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Robust cicada
ミンミンゼミ Minmin-zemi
Robust cicada encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
On trees 200 Bells(AF),
300 Bells
Size Available in rain
60 mm Yes
Time of year Time of day
July to August 8am to 4pm (Animal Forest),
8am to 5pm (Wild World, City Folk)
Scientific name Oncotympana maculaticollis,
Synonym: Hyalessa maculaticollis
Family Cicadidae - Cicadas
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL
Rarity Fairly Common (★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Cigale hyalessa
Flag of Germany small Mannazikade
Flag of Italy small Cicala robusta
Flag of Spain Cigarra oriental
"I caught a robust cicada! It seems pretty lively to me!" —New Leaf

The robust cicada (ミンミンゼミ, Minmin-zemi?) is a bug found in Animal Forest, Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf. It makes a unique grinding-like sound which is different to other cicadas. It looks rather small, and its wings are quite longer than its body. It is worth 200 Bells in Animal Forest, but this was increased to 300 Bells in later titles. Robust cicadas are fairly common, but are slightly less so than the Brown Cicada.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf it has two different puns on capture, with one appearing during rain only.

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Donating to the museum

Like all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the robust cicada can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give some information about it.

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"Cicadas. What can one say about these odd insects? They are certainly...noisy! Noisy enough, I should say! Their horrid caterwauling is awfully irritating, you know. About as musical as a train wreck, eh wot? I'm sure that the cicadas have quite valid reasons for such boisterous behavior, but I dare say there are limits. And they have those membranes on their abdomens, which vibrate to create those disturbing tones...Odius."

In Wild World

"When a female robust cicada approaches, the male will change its call, eh wot? To think that they're mere bugs and they play these mind games... Disgusting!"

In City Folk

"Fittingly enough, the robust cicada can issue a robust, loud chirp...and it does so quite often. I've heard this beastie's impertinent cry so often that I've grown rather good at imitating it. Listen! Chiiirp! CHIIIRP! CHIIir..."

It can be found in the middle terrace, on the front-most tree of the middle island, sharing it with the Brown Cicada.

In "New Leaf"

In New Leaf an information board in the big exhibit will give information about this bug.

"Robust cicadas are distinguished by the shortness of their bodies in relation to their wing size. They used to share territories with brown cicadas, but robust cicadas tend to prefer dry locales. As you'd expect, they make a rather robust call, though males actually change their sound around females."

After donating, the robust cicada can be found in the upper right room in the bug exhibit, on the tree between the Walker cicada and the Cyclommatus stag.

Capture quotes

"I caught a robust cicada! What a robust specimen!" —Animal Crossing
"ミンミンゼミを つかまえた! ミン・ミン・ミ―ン!げんきがあって よろしい!" —Animal Forest
"I caught a robust cicada! You're a hearty little guy!" —Wild World
"I caught a robust cicada! Give me a hearty YAAY!" —City Folk
"I caught a robust cicada! They're pretty docile on rainy days." —New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Robust cicada (Wild World) "They have green and black bodies and clear wings."
Size 60 mm
Time Midday
Season Summer
Icon Robust cicada (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Robust Cicada (City Folk)
"These have black and green bodies and transparent wings."
Size About 60 mm
Time Morning-Dusk
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Robust cicada encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a robust cicada! It seems pretty lively to me!"
Size 60 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Summer


In Dōbutsu no Mori

In one of the scenes where Hopper is fishing, a Robust Cicada can be heard in the background.

Further Information

Robust cicada re
Hyalessa maculaticollis
(AKA the Robust Cicada) is a native to Korea, where it is sometimes considered the typical Korean cicada. It is also a native to Japan (where it is called Minmin-zemi ミンミンゼミ as a reference to the sound it makes; "Mean Minmin Minmin me ..." is the commonest depiction) and much of Asia, where they are equally as commonly found. It is often variable in color with individuals appearing from green to black and anywhere inbetween. The color of the cicada relates to its habitat; in high temperatures it is entirely black, but in low temperatures it is greener.

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