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|On palm trees||8,000 Bells|
|Size||Available in rain|
|Time of year||Time of day|
| July to August|
June to August (NL)
| 7pm to 8am (WW,CF) |
5pm to 8am (NL)
|Scientific name||Megasoma elephas|
|Family|| Scarabaeidae - Scarab Beetles|
|Regional names|| Scarabée éléphant |
Escarabajo Astado Elefante
- "I caught a horned elephant! Did it get lost from the herd?" —New Leaf
The horned elephant (ゾウカブト, zoukabuto?) is a rare bug in the Animal Crossing series, that are most commonly found on the island. Prior to New Leaf, it was known as the elephant beetle. It is a large, dark-yellow beetle found on Palm Trees during the Summer at night, between the months of July and August. It is worth 8,000 Bells.
Donating to the museum
In Wild World
"I wonder what elephant beetles were called before there were elephants? No, wait, I don't wonder! I don't even care! Hoo hoo! Well, moving on…"
After donation, the elephant beetle can be found at the bottom of the left palm tree in the exhibit on the left of the first room of the bug area.
In City Folk
"True to its namesake, the elephant beetle is among the heaviest of all the dynastid beetles. As you might imagine, with parents that big, the babies are also accordingly huge. About the size of your fist! Such foulness! Just think of those monstrous larvae! The horror of it all!"
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Horned elephants are some of the heaviest dynastid beetles in the world. The thin yellow hair that covers their bodies makes them rather attractive to mates and collectors. Their horns resemble an elephant raising its trunk, which is how they got their name. They're already big in their larval stage, but by their pupal stage, they are the size of a person's hand."
- "I caught an elephant beetle! The heavyweight of beetles!" —Wild World
- "I caught an elephant beetle! The heavyweight champion!" —City Folk
| "They are the heaviest beetles in the world. Their horns look like elephant trunks."|
Further InformationThe elephant beetle is a Scarab beetle. It is more active during the night.