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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April 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
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.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Oct 8 a.m. - 5 p.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.
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.
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground Nov-May All Day
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.
Raja Brooke's Birdwing 2,500 Bells Flying in the air Apr-Sep, Dec- Feb 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.
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.
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

No bugs are leaving the game at the end of April.

Bugs coming next month in May Northern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying in the air May-Oct 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Diving Beetle 800 Bells Ponds/Rivers May-Sep 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Great Purple Emperor 3,000 Bells Flying in the air May-Aug 4 a.m. - 7 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.
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.
Violin Beetle 450 Bells On tree stumps May-June, Sep-Nov All Day

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.

April bugs Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing New Horizons ButterflySource: iMore

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying in the air Nov-Mar 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ant 80 Bells On rotten food All Year All Day
Bagworm 600 Bells Falls from shaken trees All Year All Day
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying in the air Nov-Apr 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket 430 Bells On the ground Mar-Apr 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
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.
Cricket 130 Bells On the ground Mar-May 5 p.m. - 8 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
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.
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Sep-Dec, Apr 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Long Locust 200 Bells On the ground Nov-May 8 a.m. - 7 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.
Migratory Locust 600 Bells On ground Feb-May 8 a.m. - 7 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.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Found after hitting rocks Mar-Dec 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Red Dragonfly 180 Bells Flying in the air Mar-April 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Scorpion 8,000 Bells On the ground Nov-Apr 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 Sep-May All Day
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells On the ground Aug-May All Day
Violin Beetle 450 Bells On tree stumps Nov-Dec, Mar-Apr All Day
Walker Stick 600 Bells Falls from shaken trees Jan-May 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-Apr, Sep-Dec 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bugs leaving at the end of the month Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying in the air Nov-Apr 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket 430 Bells On the ground Mar-Apr 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying in the air Oct-Apr 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ladybug 200 Bells On flowers Sep-Dec, Apr 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Red Dragonfly 180 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Apr 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Scorpion 8,000 Bells On the ground Nov-Apr 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Violin Beetle 450 Bells On tree stumps Nov-Dec, Mar-Apr All Day
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying in the air Mar-Apr, Sep-Dec 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Bugs coming next month in May Southern Hemisphere

Name Bell Price Location Seasonality Active Hours
Damselfly 500 Bells Flying in the air May-Aug All Day
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground May-Nov All Day

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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