Evening Cicada

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"I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..." —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"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
Scientific name Tanna japonensis
Family Cicadidae - Cicadas
Time of year July to August
Time of day 4am to 8am, 5pm to 7pm
Location On trees
Size 45 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling price 850 Bells(Animal Forest),
550 Bells(Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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.

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]

When the player has caught the Evening Cicada, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the Evening Cicada:

Wild World[edit]

Evening Cicada (Wild World).gif    ''They mark the start of summer."
  • Size- 45 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Cool days

City Folk[edit]

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

Further 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Cigale higurashi
German Abendzikade Evening Cicada

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