Paper Kite Butterfly

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"I caught a paper kite butterfly! Do I read it, fly it, or spread it on toast?" —New Horizons
Paper Kite Butterfly
Paper Kite Butterfly NH.png
Scientific name Idea leuconoe
Family Nymphalidae
Time of year Year-round
Time of day 8 am to 7 pm
Location Flying above the ground
Size ???
Rarity ???
Selling price 1000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Paper Kite Butterfly is an insect that was introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is found year-round around town from 8 AM to 7 PM.

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donating the paper kite butterfly to the museum the curator, Blathers, will say the following:

"With its black-and-white-striped wing pattern, the paper kite butterfly is both elegant and pretty... PRETTY POISONOUS I MEAN! Hoo dear! Where as I? Oh yes...Event this butterfly's black-and-white-striped larva and little golden pupae are toxic to predators. Indeed, the paper kite butterfly's foul flavor is famous, and thus birds, in particular, steer clear of the fiends. THIS bird most of all!"

Further Information[edit]

A Malar Tree Nymph

Idea leuconoe, also known as the paper kite butterfly, rice paper butterfly or large tree nymph, is a butterfly of Southeast Asian origin, although it can also be found in Northern Australia and Southern Taiwan.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オオゴマダラ
Paper kite butterfly
Spanish Mariposa papel de arroz Rice paper butterfly
French Grand planeur Paper kite butterfly
Dutch Papiervlinder
German Weiße Baumnymphe Paper kite butterfly
Italian Farfalla carta di riso Rice paper butterfly
Korean 왕얼룩나비
Chinese 大白斑蝶
dàbái bāndié
Paper kite butterfly
Russian Идея левконоя
Ideya levkonoya
Transliteration of Latin name