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 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

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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June 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.
Centipede 300 Bells Found after hitting rocks Sep-June 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Cicada Shell 10 Bells On trees July-Aug All Day
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle 350 Bells On tree stumps All Year All Day
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Aug 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Damselfly 500 Bells Flying in the air Nov-Feb All Day
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.
Drone Beetle 200 Bells On trees June-Aug All Day
Emperor Butterfly 4,000 Bells Flying in the air June-Sep, Dec-Mar 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Firefly 300 Bells Flying in the air June 7 p.m.-4 a.m.
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
Great Purple Emperor 3,000 Bells Flying in the air May-Aug 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Along the beach All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flying new flowers Mar-July 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Jewel Beetle 2,400 Bells On trees Apr-Aug All Day
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Mar-June, Oct 8 a.m.-5 p.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.
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.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Mar-June 4 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.
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
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 the month Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Centipede 300 Bells Found after hitting rocks Sep-June 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Firefly 300 Bells Flying in the air June 7 p.m.-4 a.m.
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Mar-June, Oct 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Mar-June 4 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Found after hitting rocks Sep-June 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Violin Beetle 450 Bells On tree stumps May-June, Sep-Nov All Day
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Mar-June, Sep-Oct 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bugs coming next month in July Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Blue Weevil Beetle 800 Bells On a coconut July-Aug All Day
Brown Cicada 250 Bells On trees July- Aug 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Cicada Shell 10 Bells On trees July-Aug All Day
Cyclommatus Stag 8,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle 300 Bells On the ground Jul-Sep All Day
Evening Cicada 660 Bells On trees July-Aug 4 a.m.-8 a.m., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Giant Cicada 600 Bells On trees July-Aug 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Giant Stag 10,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 11 p.m.-8 a.m.
Giraffe Stag 12,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Golden Stag 12,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Grasshopper 160 Bells On the ground July-Sep 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Horned Atlas 8,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Horned Dynastid 1,350 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Horned Elephant 8,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Horned Hercules Unknown On trees July-Aug 5 p.m.-8 a.m.
Miyama Stag 1,000 Bells On trees July-Aug All Day
Saw Stag 2,000 Bells On trees July-Aug All Day
Scarab Beetle 10,000 Bells On trees July-Aug 11 p.m.-8 a.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.

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.

June 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.
Damselfly 500 Bells Flying in the air May-Aug All Day
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
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Along the beach All Year 7 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flying new flowers Mar-July 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground May-Nov All Day
Moth 130 Bells Flying near light All Year 7 p.m. - 4 a.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 Mar-Dec 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Raja Brooke's Birdwing 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Nov-Mar, June-Aug 8 a.m. - 5 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.
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

Bugs leaving at the end of the month Southern Hemisphere

No bugs will be leaving the Southern Hemisphere at the end of the month.

Bugs coming next month in July Southern Hemisphere

No new bugs will be coming to players in the Southern Hemisphere in July.

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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