In this guide, we take a look at how to catch a Scarab Beetle in Animal Crossing New Horizons. This bug is a bit elusive, so it may take you a bit to finally find one. Once you do, this little guy goes for a lot of Bells. It’s only available during certain months and specific locations, so let’s dive into it.

How to catch a Scarab Beetle in Animal Crossing New Horizons

  • Bug: Scarab Beetle
  • Location: Trees (incl. Coconut)
  • Time: 11 pm – 8 am
  • Months: July and August (Northern), January and February (Southern)
  • Price: 10,000 Bells

The Scarab Beetle is a relatively rare bug spawn, so you might want to try some of the tips and tricks we have here to increase your odds. A good thing to do is use some Nook Miles and try to find Stag Beetle Island, which is a rare 2% spawn island. If you manage to find this island, you can catch every rare stag beetle within a few hours.

If you want to do this on your own island, that is an option as well. Getting rid of rocks and picking flowers can help increase the odds of finding Scarab Beetles. Aside from that, you’ll need to be patient because they are not very common.

You will want to make sure you’re looking in the month of July from 11 pm to 4 am to optimize your odds of catching one of these. If you go past 4 am you will end up seeing a bunch of butterflies which lowers your odds.

For a complete list of bugs along with their available months and times of day, check out our master Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug Prices guide.