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"I caught a pine cricket! How I pine to hear its chirp!" —Animal Crossing
"マツムシだ! チンチロ、チンチロ チンチロリーン! " —Animal Forest e+
"(Translation) It's a pine cricket! Chinchiro, chinchiro chinchiroriin!" —Animal Forest e+
Pine Cricket
Pine Cricket (Animal Crossing)
Scientific name Xenogryllus marmoratus
Family Gryllidae -true crickets
Time of year September to October
Time of day 5pm to 8am
Location Grass
Size 17-30 mm
Catch size Unknown
Rarity Fairly Common (**)
Sale price 100 Bells
Appearances Animal Forest,
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Animal Crossing,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+
Regional names Flag of Japan small (Matsumushi: マツムシ "pine insect")


The Pine Cricket is an bug that only appeared on Animal Forest, Dōbutsu no Mori +, Dōbutsu no Mori e+ and in Animal Crossing. It can be sold for 100 Bells and is found in September and October. Unlike the normal Cricket, it disappears before November arrives.

To hear what it sounds like, click here:

Pine cricket

Donating to the museum

In Animal Crossing

"I actually find their voices quite soothing. On an autumn evening, when their cries fill the air... Delightful! Their appearance however, is not in the least bit engaging, and actually borders on repugnant. As for myself, I find them no better than cockroaches. Blech! Vile. Vile indeed. Truly, dirtily vile, eh wot?"

Encyclopedia Information

Animal Forest

Pine Cricket (Animal Crossing) Pine Cricket (Animal Crossing icon) Pine Cricket


Species #
Animal Forest 15
Animal Crossing 15
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ 19
Animal Crossing: Wild World Not Present
Animal Crossing: City Folk Not Present
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Not Present
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Pine Cricket in Animal Crossing, showing off a green-topped Bug Cage as a reference to its low sell price.

Further Information

Matsumushi (マツムシ, "pine cricket"/"pine insect") is a species of Asian Gryllid cricket. Occasionally it is also called the waiting-insect. In western words, the species X. marmoratus is called the Southern Golden Bell or Pagoda Bell Cricket. Its song is often described as "Chinchiro" or "Chirichiro".

Pine Cricket Real

It was once known in Japanese as the Singing Cricket; a name which now applies to the Bell Cricket. Adults emerge from late August until November. It can be found in southern Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu and they inhabit dry and sunny plains which match their golden yellow coloring.


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