Animal Crossing: New Horizons January Bugs List

January brings new bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but only for some of us.

It's January, and that means new bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons depending on where you live. New Horizons is quiet on the January bug front in the northern hemisphere, with no new arrivals to speak of, yet it's the height of bug catching season in the southern hemisphere. Our New Horizons January bug list has them all, plus some highlights to keep folks in the northern hemisphere busy.

Here are what the locations mean in the tables below so you have some more context:

  • On trees — These insects will be hanging out on tree trunks.
  • On coconut trees — These bugs only appear on coconut trees. If you don't have any on your island, grab a Nook Miles ticket, shake some coconuts off a tree on the island you visit, and plant them on your beaches.
  • On the ground — Likely self-explanatory, but these bugs roam about on the ground.

January Bugs Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)

As mentioned, there's a whole lot of nothing when it comes to new bugs for northern hemisphere players. Staples such as the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing are still around, though, and November saw the return of tarantulas. Those brave enough to risk catching the hairy-legged terrors for cash would do well to check our scorpion guide for tarantula catching tips since the same workarounds apply to the tarantula.

January Bugs Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Southern Hemisphere)

January has no shortage of bugs for the southern hemisphere, introducing more than 20 to your island ecosystem.

Bug Price Location Time
Brown Cicada 250 Bells On trees  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan - Feb
Giant Cicada 500 Bells On trees 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan - Feb
Evening Cicada 550 Bells On trees  4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., Jan - Feb
Robust Cicada 300 Bells On trees 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan - Feb
Cicada Shell 10 Bells On trees All day, Jan - Feb
Scarab Beetle 10,000 Bells On trees 11 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Miyama Stag 1,000 Bells On trees All day., Jan - Feb
Saw Stag 2,000 Bells On trees All day, Jan - Feb
Cyclommatus Stag 8,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Giant Stag 10,000 Bells On trees 11 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle  200 Bells On the ground All day, Jan - Mar
Blue Weevil Beetle 800 Bells On coconut trees All day, Jan - Feb
Grasshopper 160 Bells On the ground 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan - Mar
Walking Stick 600 Bells On trees 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Jan - May
Walking Leaf 600 Bells On ground near trees All day, Jan - Mar
Giraffe Stag 12,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Golden Stag 12,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Horned Atlas 8,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Horned Dynastid 1,350 Bells On trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Horned Hercules 8,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Horned Hercules  12,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb
Horned Elephant 8,000 Bells On coconut trees 5 p.m. - 8 a.m., Jan - Feb

 

That's it for January bugs in AC:NH. Be sure to check out our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides for more tips on living your best island life, including our January fish list.

Contributor

Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jan. 8th 2021

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