Rare Bugs Catching Tips and Tricks in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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The rarest and the finest bugs are not easy to find nor catch. We have a couple of tips and tricks up our sleeve for finding them in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Also, we have made a list of all the rare bugs. Also, the detailed features to catch them so that things are a bit easier.

Tip #1

One essential thing is to walk instead of running towards the bug. Once you spot start to walk because it reduces the chances of the bug sensing you. Simply get your net ready by holding down A and walk slowly towards it. This will maximise your chances of catching rare bugs.

Tip #2

Another important thing to keep in mind is that new bugs will not appear on an island that is full of bugs. The reason is that each island can only hold a specific number of bugs.

Tip #3



Also, keep in mind that you need to go bug hunting. Bug hunting at different times based on when your specific bug spawns. Some spawn during 7 PM to 5 AM (tarantulas) while others spawn only during the morning or the afternoon.

Tip #4

One great tip is to have an extra net or two in your inventory in case your current one is broken. Remember that catching grasshoppers can lead to holes in your net. Ofcourse you don’t want to miss out on catching a rare bug because of a broken net.

Tip #5

You can also spawn your desired bugs. To bring this tip to life, first search up the rare bug you wish to catch. Then get all the details about it. Then curate the island according to the needs of the bug to increase your chance of encountering it as much as possible. In this there is a need to chop down a lot of trees, dig up stumps and destroy flowers to reduce the chances of unnecessary bugs from spawning. Moreover, you wouldn’t want to ruin the scenery of your own island, so hence we recommend going to a mysterious island. Also, you can get access to a mystery island by going to the Resident Services’ kiosk and redeeming 2000 Nook miles for a Nook Miles Ticket. Then, use this ticket to fly with Dodo airlines and get to the island.

Once you are on the island, remove the spawning places of common bugs like trees, stumps, rocks and flower to ensure that there is room for your desired bug to spawn.

Tip #6

Alternatively, if you don’t want to ruin your island, you can opt for scaring away common bugs. This method isn’t as effective as the previous one but still works pretty well.

Any island can have only four or five bugs at a given time. If you let common bugs fill up these spots, then you won’t be able to get those rare critters. You can either run towards bugs to scare them off or catching them using your net and releasing them of the island.

Tip #7

Last but not least, make sure to keep your eyes and ears open. Rare bugs can be a little hard to spot, so be sure to check your surroundings constantly. You never know when a villager is hosting a flee, or a wharf roach is resting on a beach rock.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Rare Bugs List

Following is a list of the rare bugs that you will come across in the game:

Tarantula

Tarantulas can run fast and attack the player. So, be careful when you are trying to catch it. Go slowly towards it so that it doesn’t get suspicious. Other than that, the rare bug is found on the ground and sells for a hefty 8000 bells. There is a specific time to see it, i.e. 7 PM to 4 AM in April to November (in the Northern Hemisphere) and May to October (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Scorpion

The scorpion has an ability to knock out the player by bouncing on him so beware of it. It is found on the ground and sells for 8000 bells. You can find it from 7 PM to 4 AM in the months of May to October (in the Northern Hemisphere) or November to April (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing

It is found around flowers and sells for 4000 bells. You can find it from 8 AM to 4 PM in the months of May to September (in the Northern Hemisphere) or November to April (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing

Find this rare bug on an island with lots of flowers. It will sell for 2500 bells. You can find it from 8 AM to 5 PM in the months of December to September (in the Northern Hemisphere) or June to March (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Peacock Butterfly

Travel to areas which are surrounded by flowers to find the Peacock Butterfly which sells for 2500 bells. To catch it, search for it from 4 AM to 7 PM in the months of March to June (in the Northern Hemisphere) or September to December (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Orchid Mantis

This particular bug is only found around white flowers. After catching it, you can sell it for 2400 bells. The bug can be found only at certain times of the day and month. It found from 8 AM to 5 PM during the months May to Nov (in the Northern Hemisphere) or September to May (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Giraffe Stag

Catch this bug from 5 PM to 8 AM during the months of July and Aug (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere). The bug sells for 12000 bells. You can spot Giraffe stag on coconut trees.

Giant Stag

This rare bug is available on trees and you receive 10,000 bells upon selling it. You can search for it from 11 PM to 8 AM during the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere) to catch it.

Golden Stag

Sold at a price of 12000 bells, this rare bug can only be found on or around coconut trees. In addition to this, you have to search for it from 5 PM to 8 AM in the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere) so that you can find it and catch it.

Cyclommatus Stag

Find this bug only around coconut trees in the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere) in between timings 5 PM to 8 AM. Once you have caught it, you can sell it for 8000 bells

Horned Hercules

This is another rare bug that hides itself on coconut trees from 5 PM to 8 AM in the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere). Once you have caught it, you can sell it for 12000 bells.

Cicada Shell

The cicada shell is comparatively easier to find and sells for only ten bells. This bug is present around trees during the entire day in the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Scarab Beetle

Sell this bug for 10000 bells after catching it. It can be found in between the timings 11 PM to 8 AM in the months of July and August (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January and February (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Violin Beetle

You can find violin beetle on trees the entire day in between the months of May to Nov (in the Northern Hemisphere) or March to December (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Walking Stick

The Walking Stick in another rare bug found on trees. You can find it between 4 AM to 8 AM and between 5 PM to 7 PM in the months of July to Nov (in the Northern Hemisphere) or January to May (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Selling Price of Walking Stick

This rare bug sells for 600 bells.

Goliath Beetle

It is found on coconut trees from 5 PM to 8 AM in the months of June to September (in the Northern Hemisphere) or December to April (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Selling Price of Goliath Beetle

This bug has a good hefty selling price of 8,000 bells.

Mole Cricket

Catch this rare bug any time of the day underground with the help of a shovel in the months of November to May (in the Northern Hemisphere) or May to November (in the Southern Hemisphere). To catch it, you will need a shovel for digging. Keep your ears open for this bug since it is underground and cannot be seen. It makes a chirping noise. So whenever you hear that kind of sound, just dig up and if you are lucky enough, the mole cricket might just pop out ready for you to catch it.

Selling Price of Rosalia Batesi Beetle

It will sell for only 500 bells.  

Rosalia Bates Beetle

Although this bug can be found the entire day but it is quite rare. The reason is that, this bug hides itself on tree stumps. To catch this rare bug you need to chop down trees with the help of an axe in the months of May to September (in the Northern Hemisphere) or November to March (in the Southern Hemisphere). Sadly, the chopped tree will not grow back, but the rare Rosalia Batesi Beetle will appear which you can catch.

Selling Price of Rosalia Batesi Beetle

It will sell for 3,000 bells which is a lot of bells for a bug.

Fly

You can find Flies around rotten food and garbage all day long any time of the year.

Selling Price of Flies

This is the cheapest bug as it sells for 60 bells only.

Flea

It is easy to find Flea on none other than the fellow villagers. All you have to do is notice the players around you closely. There is a possibility they might have a tiny black creature jumping around them. The moment you see the flea, take a net and catch it. You can find Fleas in the months of April to November (in the Northern Hemisphere) or October to May (in the Southern Hemisphere).

Selling Price of Flea

In New Horizons, fleas sell for 70 bells.

To Sum Up

Hope you like the list of all the rare bugs and the key features to catch rare bugs.

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