Giant cicada

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Artwork of giant cicada
Real-world info
Name: Quesada gigas
Family: Unknown
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Cigale géante
 Cigarra gigante
 Cicala gigante
 Гигантская цикада
 Cigale géante
 Cigarra gigante

The giant cicada[nb 1] is a bug in the Animal Crossing series. The giant cicada first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. It is the largest cicada in the series.

In the games that the giant cicada appears in, it is a common bug that the player can encounter, and can be found on trees. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can be caught from mid to late summer.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Giant cicada
"I caught a giant cicada! Luckily I didn't need a bean stalk!"

Alternate catch quote: "I caught a giant cicada! Scratch that--a giant WET cicada."

Time of year Jul – Aug
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Size 62 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling price  500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Giant cicada

Availability Not currently available
  • 2020-06-29 – 2020-09-09
  • 2022-06-23 – 2022-09-19
Location Sunburst Island PC Map Icon.png Sunburst Island
Size 60.4 mm – 63.6 mm
Selling price  10 Bells
Version added Unknown
Villager gift data Tier: 1 (Common)


  •  100 Bells
  • +2 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship points

In New Horizons[edit]


Giant cicada
"I caught a giant cicada! I guess it's PRETTY big..."

Alternate catch quote: "I caught a giant cicada! Guess it doesn't feel like singing in the rain!"

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
Rarity Common
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total bugs
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 500 Bells
 Flick 750 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the exhibit has this to say about the giant cicada:

"As the name might indicate, giant cicadas are one of the largest species of cicada in the world. They used to live mostly in warmer western Japan, but they've now also moved to urban eastern Japan. Though they're now common in these areas, they aren't well known in other parts of the world."

It can be found in the upper left room of the insect habitat, with the other cicadas.

In New Horizons[edit]

"The giant cicada is rather aptly named. That is, it's a truly enormous bug. Ugh! These beasts spend most of their lives underground where they gorge on tree roots. But once they emerge, they make an awful racket. In fact, some say their song sounds like a shrieking siren. I would rather listen to nails on a chalkboard."


Real-world information[edit]

Kumazemi in real life

Quesada gigas is a large cicada that can be found in America, although the giant cicada in-game is called the bear cicada (熊蝉, kumazemi) of Japan.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese クマゼミ
Bear cicada

Korean 곰매미
Bear cicada

Simplified Chinese 熊蝉
Xióng chán
Bear cicada

Traditional Chinese 熊蟬

Russian Гигантская цикада
Gigantskaja cikada
Giant cicada

Dutch Reuzencicade Giant cicada

German Riesenzikade Giant cicada

European Spanish Cigarra gigante Giant cicada

European French Cigale géante Giant cicada

Italian Cicala gigante Giant cicada


  1. Japanese: クマゼミ Hepburn: Kumazemi