Trying to make sure that you've got the best deserted island museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that ever was? We get that. It does mean that you're going to have to donate one of every single type of bug, fish, or fossil that you dig up on the island, but we think it's worth it. Of course, to do that, you're going to need to know where to find the Giant Water Bug in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Giant Water Bug Animal Crossing New Horizons

So, you fancy yourself a bit of a bug aficionado and you're wanting to make sure that you get every single little creepy crawly over to Blathers for inspection. Well, you're either very enthusiastic about collecting insects or you're just being incredibly sadistic whether that particular owl is concerned. Regardless of your motives, we won't judge you. To complete your collection, however, you're going to need to pick up something called the Giant Water Bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Yes, it is, as the name suggests, pretty big and likely to hang out around water but we've got some specifics here for you to help you narrow down your search. 

  • If you're in the Northern hemisphere, you'll be able to find it between April and September
  • If you're in the Southern hemisphere, you'll be able to find it between January and March, then October and December
  • We would consider the Giant Water Bug fairly nocturnal
  • The hours of activity for the Giant Water Bug are from 7 PM to 8 AM
  • The Giant Water Bug hangs out on the surface of water, as per the name, so you want to keep an eye out there while you're trying to vault over the various lakes and rivers on your deserted island

Once you've managed to find one of these giant water bugs, then your job is going to be to either flog it off for some money, or bring it over to Blathers for a donation. Honestly, we always recommend the latter if you're not sure about what to do with your bugs, but once Blathers has seen one then he's really seen them all and the poor thing is terrified of insects so try not to torment him too much. 

Now that you have our guide on how to get the Giant Water Bug in Animal Crossing New Horizons, or at least the conditions necessary for you to have one appear on your deserted island, it should be that much easier to hand one over to Blathers to torment him, uh, we mean to flesh out your museum collection of creepy crawlies. Need a hand with netting anything else that could be considered natural flora and fauna when you're kicking about your deserted island? Maybe you're going to find our guide on how to catch a Coelacanth in Animal Crossing New Horizons helpful. 

If you're looking for other things to do with your deserted island, we think that breeding flowers to decorate it are a pretty good alternative. If you need a bit of help with that, you can always check out our guide on flower breeding right here and we've also got a very helpful visual aid in the form of a video if you learn better that way. Check it out below. 

Not yet someone who's somehow inherited an entire island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Pick it up here using this Amazon link and you'll be able to support Prima Games at the same time. If you need help with anything else about being an Island Representative, then come and check out our dedicated guides hub for the game: