Miyama Stag

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"Yippee! I caught a Miyama stag beetle! I beat the beetle!" —City Folk
"I caught a miyama stag! Glad I overcame my stag fright!" —New Leaf
Miyama Stag
Miyama Stag NH.png
Scientific name
Lucanus maculifemoratus
Lucanidae - Stag Beetles
Months available July to August
Times available All day
Location On trees
Size 60 mm
Rarity Common
Sell price 1,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ミヤマクワガタ
Simplified Chinese 深山锹形虫
French Lucane miyama
Spanish Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
Italian Coleottero lucanide
Russian Горный жук-олень

Korean 사슴벌레
Traditional Chinese 深山鍬形蟲
Quebec French Lucane miyama
Latin American Spanish Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
German Hirschkäfer
Dutch Miyama-hertkever

The Miyama Stag (ミヤマクワガタ, Miyama Kuwagata) is an insect found in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is a beetle that appears between the months of July and August, and sells for the price of 1,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

City Folk[edit]

Miyama Stag CF Icon.png     ''Known for the distinct shape of their heads, they look strong but are delicate."
  • Size- About 23 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- All day

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Miyama Stag

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 53.4 mm - 66.5 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 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]


Miyama Stag
"I caught a miyama stag! Its mandibles are jaw-dropping!"

Time of Year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan
Time of Day All day
Location On trees (any kind)
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1000 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will say this upon donation to the Museum:

"With its thick, bumpy, armorlike exoskeleton, the Miyama stag beetle is quite popular with children. However, the truth is, this beetle is fragile enough to perish from injuries we'd usually consider minor. Indeed, it appears this beetle suffers from a case of rather too much bark and too little bite."

It can be found on the back terrace of the insect exhibit, on the third tree from the right.

In New Leaf[edit]

When donated in New Leaf, the Miyama stag can be found in the right-hand back room of the bug exhibit, on the southernmost tree on the right side of the room. The exhibit has this to say about the Miyama stag:

"Miyama stags look strong, with their thick, bumpy exoskeletons and yellow hair covering their bodies. They're active during the day but really don't prefer the heat during the summer. Contrary to their appearance, they are rather delicate insects, so be sure to handle with care."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The miyama stag has protrusions on its head that resemble ears... And yet, the ugly lumps are not ears! It is, however, called a "stag" beetle because of the large, deer-like horns upon its head. And the word "miyama" in its name means "deep mountain" in Japanese. Feel free to call it what you like.I will simply call it DISGUSTING. "Disgusting stag beetle" does have a ring."

Real-world information[edit]

Lucanus maculifemoratus, also known as the Miyama stag beetle or Miyama kuwagata is a beetle found in Japan, thus the Japanese name. It is popular among children, because it is seemingly harmless and does not mind being touched. As stated in the "Bugs and Fish" window in City Folk (also known as Encyclopedia), it has a distinctive shape of head, and although it looks strong, it is in fact quite delicate, which might be why it is popular with children. It is found in mountainous areas in northern Japan, as well as natural forests.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミヤマクワガタ
Miyama ("deep mountain") stag beetle

Korean 사슴벌레
Stag beetle

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
深山锹形虫 / 深山鍬形蟲
shēnshān qiāoxíngchóng
Deep mountain stag beetle

Russian Горный жук-олень
Gornyy zhuk-olen'
Mountain stag beetle

Dutch Miyama-hertkever Miyama stag beetle

German Hirschkäfer Stag beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo ciervo Miyama Miyama stag beetle

European French Lucane miyama Miyama stag

Italian Coleottero lucanide Stag beetle (lit. "lucanid beetle")

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