Agrias Butterfly

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"I caught an agrias butterfly! So bright and beautiful!" —City Folk
"I caught an agrias butterfly! I guess this one agreed with me!" —New Leaf
Agrias Butterfly
Agrias Butterfly NH.png
Scientific name
Agrias claudina sardanapalus
Nymphalidae- Brush-Footed Butterflies
Months available April to September
April to September Northern HemisphereNew Horizons
Times available 8 am to 5 pm
Location Flying (near flowers)
Size 42 mm
Rarity Rare
Sell price 3,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ミイロタテハ
Simplified Chinese 彩袄蛱蝶
French Agrias
Spanish Mariposa narciso
Italian Farfalla agrias
Russian Агриас клаудина

Korean 아그리아스나비
Traditional Chinese 彩襖蛺蝶
Quebec French Agrias
Latin American Spanish Mariposa narciso
German Agrias-Falter
Dutch Agriasvlinder

The Agrias Butterfly (ミイロタテル, Miirotateru) is a rare insect in the Animal Crossing series. It can be found in summer, between the months of April and September. It can be sold for 3,000 Bells. It is different than other butterflies in the game, using speed and agility to avoid being caught in a net, while others fly slowly.

Catch details[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Agrias Butterfly WW Sprite.png    ''They are the world's fastest butterflies."
  • Size- 42 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Agrias Butterfly CF Icon.png     ''Fast and hard to catch, these are among the most lovely butterflies in the world!"
  • Size- About 42 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Noon

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Agrias Butterfly

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 44.8 mm - 61.3 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Agrias Butterfly
"I caught an agrias butterfly! I wonder if it finds me disagrias-able?"

Time of Year North: Apr – Sep
South: Oct – Mar
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"The agrias butterfly is said to be quite an agile flier. I'm shocked you snared one! Yes, rather impressive! I know for a fact that I could never do it, wot! Or, to be more accurate, catching one would never even cross my mind...Fleeing from one...That I might do!"

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say:

"I must commend you for catching this particular type of butterfly! The agrias butterfly's atypical flight pattern has earned it the nickname "King of the Butterflies." It's such a swift flier that most enthusiasts who attempt to catch one rely on traps, eh wot? I daresay I'd lose a race with this flittering thing... Though I'd likely pass out from mortal revulsion first."

It can found flying in the bottom terrace by the entrance of the insect room, with other butterflies.

In New Leaf[edit]

The Agrias Butterfly flying around 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 Agrias Butterfly:

"Agrias butterflies are argued to have the most beautiful wings of all butterfly species. They're capable of flying quite fast, making them more difficult to catch than a number of their peers. Their wings sport three colors - red, blue, and black - but many have different patterns and shapes."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Some say the agrias butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies in the world. Bah, I say! BAH! They may have brightly colored wings, but the way they flutter and flitter...SO FOUL! In fact, the agrias butterfly flies so fast, it is quite a feat to catch one. I suppose I should congratulate you on your good fortune... But catching any bug seems a misfortune to me.

The Agrias Butterfly can be found in the butterfly room, but may also be spotted flying around the big bug room as well.

Real-world information[edit]

An Agrias butterfly from the real world

Agrias is a genus of nymphalid butterfly native to Central and South America. They are prized by collectors for their wings, which have iridescent coloration on the upperside and ornate patterns on the underside. Five species are known, but hundreds of different names have been given for specimens with different colorations. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミイロタテハ
Agrias (lit. "tricolor butterfly")

Korean 아그리아스나비
Agrias butterfly

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
彩袄蛱蝶 / 彩襖蛺蝶
cǎiǎo jiádié
Agrias (lit. "Rainbow-sleeved nymphalid")

Russian Агриас клаудина
Agrias klaudina
From species Agrias claudina

Dutch Agriasvlinder Agrias butterfly

German Agrias-Falter Agrias Butterfly

European Spanish Mariposa narciso "Narcissus butterfly", from species Agrias narcissus

European French Agrias Agrias

Italian Farfalla agrias Agrias butterfly

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