Animal Crossing Bugs And Fish

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the 80 fish and 80 bugs to catch and collect in the game cycle in and out. The catchable creatures that make up your Critterpedia migrate based on the real-time seasons tied to your Switch's clock, so unless you're planning to mess with your console's clock and engage in some time-travelling shenanigans, Tuesday 30th June is the last day for some time that you'll be able to catch the fish and bugs listed below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons features seasons based on your choice of Northern or Southern hemisphere at the beginning of the game, so different regions will have different fish and bugs coming and going.

We have listed all the bugs and fish that will be leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both hemispheres below. They are listed in Critterpedia order but click the column headers to reorder them to your liking. We have also listed the fish and bugs returning to each hemisphere this month after a hiatus.

If you're after more information on either bugs or fish, check out our Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish guide and our Animal Crossing: New Horizons bug guide. Each contain information regarding the exact location of all critters on your island along with when they're available. Don't forget to also check out our exhaustive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide while you're at it.

The fish and bugs leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of June

Northern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in July in the Northern hemisphere:

Fish pic Fish name Time of day Location Returns in
27. Cherry Salmon Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Cherry Salmon 4pm - 9am Rivers Sep
28. Char Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Char 4pm - 9am Rivers and ponds Sep

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in July in the Northern hemisphere:

Bug pic Bug name Time of day Location Returns in
1. Common Butterfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Common Butterfly 4am - 7pm Air Sep
2. Yellow Butterfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Yellow Butterfly 4am - 7pm Air Sep
4. Peacock Butterfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Peacock Butterfly 4am - 7pm Air Mar 2021
Missing Bug Info Animal Crossing New Horizons
Firefly 7pm - 4am Air Jun 2021
43. Ladybug Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Ladybug 8am - 5pm Flowers Oct
46. Violin Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Violin Beetle All day and night Tree stumps Sep
76. Pill Bug Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Pill Bug 11pm - 4pm Rocks (hit them) Sep
77. Centipede Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Centipede 4pm - 11pm Rocks (hit them) Sep

These are the fish and bugs returning in June in the Northern hemisphere:

June new fish (Northern Hemisphere)

  • Giant Snakehead (9am - 4pm / Ponds)
  • Tilapia (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Piranha (9am - 4pm, 9pm - 4am / Ponds)
  • Arowana (4pm - 9am / Rivers)
  • Dorado (4am - 9pm / Rivers)
  • Gar (4pm - 9am / Ponds)
  • Arapaima (4pm - 9am / Rivers)
  • Saddled Bichir (9pm - 4am / Rivers)
  • Ribbon Eel (All day and night / Sea)
  • Saw Shark (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Hammerhead Shark (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Great White Shark (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Whale Shark (All day and night / Sea)
  • Suckerfish (All day and night / Sea)

June new bugs (Northern hemisphere)

  • Emperor Butterfly (5pm - 8am / Air)
  • Firefly (7pm - 4am / Air) ONLY AVAILABLE IN JUNE
  • Drone Beetle (All day and night / On trees)
  • Goliath Beetle (5pm - 8am / On palm trees)
  • Rainbow Stag (7pm - 8am / On trees)
  • Mosquito (5pm - 4am / Air)

Southern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in July in the Southern hemisphere:

Fish pic Fish name Time of day Location Returns in
24. Pike Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Pike All day and night Rivers Mar 2021

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in July in the Southern hemisphere:

Bug pic Bug name Time of day Location Returns in
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

These are the fish and bugs returning in June in the Southern hemisphere:

June new fish (Southern Hemisphere)

  • Pond Smelt (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Stringfish (4pm - 9am / Clifftop river)
  • Sea Butterfly (All day and night / Sea)
  • Squid (All day and night / Sea)
  • Oarfish (All day and night / Sea)

June new bugs (Southern Hemisphere)

  • Emperor Butterfly (5pm - 8am / Air)
  • Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (8am - 5pm / Air)
  • Dung Beetle (All day and night / Ground - rolling snowballs)

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