|Oak silk moth|
|On trees||1,200 Bells|
|Size||Available in rain|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to September||7pm to 4am|
|Scientific name||Antheraea yamamai|
|Appearances||WW, CF, NL|
|Regional names|| Saturnide |
Coscinocera hercules (NL)
Polilla de seda
- "I caught an oak silk moth! Who's smooth now?" —New Leaf
The oak silk moth (ヤママユガ, Yamamayu?) is a large moth found on trees during the summer nights. It can be caught in the rain as well as on clear evenings and at night. In New Leaf, it can also be found on the island's fruit trees during the same time of day as on the mainland. In City Folk, as well as New Leaf, it makes a distinct flapping sound when disturbed from a tree, which can be startling for players walking around unaware of its presence.
Donating to the museum
In Wild World
"...Ah! I just looked directly into that silkmoth's fabled eye-spots!...I'm unsure what predator would be fooled. Those look nothing like owl's eyes. Ah. Hm. There I go again. Letting my revulsion taint my scientific analysis... The eye-spots DO work, and are a vital evolutionary step! ...But blech."
In City Folk
"While the oak silk moth has impressively large wings, it's said that this moth isn't a very skilled flier. ...I should think that might be the reason it developed such big, vulgar eyeballs..."
The oak silk moth can be found on the second level of the bug exhibit, in the middle segment with the easternmost stump.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.
"Oak silk moths are seen in the summer and are one of the largest moth species in the world. They make silk from their mouths as they transition into the pupa stage. As adults, they don't eat anything and only live off the nutrients they stored while they were caterpillars."
- "I caught a Japanese oak silk moth! It's pretty, but yuck...!" —Wild World
- "I caught an oak silk moth! Pretty? Or pretty hideous?!" —City Folk
| "They are the world's largest moths. Like silkworms, they produce thread."|
|Time||7pm - 4am|
The oak silk moth appears to be a female Hercules Moth, which is one of the largest moths in the world. Its Japanese name is a general term for members of the Saturniidae family (of which the Hercules Moth is one).