Drone beetle

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Artwork of drone beetle
Real-world info
Name: Pseudotorynorrhina japonica
Family: Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Cétoine dorée
 Escarabajo verde japonés
 Escarabajo verde japonés
 Cetonia dorata

The drone beetle is a common bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. After Doubutsu no Mori e+, the drone beetle remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where it spawns on trees during summer.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

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

Time of year[nb 1] Jul – Aug
Time of day All day
Location On trees
Weather Any weather
Selling price  80 Bells
Furniture 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)
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 200 Bells
 Flick 300 Bells
Furniture 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 日铜锣花金龟
rì tóngluó huājīn'guī
Japanese bronze-cymbal flower scarab

Traditional Chinese 日銅鑼花金龜

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)


  1. All bugs and fish in the first-generation games can appear at a lower spawn rate up to five days before the start of their first month of availability.