September is ending in a week, and this means there will be a number of bugs, fish and sea creatures that will no longer be available to catch in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Notable Animal Crossing: New Horizons critters leaving the Northern Hemisphere after September include many of the rare sharks as well as the Salmon. For the Southern Hemisphere, notable critters leaving include the Stringfish and Emperor Butterfly.
You can find the full list of these departing critters below, as well as when and where to catch them:
Name Location Time Tiger butterfly Flying 4am – 7pm Emperor butterfly Flying 5pm – 8am Agrias butterfly Flying 8am – 5pm Rajah Brooke’s birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm Queen Alexandra’s birdwing Flying 8am – 4pm Atlas moth On trees 7pm – 4am Madagascan sunset moth Flying 8am – 4pm Grasshopper On the ground 8am – 5pm Walker cicada On trees 8am – 5pm Pondskater On fresh water 8am – 7pm Diving beetle On fresh water 8am – 7pm Giant water bug On fresh water 7pm – 8am Rosalia batesi beetle On tree stumps All day Earth-boring dung beetle On the ground All day Goliath beetle On palm trees 5pm – 8am Rainbow stag On trees 7pm – 8am Walking leaf Disguised as leaves All day Mosquito Flying 5pm – 4am
Name Location Time Crawfish Pond All day Soft-shelled turtle River 4pm – 9am Sweetfish River All day Salmon River (Mouth) All day King salmon River (Mouth) All day Nibble fish River 9am – 4pm Piranha River 9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am Arowana River 4pm – 9am Dorado River 4am – 9pm Gar Pond 4pm – 9am Arapaima River 4pm – 9am Saddled bichir River 9pm – 4am Clown fish Sea All day Surgeonfish Sea All day Butterfly fish Sea All day Puffer fish Sea All day Blue marlin Pier All day Ocean sunfish Sea 4am – 9pm Saw shark Sea 4pm – 9am Hammerhead shark Sea 4pm – 9am Great white shark Sea 4pm – 9am Whale shark Sea All day Suckerfish Sea All day
Name Swimming Speed Timing Sea grapes Stationary All day Sea urchin Slow consistent movement All day Slate pencil urchin Medium consistent movement 4pm – 9am Moon jellyfish Slow consistent movement All day Gigas giant clam Quick short lunges All day Tiger prawn Moderate consistent movement 4pm – 9am Horseshoe crab Quick short lunges 9pm – 4am Flatworm Slow short movement 4pm – 9am
Name Location Time Emperor butterfly Flying 5pm – 8am
Name Location Time Bitterling River All day Yellow perch River All day Stringfish River (Clifftop) 4pm – 9am Sturgeon River (Mouth) All day Sea butterfly Sea All day Football fish Sea 4pm – 9am
Name Swimming Speed Timing Red King Crab Quick All day
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