Horned Atlas

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"I caught the atlas beetle! It's black and looks tough! It's the strongest beetle!" —Wild World
"I caught an atlas beetle! At last, beetle!" —City Folk
"I caught a horned atlas! It's like a weight has been lifted!" —New Leaf
Horned Atlas
Atlas Beetle
Horned Atlas NH.png
Scientific name
Chalcosoma
Family
Scarabaeidae - Scarab beetles
Months available June to August
Times available 5pm to 8am
Location On palm trees
Size 120 mm
Rarity Uncommon (New Leaf - On Island)
Rare (Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf - In Town)
Sell price 8,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese コーカサスオオカブト
Simplified Chinese 高卡萨斯南洋大兜虫
French Scarabée Atlas
Spanish Escarabajo astado atlas
Italian Scarabeo atlas
Russian Жук-атлас

Korean 코카서스장수풍뎅이
Traditional Chinese 高卡薩斯南洋大兜蟲
Quebec French Scarabée Atlas
Latin American Spanish Escarabajo astado atlas
German Atlaskäfer
Dutch Atlaskever


The Horned Atlas (コーカサスオオカブト, Kōkasasuookabuto), known as the Atlas Beetle before Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is an insect found in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is sold for 8,000 Bells. It appears during the summer evenings, between June and August, and during 5 PM to 8 AM.

Catch details[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Horned Atlas WW Sprite.png    ''These beetles are the strongest in the world."
  • Size- 120 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night

City Folk[edit]

Atlas Beetle CF Icon.png     ''The world's strongest beetles have three horns--the keys to their strength!"
  • Size- About 120 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night to morning


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#15

Horned Atlas

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 138.9 mm - 165.2 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#63

Horned Atlas
"I caught a horned atlas! I didn't even need a map!"

Time of Year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of Day 5 PM – 8 AM
Location On palm trees
Rarity
Total Catch 100
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 8000 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Horned Atlas can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk on it.

In Wild World[edit]

"I find most things about beetles like this repellant, but the MOST repellant are the thin wings that they keep hidden inside. You know of what I speak? After landing, seeing that little piece of wing sticking out of their backs! Blech! Just another example of how insects scoff at proper manners and tidiness!"

In City Folk[edit]

"Crowned with three horns, the atlas beetle is known as the strongest of the dynastid beetles. Blech, I wonder if it had three horns when it was in its larval form... I simply loathe larvae. All squishy and squirmy... Nightmarish, really."

After donation, the Atlas Beetle can be found on the middle terrace, on the first palm tree overlooking the Scorpion, Tarantula and rafflesia flower.

In New Leaf[edit]

The Horned Atlas, as known in the game, is displayed on the upper-left room of the bug exhibit with the following description:

"Horned atlases are still known as the strongest of the dynastid beetles. The 3 horns make them look like a mash-up of a dynastid beetle and a stag beetle! In the pupal stage, they already have 3 horns and tend to be pretty strong."

Real-world information[edit]

The Atlas beetle, Chalcosoma atlas, and Caucasus beetle, Chalcosoma causasus, are found in southern Asia, particularly Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. The two species both exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism: while females are typically around 4 to 6 cm in length, males can reach 13 cm (with Caucasus beetles slightly larger than Atlas beetles), one third of which can be the three large horns for which the beetles are known. These horns are used by the males to fight for mating rights. The males have a reputation as the strongest animals relative to body size, able to lift more than 800 times their body weight. Their strength, combined with their aggressiveness during mating duels, have made the beetles quite popular with local gamblers.

While very similar, the two beetles can be distinguished by the shape of the lower horn and the texture of the females' skin. Caucasus beetles have a small "tooth" that juts upward from the middle of the horn, while Atlas beetles' horns curve more smoothly. Female Atlas beetles have somewhat prickly skin, while female Caucasus beetles are rougher.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コーカサスオオカブト
kōkasasu-ō-kabuto
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus giant helmet (bug)"

Korean 코카서스장수풍뎅이
kokaseoseujangjupungdeng-i
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus rhinoceros beetle"

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
高卡萨斯南洋大兜虫 / 高卡薩斯南洋大兜蟲
gāokǎsàsī nányáng dàdōuchóng
Caucasus beetle, lit. "Caucasus giant helmet bug from Nanyang"

Russian Жук-атлас
Zhuk-atlas
Atlas beetle

Dutch Atlaskever Atlas beetle

German Atlaskäfer Atlas beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo astado atlas Atlas horned beetle

European French Scarabée Atlas Atlas scarab

Italian Scarabeo atlas Atlas scarab

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