Drone Beetle

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Drone Beetle
Drone Beetle NH.png
Scientific name
Pseudotorynorrhina japonica
Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Months available July to August (Animal Crossing)
June to August (New Horizons: Northern Hemisphere)
December to February (New Horizons: Southern Hemisphere)
Times available All day
Location On trees
Rarity Common
Sell price 80 Bells (Animal Crossing)
200 Bells (New Horizons)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese カナブン
Simplified Chinese 日铜锣花金龟
French Pseudotorynorrhina
Spanish Escarabajo verde japonés
Italian Cetonia dorata
Russian Бронзовка

Korean 풍이
Traditional Chinese 日銅鑼花金龜
Quebec French Cétoine dorée
Latin American Spanish Escarabajo verde japonés
German Japan-Rosenkäfer
Dutch Bladsprietkever

The Drone Beetle is a common bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It is a green beetle found on trees during summer, and it has a similar appearance to the Fruit Beetle and Scarab Beetle. After Doubutsu no Mori e+, the Drone Beetle remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]


Drone Beetle
"I caught a drone beetle! I wonder where the queen is."

Times Jul – Aug: All day
Location On trees
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 80 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Drone Beetle
"I caught a drone beetle! Shouldn't you have more propellers?"

Time of Year North: Jun – Aug
South: Dec – Feb
Time of Day All day
Location On trees (any kind)
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Drone Beetle can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when the player donates it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor plating on their backs, you know. Their armor, it...opens up, revealing wings, which they use to fly. It's really quite unnatural. Then, there's that thin membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their bodies. Most foul!"

In New Horizons[edit]

"I must say, the drone beetle is like that boorish acquaintance who is much too loud for polite company. That is, it is a large bug with a square head and is so named for the droning noise it makes when it flies. Furthermore, it has hooks on its feet that help it to cling tightly to trees. HOOK FEET... How gauche!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カナブン
Drone beetle (lit. "golden mosquito")

Korean 풍이
Drone beetle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
日铜锣花金龟 / 日銅鑼花金龜
rì tóngluó huājīn’guī
Japanese bronze-cymbal flower scarab

Russian Бронзовка
Flower scarab

Dutch Bladsprietkever Scarab beetle

German Japan-Rosenkäfer Japanese rose scarab

European Spanish Escarabajo verde japonés Japanese green beetle

European French Pseudotorynorrhina From genus name

Quebec French Cétoine dorée Rose chafer (a similar species of scarab)

Italian Cetonia dorata Rose chafer (a similar species of scarab)

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