Family: Scarabaeidae (dung beetles, rhinoceros beetles, chafers, monkey beetles)

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The family Scarabaeidae is large and diverse and includes dung beetles, miniature dung beetles, monkey beetles, flower chafers, fruit chafers, woolly chafers, brown chafers so each subfamily will be listed separately.

Some subfamilies, genera and species from southern Africa

Subfamily Aphodiinae (miniature dung beetles)

Subfamily Cetoniinae (fruit and flower chafers)


Subfamily: Coprinae (dung beetles - part)

Subfamily: Dynastinae (rhinoceros beetles)


Subfamily: Melolonthinae (leaf chafers [part], white grubs [part], woolly chafers)

Subfamily: Rutelinae (leaf chafers [part], white grubs [part], monkey beetles)

Subfamily: Scarabaeinae (scarabs, dung beetles - part)






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