- "I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" —City Folk
- "I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Cyclommatus elaphus (Gestro, 1881)|
|Family||Lucanidae- Stag Beetles|
|Time of year||July through August|
|Time of day||5pm to 8am (Peak from 11pm to 8am)|
|Location||On palm trees|
|Rarity||Quite common (**)|
|Sale price||8,000 Bells|
|Appearances|| Animal Crossing: City Folk,|
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| Cyclommatus: (Red Stag Beetles ホソアカクワガタ). Cyclommatus elaphus: (Ella ave red stag Hus エラフスホソアカクワガタ) |
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Not Present|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Bug #|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Bug #56|
Donating to the Museum
In City Folk
"The calling card of the cyclommatus is its pair of mandibles, which are usually as long as its body. Another interesting fact is that the bug hates heat and will usually perish in a non-air-conditioned room. I can sympathize, eh wot? Leaving the sanctum of the museum for the summer heat is simply wretched."
In New Leaf
In New Leaf the cyclommatus stag is a quite common bug on the island, and may be a way to get some fast money.
Also in New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit outside the museum will list information about this bug.
"Cyclommatus stags are identified by their long pairs of mandibles, which can be as long as their bodies. Their large mandibles are actually already formed when they're in the pupal stage of life. Although these beetles are mostly easygoing, those living in mountains really can't stand the heat."
After donation, the cyclommatus stag can be found on the second tier of the bug section, in the large enclosure on the middle palm tree. This enclosure also contains the rafflesia, tarantula, scorpion, and elephant beetle, to name a few.
Bug Encyclopedia Information
| ''Their short life span makes these insects hard to raise."|
The large "antlers" of this Indonesian beetle which is sometimes termed the Deer Stag Beetle often leave a lasting impression. They are often as long as the body, doubling the beetles length. Cyclommatus elaphus as well as C. metallifer are the only members of the genus that features these long mandibles, as all other species resemble typical stag beetles. The scientific word elaphus roughly means deer, which is a reference to its lengthy antlers.
Similar to its brethren, it uses these mandibles to fight off other beetles for a potential mate. Males are typically larger than females, and contrary to most stag beetles both genders have the antlers.
In combat the Cyclommatus is noted to be rather weak, but it makes up for this with its antlers which it tends to use to clutch it opponent's legs to prevent movement and lift them. They inhabit chilly subalpine regions, and occur in two color morphs; red and bronze-green.