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"I caught a goliath beetle! Hah! He doesn't look so big."

Goliath Beetle
Scientific Name
Goliathus giganteus
Scarabaeidae - Scarab beetles
Time of Year
Time of Day
5pm to 8am
Selling Price
6,000 Bells

The Goliath BeetleGoliathus giganteus, is a rare bug found on palm trees between 5pm and 8am, between the months of June and September. It can be sold for 6,000 Bells.


An information board in the bug exhibit will provide information about this bug.

"Goliath beetles, named after the legendary giant, are among the largest insects in the world. The larvae can weigh four ounces or more. Once mature, they are only half that weight, however. They spend their days flying from tree to tree to feed on tree sap or fruits."

In real life[]


The Goliath Beetle is among one of the largest insects on Earth, if measured in terms of size, bulk and weight. They can be found in many of Africa’s tropical forests, where they feed primarily on tree sap and fruit. Adult males measure from 60-110 mm in length, while females measure from 50–80 mm in length. Larvae can reach weights of up to 80–100 grams, but adults are only about half this weight. Females range from a dark brown to silky white, but males are normally brown/white/black or black/white.