Common bluebottle

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Common Bluebottle NH Icon.png Common bluebottle  
Artwork of common bluebottle
Real-world info
Name: Graphium sarpedon
Family: Papilionidae - Swallowtail Butterfly
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Graphium sarpedon
 Graphium sarpedon
 Mariposa triángulo azul
 Mariposa triángulo azul
 Graphium sarpedon
 Графиум сарпедон
 Blauwe driehoek

The common bluebottle[nb 1] is a bug in the Animal Crossing series. It first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and was later added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Unlike other butterflies, it can sometimes be seen resting on the ground, though it will resume flying after a short time or if the player is nearby.

In the games that the common bluebottle appears in, it is a common bug that the player can encounter, and can be found flying. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can be caught from mid spring to the end of summer.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Common bluebottle
"I caught a common bluebottle! I'll put it in a rare green jar!"

Time of year North: Apr – Aug
South: Oct – Feb
Time of day 4 AM – 7 PM
Location Flying
Weather Any except rain
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 300 Bells
 Flick 450 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"The common bluebottle is a type of swallowtail butterfly with a bright blue line running down its wings. They fly quite nimbly, it seems, and are thus quite difficult to catch. But seeing how they've been known to slurp nutrients from MUD puddles... I simply CAN'T imagine wanting to catch one myself. What awful breath!"

Once donated, the common bluebottle can be found flying in the butterfly room in the bug exhibit of the museum.


Real-world information[edit]

Graphium sarpedon, also known as the "common bluebottle" or "blue triangle", is a butterfly native to southeast Asia and eastern Australia.

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.


  • "Bluebottles" are also a type of blowfly, but the Common Bluebottle is a butterfly.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アオスジアゲハ
Common bluebottle (lit. "blue-striped swallowtail")

Korean 청띠제비나비
Common bluebottle

Simplified Chinese 青带凤蝶
qīngdài fèngdié
Common bluebottle (lit. "blue-striped swallowtail")

Traditional Chinese 青帶鳳蝶

Russian Графиум сарпедон
Grafium sarpedon
From scientific name

Dutch Blauwe driehoek Blue triangle

German Kolibrifalter Common bluebottle

European Spanish Mariposa triángulo azul Blue triangle butterfly

European French Graphium sarpedon From scientific name

Italian Graphium sarpedon From scientific name


  1. Japanese: アオスジアゲハ Hepburn: Aosujiageha