New Horizons has a total bug count of 80. In the northern hemisphere, 43 can be caught in May, of which 8 are new in May, and 1 will leave after May. In the southern hemisphere, 27 can be caught in May, of which 3 are new in May, and 10 will leave after May.


New Horizons critter lists
Fish
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Bugs
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Deep-sea creatures
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Northern hemisphere

Available in May

Name Image Price Location Time
Common butterfly NH-Icon-commonbutterfly.png 160 Flying 4am - 7pm
Yellow butterfly NH-Icon-yellowbutterfly.png 160 Flying 4am - 7pm
Tiger butterfly NH-Icon-tigerbutterfly.png 240 Flying 4am - 7pm
Peacock butterfly NH-Icon-peacockbutterfly.png 2,500 Flying by hybrid flowers 4am - 7pm
Common bluebottle NH-Icon-commonbluebottle.png 300 Flying 4am - 7pm
Paper kite butterfly NH-Icon-paperkitebutterfly.png 1,000 Flying 8am - 7pm
Great purple emperor NH-Icon-greatpurpleemperor.png 3,000 Flying 4am - 7pm
Agrias butterfly NH-Icon-agriasbutterfly.png 3,000 Flying 8am - 5pm
Rajah Brooke's birdwing NH-Icon-rajahbrookesbirdwing.png 2,500 Flying 8am - 5pm
Queen Alexandra's birdwing NH-Icon-queenalexandrasbirdwing.png 4,000 Flying 8am - 4pm
Moth NH-Icon-moth.png 130 Flying near light sources 7pm - 4am
Atlas moth NH-Icon-atlasmoth.png 3,000 On trees 7pm - 4am
Madagascan sunset moth NH-Icon-madagascansunsetmoth.png 2,500 Flying 8am - 4pm
Long locust NH-Icon-longlocust.png 200 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Mantis NH-Icon-mantis.png 430 On flowers 8am - 5pm
Orchid mantis NH-Icon-orchidmantis.png 2,400 On white flowers 8am - 5pm
Honeybee NH-Icon-honeybee.png 200 Flying 8am - 5pm
Wasp NH-Icon-wasp.png 2,500 Shaking trees All day
Darner dragonfly NH-Icon-darnerdragonfly.png 230 Flying 8am - 5pm
Banded dragonfly NH-Icon-bandeddragonfly.png 4,500 Flying 8am - 5pm
Mole cricket NH-Icon-molecricket.png 500 Underground All day
Pondskater NH-Icon-pondskater.png 130 On fresh water 8am - 7pm
Diving beetle NH-Icon-divingbeetle.png 800 On fresh water 8am - 7pm
Giant water bug NH-Icon-giantwaterbug.png 2,000 On fresh water 7pm - 8am
Stinkbug NH-Icon-stinkbug.png 120 On flowers All day
Man-faced stink bug NH-Icon-manfacedstinkbug.png 1,000 On flowers 7pm - 8am
Ladybug NH-Icon-ladybug.png 200 On flowers 8am - 5pm
Tiger beetle NH-Icon-tigerbeetle.png 1,500 On the ground All day
Jewel beetle NH-Icon-jewelbeetle.png 2,400 On tree stumps All day
Violin beetle NH-Icon-violinbeetle.png 450 On tree stumps All day
Citrus long-horned beetle NH-Icon-citruslonghornedbeetle.png 350 On tree stumps All day
Rosalia batesi beetle NH-Icon-rosaliabatesibeetle.png 3,000 On tree stumps All day
Bagworm NH-Icon-bagworm.png 600 Shaking trees All day
Ant NH-Icon-ant.png 80 On rotten food All day
Hermit crab NH-Icon-hermitcrab.png 1,000 Disguised as shells 7pm - 8am
Wharf roach NH-Icon-wharfroach.png 200 On rocks at the beach All day
Fly NH-Icon-fly.png 60 On trash All day
Flea NH-Icon-flea.png 70 On villagers All day
Snail NH-Icon-snail.png 250 On rocks and bushes during rain All day
Pill bug NH-Icon-pillbug.png 250 Hitting rocks 11pm - 4pm
Centipede NH-Icon-centipede.png 300 Hitting rocks 4pm - 11pm
Spider NH-Icon-spider.png 480 Shaking trees 7pm - 8am
Scorpion NH-Icon-scorpion.png 8,000 On the ground 7pm - 4am

New in May

Name Image Price Location Time
Great purple emperor NH-Icon-greatpurpleemperor.png 3,000 Flying 4am - 7pm
Queen Alexandra's birdwing NH-Icon-queenalexandrasbirdwing.png 4,000 Flying 8am - 4pm
Banded dragonfly NH-Icon-bandeddragonfly.png 4,500 Flying 8am - 5pm
Pondskater NH-Icon-pondskater.png 130 On fresh water 8am - 7pm
Diving beetle NH-Icon-divingbeetle.png 800 On fresh water 8am - 7pm
Violin beetle NH-Icon-violinbeetle.png 450 On tree stumps All day
Rosalia batesi beetle NH-Icon-rosaliabatesibeetle.png 3,000 On tree stumps All day
Scorpion NH-Icon-scorpion.png 8,000 On the ground 7pm - 4am

Leaving after May

Name Image Price Location Time
Mole cricket NH-Icon-molecricket.png 500 Underground All day

Southern hemisphere

Available in May

Name Image Price Location Time
Common butterfly NH-Icon-commonbutterfly.png 160 Flying 4am - 7pm
Paper kite butterfly NH-Icon-paperkitebutterfly.png 1,000 Flying 8am - 7pm
Monarch butterfly NH-Icon-monarchbutterfly.png 140 Flying 4am - 5pm
Moth NH-Icon-moth.png 130 Flying near light sources 7pm - 4am
Long locust NH-Icon-longlocust.png 200 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Migratory locust NH-Icon-migratorylocust.png 600 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Rice grasshopper NH-Icon-ricegrasshopper.png 160 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Cricket NH-Icon-cricket.png 130 On the ground 5pm - 8am
Mantis NH-Icon-mantis.png 430 On flowers 8am - 5pm
Orchid mantis NH-Icon-orchidmantis.png 2,400 On white flowers 8am - 5pm
Wasp NH-Icon-wasp.png 2,500 Shaking trees All day
Damselfly NH-Icon-damselfly.png 500 Flying All day
Mole cricket NH-Icon-molecricket.png 500 Underground All day
Violin beetle NH-Icon-violinbeetle.png 450 On tree stumps All day
Citrus long-horned beetle NH-Icon-citruslonghornedbeetle.png 350 On tree stumps All day
Walking stick NH-Icon-walkingstick.png 600 On trees 4am - 8am & 5pm - 7pm
Bagworm NH-Icon-bagworm.png 600 Shaking trees All day
Ant NH-Icon-ant.png 80 On rotten food All day
Hermit crab NH-Icon-hermitcrab.png 1,000 Disguised as shells 7pm - 8am
Wharf roach NH-Icon-wharfroach.png 200 On rocks at the beach All day
Fly NH-Icon-fly.png 60 On trash All day
Flea NH-Icon-flea.png 70 On villagers All day
Snail NH-Icon-snail.png 250 On rocks and bushes during rain All day
Pill bug NH-Icon-pillbug.png 250 Hitting rocks 11pm - 4pm
Centipede NH-Icon-centipede.png 300 Hitting rocks 4pm - 11pm
Spider NH-Icon-spider.png 480 Shaking trees 7pm - 8am
Tarantula NH-Icon-tarantula.png 8,000 On the ground 7pm - 4am

New in May

Name Image Price Location Time
Damselfly NH-Icon-damselfly.png 500 Flying All day
Mole cricket NH-Icon-molecricket.png 500 Underground All day
Tarantula NH-Icon-tarantula.png 8,000 On the ground 7pm - 4am

Leaving after May

Name Image Price Location Time
Monarch butterfly NH-Icon-monarchbutterfly.png 140 Flying 4am - 5pm
Long locust NH-Icon-longlocust.png 200 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Migratory locust NH-Icon-migratorylocust.png 600 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Rice grasshopper NH-Icon-ricegrasshopper.png 160 On the ground 8am - 7pm
Cricket NH-Icon-cricket.png 130 On the ground 5pm - 8am
Mantis NH-Icon-mantis.png 430 On flowers 8am - 5pm
Orchid mantis NH-Icon-orchidmantis.png 2,400 On white flowers 8am - 5pm
Violin beetle NH-Icon-violinbeetle.png 450 On tree stumps All day
Walking stick NH-Icon-walkingstick.png 600 On trees 4am - 8am & 5pm - 7pm
Flea NH-Icon-flea.png 70 On villagers All day
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