|Scientific Name||Sasakia charonda|
|Location||Clinging to tree trunks|
|Date Availability||June - August|
|Time Availability||8am - 5pm|
|Sales Price||2,000 Bells|
The Purple Butterfly is overall the rarest(not to mention fastest)butterfly which can only be found and caught in Animal Crossing for the Gamecube.
 How to Catch
As one of the fastest butterflies in Animal Crossing's original installment, the Purple Butterfly is exceedingly difficult to capture on foot as constant speed must be maintained as well as a precise and quick-paced swing of your Net. Take heed that this may take numerous tries before you finally land this little beauty.
This is what you player says when you catch an Purple Butterfly:
 Animal Crossing
Yes! I caught a great emperor purple butterfly! It supposedly comes from a far-off island
When looking at the Purple Butterfly in the bug menu it will say this:
 Animal Crossing
 In Animal Crossing
When you give Blathers the Purple Butterfly he will say; "There's an old saying among some of my contemporaries: Butterflies are beautiful, yet moths are monstrous.Well if you were to ask me, I'd say they're all the same! By which I mean disgusting! Truly hoo-riffic, wot wot! Hooo... But I digress..."
In the insect section it will appear around the middle resting on the trunk of a tree.
- Although it is very hard to catch, Purple Butterflies can be only sold at 2,000 Bells
 Real Life
In real life, the Purple Butterfly mainly inhabits bountiful woodland, avidly feeding on the honeydew produced by aphids. To much disgust, the males of this species have also been known to feed on fresh droppings produced by animals which inhabit the forest they dwell in.
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