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Giant Petaltail
Giant Petaltail.jpg
Scientific NamePetalura ingentissima
Time of YearAugust to October
Time of Day5PM to 7PM
RarityUncommon - 2
Selling Price8,000
Species Number#29

The Giant Petaltail is an insect that can be found in the air. It appears from August to October. It will appear during the night from 5PM to 7PM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 8,000 Bells.


The Giant Petaltail is found in the air.

The Museum

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

"Dragonflies very similar to petaltail dragonflies have been found in fossils from the Jurassic period. They are considered "living fossils" that haven't changed much since prehistoric times. Their wingspan is over 16 cm, making them the world's largest dragonfly."


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

"I caught a petaltail dragonfly! He may be big, but I'm bigger!"