Tiger Beetle

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Tiger Beetle
Tiger Beetle NH.png
Scientific name
Months available March to October New Leaf
February to October New Horizons
Times available 8am to 7pm; 4am-5pm (October)
all hours New Horizons
Location On ground
Size 18mm
Rarity Common
Sell price 1,500 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ハンミョウ
Simplified Chinese 虎甲虫
French Cicindèle
Spanish Escarabajo tigre
Italian Cicindela
Russian Жук-скакун

Korean 길앞잡이
Traditional Chinese 虎甲蟲
Quebec French Cicindèle
Latin American Spanish Escarabajo tigre
German Sandlaufkäfer
Dutch Zandloopkever

The Tiger Beetle[nb 1] is a bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Catch details

In New Leaf


Tiger Beetle
"I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?"

Times Mar – Sep: 8 AM – 7 PM,
Oct: 4 AM - 5 PM
Peak Times
Location On the ground
Size 18 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons


Tiger Beetle
"I caught a tiger beetle! I pounced first!"

Time of Year North: Feb – Oct
South: Aug – Apr
Time of Day All day
Location On the ground
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Tiger Beetle can be donated to the museum followed by a small talk by Blathers, the curator. A sign in the bug exhibit displays information about the Tiger Beetle.

In New Leaf

"Tiger beetles are known for their aggressive predatory habits and fast running speed. Their bodies are rather colorful and reflect the sunshine, giving them a shimmery appearance. Tiger-beetle larvae live in cylindrical burrows and capture insects that wander past with their mandibles."

It can be found in the top section of the upper right room in the bug habitat of the museum.

In New Horizons

"The tiger beetle is extremely fleet of foot, though it runs in a rather peculiar way. That is, it sprints, then stops, then sprints again...using these speedy maneuvers to run down its prey. You see, the tiger beetle- like a real tiger-is a powerful predator. The mere thought of it giving chase gives me the willies. Tigers are terrifying at any size."


Names in other languages

Japanese ハンミョウ
Tiger beetle

Korean 길앞잡이
Tiger beetle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
虎甲虫 / 虎甲蟲
Tiger beetle

Russian Жук-скакун
Tiger beetle

Dutch Zandloopkever Tiger beetle

German Sandlaufkäfer Tiger beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo tigre Tiger beetle

European French Cicindèle Tiger beetle

Italian Cicindela Tiger beetle


  1. Japanese: ハンミョウ Hepburn: Hanmyō

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