Paper kite butterfly

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Artwork of paper kite butterfly
Real-world info
Name: Idea leuconoe
Family: Nymphalidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Grand planeur
 Grand planeur
 Mariposa cometa de papel
 Mariposa papel de arroz
 Farfalla carta di riso
 Идея левконоя
 Weiße Baumnymphe

The paper kite butterfly[nb 1] is a bug in the Animal Crossing series. It first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and was later added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Its scales are colored in black and white.

In the games that the paper kite butterfly appears in, it is an uncommon bug that the player can encounter, and can be found flying. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, it can be caught all year.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Paper kite butterfly
"I caught a paper kite butterfly! Do I read it, fly it, or spread it on toast?"

Time of year North: All year
South: All year
Time of day 8 AM – 7 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Weather Any except rain
Rarity Uncommon
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 1,000 Bells
 Flick 1,500 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Paper kite butterfly

Availability Currently available (since December 26, 2023)
  • 2020-11-19 – 2020-11-22 (Flick's Segmented Soulmates)
  • 2021-03-26 – 2021-06-29
  • 2022-03-24 – 2022-06-23
Location Sunburst Island PC Map Icon.png Sunburst Island
Size 122.6 mm – 137.4 mm
Rarity ★★
Selling price  800 Bells
Version added Unknown
Villager gift data Tier: 3 (Uncommon+)


Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donating the paper kite butterfly to the museum, 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 was I? Oh yes...Even 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!"

The paper kite butterfly can be found in the lab, and is the only butterfly that is in the upper section of the museum.


Real-world information[edit]

A paper kite butterfly

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. More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese オオゴマダラ
Paper kite butterfly

Korean 왕얼룩나비

Simplified Chinese 大白斑蝶
Dàbái bāndié
Paper kite butterfly

Russian Идея левконоя
Ideya levkonoya
Transliteration of Latin name

Dutch Papiervlinder

German Weiße Baumnymphe Paper kite butterfly

European Spanish Mariposa cometa de papel Paper kite butterfly

Latin American Spanish Mariposa papel de arroz Rice paper butterfly

European French Grand planeur Paper kite butterfly

Italian Farfalla carta di riso Rice paper butterfly


  1. Japanese: オオゴマダラ Hepburn: Ōgomadara