Animal Crossing New Horizons Monthly Bugs HeroSource: iMore

All you would-be entomologists and bug lovers rejoice! You get to waste away the hours in Animal Crossing: New Horizons looking for rare and valuable creepy crawlies. Since the kind of insects that appear in the game change with the passage of time, you're going to want to check back in frequently so you can catch everything you can before some creatures disappear for a few months.

To help you out, we've made a list of all of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons bugs you can catch this month along with lists showing which bugs will be coming and going from the game next month. Happy bug hunting! We also have a list of which fish you can catch this month.

Northern Hemisphere

Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Northern Hemisphere

For anyone who has their Animal Crossing: New Horizons game playing in the Northern Hemisphere, here are the bugs you'll be able to encounter this month.

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September bugs Northern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing Tarantula IslandSource: iMore

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ant 80 Bells On rotten food All Year All Day
Atlas Moth 3,000 Bells On tree trunks Apr-Sep 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Bagworm 600 Bells Falls from shaken trees All Year All Day
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying in the air May-Oct 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket 430 Bells On the ground Sep-Oct 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Centipede 300 Bells Found after hitting rocks Sep-June 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle 350 Bells On tree stumps All Year All Day
Cricket 130 Bells On the ground Sep-Nov 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Oct 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Diving Beetle 800 Bells Ponds/Rivers May-Sep 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle 300 Bells On the ground Jul-Sep All Day
Emperor Butterfly 4,000 Bells Flying in the air June-Sep, Dec-Mar 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Flea 70 Bells On villagers Apr-Nov All Day
Fly 80 Bells On garbage All Year All Day
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells Pond/River Apr-Sep 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Goliath Beetle 8,000 Bells On tree trunks June-Sep All Day
Grasshopper 160 Bells On the ground July-Sep 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Along the beach All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Long Locust 200 Bells On the ground Apr-Nov 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Man-Faced Stink Bug 1,000 Bells On flowers Mar-Nov 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Mantis 430 Bells On flowers Mar-Nov 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Migratory Locust 600 Bells On ground Aug-Nov 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Monarch Butterfly 140 Bells Flying in the air Sep-Nov 4 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mosquito 130 Bells Flying in the air June-Sep 5 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Moth 130 Bells Flying near light All Year 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells On white flowers Mar-Nov 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying in the air All Year 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Found after hitting rocks Sep-June 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Pondskater 130 Bells Ponds May-Sep 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing 4,000 Bells Flying in the air May-Sep 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rainbow Stag 6,000 Bells On tree trunks June-Sep 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Raja Brooke's Birdwing 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep, Dec- Feb 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Red Dragonfly 180 Bells Flying in the air Sep-Oct 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Rice Grasshopper 160 Bells On the ground Aug-Nov 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Rosalia Batesi Beetle 3,000 Bells On tree stumps May-Sep All Day
Scorpion 8,000 Bells On the ground May-Oct 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Snail 250 Bells On rocks when raining All Year All Day
Spider 480 Bells Dangle from shaken trees All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Stinkbug 120 Bells On flowers Mar-Nov All Day
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells On the ground Feb-Nov All Day
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Sep 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Violin Beetle 450 Bells On tree stumps May-June, Sep-Nov All Day
Walker Cicada 400 Bells On tree trunks Aug-Sep 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Walker Leaf 600 Bells Below trees disguised as leaf items July-Aug All Day
Walker Stick 600 Bells Falls from shaken trees July-Nov 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wasp 2,500 Bells Falls from shaken trees All Year All Day
Warf Roach 200 Bells On rocks at the beach All Year All Day
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Mar-June, Sep-Oct 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bugs leaving at the end of September Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Atlas Moth 3,000 Bells On tree trunks Apr-Sep 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Diving Beetle 800 Bells Ponds/Rivers May-Sep 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle 300 Bells On the ground Jul-Sep All Day
Emperor Butterfly 4,000 Bells Flying in the air June-Sep, Dec-Mar 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells Pond/River Apr-Sep 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Goliath Beetle 8,000 Bells On tree trunks June-Sep All Day
Grasshopper 160 Bells On the ground July-Sep 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mosquito 130 Bells Flying in the air June-Sep 5 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Pondskater 130 Bells Ponds May-Sep 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing 4,000 Bells Flying in the air May-Sep 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rainbow Stag 6,000 Bells On tree trunks June-Sep 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Raja Brooke's Birdwing 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep, Dec- Feb 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Rosalia Batesi Beetle 3,000 Bells On tree stumps May-Sep All Day
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Sep 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Walker Cicada 400 Bells On tree trunks Aug-Sep 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bugs coming next month in October Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Mar-June, Oct 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Southern Hemisphere

For anyone who has their Animal Crossing: New Horizons game playing in the Southern Hemisphere, here are the bugs you'll be able to encounter this month.

September bugs Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons ButterflySource: iMore

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Ant 80 Bells On rotten food All Year All Day
Bagworm 600 Bells Falls from shaken trees All Year All Day
Centipede 300 Bells Found after hitting rocks Mar-Dec 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle 350 Bells On tree stumps All Year All Day
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Dec 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Emperor Butterfly 4,000 Bells Flying in the air Dec-Mar, June-Sep 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Fly 80 Bells On garbage All Year All Day
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells Pond/River Oct-Mar 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Along the beach All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Sep-Dec, Apr 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Man-Faced Stink Bug 1,000 Bells On flowers Sep-May 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Mantis 430 Bells On flowers Sep-May 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Moth 130 Bells Flying near light All Year 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells On white flowers Sep-May 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying in the air All Year 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Sep-Dec 4 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Found after hitting rocks Mar-Dec 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Snail 250 Bells On rocks when raining All Year All Day
Spider 480 Bells Dangle from shaken trees All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Stinkbug 120 Bells On flowers Sep-May All Day
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells On the ground Aug-May All Day
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying in the air Sep-Mar 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wasp 2,500 Bells Falls from shaken trees All Year All Day
Warf Roach 200 Bells On rocks at the beach All Year All Day
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Apr, Sep-Dec 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bugs leaving at the end of September Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Emperor Butterfly 4,000 Bells Flying in the air Dec-Mar, June-Sep 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.

Bugs coming next month in October Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Atlas Moth 3,000 Bells On tree trunks Oct-Mar 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying in the air Oct-Apr 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On villagers Oct-May All Day
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells Pond/River Oct-Mar 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Jewel Beetle 2,400 Bells On trees Oct-Feb All Day
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Oct-Mar 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Swing that net

Now that you know which bugs are going to be here this month, along with which ones will be coming and going next month, you can really start focusing in on the ones you want to catch. We'll be updating this list to make sure it's helpful for the coming months. Good luck on your bug hunt! I hope you're able to catch all of the rarest and most valuable bugs out there.

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