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The following is a list of bugs in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Bugs can either be sold for bells* or put in your home as decorations. Crickets (including the Bell cricket) dropped inside one's home appear in small, wooden cages; for they are thought to bring luck in some Asian countries.

The island is the most optimal place to go scavenging for tropical bugs because of its array of valuable beetles condensed in a small area.

*value of bugs can range from under 100 to over 10,000

TIP: The tropical island is in perpetual summer and clear skies. The bugs and fish found there will not change with the seasons. That would mean that you will find. for example, the scarab beetle every month of the year. This is particularly beneficial to gathering Bells, since the high Bell-yield bugs will always be found there.

Where they can be found:
  • plants/trees
  • tree stumps
  • in the air
  • underground/on the ground
  • rocks
  • water
  • rotten fruit.

NOTE: You can also get badges for catching bugs.

Bug hunting tips

Key/Legend:
Bugs that are in bold are new to the game
*BA = Best Appearance
Chance of Spawning = A percentage of how often that bug will appear.

Photo
Bug name
Location
Chance of spawning
Month
Time of day
Sell price
Average size
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Agrias butterfly
Air / Island
3%
June - Sept.
8am - 5pm
3,000

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Ant
Rotten food
15%
All year
All day
80

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Bagworm
Shaken trees
4%
October - Feb.
5pm - 8am
300

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Banded dragonfly
Near ponds / River
3%
July - Aug.
8am - 5pm
4,500

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Bee
Shaken trees
6%
All year
All day
2,500

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Bell cricket
Ground
8%
Sept. - Oct.
5pm - 8am
1,720

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Birdwing butterfly
Flowers / Island
2%
June - Sept.
8am - 4pm
4,000

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Brown cicada
Trees
15%
July - Aug.
8am - 5pm
200

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Common butterfly
Air
25%
March - June;
September
4am -7pm
90

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Centipede
Hit rocks
8%
June - Feb.
4pm - 11pm
300

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Cicada shell
Trees
19%
July - Aug.
All day
100

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Cricket
Ground
15%
Sept. - Nov.
5pm - 8am
160

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Cyclommatus stag
Palm trees / Island
4%
June - Aug.
5pm - 8am
8,000

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Darner dragonfly
Air
11%
June - Aug.
8am - 5pm
200

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Diving beetle
River / Pond
5%
May - Sept.
8am - 5pm
800

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Dung beetle
Snowballs
9%
Dec 11th -Feb 24th
5pm - 8am
800

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Emperor butterfly
Flowers / Island
11%
June - Sept.
7pm - 8am
2,500

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Evening cicada
Trees
17%
July - Aug.
4am - 8am;
4pm - 7pm
550

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Firefly
Near ponds / River
23%
June
7pm - 4am
300

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Flea
Villagers
4%
March - Nov.
All day
70

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Fly
Rotten turnips
Trash
33%
All Year
All day
60

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Fruit beetle
Trees / Island
23%
July - Aug.;
September
All day
7pm - 8am
100

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Giant cicada
Trees
10%
July - Aug.
8am- 5pm
500

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Giant stag
Trees / Island
2%
July - Aug.
11pm - 8am
10,000

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Golden stag
Palm trees / Island
2%
June- Aug.
5pm - 8am
12,000

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Grasshopper
Ground / Island
9%
July - Sept.
8am - 5pm
160

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Goliath beetle
Palm tree / Island
5%
June - Sept.
7pm - 8am
6,000

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Horned atlas
Palm trees / Island
3%
June - Aug.
5pm - 8am
8,000

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Horned dynastid
Trees / Island
8%
June - Aug.
7pm - 8am
1,350

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Horned elephant
Palm trees / Island
3%
June - Aug.
5pm - 8am
8,000

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Horned hercules
Palm trees / Island
1%
June - Aug.
5pm - 8am
12,000

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Hermit crab
Island / Beach
14%
All year
7pm - 8am
1,000

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Honeybee
Flowers
10%
March - July
8am - 5pm
100

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House centipede
Hit rocks
6%
Aug. - Oct.
7pm - 8am
250

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Jewel beetle
Trees / Island
6%
July - Aug.
8am - 5pm
2,400

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Ladybug
Flowers
10%
March - June;
Oct.
8am - 5pm
200

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Lantern Fly
Trees / Island
6%
June - Sept.
4pm - 8am
1,800

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Longhorn Beetle
Stumps / Island
7%
July - Aug.
11pm - 6pm
260

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Long locust
Ground / Island
9%
May - Nov.
8am - 7pm
200

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Mantis
Flowers
6%
April - Nov.
8am - 5pm
430

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Migratory locust
Ground / Island
6%
Aug. - Nov.
8am - 7pm
600

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Miyama stag
Trees / Island
6%
July - Aug.
All day
1,000

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Mole cricket
Underground
12%
Nov. - May
All day
280

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Monarch butterfly
Near flowers / Island
12%
July - Nov.
9am - 5pm
140

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Mosquito
Air
10%
June - Sept.
5pm - 4am
130

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Moth
Near lights / Island
17%
May - Sept.
7pm - 4am
60

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Oak silk moth
Trees / Island
5%
June - Sept.
7pm - 4am
1,200

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Orchid mantis
White flowers / Island
4%
April - Nov.
8am - 7pm
2,400

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Peacock butterfly
Flowers (blue) / Island (black/purple)
10%
March - Sept.
4am - 7pm
220

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Petaltail Dragonfly
Air
3%
Aug. - Oct.
5pm-7pm
8,000

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Pill bug
Hit rocks
13%
All year
All day
250

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Pondskater
Ponds
6%
May - Sept.
8am - 7pm
130

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Rainbow stag
Trees
3%
June - Sept.
5pm - 8am
10,000

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Raja Brooke butterfly
Air by rivers
3%
May - Sept.
8am - 5pm
2,500

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Red Dragonfly
Air
19%
Sept. - Oct.
8am - 7pm
80

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Rice grasshopper
Ground
N/A
Aug. - Oct.
8am - 7pm
400

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Robust cicada
Trees
13%
July - Aug.
8am - 5pm
300

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Saw stag
Trees / Island
4%
July - Aug.
All day
2,000

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Scarab beetle
Trees / Island
2%
June - Sept.
11pm - 8am
6,000

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Scorpion
Ground
1%
July - Sept.
7pm - 4am
8,000

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Snail
Shrubs (during rainy weather)
4%
April - Sept.
All day
250

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Stinkbug
Trees
8%
April - Oct.
All day
120

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Spider
Shaken trees
3%
March - June;July - Aug.;September;October
All day
11pm - 8amAll day11pm - 4pm
300

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Tarantula
Ground
1%
June - Aug.
7pm - 4am
8,000

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Tiger beetle
Ground /Island
8%
March - Oct.
8am - 11pm
1,500

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Tiger butterfly
Around red flowers / Island
8%
March - Sep.
4am - 7pm
160

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Violin beetle
Stump
5%
June;
Sept. - Oct.;
Nov
4am - 7pm
4am - 5pm
8am - 5pm
260

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Walker cicada
Trees
9%
July - Sept.
8am - 5pm
400

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Walking leaf
Ground next to trees
(appears as furniture sprite)
4%
July - Sept.
8am - 5pm
600

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Walking stick
Trees / Island
7%
July - Nov.
4am - 7pm
600

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Wharf roach
Beach (if palm trees are planted) / Island
21%
All year
All day
200

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Yellow butterfly
Flowers
21%
March - June;
September
6pm - 4am
90