Robust Cicada

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"I caught a robust cicada! And what a robust specimen!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a robust cicada! You're a hearty little guy!" —Wild World
"I caught a robust cicada! Give me a hearty YAAY!" —City Folk
"I caught a robust cicada! It seems pretty lively to me!" —New Leaf
"I caught a robust cicada! They're pretty docile on rainy days." —New Leaf (rain)
Robust Cicada
Robust Cicada NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Hyalessa maculaticollis
Family: Cicadidae - Cicadas
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ミンミンゼミ
Simplified Chinese 斑透翅蝉
French Cigale hyalessa
Spanish Cigarra oriental
Italian Cicala robusta
Russian Певчая цикада

Korean 참매미
Traditional Chinese 斑透翅蟬
Quebec French Cigale hyalessa
Latin American Spanish Cigarra oriental
German Hyalessa-Zikade
Dutch Minmin-cicade

The Robust Cicada (ミンミンゼミ, Minminzemi) is an insect found in all games. It makes a unique sound which is different to other cicadas, which sounds like a series of screaming "Beep! Beep! Beeeeeeeeep!". It is worth either 200 Bells or 300 Bells, depending on the game.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Robust Cicada WW Sprite.png    ''They have green and black bodies and clear wings."
  • Size- 60 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning

In City Folk[edit]

Robust Cicada CF Icon.png     ''These have black and green bodies and transparent wings."
  • Size- About 60 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning to dusk

In New Leaf[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Robust Cicada

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 60.9 mm
Rarity ★★
Catch Rate 10.5386%
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Robust Cicada
"I caught a robust cicada! It DOES seem pretty lively!"

Alternate catch quote: "I caught a robust cicada! Not so energetic in the rain, huh?"

Time of Year North: Jul – Aug
South: Jan – Feb
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location On trees (hardwood and cedar)
Rarity Very common
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 450 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all insects in the Animal Crossing series, the Robust Cicada can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, who will give some information about it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I'm sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, but I dare say there are limits. And they have those membranes on their abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odius."

In Wild World[edit]

"When a female robust cicada approaches, the male will change its call, eh wot? To think that they're mere bugs and they play these mind games... Disgusting!"

In City Folk[edit]

"Fittingly enough, the robust cicada can issue a robust, loud chirp...and it does so quite often. I've heard this beastie's impertinent cry so often that I've grown rather good at imitating it. Listen! Chiiirp! CHIIIRP! CHIIir..."

It can be found in the middle terrace, on the front-most tree of the middle island, sharing it with the Brown Cicada.

In New Horizons[edit]

When donated, Blathers will say the following:

"The robust cicada got its name from the chirping sound it makes, which is said to be quite...well...robust. But "robust" hardly describes it. Abrasive! Bombastic! Cacophonous! That's more like it! Beside the horrid caterwauling, this bug is known for its long wings, short body, and green coloring. But looking at a robust cicada is just as unpleasant as listening to one. My eyes AND my ears are offended."

Once donated, the robust cicada can be found on the trees right in front of the entrance to the bug exhibit.


Real-world information[edit]

Robust Cicada Real.jpg

Hyalessa maculaticollis is a cicada native to much of eastern Asia, including Japan, Korea, China, and parts of Russia. Much like all cicadas, the robust cicada has transparent wings, small bodies in comparison and large eyes on either side of their heads. Their Japanese name comes from the male cicada's calls, which have been found to vary depending on location.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミンミンゼミ
"Min-min" cicada, after the sound of their calls

Korean 참매미
Hyalessa maculaticollis

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
斑透翅蝉 / 斑透翅蟬
bān tòu chì chán
Spotted clear-winged cicada

Russian Певчая цикада
Pevchaya cikada
Singing cicada

Dutch Minmin-cicade Min-min cicada

German Mannazikade (prior to New Horizons)
Hyalessa-Zikade (New Horizons)
Cicada orni
Hyalessa cicada

European Spanish Cigarra oriental Oriental cicada

European French Cigale hyalessa Hyalessa cicada

Italian Cicala robusta Robust cicada