- "I caught the goliath beetle! It's... GOLIATH!" —Wild World
- "I caught a goliath beetle! GOOOOOOOOOLIATH!" —City Folk
- "I caught a goliath beetle! Hah! He doesn't look so big." —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Goliathus goliatus|
|Family||Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles|
sub.Cetoniinae - Flower Scarabs
|Time of year||June to August|
|Time of day||7 p.m. to 8 a.m.|
|Location||On palm trees|
|Rarity||Uncommon (New Leaf - On Island)|
Rare (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf - In Town)
|Selling price||6,000 Bells|
The Goliath Beetle (ゴライアスハナムグリ, Goraiasuhanamuguri) is a red and black beetle that sits on palm trees during the summer months in the evening. It is an expensive insect, selling for 6,000 bells.
Donating to the Museum
In Wild World
"Horned beetles are said to be the largest of the beetle families, wot? Indeed, in some regions, this is the largest beetle on record. It certainly has the largest repulsiveness quota. Hardly something to brag about..."
In City Folk
"Goliath beetles are a variety of fruit beetle with a very long scientific name. As stands to reason, given their name, these beetles are incredibly strong. Beyond that morsel of knowledge, I know little, because they utterly REPULSE me..."
It can be found in the middle terrace on the lonely palm tree to the right of the exhibit.
"Goliath beetles, named after the legendary giant, are among the largest insects in the world. The larvae can weight four ounces or more. Once matured, they are only half that weight, however. They spend their days flying from tree to tree to feed on tree sap or fruits."
It can be found in the left most wall, in the far left room, on the palm tree closest to the top left corner.
| ''The largest of its kind, they're also good fliers."|
| ''The largest of its kind in the world, these can fly like birds."|
The Goliathus giganteus (the Goliath Beetle) and the other five members of the genus are all natives to Africa, primarily around the equatorial tropics. Unlike other scarab beetles in the sub. family of Cetoniinae (flower scarab beetles), it requires a high protein diet as a larva - in captivity the larvae can eat cat and/or dog food alongside dried leaves. Like its relatives, adults prefer to feed on sugar-rich fluids like tree sap and the juice from fruits. As in other horned scarabaeoid beetles, only the males possess the tiny horns; females have shorter, rectangular heads.
Names in other languages
|French||Scarabée Goliath||Goliath beetle|
|Italian||Scarabeo golia||Goliath beetle|