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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug List – when to find every bug

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
Moth All 7PM-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
Wasp All All
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
Firefly June 7PM-4AM
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
Bagworm All All
Ant All All
Hermit Crab All 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All All
Fly All All
Mosquito June, July, August, September 5PM-4AM
Flea All except January, February, March, December All
Snail All All
Pill Bug All except July, August 11PM-4PM
Centipede All except July, August 4PM-11PM
Spider All 7PM-8AM
Tarantula January, February, March, April, November, December 7PM-4AM
Scorpion May, June, July, August, September, October, 7PM-4AM

When you’re done, you can see which fish and bugs are leaving islands at the end of March, here.

For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our full guide.

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