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Cicada Shell
Cicada Shell.jpg
Scientific NameUnknown
Time of YearJuly to August
Time of DayAll day
LocationOn trees
RarityCommon - 7
Selling Price100
Species Number#24

The Cicada Shell is an insect that can be found on trees. It appears from July to August. It will appear all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 100 Bells.


The Cicada Shell is found on trees.

The Museum

The Cicada Shell can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Cicada larvae emerge from the ground in the evening and molt on trees, leaving behind empty shells. It's possible to find out the species of cicadas just be looking at these shells. Collecting the shells will tell you how many and what kind of cicadas inhabit a certain area."


Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:

"I found a cicada shell! It's just a shell of its former self!"