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Fruit Beetle
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Scientific NameMimela splendens
Time of YearJuly to August, September
Time of DayAll day, 7PM to 8AM
LocationOn trees
RarityCommon - 6
Selling Price100
Species Number#50

The Fruit Beetle is an insect that can be found on trees. It appears from July to August, all day, and from 7PM to 8AM in September. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 100 Bells.


The Fruit Beetle is found on trees.

The Museum

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

"The fruit beetle has a brilliant-green-colored body and tends to hang around fruit trees. They have a hard outer wing casing and lift this casing when they need to fly using their thin wings. The larvae of fruit beetles feed on decaying vegetable debris and plant roots."


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

"I caught a fruit beetle! Orange you glad I did?!"