Giant water bug

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Giant Water Bug NH Icon.png Giant Water Bug  
Artwork of Giant Water Bug
Real-world info
Name: Lethocerus deyrollei
Family: Belostomatidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Punaise d'eau géante
 Punaise d'eau géante
 Chinche acuática gigante
 Chinche acuática gigante
 Cimice d'acqua gigante
 Водяной клоп-гигант

The Giant Water Bug is a bug that was added in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It can be found floating on the water during the evening and early morning from April to September.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Giant water bug
"I caught a giant water bug! It should've stayed in the water!"

Time of year North: Apr – Sep
South: Oct – Mar
Time of day 7 PM – 8 AM
Location On rivers and ponds
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Catch 50 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 2,000 Bells
 Flick 3,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"How to put this gently? Ah yes... BEWARE the giant water bug! I tell you, this vicious predator has been known to attack fish, frogs, and even snakes! SNAKES! Truth be told, no one is safe! Its nickname is 'the toe-biter,' for goodness sakes! Now, one final fact before I faint... The gruesome bug uses its inject its prey...with digestive juices. Hoo... Must stop thinking about...the unthinkable."

Once donated, the Giant Water Bug can be found floating among the reeds on the way to the butterfly room in the Bug Wing at the museum.


Real-world information[edit]

Lethocerus deyrollei (sometimes classified as Kirkaldyia deyrollei) is a species of giant water bug. They are the most well known species of giant water bug (members of the family Belostomatidae) and are found in Japan, Korea, eastern China, and the Amur region of Russia. They can measure up to 6.5 cm in length and are predatory.

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese タガメ
Lethocerus deyrollei (lit. "field turtle")

Korean 물장군
Lethocerus deyrollei (lit. "water general")

Simplified Chinese 田鳖
Lethocerus deyrollei (lit. "field turtle")

Traditional Chinese 田鱉

Russian Водяной клоп-гигант
Vodyanoy klop-gigant
Giant water bug

Dutch Reuzenwaterwants Giant water bug (Belostomatidae)

German Riesenwanze Belostomatidae (lit. "Giant bug")

European Spanish Chinche acuática gigante Giant water bug

European French Punaise d'eau géante Giant water bug

Italian Cimice d'acqua gigante Giant water bug