Every Bug Leaving or Joining Animal Crossing: New Horizons In May

It’s the last week of April y’all, and despite everything, humanity continues to soldier on towards an uncertain future. Thankfully, Animal Crossing: New Horizon is still here to provide a much better world for us all to inhabit, though the unyielding march of time spares not even our precious islands. As such, it is once again time to celebrate the changing of the buggy guard that watches over Blathers and the rest of our furry/feathered friends.

As is always the case, a slew of creepy crawlies will leave for greener pastures as soon as the calendar on your island flips over to Friday, May 1, with a new exo-squad moving in to take their place. The changes you can expect to see depend entirely on whether your island is in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, and for us in the North, it’s time to say goodbye to our friendly neighborhood spider-man, the tarantula. In his place, a demonstrably worse creature, the scorpion, arrives to provide the same basic services for the next few months. Tarantulas and scorpions are found in the same places, during the same time of day, and are worth the same amount of bells, so the only real difference is that tarantulas are fuzzy and cute, whereas scorpions are minions of Satan, who is the Devil.

Meanwhile, our friends down south can soon look forward to the constant, maddening drone of the mole cricket! If you’re wondering how to find it, use the madness in your head as a sort of radar — the more insane you become, the closer you are to digging up a mole cricket. April is also your last chance for a while to give Blathers the gift of a ladybug, so be sure and drop one off before Thursday becomes Friday. And remember, bugs change over when the clock does, not during the daily reset that happens later in the morning. Read on to find out which big bad beetle borgs you need to capture and donate before the end of the week, and what you’ve got to look forward to in May.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Leaving May 1 (Northern Hemisphere)

Bug Bell Value Location Availability
Tarantula 8,000 Ground 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Arriving May 1 (Northern Hemisphere)

Bug Bell Value Location Availability
Great Purple Emperor Butterfly 3,000 Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing 4,000 Flying 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Banded Dragonfly 230 Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pondskater 130 On ponds and rivers 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Diving Beetle 800 On ponds and rivers 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Violin Beetle 450 On stumps Anytime
Rosalia Batesi Beetle 3,000 On stumps Anytime
Scorpion 8,000 Ground 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Leaving May 1 (Southern Hemisphere)

Bug Bell Value Location Availability
Yellow Butterfly 160 Flying 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bell Cricket 430 Ground 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Red Dragonfly 180 Flying 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Darner Dragonfly 230 Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Banded Dragonfly 4,500 Flying 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stinkbug 120 Flowers Anytime
Man-faced Stinkbug 1,000 Flowers 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Ladybug 200 Flowers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tiger Beetle 1,500 Ground Anytime
Scorpion 8,000 Ground 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs Arriving May 1 (Southern Hemisphere)

Bug Bell Value Location Availability
Damselfly 500 Flying Anytime
Mole Cricket 500 Underground Anytime
Tarantula 8,000 Ground 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

 

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