Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly
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Scientific NameDanaus plexippus
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationFlying freely through the air.
Date AvailabilitySeptember - November
Time Availability8am - 5pm
Sales Price90 Bells

The Monarch Butterfly is one of various butterflies available in all three current installments of the animal crossing series. It is considered to be quite common in comparison to specimens such as the Peacock Butterfly.


[edit] How to Catch

The Monarch Butterfly can only be found and caught while flying through the air at any point throughout your Town and travel at a constant speed, so diligence and a keen eye are usually required in order to nab one of these visually-soothing creatures.

[edit] Player

This is what your player says when you catch a Monarch Butterfly:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught a monarch butterfly! This butterfly can travel!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught a monarch butterfly! To me, Your Majesty!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Monarch Butterfly in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

In a group, they can migrate up to 1,850 miles.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

These are known for their ability to travel far -- in excess of 1,500 miles!

[edit] Museum

If you donate this bug to the Museum, Blathers will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

The monarch butterfly got its regal name because of its orange coloring, wot? Yes, it reminded people of the king of England, aka William of Orange. To be perfectly honest, if I were His Highness, I'd be rather miffed! Blech! Truly, to have a filthy bug remind people of you... Absolutely appalling, wot!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

Monarch butterflies are quite colorful, aren't they? ...As it happens, the colors indicate they're poisonous! I certainly start to feel queasy when I look at one. Though that happens with all bugs...

[edit] Real Life

The Monarch Butterfly is native to Australia, North America, and New Zealand and are known to carry a deadly toxin in their wings. It may be hard to believe, but touching these wings could be potentially fatal.

[edit] Appearance

A Monarch Butterfly in real life
Last edited by Aurigae on 6 July 2012 at 10:46
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