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Rice Grasshopper
Rice Grasshopper.jpg
Scientific NameOxya japonica
Time of YearAugust to November
Time of Day8AM - 7PM
RarityRare - 2
Selling Price400
Species Number#16

The Rice Grasshopper is an insect that can be found on the grass around town. It appears between the months of August and November. It will appear during the day from 8AM to 7PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 400 Bells.


The Rice Grasshopper is found on the grass around town. It will appear during rain.

The Museum

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

"Rice grasshoppers are typically known as pests that eat farmers' crop, making them undesirable. But they're also edible, and boiling them in soy sauce is a typical way to prepare them in certain regions. While they are generally green, their shells will turn a darker color when heavily crowded in groups."


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

"I caught a rice grasshopper! Now I just need a soy-sauce mantis!"