Oak Silk Moth

Oak Silk Moth
Oak Silk Moth.png
Scientific NameCoscinocera hercules
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
LocationOn tree trunks.
Date AvailabilityJune - September
Time Availability7pm - 4am
Sales Price1,200 Bells

The Oak Silk Moth is one of two moths available in this game and the rarest overall.


[edit] How to Catch

Like many of the larger, rarer bugs, it can only be caught while resting on tree trunks and only while extreme care is exercised since they tend to be quite sensitive to oncoming noise. Since this specimen sells for a pretty Bell at Nook's shop and is one of the only other moths available for capture besides the standard breed which sells from next to nothing and isn't nearly as physically impressive, the effort that goes into snagging this beauty can be considered more than worth it.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch an Oak Silk Moth:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

I caught a Japanese oak silk moth! It's pretty, but...yuck!

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

I caught an oak silk moth! Pretty? Or pretty hideous?!

[edit] Menu

When looking at the Oak Silk Moth in the bug menu it will say this:

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

They are the world's largest moths. Like silkworms, they produce thread.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

The larva and cocoons of these wild silkworms are a beautiful green in color.

[edit] Museum

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

[edit] Animal Crossing: Wild World

...Ah! I just looked directly into that silkmoth's fabled eye-spots!...I'm unsure what predator would be fooled. Those look nothing like owl's eyes.

[edit] Animal Crossing: City Folk

While the oak silk moth has impressively large wings, it's said that this moth isn't a very skilled flier. ...I should think that might be the reason it developed such big, vulgar eyeballs...

[edit] Real Life

In real life, the Oak Silk Moth is one of the largest moths in the world(despite the fact that their wings essentially do all the work in this case considering how small their bodies are by comparison). This moth is scientifically named after one of Greek Mythology's greatest heroes, Hercules. Furthermore, this breed of moth has a camoflauge mechanism which allows it to become partially transparent, perfect for hiding from persistent predators.

[edit] Appearance

An Oak Silk Moth in real life

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