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"I caught an evening cicada! More like a RAINY-evening cicada!" —New Leaf

The evening cicada (ヒグラシ, Higurashi?) is a bug available in every Animal Crossing series game. It is the only cicada to be found in the evening and afternoon. In Animal Crossing it can be found outside of its normal time during rain.

It is part of the cicada family which contains six members, the others being the Lanternfly, Giant, Brown, Robust and Walker Cicada.

Donation to the museum

In Animal Crossing

"Evening Cicada, commonly known as the higurashi cicada, is one insect that I may be able to abide. Its song is so mournful, so filled with sad longing...It's really quite beautiful. Even so, I have no desire to touch one! Mercy, no! How repulsive! I shudder at the very thought of it!"

In Wild World

"The evening cicada's cry can be heard in the morning and at night, typically. Strangely enough, if the weather is poor, they cry during the day, as well! I suppose they only remain active in cool weather, wot? Fickle little beasts. Perhaps they could do us all a favor and move to some frozen land, hoo!"

In City Folk

Blathers will unwillingly accept the evening cicada for the bug display in the Museum, giving a short speech before taking it;

"Evening cicadas got their name from their tendency to start crying once it starts getting dark out. Interestingly enough, these creatures apparently will also cry on an overcast day if it gets dark enough. Don't be fooled by their lovely voices, however. They are quite disgusting to gaze upon..."

It can be found in the middle terrace on the tree opposite the ramp that connects to the lowest terrace, sharing the tree with the Walker Cicada.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf and information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.

"Evening cicadas cry when it's dark out, regardless of what time of day it actually is. People tend to think it's the end of summer when they hear the cry of evening cicadas. However, this species of cicada starts crying at the end of the rainy season, which generally falls in July."

After donating, the evening cicada can be found in the upper left room in the bug exhibit, on the tree with the cicada shell.

In New Horizons

In New Horizons, upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"The evening cicada certainly knows how to ruin a quiet moment. As the sun sets, it strikes up a sad song so sonorous, one can't hear one's own thoughts! I'd feel sorry for its melancholy moods if it weren't so very vocal about how it feels. Ugh, please pipe down..."

Capture quotes

"I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught an evening cicada! I can't stand the chirping!" —Wild World
"I caught an evening cicada! It likes the nightlife!" —City Folk
"I caught an evening cicada. It just wasn't its night!" —New Leaf
"I caught an evening cicada! Better than an odding cicada..." —New Horizons
"I caught an evening cicada! This time it's WETTER than an odding cicada." —New Horizons (Raining)

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Evening cicada (Wild World) "They mark the start of summer."
Size 45 mm
Time Cool days
Season Summer
Icon Evening cicada (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Evening Cicada (City Folk)
"The chirping of this insect marks the beginning of summer."
Size About 45 mm
Time Dusk
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Evening cicada encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught an evening cicada! More like RAINY-evening cicada!"
Size About 35 mm
Time Evening
Season Summer

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
Current Active Hours 4am to 8am, 4pm to 7pm
Months active (north) July to August
Months active (south) January to February


Further Information

442px-Higurashi evening cicada
Tanna japonensis is a common insect found in Japan and more infrequently China. Its chirping can be heard more often in the morning and evening. The sound it makes is enjoyed by the Japanese, which they describe as kanakana (カナカナ), and in some regions the cicada itself is known as this. The peak of their calls is from September until Mid-October.

In other languages

Evening cicada
Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese ヒグラシ Higurashi
Flag of France small French Cigale higurashi
Flag of Spain Spanish Cigarrilla
Flag of Germany small German Abendzikade
Flag of Italy small Italian Cicala notturna
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Avondcicade
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 暮蝉 Mùchán
Flag of South Korea Korean 쓰르라미 Sseureurami

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