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Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
Rajah Brooke's Birdwing NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Trogonoptera brookiana
Family: Papilionidae - Butterflies
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese アカエリトリバネアゲハ
Simplified Chinese 红颈凤蝶
French Troides brookiana
Spanish Mariposa alas de Brooke
Italian Farfalla Raja Brooke
Russian Трогоноптера Брука

Korean 붉은목도리비단나비
Traditional Chinese 紅頸鳳蝶
Quebec French Troides brookiana
Latin American Spanish Mariposa alas de Brooke
German Troides brookiana
Dutch Rajah Brooke-vlinder

The Rajah Brooke's Birdwing (アカエリトリバネアゲハ, Akaeritoriageha), referred to as the Raja Brooke Butterfly (アカエリアゲハ, Akaeriageha) prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and also referred to as Raja B. Butterfly or Raja Brooke, is an uncommon type of tiger butterfly first introduced in City Folk. It is the only butterfly to be attracted to water, rather than plants. It is usually active from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
"I caught a Raja Brooke butterfly! What a cute red collar!"

Description Flashing black wings with bright green markings make it easy to identify.
Times May – Sep: 8 AM – 5 PM
Peak Times
Location Near freshwater
Bug Size 140 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
"I caught a Raja Brooke butterfly! It's worth about as much as royalty!"

Time of Year May – Sep
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Peak Times N/A
Location Near freshwater
Size 178 mm
Rarity Rare
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Rajah Brooke's Birdwing

Event Availability None
Location Sunburst Island
Size 148.3 mm - 207.3 mm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Rajah Brooke's Birdwing
"I caught a Rajah Brooke's birdwing! Nothing else I'd rajah be doing!"

Time of Year North: Dec – Feb; Apr – Sep
South: Jun – Aug; Oct – Mar
Time of Day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying near flowers
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
Flick NH Character Icon.png Flick99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3750 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Upon donating a Raja Brooke to the museum, Blathers will say:

"...I must say, I'm quite impressed with your ability to catch such an impressive butterfly... The Raja Brooke butterfly, I must tell you, is one of the larger tiger butterflies. Naturally, its antennae and proboscis also rank as some of the largest around. Be not proud, vile beast! Your cute red collar and fancy name do not fool Blathers!"

It can be found in the bottom left area of the insect exhibit, flying around the pond.

In New Leaf[edit]

A Raja Brooke Butterfly inside 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 Raja Brooke Butterfly:

"Raja Brooke butterflies have red heads and a red strip around their necks, giving the look of a collar. They are known to drink hot-spring water and often hang around water flowing up from the ground. While males are vibrantly green, females are much more commonly seen with brown wings."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Did you know that the repulsive Rajah Brooke's birdwing loves to luxuriate in hot-springs water? It's true! Hoo! The males gather in groups to sip the moisture while the females hide in jungle trees. And though they dress to impress in red and green, these fluttering fiends are not just stylish... They're also quite malicious! Their little larvae pack a poisonous punch that's supposed to protect them from predators... But I suspect more diabolical designs."

Real-world information[edit]

A male Rajah Brooke butterfly.

The Rajah Brooke's butterfly is a type of birdwing with has distinctive black and electric-green markings, which are more prominent in the males, while the females have white markings. Both have a red head and another strip of red afterward, which is called a collar. It was named by Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, after James of Sarawak, the Rajah of Sarawark. It is also called the Raja Brooke butterfly, sometimes mistaking the Animal Crossing spelling as a mistake - though both are acceptable. They can be found in the rainforests of Borneo and the Malaysian Peninsula, and is featured as the national butterfly of Malaysia. It is registered as being under protection.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese アカエリアゲハ
アカエリトリバネアゲハ (NH)

Rajah Brooke's birdwing (lit. "red-collared birdwing")

Korean 붉은목도리비단나비
Translation of Japanese name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
红颈凤蝶 / 紅頸鳳蝶
hóngjǐng fèngdié
Trogonoptera (lit. "red-necked swallowtail")

Russian Трогоноптера Брука
Trogonoptera Bruka
lit. "Brooke's Trogonoptera"

Dutch Rajah Brooke-vlinder Rajah Brooke butterfly

German Rajah Brooke
Troides brookiana (NH)
Troides brookiana is a synonym for the scientific name

European Spanish Mariposa alas de Brooke lit. "Brooke wings butterfly".

European French Brookiana
Troides brookiana (NH)
Troides brookiana is a synonym for the scientific name

Italian Farfalla Raja Brooke "Raja Brooke butterfly"