Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Prices – when and where to find every bug

By James Billcliffe, Friday, 27 March 2020 16:13 GMT

Whether you’re snagging bugs to sell at Nook’s Cranny or to gift to Blathers at the museum, it’s not always about where you look, but when. Here’s when and where you can find each and every bug and arachnid on your island, along with a list of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug prices so you know which to prioritise.

Insects, mini-beasts, creepy-crawlies. Whatever you call them, collecting arachnids and bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes up an important part of your island experience.

Many of the bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are only available at certain times of day, and even specific months of the year – which is brutal if you can only play at night time when you finish work.

There are several types of insectoid critter to find. They can buzz and fly around in the air, crawl along the floor, appear on flowers, under rocks, on the side of trees, fall out of trees when you shake them, on tree stumps when you cut them, and even – in the case of the flea – be seen jumping around on villager’s heads.

To aid in your quest in becoming the ultimate entomologist, we’ve collected a table of when, where, and in which month you can find every single bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – as well as the prices you can sell the bugs for at Nook’s Cranny.

This is a work-in-progress which will be constantly updated with new information – including where each of these 80 bugs spawn and how much they sell for – when we find them.

For a visual representation, this data comes from the following video by YouTuber BeardBear courtesy of some hard-core time travel, we’re sure.

Give the video a watch and their channel a click. It also includes every fish, so to avoid spoilers, start at 2:02 and go until 6:41.

The additional price and location data comes from the Animal Crossing wiki community under CC-BY-SA license, which means you’re also free to use and remix the data as you like. It’s not quite complete yet, but we’ll fill in the blanks as we play.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Prices List

Below is a full list of the months and times of day that you can find all 80 bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bugs List:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug list:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Prices:Animal Crossing: New Horizons Months Available: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Active Hours: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bug Locations:
Common Butterfly160All except Jul & Aug4AM-7PMFlying around
Yellow Butterfly160March, April, May, June, September, October4AM-7PMFlying around
Tiger Butterfly240March, April, May, June, July, August, September4AM-7PMFlying around
Peacock Butterfly2500March, April, May, June4AM-7PMFlying around "rare flowers"
Common Bluebottle300April, May, June, July, Aug4AM-7PMFlying around
Paper Kite Butterfly1000All8AM-7PMFlying around
Great Purple Emperor3000May, June, July, Aug4AM-7PMFlying around
Monarch Butterfly140September, October, NovemberN/AFlying around
Emperor Butterfly 4000January, February, March, June, July, August, September, December5PM-8AMFlying around
Agrias Butterfly3000April, May, June, July, August, September8AM-5PMFlying around
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing2500All except March, October, November8AM-5PMFlying around
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing4000May, June, July, August, September8AM-4PMFlying around
Moth130All7PM-4AMBuzzing around lamps and lights outside (there's usually one next to Residential Services)
Atlas Moth3000April, May, June, July, August, September7PM-4AMOn the side of trees
Madagascan Sunset Moth2500April, May, June, July, August, September8AM-4PMFlying around
Long Locust200April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November8AM-7PMHopping on the floor
Migratory Locust600August, September, October, November8AM-7PMHopping on the floor
Rice Grasshopper160August, September, October, November8AM-7PMHopping on the floor
Grasshopper160July, August, September8AM-5PMHopping on the floor
Cricket130September, October, November5PM-8AMHopping on the floor
Bell Cricket430September, October5PM-8AMHopping on the floor
Mantis430All except January, February, December8AM-5PMPraying on flowers
Orchid Mantis2400All except January, February, December8AM-5PMPraying on white flowers
Honeybee200March, April, May, June, July8AM-5PMFlying around
Wasp2500All AllCatch in net when they attack you after shaking or chopping a tree
Brown CicadaJuly, August8AM-5PMOn the side of trees
Robust CicadaJuly, August8AM-5PMOn the side of trees
Giant CicadaJuly, August8AM-5PMOn the side of trees
Walker Cicada400August, September8AM-5PMOn the side of trees
Evening CicadaJuly, August4AM-8AM, 4PM-7PMOn the side of trees
Cicada ShellJuly, AugustAllOn the side of trees
Red Dragonfly180September, October8AM-7PMFlying around
Darner Dragonfly230April, May, June, July, August, September, October8AM-5PMFlying around
Banded Dragonfly4500May, June, July, August, September, October8AM-5PMFlying around
DamselflyJanuary, February, November, DecemberAllFlying around
FireflyJune7PM-4AMFlying around
Mole Cricket500January, February, March, April, May, November, DecemberAllDig underground
Pondskater130May, June, July, August, September8AM-7PMScooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Diving Beetle800May, June, July, August, September8AM-7PMScooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Giant Water Bug2000April, May, June, July, August, September7PM-8AMScooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Stinkbug120All except January, February, November, DecemberAllIn bunches of flowers
Man-faced Stink Bug1000All except January, February, November, December7PM-8AMIn bunches of flowers
Ladybug200March, April, May, June, October8AM-5PMIn bunches of flowers
Tiger Beetle1500All except January, November, DecemeberAllCrawling on the floor
Jewel Bettle2400April, May, June, July, AugustAllSpawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Violin Beetle450May, June, September, October, NovemberAllSpawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350AllAllSpawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Rosalia Batesi Beetle3000May, June, July, August, SeptemberAllSpawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Blue Weevil BeetleJuly, AugustAll
Earth-boring Dung Beetle300July, August, SeptemberAllRolling balls of dung around
Dung BeetleJanuary, February, DecemberAllRolling balls of dung around
Scarab BeetleJuly, August11PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Drone BeetleJune, July, AugustAllOn the side of trees
Goliath Beetle8000June, July, August, September5PM-8AMOn the side of palm trees
Saw StagJuly, AugustAllOn the side of trees
Miyama Stag July, AugustAllOn the side of trees
Giant Stag10000July, August11PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Rainbow Stag6000June, July, August, September7PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Cyclommatus StagJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Golden StagJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Giraffe StagJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Horned DynastidJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Horned AtlasJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Horned ElephantJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Horned HerculesJuly, August5PM-8AMOn the side of trees
Walking StickJuly, August, September, October, November4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PMFalls out of shaken trees
Walking Leaf600July, August, SeptemberAllUnderneath trees
Bagworm600AllAllFalls out of shaken trees
AntAll AllOn rotten food on the floor
Hermit Crab1000All 7PM-8AMLooks like a shell but runs away when you get close
Wharf Roach200AllAllOn rocks on the beach
Fly60All AllBuzzing around rubbish
Mosquito130June, July, August, September5PM-4AMFlying around
FleaAll except January, February, March, DecemberAllBouncing on certain villager's heads
Snail250AllAllOn rocks when it's raining
Pill Bug250All except July, August11PM-4PMCrawls from under rocks when you hit them
Centipede300All except July, August4PM-11PMCrawls from under rocks when you hit them
Spider480All7PM-8AMShake trees at night
Tarantula8000January, February, March, April, November, December7PM-4AMScurrying around the floor at night - attacks you
Scorpion8000May, June, July, August, September, October, 7PM-4AMScurrying around the floor at night - attacks you

When you’re done, you can see which fish and bugs are leaving islands at the end of March, here.

Below are some smaller tables of which bugs are available every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, so you have a better idea of what’s available right now.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in January

Animal Crossing: New Horizons January Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Moth7PM-4AM
WaspAll
DamselflyAll
Mole CricketAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Dung BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
Snail All
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in February

Animal Crossing: New Horizons February Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Moth7PM-4PM
WaspAll
DamselflyAll
Mole CricketAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Dung BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
Snail All
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM
Tiger BeetleAll

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in March

Animal Crossing: New Horizons March Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Moth7PM-4AM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
Honeybee8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Mole CricketAll
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Tiger BeetleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in April

Animal Crossing: New Horizons April Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
Honeybee8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Ladybug8AM-5PM
Tiger BeetleAll
Jewel BeetleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
FleaAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in May

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor4AM-7PM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing8AM-4PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
Honeybee8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Mole CricketAll
Pondskater8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Ladybug8AM-5PM
Tiger BeetleAll
Jewel Bettle All
Violin BeetleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Rosalia Batesi BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
FleaAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Scorpion7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in June

Animal Crossing: New Horizons June Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing8AM-4PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
Honeybee8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Firefly7PM-4AM
Pondskater8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Ladybug8AM-5PM
Tiger BeetleAll
Jewel BettleAll
Violin BeetleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Rosalia Batesi BeetleAll
Drone BeetleAll
Goliath Beetle5PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag7PM-8AM
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
Mosquito5PM-4AM
FleaAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4AM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Scorpion7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in July

Animal Crossing: New Horizons July Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing8AM-4PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Grasshopper8AM-5PM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
Honeybee8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Brown Cicada8AM-5PM
Robust Cicada8AM-5PM
Giant Cicada8AM-5PM
Evening Cicada8AM-5PM
Cicada Shell8AM-5PM
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Pondskater8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Tiger BeetleAll
Jewel BettleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Rosalia Batesi BeetleAll
Blue Weevil BeetleAll
Earth-boring Dung BeetleAll
Scarab Beetle11PM-8AM
Drone BeetleAll
Goliath Beetle5PM-8AM
Saw StagAll
Miyama StagAll
Giant Stag11PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag7PM-8AM
Cyclommatus Stag5PM-8AM
Golden Stag5PM-8AM
Giraffe Stag5PM-8AM
Horned Dynastid5PM-8AM
Horned Atlas5PM-8AM
Horned Elephant5PM-8AM
Horned Hercules5PM-8AM
Walking Stick4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking LeafAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
Mosquito5PM-4AM
FleaAll
SnailAll
Spider7PM-8AM
Scorpion7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in August

Animal Crossing: New Horizons August Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing8AM-4PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Grasshopper8AM-5PM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Brown Cicada8AM-5PM
Robust Cicada8AM-5PM
Giant Cicada8AM-5PM
Evening Cicada8AM-5PM
Cicada Shell8AM-5PM
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Pondskater8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Tiger BeetleAll
Jewel BettleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Rosalia Batesi BeetleAll
Blue Weevil BeetleAll
Earth-boring Dung BeetleAll
Scarab Beetle11PM-8AM
Drone BeetleAll
Goliath Beetle5PM-8AM
Saw StagAll
Miyama StagAll
Giant Stag11PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag7PM-8AM
Cyclommatus Stag5PM-8AM
Golden Stag5PM-8AM
Giraffe Stag5PM-8AM
Horned Dynastid5PM-8AM
Horned Atlas5PM-8AM
Horned Elephant5PM-8AM
Horned Hercules5PM-8AM
Walking Stick4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking LeafAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
Mosquito5PM-4AM
FleaAll
SnailAll
Spider7PM-8AM
Scorpion7PM-4AM
Migratory Locust8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper8AM-7PM
Walker Cicada8AM-5PM
BagwormAll

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in September

Animal Crossing: New Horizons September Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly4AM-7PM
Monarch ButterflyN/A
Emperor Butterfly5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth8AM-4PM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper8AM-7PM
Grasshopper8AM-5PM
Cricket5PM-8AM
Bell Cricket5PM-8AM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Walker Cicada8AM-5PM
Red Dragonfly8AM-7PM
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Pondskater8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug7PM-8AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink Bug7PM-8AM
Violin Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Rosalia Batesi BeetleAll
Earth-boring Dung BeetleAll
Goliath Beetle5PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag7PM-8AM
Walking Stick4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking LeafAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
Fly All
Mosquito5PM-4AM
FleaAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Scorpion7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in October

Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly4AM-7PM
Monarch ButterflyN/A
MothAll
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper8AM-7PM
Cricket5PM-8AM
Bell Cricket5PM-8AM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
WaspAll
Red Dragonfly8AM-7PM
Darner Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly8AM-5PM
Ladybug8AM-5PM
Violin BeetleAll
Walking Stick4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Scorpion7PM-4AM
StinkbugAll
Man-faced Stink bug7PM-8AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in November

Animal Crossing: New Horizons November Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Monarch ButterflyN/A
Moth7PM-4AM
Long Locust8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper8AM-7PM
Cricket5PM-8AM
Mantis8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis8AM-5PM
WaspAll
DamselflyAll
Mole CricketAll
Violin BeetleAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Walking Stick4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
FleaAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in December

Animal Crossing: New Horizons December Bugs
Name:Active Hours:
Common Butterfly4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly8AM-7PM
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing8AM-5PM
Moth7PM-4AM
WaspAll
DamselflyAll
Mole CricketAll
Citrus Long-horned BeetleAll
Dung BeetleAll
BagwormAll
AntAll
Hermit Crab7PM-8AM
Wharf RoachAll
FlyAll
SnailAll
Pill Bug11PM-4PM
Centipede4PM-11PM
Spider7PM-8AM
Tarantula7PM-4AM

For more on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, check out our full guide.

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