Evening Cicada

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"I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught an evening cicada! I can't stand the chirping!" —Wild World
"I caught an evening cicada. It likes the nightlife!" —City Folk
"I caught an evening cicada! It just wasn't its night!" —New Leaf
"I caught an evening cicada! More like a RAINY-evening cicada!" —New Leaf (while raining)
Evening Cicada
Evening Cicada NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Tanna japonensis
Family: Cicadidae - Cicadas
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ヒグラシ
Simplified Chinese 暮蝉
French Cigale higurashi
Spanish Cigarrilla
Italian Cicala notturna
Russian Ночная цикада

Korean 쓰르라미
Traditional Chinese 暮蟬
Quebec French Cigale higurashi
Latin American Spanish Cigarra
German Abendzikade
Dutch Avondcicade

The Evening Cicada (ヒグラシ, Higurashi) is an insect that can be caught in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Found in July and August, the Evening Cicada can be found from 4am to 8am and 5pm to 7pm.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Evening Cicada
"I caught an evening cicada! Better than an odding cicada..."

Alternate catch quote: "I caught an evening cicada! This time it's WETTER than an odding cicada."

Time of Year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of Day 4 AM – 8 AM; 4 PM – 7 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 550 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 825 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Evening Cicada, commonly known as the higurashi cicada, is one insect that I may be able to abide. Its song is so mournful, so filled with sad longing...It's really quite beautiful. Even so, I have no desire to touch one! Mercy, no! How repulsive! I shudder at the very thought of it!"

In Wild World[edit]

"The evening cicada's cry can be heard in the morning and at night, typically. Strangely enough, if the weather is poor, they cry during the day, as well! I suppose they only remain active in cool weather, wot? Fickle little beasts. Perhaps they could do us all a favor and move to some frozen land, hoo!"

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers will unwillingly accept the Evening Cicada for the insect display in the museum, giving a short speech before taking it;

"Evening cicadas got their name from their tendency to start crying once it starts getting dark out. Interestingly enough, these creatures apparently will also cry on an overcast day if it gets dark enough. Don't be fooled by their lovely voices, however. They are quite disgusting to gaze upon..."

It can be found in the middle terrace on the tree opposite the ramp that connects to the lowest terrace, sharing the tree with the Walker Cicada.

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating an Evening Cicada to the museum, a sign will display a description of this insect that says this:

"Evening cicadas cry when it's dark out, regardless of what time of day it actually is.People tend to think it's the end of summer when they hear the cry of evening cicadas. However, this species of cicada starts crying at the end of the rainy season, which generally falls in July."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

After the player has caught an Evening Cicada for the first time, they can find information about it in the bug tab of their encyclopedia.

Wild World[edit]

Evening Cicada WW Sprite.png    ''They mark the start of summer."
  • Size- 45 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Cool days

City Folk[edit]

Evening Cicada CF Icon.png     ''The chirping of this insect marks the beginning of summer."
  • Size- About 45 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Dusk

New Leaf[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

The Tanna japonensis (also known as evening cicada) is a common insect found in Japan, along with other cicadas. When the sun sets, they begin to chirp. It has a turquoise body and transparent wings and abdomen. The sound it makes is enjoyed by the Japanese, which they describe the sound as "kanakana", which gives it this name in some areas of Japan. A real-life video of an tanna japonensis singing can be found here.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ヒグラシ
Evening cicada

Korean 쓰르라미
Meimuna mongolica, a Korean cicada with similar behavior

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
暮蝉 / 暮蟬

Russian Ночная цикада
Nochnaya tsikada
Nocturnal cicada

Dutch Avondcicade Evening cicada

German Abendzikade Evening cicada

European Spanish Cigarrilla

Latin American Spanish Cigarra Cicada

European French Cigale higurashi Higurashi cicada

Italian Cicala notturna Nocturnal cicada

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