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

Beetles about.

July marks the arrival, and departure, of a range of new fish, bugs and sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Catching every fish, bug and sea creatures in New Horizons will not only help complete the Museum, but will unlock the DIY recipes for two of the Golden Tools.

The Critterpedia details when each creature appears on your island, but, to gain this information, you must first catch the creature in question. To help you out, this page explains exactly which fish and bugs arrive and vanish in July.

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New Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures arriving in July

Each month in New Horizons brings at least one new fish, bug or sea creatures for you to hunt down on your island.

Successfully catching these creatures will help you complete the exhibits at the Museum and your own Critterpedia, so it's always a good idea to know which critters are heading to your island.

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

All new bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in July:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
GrasshopperJuly to September8am to 5pmOn the ground160
Brown CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees250
Robust CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees300
Giant CicadaJuly to August8am to 5pmOn trees500
Evening CicadaJuly to August4am to 8am
4pm to 7pm
On trees550
Cicada ShellJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees10
Blue Weevil BeetleJuly to AugustAll dayAppears on a tree stump800
Earth-boring Dung BeetleJuly to SeptemberAll dayOn the ground300
Scarab BeetleJuly to August11pm to 8amOn trees10000
Saw StagJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees2000
Miyama StagJuly to AugustAll dayOn trees1000
Giant StagJuly to August11pm to 8amOn trees10000
Cyclommatus StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Golden StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees12000
Giraffe StagJuly to August5pm to 8amOn trees12000
Horned DynastidJuly to August5pm to 8amOn trees1350
Horned AtlasJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Horned ElephantJuly to August5pm to 8amOn coconut trees8000
Horned HerculesJuly to August5pm to 8am On coconut trees12000
Walking StickJuly to November4am to 8am
5pm to 7pm
On trees600
Walking LeafJuly to SeptemberAll dayUnder trees disguised as leaves600

All new fish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in July:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
SweetfishJuly to September24 hoursRiver900
NapoelonfishJuly to August4am to 9pmSea10000
Puffer FishJuly to September24 hoursSea250
Blue MarlinNovember to April
July to September
24 hoursPier10000
Ocean SunfishJuly to September4am to 9pmSea4000

All new sea creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in July:

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
Moon JellyfishJuly to September24 hours600
Giant IsopodJuly to October9am to 4pm
9pm to 4am
12000
Horseshoe CrabJuly to September9pm to 4am2500

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. Recently added were Dream Suite and island backup.


Animal Crossing bugs, fish and sea creatures leaving in July

There's only so much room on your island in New Horizons, so, for more bugs, fish and sea creatures to arrive, some have to leave. You'll want to ensure you've caught at least one of these creatures before they leave, because you'll have to wait a couple of months for them to return.

Don't worry too much if you do miss a fish, bug or sea creature - they will return to your island eventually.

If you want to ensure that you don't miss anyone though, then it's a good idea to try catching these creatures closer to the beginning of the month. This will prevent the end-of-the-month bug, fish or sea creature hunt rush.

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Tadpoles are leaving at the end of July.

Our dedicated guides for both fish, bugs and sea creatures will also supply you with a host of bug hunting or fishing tips.

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

All Animal Crossing bugs leaving at the end of July:

Animal Crossing BugsMonths available Times available LocationBug Price
Honeybee March to July 8am to 5pm Flying around flowers 200

All Animal Crossing fish leaving at the end of July:

Animal Crossing FishMonths available Times available LocationFish Price
Tadpole March to July 24 hours Pond 100

All Animal Crossing sea creatures leaving at the end of July:

Animal Crossing Sea CreaturesMonths available Times available Sea Creature Price
Seaweed October to July 24 hours 600

If you want to know more about the entries in your Critterpedia, then our respective fish list, bug list and sea creatures pages display every species that can be found throughout the year in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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