Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Firefly
This critter is only around for a single month in each hemisphere!
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, some bugs and fish -- like the whale shark -- are available for months, giving you plenty of opportunities to add them to your collection. Unlike these critters, the firefly is only around for a single month each year!
For players with islands in the Northern Hemisphere, the firefly appears in June. According to GameWith, players with islands in the Southern Hemisphere can capture fireflies in December. You can find the firefly from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. during the month that it’s available.
One of the best things about the firefly (when compared to another small insect, like the mosquito) is that it “lights up,” making it pretty easy to spot when playing New Horizons at night. Just watch for the bug’s telltale glow moving slowly through the air. You can see a firefly in action in our short video below so you know exactly what to look for.
In our experience, fireflies are pretty common, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding one. Fireflies can be sold at Nook’s Cranny for 300 Bells each. That’s not much, but it can add up pretty quickly if you sell them in bulk.
To learn more about Animal Crossing New Horizons, or to view the rest of our guides for the game, check out our previous coverage.
Disclosure: Nintendo gave SuperParent a code for Animal Crossing: New Horizons for coverage purposes.