Miyama Stag

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Miyama Stag
Miyama Stag NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Lucanus maculifemoratus
Family: Lucanidae - Stag Beetles
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Lucane miyama
 Lucane miyama
 Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
 Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
 Coleottero lucanide
 Горный жук-олень

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]

In City Folk[edit]


Miyama Stag
"Yippee! I caught a Miyama stag beetle! I beat the beetle!"

Description Known for the distinct shape of their heads, they look strong but are delicate.
Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day All day
Peak times Aug
Location On trees (any kind)
Bug size 60 mm
Rarity Very uncommon
Selling price  1000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Miyama Stag
"I caught a miyama stag! Glad I overcame my stag fright!"

Time of year Jul - Aug
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day All day
Peak times Aug:
7 PM - 8 AM
Location On trees (any kind) (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 60 mm
Rarity Very uncommon
Selling price  1000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

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  1,500 Bells
Request reward  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)
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 1000 Bells
 Flick 1500 Bells
Furniture 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")