Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle
Dung Beetle.png
Scientific NameScarabaeidae
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationOn snowy ground (rolling snowballs)
Date AvailabilityDecember to February
Time Availability5am to 8pm
Sales Price800 Bells
Cage Size1x1

The Dung Beetle is quite a common bug introduced in Animal Crossing: Wild World. It is the perpetrator of those mysterious moving snowballs.


[edit] How to catch

The Dung Beetle can be found randomly around your town, it will be rolling a snowball on snowy ground. Just look for a snowball that is moving. It will fly away if you run at it or if the snowball rolls off a ledge or into water. Sneak up on it and swing your net. Aim well else it will fly away!

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch a Dung Beetle:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a dung beetle! Wait... shouldn't you be rolling... something else?"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a Dung Beetle! Um... Ew."

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"These eat and lay their eggs in dung. Yes, it's gross, but good fo the earth."

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

[edit] Trivia

  • The Dung Beetle is about 35 millimeters long.

[edit] Real life

The whole of the Scarabaeidae insect family will only eat feces and other decaying matter. They will lay their eggs in dung and the larva hatch and feast on it. The Egyptians worshiped them.

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Related Threads

Mini Dung Beetle Catching Guide - last post by @ Dec 29, 2008
Dung Beetle - last post @ Dec 30, 2006
Last edited by DXD on 30 September 2011 at 11:24
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