New Bugs and Fish in February: Everything arriving and leaving this month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Says goodbye to dung beetles!

February, like January before it and the coming March, is a quiet month for new bugs, fish and sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it's still good to know which critters are currently in - or around - your island.

Catching every bug and fish in New Horizons will complete two of the Museum exhibits, while also unlocking both the Golden Fishing Rod and Golden Net DIY recipes.

Below you'll discover exactly which creatures are both arriving and leaving your island in February, as the Critterpedia only lists this information after you've caught a creature for the first time.

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New Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures in February

Usually you can expect a collection of new bugs, fish and sea creatures to arrive on your island at the beginning of every month, but, like January, February in the northern hemisphere is a quiet month in New Horizons.

Catching every creature which visits your island will eventually complete both the Museum and the Critterpedia. You will also unlock both the Golden Fishing Rod and the Golden Net DIY recipes.

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It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

For the southern hemisphere, please visit our dedicated bug, fish and sea creature guides.

All Animal Crossing bugs arriving in February:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Tiger BettleFebruary to OctoberAll dayOn the ground1500

All Animal Crossing fish arriving in February:

There are no new fish in February - they're staying in warmer waters!

All Animal Crossing sea creatures arriving in February:

Like with the fish, there aren't any new sea creatures in February.

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New to Animal Crossing? Our Animal Crossing New Horizons tips can help with the basics. From the off, there's fish and bugs to catch, flowers and fruit to grow with Leif selling seeds, villagers to add or remove and tools such as the new ladder and vaulting pole to collect. Once you have settled in, you'll want to be making as many Bells as possible, start collecting K.K. Slider songs and work on your island star rating, increase your HHA ranking, incorporate Feng Shui into your room design and acquiring kitchen furniture. You can also buy fake art from Redd, use the Dream Suite and island backup.


Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures leaving in February

Every month in New Horizons causes a number of creatures to leave your island. If you don't catch a creature before it vanishes, you might have to wait a number of months till it returns to your land.

We recommend searching out and catching any departing creatures at the beginning of the month to avoid any pressure in its final days.

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For more creature catching tips, check out our dedicated bug, fish and sea creature guides.

It should be noted that the following only applies to the northern hemisphere.

For the southern hemisphere, please visit our guides for bugs, fish and sea creatures.

All Animal Crossing bugs leaving in February:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing April to September / December to February 8am to 5pm Flying around 2500
Damselfly November to February All day Flying around 500
Dung Beetle December to February All day On the ground rolling snowballs 3000
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All Animal Crossing fish leaving in February:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Pond Smelt December to February 24 hours River 400
Blowfish November to February 9pm to 4am Sea 5000

All Animal Crossing sea creatures leaving in February:

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
Sea Pig November to February 4pm to 9am 10000
Oyster September to February 24 hours 1100
Sweet Shrimp September to February 4pm to 9am 1400
Venus' Flower Basket October to February All day 5000

Our respective bug, fish and sea creature lists contain every species that can be found throughout the year in New Horizons if you'd like to learn more about the creatures which visit your island. These guides also cover when each creature appears in the southern hemisphere.

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