Stag Beetle

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"I did it! I caught a stag beetle! I bet he's fun at parties!" —Wild World
Stag Beetle
Stag beetle (Wild World).gif
Scientific name '
Family Lucanidae - stag beetles
Time of year June - August
Time of day 7 P.M. to 8 A.M.
Location On trees
Size 66 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 2,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World

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[edit]

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Stag Beetle can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers. During the donation, he will tell the player a little bit about it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

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!

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Stag beetle (Wild World).gif ''During the day, they hide out in trees. Their personality and pinchers are both strong."
  • Size- 66 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night


Further information[edit]

Stag Beetle Photo.jpg

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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