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Peacock butterflies are a pretty solid moneymaking bug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but they need specific conditions in order to thrive.
Some people have been eluded by peacock butterflies so far – here’s how to get your hands on them.
How to catch a peacock butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
It’s pretty easy to catch a peacock butterfly once you’ve got them to spawn – just run up to it and swing your net. They aren’t particularly evasive, and don’t despawn if you miss so you’ll be alright even if you’re the clumsy type.
In order for peacock butterflies to spawn, you’ll need specific conditions. They only appear near black, purple, or blue flowers on an island.
Check out our hybrid flower chart guide for full information on crossbreeding special coloured flowers.
Peacock butterflies sell at Nook’s Cranny for 2,500 bells, and 3,750 bells to Flick. Once you have a lot of fancy flowers, peacock butterflies can be easily harvested for a pretty reliable profit.
We’ve got more fish catching guides for you if you’re looking to fill out your Critterpedia:
- 1. Sturgeon – How to catch a sturgeon in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 2. Stringfish – How to catch a stringfish in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 3. Tuna/blue marlin – How to catch a tuna and blue marlin in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 4. Coelacanth – How to catch a coelacanth in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- 4. Snapping Turtle – How to catch a snapping turtle in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
When are peacock butterflies available?
You can find peacock butterflies in the Northern Hemiphere between March and June during the daytime, 4am-7pm.
In the Southern Hemisphere, they’re available between September and December, also between 4am and 7pm.
Now you’re a peacock butterfly expert, why not check out our rundown on Animal Crossing’s Flick, the bug fanboy, as well as making money with other methods like the Daisy Mae’s Stalk Market.