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"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!"

Encyclopedia information

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


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
Flag of Japan Japanese イナゴ Inago
Flag of France small French Criquet
Flag of Spain Spanish Langosta
Flag of Germany small German Heuschrecke
Flag of Italy small Italian Locusta
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Rijstsprinkhaan
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 稻蝗 Dàohuáng
Flag of South Korea Korean 메뚜기 Mettugi

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