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Golden Bug Guide

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Walkthrough and Guide

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Golden Bug Guide - Zelda: Twilight Princess

Golden Bug

Getting Started/Hints and Tips

Catching bugs is simple. Walk up to them and press A when prompted. Easy.

Bugs glow a bright gold. This makes them very easy to spot at night, so it would be wise to catch the critters while you are hunting for Poes.

You will also hear a tingling sound when near a bug, so stay sharp and turn your speakers up.

The Gale Boomerang can grab a bug and bring it right to you. You wont catch it immediately, but it can be easier then hiking across a field and chasing it around for a while.

There are 24 bugs total. One of which you cant get to until extremely late in the game. So there really isn't a reason to go looking for these bugs until the time comes that you can catch the final bug... unless you need money for something.

Some bugs require certain items to reach/capture them. These items will be listed in the section below.

Bugs can move around. They don't stay in one place like most everything else. As such, I can only list a general area as to where they are. Search the area thoroughly to find your prize.

The Male and Female are normally within the same map as each other. There is only one exception: the Dragonfly.

Secret: some of the bugs have the tri-force mark on them, leading some to think they are the “Goddess bugs”... No idea, but they may facture into the story line of the next Zelda game... or it could just be a neat little easter egg the developers put in (the later seems much more likely).

Golden Bug Locations

1: Male Beetle: Hyrule Field (Faron)

Items required: none.
The Male Beetle is on a tree just south of the small eastern lake and in-between the two hills.

2: Female Beetle: Hyrule Field (Faron)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
Just north of the western lake is a ridge. Follow the ridge of trees to the northern side. Turn and look up to see the Female Beetle on a tree. Use the Gale Boomerang to bring her down.

3: Female Pill bug: Kakariko Gorge

Items required: none.
North of the bridge, in the southwest corner of the field. She is by a tree surrounded by grass.

4: Male Pill bug: Kakariko Gorge

Items required: none.
He is just south of the Kakariko Gorge Bridge. He is much easier to find at night.

5: Male Grasshopper: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: none.
From Kakariko Village, take the north exit to Hyrule Field. Follow the winding path until you reach the open field. Right in front of you should be the Male Grasshopper on a dirt patch.

6: Female Grasshopper: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: none.
From Kakariko Village, take the north exit to Hyrule Field. Follow the winding path until you reach the open field. Travel to the northeast section of the field. She is much easier to find at night.

7: Male Phasmid: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the south end of the Eldin Bridge. He can normally be found inside the archway.

8: Female Phasmid: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the north end of the Eldin Bridge. She is normally way up high on the cliff wall to the west.

9: Male Mantis: Lake Hylia

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
This bug is at the north end of the great bridge. It is often on the inside of the archway. Use the Gale Boomerang to drag him down.

10:  Female Mantis: Lake Hylia

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the south end of the great bridge is a tall tree. The roots come down and shade the area. Search high on the east side of the dirt wall near the roots.

11: Male Butterfly: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
Warp to the east entrance of Castle Town, then travel south. You should see a large group of flowers. The Male Butterfly likes to float around here.

12: Female Butterfly: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: Clawshot.
Warp to the east entrance of Castle Town, then travel north. You should see an ivy covered ledge. Clawshot to it and climb up. She is near a patch of flowers.

13: Male Dragonfly: Zora's Domain

Items required: none.
Warp Zora's domain and ride the waterfall down. Swim to the west side and walk up the ramp. He likes to hover over the grass there.

14: Female Dragonfly: Zora's River

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
Warp to Zora's River. In front of the house there is a bridge. Look just above the water on the side of the bridge. She should be there. She flies around a lot and can be hard to get without the Gale Boomerang.

15: Female Ladybug: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
From Castle Town, take the south exit. She is on the eastern path that leads to the field near some trees.

16: Male Ladybug: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
From Castle Town, take the south exit. He is on the western side of the field on a rock formation near some flowers.

17: Male Stag Beetle: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
Due east of the bridge in northern Lanayru you'll find a tree. He is under that tree.

18: Female Stag Beetle: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
In the rocky section of northern Lanayru. Above a bombable west-facing cave entrance.

19: Female Ant: Kakariko Village

Items required: none.
On the west side of the village is a row of three houses. The Female Ant is in the northern most house. Just walk through the door and look around.

20: Male Ant: Kakariko Graveyard

Items required: none.
Near the back of the graveyard on a tree.

21: Female Dayfly: Gerudo Desert

Items required: none.
West of the warp point, this bug is in one of those trenches. Good luck.

23: Male Snail: Sacred Grove

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the southern end of the Sacred Grove (opposite where you found the master sword). Enter the alcove of wreckage from the southwest. Turn and look up over the entrance. Use the Gale Boomerang to get him down.

24: Female Snail: Temple of Time

Items required: Gale Boomerang
After entering the Temple of Time, head down the stairs and to the rooms southwest corner. She is on the wall next to the stairs.


Agitha's Castle


Agitha. The reason you run around Hyrule with bugs in your pocket.

Agitha's house is located in the southeast section of Castle Town. Enter Castle Town from the east and take the path down (south). Follow it until it turns west. Agitha's house is the first door on the left (north).

Agitha will give you 50 rupees for each bug you give her. If you complete a pair (you have given here the Male version, and are now giving here the Female, or vise-versa) you will receive 100 rupees for that bug. This make a total of 1800 rupees.

But wait, there's more. For the first bug you give her, she will give you the Big Wallet (which holds up to 600 rupees). If you complete her collection with all 24 bugs, she will give you the Giants Wallet (which holds up to 1000 rupees).

You have to give here the bugs one at a time... which is slow and annoying. But it lets you pick and choose how much money you receive at any one time.

Why does she want all these bugs? For a tea party of course. *cough*Aliceinwonderland*cough* She claims to be royalty... that seems unlikely though. In any case, she gives us money for catching bugs, who are we to argue? All hail the bug queen (at least until she goes broke)!


Comments for Golden Bug Guide

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Jun 23rd 2015 Guest AvatarGuest
So, I've found all of the bugs and given them all to Agitha. I just gave her the two snails from the Sacred Grove, but she still says she has one left before she has them all..? Am I missing something, is my game messed up?
ID #574429
Sep 27th 2014 Guest AvatarGuest
This is a little off topic but does anyone know if there is a way to get the magic armor to stop taking my money away
ID #452301
Jul 14th 2016 Guest AvatarGuest
No there is not
ID #666842
May 10th 2013 Jsampson Avatar Jsampson
OK so I have found the male day fly. The male day fly is exactly the one that shows the female picture above but the female day fly is in the 2nd trench near the owl statue and near that area.
ID #281681
May 10th 2013 Jsampson Avatar Jsampson
Males day fly is a pain lol
ID #281678
May 9th 2013 Guest AvatarGuest
thanks I need to know where all the bugs because i want the wallet that holds 1000 rupees (forgot name) so i can use the magic armor longer
ID #281413
Jan 13th 2013 Guest AvatarGuest
the first i found were the two beetles

Then why is the writer calling agitha mean names agitha is little girl and is so cute
ID #242293
Oct 1st 2012 toppyontario Avatar toppyontario
I have all but the female dayfly. I have tried looking for her at night and during the day. I am in the middle of the desert, after the gate that separates the desert. I have traveled the wall from one end of the hideout all the way around to the other side of the hideout. The dirt wall that is. Is there any rocks or anything near her?
ID #190642
Aug 13th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
if u need tips
ID #175509
Jul 23rd 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
21 is actually the location for the male day fly. I still can't find the female
ID #167785
Jun 13th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
I wonder where is the female or male dayfly grr I wonder where it is hmm help me
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Apr 6th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
ID #130252
Mar 12th 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
look at the map at the botem left corner that helps alot :-)
ID #122499
Feb 23rd 2012 Guest AvatarGuest
Where is the male dayfly
ID #117578
Dec 1st 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Thank you very much for this guide. I really want to get the Giants Wallet! XD
ID #91896
Dec 1st 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
cool ill probably use this wen i go broke. the 1000 rupe walit sounds cool allthough -hard to get, also how u now this!?
ID #91834
Oct 11th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
Thanks, I couldn't find the dayflies.
ID #79656
Oct 9th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
thank you i found all the bugs in the game and i just needed the 2 butterflies
ID #79266
Sep 27th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
omg, thnx so much! i couldnt find the female butterfly for so long! this helped so much!
ID #76918
Sep 20th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
thanks a lot i needed about 13 more and this helped a i completed the game 100%!! Yay!
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Aug 17th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
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Aug 2nd 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
ID #63442
Jul 27th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
male dayfly:
This guy's tough to find since he's not near any landmarks. Head to the exact center of the southern area and look for a glowing up north of the wooden barricades. We suggest looking for him at night, since his glow him easier to find. IGN guides
ID #61704
Jul 24th 2011 mommyofkid Avatar mommyofkid
how do i get the boomerang if I didn't get the baboon the first time? My husband missed it and now the bridge is broken. How do I get back there to defeat the baboon?
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Jul 24th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
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Jul 2nd 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
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Jun 19th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
In the southeast area of the desert, you will find a
chest atop a pillar, as well as a statue. To the north of
that are trenches in the sand. In the second trench to
the north of this chest, you will find this insect.
ID #50288
Mar 9th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
lol. maybe its just me but i can not find the female stag beetle. even with the guide. its not showing up. neither is the ringing sound when i walk around the area that is on the guide.
ID #32016
Mar 6th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
thanks for the guide u know how many damn times i must of passed by the damn female mantis without realising it? to many to count lolz
ID #31641
Feb 25th 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
the male dayfly seems to be the pain in this whole process. great walkthru by the way
ID #30414
Feb 22nd 2011 Guest AvatarGuest
ya know, it was realy helpful dood, thanks a lot man.
ID #30046
Feb 9th 2011 sakurablossum93 Avatar sakurablossum93
this was really helpful but you skipped number 22 the female dayfly
its in one of the two trenches by the owl statue in the desert
ID #28575
Jan 27th 2011 Tknryth Avatar Tknryth
when you enter the desrt go straight in the direction you are facing and you will find the male dayfly by the wall or in that area
ID #27009
Jan 27th 2011 Tknryth Avatar Tknryth
lol mad people lookin for the dayfly, i found it by chance[strike][strike][color=red][size=12][/size] [/color]
ID #27005
Dec 3rd 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
you should make separtate videos showing how to find each one cept this was very helpful *cough* not *cough* jk *sneeze* ;)
ID #20037
Sep 14th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
great help thaks
ID #12548
Aug 3rd 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
Oh my god! I couldn't find that female stag beetle for the life of me! this helped so much, thank you!
ID #7326
Jul 29th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
The male dayfly is in the southern part of the desert, in the middle
ID #6528
Jul 29th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
Where's the male dayfly? It's like my last one.... Plz help Smile
ID #6460
Jul 19th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
were is the male dayfly its my last one
ID #5098
Jul 14th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
Thanks a bundle! I had only found 2 pairs and this helped find all the others really fast
ID #4417
Jul 8th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
Where's is the male dayfly? (:
ID #3644
Jun 28th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
it was a great help because i couldnt find the female stag beetle
ID #2275
Jun 20th 2010 Guest AvatarGuest
Helpful guide... but the female equivalent for 'him' is spelled 'her', not 'here'.
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