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"I caught a mosquito! Give me my blood back! I gave at work!" —Wild World
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

The Mosquito is a bug in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing. They fly around on clear summer nights and will fly toward the player when they are nearby, biting them when they reach them. This causes the player to stop whatever they are doing to acknowledge the bite, although there are no other effects.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"I caught a mosquito! I've been itching to catch me one of these!"

Time of Year May – Sep
Time of Day 5 PM – 11 PM
Location Flying
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 130 Bells
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

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

In City Folk[edit]


"I caught a mosquito! It's like a tiny vampire..."

Description These prefer type-O blood-- its chemical structure is close to flower nectar.
Time of Year Jun – Sep
Time of Day 5 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times N/A
Location Flying
Bug Size 6 mm
Rarity Common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 130 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a mosquito! Why you be hatin', mosquito?!"

Time of Year Jun - Sep
Time of Day 5 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times 7 PM - 11 PM
Location Flying
Size 4.5 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 130 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

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 suck 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! Hooo... But I digress..."

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.


The player will say the following when bitten by a Mosquito:

"Yow! I got bit by a mosquito! Man! That really itches..." —Animal Crossing
"I got bit by a mosquito! So...very...ITCHY!" —Wild World
"Itchy itchy itchy! I got bit by a mosquito..." —City Folk
"Itchy itchy ITCHY! I got bit by a mosquito..." —New Leaf
"Aw, that itches! I got bit by a mosquito..." —New Horizons


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