How to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Turn that frown into a brown! Er, a Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, that is.

Cicadas are out in numbers during July and August, making your island a loud place. We’re fans of their gentle churring, but if they bug you to no end, then you’ll definitely want to learn how to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As it happens, we’ve got all the information you need about this brunette bug below.

How to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
 
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To catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you need to be during the months of July and August, out and about on your island from 8am - 5pm. These bugs make a lot of noise, making it fairly obvious when one is nearby, so listen out and check the trees when you hear them. Here are the key details you need to know to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons:

  • When: 8am - 5pm, July - August
  • Where: On Trees
  • Value: 250 Bells

The Brown Cicada makes a much higher pitched and longer churring noise that its larger brethren, meaning you should be able to hear it from afar. It’s also a strong brown color, making it distinct from the black cicada brethren or stags you’ll spot on trees. If you run or sprint near the tree it’s on then you’ll scare it off, so get your net out in advance and hold A to slowly approach the tree once you spot one. 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brown cicada
 
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We always recommend giving your first catch to Blathers’ museum – though he’s never happy to see a bug – but once that’s sorted you can sell any future brown cicadas in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Timmy and Tommy for 250 bells, or wait until Flick visits your island to sell for a bit extra. 

Related: How to catch Giant Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Now that you know how to catch Brown Cicada in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, head over to our list of all July bug and fish to see what other fresh critters have arrived to catch – there are quite a lot! For all your other Animal Crossing: New Horizons needs, click here to visit our game hub.

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