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The Damselfly is a bug introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is similar to a dragonfly, but unlike the Darner Dragonfly, Red Dragonfly, and Banded Dragonfly, it only appears in winter.

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Scientific name
Months available November to February (Northern Hemisphere)
May to August (Southern Hemisphere)
Times available All day
Location Flying
Size -
Rarity Common
Sell price 500 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese イトトンボ
Simplified Chinese 豆娘
French Demoiselle
Spanish Libélula damisela
Italian Zigottero
Russian Равнокрылая стрекоза

Korean 실잠자리
Traditional Chinese 豆娘
Quebec French Demoiselle
Latin American Spanish Libélula damisela
German Wasserjungfer
Dutch Juffer

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a damselfly! Now it's a damselfly in distress!"

Time of Year North: Nov – Feb
South: May – Aug
Time of Day All day
Location Flying near water
Total Catch 0
Selling Prices   Nook's Cranny  500 Bells
  Flick  750 Bells
Tank Size  

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"The colorful damselfly is similar to its cousin, the dragonfly, though it tends to be smaller and thinner. But don't let the delicate looks fool you! Much like the dragonfly, the damselfly is a ruthless predator. It loves to catch flies midair and eat them, and has been known to snack on spiders it plucks from the web! In short, it is not a dinner guest I would recommend... And it is not a menu I could keep down."

Real-world information[edit]

Damselflies are insects of the suborder Zygoptera in the order Odonata. They are similar to dragonflies, which constitute the other odonatan suborder, Anisoptera, but are smaller, have slimmer bodies, and most species fold the wings along the body when at rest, unlike dragonflies which hold the wings flat and away from the body. An ancient group, damselflies have existed since at least the Lower Permian, and are found on every continent except Antarctica.

  More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Damselfly (lit. "string dragonfly")


  豆娘 (iQue)



  Libélula damisela



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