Peacock butterfly
カラスアゲハ Karasuageha
Peacock butterfly encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
Near purple, black, and blue flowers 220 Bells
10 Bells (PC)
Size Available in rain
105 mm No
Time of year Time of day
March to September 4am to 7pm
(City Folk- March to May)

4am to 5pm (City Folk- July)
8am to 5pm
(Wild World, August- City Folk)
8am to 4pm (September- City Folk)
Scientific name Papilio bianor
Family Papilionidae
Appearances WW, CF, NL, HHD, PC
Rarity Uncommon (★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Papillon paon
Flag of France small Papilio bianor (NL, PC)
Flag of Germany small Pfaufalter
Flag of Spain Mariposa bianor
Flag of Italy small Farfalla vanessa io
Flag of South Korea 제비나비
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?" —New Leaf

The peacock butterfly (カラスアゲハ, Karasuageha?) is an uncommon bug found from Wild World and beyond. It only appears in areas near flowers colored purple, black, or blue. While it is often thought of as rare, its rarity is similar to the tiger butterfly. Despite its elusive tendencies, it has a low selling price.

Donation to the museum

In Wild World

Upon donating a peacock butterfly to the museum in Wild World, Blathers will comment as below:

"The peacock butterfly gets its name from its coloring, as one would expect. If you ask me, I think it's a bit too ostentatious... But that's just me..."

In City Folk

Blathers, the museum curator, will accept peacock butterflies for donation to the bug wing:

"I trust you've seen a bunch of butterflies fluttering about a puddle before, have you not...? Hoo, yes, there would be peacock butterflies, then. They don't just sip nectar... The beasts drink water, too. And in great, wretched groups, no less! Utterly repugnant!"

Peacock butterflies appear with the rest of the butterflies in the flower beds on the lower terrace of the bug room after donation.

In New Leaf

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

"The back of the wings of a peacock butterfly is black, while the front is blue or green. The males have black, velvet hair on their forewings and are easy to spot because of their beauty. Sometimes you may see a group of male peacock butterflies drinking water together."

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 peacock butterfly! These colors! Beautiful!" —Wild World
"I caught a peacock butterfly! How dark and pretty!" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Peacock butterfly (Wild World) "Their wings resemble peacock feathers."
Size 105mm
Time Unknown
Season Spring
Icon Peacock butterfly (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Peacock Butterfly (City Folk)
"These got their names because their wings look like peacock feathers."
Size About 105mm
Time Unknown
Season Spring

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Peacock butterfly encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?"
Size 140 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Spring-Summer


In Dōbutsu no Mori

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Yu's first appearance is of him chasing a peacock butterfly.

In the film, Yu's first appearance is during a chase with a peacock butterfly outside Alfonso's house. As soon as Alfonso sees the butterfly he dashes inside, grabs his on net, and runs after, leaving Ai on his doorstep with the door wide open. Ai, puzzled, decides simply to leave her delivery inside his house.

Further information


A real-life Papilio bianor.

Papilio bianor, the Chinese peacock, is a species of butterfly that is native to much of east Asia. It grows to a maximum wingspan of around 8cm, and feeds on plants such as the Japanese prickly ash. It is usually found in forests, and does not tend to stray into urban areas, as there is little in the way of food plants there.

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