Nintendo put a variety of cool-looking insects into its 3DS smash-hit, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You’ll discover quite a few species wandering through town and Tortimer Island. Thankfully you can catch these bugs with a net, then put them on display at the Museum or sell them at Re-Tail. We already published bug-catching tips in this helpful guide. That said, here’s the full list of insects and the best months of the year to nab them all.
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Common Butterfly- April
Peacock Butterfly- June
Yellow Butterfly- April
Monarch Butterfly- October
Tiger Butterfly- May and June
Emperor Butterfly- July and August
Oak Silk Moth- June through August
Agrias Butterfly- Only a one percent chance throughout the year.
Raja Brooke- July through September
Birdwing- Only .5 percent chance throughout the year.
Long Locust- September and October
Moth- June and August
Migratory Locust- September and October
Rice Grasshopper- October
Giant Cicada- August
Mantis- September through November
Walker Cicada- August
Orchid Mantis- November
Evening Cicada- July
Brown Cicada- July
Cicada Shell- Only a two percent chance throughout the year.
Robust Cicada- July
Lantern Fly- June through August
Red Dragonfly- October
Darner Dragonfly- June
Diving Beetle- June
Banded Dragonfly- August
Stink Bug- Only one percent chance throughout the year.
Petaltail Dragonfly- Only a .5 percent chance throughout the year.
Bell Cricket- September
Ladybug- March and April
Mole Cricket- November through April
Violin Beetle- June, September through October, November
Walking Leaf- July, August through September
Longhorn Beetle- July through August
Walking Stick- September through November
Tiger Beetle- Only a .5 percent chance throughout the year.
Dung Beetle- Two percent chance during December to February.
Scarab Beetle- Two percent chance in all months.
Wharf Roach- June through September
Jewel Beetle- Three percent chance in all months.
Hermit Crab- Three percent chance the next day.
Miyama Stag- August
Firefly- Available throughout the year.
Saw Stag- August
Fruit Beetle- July and August
Giant Stag- Two percent chance next day.
Rainbow Stag- One percent chance next day in August.
Horned Elephant- August
Horned Hercules- Only a .5 percent chance the next day in August.
Golden Stag- Only .5 percent chance the next day in August.
Goliath Beetle- July, August
Horned Dynastid- Seven percent chance the next day throughout the year.
Flea- June through August all day.
Horned Atlas- August
Pill Bug- November through March.
Spider- April through May the next day, September
Tarantula- Only .5 percent chance the next day in August.
House Centipede- September
Scorpion- A .5 percent chance the next day from July to September.
Centipede- January through February.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available for 3DS.
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