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"Whoa! I caught a spider! I bet some fly is gonna rest easy tonight!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a spider! You're in MY web now!" —Wild World
"I caught a spider! Look at all those eyes!" —City Folk
Spider NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Argiope bruennichi
Family: Araneidae- Orb-weaver Spiders
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese クモ
Korean 거미
Italian Ragno
German Spinne

Simplified Chinese 蜘蛛
French Araignée
Spanish Araña
Dutch Spin

Traditional Chinese 蜘蛛
Quebec French Araignée
Latin American Spanish Araña
Russian Паук

The Spider (クモ, Kumo) can be found dangling from trees once it has been shaken by the player. They are uncommon but easy to catch, since they do not try to escape from the player if they are approached. Like other bugs, there is a chance that a villager will stand still while looking at a tree, if shaken, a spider will most likely drop down.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a spider! My net is kinda like a web, right?"

Time of Year Mar - Oct
Time of Day Mar - Jun; Sep:
All day
Jul - Aug:
7 PM - 8 AM
11 PM - 4 PM
Peak Times Apr - May:
4 PM - 8 AM
7 PM - 8 AM
Location Shaking trees
Size 25 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 30 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a spider! I spied 'er first!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day 7 PM – 8 AM
Location Shaking trees
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 900 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Spider can be donated to the museum. Every donation is followed by a small talk from Blathers, the curator;

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Hanging a toy spider from a string to frighten someone is a jolly good childhood ruse known throughout the world. Now, I may be mistaken, but I believe this shows the general loathing civilized folk have for spiders. They deserve it! Eight legs, bug diet, and those eyes! They just have too many! Blech! Sinister fiends!"

In Wild World[edit]

"I can think of nothing more repugnant than becoming entangled in a spider's web! After thrashing about, you think you got it all off, but no, indeed! A little tickle on your neck and you thrash anew! Blech! Such foulness... Hoo... But I digress..."

The Spider is displayed in the second room of the insect exhibit, on the second tree from the bottom at the far end. It is seen descending from its hiding place in the leaves of the tree on a spider silk, waiting a while, and then scrabbling back up again.

In City Folk[edit]

A Spider in the museum in City Folk.

"Horrors! My apologies, but I get rather jumpy around fast, multi-legged critters like this one, eh wot? Even worse is the fact that spiders have eight eyes! Even when it looks away, it can see our every move! I've heard some people worship the spider... And I've also heard that you will not find me in those places."

After donating, the Spider can be found on a tree in the central terrace of the insect exhibit. It will come down out of the tree on a thread when approached.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Spider can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the Rafflesia, on the middle tree of the northern terrace. It will come down out of the tree on a thread when approached. The exhibit has this to say about the Spider:

"Spiders emit silk from their spinnerets and use it to create elaborate webs to snag prey. The horizontal threads are sticky to the touch, allowing them to be used as very strong restraints. However, the vertical threads are smooth, allowing spiders to walk on them without getting stuck."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The spider is renowned for having eight eyes and eight legs... WHICH IS TOO MANY, I SAY! Oh dear. I do apologize. Now where was I? Most spiders are carnivorous. In fact, some will eat creatures several times larger than themselves. To catch their prey, many of these ruthless predators spin sticky webs of surprising strength. Worse yet, they've also been known to ambush their victims, and some even chase down their meals! All this talk about the feeding habits of spiders... I'm feeling quite queasy. Hoot! The Horror!"

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

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

Wild World[edit]

Spider WW Sprite.png    ''They have eight legs. Their heads and chests are connected. Baby spiders can spin thread to fly."
  • Size- 28 mm
  • Season- Spring and summer
  • Time- Unknown

City Folk[edit]

Spider CF Icon.png     ''Spiders in the house will eat flies and other pests...but they are still gross."
  • Size- 25 mm
  • Season- Spring to fall
  • Time- All day

Real-world information[edit]

A real-life wasp spider

Argiope bruennichi, commonly known as the wasp spider, is a widespread species of spider that can be found in Europe, Africa and much of Asia. Their common name refers to the black and yellow stripes they have on their abdomens.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese クモ

Korean 거미

Simplified Chinese 蜘蛛

Russian Паук

Dutch Spin Spider

German Spinne Spider

European Spanish Araña Spider

European French Araignée Spider

Italian Ragno Spider