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Bug List

This page shows all the bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the months and times that bugs appear, you can find other information here to help you complete your bug encyclopedia.

List of Bugs (Bug Encyclopedia)

Bugs by Month (Northern and Southern Hemisphere)
January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

Note: The pages above show bug appearances for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere

No. Name Location Months Time of Day
1 Common Butterfly ImageCommon Butterfly Flying September to June 4 AM to 7 PM
2 Yellow Butterfly ImageYellow Butterfly Flying March to June|September to October 4 AM to 7 PM
3 Tiger Butterfly ImageTiger Butterfly Flying March to September 4 AM to 7 PM
4 Peacock Butterfly ImagePeacock Butterfly Flying March to June 4 AM to 7 PM
5 Common Bluebottle ImageCommon Bluebottle Flying April to August 4 AM to 7 PM
6 Paper Kite Butterfly ImagePaper Kite Butterfly Flying Year Round 8 AM to 7 PM
7 Great Purple Emperor ImageGreat Purple Emperor Flying May to August 4 AM to 7 PM
8 Monarch Butterfly ImageMonarch Butterfly Flying September to November 4 AM to 3 PM
9 Emperor Butterfly ImageEmperor Butterfly Flying December to March|June to September 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly Flying April to September 8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing Flying January to February | April to September | December 8 AM to 5 PM
12 Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's Birdwing Flying May to September 8 AM to 4 PM
13 Moth ImageMoth Near outside lights Year Round 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth On trees April to September 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth Near flowers April to September 8 AM to 4 PM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust On the ground April to November 8 AM to 7 PM
17 Migratory Locust ImageMigratory Locust On the ground August to November 8 AM to 7 PM
18 Rice Grasshopper ImageRice Grasshopper On the ground August to November 8 AM to 7 PM
19 Grasshopper ImageGrasshopper On the ground July to September 8 AM to 5 PM
20 Cricket ImageCricket On the ground September to November 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
21 Bell Cricket ImageBell Cricket On the ground September to October 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
22 Mantis ImageMantis On flowers March to November 8 AM to 5 PM
23 Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis On flowers March to November 8 AM to 5 PM
24 Honeybee ImageHoneybee On flowers March to July 8 AM to 5 PM
25 Wasp (Bee) ImageWasp (Bee) Trees when shaken Year Round Any time
26 Brown Cicada ImageBrown Cicada On trees July to August 8 AM to 5 PM
27 Robust Cicada ImageRobust Cicada On trees July and August 8 AM to 5 PM
28 Giant Cicada ImageGiant Cicada On trees July to August 8 AM to 5 PM
29 Walker Cicada ImageWalker Cicada On trees August and September 8 AM to 5 PM
30 Evening Cicada ImageEvening Cicada On trees July and August 4 AM to 8 AM|4 PM to 7 PM
31 Cicada Shell ImageCicada Shell On trees July and August Any time
32 Red Dragonfly ImageRed Dragonfly On the ground September to October 8 AM to 7 PM
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly On the ground April to October 8 AM to 5 PM
34 Banded Dragonfly ImageBanded Dragonfly Flying May to October 8 AM to 5 PM
35 Damselfly ImageDamselfly On the ground November to February Any time
36 Firefly ImageFirefly Flying near rivers June 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
37 Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket Underground November to May Any time
38 Pondskater ImagePondskater In ponds May to September 8 AM to 7 PM
39 Diving Beetle ImageDiving Beetle In ponds May to September 8 AM to 7 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug In ponds April to September 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
41 Stinkbug ImageStinkbug On flowers March to October Any time
42 Man-Faced Stink Bug ImageMan-Faced Stink Bug On flowers March to October 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
43 Ladybug ImageLadybug On flowers March to June|October 8 AM to 5 PM
44 Tiger Beetle ImageTiger Beetle On the ground February to October Any time
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle On tree stumps April to August Any time
46 Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle On tree stumps May to June|September to November Any time
47 Citrus Long-Horned Beetle ImageCitrus Long-Horned Beetle On tree stumps Year Round Any time
48 Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle On tree stumps May to September Any time
49 Blue Weevil Beetle ImageBlue Weevil Beetle On palm trees July and August Any time
50 Dung Beetle ImageDung Beetle Near snowballs December to February Any time
51 Earth-Boring Dung Beetle ImageEarth-Boring Dung Beetle On trees July to September Any time
52 Scarab Beetle ImageScarab Beetle On trees - all July and August 11 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
53 Drone Beetle ImageDrone Beetle On trees June to August Any time
54 Goliath Beetle ImageGoliath Beetle On palm trees June to September 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
55 Saw Stag ImageSaw Stag On trees - all July and August Any time
56 Miyama Stag ImageMiyama Stag On trees July to August Any time
57 Giant Stag ImageGiant Stag On trees - all July and August 11 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
58 Rainbow Stag ImageRainbow Stag On trees - all June to September 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
59 Cyclommatus Stag ImageCyclommatus Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
60 Golden Stag ImageGolden Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
61 Giraffe Stag ImageGiraffe Stag On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
62 Horned Dynastid ImageHorned Dynastid On trees July to August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
63 Horned Atlas ImageHorned Atlas On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
64 Horned Elephant ImageHorned Elephant On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
65 Horned Hercules ImageHorned Hercules On palm trees July and August 5 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
66 Walking Stick ImageWalking Stick On trees - all July to November 4 AM to 8 AM|5 PM to 7 PM
67 Walking Leaf ImageWalking Leaf Under trees July to September Any time
68 Bagworm ImageBagworm Trees when shaken Year Round Any time
69 Ant ImageAnt On turnips Year Round Any time
70 Hermit Crab ImageHermit Crab On the shore Year Round 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
71 Wharf Roach ImageWharf Roach On the rocky shore Year Round Any time
72 Fly ImageFly On spoiled turnips and trash Year Round Any time
73 Mosquito ImageMosquito Flying June to September 5 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
74 Flea ImageFlea On villagers April to November Any time
75 Snail ImageSnail On rocks in the rain Year Round Any time
76 Pill Bug ImagePill Bug Rocks when hit with a shovel September to June 11 PM to 4 PM (Next Day)
77 Centipede ImageCentipede Rocks when hit with a shovel September to June 4 PM to 23 PM
78 Spider ImageSpider Trees when shaken Year Round 7 PM to 8 AM (Next Day)
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula On the ground November to April 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)
80 Scorpion ImageScorpion On the ground May to October 7 PM to 4 AM (Next Day)

Note: The information here on months only applies to the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, simply add or subtract 6 months to the bug's appearance months here to find when they would appear in the Southern Hemisphere, or click on the bug's icon.

Bugs Guide

In order to catch bugs, you will first need to craft or buy a Net. After equipping the net and finding a bug, hold the A button to ready your net and creep forward, then release the A button once you are close to catch it. Bugs are found in various different locations, and you'll have to adjust your technique in order to catch each different type!

For an in-depth walkthrough on how to catch bugs and become the best bug hunter in your entire hemisphere, see the guide below!

How to Catch Bugs | List of Rare Bugs

Once you have caught bugs, there are two things you can do with them (aside from keeping them as pets): sell them, or donate them to the museum. Depending on the bug's rarity, you will fetch a different price when selling them, so see the list below to find out how much each one can net you.

Bug Prices List

Types of Bugs

Bugs can roughly be divided into the groups below:

Bug Types
Beetles.jpegBeetles Stags.jpegStags Butterflies.jpegButterflies
Dragonflies.jpegDragonflies Moths.jpegMoths Grasshoppers.jpegGrasshoppers
Crickets.jpegCrickets Mantises.jpegMantises Cicadas.jpegCicadas
Dangerous Bugs.jpegDangerous Bugs Others.jpegOthers -

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20 Anonymous2 months

What if i miss their season? Can I go back in time?

19 Anonymous2 months

I was browsing about bugs and butterfies on animal crossing. Luckily I found the list on this site. This is really helpful for me to be familiar of what they looked like, thank you :)

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