Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Bugs

August is your last chance for the summer insects.

As we covered earlier today, there isn’t a whole lot of aquatic activity happening as we close out the summer in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Only a few new fish are coming, and less are going. But the insect population is a whole different story. Especially if you’re playing a Northern Hemisphere game, a whole bunch of bugs are coming and going for the month of August. Luckily for you, we’ve compacted all the high-level information you need in this handy guide.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Bugs

  • For Northern Hemisphere players, three bugs will be joining the population:
  • Migratory locust – worth 600 Bells, found on the ground, appears from 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Rice grasshopper – worth 160 Bells, found on the ground, appears from 8 AM to 7 PM
  • Walker cicada – worth 400 Bells, found on trees, appears from 8 AM to 5 PM

Related: Animal Crossing: New Horizons New August Fish

The big change happens once August transitions to September. At the end of the month a whopping 21 critters will be dipping out ahead of the cooling weather. That includes the following:

  • Common bluebottle
  • Great purple emperor
  • Brown cicada
  • Robust cicada
  • Giant cicada
  • Evening cicada
  • Cicada shell
  • Jewel beetle
  • Blue weevil beetle
  • Scarab beetle
  • Drone beetle
  • Saw stag
  • Miyama stag
  • Giant stag
  • Cyclommatus stag
  • Golden stag
  • Giraffe stag
  • Horned dynastid
  • Horned atlas
  • Horned elephant
  • Horned hercules

And as July becomes August, the following bug will be taking off, raising a few questions about the island’s ecosystem:

  • Honeybee

As we pivot over to the Southern Hemisphere, we see that one new bug will appear:

  • Tiger beetle – worth 1,500 Bells, found on the ground, appears all day

Also, no bugs from July will leave the pool. 

When September begins, you’ll see the following bugs leave:

  • Rajah Brooke’s birdwing
  • Damselfly
  • Dung beetle

Check out our previous Animal Crossing: New Horizons coverage at the links below:

As you can see, the summer bug population is a lot less stable compared to the aquatic wildlife in the island region of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Are you excited for such a major shakeup in the northern bug populations? Or are you dreading the end of the month, when all the cool beetles and cicadas buzz off for the winter? Look us up on the Prima Games Facebook and Twitter channels and tell us about it!


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