Animal Crossing New Horizons Insect Prices: How Much Your Bugs Are Worth

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As you continue to use your trusty Net to catch the bugs that call your deserted island home, you may start to wonder what the insect prices are for these critters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Once a bug has been listed in your Critterpedia and donated to Blathers for safekeeping in the Museum (even though bugs are the bane of his existence), the duplicates that you catch can become a reliable source for you to earn more Bells to build up your Bank of Nook account.

It’s important to remember to sell your bugs directly to Timmy or Tommy in Nook’s Cranny, as you will always be rewarded with more Bells for your efforts this way.

You can use the Drop-off Box that’s located outside the shop to sell them when it is closed, but anything that you place inside it will be bought at 80 percent of their shop trade-in value due to handling fees. The twins are related to Tom Nook, after all.

We have started to compile a list of how many Bells you will receive when selling each bug (or insect) in the game, but, given the ever-changing seasons, it is not exhaustive nor complete just yet.

If you have caught an insect that’s missing from our list or perhaps see a price that doesn’t match up with what Timmy or Tommy gave you for it, please let us know! As we continue to catch new bugs, we’ll make sure that this list of insect prices is kept up-to-date over time.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug Prices List

  • Agrias Butterfly: 3,000 Bells
  • Ant: 80 Bells
  • Bagworm: 600 Bells
  • Banded Dragonfly: 4,500 Bells
  • Brown Cicada: 250 Bells
  • Centipede: 430 Bells
  • Citrus Long-Horned Beetle: 350 Bells
  • Common Butterfly: 160 Bells
  • Cricket: 130 Bells
  • Damselfly: 500 Bells
  • Darner Dragonfly: 230 Bells
  • Diving Beetle: 800 Bells
  • Drone Beetle: 200 Bells
  • Earth-Boring Dung Beetle: 300 Bells
  • Emperor Butterfly: 4,000 Bells
  • Firefly: 300 Bells
  • Flea: 70 Bells
  • Grasshopper: 160 Bells
  • Hermit Crab: 1,000 Bells
  • Honeybee: 200 Bells
  • Ladybug: 200 Bells
  • Long Locust: 200 Bells
  • Madagascan Sunset Moth: 2,500 Bells
  • Man-faced Stink Bug: 1,000 Bells
  • Mantis: 430 Bells
  • Migratory Locust: 200 Bells
  • Mole Cricket: 500 Bells
  • Monarch Butterfly: 140 Bells
  • Mosquito: 130 Bells
  • Moth: 130 Bells
  • Orchid Mantis: 2,400 Bells
  • Paper Kite Butterfly: 1,000 Bells
  • Peacock Butterfly: 2,500 Bells
  • Pill Bug: 250 Bells
  • Pondskater: 130 Bells
  • Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing: 4,000 Bells
  • Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing: 2,500 Bells
  • Red Dragonfly: 180 Bells
  • Rice Grasshopper: 1,600 Bells
  • Rosalia Batesi Beetle: 3,000 Bells
  • Snail: 250 Bells
  • Spider: 600 Bells
  • Stinkbug: 120 Bells
  • Tarantula: 8,000 Bells
  • Tiger Beetle: 240 Bells
  • Tiger Butterfly: 240 Bells
  • Violin Beetle: 450 Bells
  • Walker Cicada: 400 Bells
  • Walking Leaf: 600 Bells
  • Wasp: 2,500 Bells
  • Yellow Butterfly: 160 Bells

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.