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Coral Island – Bug Catching Guide (Updated)

Farming sims have a lot more going on than farming and the same is true for Coral Island. In this re-imagined farm sim set on a gorgeous tropical island. You’ll be able to grow crops, raise livestock, make friends and revitalize a town. And while you’re not doing all that you can explore this gorgeous world by going fishing or catching bugs!

The unique bugs of Coral Island can be caught with a net and can be shown off at the museum. Some are even worth a good amount of money to sell! In this guide, we’ll cover where and when to catch all the bugs on Coral Island!

Update: This article has been updated from May 2023 for the inclusion of updated bug stats and insect traps.

   

How To Catch Bugs

Catching bugs in Coral Island is simple in theory but requires some time and patience in order to be perfect. Your first step will be to approach a bug quietly and then swing the net to catch it. Unfortunately, the bugs here scare easily and will flash an exclamation point above their heads as you get close to them.

You will also notice a circular countdown timer that appears right next to the exclamation point. This will start full and slowly deplete as the bug becomes more afraid of your presence. Once that bar has completely depleted, the bug will flash two exclamation points above its head and begin flying and/or running away.

You can snag the bug mid-air as it runs away but more likely than not you’ve lost that catch. If the bug runs too far away, it will despawn, and you will no longer be able to catch that exact bug and must wait to find a new one. 

 

How To Get A Bug Catching Net

The good news about getting a bug-catching net is that you can’t miss it! Sometime in your first week on Coral Island, you will receive a letter from Sunny and Eleanor inviting you to come by the Beach Shack.

Head over to Sunny’s Beach Shack by the Beach and a cutscene will play showing the couple arguing about what to give you. You will then be asked to pick between the fishing pole and the bug net. You can pick either of the two as they will still give you both.

The Beach Shack also sells the Improved Bug New for 3,700 coins for you to get later in the game.

 

How To Use Insect Traps

With the Coral Island Summer 2023 update, you can now use traps to passively catch insects. There are two different types of traps, one to catch ground insects and the other to catch flying insects. How this works is to place the trap on an empty 1×1 space in any outdoor area of the island. Such as in town, in the forest or at the beach. You won’t be able to place them indoors, on your farm or in the cavern.

Once you’ve put the trap down you’ll be able to passively catch nearby insects. Check them the next day to find what insects it’s caught! Note that the type of insects that you’ll find in your trap will be based on the insects that can already be found naturally in that area. For example, a Luna Moth will be found in either the Town or Forest locations but not at the Beach.

 

Insect Trap Recipes

  • Ground Insect Trap – 1x Silver Bar, 5x Fiber, 5x Wood
  • Flying Insect Trap – 1x Gold Bar, 1x Glass, 1x Any Honey
 

How To Use Insect Scent

Along with traps in the Summer Update 2023, the introduction of scents has also been introduced to Coral Island. Scents are craftable items you can consume or attach to a trap to help with bug catching. Alternatively you can also purchase Scents at the Beach Shack.

If you consume a Scent, it will make bugs around less aware of you and therefore easier to catch. If you attach a scent to the relevant trap, then you’ll guarantee an insect spawning overnight.

Insect Scent Recipes

  • Ground Insect Scent (2) – 5x Sap, 1x Any Flower
  • Flying Insect Scent (2) – 5x Fiber, 1x Any Flower
 

Bug Catching Mastery Levels

You won’t be able to use insect traps straight away, instead, you’ll need to raise your insect catching mastery up to a certain level in order to be able to craft traps and scents. To raise your bug catching mastery you’ll need to spend your time farming experience in catching bugs.

LvlUnlocked
1Ground Insect Scent
2Bug Jerky
3Bee House
Ground Insect Trap
4Crawling Critter Scent
5Crawler Trap
6Flying Insect Trap
7Flying Inscect Scent
8Float Trap
 

Bug Locations

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Spring

InsectLocationRarityWeatherTimeSell Price
Assam Silk MothGarden Lane, Lookout,
Vineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay30
Cecropia CaterpillarGarden Lane, Lake,
Lookout, Vineyard, Forest
RareSunny, WindyNight110
CentipedeGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands, Town
Vineyard, Forest
UncommonSunny, WindyNight50
CricketGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Lookout, Vineyard, Forest
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyNight25
FireflyGarden Lane, Lake, Woodlands, ForestUncommonSunnyNight155
FlyGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Town, Lookout, Dump
CommonAnyDay10
Ghost MantisGarden Lane, ForestRareAnyAll Day120
Harpalus BeetleLookout, Forest,
Vineyard, Hot Spring
UncommonAnyDay100
Hickory Horned DevilWoodlands, Lookout, ForestUncommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNight50
Lady BeetleGarden Lane, Town,
Lookout, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, WindyDay45
Leaf BeetleForest, Vineyard, Hot SpringUncommonSunny, WindyAll Day100
Little Wood Satyr ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands
CommonAnyDay30
Luna MothTown, ForestRareSunny, WindyAll Day165
Magnolia Green JumperLake, ForestRareRain, StormAll Day120
MothGarden Lane, Town,
Vineyard, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNight30
Pine SphinxTown, Lookout, BeachCommonAnyAll Day20
Pipevine Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyDay75
Polyphemus MothBeach, Town, LookoutCommonRainy, Stormy, WindyNight30
Praying MantisGarden Lane, Beach, ForestUncommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay55
Puss MothLake, Forest, Vineyard,
Hot Spring
UncommonAnyAll Day75
Red AdmiralGarden Lane, Forest,
Vineyard
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay20
Scarites BeetleGarden Lane, Woodlands,
Vineyard, Forest
CommonSunny, WindyNight45
SnailBeach, Lake, Woodlands,
Vineyard, Forest
CommonRainy, Stormy, WindyAll Day20
Spicebush Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
RareAnyDay165
Striped Garden CaterpillarGarden Lane, Beach,
Hot Spring
UncommonSunny, WindyAll Day50
Tiger BeetleGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Town, Lookout
RareAnyDay220
Tiger Swallowtail ButterflyWoodlands, Vineyard,
Hot Spring, Forest, Farm
CommonSunny, WindyDay30
WaspVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest, Farm
CommonSunnyAll Day65
Widow SpiderBeach, Woodlands, Town,
Lookout, Forest
RareSunny, WindyNight55
Yucca MothBeach, Town, Hot SpringRareAnyDay165
 

Summer

InsectLocationRarityWeatherTimeSell Price
Blue Morpho ButterflyLake, ForestLegendaryWindyDay625
Cecropia CaterpillarGarden Lane, Lake,
Lookout, Vineyard, Forest
RareSunny, WindyNight110
CentipedeGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands, Town
Vineyard, Forest
UncommonSunny, WindyNight50
CricketGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Lookout, Vineyard, Forest
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyNight25
Crowned Hairstreak ButterflyBeach, ForestLegendarySunnyAll Day625
DragonflyBeach, Lake, TownUncommonAnyDay155
FireflyGarden Lane, Lake, Woodlands, ForestUncommonSunnyNight155
FlyGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Town, Lookout, Dump
CommonAnyDay10
Ghost MantisGarden Lane, ForestRareAnyAll Day120
Gulf FritillaryGarden Lane,
Woodlands,
Lookout, Vineyard
CommonAnyAll Day20
Hickory Horned DevilWoodlands, Lookout, ForestUncommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNightNight
Lady BeetleGarden Lane, Town,
Lookout, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, WindyDay45
Little Wood Satyr ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands
CommonAnyDay30
Luna MothTown, ForestRareSunny, WindyAll Day165
Magnolia Green JumperLake, ForestRareRain, StormAll Day120
Man-Faced Stink BugLookout, ForestCommonSunny, WindyNight25
Maple Leafcutter MothGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
RareSunny, Rainy, WindyAll Day165
MothGarden Lane, Town,
Vineyard, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNight30
Orchid MantisGarden Lane, ForestSuper RareSunny, WindyDay230
Pine SphinxTown, Lookout, BeachCommonAnyAll Day20
Pipevine Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyDay75
Polyphemus MothBeach, Town, LookoutCommonRainy, Stormy, WindyNight30
Puss MothLake, Forest, Vineyard,
Hot Spring
UncommonAnyAll Day75
Red AdmiralGarden Lane, Forest,
Vineyard
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay20
SaddlebackBeach, Lookout, ForestCommonAnyAll Day20
Scarites BeetleGarden Lane, Woodlands,
Vineyard, Forest
CommonSunny, WindyNight45
SnailBeach, Lake, Woodlands,
Vineyard, Forest
CommonRainy, Stormy, WindyAll Day20
Soldier BeetleGarden Lane, Beach, Lake,
Woodlands, Town,
Lookout, Hot Spring
CommonAnyAll Day45
Striped Garden CaterpillarGarden Lane, Beach,
Hot Spring
UncommonSunny, WindyAll Day50
Tiger Swallowtail ButterflyWoodlands, Vineyard,
Hot Spring, Forest, Farm
CommonSunny, WindyDay30
Violin BeetleWoodlands, Forest,
Vineyard
UncommonSunny, WindyAll Day100
WaspVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest, Farm
CommonSunnyAll Day65
Western Tiger SwallowtailGarden Lane, Lake,
Town, Hot Spring
UncommonSunny, Rainy, StormyDay50
Wolf SpiderForest, Vineyard,
Hot Spring
Super RareAnyNight230
Yucca MothBeach, Town, Hot SpringRareAnyDay165
 

Fall

InsectLocationRarityWeatherTimeSell Price
Assam Silk MothGarden Lane, Lookout,
Vineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay30
Atlas MothForestSuper RareSunny, WindyNight315
Banded WoollybearLake, Woodlands,
Town. Lookout
CommonAnyDay20
Birdwing ButterflyLookout, ForestSuper RareSunny, RainDay315
CentipedeGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands, Town
Vineyard, Forest
UncommonSunny, WindyNight50
DragonflyBeach, Lake, TownUncommonAnyDay155
Eastern Black SwallowtailBeach, Lake, Lookout,
Forest, Farm, Hot Spring
RareRain, StormNight110
FlyGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Town, Lookout, Dump
CommonAnyDay10
Ghost MantisGarden Lane, ForestRareAnyAll Day120
GrasshopperGarden Lane, Beach, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyAll Day55
Gulf FritillaryGarden Lane, Woodlands,
Lookout, Vineyard
CommonAnyAll Day20
Harpalus BeetleTown, Lookout, Forest, Vineyard, Hot SpringUncommonAnyDay100
Janetta Forester ButterflyVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest, Farm
CommonSunny, WindyDay30
Lady BeetleGarden Lane, Town,
Lookout, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, WindyDay45
Luna MothTown, ForestRareSunny, WindyAll Day165
Man-Faced Stink BugLookout, ForestCommonSunny, WindyNight25
Maple Leafcutter MothGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
RareSunny, Rainy, WindyAll Day165
Monarch CaterpillarGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
Super RareAnyDay210
MothGarden Lane, Town,
Vineyard, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNight30
Olivewing ButterflyLake, Woodlands, ForestUncommonSunny, WindyAny75
Orchid MantisGarden Lane, ForestSuper RareSunny, WindyDay230
Pine SphinxTown, Lookout, BeachCommonAnyAll Day20
Pipevine Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyDay75
Praying MantisGarden Lane, Beach, ForestUncommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay55
Red AdmiralGarden Lane, Forest,
Vineyard
CommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay20
Rove BeetleGarden Lane, VineyardRareSunny, Rainy, WindyNight220
SaddlebackBeach, Lookout, ForestCommonAnyAll Day20
SnailBeach, Lake, Woodlands,
Vineyard, Forest
CommonRainy, Stormy, WindyAll Day20
Soldier BeetleGarden Lane, Beach, Lake,
Woodlands, Town,
Lookout, Hot Spring
CommonAnyAll Day45
Striped Garden CaterpillarGarden Lane, Beach,
Hot Spring
UncommonSunny, WindyAll Day50
TarantulaBeach, TownLegendarySunnyNight460
Tiger Swallowtail ButterflyWoodlands, Vineyard,
Hot Spring, Forest, Farm
CommonSunny, WindyDay30
Violin BeetleWoodlands, Forest,
Vineyard
UncommonSunny, WindyAll Day100
WaspVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest, Farm
CommonSunnyAll Day65
Widow SpiderBeach, Woodlands, Town,
Lookout, Forest
RareSunny, WindyNight55
 

Winter

InsectLocationRarityWeatherTimeSell Price
Atlas MothForestSuper RareSunny, WindyNight315
Banded WoollybearLake, Woodlands,
Town. Lookout
CommonAnyDay20
CentipedeGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands, Town
Vineyard, Forest
UncommonSunny, WindyNight50
FlyGarden Lane, Beach,
Lake, Woodlands,
Town, Lookout, Dump
CommonAnyDay10
GrasshopperGarden Lane, Beach, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyAll Day55
Ground BeetleGarden Lane, Lake, Town,
Lookout, Vineyard
Night45
Janetta Forester ButterflyVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest
CommonSunny, WindyDay30
Leaf BeetleForest, Vineyard, Hot SpringUncommonSunny, WindyAll Day100
Monarch CaterpillarGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
Super RareAnyDay210
MothGarden Lane, Town,
Vineyard, Hot Spring
CommonSunny, Rainy, StormyNight30
Olivewing ButterflyLake, Woodlands, ForestUncommonSunny, WindyAny75
Pipevine Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Lake,
Woodlands, Forest
UncommonAnyDay75
Praying MantisGarden Lane, Beach, ForestUncommonSunny, Rainy, WindyDay55
Rove BeetleGarden Lane, VineyardRareSunny, Rainy, WindyNight220
Spicebush Swallowtail ButterflyGarden Lane, Beach,
Woodlands
RareAnyDay165
WaspVineyard, Hot Spring,
Forest, Farm
CommonSunnyAll Day65
Western Tiger SwallowtailGarden Lane, Lake,
Town, Hot Spring
UncommonSunny, Rainy, StormyDay50
 

CORAL ISLAND

Coral Island is a vibrant and laid-back reimagining of farm sim games. Be who you want and create the idyllic farm of your dreams, where you’ll tend crops, nurture animals, and build a bond with the natural world around you. Help revitalize the nearby town and its surrounding coral reefs, and forge relationships with a vibrant community of more than 70 fellow people who call Coral Island home.

Coral Island is currently out on PC – Steam and Xbox Game Pass.

 

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