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"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

Upon donation to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say,

"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.

In New Horizons

When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"The cyclommatus stag is known for its giant jaws, which can be even larger than its body. Its round eyes and silver color make it a beloved beetle. Though how one could love a beetle is beyond me. Imagine being pinched by those long jaws, and the pain it would cause! Ouch and ewww!"

Capture quotes

"I caught a cyclommatus! Aw, it's so pretty!" —City Folk
"I caught a cyclommatus stag! Those mandibles are a mouthful!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Cyclommatus Stag (City Folk)
"Their short life span makes these insects hard to raise."
Size About 105mm
Time Night-Morning
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Cyclommatus stag encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a cyclommatus stag! Need some tweezers?"
Size 98 mm
Time Night-Morning
Season Summer


Further information


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.

In other languages

Cyclommatus stag
Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ホソアカクワガタ Hosoakakuwagata
Flag of France small French Lucane cyclommatus
Flag of Spain Spanish Esc. ciervo cyclommatus
Flag of Germany small German Cyclommatus
Flag of Italy small Italian Coleottero cyclommatus
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Vliegend hert
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 细身赤锹形虫 Xìshēnchìqiāoxíngchóng
Flag of South Korea Korean 엘라푸스가위사슴벌레 Ellapuseugawisaseumbeolle

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