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Diving Beetle
Diving Beetle.jpg
Scientific NameCybister japonicus
Time of YearMay to September
Time of Day8AM to 5PM
RarityCommon - 5
Selling Price800
Species Number#32

The Diving Beetle is an insect that can be found on the water around town. It appears between the months of May and September. It will appear during the day from 8AM to 5PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 800 Bells.


The Diving Beetle is found in rivers and ponds.

The Museum

The Diving Beetle can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Diving beetles swim using thick, hairy hind legs and clean the water by eating dead insects. They store a supply of air under their wings to breathe underwater and surface to replenish as needed. When they're caught by predators, they release a foul-smelling bluish fluid from their heads in defense."


Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:

"I caught a diving beetle! It's like I have sonar or something!"