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Common Butterfly
Common Butterfly.jpg
Scientific NamePieris rapae
Time of YearMarch to June, September
Time of Day4AM to 7PM, 8AM to 4PM
RarityCommon - 7
Selling Price90
Species Number#1

The Common Butterfly is an insect that can be found on flowers around town. It will appear from 4AM to 7PM in March to June, and from 8AM to 4PM in September. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 90 Bells.


The Common Butterfly is found is found flying near flowers in town and on the island.

The Museum

The Common Butterfly can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Seen flapping in the sun, common butterflies can be identified by black spots on their white wings. To the human eye, both males and females look white, but there are actually subtle differences. On closer inspection, the males' wings look black while the females' wings look white. The caterpillars have been known to cause damage to farmers' crops."


Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:

"I caught a common butterfly! How could I resist?"