How to catch a Horned Dynastid in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Trying to catch a Horned Dynastid in ACNH? This uncommon beetle appears during the summer months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. In this guide, we will show you how to catch a Horned Dynastid in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to catch a Horned Dynastid in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Here is the location, seasonality, active hours, and price of the Horned Dynastid:

  • Bug: Horned Dynastid
  • Seasonality: July and August (Nothern Hemisphere)
  • Active Hours: 5 pm to 8 am
  • Location: Tree
  • Selling Price: 1,350 Bells

Horned Dynastids can be spotted during the summer months of July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere, you can add six months to that, which makes it available in January and February. The beetle is found on trees but is not exclusive to Coconut Trees like the rare Horned Beetles and Stags.

The Horned Dynastid can scare if you try to run up to it too quickly. However, it is not scared as easily as the Giraffe Stag, for example. To catch it with no issues, sneak up on it slowly with your net out. If you see it become alert, stop moving until it calms down. When it’s in range of your bug net, swing to catch it. 

This bug is not too valuable, with a selling price of only 1,350 Bells, but it’s one you may need to catch to fill out your Critterpedia. Many other bug types also spawn on trees during the same months, so be sure to check all the trees on your island often. You can check out our bug location and price guide for a complete list of insects.