Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)

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Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)

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I'm wondering if you all could help put a name to some of these beetles I've come across in my travels.

1) June 2022, Nairobi, Kenya
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2) May 2021, Entebbe, Uganda
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3) March 2021, Nairobi, Kenya
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Cabintom wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:58 pm I'm wondering if you all could help put a name to some of these beetles I've come across in my travels.

June 2022, Nairobi, Kenya
The cetoniine scarabs are either Eudicella smithii or E. euthalia -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudicella_smithii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudicella_euthalia

E. euthalia is considered to be a ssp. of smithii by some authors.
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livingplanet3 wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:12 pm The cetoniine scarabs are either Eudicella smithii or E. euthalia -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudicella_smithii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eudicella_euthalia

E. euthalia is considered to be a ssp. of smithii by some authors.
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4) November 2020, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
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5) September 2020, Lolwa, Ituri, DRC
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6) March, 2020, Bunia, Ituri, DRC
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Cabintom wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:06 am 5) September 2020, Lolwa, Ituri, DRC
Most likely a species of Leucocelis, though I don't know which one. This is a large genus -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucocelis

Your species is the same one shown here -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/andredeke ... otostream/
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Cabintom wrote: Tue Aug 23, 2022 6:58 pm 2) May 2021, Entebbe, Uganda
It may possibly be a species of Litopus, but could be one of the vast number of small-to-medium sized tropical African cerambycids that I'm not familiar with.
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Thank you for your thoughts!
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I believe the last image is of a species of Cerambycidae in the genus Prosopocera, or close. It's a large genus with many similar species...

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The cerambycids in images 3-4 could also possibly be a species of Mecosaspis - but as is Litopus - it is a large genus of similar, difficult to ID, species...

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Re: Coleoptera (DRC, Uganda, Kenya)

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Cabintom wrote: Wed Aug 24, 2022 5:06 am 4) November 2020, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
A dung scarab, possibly in the genus Garreta -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garreta
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