Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Fish and Bugs Guide

Published: Monday, May 4, 2020 - 10:30 | By: Joe Apsey
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March 20, 2020
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All New and Leaving Fish and Bugs for May

May is here and that means there are a new group of bugs and fish to collect in Animal Crossing. We have compiled a list of all the Animal Crossing: New Horizons May fish and bugs that there are to collect in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, as well as all the fish and bugs leaving in May.

All May Bugs - Northern Hemisphere

Here are the eight new bugs that you can catch in the month of May:

 
 

Banded Dragonfly    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Diving Beetle  

Found near rivers & ponds from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Great Purple Emperor    

Flying around the island from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Pondskater    

Found near rivers & ponds from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Rosalia Batesi Beetle  

Found on tree stumps all day.

Scorpion    

Found on the ground from 7 PM - 4 AM.

Violin Beetle    

Found on tree stumps all day.

 

On top of that, you can still catch the following bugs in the month of May:

Agrias Butterfly    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Ant  

Found on rotten turnips & fruit all day.

Atlas Moth    

Found on trees from 7 PM - 4 AM.

 

Bagworm    

Found by shaking trees all day.

Banded Dragonfly    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Centipede    

Appears after hitting rocks from 5 PM - 11 PM.

Citrus Long-horned Beetle    

Found on tree stumps all day.

Common Bluebottle    

Flying around the island from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Common Butterfly    

Flying above flowers from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Darner Dragonfly    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Diving Beetle  

Found near rivers & ponds from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Flea    

Found on flea-infested villagers all day.

Fly    

Found around rotten fruit and garbage all day.

Giant Water Bug    

Found near rivers & ponds from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Hermit Crab    

Found sitting on the beach from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Honeybee    

Flying above flowers from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Jewel Beetle  

Found on tree stumps all day.

Ladybug    

Found on flowers from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Long Locust    

Found on the ground from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Madagascan Sunset Moth    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Man-faced Stink Bug    

Found on flowers from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Mantis    

Found on flowers from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Mole Cricket     

Found by digging it up from underground all day. It is leaving at the end of May.

Moth    

Flying near light from 7 PM - 4 AM.

Orchid Mantis    

Found on white flowers from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Paper Kite Butterfly    

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Peacock Butterfly    

Found above, black, blue, and purple flowers from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Pill Bug    

Appears after hitting rocks from 11 PM - 4 PM.

Rajah Brooke's Birdwing    

Flying above flowers from 8 AM - 4 PM.

Snail    

Found on rocks and bushes in the rain all day.

Spider    

Found by shaking trees from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Stinkbug    

Found on flowers all day.

Tiger Beetle    

Found on the island, hopping around all day.

Tiger Butterfly    

Flying around the island from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Warf Roach    

Found on rock surfaces along the beach all day.

Wasp    

Found by shaking trees all day. 

Yellow Butterfly    

Flying around the island from 4 AM - 7 PM.


All May Fish - Northern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Fish and Bugs Guide

There are eight new fish available to catch in May:

Angelfish    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Betta    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Catfish    

Casts a large shadow in ponds from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Frog    

Casts a small shadow in ponds all day.  

Giant Trevally    

Casts the largest shadow near piers all day.

Mahi-Mahi  

Casts the largest shadow near piers all day.

Nibble Fish    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Rainbowfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.


You can also catch the following fish in the Northern Hemisphere during May:

Anchovy    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean from 4 AM - 9 AM.

Barred Knifejaw    

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean all day.

Barreleye    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean from 9 PM - 4 AM.

Black Bass    

Casts a large shadow in rivers all day.

Bluegill    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Butterfly Fish    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean all day.

Carp    

Casts a large shadow in ponds all day.

Char    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Cherry Salmon    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Clownfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in the ocean all day.

Coelacanth    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean on rainy days all day.

Crawfish    

Casts a small shadow in ponds all day.

Crucian Carp    

Casts a small shadow in rivers all day. 

Dace    

Casts a medium shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Freshwater Goby    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Golden Trout    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Goldfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds all day.

Guppy    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Horse Mackerel     

Casts a small shadow in the ocean all day. 

Killifish    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds all day.

Koi    

Casts the large shadow in ponds from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Loach    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers all day. It is leaving at the end of May.

Neon Tetra    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Oarfish    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean all day. It is leaving at the end of May.

Olive Flounder    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean all day.

Pale Chub    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Pop-eyed Goldfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Ranchu Goldfish    

Casts a small shadow in ponds from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Red Snapper    

Casts a large shadow in the ocean all day.

Sea Bass    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean all day.

Seahorse    

Casts the smallest shadow in the ocean all day.

Snapping Turtle    

Casts a large shadow in rivers from 9 PM - 4 AM.

Squid    

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean all day.

Surgeonfish    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean all day.

Tadpole    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds all day.

Zebra Turkeyfish    

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean all day.


All May Bugs - Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Fish and Bugs Guide

In the southern hemisphere, there are three new bugs that can be caught in May:

Damselfly    

Flying around the island all day.

Mole Cricket    

Found by digging it up from underground all day.

Tarantula    

Found on the ground around the island from 7 PM - 4 AM.


You can also catch the following bugs in the month of May:

Ant

Found on rotten turnips and fruit all day.

Bagworm

Found by shaking trees all day.

Centipede

Found after hitting rocks from 5 PM - 11 PM.

Common Butterfly    

Flying above flowers from 4 AM - 7 PM.

Cricket

Found on the ground from 5 PM - 8 AM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Flea

Found on flea-infested villagers all day.

Fly

Found on rotten fruit and garbage all day.

Hermit Crab

Found on the beach from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Long Locust    

Found on the ground from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Monarch Butterfly

Flying around the island from 4 AM - 5 PM.

Moth

Flying near light from 7 PM - 4 AM.

Orchid Mantis 

Found sitting on white flowers from 8 AM - 5 PM.

Paper Kite Butterfly  

Flying around the island from 8 AM - 7 PM.

Pill Bug

Found after hitting rocks from 11 PM - 4 PM.

Rice Grasshopper

Found on the ground from 8 AM - 7 PM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Spider

Found by shaking trees from 7 PM - 8 AM.

Violin Beetle

Found on trees all day long.

Warf Roach 

Found on rock surfaces along the beach all day.

Walking Stick

Found on trees from 4 AM - 8 AM and from 5 PM - 7 PM. It is leaving at the end of May.


All May Fish - Southern Hemisphere

Animal Crossing: New Horizons May Fish and Bugs Guide

There are five new fish to catch in the Southern Hemisphere during May:

Bitterling

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers all day.

Blowfish

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean from 9 PM - 4 AM.

Blue Marlin

Casts the largest shadow near piers all day.

Football Fish

Casts a large shadow in the ocean from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Tuna

Casts the largest shadow near piers all day.


These fish can also be caught during the month of May:

Anchovy    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean from 4 AM - 9 AM.

Barred Knifejaw    

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean all day. It is leaving at the end of May.

Barreleye    

Casts a small shadow in the ocean from 9 PM - 4 AM.

Black Bass    

Casts a large shadow in rivers all day.

Bluegill    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Carp    

Casts a large shadow in ponds all day.

Char    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Cherry Salmon    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Coelacanth    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean on rainy days all day.

Crucian Carp    

Casts a small shadow in rivers all day. 

Dace    

Casts a medium shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Freshwater Goby    

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Golden Trout    

Casts a medium shadow in clifftop rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Goldfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds all day.

Guppy    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Horse Mackerel

Casts a small shadow in the ocean all day.

Koi    

Casts the large shadow in ponds from 4 PM - 9 AM.

Mitten Crab

Casts a small shadow in rivers from 4 PM - 9 AM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Neon Tetra    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM. It is leaving at the end of May.

Olive Flounder    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean all day.

Pale Chub    

Casts the smallest shadow in rivers from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Pike

Casts the largest shadow in rivers all day.

Pop-eyed Goldfish    

Casts the smallest shadow in ponds from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Ranchu Goldfish    

Casts a small shadow in ponds from 9 AM - 4 PM.

Ray

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean from 4 AM - 9 PM

Red Snapper    

Casts a large shadow in the ocean all day.

Sea Bass    

Casts the largest shadow in the ocean all day.

Seahorse    

Casts the smallest shadow in the ocean all day. It is leaving at the end of May.

Sturgeon

Casts the largest shadow at the river mouths all day.

Yellow Perch

Casts a medium shadow in rivers all day.

Zebra Turkeyfish    

Casts a medium shadow in the ocean all day. It is leaving at the end of May.


That covers all the May bugs and fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres.


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