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Animal Crossing: New Horizons New Bugs in May

Animal Crossing New Horizons May Bugs

May is nearly here, which means the May Day event is right around the corner. It also means a brand new month for catching fish and bugs. There are some brand new bugs available during the month of May for New Horizons players to get their hands on. In this guide, we’ll take a look at all of the Animal Crossing New Horizons May bugs you can look for to complete that Critterpedia.

Animal Crossing New Horizons May Bugs

Below you can find a list of all the bugs available in the month of May in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Some new bugs this month include Great Purple Emperor, Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, Banded Dragonfly, Ponskater, Diving Beetle, Rosalia Batesi Beetle, Violin Beetle, and Tarantulas.

Northern Hemisphere

BugPriceAreaTimeSeason
Common Butterfly160Flowers4 AM – 7 PMSep – June
Yellow Butterfly160Flying4 AM – 7 PMMarch – June, Sep – Oct
Tiger Butterfly240Flying4 AM – 7 PMMarch – Sept
Peacock Butterfly2,500Purple, Black, Blue Flowers4 AM – 7 PMMarch – June
Common Bluebottle300Flying4 AM – 7 PMApril – Aug
Paper Kite Butterfly1,000Flying8 AM – 7 PMAll Year
Great Purple Emperor3,000Flying4 AM – 7amMay – Aug
Agrias Butterfly3,000Flying8 AM – 5 PMApril – Sept
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing2,500Purple, Black, Blue Flowers8 AM – 5 PMDec – Feb, April – Sept
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing4,000Flying8 AM – 4 PMMay – Sept
Moth130By Lights7 PM – 4 AMAll Year
Atlas Moth3,000Trees7 PM – 4 AMApril – Sept
Madagascan Sunset Moth2,500Flying8 AM – 4 PMApril – Sept
Long Locust200In Grass8 AM – 7 PMApril – Nov
Rice Grasshopper160In Grass8 AM – 7 PMAug – Nov
Mantis430Flowers8 AM – 5 PMMarch – Nov
Orchid Mantis2,400Flowers8 AM – 5 PMMarch – Nov
Honeybee200Above Flowers8 AM – 5 PMMarch – July
Wasp2,500Shaking TreesAll DayAll Year
Darner Dragonfly230Flying8 AM – 5 PMApril – Oct
Banded Dragonfly4,500Flying8 AM – 5 PMMay – Oct
Mole Cricket500UndergroundAll DayNov – May
Pondskater130In Rivers8 AM – 7 PMMay – Sept
Diving Beetle800In Rivers8 AM – 7 PMMay – Sept
Giant Water Beetle2,000Ponds and Rivers7 PM – 8 AMApril – Sept
Stinkbug120TreesAll DayMarch – Oct
Man-faced Stinkbug1,000Flowers7 PM – 8 AMMarch – Oct
Ladybug200Flowers8 AM – 5 PMMarch – June, Oct
Tiger Beetle1,500FlyingAll DayFeb – Oct
Jewel Beetle2,400TreesAll DayApril – Aug
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350Tree StumpsAll DayAll Year
Rosalia Batesi Beetle3,000Tree StumpsAll DayMay – Sept
Violin Beetle450TreesAll DayMay – Nov
Bagworm600TreesAll DayAll Year
Ant80Rotten TurnipsAll DayAll Year
Hermit Crab1,000Beach7 PM – 8 AMAll Year
Wharf Roach200Beach (Rocks)All DayAll Year
Fly60Rotten Turnips and TrashAll DayAll Year
Flea70Infested VillagersAll DayApril – Nov
Snail250Under RocksAll DayAll Year
Pill Bug250Under Rocks11pm – 4 PMSep – Jun
Centipede300Under Rocks5 PM – 11pmSep – Jun
Spider480Shaking Trees7 PM – 8 AMAll Year
Scorpion8,000Ground7 PM – 4 AMMay – Oct

Southern Hemisphere

BugPriceLocationTimeSeason
Common Butterfly160Above Flowers4am – 7pmMarch – Dec
Paper Kite Butterfly1,000Flying8am – 7pmAll Year
Monarch Butterfly140Flying4am – 5pmMarch – May
Moth130Around Light7pm – 4amAll Year
Long Locust200In Grass8am – 7pmOct – May
Migratory Locust600In Grass8am – 7pmFeb – May
Rice Grasshopper160In Grass8am – 7pmFeb – May
Cricket130In Grass5pm – 8amMarch – May
Orchid Mantis2,400Flowers8am – 5pmSept – May
Wasp2,500Shaking TreesAll DayAll Year
Damselfly500FlyingAll DayMay – Aug
Mole Cricket500UndergroundAll DayMay – Nov
Citrus Long-horned Beetle350Tree StumpsAll DayAll Year
Violin Beetle450 TreesAll DayMarch – Dec
Walking Stick600Trees4am – 8am, 5pm – 7pmJan – May
Bagworm600TreesAll DayAll Year
Ant80Rotten TurnipsAll DayAll Year
Hermit Crab1,000Beach7pm – 8amAll Year
Wharf Roach200Beach (Rocks)All DayAll Year
Fly60Rotten Turnips/GarbageAll DayAll Year
Flea70Infested VillagersAll DayOct – May
Snail250Under RocksAll DayAll Year
Pill Bug250Under Rocks11pm – 4pmMarch – Dec
Centipede300Under Rocks5pm – 11pmMarch – Dec
Spider480Shaking Trees7pm – 8amAll Year
Tarantula8,000Ground7pm – 4amMay – Oct

If you’re interested in seeing the complete list of bugs, check out our Bug Prices and Locations guide.

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