- "I caught a drone beetle! I wonder where the queen is." —Animal Crossing
|Scientific name||Pseudotorynorrhina japonica|
|Family||Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles|
|Time of year||July to August (Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing)|
June to August (New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere))
December to February (New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere))
|Time of day||All day|
|Selling price||80 Bells (Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing)|
200 Bells (New Horizons)
The Drone Beetle is a light green beetle that appears in Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is a type of scarab beetle, and sells for 80 Bells in Doubutsu no Mori, and 200 Bells in New Horizons.
In New Horizons
Donating to the Museum
Like all fish and insects 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
"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
"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!"
After the player has caught a Drone Beetle for the first time, they can find information about it in the bug tab of their encyclopedia.
Icon from Doubutsu no Mori
Icon from Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Model of the Drone Beetle in New Horizons, obtainable from Flick
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