Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle
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Scientific NameChrysochroa fulgidissima
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationClinging to trees.
Date AvailabilityJuly - August
Time Availability8am - 4pm
Sales Price3,000 Bells

The Jewel Beetle is a rather rare and visually-appealing breed of beetle that can be found and captured in all three current installments in the Animal Crossing series.


[edit] How to Catch

As with many rare bugs ranging from Cicadas to Moths, the Jewel Beetle can be caught while resting on the face of a tree trunk belonging to any random tree planted throughout your Town. Since they are quite sensitive to noise, they have to be approached with caution and care before the deciding swipe of your Net is made.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Mosquito:

[edit] Animal Crossing

"Wow! It's a...jewel beetle! It's gorgeous! (I wonder how much I can get for it....)"

[edit] Animal Forest e+

"わ‐! これは---! タマムシだ-!!! むっちゃキレ〜イ♥"

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

"I caught a jewel beetle! Look at that sparkle!"

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

"I caught a jewel beetle! Ooh... Sparkly!"

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

Birds hate their coloring.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

As their name states, these look like jewels. Birds do not like their color.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing(GCN)

The incredible jewel-like iridescence, it's so... So very... It's just so very... nauseating. Yes, that's it.

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I am a nocturnal creature, so this color is rather a bit too bright for me...There's also the fact that I abhor bugs to consider. Blech! Loathsome thing...

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The Japanese name for the jewel beetle inspired their word for iridescence. Makes sense, I suppose... Since the beetles keep their color after death, it's said their bodies were worn as jewelry long ago. Do you suppose they left the legs and antennae on the bodies when they wore them? ...Blech.

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Jewel Beetle is a certain species of beetle native to Japan which use the bright, radiant colours of their protective shell in order to overwhelm and scare off persistent predators such as birds.

[edit] Appearance

A Jewel Beetle in real life
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