Insects, mini-beasts, creepy-crawlies. Whatever you call them, collecting arachnids and bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes up an important part of your island experience.
Whether you’re snagging bugs to sell at Nook’s Cranny or to gift to Blathers at the museum, it’s not always about where you look, but when.
Many of the bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are only available at certain times of day, and even specific months of the year – which is brutal if you can only play at night time when you finish work.
There are several types of insectoid critter to find. They can buzz and fly around in the air, crawl along the floor, appear on flowers, under rocks, on the side of trees, fall out of trees when you shake them, on tree stumps when you cut them, and even – in the case of the flea – be seen jumping around on villager’s heads.
To aid in your quest in becoming the ultimate entomologist, we’ve collected a table of when and in which month you can find every single bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
This is a work-in-progress which will be constantly updated with new information – including where each of these 80 bugs spawn and how much they sell for – when we find them.
For a visual representation, this data comes from the following video by YouTuber BeardBear courtesy of some hard-core time travel, we’re sure.
Give the video a watch and their channel a click. It also includes every fish, so to avoid spoilers, start at 2:02 and go until 6:41.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug List
Below is a full list of the months and times of day that you can find all 80 bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
|Animal Crossing New Horizons Bugs List:|
|Bug name:||Months Available:||Active Hours:|
|Common Butterfly||All except Jul & Aug||4AM-7PM|
|Yellow Butterfly||March, April, May, June, September, October||4AM-7PM|
|Tiger Butterfly||March, April, May, June, July, August, September||4AM-7PM|
|Peacock Butterfly||March, April, May, June||4AM-7PM|
|Common Bluebottle||April, May, June, July, Aug||4AM-7PM|
|Paper Kite Butterfly||All||8AM-7PM|
|Great Purple Emperor||May, June, July, Aug||4AM-7PM|
|Monarch Butterfly||September, October, November||N/A|
|Emperor Butterfly||January, February, March, June, July, August, September, December||5PM-8AM|
|Agrias Butterfly||April, May, June, July, August, September||8AM-5PM|
|Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing||All except March, October, November||8AM-5PM|
|Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing||May, June, July, August, September||8AM-4PM|
|Atlas Moth||April, May, June, July, August, September||7PM-4PM|
|Madagascan Sunset Moth||April, May, June, July, August, September||8AM-4PM|
|Long Locust||April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November||8AM-7PM|
|Migratory Locust||August, September, October, November||8AM-7PM|
|Rice Grasshopper||August, September, October, November||8AM-7PM|
|Grasshopper||July, August, September||8AM-5PM|
|Cricket||September, October, November||5PM-8AM|
|Bell Cricket||September, October||5PM-8AM|
|Mantis||All except January, February, December||8AM-5PM|
|Orchid Mantis||All except January, February, December||8AM-5PM|
|Honeybee||March, April, May, June, July||8AM-5PM|
|Brown Cicada||July, August||8AM-5PM|
|Robust Cicada||July, August||8AM-5PM|
|Giant Cicada||July, August||8AM-5PM|
|Walker Cicada||August, September||8AM-5PM|
|Evening Cicada||July, August||4AM-8AM, 4PM-7PM|
|Cicada Shell||July, August||All|
|Red Dragonfly||September, October||8AM-7PM|
|Darner Dragonfly||April, May, June, July, August, September, October||8AM-5PM|
|Banded Dragonfly||May, June, July, August, September, October||8AM-5PM|
|Damselfly||January, February, November, December||All|
|Mole Cricket||January, February, March, April, May, November, December||All|
|Pondskater||May, June, July, August, September||8AM-7PM|
|Diving Beetle||May, June, July, August, September||8AM-7PM|
|Giant Water Bug||April, May, June, July, August, September||7PM-8AM|
|Stinkbug||All except January, February, November, December||All|
|Man-faced Stink Bug||All except January, February, November, December||7PM-8AM|
|Ladybug||March, April, May, June, October||8AM-5PM|
|Tiger Beetle||All except January, November, Decemeber||All|
|Jewel Bettle||April, May, June, July, August||All|
|Violin Beetle||May, June, September, October, November||All|
|Citrus Long-horned Beetle||All||All|
|Rosalia Batesi Beetle||May, June, July, August, September||All|
|Blue Weevil Beetle||July, August||All|
|Earth-boring Dung Beetle||July, August, September||All|
|Dung Beetle||January, February, December||All|
|Scarab Beetle||July, August||11PM-8AM|
|Drone Beetle||June, July, August||All|
|Goliath Beetle||June, July, August, September||5PM-8AM|
|Saw Stag||July, August||All|
|Miyama Stag||July, August||All|
|Giant Stag||July, August||11PM-8AM|
|Rainbow Stag||June, July, August, September||7PM-8AM|
|Cyclommatus Stag||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Golden Stag||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Giraffe Stag||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Horned Dynastid||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Horned Atlas||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Horned Elephant||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Horned Hercules||July, August||5PM-8AM|
|Walking Stick||July, August, September, October, November||4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM|
|Walking Leaf||July, August, September||All|
|Mosquito||June, July, August, September||5PM-4AM|
|Flea||All except January, February, March, December||All|
|Pill Bug||All except July, August||11PM-4PM|
|Centipede||All except July, August||4PM-11PM|
|Tarantula||January, February, March, April, November, December||7PM-4AM|
|Scorpion||May, June, July, August, September, October,||7PM-4AM|
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