In the southeastern corner of Castle Town, there is a magnificent mansion with only one resident. Inside the “castle” lives the “princess” Agitha, an eccentric little girl who loves two things in life – bugs and parties. Unfortunately, all of the people she invited to her most recent party, “Agitha’s Ball”, haven’t shown up and must have gotten lost along the way. So, she hires everyone’s favorite hero to travel all over Hyrule and round up her pairs of creepy-crawly guests.
Thankfully, she values your services and has way too much money to throw around. When you bring her the first bug, she’ll give you the Big Wallet that holds 600 Rupees, and when you bring her all 24 of the creatures, she’ll give you Giant’s Wallet that can hold 1,000. For every unmatched guest you bring her, she’ll give you 50 Rupees, and for every pair you complete you’ll get an additional 100. That money sure could come in handy, especially when you have to pay so much to get that darned Magic Armor…
You better get hunting! When you’re on this quest, there are a few things you should know. Regardless of what species they belong to, they all light up at night. That makes it a lot easier to spot them. Also, whenever you get near one, you can hear the same loud chiming noise. Finally, both members of the bug pair can be found in the same general area of the map – so if you find one bug, look around and you’ll find its mate!
If you want to cut straight to the chase and find all of the bugs, check out the list of locations below. Remember – this guide, like most ones on Zelda Universe, is written for the Wii version of the game. If you’re using this for a Gamecube version, keep in mind that it is mirrored relative to the Wii version. Therefore, whenever this guide says to head east you need to head west; if left, head right, etc.
Ants – Kakariko Village
♂ – At the back of Kakariko Graveyard, crawling around the roots of the tree on the right.
♀ – In the empty house next to Barnes’s Bomb Shop on the western side of town. Enter the front door and she should be crawling around on the floor right in front of you.
Beetles – Southern Hyrule Field (Faron Province)
♂ – He’s in the center of the field. Look near the tree in between the hills in the middle of Faron Province.
♀ – You’ll find her clinging to the side of a tree on a ridge in the same area. Look in the far west of Hyrule Field at night – it’s very hard to see her during the day.
Butterflies – Eastern Hyrule Field
♂ – Head south from the eastern entrance to Castle Town. He’s to the left of the path, in a flower patch.
♀ – Head east from the same entrance. On your left, you’ll see a ledge covered in ivy. Use your Clawshot to get to the top, and you’ll find her there in a flower patch.
Dayflies – Gerudo Desert
♂ – He’s at the southernmost point of the center of the desert. Look for him at night – if you don’t, it’ll be almost impossible to spot him flying around.
♀ – You’ll find her in the northeast section of the desert. Look around inside the northernmost of the two trenches. As with the male Dayfly, you should probably hunt for her at night.
Dragonflies – Zora’s River
♂ – He’s in the very tall hilly area right below the Zora’s Domain waterfall. Climb the hills on the west side near Mother and Child Rock, and you’ll find him.
♀ – You can find her right on the river in front of Iza’s boat rental store. Use your gale boomerang to catch her if you have trouble.
Grasshoppers – Western Hyrule Field
♂ – If you exit Kakariko to the northeast, you’ll find him directly to the northwest. He’ll be jumping around in the brown grassless patch of land to the east of the wall. He’s hard to catch, so use your Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to get a hold of him.
♀ – She’s up in the far northeast corner of this part of the map. Even though she’s just hopping around, you’ll have the same problem with her as you did with the male. Use the Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to reel her in.
Ladybugs – Southern Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
♂ – When you leave the steps of Castle Town, head to the west. From there, you’ll see a large rock. Look near the flowers at the base and you’ll find the male ladybug.
♀ – Immediately south of Castle Town there will be a courtyard with a pool inside of it. On the east side of the pool there are three trees. The female ladybug will be either inside one of the trees or flying around them.
Mantises – Lake Hylia Bridge
♂ – You can find him flying around inside the northern arch at the Great Bridge over Lake Hylia. He’s hard to see and harder still to catch – use the Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to help bring him down.
♀ – Head to the southern end of the Great Bridge, and travel to the large collection of old trees before the small bridge. She’s on the south eastern part of the wall. Look up… no, up higher still, and you’ll see her. Use the Gale Boomerang or another weapon to bring her down.
Phasmids – Bridge of Eldin
♂ – He’s on the southern arch of the bridge. He’s not hard to find, and you can just use the Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to get him down.
♀ – You’ll find her on the northern side of the bridge. You can either Clawshot to get onto the western rock ledges or (if you’ve got some hardcore skill) you can use your Gale Boomerang to get her down.
Pill Bugs – Kakariko Gorge
♂ – Go to the bridge in Kakariko Gorge, and look on the ground to the immediate southeast. He’ll just be crawling along right after the bridge and right next to the trail.
♀ – When you’re facing the entrance to Kakariko Village, you’ll notice a large wall of rocks to the southwest. Follow it and you’ll end up at a patch of flowers near a few trees. Look around the flowers, and you’ll find her. You might have to cut down the flowers to find her, but she’s definitely there.
Snails – Sacred Grove
♂ – Go to the room with the guardian statue puzzle. In the southwest corner of this room, you’ll find an alcove. Go inside and look up at the northeast corner from the inside. You’ll see him crawling around on the wall.
♀ – You’ll find her inside the entrance to the Temple of Time. In the area before you officially enter the dungeon; there is a large staircase along the southern wall of the room. Look along the western side of the staircase, and you’ll find her.
Stag Beetles – Northern Hyrule Field
♂ – On the eastern side of the small river, there is a single tree. Look around it and in its branches, and you’ll find the male Stag Beetle.
♀ – If you look north of the small river, you’ll find a large rocky area with a path. Follow the path, and when you hit a fork in the road head right. Down the path you’ll find a large boulder along the wall that can be blown up. Look up and to the right of that boulder and you’ll find the bug.
Congratulations! You’ve found all twelve pairs of bugs! Princess Agitha will be happy, now, and you’ll soon be carrying around a Giant’s Wallet of rupees! Don’t spend it all in one place!