Longhorn Beetle

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"I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a longhorn beetle! Don't chew through my net!" —Wild World
"I caught a longhorn beetle! It was a long time comin'!" —City Folk
"I caught a longhorn beetle! I had to steer it toward my net!" —New Leaf
Longhorn Beetle
Scientific name Anoplophora glabripennis
Family Cerambycidae - Longhorn Beetles
Time of year June to August
Time of day 8am to 5pm (Animal Forest),
11pm to 7pm (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk)
Location On trees (Animal Forest, Animal Crossing, Wild World)
On tree stumps (City Folk, New Leaf)
Size 30 mm
Rarity Common
Selling price 200 Bells (Animal Forest, PAL Wild World),
260 Bells (Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Longhorn Beetle (カミキリムシ, Kamikirimushi) is a bug that can be found in all versions of Animal Crossing. It is quite common - it appears on trees in early Animal Crossing games, but on tree stumps in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Longhorn Beetle can be donated to the Museum followed by a small talk by Blathers, the curator.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Hoo my! Those sharpish mandibles... truly frightening. Honestly, what could be more off-putting than these? And the antennae! Why on earth are they so very thick? Blech! Most objectionable! In a word: bad!"

In Wild World[edit]

"Hoo, I say! Be sure to keep your fingers away from that savage maw! And what ostentatious antennae! I mean, really! Blech! Such foulness... Hoo... But I digress..."

After Blathers reluctantly accepts the Longhorn Beetle, it can be found on the third tree from the right in the second room of the bug exhibit. It sits placidly on its tree, but does shuffle about on the spot quite a bit.

In City Folk[edit]

"The multiple varieties and colorful body types of the longhorn beetle make it popular with collectors. It stands toe-to-toe with the dynastid and stag beetles in its popularity with children, eh wot? But those long, skinny legs and long antennae drop it right off this owl's list! How utterly revolting..."

After donation, it can be found on the second tier of the insect section of the museum, in the middle enclosure containing two trees and a tree stump, on the tree stump with the Violin Beetle. This enclosure also contains the Walking Leaf and Oak Silk Moth, to name a few others.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation, it can be found on the large tree stump in the upper left room of the insect exhibit. The information board has this to say about the Longhorn Beetle:

"Longhorn beetles have very strong mandibles, and both adult and larval forms eat through the bark of trees. They have extremely long antennae that are sometimes even longer than their bodies. The adults have such strong mandibles that they can bite off people's hair. And keep in mind that hair isn't the only thing they'll bite, so be careful when handling them!"

Bug Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Longhorn Beetle (Wild World).gif    ''They get their name from their large antennae. Their strong bite comes from chewing wood."
  • Size- 30 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Longhorn Beetle (City Folk).png     ''The secret to the strong jaws of these insects is all the wood they eat."
  • Size- About 30 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning to night

Further Information[edit]

The genus is the Anoplophora of the longhorn, the Cerambycidae is the family. Native to China, the Asian long-horned beetle causes severe damage to America's trees. The beetle can launch itself as far as 400 meters, in search for a tree to lay eggs in. As they grow up, they wiggle out of trees, eating sap, laying waste, and making deep, wide holes.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Longicorne Longhorn