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''If you wish to keep an emperor butterfly as a specimen, remove the body. If you don't, oils from the expired body will leak out, changing the wing color. Blech, the very thought of those post-mortem oils...''
 
''If you wish to keep an emperor butterfly as a specimen, remove the body. If you don't, oils from the expired body will leak out, changing the wing color. Blech, the very thought of those post-mortem oils...''
 
'''Note''': It's not advised to collect or keep specimens of butterflies. Many species are considered vulnerable or threatened due to habitat loss and the changing climate.
 
  
 
After donation, the Emperor can be found fluttering around the flowers in the first room of the insect exhibit.
 
After donation, the Emperor can be found fluttering around the flowers in the first room of the insect exhibit.

Revision as of 23:28, September 5, 2013

"I caught an emperor butterfly! It's blue... it's royal!" —Wild World
"I caught an emperor butterfly! Such royal beauty!" —City Folk
"I caught an emperor butterfly! Feeling blue, Your Majesty?" —New Leaf
Emperor Butterfly
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Scientific name
Morpho menelaus
Family
Nymphalidae
Months available June to September
Times available 7pm to 8am
Location Near flowers, Anywhere (City Folk)
Size 115 mm
Rarity Uncommon
Sell price 2,500 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese Unknown
Korean Unknown
Italian Unknown
German Unknown

Simplified Chinese Unknown
French Unknown
Spanish Unknown
Dutch Unknown

Traditional Chinese Unknown
Quebec French Unknown
Latin American Spanish Unknown
Russian Unknown


The emperor butterfly (モルフォチョウ, Morufochō), also called emperor, is an uncommon butterfly that is found around flowers in the summer months, late in the day. It is the only butterfly that can be found in the night. It is sold for 2,500 Bells.

Donating to the Museum

As with all fish and bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the Emperor Butterfly can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. When donating, Blathers will say the following upon receiving the Emperor Butterfly:

In Wild World

If you wish to keep an emperor butterfly as a specimen, remove the body. If you don't, oils from the expired body will leak out, changing the wing color. Blech, the very thought of those post-mortem oils...

After donation, the Emperor can be found fluttering around the flowers in the first room of the insect exhibit.

In City Folk

"The emperor butterfly's beautiful blue markings make it a popular gift in certain parts of the world. Hoo, yes, wonderful gift... Such gift givers should have their heads examined, I should think..."

It can be found in the bottom terrace, flying near or resting on the flowers with any other butterflies.

In New Leaf

The Emperor Butterfly flying around the player in the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Upon being donated, the butterfly can be found in the first room of the bug exhibit resting on flowers with the other butterflies. The exhibit has this to say about the Emperor Butterfly:

"Emperor butterflies are easily recognized because of their lovely, iridescent blue wings. Pigmentation isn't actually what causes the color, but rather the reflections on their wing scales. Since their wings shimmer when moving, noticing them is much easier when they are midflight."

Bug Encyclopedia Information

Once an Emperor Butterfly has been caught, the player can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information:

Wild World

Emperor Butterfly WW Sprite.png    ''Their wings are iridescent, like the back of a CD."
  • Size- 115 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

City Folk

Emperor Butterfly CF Icon.png     ''Their wings appear to be blue on one side, but quite plain on the other."
  • Size- About 115 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night


Further Information

Morpho menelaus, more commonly known as the Blue Morpho, is an exotic butterfly that can be found in Central and South America. It feeds primarily on rotten fruit, but in the larval stage, frequently eats other larvae of the same species. Oddly, it's not referred to as an Emperor butterfly in the real world, but the family to which it belongs, Nymphalidae, is sometimes known as the Emperors.

Etymology

Morpho stems from the Greek word for form, and therefore means 'changed'. This may be a reflection of the species' beautiful iridescence, which has the quality of changing colors in the light. Menelaus was a legendary king of Sparta who married Helen of Troy.

Names in other languages

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