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Rice grasshopper Gallery

"I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy sauce mantis!" —New Leaf

The rice grasshopper (イナゴ, Inago?) is a bug that appears in New Leaf. Like many locusts and the grasshopper, the rice grasshopper has the tendency to jump into water to escape from the player.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

Upon donation to the Museum, the information board in the bug exhibit says:

"Rice grasshoppers are typically known as pests that eat farmers' crop, making them undesirable. But they're also edible, and boiling them in soy sauce is a typical way to prepare them in certain regions. While they are generally green, their shells will turn a darker color when heavily crowded in groups."

In New Horizons

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

"In point of fact, rice grasshoppers are an awful pest! They devour rice plants and wipe out the crucial crop. But revenge is sweet! These bugs are edible, you see, and so some folks eat them as way to get rid of them. When boiled in soy sauce, rice grasshoppers are quite tasty, it's said. Though why anyone would put an insect in their mouth is beyond me. The mere thought gives me the gags!"

Capture quotes

"I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy sauce mantis!" —New Leaf
"I caught a rice grasshopper! I've been looking for a gluten-free alternative..." —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Rice grasshopper.png
"I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy sauce mantis!"
Size 25mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Fall

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a rice grasshopper! I've been looking for a gluten-free alternative..."
Current Active Hours 8am-7pm
Months active (north) August to November
Months active (south) February to May

Further information

Main article: Oxya on Wikipedia

Oxya japonica (known as the hanenaga inago in Japan) can be found in Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and as far west as India and Sri Lanka. It can sometimes be found in Australia. It causes extensive crop damage in Southeast Asia.

In other languages

Rice grasshopper
Language Name
Japan Japanese イナゴ Inago
France French Criquet
Spain Spanish Langosta
Germany German Heuschrecke
Italy Italian Locusta
The Netherlands Dutch Rijstsprinkhaan
China Chinese 稻蝗 Dàohuáng
South Korea Korean 메뚜기 Mettugi

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