Mosslands Two River Trail
Observed on: 28th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 23rd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Marbled or too dark?

Brown Chafer
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black Beetle with Yellow band

Black Beetle with Yellow band
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Brown beetle with yellow hearts

Brown Beetle with yellow hearts
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mfazana Hide
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Ziggy nosher

fruit chafer, zigzag1
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 20th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Presumably fell out blooming Schotia brachypetala and, replete, rested on Barleria bush below. About 25 mm body-length

coitus perpetuous

fruit chafer, commondotted3
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

flower chafers

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ashley Ave, Scottburgh
Observed on: 3rd October 2014
Added to iSpot: 22nd October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

dung beetle

dung beetle
By: rianabate
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Location: N14, Kalahari District Council
Observed on: 21st October 2014
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Likely ID: Onitis alexis
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Approx 15 mm, found under fresh dung.

Atrichelaphinis tigrina

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By: kbraunsdkbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrateskbraunsd's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Malolotja Nature Reserve, near top dam below workshop
Observed on: 29th October 2007
Added to iSpot: 21st October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Horned beetle

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Coernie Station
Observed on: 30th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Oryctes boas
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

beetle

beetle
By: rianabate
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap
Observed on: 19th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 19th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Brown beetle

Brown beetle
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1

Could be a beetle

Could be a beetle
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Likely ID: Melolonthinae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

Beetle

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Green & Gold chafer

Green & Gold chafer
By: MagdaMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in InvertebratesMagda's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Grunter St, St Lucia
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Monkey Beetle caught by Assassin Bug

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 18th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 18th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1

Fruit chafer

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Thungwini
Observed on: 16th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 17th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Length about 2.5 cm. Feeding on the flower

Hopliini dt

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By: outramps
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Location: Krom River Hike
Observed on: 10th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Likely ID: Hopliini
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Trichostetha capensis

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By: outramps
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Location: Vlaktes around the Kromriver Hut
Observed on: 7th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

White Spotted Fruit Chafer

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Garden Route Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 16th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

hairy legs

hairy legs
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: 1, Crause St
Observed on: 15th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 15th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0
Description: Approx 30 mm

Beetle

Beetle
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: Presidentsrus light trap
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Onitis
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

beetle under dung

beetle under dung
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R540, Ehlanzeni
Observed on: 14th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Likely ID: Onthophagus
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 3
Description: size 12 mm. makes holes under dung

Dung beetle

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By: lizejoubert
Location: P380, North Uthungulu
Observed on: 21st October 2008
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: This dung beetle was rolling its ball along a tar road on the Western Shores of iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus)

Scarabaeus (Scarabaeus)
By: Cassine
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Ntsinini
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Black beetle

SAM_7333 [family scarabaeidae] (2)
By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in InvertebratesJeffrey Groenewald's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Brown Rte, Helderberg Nature Reserve
Observed on: 8th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 13th October 2014
Likely ID: Scarabaeidae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 1
Description: Small beetle (1cm long), dull black in colour. Remained motionless when picked up and only moved after a few minutes.

Black, white-spotted beetle

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By: timvntimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebratestimvn's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Lady's Slipper NR, Van Staden's Mountains, EC
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Campsiura cognata

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By: qgrobler
Eastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: 5, Edge View Road
Observed on: 11th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 11th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Monkey Beetle

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By: sarge45
Location: 0A, Table Mountain National Park
Observed on: 2nd September 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0

Monkey Beetle

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By: sarge45
Location: Koperfontein Rd, Hopefield
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: (It landed on my shirt.)

Cetoniinae Scarab Beetle

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By: sarge45
Location: R366, West Coast DC
Observed on: 31st August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Beetle

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By: Nikola SchusterNikola Schuster's reputation in InvertebratesNikola Schuster's reputation in InvertebratesNikola Schuster's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Danielshoogte
Observed on: 24th August 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Beetle

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By: Nikola SchusterNikola Schuster's reputation in InvertebratesNikola Schuster's reputation in InvertebratesNikola Schuster's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Kirstenbosh Gardens
Observed on: 13th September 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Flower chafer

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor's reputation in InvertebratesRicky Taylor's reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Mtunzini_grassland
Observed on: 8th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 10th October 2014
Likely ID: Cetoniinae
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2
Description: about 10 mm long. Burrowing into the flower.

Circellium bacchus (Addo Flightless Dung Beetle)

 Circellium bacchus (Addo Flightless Dung Beetle)
By: Nicky
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: Addo Elephant Park
Observed on: 5th October 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th October 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Species with which Scarabbeetles (Scarabaeidae) interacts

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