|Scientific Name||Mimela splendens|
|Time of Year||July to August, September|
|Time of Day||All day, 7PM to 8AM|
|Rarity||Common - 6|
The Fruit Beetle is found on trees.
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?!"