Bug Guide Animal Crossing New Horizons

Having navigated through the vastness of the internet to this precise page, we're going to go out on a limb and guess that you're after information about bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If that is indeed the case (and why would you click on an article with this title if you weren't?), below you will find a complete Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug list featuring every bug in the game.

The bugs in this guide are listed in the order they appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Critterpedia, and each one we've encountered includes a picture, the time of day/year it's available (in both hemispheres), the location where it can be found and the price you'll get from selling it to Timmy and Tommy.

Although we've enlisted time-travelling bug catchers around the globe to help us fill out this Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug guide, many entries are still incomplete. Yes, we donated many of them to Blathers before we could check the sale price because we're good citizens. rest assured that we will update this list as we get more information.

How to catch bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Equipment you need

To catch bugs you'll need a net. You will need the following ingredients to craft a Flimsy Net:

  • x5 tree branch

However, serious bug catchers will want to upgrade that to a proper Net. To do so, you'll need:

  • x1 Flimsy Net
  • x1 iron nugget

Once you've got the gear, it's time to head out and catch some bugs.

Catching Bugs Animal Crossing New Horizons

Where can you find bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

Bugs can be found all around the island: sitting on or hiding in trees, hiding under rocks, buzzing around certain items or flowers, skating over the surface of water or simply flying around in the air. We've listed the exact locations you'll be able to find the critters below, along with the specific time of day (and time of year for your hemisphere).

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug List - Every Bug in the Critterpedia

1. Common Butterfly

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Sep-Jun (N) / Mar-Dec (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: 160 Bells

2. Yellow Butterfly

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Sep-Jun (N) / Mar-Apr, Sep-Dec (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: 160 Bells

3. Tiger Butterfly

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Mar-Sep (N) / Sep-Mar (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: 240 Bells

4. Peacock Butterfly

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Mar-Jun (N) / Sep-Dec (S)
  • Location: Air (around hybrid flowers)
  • Sell price: ???

5. Common Bluebottle

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Aug (N) / Oct-Feb (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

6. Paper Kite Butterfly

  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): All year
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: 1,000 Bells

7. Great Purple Emperor

  • Time: 4am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): May-Aug (N) / Dec-Mar (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

8. Monarch Butterfly

  • Time: 4am - 5pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Sep-Nov (N) / Mar-May (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

9. Emperor Butterfly

  • Time: 5pm - 8am
  • Month (Hemisphere): Jun-Sep, Dec-Mar (both)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: 4,000 Bells

10. Agrias Butterfly

  • Time: 8am - 5pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Sep (N) / Nov-Mar (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

11. Raja Brooke's Birdwing

  • Time: 8am - 5pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Sep, Dec-Feb (N) / Nov-Mar, Jun-Aug (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

12. Queen Alexandra's Birdwing

  • Time: 8am - 4pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): May-Sep (N) / Nov-Mar (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

13. Moth

  • Time: 7pm - 4am
  • Month (Hemisphere): All year
  • Location: Air (around light sources)
  • Sell price: 130 Bells

14. Atlas Moth

  • Time: 7pm - 4am
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Sep (N) / Oct-Mar (S)
  • Location: On trees
  • Sell price: ???

15. Madagascan Sunset Moth

  • Time: 8am - 4pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Sep (N) / Oct-Mar (S)
  • Location: Air
  • Sell price: ???

16. Long Locust

  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Apr-Nov (N) / Nov-May (S)
  • Location: Ground
  • Sell price: ???

17. Migratory Locust

  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Aug-Nov (N) / Feb-May (S)
  • Location: Ground
  • Sell price: ???

18. Rice Grasshopper

  • Time: 8am - 7pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Aug-Nov (N) / Feb-May (S)
  • Location: Ground
  • Sell price: ???

19. Grasshopper

  • Time: 8am - 5pm
  • Month (Hemisphere): Jul-Sep (N) / Jan-Mar (S)
  • Location: Ground
  • Sell price: ???

20. Cricket

  • Time: 5pm - 8am
  • Month (Hemisphere): Sep-Nov (N) / Mar-May (S)
  • Location: Ground
  • Sell price: ???