Bug Guide: Bugs List, Sell Price, and Bug Catching Tips - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guide - IGN (2024)

This ACNH Bug guide features a complete list of all 80 Bugs that are available to find and collect throughout the game, along with their locations, the best time-frames you're most likely to find them, their sell price, and the seasons in which they will appear.

This page is interactive -- you can check off each bug you catch in the chart below and we'll save your progress!

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  • What are Bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • How to Catch Bugs
  • Bugs Available By Month
  • Every Bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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What are Bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Scattered around your island, you will often find small unique bugs that can be caught and collected.

Upon catching these bugs, players will unlock them in the new phone app, Critterpedia. This extensive library will showcase every bug and fish that you have encountered and caught, along with a detailed breakdown of their active hours, most common locations, prices, and the seasons / months in which they will appear.

Once the Museum is open on your island, you will also have the ability to donate your catches. While you won't receive any rewards for doing so, your Museum will begin to look pretty neat once it begins to fill up with new finds.

If collecting isn't your thing and you're after some extra cash, bugs can be sold for Bells. While some bugs will be worth more than others, players can use these Bells to purchase furniture and other useful items such as tools.

How to Catch Bugs

See the video above for how you can turn a Mystery Island into a Tarantula (or Scoprion) farming ground to make tons of Bells.

To catch bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons you will firstly need to obtain a net, which can be either crafted through DIY crafting or simply purchased via the shop in Resident Services.

Once you have your bug catching net equipped, begin exploring the area until you come across one of the creepy little critters. Before you go rushing in, it is highly recommended that you approach any insect with a very slow walk, as this will help reduce the chance of the bug running away.

When you're finally close enough, swing your net to catch the bug.

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Bugs Available By Month

The types of bugs that you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will largely depend on the particular month, season, and time of day that you are currently experiencing in game. For this reason, we have broken down all of the bugs that you can find during each month. Simply click on the links below to learn more!

Note that you can hit the check marks below to save your progress in catching 'em all on your phone browser!

January February March April May June
July August September October November December

Every Bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Looking to catch a specific bug? We have you covered in our complete bug list below that details everything from their locations, active times, price, and the season / months in which they will appear.

Common Butterfly

Common Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
160Above Flowers4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere:

September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June

Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Yellow Butterfly

Yellow Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
160Flying4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, September, October, November, December

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Tiger Butterfly

Tiger Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
240Flying4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January, February, March

Peaco*ck Butterfly

Peaco*ck Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,500Above Purple, Black and Blue Flowers4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June
Southern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December

Common Bluebottle

Common Bluebottle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
300Flying4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February

Paper Kite Butterfly

Paper Kite Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,000Flying8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

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Great Purple Emperor

Great Purple Emperor

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
3,000Flying4am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
140Flying4am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May

Emperor Butterfly

Emperor Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
4,000Flying5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: December, January, February, March, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March, June, July, August, September, December

Agrias Butterfly

Agrias Butterfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
3,000Flying8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February, March

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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,500Flying above Flowers8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: December January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: June, July, August, October, November, December, January, February, March

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
4,000Flying8am - 4pmNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March, April

Moth

Moth

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
130Flying Around Light7pm - 4amNorthern Hemisphere:

All Months

Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
3,000On Trees7pm - 4amNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February, March,

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Madagascan Sunset Moth

Madagascan Sunset Moth

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,500Flying8am - 4pmNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February, March

Long Locust

Long Locust

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
200On the Ground8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere:October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May

Migratory Locust

Migratory Locust

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
600On the Ground8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: February, March, April, May

Rice Grasshopper

Rice Grasshopper

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
160On the Ground8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: February, March, April, May

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Grasshopper

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
160On the Ground8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March

Cricket

Cricket

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
130On the Ground5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May

Bell Cricket

Bell Cricket

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
430On the Ground5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: September, October
Southern Hemisphere: March, April

Mantis

Mantis

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
430On Flowers8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere:September, October, November, December, January, March, April

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Orchid Mantis

Orchid Mantis

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,400On Flowers (White)8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere:September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May

Honeybee

Honeybee

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
200Above Flowers8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July
Southern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January

Wasp

Wasp

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,500Shaking TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Brown Cicada

Brown Cicada

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
250On Trees8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

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Robust Cicada

Robust Cicada

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
300On Trees8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Giant Cicada

Giant Cicada

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
500On Trees8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Walker Cicada

Walker Cicada

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
400On Trees8am - 4pmNorthern Hemisphere: August, September
Southern Hemisphere: February, March

Evening Cicada

Evening Cicada

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
550On Trees4am - 8am & 4pm - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

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Cicada Shell

Cicada Shell

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
10On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere:July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Red Dragonfly

Red Dragonfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
180Flying8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: September, October
Southern Hemisphere: March, April

Darner Dragonfly

Darner Dragonfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
230Flying8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Banded Dragonfly

Banded Dragonfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
4,500Flying8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March, April

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Damselfly

Damselfly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
500FlyingAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February
Southern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August

Firefly

Firefly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
300Flying7pm - 4pmNorthern Hemisphere: June
Southern Hemisphere:December

Mole Cricket

Mole cricket

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
500UndergroundAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March, April, May
Southern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Pondskater

Pondskater

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
130On Ponds and Rivers8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March

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Diving Beetle

Diving Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
800On Ponds and Rivers8am - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March

Giant Water Bug

Giant Water Bug

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,000On Ponds and Rivers7pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March, October, November, December

Stinkbug

Stinkbug

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
120On FlowersAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Man-faced Stink Bug

Man-faced Stink Bug

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,000On Flowers7pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April

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Ladybug

Ladybug

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
200On Flowers8am - 5pmNorthern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, October
Southern Hemisphere: April & September, October, November, December

Tiger Beetle

Tiger Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,500On GroundAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April

Jewel Beetle

Jewel Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,400On Tree StumpsAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February

Citrus Long-horned Beetle

Citrus Long-horned Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
350On Tree StumpsAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

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Rosalia Batesi Beetle

Rosalia Batesi Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
3,000On Tree StumpsAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March

Blue Weevil Beetle

Blue Weevil Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
800On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere:January, February

Violin Beetle

Violin Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
450On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May, November, December

Dung Beetle

Dung Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months

3,000On the Ground (Rolling Snowballs)All DayNorthern Hemisphere: December, January, February
Southern Hemisphere:June, July, August

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Earth-boring Dung Beetle

Earth-boring Dung Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
300On GroundAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March

Scarab Beetle

Scarab Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
10,000On Trees11pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere:January, February

Drone Beetle

Drone Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
200On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: June, July, August
Southern Hemisphere: December, January, February

Goliath Beetle

Goliath Beetle

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Trees (Coconut)5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere:December, January, February, March, April

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Saw Stag

Saw Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
2,000On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Miyama Stag

Miyama Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,000On TreesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Giant Stag

Giant Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
10,000On Trees11pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Rainbow Stag

Rainbow Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
6,000On Trees7pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: December, January, February, March

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Cyclommatus Stag

Cyclommatus Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Golden Stag

Golden Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
12,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Giraffe Stag

Giraffe Stag

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
12,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Horned Dynastid

Horned Dynastid

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,350On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

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Horned Atlas

Horned Atlas

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Horned Elephant

Horned Elephant

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Horned Hercules

Horned Hercules

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
12,000On Trees5pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: July, August
Southern Hemisphere: January, February

Walking Stick

Walking Stick

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
600On Trees4am - 8am & 5pm - 7pmNorthern Hemisphere: July, August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March, April, May

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Walking Leaf

Walking Leaf

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
600On Ground (Beneath Trees)All DayNorthern Hemisphere: July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: January, February, March

Bagworm

Bagworm

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
600Shaking treesAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Ant

Ant

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
80On Rotten Turnips and FruitAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
1,000On Beach7pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

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Wharf Roach

Wharf Roach

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
200On Beach (Rocks)All DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Fly

Fly

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
60On Rotten Food and GarbageAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Mosquito

Mosquito

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
130Flying5pm - 4amNorthern Hemisphere: June, July, August, September
Southern Hemisphere: December, January, February, March

Flea

Flea

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
70On Flea-Infested VillagersAll DayNorthern Hemisphere: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Southern Hemisphere: October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May

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Snail

Snail

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
250On Rocks (Rain)All DayNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

Pill Bug

Pill Bug

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
250Hitting Rocks11pm - 4pmNorthern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Centipede

Centipede

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
300Hitting Rocks5pm - 11pmNorthern Hemisphere: September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June
Southern Hemisphere: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November, December

Spider

Spider

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
480Shaking Trees7pm - 8amNorthern Hemisphere: All Months
Southern Hemisphere: All Months

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Tarantula

Tarantula

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Ground7pm - 4amNorthern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March, April
Southern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September, October

Scorpion

Scorpion

Bug IconPriceLocationTimeSeason / Months
8,000On Ground7pm - 4amNorthern Hemisphere: May, June, July, August, September, October
Southern Hemisphere: November, December, January, February, March, April

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