Animal Crossing: New Horizons Bugs and Fish Leaving After April

Hey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players! May is upon us, and that means a ton of April bugs and fish are going to become unavailable for you to catch next month! Of course, the bugs and fish that’ll be going away are different depending on which hemisphere you’re playing in, so be sure to check the appropriate section below to see what’s disappearing!

 

Northern Hemisphere

 

The following bugs and fish won’t be available to catch after April’s over in the Northern Hemisphere:

 

  • Tarantula (Found on the ground from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Dab (Found in the ocean all day)
  • Tuna (Found by the pier all day)
  • Blue Marlin (Found by the pier all day)

 

The following bugs and fish will be available to catch starting in May in the Northern Hemisphere:

 

  • Great Purple Emperor (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Banded Dragonfly (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Pondskater (Found in fresh water from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Diving Beetle (Found in fresh water from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Violin Beetle (Found on tree stumps all day)
  • Rosalia Batesi Beetle (Found on tree stumps all day)
  • Scorpion (Found on the ground from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Frog (Found in ponds all day)
  • Catfish (Found in ponds from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Nibble Fish (Found in rivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Angelfish (Found in rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Betta (Found in rivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Rainbowfish (Found in rivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Giant Trevally (Found by the pier all day)
  • Mahi-Mahi (Found by the pier all day)

 

Need something to reference on the fly? Download this handy infographic we put together for the Northern Hemisphere!

 

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

The following bugs and fish won’t be available to catch after April’s over in the Southern Hemisphere:

 

  • Yellow Butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Bell Cricket (Found on the ground from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Red Dragonfly (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Darner Dragonfly (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Banded Dragonfly (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Stinkbug (Found on flowers all day)
  • Man-Faced Stink Bug (Found on flowers from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Ladybug (Found on flowers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Tiger Beetle (Found on the ground all day)
  • Scorpion (Found on the ground from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Snapping Turtle (Found in rivers from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Catfish (Found in ponds from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Tilapia (Found in rivers all day)
  • Angelfish (Found in rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Betta (Found in rivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Rainbowfish (Found in rivers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Moray Eel (Found in the ocean all day)
  • Ribbon Eel (Found in the ocean all day)
  • Giant Trevally (Found by the pier all day)
  • Mahi-Mahi (Found by the pier all day)

 

The following bugs and fish will be available to catch starting in May in the Southern Hemisphere:

 

  • Damselfly (Found flying around all day)
  • Mole Cricket (Found underground all day)
  • Tarantula (Found on the ground from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Bitterling (Found in rivers all day)
  • Blowfish (Found in the ocean from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Tuna (Found by the pier all day)
  • Blue Marlin (Found by the pier all day)
  • Football Fish (Found in the ocean from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

 

Need something to reference on the fly? Download this handy infographic we put together for the Southern Hemisphere!

 

 

All new fish available starting in May

 

Want a quick reference for all the bugs and fish available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons starting in May? We have an infographic for that, too! Just save it to your phone, tablet, computer, or whatever and pull it up when needed! Both hemispheres are included here.

 

 

More Animal Crossing: New Horizons guides

 

Looking for more help with Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Check out our other guides!

 

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Written by Daniel Dell-Cornejo

Daniel is an editor at Nintendo Wire. Always with his head in the clouds, he is never apart from his creative thoughts – a blessing for an aspiring fiction writer. As a journalist and lifelong gamer, he aims to provide readers with the very best in Nintendo coverage.

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