One of the most exciting aspects of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is when a different month arrives, and players can encounter and catch a variety of different bugs and fish in the game's environment. The Diving Beetle is one of the bugs that has made its arrival in the popular game for the month of May. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to catch the Diving Beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons during May. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Diving Beetle

Players will find that the Diving Beetle can be found in bodies of freshwater like rivers and pounds, so individuals interested in catching this critter during May will need to make their way towards these kinds of freshwater bodies to have a chance of getting a Diving Beetle. However, this particular insect only appears during the month of May in the Northern Hemisphere, so, unfortunately, players in the Southern Hemisphere will not have a chance this month to acquire this creature. Those in the South Hemisphere will have to wait until November before they have a chance of being able to encounter and catch this critter on their islands.

The Diving Beetle will spawn on the island between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM. This spawning schedule means players who wish to add this bug to their collection will need to set aside some time between 8 AM and 5 PM dedicated to finding and catching this bug. 

 Animal Crossing New Horizons Diving Beetle

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Now, you will see that this creature can be sold for a total of 800 Bells, which means that players who catch the Diving Beetle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons will be able to improve their financial situation by selling it. This is especially true if they have multiple ones ready to be sold. 

You can check out all of the additional bugs that are coming to the title during the month of May in our comprehensive guide or see which bugs left the game when April ended in our other comprehensive guide

There is no doubt that plenty of players will be working to encounter and catch the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Diving Beetle during May. 

Check out our latest video guide for the game where we help you find Rover in the May Day Maze:

Do you want to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons besides how to catch the Diving Beetle? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile title or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

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