May Fish and Bugs you can catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

What will we be catching in May?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, different bugs and fish will be available to catch. In this guide, you will find a full list of all the different bugs and fish that you can catch in the game in May, and where to get them.

April Fish

Northern Hemisphere

Anchovy200Small4am – 9pmSea
Angelfish3,000Small4pm – 9amRiver
Barred knifejaw5,000MediumAll daySea
Barreleye15,000Small9pm – 4amSea
Betta2,500Small9am – 4pmRiver
Black bass400MediumAll dayRiver
Bluegill180Small9am – 4pmRiver
Butterfly fish1,000SmallAll daySea
Carp300MediumAll dayPond
Catfish800Medium4pm – 9amPond
Char3,800Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Cherry salmon1,000Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Clown fish650TinyAll daySea
Coelacanth15,000HugeAll daySea (Raining)
Crawfish200SmallAll dayPond
Crucian carp160SmallAll dayRiver
Dace240Medium4pm – 9amRiver
Freshwater goby400Small4pm – 9amRiver
Frog120SmallAll dayPond
Giant trevally4,500LargeAll dayPier
Golden trout15,000Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Goldfish1,300TinyAll dayPond
Guppy1,300Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Horse mackerel150SmallAll daySea
Killifish300TinyAll dayPond
Koi4,000Medium4pm – 9amPond
Loach400SmallAll dayRiver
Mahi-mahi6,000LargeAll dayPier
Neon tetra500Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Nibble fish1,500Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Oarfish9,000HugeAll daySea
Olive flounder800LargeAll daySea
Pale chub200Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Pop-eyed goldfish1,300Tiny9am – 4pmPond
Rainbowfish800Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Ranchu goldfish4,500Small9am – 4pmPond
Red snapper3,000MediumAll daySea
Sea bass400LargeAll daySea
Sea horse1,100TinyAll daySea
Snapping Turtle5,000Large9pm – 4amRiver
Squid500MediumAll daySea
Surgeonfish1,000SmallAll daySea
Tadpole100TinyAll dayPond
Zebra turkeyfish500MediumAll daySea

Southern Hemisphere

Anchovy200Small4am – 9pmSea
Barred knifejaw5,000MediumAll daySea
Barreleye15,000Small9pm – 4amSea
Bitterling900TinyAll dayRiver
Black bass400MediumAll dayRiver
Blowfish5,000Medium6pm – 4amSea
Blue marlin10,000HugeAll dayPier
Bluegill180Small9am – 4pmRiver
Carp300MediumAll dayPond
Char3,800Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Cherry salmon1,000Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Coelacanth15,000HugeAll daySea (Raining)
Crucian carp160SmallAll dayRiver
Dab300MediumAll daySea
Dace240Medium4pm – 9amRiver
Football fish2,500Medium4pm – 9amSea
Freshwater goby400Small4pm – 9amRiver
Golden trout15,000Medium4pm – 9amRiver (Clifftop)
Goldfish1,300TinyAll dayPond
Guppy1,300Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Horse mackerel150SmallAll daySea
Koi4,000Medium4pm – 9amPond
Mitten crab2,000Small4pm – 9amRiver
Neon tetra500Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Olive flounder800LargeAll daySea
Pale chub200Tiny9am – 4pmRiver
Pike1,800LargeAll dayRiver
Pop-eyed goldfish1,300Tiny9am – 4pmPond
Ranchu goldfish4,500Small9am – 4pmPond
Ray3,000Large4am – 9pmSea
Red snapper3,000MediumAll daySea
Sea bass400LargeAll daySea
Sea horse1,100TinyAll daySea
Sturgeon10,000HugeAll dayRiver (Mouth)
Tuna7,000HugeAll dayPier
Yellow perch300MediumAll dayRiver
Zebra turkeyfish500MediumAll daySea

May Bugs

Northern Hemisphere

Bug NameSelling PriceLocationTimeNorthern Hemisphere
Common Butterfly160Above Flowers4am – 7pmSept – June
Yellow Butterfly160Flying4am – 7pmMarch – June, Sept – Oct
Tiger Butterfly240Flying4am – 7pmMarch – Sept
Peacock Butterfly2,500Above Purple, Black, and Blue Flowers4am – 7pmMarch – June
Common Bluebottle300Flying4am – 7pmApril – Aug
Paper Kite Butterfly1,000Flying8am – 7pmAll Months
Great Purple Emperor3,000Flying4am – 7amMay – Aug
Agrias Butterfly3,000Flying8am – 5pmApril – Sept
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing2,500Above Purple, Black, and Blue Flowers8am – 5pmDec – Feb, April – Sept
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing4,000Flying8am – 4pmMay – Sept
Moth130Around Light7pm – 4amAll Months
Atlas Moth3,000On Trees7pm – 4amApril – Sept
Madagascan Sunset Moth2,500Flying8am – 4pmApril – Sept
Long Locust200In Grass8am – 7pmApril – Nov
Rice Grasshopper160In Grass8am – 7pmAug – Nov
Mantis430On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – Nov
Orchid Mantis2,400On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – Nov
Honeybee200Above Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – July
Wasp2,500Shaking TreesAll DayAll Months
Darner Dragonfly230Flying8am – 5pmApril – Oct
Banded Dragonfly4,500Flying8am – 5pmMay – Oct
Mole Cricket500UndergroundAll DayNov – May
Pondskater130In Rivers8am – 7pmMay – Sept
Diving Beetle800In Rivers8am – 7pmMay – Sept
Giant Water Beetle2,000On Ponds and Rivers7pm – 8amApril – Sept
Stinkbug120On TreesAll DayMarch – Oct
Man-faced Stinkbug1,000On Flowers7pm – 8amMarch – Oct
Ladybug200On Flowers8am – 5pmMarch – June, Oct
Tiger Beetle1,500FlyingAll DayFeb – Oct
Jewel Beetle2,400On TreesAll DayApril – Aug
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350On Tree StumpsAll DayAll Months
Rosalia Batesi Beetle3,000On Tree StumpsAll DayMay – Sept
Violin Beetle450On TreesAll DayMay – Nov
Bagworm600On TreesAll DayAll Months
Ant80On Rotten TurnipsAll DayAll Months
Hermit Crab1,000On Beach7pm – 8amAll Months
Wharf Roach200On Beach (Rocks)All DayAll Months
Fly60On Rotten Turnips and TrashAll DayAll Months
Flea70On Infested VillagersAll DayApril – Nov
Snail250Under RocksAll DayAll Months
Pill Bug250Under Rocks11pm – 4pmSept – June
Centipede300Under Rocks5pm – 11pmSept – June
Spider480Shaking Trees7pm – 8amAll Months
Scorpion8,000On Ground7pm – 4amMay – Oct

Southern Hemisphere

Bug NameSelling PriceLocationTimeSouthern Hemisphere
Common Butterfly160Above Flowers4am – 7pmMarch – Dec
Paper Kite Butterfly1,000Flying8am – 7pmAll Months
Monarch Butterfly140Flying4am – 5pmMarch – May
Moth130Around Light7pm – 4amAll Months
Long Locust200In Grass8am – 7pmOct – May
Migratory Locust600In Grass8am – 7pmFeb – May
Rice Grasshopper160In Grass8am – 7pmFeb – May
Cricket130In Grass5pm – 8amMarch – May
Orchid Mantis2,400On Flowers8am – 5pmSept – May
Wasp2,500Shaking TreesAll DayAll Months
Damselfly500FlyingAll DayMay – Aug
Mole Cricket500UndergroundAll DayMay – Nov
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350On Tree StumpsAll DayAll Months
Violin Beetle450On TreesAll DayMarch – Dec
Walking Stick600On Trees4am – 8am, 5pm – 7pmJan – May
Bagworm600On TreesAll DayAll Months
Ant80On Rotten TurnipsAll DayAll Months
Hermit Crab1,000On Beach7pm – 8amAll Months
Wharf Roach200On Beach (Rocks)All DayAll Months
Fly60On Rotten Turnips and TrashAll DayAll Months
Flea70On Infested VillagersAll DayOct – May
Snail250Under RocksAll DayAll Months
Pill Bug250Under Rocks11pm – 4pmMarch – Dec
Centipede300Under Rocks5pm – 11pmMarch – Dec
Spider480Shaking Trees7pm – 8amAll Months
Tarantula8,000On Ground7pm – 4amMay – Oct