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Learn all about Beetles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch (ACNH). Guide includes all stag beetles, horned beetles, beetle island, farming, prices, season, and more!

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List Of All Bugs

How To Farm Beetles On Mystery Islands

Bamboo Island Is Best

Bamboo
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If you're going for the rarest beetles, Stags and Horned, Bamboo Island is your best bet! First, walk through the island and scatter the petals of all flowers (to limit the bugs that spawn). Then, start going after beetles on palm trees!

Check Out Our Full Mystery Island Guide Here

Other Tree Islands Take A Bit More Time

Our second-place recommendation is islands with only trees on them. On this island only Horned dynastids will spawn, which is great but the sheer number of trees makes it has the opposite effect of making them harder to find. We recommend bringing an axe and cutting down all non-Palm trees.

Go After 11 PM

Generally speaking going after 7pm will let you catch most high-value beetles. However, the Giant stag actually only spawns after 11pm, and it goes for a whopping 11,000 Bells, so we recommend going after this time.

List Of All Beetles

List Of Stag Beetles

Name
Rarity
Sell PriceTimeLocation
55 No. 55Saw stagSaw stag
(Common)
2000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
All Day
Trees/Palm Trees
56 No. 56Miyama stagMiyama stag
(Very Common)
1000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
All Day
Trees/Palm Trees
57 No. 57Giant stagGiant stag
(Uncommon)
10000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
11pm ~ 8am
Trees/Palm Trees
58 No. 58Rainbow stagRainbow stag
(Common)
6000N: June ~ Sept
S: Dec ~ Mar
7pm ~ 8am
Trees/Palm Trees
59 No. 59Cyclommatus stagCyclommatus stag
(Uncommon)
8000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees
60 No. 60Golden stagGolden stag
(Rare)
12000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees
61 No. 61Giraffe stagGiraffe stag
(Rare)
12000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees

List Of Horned Beetles

Name
Rarity
Sell PriceTimeLocation
62 No. 62Horned dynastidHorned dynastid
(Very Common)
1350N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Trees/Palm Trees
63 No. 63Horned atlasHorned atlas
(Uncommon)
8000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees
64 No. 64Horned elephantHorned elephant
(Uncommon)
8000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees
65 No. 65Horned herculesHorned hercules
(Rare)
12000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees

List Of Other Beetles

Name
Rarity
Sell PriceTimeLocation
39 No. 39Diving beetleDiving beetle
(Common)
800N: May ~ Sept
S: Nov ~ Mar
8am ~ 7pm
Water's Surface
44 No. 44Tiger beetleTiger beetle
(Very Common)
1500N: Feb ~ Oct
S: Aug ~ Apr
All Day
On the ground
45 No. 45Jewel beetleJewel beetle
(Very Common)
2400N: Apr ~ Aug
S: Oct ~ Feb
All Day
Tree Stumps
46 No. 46Violin beetleViolin beetle
(Uncommon)
450N: May ~ June, Sept ~ Nov
S: Mar ~ May, Nov ~ Dec
All Day
Tree Stumps
47 No. 47Citrus long-horned beetleCitrus long-horned beetle
(Very Common)
350N: All Year
S: All Year
All Day
Tree Stumps
48 No. 48Rosalia batesi beetleRosalia batesi beetle
(Uncommon)
3000N: May ~ Sept
S: Nov ~ Mar
All Day
Tree Stumps
49 No. 49Blue weevil beetleBlue weevil beetle
(Common)
800N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
All Day
Palm Trees
50 No. 50Dung beetleDung beetle
(Common)
3000N: Dec ~ Feb
S: June ~ Aug
All Day
Snowball
51 No. 51Earth-boring dung beetleEarth-boring dung beetle
(Very Common)
300N: July ~ Sept
S: Jan ~ Mar
All Day
Trees
52 No. 52Scarab beetleScarab beetle
(Uncommon)
10000N: July ~ Aug
S: Jan ~ Feb
11pm ~ 8am
Trees
53 No. 53Drone beetleDrone beetle
(Very Common)
200N: June ~ Aug
S: Dec ~ Feb
All Day
Trees
54 No. 54Goliath beetleGoliath beetle
(Uncommon)
8000N: June ~ Sept
S: Dec ~ Mar
5pm ~ 8am
Palm Trees

Find Most Near Palm Trees

Spawning beetles
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Beetles will generally spawn on trees, with some exceptions. The majority of rare beetles (Stags and Horned) will spawn on Palm Trees! The rarer they get, the more sensitive they are to sound, so even just walking normally will scare them away. Approach them very carefully!

Check Out How To Plant Palm Trees Here

Stag & Horned Beetle Spawn Times

Spawn Only During Summer

Beetle
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NorthJuly - August
SouthJanuary - February

Stag and Horned Beetles, the two rarest and most expensive varieties, are summer bugs, found in July/August in the North and January/February in the South. Make sure to focus on getting these during the summer!

Reasons To Catch Beetles

To Make Money

Money Making

At their most expensive, rare beetles can sell for up to 12,000 bells! Even on the lower end, some rare ones will go for about 6,000, making them a great way to make tons of money.

They Make Cool Models

Beetles 1
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Beetles
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If you give Flick 3 of the same type, you'll get a special model of that bug! These can look pretty badass, so try decorating your room with them!

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