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Dung Beetle
Dung Beetle.jpg
Scientific NameCopris pecuarius
Time of YearDecember to February
Time of Day5PM to 8AM
RarityUncommon - 3
Selling Price800
Species Number#46

The Dung Beetle is an insect that can be found on the snowballs around town. It appears between the months of December and February. It will appear during the evening and night from 5PM to 8AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 800 Bells.


The Dung Beetle is found rolling snowballs around town.

The Museum

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

"Dung beetles are famous for the exact thing you'd assume they're famous for. In fact, they use their namesake both as a source of food and a place to lay their eggs. Dung beetles are very strong and can roll things 10 times the weight of their bodies. One species can even pull objects 1,141 times its weight, which is like a human pulling 6 packed buses!"


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

"I caught a dung beetle! Nah! The joke's just too easy!"