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
AgriasButterfly.jpg
Scientific name Agrias claudina sardanapalus
Family Nymphalidae- Brush-Footed Butterflies
Time of year June to September
Time of day 8 am to 5 pm
Location Flying (near flowers)
Size 42 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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 June and September. It can be sold for 3,000 bells. It is different to other butterflies in the game, using speed and agility to avoid being caught in a net, while others fly slowly.

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."

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Agrias butterfly (Wild World).gif ''They are the world's fastest butterflies."
  • Size- 42 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Agrias butterfly (City Folk).png ''Fast and hard to catch, these are among the most lovely butterflies in the world!"
  • Size- About 42 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Noon


Further information[edit]

Argrias Butterfly in real life.

The family, Nymphalidae or "Brush-footed butterflies", gets this name from the forelegs of the adults, which are small and hairy, and resemble small brushes. However, these forelegs are not used for walking.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Mariposa narciso
French Agrias