Fruit Beetle

Fruit Beetle
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Scientific NameCotinis mutabilis
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
LocationClinging to tree trunks.
Date AvailabilityJuly - September
Time AvailabilityAll Day
Sales Price100 Bells

The Fruit Beetle is one of the smaller breeds of beetle which are available to catch in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf

, yet remained absent from the original Animal Crossing.


[edit] How to Catch

As all beetles encountered in this franchise, the Fruit Beetle can only be found sticking to any of the various trees planted within your Town and can easily be scared off if they are approached too quickly, yet they remain one of the most common beetles existent in the Animal Crossing series. Approach with care and swing your Net at the proper distance.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Fruit Beetle:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World


[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a fruit beetle! Where's the fruit?

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

These creatures strongly resemble emeralds. Oddly, they fly without using their forewings.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Unlike others in this group, these metal-looking bugs fly without their front wings.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Hoo. Ah. What have we here? A fruit beetle, if I'm not utterly mistaken? Just because they are considered pretty, these tend to fetch a high price. I simply don't understand how anyone could find this bug appealing in the least. Perhaps if I was a-peeling it off my foot...Hoo hoo!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Fruit beetles resemble short, squat versions of dynastid beetles. But aren't dynastid beetles a type of fruit beetle? I suppose it's all a popularity contest, in the end...

[edit] Real Life

The Fruit Beetle is native to both the United States and Japan(and occasionally Canada). As opposed to being able to find these creatures resting upon trees in the Animal Crossing games, they are actually found resting upon flowers in real life.

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