How to catch a Jewel Beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

No, you can't wear it around your neck, but catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and you'll certainly make a Bell or two.

Don’t judge yourself for liking shiny things. There are many pretty creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but the jewel beetle is one of the shiniest around. If you just can’t seem to catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing, don’t fret, we’ve got your back. In this guide we’ll explain when, where and how to catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to catch a Jewel Beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch a jewel beetle in animal crossing new horizons
 
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The jewel beetle is a bug that can only be found on tree stumps and is worth a tidy sum of 2400 Bells. Not just good for Blathers’ museum, the jewel beetle is also great for filling up your wallet. Below are all the details you need to know regarding the jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

  • When: All Day, April - August (Northern Hemisphere), October - February (Southern Hemisphere)
  • Where: Tree Stumps
  • Value: 2400 Bells

As shown above, you can catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons at any time of day, between April and August in the Northern Hemisphere, or October and February in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re not sure how to create a tree trunk, you’ll need a proper axe. A flimsy axe or stone axe just won’t cut it (unless you eat some fruit first). Hit a tree three times with an axe to chop it down, leaving a stump behind. Wander around your island and occasionally you’ll see a bug resting on top of any tree stumps you’ve left.

The jewel beetle is a medium size bug with a shiny back. If you approach it too quickly, it’ll fly off and disappear. Instead, walk slowly with your net raised (hold A) and only swing once you’re next to the stump. Follow this strategy any time you see a bug on a tree stump and you’ll catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Congratulations! Now that you know how to catch a jewel beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you can add a sparkly friend to your museum, or sell it for a tidy bundle or bells. Neat. Better yet, save those Bells for when Flick visits your island to make even more dosh. Take that, mortgage! For more bug tips, visit our guides for how to catch Agrias Butterflies and Atlas Moths, or head over to our April bug and fish list for the full run of critters relevant this month.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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