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

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 Butterfly 160 All except Jul & Aug 4AM-7PM Flying around
Yellow Butterfly 160 March, April, May, June, September, October 4AM-7PM Flying around
Tiger Butterfly 240 March, April, May, June, July, August, September 4AM-7PM Flying around
Peacock Butterfly 2500 March, April, May, June 4AM-7PM Flying around “rare flowers”
Common Bluebottle 300 April, May, June, July, Aug 4AM-7PM Flying around
Paper Kite Butterfly 1000 All 8AM-7PM Flying around
Great Purple Emperor 3000 May, June, July, Aug 4AM-7PM Flying around
Monarch Butterfly 140 September, October, November N/A Flying around
Emperor Butterfly 4000 January, February, March, June, July, August, September, December 5PM-8AM Flying around
Agrias Butterfly 3000 April, May, June, July, August, September 8AM-5PM Flying around
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 2500 All except March, October, November 8AM-5PM Flying around
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 4000 May, June, July, August, September 8AM-4PM Flying around
Moth 130 All 7PM-4AM Buzzing around lamps and lights outside (there’s usually one next to Residential Services)
Atlas Moth 3000 April, May, June, July, August, September 7PM-4AM On the side of trees
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2500 April, May, June, July, August, September 8AM-4PM Flying around
Long Locust 200 April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November 8AM-7PM Hopping on the floor
Migratory Locust 600 August, September, October, November 8AM-7PM Hopping on the floor
Rice Grasshopper 160 August, September, October, November 8AM-7PM Hopping on the floor
Grasshopper 160 July, August, September 8AM-5PM Hopping on the floor
Cricket 130 September, October, November 5PM-8AM Hopping on the floor
Bell Cricket 430 September, October 5PM-8AM Hopping on the floor
Mantis 430 All except January, February, December 8AM-5PM Praying on flowers
Orchid Mantis 2400 All except January, February, December 8AM-5PM Praying on white flowers
Honeybee 200 March, April, May, June, July 8AM-5PM Flying around
Wasp 2500 All All Catch in net when they attack you after shaking or chopping a tree
Brown Cicada July, August 8AM-5PM On the side of trees
Robust Cicada July, August 8AM-5PM On the side of trees
Giant Cicada July, August 8AM-5PM On the side of trees
Walker Cicada 400 August, September 8AM-5PM On the side of trees
Evening Cicada July, August 4AM-8AM, 4PM-7PM On the side of trees
Cicada Shell July, August All On the side of trees
Red Dragonfly 180 September, October 8AM-7PM Flying around
Darner Dragonfly 230 April, May, June, July, August, September, October 8AM-5PM Flying around
Banded Dragonfly 4500 May, June, July, August, September, October 8AM-5PM Flying around
Damselfly January, February, November, December All Flying around
Firefly June 7PM-4AM Flying around
Mole Cricket 500 January, February, March, April, May, November, December All Dig underground
Pondskater 130 May, June, July, August, September 8AM-7PM Scooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Diving Beetle 800 May, June, July, August, September 8AM-7PM Scooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Giant Water Bug 2000 April, May, June, July, August, September 7PM-8AM Scooting on the top of rivers and ponds
Stinkbug 120 All except January, February, November, December All In bunches of flowers
Man-faced Stink Bug 1000 All except January, February, November, December 7PM-8AM In bunches of flowers
Ladybug 200 March, April, May, June, October 8AM-5PM In bunches of flowers
Tiger Beetle 1500 All except January, November, Decemeber All Crawling on the floor
Jewel Bettle 2400 April, May, June, July, August All Spawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Violin Beetle 450 May, June, September, October, November All Spawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Citrus Long-horned Beetle 350 All All Spawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Rosalia Batesi Beetle 3000 May, June, July, August, September All Spawns on chopped tree stumps (use axe, not stone axe, to chop down)
Blue Weevil Beetle July, August All
Earth-boring Dung Beetle 300 July, August, September All Rolling balls of dung around
Dung Beetle January, February, December All Rolling balls of dung around
Scarab Beetle July, August 11PM-8AM On the side of trees
Drone Beetle June, July, August All On the side of trees
Goliath Beetle 8000 June, July, August, September 5PM-8AM On the side of palm trees
Saw Stag July, August All On the side of trees
Miyama Stag July, August All On the side of trees
Giant Stag 10000 July, August 11PM-8AM On the side of trees
Rainbow Stag 6000 June, July, August, September 7PM-8AM On the side of trees
Cyclommatus Stag July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Golden Stag July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Giraffe Stag July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Horned Dynastid July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Horned Atlas July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Horned Elephant July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Horned Hercules July, August 5PM-8AM On the side of trees
Walking Stick July, August, September, October, November 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM Falls out of shaken trees
Walking Leaf 600 July, August, September All Underneath trees
Bagworm 600 All All Falls out of shaken trees
Ant All All On rotten food on the floor
Hermit Crab 1000 All 7PM-8AM Looks like a shell but runs away when you get close
Wharf Roach 200 All All On rocks on the beach
Fly 60 All All Buzzing around rubbish
Mosquito 130 June, July, August, September 5PM-4AM Flying around
Flea All except January, February, March, December All Bouncing on certain villager’s heads
Snail 250 All All On rocks when it’s raining
Pill Bug 250 All except July, August 11PM-4PM Crawls from under rocks when you hit them
Centipede 300 All except July, August 4PM-11PM Crawls from under rocks when you hit them
Spider 480 All 7PM-8AM Shake trees at night
Tarantula 8000 January, February, March, April, November, December 7PM-4AM Scurrying around the floor at night – attacks you
Scorpion 8000 May, June, July, August, September, October, 7PM-4AM Scurrying 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 Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Wasp All
Damselfly All
Mole Cricket All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Dung Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in February

Animal Crossing: New Horizons February Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Moth 7PM-4PM
Wasp All
Damselfly All
Mole Cricket All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Dung Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM
Tiger Beetle All

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in March

Animal Crossing: New Horizons March Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Honeybee 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Mole Cricket All
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Tiger Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in April

Animal Crossing: New Horizons April Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Honeybee 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Ladybug 8AM-5PM
Tiger Beetle All
Jewel Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Flea All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in May

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor 4AM-7PM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Honeybee 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Mole Cricket All
Pondskater 8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle 8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Ladybug 8AM-5PM
Tiger Beetle All
Jewel Bettle All
Violin Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Rosalia Batesi Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Flea All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in June

Animal Crossing: New Horizons June Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Peacock Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor 4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Honeybee 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Firefly 7PM-4AM
Pondskater 8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle 8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Ladybug 8AM-5PM
Tiger Beetle All
Jewel Bettle All
Violin Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Rosalia Batesi Beetle All
Drone Beetle All
Goliath Beetle 5PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag 7PM-8AM
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Mosquito 5PM-4AM
Flea All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4AM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in July

Animal Crossing: New Horizons July Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor 4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Grasshopper 8AM-5PM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Honeybee 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Brown Cicada 8AM-5PM
Robust Cicada 8AM-5PM
Giant Cicada 8AM-5PM
Evening Cicada 8AM-5PM
Cicada Shell 8AM-5PM
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Pondskater 8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle 8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Tiger Beetle All
Jewel Bettle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Rosalia Batesi Beetle All
Blue Weevil Beetle All
Earth-boring Dung Beetle All
Scarab Beetle 11PM-8AM
Drone Beetle All
Goliath Beetle 5PM-8AM
Saw Stag All
Miyama Stag All
Giant Stag 11PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag 7PM-8AM
Cyclommatus Stag 5PM-8AM
Golden Stag 5PM-8AM
Giraffe Stag 5PM-8AM
Horned Dynastid 5PM-8AM
Horned Atlas 5PM-8AM
Horned Elephant 5PM-8AM
Horned Hercules 5PM-8AM
Walking Stick 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking Leaf All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Mosquito 5PM-4AM
Flea All
Snail All
Spider 7PM-8AM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in August

Animal Crossing: New Horizons August Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Common Bluebottle 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Great Purple Emperor 4AM-7PM
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Grasshopper 8AM-5PM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Brown Cicada 8AM-5PM
Robust Cicada 8AM-5PM
Giant Cicada 8AM-5PM
Evening Cicada 8AM-5PM
Cicada Shell 8AM-5PM
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Pondskater 8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle 8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Tiger Beetle All
Jewel Bettle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Rosalia Batesi Beetle All
Blue Weevil Beetle All
Earth-boring Dung Beetle All
Scarab Beetle 11PM-8AM
Drone Beetle All
Goliath Beetle 5PM-8AM
Saw Stag All
Miyama Stag All
Giant Stag 11PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag 7PM-8AM
Cyclommatus Stag 5PM-8AM
Golden Stag 5PM-8AM
Giraffe Stag 5PM-8AM
Horned Dynastid 5PM-8AM
Horned Atlas 5PM-8AM
Horned Elephant 5PM-8AM
Horned Hercules 5PM-8AM
Walking Stick 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking Leaf All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Mosquito 5PM-4AM
Flea All
Snail All
Spider 7PM-8AM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM
Migratory Locust 8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper 8AM-7PM
Walker Cicada 8AM-5PM
Bagworm All

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in September

Animal Crossing: New Horizons September Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Tiger Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Monarch Butterfly N/A
Emperor Butterfly 5PM-8AM
Agrias Butterfly 8AM-5PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 8AM-4PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Atlas Moth 7PM-4AM
Madagascan Sunset Moth 8AM-4PM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust 8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper 8AM-7PM
Grasshopper 8AM-5PM
Cricket 5PM-8AM
Bell Cricket 5PM-8AM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Walker Cicada 8AM-5PM
Red Dragonfly 8AM-7PM
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Pondskater 8AM-7PM
Diving Beetle 8AM-7PM
Giant Water Bug 7PM-8AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink Bug 7PM-8AM
Violin Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Rosalia Batesi Beetle All
Earth-boring Dung Beetle All
Goliath Beetle 5PM-8AM
Rainbow Stag 7PM-8AM
Walking Stick 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Walking Leaf All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Mosquito 5PM-4AM
Flea All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in October

Animal Crossing: New Horizons October Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Yellow Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Monarch Butterfly N/A
Moth All
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust 8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper 8AM-7PM
Cricket 5PM-8AM
Bell Cricket 5PM-8AM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Red Dragonfly 8AM-7PM
Darner Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Banded Dragonfly 8AM-5PM
Ladybug 8AM-5PM
Violin Beetle All
Walking Stick 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Scorpion 7PM-4AM
Stinkbug All
Man-faced Stink bug 7PM-8AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in November

Animal Crossing: New Horizons November Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Monarch Butterfly N/A
Moth 7PM-4AM
Long Locust 8AM-7PM
Migratory Locust 8AM-7PM
Rice Grasshopper 8AM-7PM
Cricket 5PM-8AM
Mantis 8AM-5PM
Orchid Mantis 8AM-5PM
Wasp All
Damselfly All
Mole Cricket All
Violin Beetle All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Walking Stick 4AM-8AM, 5PM-7PM
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Flea All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs in December

Animal Crossing: New Horizons December Bugs
Name: Active Hours:
Common Butterfly 4AM-7PM
Paper Kite Butterfly 8AM-7PM
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing 8AM-5PM
Moth 7PM-4AM
Wasp All
Damselfly All
Mole Cricket All
Citrus Long-horned Beetle All
Dung Beetle All
Bagworm All
Ant All
Hermit Crab 7PM-8AM
Wharf Roach All
Fly All
Snail All
Pill Bug 11PM-4PM
Centipede 4PM-11PM
Spider 7PM-8AM
Tarantula 7PM-4AM

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

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