Scarab Beetle

light brown scarab beetle, Scarabaeidae, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed at night at light at Mweiga, Nyeri Co, Kenya, Dec. 2015. Length is about 10mm.

Many, many species of beetles belonging to the scarab family are likely to exist in Kenya. This one was attracted to electric lighting. The immature stage, a larva also known as a grub, lives in the soil or within dung or rotting logs.

Scarabaeidae -- Scarab Beetle Family -- Melolonthinae subfamily

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens. Page created 03 May 2016