Bugs By Month: May Bugs Guide | Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)

This page shows all of the bugs you can catch in May in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH). In addition to the time of day and location that bugs appear, you can find other information here to help you complete your bug encyclopedia.

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Complete List of Bugs

List of May Bugs

May Bugs for Northern Hemisphere

Name Sell Price Location Times
1 Common Butterfly ImageCommon Butterfly 160 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
2 Yellow Butterfly ImageYellow Butterfly 160 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
3 Tiger Butterfly ImageTiger Butterfly 240 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
4 Peacock Butterfly ImagePeacock Butterfly 2500 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
5 Common Bluebottle ImageCommon Bluebottle 300 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
6 Paper Kite Butterfly ImagePaper Kite Butterfly 1000 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
7 Great Purple Emperor ImageGreat Purple Emperor 3000 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
10 Agrias Butterfly ImageAgrias Butterfly 3000 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
11 Rajah BrookeRajah Brooke's Birdwing 2500 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
12 Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's Birdwing 4000 Flying
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
8 AM to 4 PM
13 Moth ImageMoth 130 Near outside lights
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 4 AM
14 Atlas Moth ImageAtlas Moth 3000 On trees
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
7 PM to 4 AM
15 Madagascan Sunset Moth ImageMadagascan Sunset Moth 2500 Near flowers
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
8 AM to 4 PM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust 200 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
22 Mantis ImageMantis 430 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
23 Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis 2400 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
24 Honeybee ImageHoneybee 200 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
25 Wasp (Bee) ImageWasp (Bee) 2500 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
33 Darner Dragonfly ImageDarner Dragonfly 230 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
34 Banded Dragonfly ImageBanded Dragonfly 4500 Flying
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
37 Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket 500 Buried in the ground
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
Any time
38 Pondskater ImagePondskater 130 In ponds
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
39 Diving Beetle ImageDiving Beetle 800 In ponds
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
40 Giant Water Bug ImageGiant Water Bug 2000 In ponds
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
41 Stinkbug ImageStinkbug 120 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
42 Man-Faced Stink Bug ImageMan-Faced Stink Bug 1000 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
43 Ladybug ImageLadybug 200 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
44 Tiger Beetle ImageTiger Beetle 1500 On the ground
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
Any time
45 Jewel Beetle ImageJewel Beetle 2400 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
46 Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle 450 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
47 Citrus Long-Horned Beetle ImageCitrus Long-Horned Beetle 350 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
48 Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle 3000 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
Any time
68 Bagworm ImageBagworm 600 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
69 Ant ImageAnt 80 On rotten turnips
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
70 Hermit Crab ImageHermit Crab 1000 On the shore
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
71 Wharf Roach ImageWharf Roach 200 On the rocky shore
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
72 Fly ImageFly 60 On rotten turnips and trash
Rarity:
★★★★★
Any time
74 Flea ImageFlea 70 On villagers
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
Any time
75 Snail ImageSnail 250 On rocks in the rain
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
76 Pill Bug ImagePill Bug 250 Rocks when hit with a shovel
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
11 PM to 4 PM
77 Centipede ImageCentipede 300 Rocks when hit with a shovel
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 PM to 23 PM
78 Spider ImageSpider 600 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
80 Scorpion ImageScorpion 8000 On the ground
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
7 PM to 4 AM

May Bugs for Southern Hemisphere

See Southern Hemisphere Bugs
Name Sell Price Location Times
1 Common Butterfly ImageCommon Butterfly 160 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 7 PM
6 Paper Kite Butterfly ImagePaper Kite Butterfly 1000 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
8 Monarch Butterfly ImageMonarch Butterfly 140 Flying
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 AM to 3 PM
13 Moth ImageMoth 130 Near outside lights
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 4 AM
16 Long Locust ImageLong Locust 200 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
17 Migratory Locust ImageMigratory Locust 600 On the ground
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
18 Rice Grasshopper ImageRice Grasshopper 400 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 7 PM
20 Cricket ImageCricket 130 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
5 PM to 8 AM
22 Mantis ImageMantis 430 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
23 Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis 2400 On flowers
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
8 AM to 5 PM
25 Wasp (Bee) ImageWasp (Bee) 2500 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
35 Damselfly ImageDamselfly 500 On the ground
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
37 Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket 500 Buried in the ground
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
Any time
46 Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle 450 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
47 Citrus Long-Horned Beetle ImageCitrus Long-Horned Beetle 350 On tree stumps
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
66 Walking Stick ImageWalking Stick 600 On trees
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
4 AM to 8 AM|5 PM to 7 PM
68 Bagworm ImageBagworm 600 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
69 Ant ImageAnt 80 On rotten turnips
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
70 Hermit Crab ImageHermit Crab 1000 On the shore
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
71 Wharf Roach ImageWharf Roach 200 On the rocky shore
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
72 Fly ImageFly 60 On rotten turnips and trash
Rarity:
★★★★★
Any time
74 Flea ImageFlea 70 On villagers
Rarity:
★★☆☆☆
Any time
75 Snail ImageSnail 250 On rocks in the rain
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
Any time
76 Pill Bug ImagePill Bug 250 Rocks when hit with a shovel
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
11 PM to 4 PM
77 Centipede ImageCentipede 300 Rocks when hit with a shovel
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
4 PM to 23 PM
78 Spider ImageSpider 600 Trees when shaken
Rarity:
★☆☆☆☆
7 PM to 8 AM
79 Tarantula ImageTarantula 8000 On the ground
Rarity:
★★★☆☆
7 PM to 4 AM

New Bugs in May

New Bugs for Northern Hemisphere

Northern Hemisphere
Great Purple Emperor ImageGreat Purple Emperor Queen AlexandraQueen Alexandra's Birdwing Banded Dragonfly ImageBanded Dragonfly Pondskater ImagePondskater
Diving Beetle ImageDiving Beetle Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle Rosalia Batesi Beetle ImageRosalia Batesi Beetle Scorpion ImageScorpion

New Bugs for Southern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere
Damselfly ImageDamselfly Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket Tarantula ImageTarantula

Bugs Leaving in May

Bugs leaving the Northern Hemisphere

Northern Hemisphere
Mole Cricket ImageMole Cricket

Bugs leaving the Southern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere
Monarch Butterfly ImageMonarch Butterfly Long Locust ImageLong Locust Migratory Locust ImageMigratory Locust Rice Grasshopper ImageRice Grasshopper
Cricket ImageCricket Mantis ImageMantis Orchid Mantis ImageOrchid Mantis Violin Beetle ImageViolin Beetle
Walking Stick ImageWalking Stick Flea ImageFlea

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January February March April
May June July August
September October November December
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1 Person2 months

Ants only spawn on spoiled turnips

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