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"I caught a fly... Buzz off!" —Wild World
"I caught a fly... Stop buzzing in my face!" —City Folk
"I caught a fly... Quite the buzzkill for it!" —New Leaf
Fly
Fly
Scientific name Musca domestica
Family Muscidae-Flies
Time of year All year
Time of day All day
Location Rafflesia, Trash, and Spoiled turnips
Size 5 mm
Catch size Unknown
Rarity Common (*)
Sale price 80 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of Germany small Fliege

Flag of Italy small Mosca

The Fly is a bug that can be found throughout the year, quickly flying around rafflesia, spoiled turnips or discarded rubbish caught when fishing.

In other games except for Animal Crossing: New Leaf there may be a number of flies around the object, which can be caught individually. Flies can be hard to catch as they are very small, and this is especially the case in Animal Crossing: New Leaf when they fly very fast and erratically. Although they make a loud, high pitched buzzing noise they can sometimes be hard to spot, also due to their size.

Flies sell for 80 bells, making them one of the least valuable bugs in the Animal Crossing series on par with the Ant.

Flies tend to swarm around rafflesia, a flower, due to its foul smell. This stench is, in fact, used to attract such insects as flies in order to pollinate. In City Folk, a rafflesia can be found in the insect exhibit. Once donated, a fly will buzz around it.

Donating to the Museum

As with all bugs in the Animal Crossing series, the fly can be donated to the Museum followed by a small talk by Blathers, the curator.

In Wild World

Blathers, being as afraid as ever of bugs, will comment, as always, on your donation: "My largest complaint about these vile bugs are their filthy little feet, wot! Leaping about on my dinner! FOULNESS! UTTER FOULNESS! Blech! The mere thought... Couldn't they at least scrub those fly toes?"

After donation, the fly can be found flying freely around the first room, but is usually found flying near the pond in the exhibit on the left of the first room.

In City Folk

Again in City Folk, Blathers will say: "Hoo, you are aware that flies also serve as an important source of data for the academic world? Their simple structures make them rather ideal organisms to use in many experiments, wot? So remember, next time you see a fly, know that it's more than a bug that just flies around dumpsters!"

In New Leaf

Fly Catch Attempt

Attempting to catch a fly.

In the bug exhibit, the fly can be found near the Rafflesia, and the description plate in the museum will say the following:

"Flies are often seen rubbing their forelegs to clean them, which seems odd, because, well, they're flies. However, they need to keep their legs clean as they contain taste and tactile receptors. By doing so, they can better savor the flavor of whatever they find to eat next. The legs also contain a sticky liquid so flies can more easily land on smooth surfaces."

Encyclopedia Information

When the player has caught the fly, they can find information about it in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the fly:

Wild World

Fly (Wild World) Fly (Wild World icon) "Disinfectant with alcohol is lethal to them."
  • Size: 9 mm
  • Season: All year
  • Time: All day

City Folk

Fly (City Folk) ''There is nothing more annoying than when these guys fly around your ear!"

Icon calendar Season: All year
Icon clock Time: All day
Icon butterfly Size: About 9 mm


Further Information

Real Fly

A real housefly.

Houseflies, Musca domestica, are a common species of fly that can be found throughout the world. They have red compound eyes and are colored gray. The housefly is thought to evolved in the Middle East 65 million years ago, and has spread with the dispersal of man throughout the world. Flies can carry up to around 100 diseases, and they are also known to inhabit less hygenic areas. Flies live for around 15 to 25 days, and can have up to 500 offspring. They are around 6 to 9mm long. Houseflies can only survive in higher temperatures as adults; in the winter months, they only exist at larvae or eggs. These larvae can be hatched from eggs in only a day. Despite this, flies only live in generally colder climates where humans are present.


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