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Bugs Coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in May

by Nicholas Barth

One of the most entertaining aspects of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ability for players to encounter and catch a variety of different bugs that live in the various areas on your island. However, not all of the bugs in the game are not available for players to find and catch at the same time. Different groups of bugs will arrive and leave the game every single month with May being the next month of change when it comes to which of these critters will be spawning. Fortunately, we have all of the new bugs that will be arriving in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the month of May covered for you.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Bugs

Now, players in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres will see differing amounts and types of bugs coming to the game in May, which means players will have different experiences when it comes to their bug catching adventures for the fifth month of 2020. The Northern Hemisphere will see eight bugs arrive in May with the Southern Hemisphere having an arrival of three insects making their debut after not being available in April. 

You can find all of the ones that will be arriving in the game during the month of May in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres below:

Northern Hemisphere

Bug Name


Great Purple Emperor


Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing


Banded Dragonfly



Fresh Water

Diving Beetle 

Fresh Water

Violin Beetle

Tree Stumps

Rosalia Batesi Beetle

Tree Stumps


The Ground

Southern Hemisphere

Bug Name




Mole Cricket



The Ground

Ones like the Scorpion, Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, and Tarantula that spawn in May are worth several thousands of dollars. Players who are looking to fatten their wallets with some Bells in May will be wise to try and catch these bugs and sell them to help improve their financial situation where they probably owe plenty of Bells to the infamous Tom Nook. However, individuals who are trying to encounter and catch some of the bugs arriving in May that they have not been able to before for their lists will be happy to see several ones are spawning beginning in May. This spawn rate change will allow them to make some substantial progress on their cataloging of the creepy crawlers found in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons during May.

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 Do you want to learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons besides the bugs that will be arriving in the game during the month of May? If so, be sure to check out our dedicated hub for the high-profile game or three of our most recent pieces of coverage below:

Which of the bugs coming to the game in May are you the most excited to see? Let us know over on Twitter and Facebook! You can grab a copy of the latest entry in the iconic Nintendo franchise and support Prima Games at the same time by purchasing Animal Crossing: New Horizons through this link


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