|On trees||10,000 Bells|
|Size||Available in rain|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to September||5pm to 8am|
|Scientific name||Phalacrognathus muelleri|
|Family||Lucanidae - stag beetles|
|Appearances||WW, CF, NL|
|Regional names|| Lucane Copris Irisé |
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- "I caught a rainbow stag! Aren't you a colorful bug!" —New Leaf
The rainbow stag (ニジイロクワガタ, Nijiirokuwagata?) is a rare bug found in the Animal Crossing series. It can be found between the months of June and September, and between the hours of 5pm and 8am on regular and fruit trees.
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In Wild World
"I do wonder why the rainbow stag beetle is colored the way it is... While I may not know THAT, I most certainly know THIS: They are foul."
In City Folk
"Rainbow stags have the honor of being called the world's most beautiful stag beetles, eh wot? Even the insect's belly has this rainbow design, making it one of the less vile bugs I've encountered. In fact, this may be the only insect whose underside I can view without retching..."
It can be found on a cedar tree to the left of the top terrace in the bug exhibit.
In New Leaf
"Rainbow stags are called the most beautiful of stag beetles because of their metallic-rainbow color. Not only are their wings a pretty rainbow color, but their bellies are as well. They are quite laid back, but they can be seen every now and then fighting to protect their territories."
- "I caught a rainbow stag! The seven colors are so bright, I better put on some shades!" —Wild World
- "I caught a rainbow stag! Someone tell me, already! Where's the rainbow?!" —City Folk
When the player has caught the rainbow stag, they can find information about it in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the rainbow stag:
| "Known as the most beautiful beetle, they are also very hearty and have long lives. They're easy to breed, so they make good pets."|
Further informationThe Rainbow Stag beetle gets the name from its unique coloring, which appears to change color when looked at in different angles and in different light within its also unique, metallic-looking body. It is native to Japan, New Guinea and northern Australia.
When breeding and raising these beetles, they do not require special lighting if placed near a window. The temperature should be around 22 °C (72 °F). Their unique 'antler's only found in males are primarily for digging through rotten wood and for fighting. On some occasions they may flip their opponent a great distance into the air as they are considered very strong for their size.
Larvae have very strong jaws for biting through wood, and as a result should be handled with care as they are capable of painful bites.
- The Rainbow Stag Beetle is one of the few bugs that Blathers will not overreact to. He even says that he can look at it without fearing it.