Subfamily: Coprinae (scarabs or dung beetles)

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Some tribes that occur in southern Africa

Catharsius tricornutus

Copris mesacanthus

Tribe Coprini. Catharsius tricornutus, Three-horned Dung Beetle, 26mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Tribe Coprini. Copris mesacanthus, Nursing Dung Beetle, 17mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Heteronitis castelnaui

Onitis alexis

Tribe Onitini. Heteronitis castelnaui, Grooved Dung Beetle, 28mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Tribe Onitini. Onitis alexis, Bronze Dung Beetle, 16mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 

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