Subfamily: Scarabaeinae (scarabs or dung beetles - part)

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Some tribes, genera and species that occur in southern Africa

Circellium bacchus

Garreta nitens

Tribe Canthonini Circellium bacchus, (Flightless dung beetle, Addo flighless dung beetle), 30-45mm. [image by A. Weaving , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Tribe Gymnopleurini. Garreta nitens, Green Dung Beetle, 13-18mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Proagoderus aciculatus

Scarabaeus rugosus

Tribe Onthophagini. Proagoderus aciculatus, 12mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Scarabaeini. Scarabaeus rugosus, Green Grooved Dung Beetle,   21mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

Sisyphus sp.

 

Tribe Sisyphini. Sisyphus sp., Spider Dung Beetle, 3-12mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 
 

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