Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Guide | Complete List of Bugs and Appearance Times for ACNH

All Bugs in Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH)

This is an Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) Bug and Insect guide for the Nintendo Switch. In addition to the seasonal months and times that bugs appear, you can find other information here like locations and sell prices 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 Sell Price Months and Time
1 Common Butterfly ImageCommon Butterfly Flying 160 Season:
September to June
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
2 Yellow Butterfly ImageYellow Butterfly Flying 160 Season:
March to June|September to October
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
3 Tiger Butterfly ImageTiger Butterfly Flying 240 Season:
March to September
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
4 Peacock Butterfly ImagePeacock Butterfly Flying 2500 Season:
March to June
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
5 Common Bluebottle ImageCommon Bluebottle Flying 300 Season:
April to August
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
6 Paper Kite Butterfly ImagePaper Kite Butterfly Flying 1000 Season:
Year Round
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
7 Great Purple Emperor ImageGreat Purple Emperor Flying 3000 Season:
May to August
Times:
4 AM to 7 PM
8 Monarch Butterfly ImageMonarch Butterfly Flying 140 Season:
September to November
Times:
4 AM to 3 PM
9 Emperor Butterfly ImageEmperor Butterfly Flying 4000 Season:
December to March|June to September
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly Flying 3000 Season:
April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing Flying 2500 Season:
December to February | April to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
12 Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's Birdwing Flying 4000 Season:
May to September
Times:
8 AM to 4 PM
13 Moth ImageMoth Near outside lights 130 Season:
Year Round
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth On trees 3000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth Near flowers 2500 Season:
April to September
Times:
8 AM to 4 PM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust On the ground 200 Season:
April to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
17 Migratory Locust ImageMigratory Locust On the ground 600 Season:
August to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
18 Rice Grasshopper ImageRice Grasshopper On the ground 400 Season:
August to November
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
19 Grasshopper ImageGrasshopper On the ground 160 Season:
July to September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
20 Cricket ImageCricket On the ground 130 Season:
September to November
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
21 Bell Cricket ImageBell Cricket On the ground 430 Season:
September to October
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
22 Mantis ImageMantis On flowers 430 Season:
March to November
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
23 Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis On flowers 2400 Season:
March to November
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
24 Honeybee ImageHoneybee On flowers 200 Season:
March to July
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
25 Wasp (Bee) ImageWasp (Bee) Trees when shaken 2500 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
26 Brown Cicada ImageBrown Cicada On trees 250 Season:
July to August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
27 Robust Cicada ImageRobust Cicada On trees 300 Season:
July and August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
28 Giant Cicada ImageGiant Cicada On trees 500 Season:
July to August
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
29 Walker Cicada ImageWalker Cicada On trees 400 Season:
August and September
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
30 Evening Cicada ImageEvening Cicada On trees 550 Season:
July and August
Times:
4 AM to 8 AM|4 PM to 7 PM
31 Cicada Shell ImageCicada Shell On trees 10 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
32 Red Dragonfly ImageRed Dragonfly On the ground 180 Season:
September to October
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly On the ground 230 Season:
April to October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
34 Banded Dragonfly ImageBanded Dragonfly Flying 4500 Season:
May to October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
35 Damselfly ImageDamselfly On the ground 500 Season:
November to February
Times:
Any time
36 Firefly ImageFirefly Flying near rivers 300 Season:
June
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
37 Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket Buried in the ground 500 Season:
November to May
Times:
Any time
38 Pondskater ImagePondskater In ponds 130 Season:
May to September
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
39 Diving Beetle ImageDiving Beetle In ponds 800 Season:
May to September
Times:
8 AM to 7 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug In ponds 2000 Season:
April to September
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
41 Stinkbug ImageStinkbug On flowers 120 Season:
March to October
Times:
Any time
42 Man-Faced Stink Bug ImageMan-Faced Stink Bug On flowers 1000 Season:
March to October
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
43 Ladybug ImageLadybug On flowers 200 Season:
March to June|October
Times:
8 AM to 5 PM
44 Tiger Beetle ImageTiger Beetle On the ground 1500 Season:
February to October
Times:
Any time
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle On tree stumps 2400 Season:
April to August
Times:
Any time
46 Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle On tree stumps 450 Season:
May to June|September to November
Times:
Any time
47 Citrus Long-Horned Beetle ImageCitrus Long-Horned Beetle On tree stumps 350 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
48 Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle On tree stumps 3000 Season:
May to September
Times:
Any time
49 Blue Weevil Beetle ImageBlue Weevil Beetle On palm trees 800 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
50 Dung Beetle ImageDung Beetle Near snowballs 3000 Season:
December to February
Times:
Any time
51 Earth-Boring Dung Beetle ImageEarth-Boring Dung Beetle On the ground 300 Season:
July to September
Times:
Any time
52 Scarab Beetle ImageScarab Beetle On all trees 10000 Season:
July and August
Times:
11 PM to 8 AM
53 Drone Beetle ImageDrone Beetle On trees 200 Season:
June to August
Times:
Any time
54 Goliath Beetle ImageGoliath Beetle On palm trees 8000 Season:
June to September
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
55 Saw Stag ImageSaw Stag On trees 2000 Season:
July and August
Times:
Any time
56 Miyama Stag ImageMiyama Stag On trees 1000 Season:
July to August
Times:
Any time
57 Giant Stag ImageGiant Stag On trees 10000 Season:
July and August
Times:
11 PM to 8 AM
58 Rainbow Stag ImageRainbow Stag On trees 6000 Season:
June to September
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
59 Cyclommatus Stag ImageCyclommatus Stag On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
60 Golden Stag ImageGolden Stag On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
61 Giraffe Stag ImageGiraffe Stag On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
62 Horned Dynastid ImageHorned Dynastid On trees 1350 Season:
July to August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
63 Horned Atlas ImageHorned Atlas On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
64 Horned Elephant ImageHorned Elephant On palm trees 8000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
65 Horned Hercules ImageHorned Hercules On palm trees 12000 Season:
July and August
Times:
5 PM to 8 AM
66 Walking Stick ImageWalking Stick On trees 600 Season:
July to November
Times:
4 AM to 8 AM|5 PM to 7 PM
67 Walking Leaf ImageWalking Leaf Under trees 600 Season:
July to September
Times:
Any time
68 Bagworm ImageBagworm Trees when shaken 600 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
69 Ant ImageAnt On rotten turnips 80 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
70 Hermit Crab ImageHermit Crab On the shore 1000 Season:
Year Round
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
71 Wharf Roach ImageWharf Roach On the rocky shore 200 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
72 Fly ImageFly On rotten turnips and trash 60 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
73 Mosquito ImageMosquito Flying 130 Season:
June to September
Times:
5 PM to 4 AM
74 Flea ImageFlea On villagers 70 Season:
April to November
Times:
Any time
75 Snail ImageSnail On rocks in the rain 250 Season:
Year Round
Times:
Any time
76 Pill Bug ImagePill Bug Rocks when hit with a shovel 250 Season:
September to June
Times:
11 PM to 4 PM
77 Centipede ImageCentipede Rocks when hit with a shovel 300 Season:
September to June
Times:
4 PM to 23 PM
78 Spider ImageSpider Trees when shaken 600 Season:
Year Round
Times:
7 PM to 8 AM
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula On the ground 8000 Season:
November to April
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM
80 Scorpion ImageScorpion On the ground 8000 Season:
May to October
Times:
7 PM to 4 AM

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

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21 Anonymous4 months

When it says palm trees... Does it mean the coconut trees?

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