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Beetle larvae top view. These larvae can be distinguished from others as their anal opening is horizontal. ( I have another blurry photo which confirms this) Coleoptera,Dynastinae,Geotagged,Heteronychus arator,Scarabaeoidea,South Africa,Summer,african black beetle,beetles,black maize beetle,insects,south africa Click/tap to enlarge

Beetle larvae top view.

These larvae can be distinguished from others as their anal opening is horizontal. ( I have another blurry photo which confirms this)

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''Heteronychus arator'' is a species of beetle in the subfamily Dynastinae . It is commonly called African black beetle or black lawn beetle. It is native to Africa and it is an introduced species in Australia and on the North Island of New Zealand.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jan 12, 2015. Captured Jan 12, 2015 09:25 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/14.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm