Hey, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players! Hope you’re enjoying your summer. September is almost here, and that means a ton of August bugs, fish, and sea creatures are going to become unavailable for you to catch next month! Of course, the critters 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, it’s time to say bye-bye to tons of cicadas and beetles!

 

Northern Hemisphere

 

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

 

  • Common bluebottle (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Great purple emperor (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Brown cicada (Found on trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Robust cicada (Found on trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Giant cicada (Found on trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Evening cicada (Found on trees from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m., and then from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Cicada shell (Found on trees all day)
  • Jewel beetle (Found on tree stumps all day)
  • Blue weevil beetle (Found on palm trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Scarab beetle (Found on trees from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Drone beetle (Found on trees all day)
  • Saw stag (Found on trees all day)
  • Miyama stag (Found on trees all day)
  • Giant stag (Found on palm trees all day)
  • Cyclommatus stag (Found on palm trees all day)
  • Golden stag (Found on palm trees from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Giraffe stag (Found on palm trees from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Horned dynastid (Found on palm trees all day)
  • Horned atlas (Found on palm trees from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Horned elephant (Found on palm trees from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Horned Hercules (Found on palm trees from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Killifish (Found in ponds all day)
  • Frog (Found in ponds all day)
  • Giant snakehead (Found in ponds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Napoleonfish (Found in the ocean from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Squid (Found in the ocean all day)
  • Vampire squid (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Sea pineapple (Found by ocean diving all day)

 

The following bugs, fish, and sea creatures will be available to catch starting in September in the Northern Hemisphere:

 

  • Common butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Yellow butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Monarch butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Cricket (Found on the ground from 5 p.m. to 8 a.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.)
  • Violin beetle (Found on tree stumps all day)
  • Pill bug (Found by hitting rocks from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Centipede (Found by hitting rocks from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
  • Pike (Found in rivers all day)
  • Cherry salmon (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Char (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Golden trout (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Salmon (Found in river mouths all day)
  • King salmon (Found in river mouths all day)
  • Mitten crab (Found in rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Sturgeon (Found in river mouths all day)
  • Chambered nautilus (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Turban shell (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Oyster (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Umbrella octopus (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Sweet shrimp (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

 

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

 

 

Southern Hemisphere

 

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

 

  • Raja Brooke’s birdwing (Found flying around from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Damselfly (Found flying around all day)
  • Dung beetle (Found rolling snowballs on the ground all day)
  • Pond smelt (Found in rivers all day)
  • Blowfish (Found in the ocean from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.)
  • Venus’ flower basket (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Sweet shrimp (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Sea pig (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

 

The following bugs, fish, and sea creatures will be available to catch starting in September in the Southern Hemisphere:

 

  • Yellow butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Tiger butterfly (Found flying around from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Peacock butterfly (Found flying by hybrid flowers from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Mantis (Found on flowers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Orchid mantis (Found on white flowers from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Honeybee (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.)
  • Tadpole (Found in ponds all day)
  • Loach (Found in rivers all day)
  • Cherry salmon (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Char (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Golden trout (Found in clifftop rivers from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Barred knifejaw (Found in the ocean all day)
  • Chambered nautilus (Found by ocean diving from 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.)
  • Turban shell (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Spider crab (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Firefly squid (Found by ocean diving all day)
  • Umbrella octopus (Found by ocean diving all day)

 

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

 

 

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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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