Longhorn Beetle

Longhorn Beetle
Longhorn Beetle.png
Scientific NameAnoplophora glabripennis
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
LocationResting on tree stumps.
Date AvailabilityJune - August
Time Availability11pm - 7am
Sales Price260 Bells

The Longhorn Beetle is one of many beetle breeds found in all three current installments of the Animal Crossing Series.


[edit] How to Catch

Unlike other beetles featured in these games which can be found holding on comfortably to tree trunks, Longhorn Beetles can be found calmly sitting atop the stumps of fallen trees, making it somewhat harder to catch seeing as the required swinging radius has expanded.

[edit] Player

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

[edit] Animal Crossing

"I caught a longhorn beetle! And I didn't even need a lasso! (Did I really just say that?)"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a longhorn beetle! Don't chew through my net!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a longhorn beetle! It was a long time comin'!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

"I caught a longhorn beetle! I had to steer it toward my net!"

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

They get their name from their large antennae. Their strong bite comes from chewing wood.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The secret to the strong jaws of these insects is all the wood they eat.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Hoo my! Those sharpish mandibles... truly frightening. Honestly, what could be more off-putting than these? And the antennae! Why on earth are they so very thick? Blech! Most objectionable! In a word: bad!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Hoo, I say! Be sure to keep your fingers away from that savage maw! And what ostentatious antennae! I mean, really! Blech! Such foulness..."

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"The multiple varieties and colorful body types of the longhorn beetle make it popular with collectors. It stands toe-to-toe with the dynastid and stag beetles in its popularity with children, eh wot? But those long, skinny legs and long antennae drop it right off this owl's list! How utterly revolting..."

[edit] Animal Crossing: New Leaf

An information board presenting the Longhorn Beetle will read the following after donating it to the museum:

"Longhorn beetles have very strong mandibles, and both adult and larval forms eat through the bark of trees. They have extremely long antennae that are sometimes even longer than their bodies. The adults have such strong mandibles that they can bite off people's hair. And keep in mind that hair isn't the only thing they'll bite, so be careful when handling them!"

[edit] Real Life

This bug is also known as the “Asia Longhorned Beetle”, in it’s native location of China. It lays it’s eggs in trees at seemingly great heights for it’s size. In order to reach these peaks, the Longhorn Beetle has picked up the ability to fling itself 400 meters.

Related Threads

Longhorn Beetle.... - last post by Justin @ Jun 4, 2013
Last edited by Justin on 11 July 2013 at 01:40
This page has been accessed 1,239 times.