Subject: Scarab beetle South Africa
Location: South Africa Lowveld
January 16, 2017 11:02 am
Hi. Can you identify this South Africa species? First time I have seen one. I live in the Lowveld in South Africa
Signature: Francois Lloyd

Giant Emerald Fruit Chafer

Dear Francois,
We identified your Scarab Beetle as a Giant Emerald Fruit Chafer, Dicronorrhina derbyana subsp. derbyana, thanks to images posted to iSpot.  According to iNaturalist:  “These attractive beetles are mainly present in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.”

Location: Lowveld, South Africa

2 Responses to Giant Emerald Fruit Chafer from South Africa

  1. Margaret Ueckermann says:

    I saw ons christmas day in middelburg cbd against a tree ….will send a photo

  2. Midge Ferreira says:

    I live in Valhalla Centurion and saw two of these Beatles in my garden in a River vaderlands wilg tree.

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