|⬅ #47 citrus long-horned beetle||#48 rosalia batesi beetle||#49 blue weevil beetle ➡|
The Rosalia batesi beetle (ルリボシカミキリ, Ruriboshikamikiri) is a bug that first appeared in New Horizons.
- "I caught a rosalia batesi beetle! That’s easier to do than say!" —New Horizons
Donation to the museum
In New Horizons
When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):
"The rosalia batesi beetle is a type of longhorn beetle, so named for the long antenna upon its head. But did you know that longhorn beetles often grow antenna LONGER than their very own bodies, wot wot? As if this weren't odious enough, look closely and you will find these antenna...are covered in tufts of hair! Best not look closely, I say."
Rosalia is a genus of longhorn beetles which bore into hardwood. While they are considered pests in commercially grown plantations and in wooden buildings, they are also admired for their beautiful blue and black bodies. The species featured in game, Rosalia batesi is endemic to Japan.
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