Tea bush
Beetles

Beetles, order Coleoptera, are the world's most diverse order of insects: about 400 000 species have been described and there are perhaps a million more awaiting discovery and description. In South Africa alone there are likely 10 000 to 20 000 species. The species listed and illustrated here scratch the surface of the beetle fauna to be found in the Waterberg but by showing what's available may prompt more people to photograph and submit more records of these ecologically vital creatures.

List of Beetles photographed in the Waterberg
 
 
Bostrychidae
Bostrychoplites cornutus   Shot-hole Borer   
 
 
 
Brentidae
Amorphocephala  sp Primitive Weevil  
 
 
 
Burestidae
Agelia peteli  Meloid-mimicking Jewel-Beetle     
 
Lampetis amaurotica   Eyed Jewel-Beetle   
 
 
 
Carabidae
Graphipterus lineolatus   Lined Velvet Ground-Beetle     
 
Tefflus  sp Peaceful Giant Ground-Beetle     
 
 
 
Cerambycidae
Armylaena fasciata   
 
Coptops aedificator  Flap-faced Longhorn-Beetle  
 
Crossotus stypticus   Flat-faced Longhorn-Beetle Vaalboktor  
 
Derolus gyllenhali    
 
Graciliderolus parvus   
 
Macromata sp Acacia-Stem-Borer  
 
Pectoctenus bryanti     
 
Prosopocera paykulli     
 
Taurotagus klugi  sp Longhorn-Beetle sp  
 
Tetradia lophoptera   Dumpy Longhorn     
 
Tetradia  sp Fig-tree Borer  
 
Xystrocera dispar      
 
 
 
Chrysomelidae
Blepharida ornata  Rhus Flea-Beetle  
 
Bruchid  sp  Bean-eating Beetle  
 
Chrysomelidae sp  
 
Cryptocephalus sp  
 
Lema daturaphila   Three-lined Potato-Beetle     
 
Monolepta sp      
 
Platycorynus dejeani  Milkweed Leaf-Beetle     
 
Zamium bimaculatum     
 
 
 
Cicindelidae
Manticora scabra  Giant Tiger-Beetle    
 
 
 
Cleridae
Gyponyx sp    
 
Tenereus variabilis  Chequered Beetle  
 
 
 
Coccinellidae
Cheilomenes lunata  Lunata Ladybird  
 
Cheilomenes propinqua  Striped Lady-Beetle  
 
Epilachna dreigei  Potato Ladybird  
 
 
 
Curculionidae
Brachycerus labrusca  Lily Weevil  
 
Bronchus furvus  Prong-tailed Weevil  
 
Rhadinomerus illicitus  Lesser Aloe-Weevil  
 
 
 
Dysstiscidae
Eretes sticticus  Pale Predaceous Diving-Beetle  
 
 
 
Elateridae
Cardiophorus  sp Click Beetle  
 
Tetralobus flabellicornis  Giant Acacia Click-Beetle Reuse Acacia Kniptor  
 
 
 
Lampyridae
Lampyridae sp Firefly sp  
 
 
 
Lycidae
Lycis trabeatus       
 
Lycidae sp      
 
 
 
Lymexylidae
Atractocerus brevicornis  Ship-timber Beetle   
 
 
 
Melyridae
Astylus atromaculatus  
 
 
 
Paussidae
Cerapterus sp Ants-Nest Beetle     
 
 
 
Scarabaeidae
Anomala sp Leaf Chafer    
 
Catharsius cornutus  Three-horned Dung-Beetle  
 
Catharsius heros  
 
Catharsius sesostris  
 
Chalconotus convexus  Plum Dung-Beetle  
 
Cheirolasia burkei     
 
Copris elphenor   
 
Cyphonistes vallatus   Fork-horned Rhino-Beetle  
 
Dicronorrhina derbyana  ssp derbyana  Giant Emerald Fruit-Chafer  Reuse Groen Vrugtekewer  
 
Diplognatha gagates   Large Black Nest-Chafer  
 
Dischista cincta   
 
Dischista rufa   Fruit Chafer Beetle  
 
Dolichostethus levis    
 
Ecyroschema favosum  Flat-faced Longhorn-Beetle   
 
Eunidia brunneopunctata ssp brunneopunctata  Flat-faced Longhorn-Beetles  
 
Eunidia endroedyi  Flat-faced Longhorn-Beetle   
 
Heliocopris andersoni  Tusked Dung-Beetle  
 
Heliocopris neptunus  Trident Dung-Beetle  
 
Mausoleopsis amabilis  White-spotted Fruit-Chafer  
 
Metacatharsius opacus    
 
Nigidius bubalus  Buffalo Stag Beetle  
 
Oryctes boas  Rhinoceros Beetle  Renoster-miskruier  
 
Pachnoda sinuata  ssp flaviventris  Brown-and-yellow Fruit-Chafer  
 
Pachylomerus femoralis  Flattened Giant Dung-Beetle  
 
Pedinorrhina trivittata  Yellowheart Fruit-Chafer  
 
Plaesiorrhinella plana  Yellow-belted Fruit-Chafer  
 
Porphyronata  sp Marbled Fruit-Chafer  
 
Prosopocera imbellis      
 
Rhabdotis aulica  Emerald Fruit-Chafer Groen vrugtekewer  
 
Scarabaeus geminogalenus   
 
Scarabaeus lamarcki  Scarab-scarab  
 
Scarabaeus rusticus   
 
Scarabaeus zambesianus   
 
Temnorhynchus coronatus  Flathead Beetle    
 
Tephraea leucomelona  
 
 
 
Tenebrionidae
Anomalipus sculpturatus   Armoured Toktokkie  Gepantserde-toktokkie  
 
Anomalipus sp    
 
Dichtha incantatoris  White-legged Toktokkie  Witpoot-toktokkie  
 
Ditylomorphus inconstans  False Blister-Beetle   
 
Himatismus sp Tapering Darkling-Beetle   
 
Phanerotomea virago  Giant Toktokkie  Reuse-toktokkie  
 
Praeugena sp   
 
Psammodes bertolonii  Giant Toktokkie   

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