- "I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?" —New Leaf
The cyclommatus stag (ホソアカクワガタ, Hosoaka-kuwagata?), simply called the cyclommatus in City Folk, is a stag beetle with large mandibles introduced in City Folk. They are found on palm trees from 5 pm to 8 am and sell for 8,000 Bells.
Donation to the museum
In City Folk
"The calling card of the cyclommatus is its pair of mandibles, which are usually as long as its body. Another interesting fact is that the bug hates heat and will usually perish in a non-air-conditioned room. I can sympathize, eh wot? Leaving the sanctum of the museum for the summer heat is simply wretched."
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, the cyclommatus stag is a quite common bug on the island, and may be a way to get some fast money.
In New Leaf, an information board in the bug exhibit outside the museum will list information about this bug.
"Cyclommatus stags are identified by their long pairs of mandibles, which can be as long as their bodies. Their large mandibles are actually already formed when they're in the pupal stage of life. Although these beetles are mostly easygoing, those living in mountains really can't stand the heat."
After donation, the cyclommatus stag can be found on the second tier of the bug section, in the large enclosure on the middle palm tree. This enclosure also contains the rafflesia, tarantula, scorpion, and elephant beetle, to name a few.
- "I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" —City Folk
The cyclommatus stag is a species of beetle found in sub-alpine regions of Indonesia. Its impressive mandibles are often as long as its body, doubling the beetle's length. It uses these mandibles to fight off other beetles for a potential mate. Males are typically larger than females, and unlike to most stag beetles both genders have pronounced mandibles. In combat the cyclommatus stag is noted to be rather weak, but it makes up for this with its mandibles which it tends to use to clutch it opponent's legs to prevent movement and lift them.