Common Bluebottle

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"I caught a common bluebottle! I'll put it in a rare green jar!" —New Horizons
Common Bluebottle
Artwork of Common Bluebottle
Real-world info
Name: Graphium sarpedon
Family: Papilionidae - Swallowtail Butterfly
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Graphium sarpedon
 Graphium sarpedon
 Mariposa triángulo azul
 Mariposa triángulo azul
 Graphium sarpedon
 Графиум сарпедон
 Blauwe driehoek

The Common Bluebottle is a bug that was added in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As its name suggests, it is a common bug. It can be seen flying around during the day from April to August. 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. It sells for 300 Bells.

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 Wing at 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.

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  • "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
Traditional Chinese
青带凤蝶 / 青帶鳳蝶
qīngdài fèngdié
Common bluebottle (lit. "blue-striped swallowtail")

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
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