|Animal Forest e+||48|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||56|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||64|
|Animal Crossing (3DS)||72|
Bugs are collectable items in the Animal Crossing series. Players can catch them with a net. They can be donated to the museum, sold to Tom Nook, or placed in the player's home inside a Bug Cage, like a piece of furniture. Most of them are worth a lot less than most fish at Tom Nook's store. A large amount of insects will only emerge during the Summer, a few unique species emerge in Autumn and Spring, and there are almost none during the Winter.
For further information see Bug Catching.
List of Bugs between gamesEdit
Main: Insects (Animal Forest)
In the original N64 Animal Forest there are 32 species to obtain.
In the Japanese Animal Forest + and its English counterpart Animal Crossing there are 40 species to obtain, up by 8. Pill Bug, Mole Cricket, Mosquito, Pondskater, Ant, Bagworm, Spider and Snail are new to the game.
In the japanese-only game Animal Forest e+ an extra 8 species occur, making a total of 48. The new species include the Birdwing, Hercules Beetle, Diving Beetle, Flea, Crab, Hermit Crab, Coconut Crab and Dung Beetle.
Main: Insects (Wild World)
In Animal Crossing: Wild World a total of 56 insects occur, with many added and many dropped. Dropped insects include Flat Stag Beetle, Pine Cricket, Purple Butterfly, Drone Beetle, Mountain Beetle, and Bagworm. New insects include Agrias, Peacock Butterfly, Monarch Butterfly, Emperor Butterfly, Birdwing Butterfly, Moth, Oak Silk Moth, Honeybee, Lanternfly, Walkingstick, Orchid Mantis, Fruit Beetle, Scarab Beetle, Stag Beetle, Rainbow Stag, Goliath Beetle, Atlas Beetle, Elephant Beetle, Hercules Beetle, Fly, Scorpion and Tarantula. Insects dropped from Animal Forest e+ include Crab, Hermit Crab, Coconut Crab.
Main: Insects (City Folk)
In Animal Crossing: City Folk a total of 64 insects occur. Dropped insects include Cockroach, Stag Beetle. New insects include Centipede, Raja Brooke, Giant Petaltail, Walking Leaf, Violin Beetle, Miyama Stag, Golden Stag and Cyclommatus. Returned insects include Diving Beetle and Bagworm.
Main: Insects (3DS)
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf a total of 72 insects occur with 8 new insects. New insects include Bear Cicada, Cicada Larva, House Centipede, Stinkbug, Katydid, Tiger Beetle and Wharf Roach. Returned insects include the Hermit Crab.
When the player catches all the types of bugs, Tortimer will appear outside the player's house the next day and award them with a Golden Net.
In Animal CrossingEdit
I've been a-waiting for you, player. Word is that you've been catching bugs... Those tiny little monsters... You likely had no idea at the time, but when you caught every last kind of insect we know of in these parts... You became the most famous bug-catching-person in the history of <Town>! Hurrah for you, sprout! To commemorate such a wild and woolly occasion, I'd like you to have this fine Golden Net. I suppose now that you're a big, famous bug-catcher you may not need it... ...But this is the kind of net that really makes a difference when you're having trouble catching butterflies. Yepper! Treat 'er with care, sprout! You won't be getting one anywhere else, and there's no replacing it, you know... Yepper, chasing bugs is good, but I'm partial to chasing Zs. Oooh... Looks like a tough crowd out there today...
Here are all of the bugs in the series.
|Name||Price||Location||Time||Months||Peak Times||Peak Months|
|Agrias Butterfly||3,000||Flying (Near Flowers)||8am-5pm||June-Sept|
|Ant||80||On Dropped Candy or Rotten Turnips||All Day||All Year|
|Atlas Beetle||8,000||On Palm Trees||7pm-8am||Jun-Aug|
|Bagworm||300||Hanging from trees||7pm-8am||Oct-Feb|
|Banded Dragonfly||4,500||Flying Anywhere||8am-5pm||Jul-Aug|
|Bee||4,500||In Trees||All Day||All Year|
|Bell Cricket||430||In Grass||5pm-8am||Sep-Oct|
|Birdwing Butterfly||3,000||Flying (Near Flowers)||8am-5pm||Jun-Sept|
|Brown Cicada||200||On Trees||8am-5pm||Jul-Aug|
|Centipede (CF)||300||In Rocks||Night||June-Feb|
|Cockroach (AC&WW)||5||On Trees||All Day||All Year|
|Common Butterfly||90||Flying (Near Flowers)||4am-7pm||Mar-Sept||8am-5pm||Apr-Jun|
|Crab||150||Walking on the beach||All Day||All Year|
|Cyclommatus (CF)||8,000||On Trees||9pm-8am||Jul-Aug|
|Darner Dragonfly||200||Flying Anywhere||8am-5pm||Jun-Aug||9am-4pm||June|
|Diving Beetle (CF)||800||In/On Freshwater||8am-5pm||May-Sept|
|Dung Beetle||800||Rolling Snowballs||5pm-8am||Dec-Feb|
|Dynastid Beetle||1,350||On Trees||5pm-8am||Jul-Aug|
|Elephant Beetle||8,000||On Palm Trees||7pm-8am||Jul-Aug|
|Emperor Butterfly||2,500||Flying (Near Flowers)||8am-5pm (AC&WW) 5pm - 8am (CF)||Jun-Sept|
|Evening Cicada||550||On Trees||4am-8am, 4pm-7pm||July-Aug|
|Firefly||300||Near Fresh Water||7pm-4am||June|
|Flea||70||On Villager||All Day||Mar-Nov|
|Fly||60||Flying near Rafflesia, Rotten Turnips or Garbage||All Day||All Year|
|Fruit Beetle||100||On Trees||All Day||Jul-Sep||7pm-8am||Sept|
|Giant Beetle||10,000||On Trees||1pm-8am||Jul-Aug|
|Giant Petaltail (CF)||8,000||Flying||4pm-7pm||Aug-Oct|
|Golden Stag||12,000||On Trees||11pm-4am||Jul-Aug|
|Goliath beetle||6,000||On Palm Trees||7pm-8am(WW), 5pm-8am(CF)||Jun-Aug||7pm-1am(CF)|
|Hercules Beetle||12,000||On Palm Trees||7pm-4am||Jul-Aug|
|Honeybee||100||Flying near Flowers||8am-5pm||Mar-Aug||9am-4pm||Mar-Jun|
|Jewel Beetle||2,400||On Trees||8am-5pm||Jul-Aug|
|Lantern Fly||1,800||On Trees||4pm-7pm, 11pm-8am||Jun-Sept|
|Long Locust||200||In Grass||8am-7pm||Aug-Nov(WW) May-Nov(CF)||9am-4pm||Mar-Jun|
|Longhorn Beetle||260||On trees (AC&WW) On tree stumps (CF)||8am-5pm||Jun-Aug|
|Mantis||430||On Flowers||8am-5pm||Apr-Nov(CF) Aug-Nov(WW)||9am-4pm||Sep-Nov|
|Migratory Locust||600||In Grass||8am-7pm||Sep-Nov(WW) Aug-Nov(CF)||9am-4pm||Sep-Oct|
|Miyama Stag (CF)||1,000||On Trees||All Day||Jul-Aug|
|Mole Cricket||280||Underground||All Day||Nov-May|
|Monarch Butterfly||90||Flying (Near Flowers)||8am-5pm||Sept-Nov|
|Moth||60||Near Lights (Outside)||7pm-4am||May-Sept||9pm-4am||Jun-Aug|
|Oak Silk Moth||1,200||On Trees||7pm-4am||Jun-Sept|
|Orchid Mantis||2,400||On Flowers||8am-5pm||Aug-Nov(WW) Apr-Nov(CF)||9am-4pm||Sep-Nov|
|Peacock (Butterfly)||220||Flying (Near Blue, Violet & Black Flowers)||8am-5pm||Mar-Sept||8am-4pm||Jul-Sept|
|Pill Bug||250||Under Rocks||All Day||All Year|
|Pine Cricket (AC)||100||In Grass||5pm-8am||Sept-Oct|
|Pondskater||130||Main Pond/Holding Ponds||8am-7pm||Jun-Sep|
|Rainbow Stag||10,000||On Trees||7pm-8am||Jun-Sept|
|Raja Brooke Butterfly (CF)||2,500||Flying (Near Freshwater)||8am-5pm (May/July), 8am-7pm (Jun/Aug-Sept)||May-Sept|
|Red Dragonfly||80||Flying Anywhere||8am-7pm||Sep-Oct|
|Robust Cicada||300||On Trees||8am-5pm||Jul-Aug|
|Saw Stag Beetle||2,000||On Trees||All Day||Jul-Aug||9pm-4am||Jul-Aug|
|Scarab Beetle||6,000||On Trees||11pm-8am||Jul-Aug|
|Snail||250||On Flowers||All Day||Apr-Sep|
|Spider||300||In Trees||All Day||Mar-Nov|
|Stag Beetle||2,000||On Trees||7pm-8am||Jun-Aug||9pm-4am||Jul-Aug|
|Tiger Butterfly||160||Flying Near Red & Pink Flowers||8am-5pm||Mar-Jun||8am-4pm||Mar-Sept|
|Violin Beetle (CF)||250||On Tree Stumps||4am-7pm June, 4am-5pm Sept-Oct, 8am-5pm Nov||Jun, Sept-Nov|
|Walker Cicada||400||On Trees||8am-5pm||Jul-Sept|
|Walking Leaf (CF)||600||On Ground||4am-7pm||Jul-Nov|
|Yellow Butterfly||80||Flying||4am-7pm||Mar-Jun, Sep|
- *Note: (AC) = Animal Crossing, (WW) = Animal Crossing: Wild World, (CF) = Animal Crossing: City Folk.. Insects with any of the above brackets next to their name only appear in those games unless otherwise stated in the articles.