Animal Crossing New Horizons: February Bugs and Fish Guide

A comprehensive list of all the Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea creatures that you can collect this February in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Don’t stress! We have all the creatures that are arriving this month and all the ones that will be leaving once it ends.

Animal Crossing New Horizons February Bugs and Fish Guide Cover

Happy February everyone! A new month means new fun and a new Animal Crossing New Horizons: February Bugs and Fish Guide!

The seasons are set to change after this month. And with Spring/Autumn drawing closer a whole new host of catchable critters will be making their way to your islands. And in this guide you’ll find all the info you’ll need to help you catch them and complete your collections. As well as help you make some sweet dosh along the way!

So whilst we prepare to fight through Festivale feathers later this month, let’s take a look ahead!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Update 1.28.21

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Tiger Beetle On the Ground All Day 1500
The Tiger Beetle is a fast bug, but not uncatchable.

The Tiger Beetle is a fast bug, but not uncatchable.

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Damselfly Flying All Day 500
Dung Beetle Rolling Snowballs on Ground All Day 3000
Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm 2500

As you can tell dear reader February is your last chance to catch Dung Beetles. This is because this is the final month where Snow Balls will spawn. So this will also be your last chance to get Ice furniture in the Northern Hemisphere till next December!

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
None N/A None Nope Nowt

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Blowfish Sea 9pm – 4am Medium-Small 5000
Pond Smelt River All Day Small 500

Only two fish leaving this month and they are both on the small side. As such it could be easy to miss them if you aren’t careful. If you are ever struggling to catch them then be sure to make plenty of bait to help make more fish spawn for you.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
None N/A None Nope Nowt
An oyster pun, yesterday.

An oyster pun, yesterday.

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Oyster Slow All Day Small 2000
Sea Pig Very Fast 4pm – 9am Small 8000
Sweet Shrimp Slow 4pm – 9am Small 1400
Venus’ Flower Basket Very Fast All Day Medium 5000

So there we have our list of all the bugs, fish, and deep-sea creatures arriving this month in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t worry folks, February will be the last month for a while where no new creatures will be coming to your islands. So expect a more active month come March. Now we take a look at what is going down in the South!

 

 

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Migratory Locust On Ground 8am – 7pm 600
Rice Grasshopper On Ground 8am – 7pm 160
Walker Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 400
Walker Texas Cicada.

Walker Texas Cicada.

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Value
Blue Weevil Beetle On Palm Trees All Day 800
Brow Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 250
Cicada Shell On Trees All Day 10
Common Bluebottle Flying 4am – 7pm 300
Cyclommatus Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Drone Beetle On Trees All Day 200
Evening Cicada On Trees 4am – 8am & 4pm – 7pm 550
Giant Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 500
Giant Stag On Trees 11pm – 8am 10000
Giraffe Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Golden Stag On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Great Purple Emperor Flying 4am – 7pm 3000
Horned Atlas On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Horned Dynastid On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 1350
Horned Elephant On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Horned Hercules On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 12000
Jewel Beetle On Tree Stumps All Day 2400
Miyama Stag On Trees All Day 1000
Robust Cicada On Trees 8am – 5pm 300
Saw Stag On Trees All Day 2000
Scarab Beetle On Trees 11pm – 8am 10000

So phoney Beetlemainia has bitten the dust, museum calling to a far away island, better get your fill then! Yeah, that was a forced reference. But why do you care? You have a ton of beetles that need catching before the end of the month! So don’t Clash with me, get on it!

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Moray Eel Sea All Day Thin 2000
Ray Sea 4am – 9pm Large 3000
Soft-Shell Turtle River 4pm – 9am Medium Large 3750
This February you'll be Squids in!

This February you’ll be Squids in!

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Frog Pond All Day Small 120
Giant Snakehead Pond 9am – 4pm Large 5500
Killifish Pond All Day Tiny 300
Napoleon Fish Sea 4am – 9pm Huge 10000
Squid Sea All Day Medium Small 500

Quite a few pond Fish are leaving this month. So make sure you actually have ponds with which to catch fish in. Sure, that might knacker your island’s current aesthetic but sacrifices need to be made when you are seeking Museum glory!

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Flatworm Slow Short movements 4pm – 9am Tiny 700
Pear Oysters are here this month! Great!(?)

Pear Oysters are here this month! Great!(?)

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Sea Pineapple Slow All Day Slow 1500
Vampire Squid Very Fast Very Fast Medium 10000

 

And so there we have it! I hope you find our Animal Crossing New Horizons: February Bugs and Fish Guide guide useful. If you do be sure to leave a like and comment down below if you have any tips for your fellow players. Be sure to share it with all your Animal Crossing: New Horizons friends. And why not follow your buddies at KeenGamer on Twitter for updates on the best news, reviews and game guides around!

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