⬅ #3 tiger butterfly #4 peacock butterflyNH-Icon-peacockbutterfly.png #5 common bluebottle ➡

"I caught a peacock butterfly! Now it's my turn to strut my stuff!" —New Horizons

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.

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

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."

In New Horizons

When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):

"Pretty as a peacock? Bah, I say! The wings of the peacock butterfly may have a pattern similar to that of the beautiful bird... But its forewings are also covered in a dark, velvety hair! You heard right! HAIRY wings! A hair-raising revelation indeed!"

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 and you can complete the "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
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?" —New Leaf
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Now it's my turn to strut my stuff!" —New Horizons

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

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

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Peacock Butterfly (City Folk).png
"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).jpg
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?"
Size 140 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Spring-Summer

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
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"I caught a peacock butterfly! Now it's my turn to strut my stuff!"
Current Active Hours 4am - 7pm
Months active (north) March to June
Months active (south) September to December


In Dōbutsu no Mori

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.


  • The Peacock butterfly's overworld model in City Folk is the same as the model that is used in Wild World for every instance the bug appears. However, when caught in City Folk, the model is a brand new one that is used in subsequent appearances.

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 8 centimeters 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.

In other languages

Peacock butterfly
Language Name
Japan Japanese カラスアゲハ Karasuageha
France French Papilio bianor
Spain Spanish Mariposa bianor
Germany German Ritterfalter
Italy Italian Farfalla vanessa io
The Netherlands Dutch Pauwenpage
Russia Russian Бианор Bianor
China Chinese 乌鸦凤蝶/鳥鴉鳳蝶 Wūyāfèngdié
South Korea Korean 제비나비 Jebinabi

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