Dynastid Beetle

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Dynastid Beetle
Dynastid Beetle.png
Scientific NameTrypoxylus dichotomus politus
AppearancesAnimal Crossing

Animal Crossing: Wild World Animal Crossing: City Folk

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
LocationOn Trees
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time Availability5pm - 8am
Sales Price1,350 Bells
Tank Size1x1

The Dynastid Beetle is a rare bug who has clinged to the trees of Animal Crossing since the very first game.


[edit] How to Catch

Dynastid Beetles certainly aren't the rarest of bugs, but they certainly know where you're coming from. The good thing with these bugs is that they can't move, besides when they fly away. Creep up on these guys with extreme caution, and swing your net as far away from the tree as possible, while still maintaining to get the catch. You should learn the distance of your net first!

[edit] Player

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

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Yes! I caught the famed dynastid beetle! It's incredibly strong! (For its size)"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a dynastid beetle! Talk about powerful!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"Yessss! I caught a dynastid beetle! Strong, tough, and AWESOME!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Their proud horn is actually just overgrown skin. They're related to scarab beetles.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The proud horns of these relatives of the scarab beetle are just overgrown skin.

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing

"They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. Which they use to fly! It's really quite unnatural. Then, there's that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their bodies. Most foul!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Do tell, <player name> have you ever seen a dynastid beetle's larva? Oh, no trouble at all if you haven't, I assure you! If you had, we might speak of them, and then I would recall how vile they look. Let's forget it, shall we?

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The dynastid beetle has a reputaion as king of the forest, but this king is not without enemies, eh wot? Many species hunt this beetle. Examples include moles, crows, and owls... WOT WOT?!

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

[edit] Trivia

[edit] Real Life

'Dynastid' refers to a type of beetle, the game's version of the beetle shares the most similarities to the real life Rhinoceros Beetle. The beetle starts life as a large larvae and develops into a strong animal later on. The beetle shares similarities with Caterpillars in various parts of their anatomy.

In Japan, the beetles are kept as pets.

[edit] Appearance

The Dynastid Beetle species in real life

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