Bug Sell Prices

Insects are caught with a net and provide an easy and constant way to earn Bells: they fly, hop and crawl all year long in the Animal Crossing series.

There are 80 of them, found at different times of the year flying around or on flowers, in trees (fruit, hardwood, cedar and palm trees), on stumps, on rocks, on the ground and even on villager's head (flea)!

You can sell the bugs you caught at Nook's Cranny directly or through the store's drop-off box (for 20% less), and it's also a good idea to save the most expensive ones and wait for Flick's appearance to sell your bugs for more.

Flick, the chameleon villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch, randomly visits your island and buys the insects you catch for 50% more than Nook's Cranny price.

Check the price guide table below to get more details on where and how to find them (see the particularity column) and to know which are worth grabbing because bugs sales price at Nook's Cranny can vary from 60 to 10000 Bells, and from 90 to 15000 Bells when selling to Flick.

Tips and tricks

  • Some insects, like the darner dragonfly and the agrias butterfly, are faster than others. In order to catch them, press the "B" button while running to sprint (on the Nintendo Switch).
  • Some fly away when they see you approach. Take out the net and press and hold "A" to walk slowly until you reach them, then release the button to catch them (on the Switch).
  • To catch a tarantula, use the same command strategically: first sneak up on it with the net by pressing and holding the "A" button. As soon as the tarantula raises its legs in an attack pose, stop walking and wait until it returns to its normal state. Then, move slowly again until you're close enough to release your net.
(Animal Crossing NH Pill Bug Image)
(Animal Crossing NH Insect Table Image)

ACNH bugs price list

Click on the up & down arrows in the table to sort the bugs by price (Nook's Cranny prices, drop-off box prices and Flick's prices) or alphabetically (by name, category, subcategory, or particularity).

Clicking once sorts the chosen column in ascending order — from the lowest to the highest price or from A to Z. The second click sorts its items in descending order — from the most expensive to the cheapest or from Z to A.

Please note: All prices are in Bells.

Item Category Subcategory Particularity Sales price Drop-Off Box Flick
Agrias Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 3000 2400 4500
Ant Bug Ground Bug On rotten food 80 64 120
Atlas Moth Bug Tree Bug 3000 2400 4500
Bagworm Bug Tree Bug Shaking trees 600 480 900
Banded Dragonfly Bug Flying Bug 4500 3600 6750
Bell Cricket Bug Ground Bug Hopping 430 344 645
Blue Weevil Beetle Bug Palm Tree Bug 800 640 1200
Brown Cicada Bug Tree Bug 250 200 375
Centipede Bug Rock Bug Hitting a rock 300 240 450
Cicada Shell Bug Tree Bug 10 8 15
Citrus Long-Horned Beetle Bug Stump Bug 350 280 525
Common Bluebottle Bug Flying Bug 300 240 450
Common Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 160 128 240
Cricket Bug Ground Bug Hopping 130 104 195
Cyclommatus Stag Bug Palm Tree Bug 8000 6400 12000
Damselfly Bug Flying Bug 500 400 750
Darner Dragonfly Bug Flying Bug 230 184 345
Diving Beetle Bug Water Bug 800 640 1200
Drone Beetle Bug Tree Bug 200 160 300
Dung Beetle Bug Ground Bug Pushing Snowballs 3000 2400 4500
Earth-Boring Dung Beetle Bug Ground Bug 300 240 450
Emperor Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 4000 3200 6000
Evening Cicada Bug Tree Bug 550 440 825
Firefly Bug Flying Bug 300 240 450
Flea Bug Villager’s Head Bug 70 56 105
Fly Bug Flying Bug On trash 60 48 90
Giant Cicada Bug Tree Bug 500 400 750
Giant Stag Bug Tree Bug 10000 8000 15000
Giant Water Bug Bug Water Bug 2000 1600 3000
Giraffe Stag Bug Palm Tree Bug 12000 9600 18000
Golden Stag Bug Palm Tree Bug ? ? ?
Goliath Beetle Bug Palm Tree Bug 8000 6400 12000
Grasshopper Bug Ground Bug Hopping 160 128 240
Great Purple Emperor Bug Flying Bug 3000 2400 4500
Hermit Crab Bug Beach Bug Disguised as a shell 1000 800 1500
Honeybee Bug Flower Bug 200 160 300
Horned Atlas Bug Palm Tree Bug 8000 6400 12000
Horned Dynastid Bug Tree Bug 1350 1080 2025
Horned Elephant Bug Palm Tree Bug 8000 6400 12000
Horned Hercules Bug Palm Tree Bug 12000 9600 18000
Jewel Beetle Bug Stump Bug 2400 1920 3600
Ladybug Bug Flower Bug 200 160 300
Long Locust Bug Ground Bug Hopping 200 160 300
Madagascan Sunset Moth Bug Flying Bug 2500 2000 3750
Man-Faced Stink Bug Bug Flower Bug 1000 800 1500
Mantis Bug Flower Bug 430 344 645
Migratory Locust Bug Ground Bug Hopping 600 480 900
Miyama Stag Bug Tree Bug 1000 800 1500
Mole Cricket Bug Ground Bug Underground 500 400 750
Monarch Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 140 112 210
Mosquito Bug Flying Bug 130 104 195
Moth Bug Flying Bug Near light source 130 104 195
Orchid Mantis Bug Flower Bug On white flowers 2400 1920 3600
Paper Kite Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 1000 800 1500
Peacock Butterfly Bug Flying Bug Near rare flowers 2500 2000 3750
Pill Bug Bug Rock Bug Hitting a rock 250 200 375
Pondstalker Bug Water Bug 130 104 195
Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Bug Flying Bug 4000 3200 6000
Rainbow Stag Bug Tree Bug 6000 4800 9000
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Bug Flying Bug 2500 2000 3750
Red Dragonfly Bug Flying Bug 180 144 270
Rice Grasshopper Bug Ground Bug Hopping 400 320 600
Robust Cicada Bug Tree Bug 300 240 450
Rosalia Batesi Beetle Bug Stump Bug 3000 2400 4500
Saw Stag Bug Tree Bug 2000 1600 3000
Scarab Beetle Bug Tree Bug 10000 8000 15000
Scorpion Bug Ground Bug 8000 6400 12000
Snail Bug Rock Bug When raining 250 200 375
Spider Bug Tree Bug Shaking trees 480 384 720
Stinkbug Bug Flower Bug 120 96 180
Tarantula Bug Ground Bug 8000 6400 12000
Tiger Beetle Bug Ground Bug 1500 1200 2250
Tiger Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 240 192 360
Violin Beetle Bug Stump Bug 450 360 675
Walker Cicada Bug Tree Bug 400 320 600
Walking Leaf Bug Tree Bug Disguised as a leaf under trees 600 480 900
Walking Stick Bug Tree Bug 600 480 900
Wasp Bug Tree Bug Shaking trees 2500 2000 3750
Wharf Roach Bug Beach Bug / Rock Bug On beach rocks 200 160 300
Yellow Butterfly Bug Flying Bug 160 128 240

Total number of insects: 80

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