Oak Silk Moth

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"I caught a Japanese oak silk moth. It's pretty, but...yuck!" —Wild World
Oak Silk Moth
Artwork of Oak Silk Moth
Real-world info
Name: Coscinocera hercules
Family: Bombycidae - Silkmoths
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ヤママユガ
 N/A
 coscinocera hercules
 polilla de seda
 macaone
 Дубовый шелкопряд
 산누에나방
 N/A
 coscinocera hercules
 polilla de seda
 Seidenspinner
 Herculesvlinder

The Oak Silk Moth is a bug in the Animal Crossing series that appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is relatively rare and can be found on trees during summer nights. When flying away, it makes a distinct loud flapping sound.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

#10

Oak Silk Moth
"I caught a Japanese oak silk moth. It's pretty, but...yuck!"

Description They are the world's largest moths. Like silkworms, they produce thread.
Time of year Jun - Aug
Time of day 7 PM - 4 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On trees
Bug size 280 mm
Selling price  1,200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In City Folk[edit]

#11

Oak Silk Moth
"I caught an oak silk moth! Pretty? Or pretty hideous?!"

Description The larva and cocoons of these wild silkworms are a beautiful green in color.
Time of year Jun – Sep
Time of day 7 PM - 4 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (any kind)
Bug size 280 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  1,200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


In New Leaf[edit]

#11

Oak Silk Moth
"I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?"

Time of year Jun - Sep
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day 7 PM - 4 AM
Peak times N/A
Location On trees (any kind) (can be found on Tortimer Island)
Size 320 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling price  1,200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0


Donating to the museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Blathers the curator will have a small speech on the Oak Silk Moth once the bug is donated.

"...Ah! I just looked directly into that silkmoth's fabled eye-spots!...I'm unsure what predator would be fooled. Those look nothing like owl's eyes. Ah. Hm. There I go again. Letting my revulsion taint my scientific analysis... The eye-spots DO work, and are a vital evolutionary step! ...But blech."

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers the curator will have a small speech on the Oak Silk Moth once the bug is donated.

"While the oak silk moth has impressively large wings, it's said that this moth isn't a very skilled flier. ...I should think that might be the reason it developed such big, vulgar eyeballs..."

The Oak Silk Moth can be found on the second level of the Insect exhibit, in the middle segment with the easternmost stump.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon being donated, the creature can be found in the room of the bug exhibit with the Rafflesia in, resting on a tree on the east side of the room. It can be seen better if the camera is adjusted.

"Oak silk moths are seen in the summer and are one of the largest moth species in the world. They make silk from their mouths as they transition into the pupa stage. As adults, they don't eat anything and only live off the nutrients they stored while they were caterpillars."

Real-world information[edit]

The hercules moth, named the oak silk moth, are among the largest moths in the world. Both their body and wings have the record, but their bodies are quite small compared to their wings. They are named after the hero of Greek Mythology. Like in game, when scared, they flee, releasing a very heavy flap. Transparent sections on the wings in some moths and butterflies help serve as a camouflage, so that predators cannot see the insect.

Atlas moths are a saturniid moth, a group that includes the famous luna moth. Despite what their common name suggests, they are only distant cousins of the domestic silk moth (Bombyx mori) which belong to the family Bombycidae.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ヤママユガ
Yamamayuga

German Seidenspinner Silk Weaver

European Spanish Polilla de seda

European French Coscinocera hercules Latin name