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Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly.jpg
Scientific NameDanaus plexippus
Time of YearSeptember to October, November
Time of Day4AM to 5PM, 8AM to 5PM
LocationNear flowers
RarityCommon - 6
Selling Price140
Species Number#5

The Monarch Butterfly is an insect that can be found near flowers. It appears from 4AM to 5PM in September to October, and from 8AM to 5PM to November. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 140 Bells.


The Monarch Butterfly is found near flowers.

The Museum

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

"Monarch butterflies are known for their lengthy southward migrations in the winter. Once spring rolls around, they return to their original homes until the weather turns cold again. In their southern habitat during the winter, you may see thousands of them covering the trees." On island they can be found all year ."


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

"I caught a monarch butterfly! Who rules now? I rule now!"