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These are the new fish and bugs for July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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The Southern Hemisphere is unfortunately not getting anything new this month

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An Animal Crossing character holds up an Ocean Sunfish, but it’s so big that you can’t see the character behind the fish. Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Now that it’s July, there’s a swarm of new fish and bugs to nab in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There’s no rush to catch any of them, as they’ll stick around for much longer than a month, but make sure you donate any new finds to Blathers to complete your Museum. You can tell when you’ve caught a new creature because your character will exclaim “Yes!” before they say the bug or fish’s name.

You can also check in your Critterpedia to see if you’ve donated the bug fish or not. If you have, there will be a little owl icon next to the critter name. (Note that these emblems won’t show up if you’re on someone else’s island.)

Note that the Southern Hemisphere has no new critters to find this month. The Southern Hemisphere, which is in winter now, is mostly retaining their critters throughout the cold season.

On the flip side, the Northern Hemisphere has tons of cicadas and tropical fish to start finding in July.

New fish and bugs for July in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Size Time
Critter type Critter Location Size Time
Bug Grasshopper On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Brown Cicada On trees N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Robust Cicada On trees N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Giant Cicada On trees N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Bug Evening Cicada On trees N/A 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Cicada Shell On trees N/A All day
Bug Blue Weevil Beetle On coconut trees N/A All day
Bug Earth-boring Dung Beetle On ground N/A All day
Bug Scarab Beetle On trees N/A 11 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Saw Stag On trees N/A All day
Bug Miyama Stag On trees N/A All day
Bug Giant Stag On trees N/A 11 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Cyclommatus Stag On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Golden Stag On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Giraffe Stag On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Horned Dynastid On trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Horned Atlas On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Horned Elephant On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Horned Herucles On coconut trees N/A 5 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bug Walking Stick On trees N/A 4 a.m. - 8 a.m., 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Walking Leaf Near trees, disguised as furniture leaf N/A All day
Fish Sweetfish River Medium All day
Fish Napoleonfish Sea Largest 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fish Puffer Fish Sea Medium All day
Fish Blue Marlin Pier Largest All day
Fish Ocean Sunfish Sea Largest (Fin) 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sea Creature Moon jellyfish Ocean (diving) N/A All day
Sea Creature Giant isopod Ocean (diving) N/A 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.
Sea Creature Horseshoe crab Ocean (diving) N/A 9 p.m. - 4 a.m.

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