Insect or Invertebrates Identification

Discussions and information on all Southern African Invertebrates
User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 66601
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

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

50mm!? :shock: :shock: :shock:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 54249
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

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

It is a Giant Flattened Dung Beetle then?
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

Klipspringer
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:34 pm
Country: Germany

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?
:yes:

Klipspringer
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:34 pm
Country: Germany

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.

Saint In The City
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Country: Deutschland
Location: Hannover

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.

Klipspringer
Posts: 1382
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:34 pm
Country: Germany

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)

Saint In The City
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon May 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Country: Deutschland
Location: Hannover

Re: Insect or Invertebrates Identification

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

:ty:

I'm convinced.

Return to “Invertebrates”