Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Diving Beetle

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 12:03 pm

This bug appears on the surface of the water.

The diving beetle is one of the more interesting creatures in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, since it is technically an insect, but it shows up in the water like a fish (it’s similar to the pondskater).

This insect will appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere from May to September. According to All Gamers, it will appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere from November to March. Diving beetles can appear at any time from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Diving beetles swim at the surface of the water around your island (not in the ocean), and you can catch them using a net, rather than a fishing rod. Check out our gameplay video below to see what a diving beetle looks like in action.

A single diving beetle can be sold for 800 Bells at Nook’s Cranny, or for a few more Bells if you sell it to Flick when he visits your island. You’ll also need to donate one of these critters to Blathers at the museum if you want to complete your insect collection!

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.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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