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Catch these Animal Crossing: New Horizons bugs and fish before June ends

Say goodbye to the Peacock Butterfly, Northern Hemisphere folks

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June is ending, and with it, a bunch of fish and insects will become unavailable until later this year or even next year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

To help make sure you grab what you can before they disappear, we’ve put together a list of things to hunt down and fill out the the Museum.

While folks who time travel don’t have as much to worry about when it comes to catching this variety of bugs, people playing by the day will not want to wait months to continue their collection.

For fish, we recommend using bait, crafted using the manila clams that you can dig up on the beach, to quickly spawn fish in the desired location. Simply make the bait at your crafting table and toss it into the water from your inventory.

We’ve broken up the tables by hemisphere. As you can see, lots of things are dipping out of the Northern Hemisphere, but some of the critters will return before next June. Only one fish is leaving the Southern Hemisphere, so folks in the colder months can relax for now.

Critters leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after June (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter Type Name Location Size Time
Critter Type Name Location Size Time
Bug Pill Bug Hit rocks N/A 11 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Bug Centipede Hit rocks N/A 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Bug Ladybug On flowers N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Violin Beetle On tree stumps N/A All day
Bug Common Butterfly Flying N/A 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Yellow Butterfly Flying N/A 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Peacock Butterfly Flying by hybrid flowers N/A 4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Firefly Flying N/A 7 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Fish Cherry Salmon River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Char River (Clifftop) Medium 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Mussel Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Turban shell Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Spiny Lobster Ocean (diving) N/A 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Sea Creature Lobster Ocean (diving) N/A All day

Critters leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons after June (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter Type Name Location Size Time
Critter Type Name Location Size Time
Fish Pike River X Large All day
Sea Creature Chambered nautilus Ocean (diving) N/A 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Sea Creature Firefly squid Ocean (diving) N/A 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Sea Creature Lobster Ocean (diving) N/A All day

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