Animal Crossing New Horizons July Leaving Fish and Bugs Blue Weevil Beetle

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and 40 sea creatures cycle in or out. The catchable creatures that make up your Critterpedia migrate based on the real-time seasons tied to your Switch's internal clock, so unless you mess with your console's clock and engage in some time-travelling shenanigans, Monday 31st August is the last day for some time that you'll be able to catch the fish and bugs listed below.

The seasons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are based on your choice of Northern or Southern hemisphere at the beginning of the game. Different fish and bugs coming and going every month, but wherever you are in the world you'll have the opportunity to catch everything at some point during a calendar year.

We have listed all the bugs, fish and sea creatures 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.

In addition to the outgoing critters, we have also listed the incoming fish, bugs and sea creatures returning after a hiatus to each hemisphere this month.

If you're after more information on bugs, fish or sea creatures, check out our complete New Horizons fish guide, bug guide and sea creature guide. Each contains 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 hub while you're at it.

The fish, bugs and sea creatures leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of August

Northern Hemisphere

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

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

10. Killifish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Killifish

All day and night

Ponds

Apr 2021

15. Frog Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Frog

All day and night

Ponds

May 2021

19. Giant Snakehead Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Giant Snakehead

9am - 4pm

Ponds

Jun 2021

52. Napoleonfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Napoleonfish

4am - 9pm

Sea

Jul 2021

63. Squid Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Squid

All day and night

Sea

Dec

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

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

5. Common Bluebottle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Common Bluebottle

4am - 7pm

Air

Apr 2021

7. Great Purple Emperor Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Great Purple Emperor

4am - 7pm

Air

May 2021

26. Brown Cicada Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Brown Cicada

8am - 5pm

On trees

Jul 2021

27. Robust Cicada Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Robust Cicada

8am - 5pm

On trees

Jul 2021

28. Giant Cicada Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Giant Cicada

8am - 5pm

On trees

Jul 2021

30. Evening Cicada Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Evening Cicada

4am - 8am, 4pm - 7pm

On trees

Jul 2021

31. Cicada Shell Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Cicada Shell

All day and night

On trees

Jul 2021

45. Jewel Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Jewel Beetle

All day and night

Tree stumps

Apr 2021

49. Blue Weevil Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Blue Weevil Beetle

All day and night

On palm trees

Jul 2021

52. Scarab Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Scarab Beetle

11pm - 8am

On trees

Jul 2021

53. Drone Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Drone Beetle

All day and night

On trees

Jun 2021

55. Saw Stag Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Saw Stag

All day and night

On trees

Jul 2021

56. Miyama Stag Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Miyama Stag

All day and night

On trees

Jul 2021

57. Giant Stag Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Giant Stag

11pm - 8am

On trees

Jul 2021

59. Cyclommatus Stag Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Cyclommatus Stag

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

Missing Bug Info Animal Crossing New Horizons

Golden Stag

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

Missing Bug Info Animal Crossing New Horizons

Giraffe Stag

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

62. Horned Dynastid Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Horned Dynastid

5pm - 8am

On trees

Jul 2021

63. Horned Atlas Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Horned Atlas

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

64. Horned Elephant Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Horned Elephant

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

65. Horned Hercules Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Horned Hercules

5pm - 8am

On palm trees

Jul 2021

67. Walking Leaf Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Walking Leaf

All day and night

Around trees (camouflaged as a furniture leaf)

Jul 2021

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in Septemberin the Northern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Sea Pineapple

Any time

Apr 2021

Vampire Squid

4pm - 9am

May 2021

Southern Hemisphere

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

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

25. Pond Smelt Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Pond Smelt

All day and night

Rivers

Jun 2021

54. Blowfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Blowfish

9pm - 4am

Sea

May 2021

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

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

11. Rajah Brooke's Birdwing Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

8am - 5pm

Air

Oct

35. Damselfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Damselfly

All day and night

Air

May 2021

Missing Bug Info Animal Crossing New Horizons

Dung Beetle

All day and night

Ground (rolling snowballs)

Jun 2021

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in September in the Southern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Oyster

Any time

Mar 2021

Sea Pig

4pm - 9am

May 2021

Sweet Shrimp

4pm - 9am

Mar 2021

Venus' Flower Basket

Any time

Apr 2021

Incoming Critters in August - Fish, Bugs and Sea Creatures returning in August

Northern Hemisphere

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

New Fish (August - Northern hemisphere)

  • Soft-shelled Turtle (4pm - 9am / Rivers) Yes, we know it's not a fish - that's how it's classified in-game, though!
  • Moray Eel (All day and night / Sea)
  • Ray (4am - 9pm / Sea)

New Bugs (August - Northern hemisphere)

  • Migratory Locust (8am - 7pm / Ground)
  • Rice Grasshopper (8am - 7pm / Ground)
  • Walker Cidada (8am - 5pm / On trees)

New Sea Creatures (August - Northern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July update)

  • Flatworm (4pm - 9am)

Southern Hemisphere

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

New fish (August - Southern Hemisphere)

  • N/A

New bugs (August - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Tiger Beetle (All day and nigh / Ground)

New Sea Creatures (August - Southern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July update)

  • N/A

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bug, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks, along with a list of Fish And Bugs leaving at the end of August. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as selections of the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, as well as islands you can visit using Dream Address Codes.

We can also help with How to Spot Redd's Fake Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Fast, How to Breed Flowers, How to Get more DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny, how to make friends with special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label and Wisp, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down and Moving Trees, using amiibo on Harv's Island, How to Back Up Your Island Data and much more.

And finally Where To Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons On Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.