White-tailed skimmer

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White-Tailed Skimmer PC Icon.png White-tailed skimmer  
Artwork of white-tailed skimmer
Real-world info
Name: Orthetrum albistylum
Family: Libellulidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 libélula de cola blanca
 libélula de cola blanca

The white-tailed skimmer (known as the common dragonfly in Animal Crossing) is a common bug in the Animal Crossing series. It first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after Doubutsu no Mori e+ it remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. It can be found flying in the air between 8 AM and 5 PM from late spring to mid-summer.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

White-tailed skimmer
"I caught a common dragonfly! I love the way they zoom around..."

Time of year[nb 1] May – Jul
Time of day 8 AM – 5 PM
Location Flying
Weather Any except rain
Selling price  130 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

The white-tailed skimmer was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in version 4.2.1c.

White-tailed skimmer

Event availability Bright Dragonfly Goals
Location Sunburst Island
Size 53.6 mm - 58.5 mm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time
Selling price  300 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells
3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats

Donating to the museum[edit]

Like all fish and insects in Animal Crossing, the common dragonfly can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. He will tell the player some information about it when they donate it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"<Player>, have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly's eyes? Blech! Ghastly, really. Hooo... But I digress..."


Real-world information[edit]

A real-life white-tailed skimmer

The orthetrum albistylum, commonly known as the white-tailed skimmer, is a species of dragonfly found in Europe, China, and Japan.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese シオカラトンボ
Orthetrum albis

Simplified Chinese 白尾灰蜻 (iQue)
Báiwěi huī qīng
White-tailed gray dragon

German Libelle Dragonfly

European Spanish libélula común Common dragonfly

European French orthetrum

Italian libellula Dragonfly


  1. All bugs and fish in the first-generation games can appear at a lower spawn rate up to five days before the start of their first month of availability.