How to Catch Emperor Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Prima Games

How to Catch Emperor Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Nicholas Barth

There is a variety of wildlife that call the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons home. Some of this wildlife is bugs, which can be found making their way around your island at any given moment. One of these bugs that you can find and catch for use in other endeavors is the Emperor Butterfly. Fortunately, we have everything you need to know to get an Emperor Butterfly covered for you. 

Emperor Butterfly Animal Crossing: New Horizons

As with the other animals in the high-profile title, the Emperor Butterfly only is available when it spawns at a specific schedule at a particular kind of location. Players will find that the Emperor Butterfly spawns near flowers between June and September and between December and March in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres.

This specific bug will only generate during the hours of 5 PM to 8 AM, so players will need to make sure they are night owls in the game to have a chance of catching the Emperor Butterfly. 

Emperor Butterfly Animal Crossing New Horizons

Players who sell this bug will be able to get a hefty price of 4,000 Bells. It would be very wise for anyone needing some money to take some time and try to encounter and catch this bug in the latest entry in the fan-favorite Nintendo franchise. 

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There is no doubt that players can reap some benefits by taking the time to search out and catch these butterflies near the flowers populating their island. 

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