The third Saturday of every summer month is host to the Bug-Off Tournament. I've never really participated in these much because the majority of my play tends to be in the winter months in previous games, so I don't have a lot of experience with them.
The Nookipedia article states the following:
During the day of the competition, each time a player gives a bug that achieves a new high score, they receive a gift from Nat.
Does that mean that I shouldn't give my highest scoring bugs first? I'm thinking if I start out with lower quality bugs, then I could keep beating my own score with better bugs and score more pieces of furniture, but I'm not exactly sure how this works.
I'm also concerned that if I give lower quality bugs that I'll get lower quality furniture, or will Nat always give you a piece of the Bug set regardless? If I run the risk of getting normal furniture with lower quality bugs, then it would behoove me to just turn in all of my highest level bugs.
The wiki also says this:
Handing over the same insect twice does not produce the same results, meaning the same insect may be able to overwrite an already existing entry. For example, sometimes a Miyama Stag Beetle is better than an Agrias Butterfly, but sometimes it is vice versa.
So I'm not even entirely sure I can direct the outcome the way I want to but I'd like to try. What should I do to guarantee the most pieces of Bug furniture?