- "Yes!!! I caught a Banded Dragonfly! Look at those stripes!" —Animal Crossing
- "I did it! I caught the elusive banded dragonfly!" —Wild World
- "Whoo hoo! Did you see that? Did you? I caught a banded dragonfly!" —City Folk
- "I did it! I caught a banded dragonfly! Now to find the rest of its band!" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Anotogaster sieboldii (Selys, 1854)|
|Family||Cordulegastridae - Spiketails|
|Time of year||July to August|
|Time of day||8am to 5pm|
|Sale price||4,500 Bells|
|Appearances|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| (Oniyanma オニヤンマ: Ghost Dragonfly 鬼蜻蜓) |
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Bug #12|
|Dōbutsu no Mori e+||Bug #12|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Bug #24|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Bug #25|
|Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Bug #28|
The Banded Dragonfly is an bug found in all of the Animal Crossing series games. It is rare, variably fast (when undisturbed in GCN games they may fly as fast as a regular dragonfly) and are as a result difficult to capture. It can be found in the months of July and August, during the day between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm. While the Giant Petaltail is also present in August, the time of day the two appear does not overlap.
Donating to the Museum
In Wild World
"Hoo! You caught a banded dragonfly! Most impressive. Rather difficult, was it? Bit of a hairy fellow, wot? I say, some cosmetic plucking would really help..."
In City Folk
"Banded dragonflies are rather flashy... Just look at those piercing green eyes. The black and yellow body! Not to mention their sheer size and--OH, HORRORS! The beast is looking right at me! Look away, fiend!"
It can be found in the first terrace of the bug exhibit, flying near the small pool of water near the flowers. It shares its pool with the Darner Dragonfly.
In New Leaf
After donating, the museum sign will read:
"Banded dragonflies have black-and-yellow-striped bodies and bright-green eyes. They are large and can fly quite fast. They have strong jaws, so it might be painful if you're bitten. Their larval stage lasts two to four years, where they live near water, feeding on tadpoles and small fish."
When the player has caught the banded dragonfly, they can find information about it in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the banded dragonfly:
| Banded Dragonfly|
| "They have tiger stripes and can be hard to catch."|
| ''These got their name because of their tigerlike banding and evasion skills."|
Further InformationThe Golden-ringed Spiketail, known as Oniyanma (オニヤンマ、Ghost Dragonfly 鬼蜻蜓、馬大頭; alternatively spelled 鬼やんま or おにやんま) in Japan, is Japan's largest species of Dragonfly.
They frequent clear rivers surrounded by forest, and also other shady cool places such as mountain streams and wetland plains.
The species name sieboldii commemorates Philipp Franz von Siebold, a German doctor and scientist who traveled Japan in the early 19th century. He collected and classified many specimens of Japanese flora and fauna, and is known for his contributions to taxonomic science.