Animal Crossing New Horizons: March Bugs and Fish Guide

A comprehensive list of all the Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea creatures that you can collect this March in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! Fear not. As we have all the creatures that are arriving this month and all the ones that will be leaving once it ends.

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Happy Birthday Animal Crossing New Horizons! This month the game will have been out a whole year, and whilst we all wait eagerly to see if there will be a special anniversary update its time for the Animal Crossing New Horizons: March Bugs and Fish Guide! Below you will find a list of all the Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea Creatures that are new to your islands this month and those that will be leaving as the month ends.

March see’s Spring springing in the Northern Hemisphere and Fall falling in the Southern Hemisphere. As such there is a whole host of returning critters to catch. So while we all prepare our Island’s defences for when Bunny Day kicks off lets get to work!

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NORTHERN HEMISPHERE:

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of day Value
Honeybee Flying 8am – 5pm 200
Ladybug On flowers 8am – 5pm 200
Man-faced stink bug On flowers 7pm – 8am 1000
Mantis On flowers 8am – 5pm 430
Orchid mantis On White flowers 8am – 5pm 2400
Peacock butterfly Flying near hybrid flowers 4am – 7pm 2500
Stinkbug On flowers All day 120
Tiger Butterfly Flying 4am – 7pm 240
Yellow Butterfly Flying 4am – 7pm 160

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of day Value
Emperor Butterfly Flying 5pm – 8am 4000

 

This month will be the last chance you’ll get to catch the Emperor Butterfly until June in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. As such you can’t just hop over to a friend in a different Hemisphere to catch them. Next up Fish!

 

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Barred Knifejaw Sea All Day Medium-small 5000
Char Clifftop River Ponds 4pm – 9am Medium-small 3800
Cherry Salmon Clifftop River Ponds 4pm – 9am Medium-small 1000
Golden Trout Clifftop River 4pm – 9am Medium-small 15000
Loach River All Day Small 400
Tadpole Pond All Day Tiny 100

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Bitterling River All Day Tiny 900
Yellow perch River All Day Medium-small 300
Stringfish Clifftop River 4pm – 9am Large 15000
Sturgeon River Mouth All Day Huge 10000
Sea Butterfly Sea All Day Tiny 1000
Football fish Sea 4pm – 9am Medium-Large 2500

 

Yep, you read that correctly, this will be your last chance to catch the illusive Stringfish in the Northern Hemisphere until November. So be sure to prepare plenty of bait if you are planning on catching it for your collections. Still, even if you do fail there are plenty of high value Clifftop fish to catch.

 

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Chambered Nautilus Slow 4pm – 9am Medium 1800
Firefly Squid Slow 9pm – 4am Tiny 1400
Spider Crab Quick All Day Huge 12000
Turban shell Slow All Day Small 1000
Umbrella Octopus Quick, short lunges All Day Medium 6000

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Red king crab Quick All Day Large 8000

 

In all March will be an active month in the Northern Hemisphere. Bugs, Fish, and Deep-Sea creatures are starting to return after a quiet winter. So expect to have your hands full as Spring develops if you are still lacking some creatures. Now lets take a look what is happening in the Southern Hemisphere!

 

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE:

BUGS ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Value
Bell Cricket On the Ground   5pm – 8pm  430
Centipede Under Rocks 4pm 11pm 300
Common Butterfly Flying 4am -7pm 160
Cricket On the Ground  5pm – 8pm 130
Monarch Butterfly Flying 4am -5pm 140
Pill Bug Under Rocks 11pm -4pm 250
Red Dragon Fly Flying 8am – 7pm 180
Violin Beetle On Tree Stumps All Day 450
Yellow Butterfly Flying 4am – 7pm 160

BUGS LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Value
Agrias Butterfly Flying 8am – 5pm 3000
Atlas Month On Trees 7pm – 4am 3000
Diving Beetle On Fresh Water 8am – 7pm 800
Earth-boring dung beetle On the Ground All Day 300
Emperor Butterfly Flying 5pm – 8pm 4000
Giant water bug On Fresh Water 7pm – 8am 2000
Goliath beetle On Palm Trees 5pm – 8am 8000
Grasshopper On the Ground 8am – 5pm 160
Madagascan Sunset Moth Flying 8am – 4pm 2500
Mosquito Flying 5pm – 4am 130
Pondskater On Fresh Water 8am – 7pm 130
Queen Alexandra’s birdwing Flying 8am – 4pm 4000
Rainbow stag On Trees 7pm – 8am 6000
Rajah Brooke’s birdwing Flying 8am – 5pm 2500
Rosalila batesi beetle On Tree Stumps All Day 3000

 

As summer gives way to autumn you’ll find that a whole host of bugs and fish will be leaving for warmer climates. As such catching them all might be difficult if you have any outstanding. So plan your time well!

 

FISH ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Char Clifftop River Ponds 4pm – 9am Medium 3800
Cherry Salmon Clifftop River Ponds 4pm – 9am Medium 1000
Golden Trout Clifftop River 4pm – 9am Medium 15000
King Salmon River Mouth All Day Very Large 1800
Mitten Crab River 4pm – 9am Small 2000
Pike River All Day Very Large 1800
Salmon River Mouth All Day Large 700
Sturgeon River Mouth All Day Huge 10000

FISH LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Location Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Arapaima River 4pm – 9am Huge 10000
Arowana River 4pm – 9am Medium-Large 10000
Blue marlin Pier All Day Huge 10000
Butterfly fish Sea All Day Small 1000
Clown fish Sea All Day Tiny 650
Crawfish Pond All Day Small 200
Dorado River 4am – 9pm Large 15000
Gar Pond 4pm – 9am Huge 6000
Great white shark Sea 4pm – 9am Huge with fin 15000
Hammerhead shark Sea 4pm – 9am Huge with fin 8000
King salmon River (mouth) All Day Huge 1800
Nibble Fish River 4am – 9pm Tiny 1500
Ocean sunfish Sea 4am – 9pm Huge with fin 4000
Piranah River 9am – 4pm + 9pm – 4am Small 2500
Puffer Fish Sea All Day Medium-Small 250
Saddled Bichhir River 4pm – 9am Medium-Large 4000
Salmon River (Mouth) All Day Medium-Large 700
Saw Shark Sea 4pm – 9am Huge with fin 12000
Soft-shelled Turtle River 4pm – 9am Medium-Large 3750
Suckerfish Sea All Day Medium with Fin 1500
Surgeonfish Sea All Day Small 1000
Sweetfish River All Day Medium-Small 900
Whale shark Sea All Day Huge with fin 13000

 

As you can see there is going to be a ton of fish leaving the Southern Hemisphere this month. Many being high value ones at that. So if you are planning one last great sale to CJ you best start stocking up now!

 

DEEP-SEA CREATURES ARRIVING THIS MONTH:

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Chambered Nautilus Slow 4pm – 9am Large 1800
Oyster Moderate, short lunges All Day Small 2000
Sweet shrimp Slow 4pm – 9am Small 1400
Turbran shell Slow All Day Small 1000
Umbrella Octopus Quick, Short lunges All Day Small 6000

DEEP-SEA CREATURES LEAVING AFTER THIS MONTH:

  Movement Pattern Time of Day Shadow Size Value
Flatworm Slow 4pm – 9am Tiny 700
Gigas giant clam Quick, Short lunges All Day Large 15000
Horseshoe crab Quick, Short lunges 9pm – 4 am Medium 2500
Moon Jellyfish Slow, consistent movement All Day Small 600
Sea grapes Stationary All Day Small 900
Sea Urchin Slow, consistent movement All Day Small 1700
State pencil urchin Medium, consistent movement 4pm – 9am Medium 2000
Tiger Prawn Moderate, consistent movement 4pm – 9am Large 3000

 

And so there we have it! I hope you find our Animal Crossing New Horizons: March Bugs and Fish Guide guide useful. If you do be sure to leave a like and if you have any tips for your fellow players.
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