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Animal Crossing New Horizons features a total of 80 bugs that can be caught. Bugs can be caught with any type of net. Most bugs will be scared off if you run near them or miss them with your net, so you'll want to slowly sneak up and aim accurately.

The variety of bugs available on your island depends on a number of factors. They include location, month, time of day, and weather. Some bugs are of course more rare than others as well. The rarity of the bug species is usually reflected in their sell price. Note that prices listed are for Nook's shop, and they can be sold at 1.5x this value to Flick.

Bugs can be found in a few different areas and methods around the island. Many spawn on the ground or flying through the air. Some only spawn around flowers or on trees. Some are hidden underground or in treetops. Some only spawn near particular items like trash or rotting fruit. Others only appear in the rain (and many don't appear in the rain). Time of day and time of year also change which bugs will be available on your island.

Want to narrow down this list to the bugs you can catch in the current month?

List of bugs in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Agrias butterfly

Price: 3,000
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: 8am-5pm

Ant

Price: 80
Location: Rotten Food
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Atlas moth

Price: 3,000
Location: On Trees
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: 7pm-4am

Bagworm

Price: 600
Location: Shaking Trees
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Banded dragonfly

Price: 4,500
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 8am-5pm

Bell cricket

Price: 430
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Sep-Oct
Months (Southern): Mar-Apr
Time: 5pm-8am

Blue weevil beetle

Price: 800
Location: On Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: Any

Brown cicada

Price: 250
Location: On Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 8am-5pm

Centipede

Price: 300
Location: Hitting Rocks
Months (Northern): Sep-Jun
Months (Southern): Mar-Dec
Time: 4pm-11pm

Cicada shell

Price: 10
Location: On Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: Any

Citrus long-horned beetle

Price: 350
Location: Stumps
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Common bluebottle

Price: 300
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Apr-Aug
Months (Southern): Nov-Feb
Time: 4am-7pm

Common butterfly

Price: 160
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Sep-Jun
Months (Southern): Mar-Dec
Time: 4am-7pm

Cricket

Price: 130
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May
Time: 5pm-8am

Cyclommatus stag

Price: 8,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Damselfly

Price: 500
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Nov-Feb
Months (Southern): Mar-Aug
Time: Any

Darner dragonfly

Price: 230
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Apr-Oct
Months (Southern): Oct-Apr
Time: 8am-5pm

Diving beetle

Price: 800
Location: Water
Months (Northern): May-Sep
Months (Southern): Nov-Feb
Time: 8am-7pm

Drone beetle

Price: 200
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jun-Aug
Months (Southern): Dec-Feb
Time: Any

Dung beetle

Price: 3,000
Location: Ground (snowballs)
Months (Northern): Dec-Feb
Months (Southern): Jun-Aug
Time: Any

Earth-boring dung beetle

Price: 300
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: Any

Emperor butterfly

Price: 4,000
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep, Dec-Mar
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar, Jun-Sep
Time: 5pm-8am

Evening cicada

Price: 550
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 4am-8am, 4pm-7pm

Firefly

Price: 300
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Jun
Months (Southern): Dec
Time: 7pm-4am

Flea

Price: 70
Location: Villagers
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: Any

Fly

Price: 60
Location: Trash
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Giant cicada

Price: 500
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 8am-5pm

Giant stag

Price: 10,000
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 11pm-8am

Giant water bug

Price: 2,000
Location: Water
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: 7pm-8am

Giraffe stag

Price: 12,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Golden stag

Price: 12,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Goliath beetle

Price: 8,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 5pm-8am

Grasshopper

Price: 160
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: 8am-5pm

Great purple emperor

Price: 3,000
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): May-Aug
Months (Southern): Nov-Feb
Time: 4am-7pm

Hermit crab

Price: 1,000
Location: Beach
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 7pm-8am

Honeybee

Price: 200
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Mar-Jul
Months (Southern): Sep-Jan
Time: 8am-5pm

Horned atlas

Price: 8,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Horned dynastid

Price: 1,350
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Horned elephant

Price: 8,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Horned hercules

Price: 12,000
Location: Coconut Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 5pm-8am

Jewel beetle

Price: 2,400
Location: Stumps
Months (Northern): Apr-Aug
Months (Southern): Oct-Feb
Time: Any

Ladybug

Price: 200
Location: Flowers
Months (Northern): Mar-Jun, Oct
Months (Southern): Apr, Sep-Dec
Time: 8am-5pm

Long locust

Price: 200
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Apr-Nov
Months (Southern): Oct-May
Time: 8am-7pm

Madagascan sunset moth

Price: 2,500
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar
Time: 8am-4pm

Man-faced stink bug

Price: 1,000
Location: Flowers
Months (Northern): Mar-Oct
Months (Southern): Sep-Apr
Time: 7pm-8am

Mantis

Price: 430
Location: Flowers
Months (Northern): Mar-Nov
Months (Southern): Nov-Aug
Time: 8am-5pm

Migratory locust

Price: 600
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Aug-Nov
Months (Southern): Feb-May
Time: 8am-7pm

Miyama stag

Price: 1,000
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: Any

Mole cricket

Price: 500
Location: Underground
Months (Northern): Nov-May
Months (Southern): May-Nov
Time: Any

Monarch buttefly

Price: 140
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May
Time: 4am-5pm

Mosquito

Price: 120
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 5pm-4am

Moth

Price: 130
Location: Flying (light)
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 7pm-4am

Orchid mantis

Price: 2,400
Location: Flowers (white)
Months (Northern): Mar-Nov
Months (Southern): Sep-May
Time: 8am-5pm

Paper kite butterfly

Price: 1,000
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 8am-7pm

Peacock butterfly

Price: 2,500
Location: Flowers (hybrid)
Months (Northern): Mar-Jun
Months (Southern): Sep-Dec
Time: 4am-7pm

Pill bug

Price: 250
Location: Hitting Rocks
Months (Northern): Sep-Jun
Months (Southern): Mar-Dec
Time: 11pm-4pm

Pondskater

Price: 130
Location: Water
Months (Northern): May-Sep
Months (Southern): Nov-Mar
Time: 8am-7pm

Queen Alexandria's birdwing

Price: 4,000
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): May-Sep
Months (Southern): Nov-Mar
Time: 8am-4pm

Rainbow stag

Price: 6,000
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jun-Sep
Months (Southern): Dec-Mar
Time: 7pm-8am

Rajah Brooke's birdwing

Price: 2,500
Location: Flowers (hybrid)
Months (Northern): Apr-Sep, Dec-Feb
Months (Southern): Oct-Mar, Jun-Aug
Time: 8am-5pm

Red dragonfly

Price: 180
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Sep-Oct
Months (Southern): Mar-Apr
Time: 8am-7pm

Rice grasshopper

Price: 160
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Aug-Nov
Months (Southern): Feb-May
Time: 8am-7pm

Robust cicada

Price: 300
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 8am-5pm

Rosalia batesi beetle

Price: 3,000
Location: Stumps
Months (Northern): May-Sep
Months (Southern): Nov-Mar
Time: Any

Saw stag

Price: 2,000
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: Any

Scarab beetle

Price: 10,000
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Aug
Months (Southern): Jan-Feb
Time: 11pm-8am

Scorpion

Price: 8,000
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): May-Oct
Months (Southern): Nov-Apr
Time: 7pm-4am

Snail

Price: 250
Location: Rocks, Bushes (rain)
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Spider

Price: 600
Location: Shaking Trees
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: 7pm-8am

Stinkbug

Price: 120
Location: Flowers
Months (Northern): Mar-Oct
Months (Southern): Sep-Apr
Time: Any

Tarantula

Price: 8,000
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Nov-Apr
Months (Southern): May-Oct
Time: 7pm-4am

Tiger beetle

Price: 1,500
Location: Ground
Months (Northern): Feb-Oct
Months (Southern): Aug-Apr
Time: Any

Tiger butterfly

Price: 240
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Mar-Sep
Months (Southern): Sep-Mar
Time: 4am-7pm

Violin beetle

Price: 450
Location: Stumps
Months (Northern): May-Jun, Sep-Nov
Months (Southern): Mar-May, Nov-Dec
Time: Any

Walker cicada

Price: 400
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Aug-Sep
Months (Southern): Feb-Mar
Time: 8am-5pm

Walking leaf

Price: 600
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Sep
Months (Southern): Jan-Mar
Time: Any

Walking stick

Price: 600
Location: Trees
Months (Northern): Jul-Nov
Months (Southern): Jan-May
Time: 4am-8am, 5pm-7pm

Wasp

Price: 2,500
Location: Shaking Trees
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Wharf roach

Price: 200
Location: Beach Rocks
Months (Northern): All
Months (Southern): All
Time: Any

Yellow butterfly

Price: 160
Location: Flying
Months (Northern): Mar-Jun, Sep-Oct
Months (Southern): Mar-Apr, Sep-Dec
Time: 4am-7pm

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