Cyclommatus Stag

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"I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" —City Folk
"I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?" —New Leaf
Cyclommatus Stag
Cyclommatus Stag NH.png
Scientific name
Cyclommatus elaphus
Lucanidae- Stag Beetles
Months available July to August
Times available 5 PM to 8 AM
Location On palm trees
Size 105 mm
Rarity Uncommon (New Leaf - On Island)
Rare (City Folk, New Leaf - In Town)
Very Rare (Pocket Camp)
Sell price 8,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ホソアカクワガタ
Simplified Chinese 细身赤锹形虫
French Lucane cyclommatus
Spanish Esc. ciervo cyclommatus
Italian Coleottero cyclommatus
Russian Жук-рогач

Korean 엘라푸스가위사슴벌레
Traditional Chinese 細身赤鍬形蟲
Quebec French Lucane cyclommatus
Latin American Spanish Esc. ciervo cyclommatus
German Cyclommatus
Dutch Vliegend hert

The Cyclommatus Stag (ホソアカクワガタ, Hosoakakuwagata), known as the Cyclommatus prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a stag-looking beetle with large mandibles, introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. They are found on palm trees and sell for 8,000 Bells. Compared to other stag beetles with a similar price, the Cyclommatus Stag is less easily prone to scaring away; it does not react when villagers walk at full speed to it whereas the Elephant Beetle and Atlas Beetle will fly off. They are found between June and August, from 5 PM to 8 AM.

Catch details[edit]

City Folk[edit]

64px     ''Their short life span makes these insects hard to raise"
  • Size- About 105 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night to morning

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Cyclommatus Stag

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 83.4 mm - 96.6 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Cyclommatus Stag
"I caught a cyclommatus stag! Those mandibles are a mouthful!"

Time of Year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of Day 5 PM – 8 AM
Location On palm trees
Total Catch 100
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 8000 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say the following:

"The calling card of the cyclommatus is its pair of mandibles, which are usually as long as its body. Another interesting fact is that the bug hates heat and will usually perish in a non-air-conditioned room. I can sympathize, eh wot? Leaving the sanctum of the museum for the summer heat is simply wretched."

After donation, the Cyclommatus can be found on the second tier of the insect section, in the large enclosure on the middle palm tree. This enclosure also contains the rafflesia, Tarantula, Scorpion, and Elephant Beetle, to name a few.

In New Leaf[edit]

After the donation, an information board will display a description of the Cyclommatus stag.

"Cyclommatus stags are identified by their long pairs of mandibles, which can be as long as their bodies. Their large mandibles are actually already formed when they're in the pupal stage of life. Although these beetles are mostly easygoing, those living in mountains really can't stand the heat."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The cyclommatus stag is known for its giant jaws, which can be even larger than its body. It's round eyes and silver color make it a beloved beetle. Though how one could love a beetle is beyond me. Imagine being pinched by those long jaws, and the pain it would cause! Ouch and ewww!"

Real-world information[edit]

The first impression of the cyclommatus would be the large mandibles which measure up as long as the body, taking up half its full length. It uses these mandibles to fight off other beetles for a mate. The male cyclommatus is a lot larger than the female - the male being around 105mm and the female being 30mm.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ホソアカクワガタ
Slender red stag beetle

Korean 엘라푸스가위사슴벌레
From specific name elaphus and the Korean name for Cyclommatus (lit. "scissor stag beetle")

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
细身赤锹形虫 / 細身赤鍬形蟲
xìshēn chì qiāoxíngchóng
Slender red stag beetle

Russian Жук-рогач
Stag beetle

Dutch Vliegend hert "Flying stag"

German Cyclommatus From genus name

European Spanish Esc. ciervo cyclommatus Cyclommatus stag beetle

European French Lucane cyclommatus Cyclommatus stag beetle

Italian Coleottero cyclommatus Cyclommatus beetle

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