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Oak silk moth Gallery
"I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?" —New Leaf

The oak silk moth (ヤママユガ, Yamamayuga?) is a large moth found on trees during the summer nights. It shares similarities with the atlas moth, which replaced the oak silk moth in later Animal Crossing games. It can be caught in the rain as well as on clear evenings and at night. In New Leaf, it can also be found on the island's fruit trees during the same time of day as on the mainland. In City Folk, as well as New Leaf, it makes a distinct flapping sound when disturbed from a tree, which can be startling for players walking around unaware of its presence.

Donation to the museum[]

In Wild World[]

"...Ah! I just looked directly into that silkmoth's fabled eye-spots!...I'm unsure what predator would be fooled. Those look nothing like owl's eyes. Ah. Hm. There I go again. Letting my revulsion taint my scientific analysis... The eye-spots DO work, and are a vital evolutionary step! ...But blech."

In City Folk[]

Upon donating to the Museum, Blathers the curator will say;

"While the oak silk moth has impressively large wings, it's said that this moth isn't a very skilled flier. ...I should think that might be the reason it developed such big, vulgar eyeballs..."

The oak silk moth can be found on the second level of the bug exhibit, in the middle segment with the easternmost stump.

In New Leaf[]

In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.

"Oak silk moths are seen in the summer and are one of the largest moth species in the world. They make silk from their mouths as they transition into the pupa stage. As adults, they don't eat anything and only live off the nutrients they stored while they were caterpillars."

Unlock with Happy Home Handbook Lesson[]

In Happy Home Designer[]

After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "World Insects" lesson with 2 play coins. It adds 72 insects to your collection.

Capture Quotes[]

"I caught a Japanese oak silk moth! It's pretty, but yuck...!" —Wild World
"I caught an oak silk moth! Pretty? Or pretty hideous?!" —City Folk
"I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?" —New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information[]

Wild World[]

Encyclopedia Information
Oak silk moth (Wild World) "They are the world's largest moths. Like silkworms, they produce thread."
Size 280 mm
Time 7pm - 4am
Season Summer
Icon Oak silk moth (Wild World icon)

City Folk[]

Encyclopedia Information
Oak Silk Moth (City Folk)
"The larva and cocoons of these wild silkworms are a beautiful green color."
Size About 280 mm
Time Night
Season Summer

New Leaf[]

Encyclopedia Information
Oak silk moth encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?"
Size 337 mm
Time Night
Season Summer

Further information[]

Oak silk moth hercules

The oak silk moth in the series is based of the Hercules moth, found in Australia and New Guinea. The long tails are often broken or shortened. It is notable for being one of the largest moths in the world. Its Japanese name is a general term for members of the silk moth family, Saturniidae, of which the Hercules Moth is a member.

In other languages[]

Oak silk moth
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ヤママユガ Yamamayuga -
France French Saturnide
Coscinocera hercules NL
Spain Spanish Polilla de seda -
Germany German Seidenspinner -
Italy Italian Macaone -
South Korea Korean 산누에나방 -

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