Peacock Butterfly

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Peacock Butterfly
Peacock butterfly.jpg
Scientific name Papilio bianor
Family Papilionidae
Time of year March to September (Wild World, New Leaf)
March to May, July to September (City Folk)
Time of day 4am to 7pm
(City Folk- March to May)

4am to 5pm (City Folk- July)
8am to 5pm
(Wild World, August- City Folk)
8am to 4pm (September- City Folk)
Location Near purple, black, and blue flowers
Size 105 mm
Rarity Rare
Very Rare (Wild World)
Selling price 220 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"I caught a peacock butterfly! These colors! Beautiful!" —Wild World
"I caught a peacock butterfly! How dark and pretty!" —City Folk
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?!" —New Leaf

The Peacock Butterfly (カラスアゲハ, Karasuageha) is a rare insect, if only for its attraction to hybrid plants. It only hovers in areas near to purple, black or blue flowers. Villagers call them peacocks when asking for one or talking about them. Peacock Butterflies appear much less frequently in City Folk. Despite its rarity, its price is extremely low to the common insects Bells section.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Upon donating a Peacock Butterfly to the museum, Blathers will talk briefly about the insect:

"The peacock butterfly gets its name from its coloring, as one would expect. If you ask me, I think it's a bit too ostentatious... But that's just me..."

After submission, the peacock can be found fluttering around the flowers in first room of the insect exhibit. In the evenings, it can be seen resting peacefully on a purple pansy.

In City Folk[edit]

Blathers, the museum curator, will accept Peacock Butterflies for donation to the insect wing;

"I trust you've seen a bunch of butterflies fluttering about a puddle before, have you not...? Hoo, yes, those would be peacock butterflies, then. They don't just sip nectar... The beasts drink water, too. And in great, wretched groups, no less! Utterly repugnant!"

Peacock Butterflies appear with the rest of the butterflies in the flowerbeds on the lower terrace of the insect room after donation.

In New Leaf[edit]

The Peacock Butterfly flying around in the Museum in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Upon being donated, the butterfly can be found in the first room of the bug exhibit resting on flowers with the other butterflies. The exhibit has this to say about the Peacock Butterfly:

"The back of the wings of a peacock butterfly is black, while the front is blue or green. The males have black, velvet hair on their forewings and are easy to spot because of their beauty. Sometimes you may see a group of male peacock butterflies drinking water together."

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

In Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf, players can access information about fish and insects in the menu. Regarding the Peacock Butterfly-

Wild World[edit]

Peacock butterfly (Wild World).gif ''Their wings resemble peacock feathers."
  • Size- 105 mm
  • Season- Spring
  • Time- Midday

City Folk[edit]

Peacock butterfly (City Folk).png ''These got their names because their wings look like peacock feathers."
  • Size- About 105 mm
  • Season- Spring
  • Time- Noon

New Leaf[edit]

Peacock Butterfly (New Leaf).png
  • Season- Spring-Summer
  • Time- Morning-Evening
  • Record Size- 140.2mm

''Have a larger Peacock Butterfly? Feel free to add it!"

Further Information[edit]

A male peacock butterfly.

Papilio bianor, or Chinese peacock, is a species of butterfly that is native to East Asia. The female has more prominent markings than the male, and is roughly 7-8 centimeters long. Caterpillars feed on Zanthoxylum (Prickly-ash) and Phellodendron (Cork tree) plants.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Mariposa bianor
French Papilio bianor Latin name
Italian Vanessa io -