Animal Crossing Bugs And Fish JuneNintendo Life

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, Thursday 1st July 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 bugs and fish 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

17. Loach Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Cherry Salmon

4pm - 9am

Rivers

Sep

29. Golden Trout 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

78. Oarfish Animal Crosing New Horizon Fishs

Common Butterfly

4am - 7pm

Air

Sep

37. Mole Cricket Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Yellow Butterfly

4am - 7pm

Air

Sep

27. Cherry Salmon Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Peacock Butterfly

4am - 7pm

Air

Mar 2021

28. Char Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Firefly

7pm - 4am

Air

Jun 2021

29. Golden Trout Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Ladybug

8am - 5pm

Flowers

Oct

33. Mitten Crab Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Violin Beetle

All day and night

Tree stumps

Sep

34. Guppy Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Pill Bug

11pm - 4pm

Rocks (hit them)

Sep

38. Neon Tetra Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Centipede

4pm - 11pm

Rocks (hit them)

Sep

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

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Chambered Nautilus

4pm - 9am

Sep

Firefly Squid 9pm - 4am Mar 2022
Lobster Any time Dec

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

48. Sea Horse 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

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

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Mussel

Any time

Dec

Spiny Lobster

9pm - 4am

Apr 2022

Turban Shell 4pm - 9am Sep

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

Northern Hemisphere

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

New Fish (June - Northern hemisphere)

  • Giant Snakehead (9am - 4pm / Ponds)
  • Tilapia (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Piranha (9am - 4pm, 9pm - 4am / Rivers)
  • 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)

New Bugs (June - 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)

New Sea Creatures (June - Northern hemisphere)

  • Abalone (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Gazami Crab (Any time / Sea)
  • Mussel (Any time / Sea)
  • Sea Grapes (Any time / Sea)
  • Tiger Prawn (4pm - 9am / Sea)

Southern Hemisphere

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

New fish (June - 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)

New bugs (June - Southern Hemisphere)

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

New Sea Creatures (June - Southern hemisphere)

  • Lobster (Any time / Sea)

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 and Beetles, along with a full list of Critters leaving at the end of the month. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, and the best islands to 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, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, 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, How to Time Travel, How to Get a 5-Star Island Rating and a whole lot 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.