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Collectibles and Collecting: Beetles

The Sims 3: World Adventures Walkthrough and Guide

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Collectibles and Collecting: Beetles

First introduced in The Sims 2, Bug Collecting in The Sims 3 is split into two distinct disciplines: Beetles and Butterflies, and each includes specific types of varying rarity and value, giving the active collecting Sim a great challenge. The following Beetles can be collected in the game:

A Beetle Collection and Display

Cerambyx (Common) $70 (France)

Cockroach (Common) Value: $1 (Your Town)

Japanese Beetle (Common) $15 (Your Town)

Ladybug (Common) $10 (Your Town)

Light Beetle (Uncommon) $50 (Your Town)

Rainbow Beetle (Extraordinarily Unusual) $1400 (Your Town)

Red Assassin Bug (Rare) $800 (China)

Rhinocerous Beetle (Uncommon) $100 (Your Town)

Scarab (Uncommon) $180 (Egypt)

Spotted Beetle (Rare) $500 (Your Town)

Stag Beetle (Uncommon) $210 (Your Town)

Trilobite Beetle (Rare) $750 (Your Town)

Water Beetle (Common) $30 (Your Town)

Note: While you can sell the Beetles you collect, if you drag one of them outside of your inventory in your house you automatically place them in a glass home that is certainly suitable for display and as it requires no ongoing effort or maintenance on the part of your Sims (the "pet" bugs do not have to be fed or watered or anything) it is certainly a great way to remember and show off the rarer of the captures you make!

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Comments for Collectibles and Collecting: Beetles

3 comments, latest first.
Nov 13th 2014 Guest
I really want to know where to find that glass container! I know all about bug catching! I figured out the fish bowl for the fish and other things. But where do you find the enclosures?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!
ID #471127
Jun 24th 2012 CMBF
The first question is do you have the collection helper? This is a device that you purchase using your Lifetime Happiness Points -- and you can then set it to the collection item type you want (in this case bugs) and it will show you on the map where they are located.

The second point is an observation -- the way that the bugs are handled in the game (all of them) is using an overlay -- so if you have the fix that turns off the mosaic that hides your sims when they take a shower or use the bathroom, you will NOT be able to see the dots that represent the bugs in the world. You will need to remove that in order to actually see and capture them...
ID #156235
Jun 24th 2012 Guest
Nothing I have found has been helpful at all. Everywhere I have read it's said something about the beetle locations appear on the map. I'm in Egypt trying to find 9 scarab beetles and NOTHING ON THE MAP. It's almost the end of day 1 and I have not found one single, stinkin' beetle. Someone help me out, what on Earth am I missing?
ID #156205