Drone Beetle

Drone Beetle
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Scientific NameRhomborrhina japonica
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
LocationClinging to tree trunks
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price80 Bells
Tank Size1x1

The Drone Beetle is a type of beetle exclusive to the original Animal Crossing released for the Gamecube. Despite it's attractive colour pattern, it is surprisingly common and sells for a bare minimum amount of Bells at Nooks.


[edit] How to Catch

Even though the Drone Beetle is an amazingly common bug, it can be frightened away from where it dwells just as easily as any other tree-clinging bug. The capture process must be executed the exact same way as with a rare beetle, which is to approach it with care and swing at it with your Net without hesitation.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch an Drone Beetle:

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[edit] Menu

When looking at the Drone Beetle in the bug menu it will say this:

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[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

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[edit] Trivia

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Drone Beetle makes it's home in the Japanese regions of Kyushu, Honshu, and Shikoku. They follow a sturdy liquid diet mainly consisting of available tree sap. They are actually a type of scarab beetle which was once honoured by ancient Egyptians.

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