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Violin Beetle
Violin Beetle.jpg
Scientific NameMormolyce phyllodes
Time of YearJune, September to October, November
Time of Day4AM to 7PM, 4AM to 5PM, 8AM to 5PM
RarityUncommon - 4
Selling Price260
Species Number#43

The Violin Beetle is an insect that can be found on stumps. It appears in June from 4AM to 7PM, in September to October from 4AM to 5PM, and in November from 8AM to 5PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 260 Bells.


The Violin Beetle is found on stumps.

The Museum

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

"As the name indicates, these bugs resemble violins. They're very thin and roughly five mm thick. They stay on top of fungi on trees and prey upon small bugs that happen by. When predators come near, violin beetles emit a noxious fluid to protect themselves. The fluid is toxic and can be painful if it touches your hands or eyes, so be careful!"


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

"I caught a violin beetle! But how do I tune it?"