Moth

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"Yuck! I caught a moth! It's okay... I'm okay..." —Wild World
"I caught a moth! Not scary... NOT SCARY!" —City Folk
"I caught a moth! It finally saw the light!" —New Leaf
Moth
Moth.jpg
Scientific name Opodiphthera eucalypti
Family Saturniidae
Time of year May to September
Time of day 7pm to 4am
Location Near outside lights
Size 60 mm
Selling price 60 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Moth (ガ, Ga) is a nocturnal insect, that can be found on cloudy nights. Players seem to detest them even more than Cockroaches. Moths are usually found by bright lights.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

Moths around a light in Wild World.

In City Folk[edit]

"Many people hate moths, yet love butterflies, but the truth is that both belong to the order Lepidoptera. Since both are covered in unspeakable veins and foul powder, I suggest they are equally distasteful."

The Moth can be found in the upper-left hand corner of the insect exhibit, flying around a lamp near the Bagworm.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the Moth can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the light in, flying around the light. The exhibit has this to say about the Moth:

"Moths are related to butterflies, but they're most often active at night instead of day. They use their large antennae to sense, smell, and guide themselves in the dark. Interestingly, the number of moth species is estimated at 160,000, so "moth" is a fairly broad descriptor."

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Moth (Wild World).gif ''Their antennae are large because they use their sense of smell to guide them in the dark."
  • Size- 60 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Evening

City Folk[edit]

Moth (City Folk).png ''These are similar to butterflies... but for some reason, hated by many people."
  • Size- About 60 mm
  • Season- Summer
  • Time- Night


Further information[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Papillon de nuit Night butterfly


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