Miyama stag

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Miyama Stag NH Icon.png Miyama stag  
Artwork of Miyama stag
Real-world info
Name: Lucanus maculifemoratus
Family: Lucanidae - Stag Beetles
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Lucane miyama
 Lucane miyama
 Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
 Escarabajo ciervo Miyama
 Coleottero lucanide
 Горный жук-олень

The miyama stag[nb 1] (known as the mountain beetle prior to City Folk) is an insect found in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is a beetle that appears from mid to late summer. The miyama stag sells for the price of 1,000 Bells (2,000 Bells prior to City Folk).

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Miyama stag
"I caught a mountain stag beetle! That's a mean-looking jaw!"

Time of year[nb 2] Jul – Aug
Time of day 7 PM – 8 AM
Location On trees
Weather Any weather
Selling price  2,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

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  1,000 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  1,000 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 – Feb
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 1,000 Bells
 Flick 1,500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Like all fish and bugs in Animal Crossing, the mountain beetle can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when the player donates it.

"They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it...opens up, revealing wings. Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It's really quite unnatural. Then, there's that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their bodies. Most foul! Hooo... But I digress..."

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 深山锹形虫
shēnshān qiāoxíngchóng
Deep mountain stag beetle

Traditional Chinese 深山鍬形蟲

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")


  1. Japanese: ミヤマクワガタ Hepburn: Miyama Kuwagata
  2. All bugs and fish in the first-generation games can appear at a lower spawn rate up to five days before the start of their first month of availability.