Purple Butterfly

Purple Butterfly
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Scientific NameSasakia charonda
AppearancesAnimal Crossing
LocationClinging to tree trunks
Date AvailabilityJune - August
Time Availability8am - 5pm
Sales Price2,000 Bells
Tank Size1x1

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.


[edit] 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.

[edit] Player

This is what you player says when you catch an Purple Butterfly:

[edit] Animal Crossing

Yes! I caught a great emperor purple butterfly! It supposedly comes from a far-off island

[edit] Menu

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

[edit] Animal Crossing


[edit] Museum

[edit] 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.

[edit] Trivia

  • Although it is very hard to catch, Purple Butterflies can be only sold at 2,000 Bells

[edit] 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.

A Purple Emperor Butterfly in real life

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Last edited by Amsey on 13 June 2012 at 08:12
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