Walker Cicada

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"I caught a walker cicada! If he'd'a been runnin', I might not have caught him!" —Animal Crossing
"I caught a walker cicada! These guys chirp funny!" —Wild World
"I caught a walker cicada! Quite the walker AND the talker!" —City Folk
Walker Cicada
Walker Cicada NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Meimuna opalifera
Family: Cicadidae (cicadas)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ツクツクホウシ
Simplified Chinese 寒蝉
French Cigale cicadelle
Spanish Cigarra común
Italian Cicala sputacchina
Russian Горная цикада

Korean 애매미
Traditional Chinese 寒蟬
Quebec French Cigale cicadelle
Latin American Spanish Cigarra común
German Bergzikade
Dutch Bergcicade

The Walker Cicada[nb 3] is a very common insect in the Animal Crossing series that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori. It has a unique sound, different to other cicadas, which is best described as a noise similar to walking on a sticky floor surface. It is the second-most expensive cicada, selling for 400 Bells, as well as the smallest (44 mm). It is also the only cicada to be found in the month of September.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Walker Cicada WW Sprite.png    ''Their cry signals that the end of summer is near."
  • Size- 44 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

In City Folk[edit]

Walker Cicada CF Icon.png     ''The chirp of this cicada means the end of summer is near."
  • Size- About 44 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Morning to dusk

In New Leaf[edit]

Walker Cicada
"I caught a walker cicada! I'm the one walkin' the walk now!"

Times Aug – Sep: 8 AM – 5 PM
Peak Times Unknown
Location On trees (all types)
Size 44 mm
Rarity Very common
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 400 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Walker Cicada
"I caught a walker cicada! Pffft... I walk all the time and no one calls me "Walker <Player>.""

Time of Year North:
South: Feb – Mar
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 400 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 600 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

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]

"Depending on where you are in the world, the cry of the walker cicada changes. Who do they think they are? Using dialects and whatnot! I mean, really!"

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"Apparently, walker cicadas cry out in an attempt to obscure the calls of other, similar cicadas. I should think that to the average fellow, it just sounds like the cicadas are merely singing together. In any case, I don't suggest looking for them. Their voices may fascinate, but their faces nauseate!"

It can be found in the middle terrace on the tree directly in front of the ramp down to the first terrace, in front of the tree stump.

In New Horizons[edit]

"The walker cicada is quite the noisy thing. I tell you, this impolite pest simply canNOT abide the quiet. In the heat of summer, the male strikes up a strange rattling song, hoping to woo a mate. When other male cicadas hear this rhythmic racket, they join right in... As if it were a sing-a-long!
My head aches at the thought of it."

The Walker Cicada can be found in the bug exhibit of the museum right when you walk in, on the trees with the rest of the cicadas.

Real-world information[edit]

Meimuna Opalifera

Meimuna opalifera is a species of cicada found in China, Japan, the Korean Peninsula, and Taiwan[1] and is one of the smallest cicadas of the region, at an average of 44 millimeters. It should not be confused with the Walker's Cicada, scientifically named Megatibicen pronotalis, a species found in mid-west America.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ツクツクホウシ
Meimuna opalifera

European French Cigale cicadelle Leafhopper cicada


  1. 1.0 1.1 In Doubutsu no Mori only
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Animal Crossing, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, and New Horizons
  3. Japanese: ツクツクホウシ Hepburn: Tsukutsukuhōshi


  1. http://www.eol.org/pages/3741602/overview EOL (Encyclopedia of Life)

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