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Bugs

Bugs can be caught while flying around, scurrying, landed on flowers or trees, or even on other villagers.

The in-game encyclopedia contains information about all 80 bugs. Collect them all!


This table lists all of the different bugs, along with their sale price in bells.

Name Price Next Month Time of Day Location
Common butterfly 160 December 4AM-7PM Flying
Yellow butterfly 160 March 4AM-7PM Flying
Tiger butterfly 240 March 4AM-7PM Flying
Peacock butterfly 2,500 March 4AM-7PM Flying near blue/purple/black flowers
Common bluebottle 300 April 4AM-7PM Flying
Paper kite butterfly 1,000 December 8AM-7PM Flying near flowers
Great purple emperor 3,000 May 4AM-7PM Flying near flowers
Monarch butterfly 140 September 4AM-5PM Flying near flowers
Emperor butterfly 4,000 December 5PM-8AM Flying near flowers
Agrias butterfly 3,000 April 8AM-5PM Flying near flowers
Rajah Brooke's birdwing 2,500 December 8AM-5PM Flying near flowers
Queen Alexandra's birdwing 4,000 May 8AM-4PM Flying near flowers
Moth 130 December 7PM-4AM Flying near light sources
Atlas moth 3,000 April 7PM-4AM On trees (any kind)
Madagascan sunset moth 2,500 April 8AM-4PM Flying near flowers
Long locust 200 April 8AM-7PM On the ground
Migratory locust 600 August 8AM-7PM On the ground
Rice grasshopper 400 August 8AM-7PM On the ground
Grasshopper 160 July 8AM-5PM On the ground
Cricket 130 September 5PM-8AM On the ground
Bell cricket 430 September 5PM-8AM On the ground
Mantis 430 March 8AM-5PM On flowers
Orchid mantis 2,400 March 8AM-5PM On white flowers
Honeybee 200 March 8AM-5PM Flying near flowers
Wasp 2,500 December All day Shaking trees
Brown cicada 250 July 8AM-5PM On hardwood/cedar trees
Robust cicada 300 July 8AM-5PM On hardwood/cedar trees
Giant cicada 500 July 8AM-5PM On hardwood/cedar trees
Walker cicada 400 August 8AM-5PM On hardwood/cedar trees
Evening cicada 550 July 4AM-8AM & 4PM-7PM On hardwood/cedar trees
Cicada shell 10 July All day On hardwood/cedar trees
Red dragonfly 180 September 8AM-7PM Flying near water
Darner dragonfly 230 April 8AM-5PM Flying near water
Banded dragonfly 4,500 May 8AM-5PM Flying near water
Damselfly 500 December All day Flying near water
Firefly 300 June 7PM-4AM Flying near water
Mole cricket 500 December All day Underground (dig where noise is loudest)
Pondskater 130 May 8AM-7PM On rivers/ponds
Diving beetle 800 May 8AM-7PM On rivers/ponds
Giant water bug 2,000 April 7PM-8AM On rivers/ponds
Stinkbug 120 March All day On flowers
Man-faced stink bug 1,000 March 7PM-8AM On flowers
Ladybug 200 March 8AM-5PM On flowers
Tiger beetle 1,500 February All day On the ground
Jewel beetle 2,400 April All day On tree stumps
Violin beetle 450 May All day On tree stumps
Citrus long-horned beetle 350 December All day On tree stumps
Rosalia batesi beetle 3,000 May All day On tree stumps
Blue weevil beetle 800 July All day On palm trees
Dung beetle 3,000 December All day Pushing snowballs
Earth-boring dung beetle 300 July All day On the ground
Scarab beetle 10,000 July 11PM-8AM On trees (any kind)
Drone beetle 200 June All day On trees (any kind)
Goliath beetle 8,000 June 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Saw stag 2,000 July All day On trees (any kind)
Miyama stag 1,000 July All day On trees (any kind)
Giant stag 10,000 July 11PM-8AM On trees (any kind)
Rainbow stag 6,000 June 7PM-8AM On trees (any kind)
Cyclommatus stag 8,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Golden stag 12,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Giraffe stag 12,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Horned dynastid 1,350 July 5PM-8AM On trees (any kind)
Horned atlas 8,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Horned elephant 8,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Horned hercules 12,000 July 5PM-8AM On palm trees
Walking stick 600 July 4AM-8AM & 5PM-7PM On trees (any kind)
Walking leaf 600 July All day Disguised under trees
Bagworm 600 December All day Shaking trees (hardwood or cedar only)
Ant 80 December All day On rotten turnips
Hermit crab 1,000 December 7PM-8AM Disguised on shoreline
Wharf roach 200 December All day On beach rocks
Fly 60 December All day Flying near trash (boots, tires, cans) or rotten turnips
Mosquito 130 June 5PM-4AM Flying
Flea 70 April All day On villagers
Snail 250 December All day On rocks/bushes
Pill bug 250 December 11PM-4PM From hitting rocks
Centipede 300 December 4PM-11PM From hitting rocks
Spider 600 December 7PM-8AM Shaking trees (hardwood or cedar only)
Tarantula 8,000 December 7PM-4AM On the ground
Scorpion 8,000 May 7PM-4AM On the ground