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How to Catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons

How to Catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Cicada Shell is a bug in the Animal Crossing New Horizons game for Nintendo Switch. This is a fairly rare bug that does not sell for many bells, but you still might be wondering where to catch one. In this guide, we’ll explain how to catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

How to Catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Despite its low selling price of only 10 Bells, the Cicada Shell can be a tough bug to catch. For that reason, we recommend trying to find this one during the month of July from 5 pm – 7 pm if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, try the same time during January instead. You will have the lowest amount of competition between other bugs around this time.

  • Bug: Cicada Shell
  • Location: Trees
  • Time of Day: All Day
  • Seasonality:
    • July – August (Northern Hemisphere)
    • January – February (Southern Hemisphere)
  • Price: 10 Bells

You will probably find dozens of beetles before you get a Cicada Shell to show up on your island. All you can do is make sure you’re patient and looking for it at the right time of day during the proper months. Eventually, you will find one of these Cicada Shells around your trees.

How to Catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons

There are no other tips and tricks we can recommend for catching this one. I hope this guide helped you learn how to catch a Cicada Shell in Animal Crossing New Horizons. For other specific bug tutorials, read our guide on how to catch a Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing.

We also have a guide containing a list of all the new bugs and fish for the month of May. You can check that out here if you don’t Time Travel. Specific bugs and fish are only available during certain months, so you need to pay attention if you want to complete your Critterpedia.

Cicada Shells FAQ

Where do you find cicada shells in Animal Crossing?

Cicada shells, the outer shell of adult cicadas, are found on the sides of trees, similar to other beetles, cicadas, and stags.

What months are cicada shells available in New Horizons?

Cicada shells can be found during July through August for the Northern Hemisphere, and January through February for the Southern Hemisphere.

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