Animal Crossing: New Horizons, released in 2020 by Nintendo, is a critically acclaimed life simulator video game. Players take control of their own island and live a peaceful life in harmony with their animal neighbors. One of the game’s most popular activities is catching insects, particularly beetles. With eight types of different beetle species available to catch on each island, it can be difficult to know where and when to find them as well as what techniques and tools to use to catch them. Here’s everything you need to know about catching beetles in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Where Can I Find Beetles?
Beetles can be found on all islands across Animal Crossing: New Horizons, though they are much rarer than other insect species such as butterflies or cicadas. When you first start playing the game, you won’t find many beetles on your island – instead they only appear in flying form at night or after it has rained during the day. To increase a beetle spawn rate, you should try shaking trees, cutting down trees with an axe or flimsy axe , or using an bug-catching net to catch them.
Beetles can also be caught from Floating Island balloons which appear sporadically throughout the day – here you can find rarer species such as the golden stag and horned dynastid beetles that cannot typically be found on your island. To increase your chances of finding Floating Islands with rare beetles, make sure you regularly travel between islands using Dodo Airlines.
When Should I Catch Beetles?
Beetles are generally found more commonly at night time between 7 pm and 8 am. This is because some varieties of beetles like the Scarab Beetle will only fly around at night while others like the Giant Stag Beetle