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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Saint In The City » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:37 pm

Hi everybody, 0/*
here is some kind of Dung Beetle. Can anybody tell me the exact species please?
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It's quite similar to a Giant Flattened Dung Beetle (Pachylomera femoralis), but less structured.
It was spotted at the top of the Waterberg Plateau Park in Namibia in June.
Thanks and greetings.
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PS: please don't ask me about the lenght, because I don't know it exactly.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:54 pm

I am going to leave this one to Klipspringer O**
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:36 pm

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You are right, Saint ^Q^


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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Richprins » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:46 pm

50mm!? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:00 pm

It is a Giant Flattened Dung Beetle then?
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:10 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:00 pm
It is a Giant Flattened Dung Beetle then?
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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm

Richprins wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:46 pm
50mm!? :shock: :shock: :shock:

In a sandy soil type, you find large, fast, deep-burying, dung beetle species.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Saint In The City » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm not sure sure about the length. As I can remember it was shorter than 50 mm - maybe 25 - 35 mm? :-? Could it be a be younger one, so the body is less structured but still quite flat/polished?

I'm wondering about the location, too. It was sitting on a big stone on the top of the mountain. Maybe it just made a rest there.

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Klipspringer » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:24 pm

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6039282

It's reported for the Waterberg Plateau Park (and there is Tony Rebelo amongst the people who agree on the ID)

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Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Post by Saint In The City » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:38 pm

:ty:

I'm convinced.

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