Tiger Beetle

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"I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?" —New Leaf
"I caught a tiger beetle! I pounced first!" —New Horizons
Tiger Beetle
Tiger Beetle NH.png
Scientific name Cicindelinae
Family Carabidae
Time of year March to October New Leaf
February to October New Horizons
Time of day 8am to 7pm; 4am-5pm (October)
all hours New Horizons
Location On ground
Size 18mm
Rarity Common
Selling price 1,500 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Tiger Beetle (ハンミョウ, Hanmyō) is a bug that can be caught in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Tiger Beetles are found in the main town from March to October and in Tortimer Island all year. They can also spawn while it is raining.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

As with all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Tiger Beetle can be donated to the Museum followed by a small talk by Blathers, the curator. A sign in the bug exhibit displays information about the Tiger Beetle.

In New Leaf[edit]

"Tiger beetles are known for their aggressive predatory habits and fast running speed. Their bodies are rather colorful and reflect the sunshine, giving them a shimmery appearance. Tiger-beetle larvae live in cylindrical burrows and capture insects that wander past with their mandibles."

It can be found in the top section of the upper right room in the bug habitat of the museum.

In New Horizons[edit]

"The tiger beetle is extremely fleet of foot, though it runs in a rather peculiar way. That is, it sprints, then stops, then sprints again...using these speedy maneuvers to run down its prey. You see, the tiger beetle- like a real tiger-is a powerful predator. The mere thought of it giving chase gives me the willies. Tigers are terrifying at any size."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハンミョウ
Tiger beetle
Spanish Escarabajo tigre Tiger beetle
French Cicindèle Tiger beetle
Dutch Zandloopkever Tiger beetle
German Sandlaufkäfer Tiger beetle
Italian Cicindela Tiger beetle
Korean 길앞잡이
Tiger beetle
Chinese (Simplified) 虎甲虫
Tiger beetle
Chinese (Traditional) 虎甲蟲
Tiger beetle
Russian Жук-скакун
Tiger beetle
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