|On the ground||400 Bells|
|Size||Available in rain|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|August to September||8am-7pm|
|Scientific name||Oxya japonica|
|Regional names|| Criquet |
- "I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy sauce mantis!" —New Leaf
The rice grasshopper (イナゴ, Inago?) is a bug that appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Alike many locusts and the grasshopper, the rice grasshopper has the tendency to jump into water to escape from the player.
Donating to the museum
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Upon donation to the Museum, the information board in the bug exhibit says:
"Rice grasshoppers are typically known as pests that eat farmers' crop, making them undesirable. But they're also edible, and boiling them in soy sauce is a typical way to prepare them in certain regions. While they are generally green, their shells will turn a darker color when heavily crowded in groups."
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Oxya japonica (known as the hanenaga inago in Japan) can be found in Japan, Southeast Asia, China, and as far west as India and Sri Lanka. It can sometimes be found in Australia. It causes extensive crop damage in Southeast Asia.