Brown Cicada

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"I caught a large brown cicada! ...Or is it just really dirty?" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a brown cicada! These guys are everywhere!" —Wild World
Brown Cicada
Artwork of Brown Cicada
Real-world info
Name: Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata
Family: Cicadidae - Cicadas
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 アブラゼミ
 油蝉
 Cigale cercope
 Cigarra marrón
 Cicala marrone
 Коричневая цикада
 유지매미
 油蟬
 Cigale cercope
 Cigarra marrón
 Braunzikade
 Bruine cicade

The Brown Cicada is a common insect in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Doubutsu no Mori. It makes a unique chirping sound, which resembles what could be described as a continuous alarm or vibrating sound, rather than the regular chirp. The Brown Cicada can be sold for 200 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

#5
Brown Cicada
"I caught a large brown cicada! ...Or is he just really dirty?"

Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees
Weather Any weather
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In Wild World[edit]

#17

Brown Cicada
"I caught a brown cicada! These guys are everywhere!"

Description In some cultures, its cry is said to resemble the sound of frying.
Time of year Jul - Aug
Time of day 8 AM - 5 PM
Peak times 8 AM - 4 PM
Location On trees
Bug size 58 mm
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#18

Brown Cicada
"I caught a brown cicada! I hope it's not afraid-a!"

Description In some cultures, the chirping of these insects is said to resemble frying sounds.
Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 8 AM - 5 PM
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Bug size 58 mm
Rarity Common
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#19

Brown Cicada
"I caught a brown cicada! These things are everywhere!"

Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Peak times 8 AM - 4 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Size 57 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling price  200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Horizons[edit]

#26

Brown Cicada
"I caught a brown cicada! Now it probably feels blue, cicada."

Time of year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Weather Any weather
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 250 Bells
 Flick 375 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

Animal Crossing[edit]

"Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I'm sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, but I dare say there are limits. And they have those membranes on their abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odius."

City Folk[edit]

"Ah, hoo, the brown cicada. The call of this creature is said to sound like hot oil sputtering, eh wot? I'm rather not sure that hearing the sound of deep-frying on a hot summer night is a pleasant thing..."

It can be found in the middle terrace, on the front-most tree of the middle island, sharing it with the Robust Cicada.

New Horizons[edit]

"Cicadas are obnoxious insects. And not just brown cicadas mind you... but all cicadas! They flex ribbed membranes on their torso called tymbals to make a loud snapping sound. So rude! Hoo! Yes, it is only the males who make the noise. Sometimes at a volume that can produce pain at close range! Appallingly inconsiderate, I must say..."

Real-world information[edit]

Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata on a tree

The Graptopsaltria nigrofuscata (large brown cicada) is called tatarakihi by the locals, in their native language, Maori. Much like all cicadas, the brown cicada has transparent wings, small bodies in comparison, and large eyes on either side of their heads. They are considered a pest by farmers because they attack and eat crops. The literal translation of their japanese name (アブラゼミ (Aburazemi)) is Oil Cicada, likely due to the fact that some cultures hear their calls as the sounds of oil sputtering from a frying pan.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アブラゼミ
Aburazemi
Lit. "oil cicada"

Korean 유지매미
yujimaemi
Brown cicada

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
油蝉 / 油蟬
Yóuchán
Translation of Japanese name

Russian Коричневая цикада
Korichnevaya Tsykada
Brown cicada

Dutch Bruine cicade Brown cicada

German Braunzikade Brown cicada

European Spanish Cigarra marrón Brown cicada

European French Cigale cercope

Italian Cicala m Brown cicada


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