You will find a variety of different bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They are crawling all over the game, and sometimes you have to search around a little more than usual to locate them. Many of them only come out during times of the year, such as the Jewel Beetle. You can only find the Jewel Beetle starting in April for those who live in the northern hemisphere.
If you’re looking for the Jewel Beetle, it only comes out from April to August in the northern hemisphere, and it comes out from October to February in the southern. Once you have the time of the month down, you don’t have to wait for a time of day. The Jewel Beetle frequently shows up at any time of the day, so you should have nearly no trouble in locating it and add it to your collection.
You can find it on trees on your island or on any of the islands you visit. Make sure to have your net ready, capture it, and then bring it to Blathers to add to your constantly growing collection. If you decide to sell it for a profit, you can give it to Tommy or Timmy at Nook’s Cranny for 2,400 Bells. Because it’s available almost any time of the day, nearly everywhere, it’s an excellent bug to seek out and try to capture as many as you can while it’s available.
The Jewel Beetle became available in April, and the start of April saw the beginning of Bunny Day. The seasonal event goes from April 1 to 12. During this time, you can also capture Cherry Blossom petals from the hardwood trees available on your island to craft unique DIY projects.