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These are the new fish, bugs and sea creatures for February in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

A new batch of critters are now available to catch

A villager looks at a soft-shelled turtle on display in the museum Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

February is here, which means there’s another batch of fresh critters to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

There’s no rush to catch any of them, as you’ll have a whole month or more to grab them, 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.)

The Northern Hemisphere is only getting one new critter, the Tiger Beetle. The Southern Hemisphere, however, is getting a handful of new bugs, fish, and even a new sea creature to dig up in the ocean.

We have a list of all the new finds below, separated by hemisphere.

New critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for February (Northern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Time
Critter type Critter Location Time
Bug Tiger Beetle On ground All day

New critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for February (Southern Hemisphere)

Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Critter type Critter Location Shadow Size Time
Fish Soft-shelled Turtle River Large 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Fish Moray Eel Sea Narrow All day
Fish Ray Sea X Large 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Bug Migratory Locust On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Rice Grasshopper On ground N/A 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Bug Walker Cicada On trees N/A 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sea Creature Flatworm Ocean N/A 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.