- "I did it! I caught a stag beetle! I bet he's fun at parties!" —Wild World
The stag beetle (ヒラタクワガタ, Hirata-kuwagata?) is a gray nocturnal stag beetle. Before Wild World, it was known as the flat stag beetle. It is uncommon, though easy to find, and sells for 2,000 Bells. It is found on trees along with its cousins, the Saw Stag Beetle, the Mountain Stag Beetle and the Giant Beetle, and is the most common of these four, especially from 6-8am. In City Folk, it was replaced by the Miyama Stag Beetle.
Donation to the museum
In Animal Crossing
"They're called beetles, wot? The lugs of the insect world. Insects with armor plating their backs, you know. Their armor, it... opens up, revealing wings. Featherless wings. Which they use to fly! It's really quite unnatural. Then, there's that thin, membrane-like covering where their heads connect to their bodies. Most foul!"
In Wild World
Blather's comment is as follows: When picking up a stag beetle, I would advise you to grab it on it's back side. If your finger got stuck in the brute's pinchers, you'd surely regret it, wot wot!
- "Yes! I caught a flat stag beetle! I have to celebrate! I know! I'll throw a flat-stag party!" —Animal Crossing
「やったー！ ヒラタクワガタを 捕まえた！ そういえば ひらべったい。」 —Animal Forest e+
| "During the day, they hide out in trees. Their personality and pinchers are both strong."|
The Hirata Stag Beetle, called hirata-kuwagata (ヒラタクワガタ?) in Japanese, is a variable species, with no two beetles having the same mandible shape.