"I caught a common dragonfly! I love the way they zoom around!" —Animal Crossing

The common dragonfly is a dragonfly that has only appeared in Animal Crossing. True to its name, it is the most common of the dragonflies during its season, being less abundant than the swarming red dragonfly in the autumn. It appears alone, similar to the banded and darner dragonfly, unlike red dragonflies did in Animal Crossing.

Donation to the museum

In Animal Crossing

Upon donation, Blathers the curator will say:

"<player>, have you ever peered closely into a dragonfly's eyes? Blech! Ghastly, really."

Capture quotes

Japanese Quotes

「シオカラトンボを つかまえた! なんか、へんななまえ!」 —Animal Forest

"I caught a common dragonfly! What a weird name!" (translation)

「シオカラトンボを つかまえた! なめたら しょっぱい?」 —Animal Forest e+

"I caught a common dragonfly! Will it be salty if I lick it?" (translation)

Encyclopedia information

Animal Forest


Further information

The common dragonfly is a representation of the white-tailed skimmer. This dragonfly can be found across nearly the entire Eurasian continent, from the plains of central Europe all the way to the islands of Japan. It does not tend to grow more than 7cm in wingspan, and lives near open ponds and lakes.


  • In the bug exhibit in Animal Crossing, the common dragonfly will often land on the player's head for a short time.

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