- "I did it! I caught a stag beetle! I bet he's fun at parties!" —Wild World
|Family||Lucanidae - stag beetles|
|Time of year||June - August|
|Time of day||7 P.M. to 8 A.M.|
|Selling price||2,000 Bells|
The Stag Beetle is a bug that is caught only in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, it was replaced with the Miyama Stag - this is possibly because it and the Saw Stag Beetle are too similar.
Donating to the museum
In Animal Crossing
In Wild World
When picking up a stag beetle, I would advise you to grab it on its back side. If your finger got stuck in the brute's pinchers, you'd surely regret it, wot wot!
| ''During the day, they hide out in trees. Their personality and pinchers are both strong."|
The stag beetle in Animal Crossing refers to no particular stag beetle, although this stag beetle largely resembles the Lucanus cervus stag beetle. L. cervus, despite being recognizable, is in steep decline around the world, and it is now listed as globally threatened. As in Animal Crossing, these beetles appear from late May up until late August. Their larvae feeds on plant matter, particularly inside wood, which makes them possible food for woodpeckers. Beetle larvae have combs in their legs which are used to communicate with other larvae. Adults, meanwhile, feed on tree sap and nectar, living for a few months. Stag beetles are also sexually dimorphic, meaning that the males contain much larger mandibles than the females. The stag beetle shown in Animal Crossing are the male version. Despite Blathers's speech in Wild World, the males have too weak mandibles to inflict harm. The females can inflict more painful bites, however.
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