Giraffe stag

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Artwork of giraffe stag
Real-world info
Name: Prosopocoilus giraffa
Family: Lucanidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Lucane girafe
 Lucane girafe
 Escarabajo ciervo jirafa
 Escarabajo ciervo jirafa
 Coleottero giraffa

The giraffe stag is a bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that can be found on palm trees from mid to late summer between the hours of 5 PM-8 AM. It is tied with the golden stag and the horned hercules as the most valuable bug in the Animal Crossing series, selling for 12,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Giraffe stag
"I caught a giraffe stag! Does that make it a longhorn?"

Time of year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of day 5 PM – 8 AM
Location On palm trees
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Catch 100 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 12,000 Bells
 Flick 18,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Giraffe stag

Availability Not currently available
  • 2020-08-09 – 2020-08-13 (All Together Now! Horned Dynastid vs. Stag Beetle)
  • 2023-08-10 – 2023-08-13 (Bugged Out Beetle Goals)
Location Sunburst Island PC Map Icon.png Sunburst Island
Size 48.7 mm – 111.3 mm
Rarity ★★★
Selling price  6,000 Bells
Version added Unknown
Villager gift data Tier: 4 (Rare)


Donating to the museum[edit]

When donating the giraffe stag to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

In New Horizons[edit]

"The giraffe stag beetle is a bug of preposterous proportions. Not only is its body rather large, it has two long, jagged jaws that can put it over five inches in size! The giraffe stag beetle's long jaws have been compared to the long neck of the giraffe...hence the name. But I say such comparisons are a stretch. Giraffe necks are NOT lined with spikes! If I were a giraffe, I would protest."

Commissioning a model[edit]

If the player brings three giraffe stags to Flick to commission a model, he will say the following:

"R-really? You want a sculpture of a giraffe stag? Reaping shears of the netherworld? Those twin razory scythes that slice into foes! Those crimson eyes that bore into your very soul! I promise this will be my intense-est masterpiece, and I shall title it The Grand Giraffe Stag Beetle!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ギラファノコギリクワガタ
Giraffe saw stag beetle

Korean 기라파톱사슴벌레
Giraffe saw stag beetle

Simplified Chinese 长劲鹿锯锹形虫
chángjǐnlù jù qiāoxíngchóng
Giraffe saw stag beetle

Traditional Chinese 長頸鹿鋸鍬形蟲

Russian Рогач-жираф
Giraffe stag beetle

Dutch Girafhertkever Giraffe stag beetle

German Giraffenhirschkäfer Giraffe stag beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo ciervo jirafa Giraffe stag beetle

European French Lucane girafe Giraffe stag beetle

Italian Coleottero giraffa Giraffe beetle