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"I caught a peacock butterfly! These colors! Beautiful!" —Wild World
"I caught a peacock butterfly! How dark and pretty!" —City Folk
"I caught a peacock butterfly! Is it a bird or a bug?" —New Leaf
Peacock Butterfly
カラスアゲハ Karasuakeha
Peacock butterfly
Scientific name Papilio bianor
Family Papilionidae
Time of year March to September
Time of day 4am to 7pm
(City Folk- March to May)

4am to 5pm (City Folk- July)
8am to 5pm
(Wild World, August- City Folk)
8am to 4pm (September- City Folk)
Location Near purple, black, and blue flowers
Size 105 mm
Rarity Uncommon (★★★)
Sale price 220 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of France small Papillon paon
Flag of Germany small Pfaufalter
Flag of Spain Mariposa Bianor
Flag of Italy small Farfalla vanessa io
Species #
Animal Forest Not Present
Animal Crossing Not Present
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Not Present
Animal Crossing: Wild World Bug #04
Animal Crossing: City Folk Bug #04
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Bug #04

The Peacock Butterfly (カラスアゲハ, Karasuakeha?) is a rare bug, if only for its attraction to hybridized plants. It only hovers in areas near to purple, black, or blue flowers. Villagers call them peacocks when asking for one or talking about them. Peacock butterflies appear much less frequently in City Folk. While it is often thought of as rare, its abundance is actually on par with the Tiger Butterfly. Despite its elusive tendencies, it has a low selling price.

It is quite rare in all games except Animal Crossing: New Leaf, where it becomes more common. You no longer have to hybridise flowers to gain them, as a result of the natural occurrence of purple violet flowers around the town.

Donating to the Museum

In Wild World

Upon donating a peacock butterfly to the museum in Wild World, Blathers will comment as below:

"The peacock butterfly gets its name from its coloring, as one would expect. If you ask me, I think it's a bit too ostentatious... But that's just me..."

In City Folk

Blathers, the museum curator, will accept peacock butterflies for donation to the bug wing:

"I trust you've seen a bunch of butterflies fluttering about a puddle before, have you not...? Hoo, yes, there would be peacock butterflies, then. They don't just sip nectar... The beasts drink water, too. And in great, wretched groups, no less! Utterly repugnant!"

Peacock butterflies appear with the rest of the butterflies in the flower beds on the lower terrace of the bug room after donation.

In New Leaf

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

"The back of the wings of a peacock butterfly is black, while the front is blue or green. The males have black, velvet hair on their forewings and are easy to spot because of their beauty. Sometimes you may see a group of male peacock butterflies drinking water together."

Encyclopedia Information

In Wild World and City Folk Players can access information about fish and bugs in the menu. Regarding the Peacock Butterfly-

Wild World

File:Peacock butterfly (Wild World).png File:Peacock butterfly (Wild World icon).png "Their wings resemble peacock feathers."
  • Size: 105mm
  • Season: Spring
  • Time: Midday

City Folk

File:Peacock butterfly (City Folk).png ''These got their names because their wings look like peacock feathers."

Icon calendar Season: Spring
Icon clock Time: Noon
Icon butterfly Size: About 105mm

New Leaf

Peacock butterfly(New Leaf)


Animal Crossing Movie

000 peacock

Yu's first appearance is of him chasing a Peacock.

In the film, Yu is seen for the first time, chasing a Peacock Butterfly outside Alfonso's house. Once Alfonso realizes Yu is on the chase with it, he grabs his net and joins him, leaving Ai on his doorstep with the door wide open. Ai, puzzled, decides simply to leave her delivery inside his house.

Further Information


A real-life Papilio bianor.

Papilio bianor, the Chinese Peacock, is a species of butterfly that is native to most of Asia. Its japanese name, karasuageha literally means crow swallowtail because of the dark coloration.They feed on japanese prickly ash its not usually found in urban areas but if any host plants are to be introduced they can be found. The female has more prominent markings than the male, and is roughly 7-8 centimetres long.

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