Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Catch a Horned Dynastid

Friday, August 14th, 2020 9:10 am

This bug can only be found for two months.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, lots of insects will only appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere until the end of August. One of these is the horned dynastid, which appears on the sides of trees.

Specifically, the horned dynastid can appear on islands in the Northern Hemisphere in July and August. According to AllGamers, it can appear on islands in the Southern Hemisphere in January and February. The horned dynastid can appear at any time between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m.

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While a horned dynastid has a dark coloring that makes it appear similar to other bugs (like stags), you can tell it apart by looking for the horn sticking straight up from its head. Check out our gameplay clip below to see what one of these insects looks like when it’s hanging on the side of a tree.

A horned dynastid can be sold for 1,350 Bells at Nook’s Cranny, or for even more if you sell it to Flick when he’s visiting your island. You’ll also need to donate one of these bugs to Blathers at the museum to complete your insect collection.

Since insects appear randomly on our islands, it may take you some time to track down a horned dynastid. That being the case, you may want to check out the ChargePlay Clutch from HyperX. It can extend your device’s battery life so you can play New Horizons (and other Switch games) for a longer period of time before having to charge your Switch. Head over to HyperX’s website to learn more about the ChargePlay Clutch and the company’s other Switch accessories.

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. In addition, HyperX is a sponsor of SuperParent.

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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