Bugs

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Bugs, also known as insects, are collectible creatures in the Animal Crossing series that can be caught with a Net. They can be donated to the museum (much to the dismay of Blathers), sold, placed in the player's home as a piece of furniture, or, only in New Horizons, given to Flick to create models. Bugs can be found in various locations, including on and inside trees, on the ground, flying, on tree stumps, on flowers, on and underneath rocks, and on freshwater. Most bugs will be scared away if the player gets too close to them, with certain bugs (most notably rarer bugs) being scared away much more easily, requiring the player to slowly approach them with their net.

Bugs
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Series total count:
93 Bugs
Count by game
Doubutsu no Mori 32
Animal Crossing 40
Doubutsu no Mori e+ 48
Wild World 56
City Folk 64
New Leaf 72
New Horizons 80

A large amount of bugs will only emerge during the summer months, and there are very few during the winter months. The most valuable bugs are the Giraffe Stag, Golden Stag, and Horned Hercules, which each sell for 12,000 Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In all Animal Crossing games, if the player catches every bug, they will receive a Golden Net, which has a larger radius than the regular net, allowing bugs to be caught more easily.

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Appearances[edit]

Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Doubutsu no Mori

A total of 32 types of bugs appear in Doubutsu no Mori; however, because there is no museum in the game, they can only be sold or placed as furniture.

Animal Crossing[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Animal Crossing
 
A player in the bug exhibit of the museum in Animal Crossing

Eight more bugs were introduced in Animal Crossing, making for a total of 40. Bugs new to the series include the Ant, Bagworm, Mosquito, Mole Cricket, Pill Bug, Pond Skater (later known as the Pondskater), Snail, and Spider. Additionally, bugs can now be donated to the museum. If the player catches all 40 bugs, they will be gifted a Golden Net by Tortimer and a butterfly ornament will appear on their house.

Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Doubutsu no Mori e+

Doubutsu no Mori e+ introduces another eight bugs to the series, including the Coconut Crab, Crab, Diving Beetle, Dung Beetle, Flea, Hercules Beetle (later known as the Horned Hercules), Hermit Crab, and Large Butterfly (later known as Queen Alexandra's Birdwing).

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Nineteen more bugs make their first appearance in Animal Crossing: Wild World, while eleven do not return from Doubutsu no Mori e+, making for a total of 56. Bugs new to the series include the Agrias Butterfly, Atlas Beetle (later known as the Horned Atlas), Elephant Beetle (later known as the Horned Elephant), Emperor Butterfly, Fly, Fruit Beetle, Goliath Beetle, Honeybee, Lantern Fly, Monarch Butterfly, Moth, Oak Silk Moth, Peacock Butterfly, Rainbow Stag, Scarab Beetle, Scorpion, Tarantula, and Walkingstick (later known as the Walking Stick). Bugs that did not return from the previous game include the Bagworm, Common Dragonfly, Coconut Crab, Crab, Diving Beetle, Drone Beetle, Hermit Crab, Ladybug (although the Spotted Ladybug returns and is renamed to Ladybug), Mountain Beetle, Pine Cricket, and Purple Butterfly. Additionally, the Large Butterfly has been renamed to Birdwing Butterfly, and the Flat Stag Beetle has been renamed simply to Stag Beetle. If the player catches all 56 bugs, they will be mailed a letter containing the Golden Net.

A bug-catching event known as the Bug-Off is introduced in Wild World, occurring on the third Sunday of June, July, August, and September. During the event players are tasked with catching bugs and bringing them to Tortimer, the host of the event, who will score them based on size and rarity. The ultimate goal is to obtain a higher score than the competing villagers before the event ends at 6:00 PM. If the player reaches third, second, or first place, they will receive a bronze, silver, or gold trophy respectively.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Animal Crossing: City Folk
 
Nat during a Bug-Off in City Folk

Eight more bugs make their debut in Animal Crossing: City Folk, with two not returning from Wild World and two returning from Doubutsu no Mori e+, making for a total of 64. Bugs new to the series include the Centipede, Cyclommatus (later known as the Cyclommatus Stag), Golden Stag, Miyama Stag, Petaltail Dragonfly, Raja Brooke Butterfly (later known as the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing), Violin Beetle, and Walking Leaf. The Bagworm and Diving Beetle return after being absent from Wild World, while the Cockroach and Stag Beetle do not return from Wild World. Like in the previous game, if the player catches all 64 bugs, they will be mailed a letter containing the Golden Net.

The Bug-Off returns from Wild World and is largely unchanged aside from it now being hosted by Nat and occurring on the third Saturday of June, July, August, and September.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 
The bug section of the encyclopedia in New Leaf

All 64 bugs from City Folk return in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, along with seven new bugs, and one, the Hermit Crab, returning from Doubutsu no Mori e+, making for a total of 72 bugs. The bugs introduced in New Leaf are the Cicada Shell, Giant Cicada, Rice Grasshopper, Stinkbug, Tiger Beetle, and Wharf Roach. Additionally, the Atlas Beetle has been renamed to Horned Atlas, the Cyclommatus to Cyclommatus Stag, the Elephant Beetle to Horned Elephant, the Hercules Beetle to Horned Hercules, and the Walkingstick to Walking Stick.

The Bug-Off once again returns and is identical to City Folk aside from new prizes, items from the Insect Set. If the player speaks to Nat during a Bug-Off after catching all 72 bugs, he will reward them with the Golden Net.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons[edit]

See also: List of bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 
The bug section of the Critterpedia in New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduces eleven new bugs to the series, with five not returning from New Leaf and one, the Purple Butterfly (renamed to Great Purple Emperor) returning from Doubutsu no Mori e+, making for a total of 80 bugs. Bugs new to the series include the Atlas Moth, Blue Weevil Beetle, Damselfly, Earth-Boring Dung Beetle, Giant Water Bug, Giraffe Stag, Madagascan Sunset Moth, Man-Faced Stink Bug, Paper Kite Butterfly, Rosalia Batesi Beetle. The bugs that have not returned from New Leaf are the Fruit Beetle, House Centipede, Lantern Fly, Oak Silk Moth, and Petaltial Dragonfly. Additionally, the Bee has been renamed to Wasp, the Birdwing Butterfly to Queen Alexandra's Birdwing, and Rajah Brooke Butterfly to Rajah Brooke's Birdwing. If the player catches all 80 bugs, they will be sent a letter from the Farway Museum containing the Golden Net DIY recipe.

A special character introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is Flick, a visitor who can create models of bugs in exchange for three of a specific bug. He can also purchase bugs from the player for 1.5× their regular selling price.

Flick is now the host of the Bug-Off, which has been overhauled since New Leaf. Players are now tasked with catching as many bugs as possible within three minutes, which can be repeated until the end of the event. Flick will reward the player with points based on how many bugs are caught per round, which can be exchanged for bug-themed furniture, clothing, or tools. Additionally, bugs can be sold to Flick during a Bug-Off for his usual 1.5× bonus.

List of bugs[edit]

The following is a list of every bug in the Animal Crossing series and each game they appeared in.

Bugs in the Animal Crossing series
Name Image Game
DnM AC DnMe+ ACWW ACCF ACNL ACNH
Common
Butterfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Yellow
Butterfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Tiger
Butterfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Great Purple Emperor  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACNH 
Brown
Cicada
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Robust
Cicada
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Walker
Cicada
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Evening
Cicada
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Red
Dragonfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Darner
Dragonfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Common
Dragonfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
Banded
Dragonfly
 
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Cricket  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Grasshopper  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Pine Cricket  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
Bell Cricket  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Ladybug  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Ladybug (Animal Crossing)  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
Mantis  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Long Locust  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Migratory Locust  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Cockroach  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
Wasp  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Firefly  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Drone Beetle  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACNH 
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Jewel Beetle  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Horned Dynastid  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Stag Beetle  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
Saw Stag  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Mountain Beetle  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
Giant Stag  
 
DnM 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Pondskater  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Ant  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Pill
Bug
 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Mosquito  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Mole
Cricket
 
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Spider  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Snail  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Bagworm  
 
AC 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing  
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Horned
Hercules
 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Flea  
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Diving Beetle  
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Crab  
 
DnM e+ 
Hermit Crab  
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Coconut Crab  
 
DnM e+ 
Dung
Beetle
 
 
DnM e+ 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Peacock
Butterfly
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Monarch
Butterfly
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Emperor
Butterfly
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Agrias
Butterfly
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Moth  
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Oak Silk
Moth
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
Honeybee  
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Orchid
Mantis
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Lantern
Fly
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
Walking
Stick
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Fruit
Beetle
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
Scarab
Beetle
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Goliath
Beetle
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Rainbow
Stag
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Horned
Atlas
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Horned
Elephant
 
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Fly  
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Tarantula  
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Scorpion  
 
ACWW 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Rajah
Brooke's
Birdwing
 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Petaltail
Dragonfly
 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
Walking
Leaf
 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Violin
Beetle
 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Miyama
Stag
 
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Cyclommatus  
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Golden Stag  
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Centipede  
 
ACCF 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Rice
Grasshopper
 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Giant
Cicada
 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Cicada
Shell
 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Stinkbug  
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Tiger
Beetle
 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
Wharf
Roach
 
 
ACNL 
 
ACNH 
House
Centipede
 
 
ACNL 
Rosalia Batesi Beetle  
 
ACNH 
Common
Bluebottle
 
 
ACNH 
Damselfly  
 
ACNH 
Paper Kite
Butterfly
 
 
ACNH 
Man-Faced Stink Bug  
 
ACNH 
Madagascan Sunset Moth  
 
ACNH 
Atlas Moth  
 
ACNH 
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle  
 
ACNH 
Blue Weevil Beetle  
 
ACNH 
Giant Water Bug  
 
ACNH 
Giraffe Stag  
 
ACNH 

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