Goliath Beetle

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"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
Goliath Beetle
Scientific name Goliathus goliatus
Family Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles
Cetoniinae - Flower Scarabs
Time of year June to August
Time of day 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Location On palm trees
Size 90 mm
Rarity Uncommon (New Leaf - On Island)
Rare (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf - In Town)
Selling price 6,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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[edit]

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say the following.

In Wild World[edit]

"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[edit]

"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.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

"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.

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Goliath Beetle (Wild World).gif    ''The largest of its kind, they're also good fliers."
  • Size- 90 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Warm nights

City Folk[edit]

Goliath Beetle (City Folk).png     ''The largest of its kind in the world, these can fly like birds."
  • Size- About 90 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night to morning

Further information[edit]

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Scarabée Goliath Goliath beetle
German Goliathkäfer Goliath Beetle
Italian Scarabeo golia Goliath beetle