Petaltail Dragonfly

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Petaltail Dragonfly
Giant Petaltail
Petaltail Dragonfly NL.png
Real-world info
Name: Petalura ingentissima
Family: Petaluridae - the ancient petaltails
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese テイオウムカシヤンマ
Simplified Chinese N/A
French Unknown
Spanish Unknown
Italian Unknown
Russian Гигантская стрекоза

Korean Unknown
Traditional Chinese N/A
Quebec French Unknown
Latin American Spanish Unknown
German Riesenlibelle
Dutch Kroonbladstaartjuffer

City Folk)
Very Rare (
New Leaf)

The Petaltail Dragonfly (known as the Giant Petaltail in City Folk) is a rare bug in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It can be found flying in the air from 5 PM to 7 PM between August and October. It is the fastest of the dragonflies, and it is the only one that can fly over cliffs. In New Leaf, the Petaltail Dragonfly is much rarer than it is in City Folk.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


Petaltail Dragonfly
"I caught a giant petaltail! I tamed the beast!"

Description The biggest dragonfly in the world, these primitive insects are living fossils.
Time of Year Aug – Oct
Time of Day 5 PM – 7 PM
Peak Times N/A
Location Flying
Bug Size 160 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 8000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Petaltail Dragonfly
"I caught a petaltail dragonfly! He may be big, but I'm bigger!"

Time of Year Aug – Oct
Time of Day 5 PM – 7 PM
Peak Times N/A
Location Flying
Size 160 mm
Rarity Very rare
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 8000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

When donated to the museum, Blathers says the following:

"Hootie hoo! It's like looking at a living ancestor of today's dragonflies! A vile ancestor... It's so big that when I tell people I spotted one, no one wants to believe me. Folks claim I'm being daft. It's understandable, wot? When I look at this thing, I think I might very well BE hallucinating..."

The Giant Petaltail can be found on the third tier of the insect section of the museum, at the top of the ramp, with the Lantern Fly, Fruit Beetle, and Scarab Beetle, to name a few. During the evening hours, it can be found sitting on the sign in that section of the museum.

In New Leaf[edit]

Upon donation to the museum, the Petaltail Dragonfly can be found on a sign post at night and flying around in the day in the back of the upper right room of the insect section. The exhibit has this to say about the Petaltail Dragonfly:

"Dragonflies very similar to petaltail dragonflies have been found in fossils from the Jurassic period. They are considered "living fossils" that haven't changed much since prehistoric times. Their wingspan is over 16 cm, making them the world's largest dragonfly."

Real-world information[edit]

A giant petaltail (Petalura ingentissima)

Petalura ingentissima, commonly known as the giant petaltail, is the largest dragonfly species in the world, its wingspan measuring 160 mm. Its range is restricted to the northern parts of Queensland, Australia, and unlike other species, the larva live in underground burrows - from which they prey upon passing insects. Although the genus to which the giant petaltail belongs dates back to the Jurassic period, its members have not evolved substantially, a fact able to be observed by examining the fossils that have been discovered.

Names in other languages[edit]

German Riesenlibelle Giant Dragonfly


Sprites and models[edit]