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Tiger Butterfly
Tiger Butterfly.jpg
Scientific NamePapilio machaon
Time of YearMarch to September
Time of DayVaries
RarityUncommon - 5
Selling Price160
Species Number#3

The Tiger Butterfly is an insect that can be found near flowers. It will appear from 4AM to 7PM in March to June, 8AM to 5PM in July to August, and from 8AM to 4PM in September. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 160 Bells.


The Tiger Butterfly is found near flowers.

The Museum

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

"The larvae of tiger butterflies feed on leaves of orange trees until they metamorphose. When they're threatened, they emit a foul smell from their antennae to protect themselves. The dusting you see on your fingers whenever you touch their wings is actually from their scales. These scales form the wing pattern as well as repel rainwater, making them very important for survival."


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

"I caught a tiger butterfly! Looks like I pounced first!"