- "Yuck! I caught a moth! It's OK... I'm OK..." —Wild World
- "I caught a moth! Not scary... NOT SCARY!" —City Folk
The Moth is a nocturnal insect, that can be found on cloudy nights. Players seem to detest them even more than cockroaches. Moths are usually found by bright lights, but can be chased well away from lights where they will disappear into the sky.
Donating to the MuseumEdit
In Wild WorldEdit
After donation, the moth can be found on or flying around one of the two lamps on the north wall of the first room of the insect area.
In City FolkEdit
"Many people hate moths, yet love butterflies, but the truth is that both belong to the order Lepidoptera. Since both are covered in unspeakable veins and foul powder, I suggest they are equally distasteful."
The moth can be found in the upper-left hand corner of the insect exhibit, flying around a lamp near the bagworm. In the day time it simply sits on the lamp.
When the playerhas caught a moth, they can find information about the insect in the bug menu. Below is the information regarding the moth:
| ''Their antennae are large because they use their sense of smell to guide them in the dark."|
| ''These are similar to butterflies... but for some reason, hated by many people."|
Moths are a diverse group of insects in the order Lepidoptera, the same order as butterflies. The order is split into butterflies and moths, but the distinction is not taxonomically evident from this point on (though the difference between butterfly and moth is obvious). Scales on moth's wings rub off when touched, but contrary to popular belief this does not kill the moth; the scales are simply colouring.
The moth in Animal Crossing is being disputed as it is not very specific. as the name moth is a name for many groups of lepidoptera.its japanese name is not very specific either being called moth
|Animal Forest||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing||Not Present|
|Animal Forest e+||Not Present|
|Animal Crossing: Wild World||Bug #9|
|Animal Crossing: City Folk||Bug #10|
|Animal Crossing (3DS)||Bug #10|