Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle
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Scientific NamePlusiotis resplendens
AppearancesAnimal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationClinging to tree trunks.
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time Availability11pm - 8am
Sales Price6,000 Bells

The Scarab Beetle is quite a rare and high-selling beetle featured in the Animal Crossing series excluding the original Animal Crossing featured on the GCN.


[edit] How to Catch

The Scarab Beetle can be found holding onto tree trunks for dear life and must be unknowingly trapped by your Net while stuck in this position. Unlike commoners such as the Fruit Beetle, this breed of beetle is exceedingly rare by comparison and must be captured with attentive caution so as to not let it get away.

[edit] Player

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a scarab beetle! It looks like a jewel!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a scarab beetle! A gem of the bug world. But still just a bug."

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Their shine is so great that they look plated. These bugs are very rare and very valuable.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

This treasured bug is valued over platinum... by some.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"Hoo my! Many thanks for donating such a valuable insect, wot wot! This scarab beetle is as valuable as its weight in purest platinum! Disgusted I may be, but I shan't turn down such a pricey donation! Cheers!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

From the gorgeous to the grotesque, the fruit-beetle family has a wide variety of members, indeed... Among them, the shiniest by far is the scarab beetle. Not that it makes any bit of difference to me. If it has antennae, it's most unconscionably vile...

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Scarab Beetle really does sell for amazingly high prices and are known by the word “scarab” since their shell gives off the impression of a beautiful jewel, which is why it’s scientific name is literally translated as “Jewel Scarab Beetle”.

[edit] Appearance

A Scarab Beetle in real life

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