Greater blue skimmer

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Artwork of greater blue skimmer
Real-world info
Name: Orthetrum albistylum
Family: Libellulidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 libélula de cola blanca
 libélula de cola blanca

The greater blue skimmer (known as the common dragonfly in Animal Crossing and the white-tailed skimmer in Pocket Camp before version 5.3.2) is a bug in the Animal Crossing series. It first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after Doubutsu no Mori e+ it remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It can be found flying in the air between 8 AM and 5 PM from late spring to mid-summer.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Greater blue skimmer
"I caught a common dragonfly! I love the way they zoom around..."

Time of year[nb 1] May – Jul
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying
Weather Any except rain
Selling price  130 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

The greater blue skimmer was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in version 4.2.1c under the name white-tailed skimmer. It was renamed to greater blue skimmer in version 5.3.2.


Greater blue skimmer

Availability Not currently available
  • 2021-05-12 – 2021-05-15 (Bright Dragonfly Goals)
  • 2022-06-23 – 2022-09-19
  • 2023-05-11 – 2023-05-14 (Bright Dragonfly Goals)
Location Sunburst Island PC Map Icon.png Sunburst Island
Size 53.6 mm – 58.5 mm
Rarity ★★
Selling price  300 Bells
Version added 4.2.1c
Villager gift data Tier: 3 (Uncommon+)


Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all fish and insects in Animal Crossing, the common dragonfly can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when they donate it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"<Player>, have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly's eyes? Blech! Ghastly, really. Hooo... But I digress..."


Real-world information[edit]

A real-life white-tailed skimmer

The orthetrum albistylum, commonly known as the white-tailed skimmer, is a species of dragonfly found in Europe, China, and Japan.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese シオカラトンボ
Orthetrum albis

Simplified Chinese 白尾灰蜻 (iQue)
Báiwěi huī qīng
White-tailed gray dragon

German Libelle Dragonfly

European Spanish libélula común Common dragonfly

European French orthetrum

Italian libellula Dragonfly


  1. All bugs and fish in the first-generation games can appear at a lower spawn rate up to five days before the start of their first month of availability.