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"I caught a mosquito! I've been itching to catch one of these!" —Animal Crossing (caught)
"Yow! I got bit by a mosquito! Man! That really itches..." —Animal Crossing (bitten)
"I caught a mosquito! Give me my blood back! I gave at work!" —Wild World (caught)
"I got bit by a mosquito! So...very...ITCHY!" —Wild World (bitten)
"I caught a mosquito! It's like a tiny vampire..." —City Folk (caught)
"Itchy itchy itchy! I got bit by a mosquito..." —City Folk (bitten)
"I caught a mosquito! Why you be hatin', mosquito?!" —New Leaf (caught)
"Itchy itchy ITCHY! I got bit by a mosquito..." —New Leaf (bitten)
"Aw, that itches! I got bit by a mosquito..." —New Horizons (bitten)
Mosquito NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Aedes albopictus
Family: Culicidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Korean 모기
Italian Zanzara
German Mücke

Simplified Chinese 蚊子
French Moustique
Spanish Mosquito
Dutch Mug

Traditional Chinese 蚊子
Quebec French Moustique
Latin American Spanish Mosquito
Russian Комар

Mosquitoes (カ, Ka) are insects that fly around on warm summer nights, making a high-pitched buzzing noise. They bite the player when they reach them, causing the player to rub the insect bite. If the player is fishing, they will immediately stop fishing to rub it, pulling in the rod in the process and failing to catch the fish. Mosquitoes are tiny and difficult to spot aside from the whining noise they make when they fly. They will also chase the player a short distance, but are easy to outrun. However, unlike other harmful bugs, the player can be bitten by an indefinite number of mosqutios without fainting.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a mosquito! It's itching for a fight!"

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 5 PM – 4 AM
Location Flying
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 130 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 195 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all bugs and fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Mosquito can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. Upon donation, he will tell the player a little about the donation. Below is what he says in each game:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"I'm rather impressed that you managed both to capture and transport a mosquito here without squashing it. I might've squashed it just on general principles, wot! So, <player>, how's your mosquito knowledge? Were you, for example, aware that male mosquitos can't drink blood? No, they survive by drinking plant nectar. Evidently, the female is the vampiric one, and she only ingests blood for the protein she needs to lay eggs. I couldn't care a fig myself. All I know is the itching that occurs after one is bitten is quite disturbing. Not only that, but mosquitos are notorious carriers of all sorts of disease, you know! Dirty, filthy little buggers!"

In Wild World[edit]

Despite his objection with the insect, Blathers will still give the player a little info on it:

"I don't begrudge mosquitos the blood, for all creatures must survive, eh wot? But why, oh WHY must their little nibbles itch so much? They're maddening! Hoo... Then again, who am I to question the infinite web of nature, wot wot?"

When bitten by a Mosquito, the player will say "I got bit by a mosquito! So...very...ITCHY!"

In City Folk[edit]

"...Hoo, yes, are you aware that mosquitos serve as a vital source of information for the academic world? Indeed, many germs live inside of mosquitos and use them to travel across the entire globe. By understanding the living hosts to these germs, scientists may develop new treatments, eh wot?"

It can be found flying near the lone palm tree in the middle terrace of the insect exhibit. It bites the player when they stand still for too long.

In New Leaf[edit]

The player is bitten by a mosquito in the exhibit.

Upon donation to the museum, the mosquito can be found buzzing around in the upper-right room of the Insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the mosquito:

"Mosquitoes can easily be found flying around on warm summer nights looking for targets. Only the females feed on blood, and when they do so, they also inject saliva. The saliva is actually what causes the annoying itchy feeling, rather than the bite itself. Mosquitoes detect body heat, sweat, and carbon dioxide, so they are drawn to exercising humans."

While in the exhibit, it is possible to get bitten by a mosquito.

In New Horizons[edit]

"As everyone knows, the mosquito is a vampiric pest that sucks blood from innocent bystanders. But did you know that only the females suck blood? Hoo! It's true! They need it to make their eggs. When they sink their snout into our skin, they inject us with a saliva that helps them slurp up their meal. It's that saliva that makes us itch and scratch, you know. Hoo! So rude!"

After donation, mosquitoes can be found in a tank in the lab of the bug exhibit area.

Encyclopedia information[edit]

When players have caught the Mosquito, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the Mosquito:

Wild World[edit]

Mosquito WW Sprite.png    ''They drink blood because it's like flower nectar."
  • Size- 6 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night

City Folk[edit]

Mosquito CF Icon.png     ''These prefer type-O blood-- its chemical structure is close to flower nectar."
  • Size- About 6 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night


Names in other languages[edit]


Korean 모기

Simplified Chinese 蚊子

Russian Комар

Dutch Mug

German Mücke

European Spanish Mosquito

European French Moustique

Italian Zanzara