Another month brings another swarm of brand new bugs (plus a school of flopping fish) to the tropical island setting of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Islanders, have you caught any of these exciting new bugs to add to your collection yet?
If not, this handy-dandy guide features all the insect information which you could need! Learn when, where, and how to catch every one of those brand new bugs.
First, there are six new bugs available for players located in the Northern Hemisphere. These summer bugs will fill your island with a beautiful buzzing, chirping and whirring serenade!
The bright green Drone Beetle can be found clinging to trees around the island. It is available to catch all day. Joining it in its arboreal home is the Rainbow Stag Beetle, which only comes out at night (specifically between the hours of 7 p.m. and 8 a.m.). Finally, the third of the tree-clinging trio is the Goliath Beetle, also nocturnal — but significantly pickier, as you’ll only find it making its home on coconut-bearing palm trees. All three of these bugs will be available all summer, with the Goliath and Rainbow Stag sticking around through September and the Drone Beetle flying away at the end of August.
Two more insects are sticking with us all summer: the bright blue Emperor Butterfly and the obnoxious Mosquito. The former was also around when the game launched in March, so you might have seen them flitting about before. These bugs both fly and can be found during the nighttime.
Finally, there’s one bug buddy that you can only catch during June, so make sure you add one to your critter collection as soon as possible! This is none other than the luminescent Firefly, which, of course, can be found flying around during the nighttime, lighting up your island with its signature blinking bottom.
Gamers in the Southern Hemisphere will also be visited by the Emperor Butterfly in June, but they will also have two new unique bugs not found up North. The industrious Dung Beetle can be found all day rolling balls along the ground. (Northern gamers, don’t worry, the dung beetle will come to visit your islands in December!) Finally, the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing will flit between the flowers between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This vibrant butterfly will be sticking around until March, so there’s plenty of time to befriend one!
Have you caught all of the brand new bugs available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Which one is your favorite? Let us know!