Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Guide – spawns and prices

How to find every bug in New Horizons. Even the bees.

animal crossing bug guide

Animal Crossing: New Horizons┬áhas a bug for every reason in every season; beautiful butterflies, obnoxious wasps, and expensive tarantulas. The bugs available to you depend on the time of day and month, and which hemisphere you’re in.

Some of these bugs are easier to catch than others. You can race up to a Common Butterfly and press the A button wildly to catch one, but you’ll want to press and hold A to sneak up on a pillbug, for example.

We’ve listed where to find each of these bugs, their selling price, and what time of year you can catch them in each hemisphere. To make it easy to cross-reference with your game, they’re listed in the same order below as they are in Critterpedia. This isn’t a complete list, but we will update it as more information becomes available.

Bug NameSelling PriceLocationTimeNorthern HemisphereSouthern Hemisphere
Common Butterfly160Above Flowers4am – 7pmSept – JuneMarch – Dec
Yellow Butterfly160Flying4am – 7pmMarch – June, Sept – OctMarch – April, Sept – Dec
Tiger Butterfly240Flying4am – 7pmMarch – SeptSept – March
Peacock Butterfly2,500Above Purple, Black, and Blue Flowers4am – 7pmMarch – JuneSept – Dec
Common Bluebottle300Flying4am – 7pmApril – AugOct – Feb
Paper Kite Butterfly1,000Flying8am – 7pmAll MonthsAll Months
Great Purple Emperor3,000Flying4am – 7amMay – AugNov – Feb
Monarch Butterfly140Flying4am – 5pmSept – NovMarch – May
Emperor Butterfly4,000Flying5pm – 8amDec – March, June – SeptDec – March, June – Sept
Agrias Butterfly3,000Flying8am – 5pmApril – SeptOct – March
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing2,500Above Purple, Black, and Blue Flowers8am – 5pmDec – Feb, April – SeptJune – Aug, Oct – March
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing4,000Flying8am – 4pmMay – SeptNov – April
Moth130Around Light7pm – 4amAll MonthsAll Months
Atlas Moth3,000On Trees7pm – 4amApril – SeptOct – March
Madagascan Sunset Moth2,500Flying8am – 4pmApril – SeptOct – March
Long Locust200In Grass8am – 7pmApril – NovOct – May
Migratory Locust600In Grass8am – 7pmAug – NovFeb – May
Rice Grasshopper160In Grass8am – 7pmAug – NovFeb – May
Grasshopper160In Grass8am – 5pmJuly – SeptJan – March
Cricket130In Grass5pm – 8amSept – NovMarch – May
Bell Cricket430In Grass5pm – 8amSept – OctMarch – April
Mantis430On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – NovSept – April
Orchid Mantis2,400On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – NovSept – May
Honeybee200Above Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – JulySept – Jan
Wasp2,500Shaking TreesAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Brown Cicada250On Trees8am – 5pmJuly – AugJan – Feb
Robust Cicada300On Trees8am – 5pmJuly – AugJan – Feb
Giant Cicada500On Trees8am – 5pmJuly – AugJan – Feb
Walker Cicada400On Trees8am – 4pmAug – SeptFeb – March
Evening Cicada550On Trees4am – 8am, 4pm – 7pmJuly – AugJan – Feb
Cicada Shell100On TreesAll DayJuly – AugJan – Feb
Red Dragonfly180Flying8am – 7pmSept – OctMarch – April
Darner Dragonfly230Flying8am – 5pmApril – OctOct – April
Banded Dragonfly4,500Flying8am – 5pmMay – OctNov – April
Damselfly500FlyingAll DayNov – FebMay – Aug
Firefly300Above Freshwater7pm – 4pmJuneDec
Mole Cricket500 UndergroundAll DayNov – MayMay – Nov
Pondskater130In Rivers8am – 7pmMay – SeptNov – March
Diving Beetle800In Rivers8am – 7pmMay – SeptNov – March
Giant Water Beetle2,000On Ponds and Rivers7pm – 8amApril – SeptOct – March
Stinkbug120On TreesAll DayMarch – OctSept – April
Man-faced Stinkbug1,000On Flowers7pm – 8amMarch – OctSept – April
Ladybug200On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – June, OctApril, Sept – Dec
Tiger Beetle1,500FlyingAll DayFeb – OctSept – March
Jewel Beetle2,400On TreesAll DayApril – AugOct – Feb
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350On Tree StumpsAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Rosalia Batesi Beetle3,000On Tree StumpsAll DayMay – SeptNov – March
Blue Weevil Beetle800On TreesAll DayJuly – AugJan – Feb
Violin Beetle450On TreesAll DayMay – NovMarch – Dec
Dung Beetle3,000On GroundAll DayDec – FebJune – Aug
Earth-boring Dung Beetle300On GroundAll DayJuly – SeptJan – March
Scarab Beetle10,000On Trees11pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Drone Beetle200On TreesAll DayJune – AugDec – Feb
Goliath Beetle8,000On Trees5pm – 8amJune – SeptDec – April
Saw Stag2,000On TreesAll DayJuly – AugJan – Feb
Miyama Stag1,000On TreesAll DayJuly – AugJan – Feb
Giant Stag10,000On Trees11pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Rainbow Stag6,000On Trees7pm – 8amJune – SeptDec – March
Cyclommatus Stag8,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Golden Stag12,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Giraffe Stag12,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Horned Dynastid1,350On Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Horned Atlas8,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Horned Elephant8,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Horned Hercules12,000On Palm Trees5pm – 8amJuly – AugJan – Feb
Walking Stick600On Trees4am – 8am, 5pm – 7pmJuly – NovJan – May
Walking Leaf600Under TreesAll DayJuly – SeptJan – March
Bagworm600On TreesAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Ant80On Rotten TurnipsAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Hermit Crab1,000On Beach7pm – 8amAll MonthsAll Months
Wharf Roach200On Beach (Rocks)All DayAll MonthsAll Months
Fly60On Rotten Turnips and TrashAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Mosquito130Flying5pm – 4amJune – SeptDec – March
Flea70On Infested VillagersAll DayApril – NovOct – May
Snail250Under RocksAll DayAll MonthsAll Months
Pill Bug250Under Rocks11pm – 4pmSept – JuneMarch – Dec
Centipede300Under Rocks5pm – 11pmSept – JuneMarch – Dec
Spider480Shaking Trees7pm – 8amAll MonthsAll Months
Tarantula8,000On Ground7pm – 4amNov – AprilMay – Oct
Scorpion8,000On Ground7pm – 4amMay – OctNov – April