Drone Beetle

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"I caught a drone beetle! I wonder where the queen is." —Animal Crossing
Drone Beetle
Japanese カナブン Korean 풍이 Chinese 日铜锣花金龟
French Pseudotorynorrhina Italian Cetonia dorata Spanish Escarabajo verde japonés
German Japan-Rosenkäfer Dutch Bladsprietkever Russian Бронзовка
Drone Beetle NH.png
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
Location On trees
Rarity Common
Selling price 80 Bells (Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing)
200 Bells (New Horizons)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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.

Catch details[edit]

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 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[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!"

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

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.

Animal Crossing[edit]

New Horizons[edit]

Drone Beetle NH Icon.png
"I caught a drone beetle! Shouldn't you have more propellers?"
  • Seasonality
    Northern - June to August
    Southern - December to February
  • Active Hours- All day

Further Information[edit]


Names in other languages====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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