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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Walkthrough and Guide by Paul (vhayste)
3DS
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Bug List

 
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All 72 bugs in the game will be listed in this section.

Agrias Butterfly


Selling Price: 3000
Rarity: Rare
Location: Flying near flower beds
Months: June - September
Time: 8AM-5PM

Ant


Selling Price: 80
Rarity: Common
Location: Candy, spoiled turnips
Months: All year
Time: All day

Bagworm


Selling Price: 300
Rarity: Rare
Location: In trees
Months: October – February
Time: All day
To catch this bug, you have to shake the tree to let it dangle. You’ll only have a few seconds before it hides again. You can shake the tree containing this bug over and over again until you get to capture it using the net.

Banded Dragonfly


Selling Price: 4500
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Field, flying
Months: July-August
Time: 8AM-5PM

Bee


Selling Price: 2500
Rarity: Limited per day
Location: In trees
Months: All year
Time: All Day
You have to shake non-fruit trees until a beehive is dropped. A swarm of bees will emerge from the beehive and chase you down. You can capture them using your net while they’re heading towards you.



Bell Cricket


Selling Price: 430
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Grass
Months: September - October
Time: 5pm-8AM

Birdwing Butterfly


Selling Price: 4000
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Flying near flowerbeds
Months: June - September
Time: 8AM-5PM

Giant Cicada


Selling Price: 500
Rarity: Rare
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: 8AM-5PM

Brown Cicada


Selling Price: 200
Rarity: Common
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: 8AM-5PM
These are docile when raining, making them easier to catch.

Centipede


Selling Price: 300
Rarity: Rare
Location: Under rocks
Months: June-February
Time: 4PM-11PM
They appear randomly when players strike rocks using a shovel or axe.

Cicada Shell


Selling Price: 100
Rarity: Common
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: All day
These are old shells of Cicadas. These won’t run away when you get near them but they can be lost if you shake the tree they’re on.



Common Butterfly


Selling Price: 90
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying, field
Months: March-June
Time: 4AM-7PM

Cricket


Selling Price: 130
Rarity: Common
Location: Grass, Ground
Months: September - November
Time: 5PM-8AM

Cyclommatus Stag


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On coconut/ palm trees
Months: July-August
Time: 5PM-8AM

Darner Dragonfly


Selling Price: 200
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying, Field
Months: June-August
Time: 8AM-5PM

Diving / Water Beetle


Selling Price: 800
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: River, pond
Months: May-September
Time: 8AM-5PM
This insect will alternately dive (hence the name) and resurface. Your only chance is to catch it when it surfaces.

Emperor Butterfly


Selling Price: 2500
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Near flowers
Months: June-September
Time: 7PM-8AM



Evening Cicada


Selling Price: 550
Rarity: Common
Location: On tree
Months: July-August
Time: 4AM-8AM, 4PM-7PM

Firefly


Selling Price: 300
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying near the river
Months: June
Time: 7PM-4AM

Flea


Selling Price: 70
Rarity: Rare
Location: On villagers
Months: March-November
Time: All Day
You’ll find fleas on villagers. You’ll know if a villager has a flea on him/her when you see them itching or telling you outright that they’re itching. You’ll also notice a black dot jumping over their heads. Simply take your net out and hit the infected villager to capture the critter.

Fly


Selling Price: 80
Rarity: Common
Location: Rafflesia, Trash and spoiled turnips
Months: All Year
Time: All day

Fruit Beetle


Selling Price: 100
Rarity: Common
Location: On trees
Months: July-September
Time: All day

Giant Stag Beetle


Selling Price: 10000
Rarity: Rare
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: 11PM-8AM



Giant Petaltail


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Rare
Location: Field, flying
Months: August - October
Time: 4AM-7AM, 4PM-7PM

Golden Stag


Selling Price: 12000
Rarity: Very rare
Location: On palm or coconut trees
Months: June- August
Time: 5PM-8AM

Goliath Beetle


Selling Price: 6000
Rarity: Rare
Location: On palm and coconut trees
Months: June-September
Time: 5PM-8AM

Grasshopper


Selling Price: 400
Rarity: Common
Location: On the ground
Months: June-September
Time: 8AM-5PM

Hermit Crab


Selling Price: 1000
Rarity: Rare
Location: Beach, Tropical Island
Months: All Year
Time: 7PM-8AM
These are disguised as ordinary seashells until you get near them.

Honeybee


Selling Price: 100
Rarity: Common
Location: Near flowers
Months: March-June
Time: 8AM-5PM
These are the harmless type of bees and will not sting the player. However, they shouldn’t be confused to the tree-dwelling bees that come out of honeycombs.



Horned Atlas


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Rare
Location: Palm, Coconut trees
Months: June-August
Time: 5PM-8AM

Horned Dynastid


Selling Price: 1350
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: 5PM-8AM

Horned Elephant


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Rare
Location: On palm/ coconut trees
Months: June-August
Time: 5PM-8AM


Horned Hercules


Selling Price: 12000
Rarity: Very Rare
Location: On palm or coconut trees
Months: July-August
Time: 7PM-8AM
Since this is one of the rarest and highest priced insects in the game, the Horned Hercules is very sensitive and skittish. Even if you sneak behind it, there’s still a high chance of scaring it away. The recommended method is to walk as slowly as possible when approaching it.

House Centipede


Selling Price: 250
Rarity: Rare
Location: Rocks
Months: August-October
Time: 7PM-8AM

Jewel Beetle


Selling Price: 2400
Rarity: Rare
Location: Trees
Months: July-August, All year (Tropical Island)
Time: 8AM-5PM



Lantern Fly


Selling Price: 2000
Rarity: Rare
Location: On Trees
Months: June-September
Time: 4PM-7AM, 11PM-8AM

Long Locust


Selling Price: 200
Rarity: Common
Location: Grass, ground
Months: May-November
Time: 8AM-7PM
It can be annoying to catch since they’re camouflaged in nearby grass. They’ll flee once startled though you can still grab it with your net if they’re within range.

Longhorn Beetle


Selling Price: 260
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On tree stumps
Months: June-August
Time: 11PM-7PM

Mantis


Selling Price: 430
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On flowers
Months: April-November
Time: 8AM-4PM
These blend well with flowers and you’ll probably run into one without you noticing it immediately.

Migratory Locust


Selling Price: 600
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On grass, ground
Months: All year
Time: 8AM-7PM
You’ll find these easily in Tropical Island. They’re fairly easy to catch, especially if you don’t startle them.



Miyama Stag


Selling Price: 1000
Rarity: Common
Location: On trees
Months: July-August
Time: All Day

Mole Cricket


Selling Price: 280
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Underground
Months: November-May
Time: All day
You have to listen to the noise it produces and dig on the ground where the sound is loudest.

Monarch Butterfly


Selling Price: 140
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying, field
Months: September-November
Time: 8AM-5PM

Mosquito


Selling Price: 130
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying, field
Months: June-September
Time: 5PM-4AM
These are really small and hard to spot. Sometimes, you’ll have to rely on the sound they make to know that there’s one nearby.


Moth


Selling Price: 60
Rarity: Common
Location: Near external lights
Months: May-September
Time: 7PM-4AM

Oak Silk Moth


Selling Price: 1200
Rarity: Rare
Location: On trees
Months: June-September
Time: 7PM-4AM



Orchid Mantis


Selling Price: 2400
Rarity: Rare
Location: on white flowers, dandelions
Months: April-November
Time: 8AM-5PM
This is really hard to spot and you’ll most likely startle them when you’re approaching groups of flowers. The only way to find it is to stay still for a few seconds and observe the nearby flowers for any movements.

Peacock Butterfly


Selling Price: 220
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Near purple, black or blue flowers
Months: March-September
Time: 4AM-7PM (March-June), 4AM-5PM (July-August), 8AM-4PM (Sep)

Pillbug


Selling Price: 250
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Beneath rocks
Months: All Year
Time: All Day
They appear randomly when players strike rocks using a shovel or axe.

Pondskater


Selling Price: 130
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: Ponds, lakes, rivers
Months: May-September
Time: 8AM-7PM
You’ll find them sliding over the water. Just nab them when they’re within range.

Rainbow Stag


Selling Price: 10000
Rarity: Rare
Location: on trees
Months: June-September
Time: 7PM-8AM



Raja Brooke Butterfly


Selling Price: 2500
Rarity: Rare
Location: near rivers, ponds
Months: May-August
Time: 8AM-5PM (May and July), 8AM-7PM (June)

Red Dragonfly


Selling Price: 80
Rarity: Common
Location: Flying, field
Months: September-November
Time: 8AM-7PM

Rice Grasshopper


Selling Price: 160
Rarity: Uncommon
Location: On ground
Months: July-September
Time: 8AM-5PM

Robust Cicada


Selling Price: 300
Rarity: Common
Location:Trees
Months: July-August
Time: 8AM-5PM

Saw Stag


Selling Price: 2000
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Trees
Months: July-August
Time: All day
They seem to appear easily during evening.

Scarab Beetle


Selling Price: 6000
Rarity: Rare
Location:Trees
Months: June-August
Time: 11PM-8AM
These look identical to the Fruit Beetle in size and shape. Only the color distinguishes them from each other.



Scorpion


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Rare
Location:Ground
Months: July-September
Time: 7PM-4AM
This is one of the harmful bugs in the game that can actually hurt your character. If you happen to find one, carefully approach it without agitating it then swing your net to grab it.

Snail


Selling Price: 250
Rarity: Rare
Location:hibiscus bushes (when raining)
Months: April-September
Time: All Day
You have to buy the Hibiscus bush from the Tropical Island (5 medals) and plant it. Snails should appear on it, especially when raining.

Spider


Selling Price: 300
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Trees
Months: March - October
Time: All Day
This is one of the insects you’ll only find by shaking trees. It will dangle for a few seconds and if not caught, will retreat back to the tree. Fortunately, you can shake the tree as many times as you need until you successfully capture it.


Stinkbug


Selling Price: 120
Rarity: Rare
Location: On trees
Months: April-October
Time: All Day

Tarantula


Selling Price: 8000
Rarity: Rare
Location:Ground
Months: June-August
Time: 7PM-4AM
This is one of the harmful and aggressive bugs in the game. When provoked, the Tarantula will jump and charge towards you. You can use this to capture it with timing.



Tiger Beetle


Selling Price: 1500
Rarity: Rare
Location: Ground
Months: March-October
Time: 8AM-7PM

Tiger Butterfly


Selling Price: 160
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Near red or pink flowers
Months: March-September
Time: 4AM-7PM (March-June), 8AM-5PM (July-Aug), 8AM-4PM (Sep)

Violin Beetle


Selling Price: 260
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Tree stumps (regular and cedar trees)
Months: June, September-November
Time: 4AM-7PM (Jun), 4AM-5PM (Sep-Oct), 8AM-5PM (Nov)

Walker Cicada


Selling Price: 400
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Trees
Months: July-September
Time: 8AM-5PM

Walking Leaf


Selling Price: 600
Rarity: Rare
Location: From trees to ground
Months: July-September
Time: 8AM-5PM
If you shake down trees, a furniture leave may drop. If you approach to retrieve it, it will suddenly move. Capture it using your net to get this bug.

Walking Stick


Selling Price: 600
Rarity: Uncommon
Location:Trees
Months: July-November
Time: 4AM-7PM



Wharf Roach


Selling Price: 200
Rarity: Common
Location: Tropical Island, Beach
Months: All year
Time: All day

Yellow Butterfly


Selling Price: 90
Rarity: Common
Location:Flying, field
Months: March-June
Time: 4AM-7PM

Credits to ACNL Wikia for the complete list.
 
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Aug 14th 2013 willohwhisper
there are only 70 listed here, Dung Beetle and Ladybug are missing
ID #304868
 
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