Real life Animal Crossing bugs

Posted by admin on July 27th, 2013

Whether you’re playing New Leaf, City Folk/LGttC, or Wild World, it’s easy to take bug-catching for granted; hear bug, find bug, catch bug, repeat. However, have you ever stopped to consider that each of these bugs exists in real life? Would you be able to catch one? How big are they? Is Blathers’ disgust at your entomological donations justified?

We had a quick look online and made some shocking discoveries. Some of the bugs are big… really, really enormously massively big! Don’t believe us? Have a look for yourself:

WOOOAH! That is a whole lot of moth! Imagine how much noise it would make flapping around your lightshade.

Woah! The Oak Silk Moth is a whole lot of moth! Imagine how much noise it would make flapping around your lightshade.

 

Bletch! Big centipedes like this can have a really nasty bite.

Bletch! Big centipedes like this can have a really nasty bite. Do not touch!

 

It's huge! Luckily, these fellas stay underground for most of their lives.

The Giant Cicada is monsterous! Luckily, these fellas stay underground for most of their lives.

 

Goliath by name - goliath by nature. these mega bugs can weigh up to 3 ounces!

Goliath Bug by name – goliath by nature. these mega bugs can weigh up to 3 ounces!

 

Oooh, shiny! Not too sure I'd want to mess with anything with pincers that big though...!

Oooh, shiny! However, with pincers that big, I would not want to mess with the Atlas Beetle.

 

Not sure I'd want one of these flapping in my face at night. A shame they don't actually glow like a lantern.

Ugh! Not sure I’d want one of these flapping in my face at night. It’s a shame the Lantern Fly doesn’t actually glow.

 

So, there you have it – the biggest, creepiest land-dwelling beasties of the Animal Crossing world. We didn’t bother with scorpions and tarantulas as everyone knows they’re scary!!

I’m sorry we ever doubted you, Blathers…

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