Tiger beetle

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Tiger Beetle NH Icon.png Tiger beetle  
Artwork of tiger beetle
Real-world info
Name: Cicindela japonica
Family: Carabidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Escarabajo tigre
 Escarabajo tigre

The tiger beetle[nb 1] is a bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It can be found walking on the ground. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can be caught from late winter to mid fall.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Tiger beetle
"I caught a tiger beetle! Who was really hunting whom?"

Time of year Mar – Oct
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day Mar – Sep:
8 AM – 7 PM
4 AM – 5 PM
Tortimer Island:
4 PM – 11 PM
Peak times N/A
Location On the ground (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size Unknown
Rarity Rare
Selling price  1,500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Tiger beetle
"I caught a tiger beetle! I pounced first!"

Time of year North: Feb – Oct
South: Aug – Apr
Time of day All day
Location On the ground
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 1,500 Bells
 Flick 2,250 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all bugs 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."

Once donated to the museum, the tiger beetle can be found around the bench up the stairs, outside the butterfly room in the main exhibit.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ハンミョウ
Tiger beetle

Korean 길앞잡이
Tiger beetle

Simplified Chinese 虎甲虫
Tiger beetle

Traditional Chinese 虎甲蟲

Russian Жук-скакун
Tiger beetle

Dutch Zandloopkever Tiger beetle

German Sandlaufkäfer Tiger beetle

European Spanish Escarabajo tigre Tiger beetle

European French Cicindèle Tiger beetle

Italian Cicindela Tiger beetle


  1. Japanese: ハンミョウ Hepburn: Hanmyou