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"I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" —City Folk
"I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?" —New Leaf
Cyclommatus Stag
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
Size 105 mm
Catch size Unknown
Rarity Quite common (**)
Sale price 8,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Cyclommatus: Flag of Japan small (Red Stag Beetles ホソアカクワガタ). Cyclommatus elaphus: Flag of Japan small (Ella ave red stag Hus エラフスホソアカクワガタ)

Flag of Germany small Cyclommatus
Flag of Italy small Coleott. cyclommatus

Species #
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

The Cyclommatus Stag is a stag beetle with large mandibles introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk. They are found on palm trees from 5 pm to 8 am and sell for 8,000 Bells.

Donating to the Museum

In City Folk

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say,

"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

In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, players can access information about fish and bugs in the menu. Regarding the cyclommatus:

City Folk

Cyclommatus (City Folk) ''Their short life span makes these insects hard to raise."

Icon calendar Season: Summer
Icon clock Time: Night-Morning
Icon butterfly Size: About 105mm

New Leaf

Cyclommatus stag new leaf


Further Information


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.

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