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"I caught an evening cicada! It makes such a sad sound..." —Animal Crossing
"I caught an evening cicada! I can't stand the chirping!" —Wild World
"I caught an evening cicada! It likes the nightlife!" —City Folk
"I caught an evening cicada. It just wasn't its night!" —New Leaf
"I caught an evening cicada! More like a RAINY-evening cicada!" —New Leaf
Evening Cicada
Scientific name Tanna japonensis
Family Cicadidae - Cicadas
Time of year July to August
Time of day 4am to 8am, 4pm to 7pm
Location On trees
Size 45 mm
Catch size Unknown
Rarity Uncommon (**) (GCN games)
, Fairly Common (Wild World, City Folk)
Sale price 2,500 Bells(GCN games),
650 Bells(Wild World, City Folk)
Appearances Animal Forest,
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Animal Crossing,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Regional names Flag of Japan small (Higurashi ヒグラシ, Kanakana カナカナ)
Flag of Germany small Abendzikade
Flag of Italy small Cicala notturna

Species #
Animal Forest Bug #08
Animal Crossing Bug #08
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Bug #16
Animal Crossing: Wild World Bug #20
Animal Crossing: City Folk Bug #21
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Not Present

The Evening Cicada is a bug that can be caught in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is the only cicada to be found in the evening and afternoon. In Animal Crossing it can be found outside of its normal time during rain.

It is part of the Cicada Family which contains six members, the others being the Lanternfly, Giant, Brown, Robust and Walker Cicada.

To hear its call, listen below:

Tanna japonensis v01 evening cicada

Donating to the Museum

In Animal Crossing

In Wild World

"The evening cicada's cry can be heard in the morning and at night, typically. Strangely enough, if the weather is poor, they cry during the day, as well! I suppose they only remain active in cool weather, wot? Fickle little beasts. Perhaps they could do us all a favor and move to some frozen land, hoo!"

In City Folk

Blathers will unwillingly accept the evening cicada for the bug display in the Museum, giving a short speech before taking it;

"Evening cicadas got their name from their tendency to start crying once it starts getting dark out. Interestingly enough, these creatures apparently will also cry on an overcast day if it gets dark enough. Don't be fooled by their lovely voices, however. They are quite disgusting to gaze upon..."

It can be found in the middle terrace on the tree opposite the ramp that connects to the lowest terrace, sharing the tree with the Walker Cicada.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf and information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.

"Evening cicadas cry when it's dark out, regardless of what time of day it actually is. People tend to think it's the end of summer when they hear the cry of evening cicadas. However, this species of cicada starts crying at the end of the rainy season, which generally falls in July."

After donating, the evening cicada can be found in the upper left room in the bug exhibit, on the tree with the cicada shell.

Encyclopedia Information

When the player has caught the evening cicada, they can find information about the bug in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the evening cicada:

Animal Forest

Evening Cicada (Animal Crossing) Evening Cicada (Animal Crossing icon) evening cicada

Wild World

Evening Cicada (Wild World) Evening Cicada (Wild World icon) "They mark the start of summer."
  • Size: 45 mm
  • Season: Summer
  • Time: Cool days

City Folk

125px Evening Cicada (City Folk) ''The chirping of this insect marks the beginning of summer."

Icon calendar Season: Summer
Icon clock Time: Dusk
Icon butterfly Size: About 45 mm

New Leaf

Evening Cicada New Leaf


Further Information

442px-Higurashi evening cicada
Tanna japonensis (also known as Evening Cicada) is a common insect found in Japan. Its chirping can be heard more often in the morning and evening. The sound it makes is enjoyed by the Japanese, which they describe as kanakana (カナカナ), and in some regions the cicada itself is known as this. The peak of their calls is from September until Mid-October.

In Japan it occurs from the temperate regions of Hokkaido to the subtropical Amami Ōshima, and inhabit cypress, cedar and hardwood forests though local populations such as T. j. ishigakiana vary widely. It also occurs in China.

The parasitic moth Epipomoponia nawai uses the Evening Cicada as a host.

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