Guide: Bugs, Fish, And Sea Creatures Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons After September

Guide: Bugs, Fish, And Sea Creatures Leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons After September

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:

Northern Hemisphere

Bugs

Name Location Time 
Tiger butterflyFlying4am – 7pm
Emperor butterflyFlying5pm – 8am
Agrias butterflyFlying8am – 5pm
Rajah Brooke’s birdwingFlying8am – 5pm
Queen Alexandra’s birdwingFlying8am – 4pm
Atlas mothOn trees7pm – 4am
Madagascan sunset mothFlying8am – 4pm
GrasshopperOn the ground8am – 5pm
Walker cicadaOn trees8am – 5pm
PondskaterOn fresh water8am – 7pm
Diving beetleOn fresh water8am – 7pm
Giant water bugOn fresh water7pm – 8am
Rosalia batesi beetleOn tree stumpsAll day
Earth-boring dung beetleOn the groundAll day
Goliath beetleOn palm trees5pm – 8am
Rainbow stagOn trees7pm – 8am
Walking leafDisguised as leavesAll day
MosquitoFlying5pm – 4am

Fish

Name Location Time 
CrawfishPondAll day
Soft-shelled turtleRiver4pm – 9am
SweetfishRiverAll day
SalmonRiver (Mouth)All day
King salmonRiver (Mouth)All day
Nibble fishRiver9am – 4pm
PiranhaRiver9am – 4pm & 9pm – 4am
ArowanaRiver4pm – 9am
DoradoRiver4am – 9pm
GarPond4pm – 9am
ArapaimaRiver4pm – 9am
Saddled bichirRiver9pm – 4am
Clown fishSeaAll day
SurgeonfishSeaAll day
Butterfly fishSeaAll day
Puffer fishSeaAll day
Blue marlinPierAll day
Ocean sunfishSea4am – 9pm
Saw sharkSea4pm – 9am
Hammerhead sharkSea4pm – 9am
Great white sharkSea4pm – 9am
Whale sharkSeaAll day
SuckerfishSeaAll day

Sea Creatures

NameSwimming SpeedTiming
Sea grapesStationaryAll day
Sea urchinSlow consistent movementAll day
Slate pencil urchinMedium consistent movement4pm – 9am
Moon jellyfishSlow consistent movementAll day
Gigas giant clamQuick short lungesAll day
Tiger prawnModerate consistent movement4pm – 9am
Horseshoe crabQuick short lunges9pm – 4am
FlatwormSlow short movement4pm – 9am

Southern Hemisphere

Bugs

Name Location Time 
Emperor butterflyFlying5pm – 8am

Fish

Name Location Time 
BitterlingRiverAll day
Yellow perchRiverAll day
StringfishRiver (Clifftop)4pm – 9am
SturgeonRiver (Mouth)All day
Sea butterflySeaAll day
Football fishSea4pm – 9am

Sea Creatures

NameSwimming SpeedTiming
Red King CrabQuickAll day

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