Citrus Long-Horned Beetle

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"I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a longhorn beetle! Don't chew through my net!" —Wild World
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Anoplophora chinensis
Family: Cerambycidae - Longhorn Beetles
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Capricorne des agrumes
 Longicornio asiático
 Tarlo asiatico
 Цитрусовый усач
 Capricorne des agrumes
 Longicornio asiático
 Aziatische boktor

The Citrus Long-Horned Beetle (カミキリムシ, Kamikirimushi), known as the Longhorn Beetle prior to New Horizons, is a bug that can be found in all versions of Animal Crossing. It is quite common - it appears on trees in early Animal Crossing games, but on tree stumps starting from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
"I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)"

Time of year Jun – Aug
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
"I caught a longhorn beetle! It was a long time comin'!"

Description The secret to the strong jaws of these insects is all the wood they eat.
Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 11 PM - 7 PM
Peak times N/A
Location On tree stumps
Bug size 30 mm
Rarity Very uncommon
Selling price  260 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
"I caught a longhorn beetle! I had to steer it toward my net!"

Time of year Jul - Aug
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day 11 PM - 7 PM
Peak times N/A
Location On tree stumps (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 52 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling price  260 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Citrus Long-Horned Beetle
"I caught a citrus long-horned beetle! Orange you happy for me?"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day All day
Location On tree stumps
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 350 Bells
 Flick 525 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Longhorn Beetle can be donated to the museum followed by a small talk by Blathers, the curator.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Hoo my! Those sharpish mandibles... truly frightening. Honestly, what could be more off-putting than these? And the antennae! Why on earth are they so very thick? Blech! Most objectionable! In a word: bad!"

In Wild World[edit]

"Hoo, I say! Be sure to keep your fingers away from that savage maw! And what ostentatious antennae! I mean, really! Blech! Such foulness... Hoo... But I digress..."

After Blathers reluctantly accepts the Longhorn Beetle, it can be found on the third tree from the right in the second room of the bug exhibit. It sits placidly on its tree, but does shuffle about on the spot quite a bit.

In City Folk[edit]

"The multiple varieties and colorful body types of the longhorn beetle make it popular with collectors. It stands toe-to-toe with the dynastid and stag beetles in its popularity with children, eh wot? But those long, skinny legs and long antennae drop it right off this owl's list! How utterly revolting..."

After donation, it can be found on the second tier of the insect section of the museum, in the middle enclosure containing two trees and a tree stump, on the tree stump with the Violin Beetle. This enclosure also contains the Walking Leaf and Oak Silk Moth, to name a few others.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation, it can be found on the large tree stump in the upper left room of the insect exhibit. The information board has this to say about the Longhorn Beetle:

"Longhorn beetles have very strong mandibles, and both adult and larval forms eat through the bark of trees. They have extremely long antennae that are sometimes even longer than their bodies. The adults have such strong mandibles that they can bite off people's hair. And keep in mind that hair isn't the only thing they'll bite, so be careful when handling them!"

In New Horizons[edit]

"The citrus long-horned beetle is a putrid pest and a grave threat to trees. Hoo! It's true! Adults possess powerful jaws and use them to chomp through hardwood and plant fibers with ease. The little larvae are no better, boring bullet-like holes into innocent trees with gusto—citrus trees especially. Voracious and vile, indeed!"

Once donated to the museum, the Citrus Long-Horned Beetle can be found on a tree stump next to the Rosalia Batesi Beetle and the Jewel Beetle.

Encyclopedia information[edit]

After the player has caught a Citrus Long-Horned Beetle for the first time, they can find information about it in the bug tab of their encyclopedia.

Wild World[edit]

Longhorn Beetle WW Sprite.png    ''They get their name from their large antennae. Their strong bite comes from chewing wood."
  • Size- 30 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday


Real-world information[edit]

A real life citrus long-horned beetle

The genus is the Anoplophora of the longhorn, the Cerambycidae is the family. Native to China, the Asian long-horned beetle causes severe damage to America's trees. The beetle can launch itself as far as 400 meters, in search for a tree to lay eggs in. As they grow up, they wiggle out of trees, eating sap, laying waste, and making deep, wide holes.

The citrus long-horned beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) is a long-horned beetle native to Japan, China and Korea, where it is considered a serious pest.

Each female citrus long-horned beetle can make up to 200 eggs after mating, and each egg is separately deposited in tree bark. After the beetle larvae hatches, it chews into the tree, forming a tunnel that is then used as a place for beetle pupation (the process of growing from larvae to adult). From egg-laying to pupation and adult emergence can take twelve to eighteen months.

Infestations by the beetle can kill many different types of hardwood trees as well as citrus trees, pecan, apple, Australian pine, hibiscus, sycamore, willow, pear, mulberry, pigeon pea, Chinaberry, poplar, litchi, kumquat, Japanese red cedar, oak, and Ficus. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Longhorn beetle[edit]

European French Longicorne Longhorn

Citrus Long-Horned Beetle[edit]

Japanese ゴマダラカミキリ
gomadara kamikiri
Citrus long-horned beetle (lit. "black-speckled long-horned beetle")

Korean 알락하늘소
Citrus long-horned beetle (lit. "speckled long-horned beetle")

Simplified Chinese 星天牛
Citrus long-horned beetle (lit. "starry long-horned beetle")

Russian Цитрусовый усач
Tsitrusovyy usach
Citrus long-horned beetle

Dutch Aziatische boktor Asian long-horned beetle

German Fichtenbock Long-horned beetle

European Spanish Longicornio asiático Asian long-horned beetle

European French Capricorne des agrumes Citrus long-horned beetle

Italian Tarlo asiatico Asian long-horned beetle