Agrias butterfly
ミイロタテハ Miirotateha
Agrias butterfly encyclopedia (New Leaf)
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Location Price
Flying (near flowers) 3,000 Bells
Size Available in rain
42 mm No
Time of year Time of day
June to September 8 am to 5 pm
Scientific name Agrias claudina sardanapalus
Family Nymphalidae- Brush-Footed Butterflies
Appearances WW, CF, NL, PC
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of France small Agrias
Flag of Germany small Agrias-Falter
Flag of Spain Mariposa narciso
Flag of Italy small Farfalla agrias
"I caught an agrias butterfly! I guess this one agreed with me!" —New Leaf

The agrias butterfly (ミイロタテハ, Miirotateha?) is a rare bug in the Animal Crossing series. It can be found in summer, between the months of June and September. They are more abundant during the month of September, and are considerably easier to encounter in City Folk than in Wild World.

At first they fly at the speed of typical butterflies but when disturbed, either by running nearby or by missing with the net, they speed up tremendously and immediately flee.

Donating to the museum

In Wild World

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

"The agrias butterfly is said to be quite an agile flier. I'm shocked you snared one! Yes, rather impressive! I know for a fact that I could never do it, wot! Or, to be more accurate, catching one would never even cross my mind...Fleeing from one...That I might do!"

It can be found on or flying around the row of flowers on the right of the first room, with the other butterflies.

In City Folk

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

"I must commend you for catching this particular type of butterfly! The agrias butterfly's atypical flight pattern has earned it the nickname "King of the Butterflies." It's such a swift flier that most enthusiasts who attempt to catch one rely on traps, eh wot? I daresay I'd lose a race with this flittering thing... Though I'd likely pass out from mortal revulsion first."

It can found flying in the bottom terrace by the entrance of the bug room, with other butterflies.

In New Leaf

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

"Agrias butterflies are argued to have the most beautiful wings of all butterfly species.  They're capable of flying quite fast, making them more difficult to catch than a number of their peers.  Their wings sport three colors -- red, blue, and black -- but many have different patterns and shapes."

Capture quotes

"I caught an agrias butterfly! It's so vibrant and lovely!" —Wild World
"I caught an agrias butterfly! So bright and beautiful!" —City Folk

Encyclopedia information

Wild World

Encyclopedia Information
Agrias butterfly (Wild World) "They are the world's fastest butterflies."
Size 42 mm
Time Midday
Season Summer
Icon Agrias butterfly (Wild World icon)

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Agrias Butterfly (City Folk)
"Fast and hard to catch, these are among the most lovely butterflies in the world!"
Size About 42 mm
Time Noon
Season Summer

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Agrias butterfly encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught an agrias butterfly! I guess this one agreed with me!"
Size 57 mm
Time Morning-Evening
Season Summer


Further information

Agrias claudina sara male

An agrias butterfly

Main article: Agrias claudina on Wikipedia

Agrias butterflies are a tropical genus consisting of multiple species all native to the rainforests of South America. Due to its habits it is rarely seen and only comes down to drink from puddles and to feed. Most sightings occur early in the morning, as this is when butterflies of all types will feed; when the temperature rises they retreat to the shady canopy. Many closely related species occur, each of which sport a unique color and marking combination. The family Nymphalidae or "Brush-footed butterflies" which this butterfly is placed within gets its name from the forelegs of the adults, which are small and hairy, and resemble small brushes. Unless observed very closely, these legs are virtually impossible to see, and due to their size, they are not used in walking.

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