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Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Insect Guide


Do you know what can never be missing in a self-respecting Animal Crossing video game? Lots of different insects to catch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues the tradition of the saga by filling the island where the adventures of your character are set with insects of any shape and nature.

The bugs in Animal Crossing have different utilities: they can be sold to make money, they can be given to other inhabitants, they can be donated to the museum in the area or they can be kept as furniture for the most bizarre of you players.



Catching an insect is a sweet and nice ritual that sees your avatar armed with a net splashing through the air in search of things.

Get closer to the insect you want with the special net, maybe sneak up on it by holding down the A button and fly the instrument in the correct direction. Sometimes it may not even serve the net directly and you will be able to grab the insect with your hands by simply pressing the dedicated button.

Insects have different rarities and some can be sold for very large amounts of money; the rarest insects are also worth thousands of bells and can forage a lot of player purchases with just one find.

Let's see together how many bugs there are, how to catch them, where to catch them and what time to do it!

Insect catching guide.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has a total of eighty different insects on its side, eight more than could be found inside New Leaf.



The guide has been written following the English version of the title, with appropriate translation where necessary/possible.

Equipment.

In order to catch insects, it is necessary to have specific tools with you, namely nets.

Starting from the first network, also called flimsy net using his own workbench the player will have the possibility to upgrade this tool to the required durability level. All the nets in the game offer the same possibilities of catching insects to the player; they differ from each other only in the amount of times they can be used before breaking.

Networks can be created on the workbench by collecting the resources found around the island or can be purchased at Tom Nook's shop.

Where to catch them

The insects in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are scattered all over the game world; they hide and reproduce practically everywhere.

Trees, rivers, flowers, rocks or places in the sun are all places where insects can be seen to reproduce. The complete list of where insects are caught is found below, along with all other relevant information.

Remember that if you remove every plant form from your island you are making the proliferation of these life forms more difficult.

The importance of weather.

The weather is a very important parameter in Animal Crossing, especially when trying to catch all the insects.


Butterflies never appear when it rains and grasshoppers avoid the sun whenever possible. Try to remember that depending on the weather conditions at the time the insect pool that you can catch will be different.


The time and the seasons.

The last great parameter that must be taken into account to capture all insects is the temporal one. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Just like the previous chapters of the saga, it is synchronized with the real world and has a flow of successive seasons, which is why the time you are playing and the month you are playing are important parameters for capturing insects.

To complete your collection you need to play for practically all seasons and at all hours, only then will you get all the insects you need.

List of insects in Animal Crossing: New Horizons .

Northern hemisphereName

insectSeasonalityWhere to find itWhenPrice for sale
Butterfly AgriasApr - SeptIn flight8 AM - 5 PM3,000
AntAll year roundOn rotting fruit or turnipsAll day long80
Sheathed Caterpillar All year roundShake the treesAll day long600
CentopiediSept-JuneHit the rocks5 PM - 11 PM430
AromiaAll year roundOn tree trunksAll day350
Common ButterflySept-Jug In flight4 AM - 7PM160
CricketSept - NovOn the ground5 PM - 8 AM130
DamselflyNov - Feb In flightAll day500
Depressed DragonflyApr - Oct In flight8 AM - 5 PM230
DitiscoMaj - SeptAlong the river8 AM - 7 PM800
Dung beetleLugl - Sept On the ground All day long300
Butterfly Blue MorphDec - Tue, June - SeptIn flight5 PM - 8 AM4,000
FleaApr - NovOn the fleasy inhabitantAll day70
MoscowAll year round On rotting fruit or garbage All day long ???
GrasshopperLugl - Sept On the ground8 AM - 5 PM160
Crab Crab All year roundOn the beach7 PM - 8 AM1,000
BeeTue - LuglNear the flowers8 AM - 5 PM200
LadybugTue - June, OctoberAbout flowers8AM - 5PM200
Acrida CinereaApr - Nov On the ground8 AM - 7 PM200
Butterfly CobraApr - Sept In flight8 AM - 4 PM2,500
Man-Faced Stink BugSea - Oct About flowers7 PM - 8 AM1,000
MantisTue - Nov About flowers8 AM - 5 PM430
Locust MigratoryFeb - May On the ground8 AM - 7 PM200
GrillotalpaNov - MayUnderground All day long ???
Butterfly monarchSept - Nov In flight4 AM - 5 PM140
MosquitoJune - September In flight5 PM - 4 AM130
Moth All year roundOn the illuminated windows7 PM - 4 AM130
Orchid mantisTue - Nov About flowers8 AM - 5 PM2,400
Butterfly Paper wings All year round In flight8 AM - 7 PM1,000
Butterfly Vanessa IoTue - JuneNear 7 PM flowers2,500
Piglet of EarthSep - JuneHit the rocks11 PM - 4 PM250
GerrideMay - SeptemberAlong the river8 AM - 7 PM130
Butterfly CobraMay - September In flight8 AM - 4 PM4,000
Rainbow BeetleJune - SeptemberOn the trees7 PM - 8 AM6,000
Butterfly Raja BrookeDec - Feb, Apr - Sept Near flowers of 5 PM2,500
Red DragonflySep - Oct In flight8 AM - 7 PM180
Rosalia alpinaMay - JuneOn tree trunks All day long3,000
Scorpio??? On landDuring the night ???
SnailAll year roundOn the rocks (when it rains) All day long250
Spider All year round Shake the trees7 PM - 8 AM600
BugTue - OctAbout flowers All day long120
TarantulaNov - Apr On the ground7 PM - 4 AM8,000
CirindelaFeb - Oct On the ground All day long1,500
Tiger ButterflyTue - Sept In flight4 AM - 7 PM240
Carabo ViolinMay - June
Sept - Nov
On tree trunks All day long450
GrasshopperNeedle - SeptOn the trees8 AM - 4 PM400
Leaf insectJuly - September On the ground All day long600
Wasp All year round Shake the trees All day long2,500
Ligia Exotica All year roundOn the rocks of the beach All day long200
Yellow ButterflyTue - June, Sep - Oct In flight4 AM - 7 PM160

Southern Hemisphere

Butterfly AgriasOct - SeaIn Flight8 AM - 5 PM3,000
AntAll year roundOn rotting fruit or turnips All day long80
Sheath Caterpillar All year roundShake the tree All day long600
CentopiediTue - DecHit the rocks All day long430
Aromia All year roundOn tree stumps All day long350
Common ButterflyTue - Dec In Flight4 AM - 7PM160
CricketTue - May On the ground5 PM - 8 AM130
DamselflyMay - August In Flight All day long500
Depressed DragonflyOct - Apr In Flight8 AM - 5 PM230
DitiscoNov - TueAlong the river8 AM - 7 PM800
Dung beetleGen - Tue On the ground All day long300
Butterfly Blue MorphDec - Tue, Jun - Sept In Flight5 PM - 8 AM4,000
FleaOtt - MagOn the fleasy inhabitant All day long70
Moscow All year roundOn rotting fruit or garbage All day long ???
EaselGen - Tue On the ground8 AM - 5 PM160
Crab CrabAll year roundOn the beach7 PM - 8 AM1,000
Worker BeeSept-GenNear the flowers8 AM - 5 PM200
LadybugApr, Sept - Dec On the ground8 AM - 5 PM200
Acrida CinereaOtt - Mag On the ground8 AM - 7 PM200
Madagascan Sunset MothOct - Tue In Flight8 AM - 4 PM2,500
Man-Faced Stink BugSept - Apr Near the flowers7 PM - 8 AM1,000
MantisSept - Apr Near the flowers8 AM - 5 PM430
Locust MigratoryFeb - Mag On the ground8 AM - 7 PM200
GrillotalpaMag - NovUnderground All day long ???
Butterfly MonarchTue - Mag In Flight4 AM - 5 PM140
MosquitoDec - Tue In Flight5 PM - 4 AM130
Moth All year roundOn the illuminated windows7 PM - 4 AM130
Orchiedea MantisSept-May Near the flowers8 AM - 5 PM2,400
Paper Kite Butterfly All year round In Flight8 AM - 7 PM1,000
Butterfly Vanessa IoSep - DecNear 7 PM flowers2,500
Land pigletTue - DecHit the rocks11 PM - 4 PM250
GerrideNov - TueAlong the river8 AM - 7 PM130
Butterfly CobraNov - Tue In Flight8 AM - 4 PM4,000
Rainbow BeetleDec - TueOn the trees7 PM - 8 AM6,000
Butterfly Raja BrokeJGiu - Needle, Ott - Sea Near flowers of 5 PM2,500
Red DragonflyTue - Apr In Flight8 AM - 7 PM180
Rosalia AlpinaNov - Dec On tree stumps All day long3,000
Scorpio??? On the groundDuring the night ???
Snail All year roundLift rock when it rains outside All day long250
Spider All year roundShake the tree7 PM - 8 AM600
BugSept - AprNear the flowers All day long120
TarantulaMag - Ott On the ground7 PM - 4 AM8,000
CycindelaNeedle - Open On the ground All day long1,500
Tiger ButterflySep - Tue In Flight4 AM - 7 PM240
Carabo ViolinTue - Mag, Nov - Dec On tree stumpsAll day long450
GrasshopperFeb - TueTree8 AM - 4 PM400
Leaf insectGen - TueOn the ground All day long600
Vespa All year roundShake the tree All day long2,500
Ligia Exotica All year roundOn the rocks of the beach All day long200
Yellow ButterflyTue - Apr, Sept - Dec In Flight4 AM - 7 PM160


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