- "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.
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
"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.
- "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
| "They mark the start of summer."|
Further InformationTanna 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.