Rainbow Stag

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"I caught a rainbow stag! The seven colors are so bright, I better put on some shades!" —Wild World
"I caught a rainbow stag! Someone tell me, already! Where's the rainbow?!" —City Folk
"I caught a rainbow stag! Aren't you a colorful bug!" —New Leaf
Rainbow Stag
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Scientific name Phalacrognathus muelleri
Family Lucanidae - stag beetles
Time of year June to September
Time of day 7pm to 8am
Location On trees
Size 59 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 10,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Rainbow Stag (ニジイロクワガタ, Nijīrokuwagata) beetle is a rare beetle found in the Animal Crossing series. It can be found between June and September, from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m..

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"Rainbow stags have the honor of being called the world's most beautiful stag beetles, eh wot? Even the insect's belly has this rainbow design. making it one of the less vile bugs I've encountered. In fact, this may be the only insect whose underside I can view without retching..."

It can be found on a cedar tree to the left of the top terrace in the insect exhibit.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the Rainbow Stag can be found on a tree in the back of the upper right room of the Insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the Rainbow Stag:

"Rainbow stags are called the most beautiful of stag beetles because of their metallic-rainbow color. Not only are their wings a pretty rainbow color, but their bellies are as well. They are quite laid back, but they can be seen every now and then fighting to protect their territories."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

When the player has caught the Rainbow Stag, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the Rainbow Stag:

Wild World[edit]

Rainbow Stag WW Sprite.png    ''Known as the most beautiful beetle, they are also very hearty and have long lives. They're easy to breed, so they make good pets."
  • Size- 68 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night

City Folk[edit]

Rainbow Stag (City Folk).png     ''Said to be the most beautiful type of beetle, they are sturdier than they look."
  • Size- 59 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night to morning

Further information[edit]

The rainbow stag beetle gets the name from its unique coloring, which appears to change color when looked at in different angles and in different light within its also unique, metallic looking body. It can be found in Queensland, Australia, climbing on trees. As mentioned in the "Bugs and Fish" window (also known as Encyclopedia), it is sturdier than it appears. It can lift up other stag beetles (such as other rainbow stags) and throw them during fights, using its mandibles (the horns sticking out from near the mouth).

Two real-life rainbow stags

Names in other languages[edit]

German Pracht-Hirschkäfer Splendor Stag Beetle

European French Lucane copris irisé Rainbow Stag

Italian Coleottero arcobaleno Rainbow stag

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