Animal Crossing New Horizons April Bugs Guide

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Just like you see in real life, bugs are a seasonal, if not monthly, thing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Most insects are only available at certain times of the year and at certain times.

It's April, so here we'll focus on bugs that can be caught in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres this month to give to Blathers or sell.


Bugs are a little trickier than fish in that they can be found all over the island in different ways. Here's what the locations mean in the tables below so you have a bit more context:


  • Flight – These bugs will fly freely around the island.
  • On Trees – These bugs will hang on tree trunks.
  • In the trees – These insects must be shaken from the trees to be caught.
  • Under Rocks – These bugs will come out of rocks when you hit them.
  • Tree Stumps - These insects will be found sitting on tree stumps.
  • Flowers – These insects are found on flowers.
  • Underground - These insects must be heard and then dug up, without cracks in the ground.
  • Near Lights – These bugs hover around building lights.
  • Rocks on the Beach – These bugs can be found on the rock formations on the beaches of your island.

And finally: bugs that won't be available next month are marked with an asterisk (*) by name!

April Northern Hemisphere Insects

Insect Price Location Time
Agrias Butterfly 3000 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Atlas Moth 3000 bells on the trees 19 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Worm to Bag 600 bells In the trees Every hour
Centipede 430 bells Under Rocks 16 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Citrus longhorn beetle 350 bells tree stumps Every hour
common bluebottle 300 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
common butterfly 160 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Chip 70 bells On the villagers Every hour
giant water bug 2000 bells On fresh water 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
hermit crab 1000 bells Beach 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bee 200 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Jewel Beetle 2400 bells on the trees Every hour
Coccinelle 200 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
long locust 200 bells Salt 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Malagasy moth 2500 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 16 p.m.
Thumbtack with human face 1000 bells Flowers 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Blanket 430 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Mole Cricket 500 bells Basement Every hour
Night butterfly 130 bells near the lights 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
orchid mantis 2400 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Paper kite butterfly 1000 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
peacock butterfly 2500 bells Sunflowers (!) 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. at 16 o'clock
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing 2500 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Escargot 250 bells On the rocks (rain) Every hour
Araignée 480 bells In the trees 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thumbtack 120 bells on the trees Every hour
Tarentule * 8 bells Ground(!!) 19 p.m. to 4 a.m.
tiger beetle 1500 bells Salt Every hour
tiger butterfly 240 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wasp 2500 bells In the trees(!!!) Every hour
Wharf Roach 200 bells rocks at the beach Every hour
Yellow butterfly 160 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
  • (!) Peacock butterflies are found specifically on blue, purple or black sunflowers.
  • (!!) Tarantulas are aggressive and will attack you, so crawl on them for your best shot to safety and a hold.
  • (!!!) Wasps fall with their nests and will immediately sting you once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

April Southern Hemisphere Bugs

Fish Price Location Time
Worm to Bag 600 bells In the trees Every hour
banded dragonfly 4500 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Bell Cricket * 430 bells Salt 17 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Centipede 430 bells Under Rocks 16 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Citrus longhorn beetle 350 bells tree stumps Every hour
common butterfly 160 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Cricket 130 bells Salt 17 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Chip 70 bells On the villagers Every hour
hermit crab 1000 bells Beach 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bee 200 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Ladybug* 200 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
long locust 200 bells Salt 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Bug with human face * 1000 bells Flowers 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mante* 430 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Migratory locust 600 bells Salt 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
monarch butterfly 140 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Night butterfly 130 bells Flying 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
orchid mantis 2400 bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 17 p.m.
Paper kite butterfly 1000 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. at 16 o'clock
Red Dragonfly* 180 bells Flying 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
rice grasshopper 160 bells Salt 8 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Scorpio* 8 bells Ground(!) 19 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Escargot 250 bells On the rocks (rain) Every hour
Araignée 480 bells In the trees 19 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Bug* 120 bells on the trees Every hour
Violin Beetle* 450 bells tree stumps Every hour
Wasp 2500 bells In the trees Every hour
Wharf Roach 200 bells rocks at the beach Every hour
Yellow butterfly * 160 bells Flying 4 a.m. to 19 p.m.
  • (!) Scorpions are aggressive and will attack you, so crawl on them for your best shot to safety and a hold.
  • (!!) Wasps fall with their nests and will immediately sting you once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

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Don't forget to also check our April Fool's Guide! And of course, take a look at some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here on GameSkinny:

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