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Horned Hercules
Scientific Name
Dynastes hercules
Scaribidae - Scarab beetles
Time of Year
July to August
Time of Day
5pm to 8am
On palm trees
160 mm
Selling Price
12,000 Bells

The Horned Hercules(Dynastes hercules) is a very rare bug found on palm trees between 5pm and 8am, between the months of June and August. It is tied with the Golden Stag as the most expensive bug at 12,000 Bells.


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

"Horned herculeses are the largest beetles in the world, reaching over 17 cm in exceptional cases. Their 2 long horns look pretty, but they're powerful and can hurt a lot if you're pinched by them. The longer horn is covered with short, soft yellow hair, which helps them sense vibrations. The yellow on their bodies turns black when it's humid, making them difficult to spot on humid evenings."

In real life[]

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The Horned Hercules, called the Hercules beetle in real life, are native to the rainforests of Central America and South America. It is one of the largest flying insects in the world.