Animal Crossing New Horizons April Insect Guide

A list of every bug available in April in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as well as their price and how to catch them.

Much like you see in real life, insects are a seasonal, or even monthly, thing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Most insects are only available at certain times of the year, and at certain times.

It's April, so here we're going to focus on the insects that can be caught in both the northern and southern hemispheres this month to give to Blathers or sell.

Bugs are a little trickier than fish in that they can be found all over the island in various ways. Here are what the locations mean in the tables below so you have some more context:

  • Flying — These insects will be flying freely about the island.
  • On trees — These insects will be hanging out on tree trunks.
  • In trees — These insects must be shaken down from trees to be caught.
  • Under rocks — These insects will pop out of rocks when you hit them.
  • Tree stumps — These insects will be found sitting atop tree stumps.
  • Flowers — These insects will be found hanging out on flowers.
  • Underground — These insects must be heard and then dug up, without a crack in the ground.
  • Near lights — These insects flutter around the lights on buildings.
  • Rocks at beach — These insects are found on the rock formations on your island's beaches.

And finally: Bugs that will not be available next month are marked with an asterisk (*) by their name!

Northern Hemisphere April Insects

Insect Price Location Time
 Agrias Butterfly 3,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Atlas Moth  3,000 Bells On Trees 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Citrus Long-horned Beetle 350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Bluebottle 300 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Giant Water Bug 2,000 Bells On Freshwater 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Jewel Beetle 2,400 Bells On Trees All hours
Ladybug 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Madagascan Sunset Moth 2,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis 430 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mole Cricket 500 Bells Underground All hours
Moth 130 Bells Near Lights  7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Peacock Butterfly 2,500 Bells Windflowers(!) 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing  2,500 Bells Flying  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Snail  250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees  7 p.m. to 8 a.m. 
Stinkbug  120 Bells On Trees  All hours
Tarantula* 8,000 Bells Ground(!!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Bells Ground  All hours
Tiger Butterfly 240 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees(!!!) All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

  • (!) Peacock Butterflies are found specifically on blue, purple, or black windflowers.
  • (!!) Tarantulas are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

Southern Hemisphere April Insects

Fish Price Location Time
Bagworm 600 Bells In Trees All hours
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bell Cricket* 430 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Centipede 430 Bells Under Rocks 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Citrus Long-horned Beetle  350 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Common Butterfly 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cricket 130 Bells Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Darner Dragonfly  230 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Flea 70 Bells On Villagers All hours
Hermit Crab 1,000 Bells Beach 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Honeybee 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ladybug* 200 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Long Locust 200 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Man-faced Stink Bug* 1,000 Bells Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Mantis* 430 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Migratory Locust 600 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Monarch Butterfly  140 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Moth 130 Bells Flying 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
 Orchid Mantis 2,400 Bells Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Paper Kite Butterfly 1,000 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Pill Bug 250 Bells Under Rocks 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Red Dragonfly* 180 Bells Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Rice Grasshopper 160 Bells Ground 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Scorpion* 8,000 Bells Ground(!) 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Snail 250 Bells On Rocks (Rain) All hours
Spider 480 Bells In Trees 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Stinkbug* 120 Bells On Trees All hours
Violin Beetle* 450 Bells Tree Stumps All hours
Wasp 2,500 Bells In Trees All hours
Wharf Roach 200 Bells Rocks at Beach All hours
Yellow Butterfly* 160 Bells Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

  • (!) Scorpions are aggressive and will attack you, so creep up on them for your best shot at safety and a catch.
  • (!!) Wasps drop with their nests and will sting you immediately once they fall unless you run into a building or catch them with your net.

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Be sure to check out our list guide of April's fish as well! And of course, take a look at some of our other Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides here at GameSkinny:

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Published Apr. 6th 2020

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