How to catch an Agrias Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Add the beautiful Agrias Butterfly to your insect collection in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It’s April, which means new fish and bugs have been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons including the Agrias Butterfly. As one of the most valuable bugs to be added through the April update, many players have been attempting to track it down and catch it. If you’re having a hard time, we’ve got you covered. Below, we’ve put together a guide explaining how to catch an Agrias Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

How to catch an Agrias Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How to catch an Agrias Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Agrias Butterflies can often be seen fluttering around flowers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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  • The Agrias Butterfly spawns between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be found flying around, often in areas with flowers.
  • To increase your odds of catching an Agrias Butterfly, we recommend planting a large garden of flowers near your house.

New fish and bugs have been added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Included in the update are bugs like the Agrias Butterfly. With the addition of the Agrias Butterfly comes questions of how, when, and where to catch it. Given how new it is, there isn’t a whole lot of info out there about the Agrias Butterfly.

Fortunately, we were able to catch one today as we were wandering around gathering Bunny Day eggs. By capturing the Agrias Butterfly, we were given access to its Critterpedia listing which contains some pertinent information. First, the Agrias Butterfly is only active between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in real time.

If you’re worried about catching an Agrias Butterfly before it leaves the game, rest assured that you have plenty of time as it’ll be available from April until September in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As for where you can catch an Agrias Butterfly, this can be harder to pinpoint as it’s similar to other butterflies like the Emperor Butterfly.

The Agrias Butterfly is active between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The Agrias Butterfly is active between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
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Specifically, the Agrias Butterfly will simply flutter by (pun intended), usually in flowery areas. For example, we caught our Agrias Butterfly right next to our rose garden. We’ve also caught several other butterflies here from the Tiger Butterfly all the way to the Emperor Butterfly.

If you’re struggling to catch butterflies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, we strongly recommend you dig up some flowers and plant them near your home. Flowers are good for more than catching butterflies as you’ll also be able to scoop up dozens of Man-Faced Stink Bugs at night.

You can sell each Man-Faced Stink Bug for 1,000 Bells a piece, making it an easy way to farm some additional Bells before calling it a night. Speaking of Bells, if you decide to sell your Agrias Butterfly, you’ll earn 3,000 Bells for it.

Both the Agrias Butterfly and the Atlas Moth are worth 3,000 Bells each, making them the most valuable insects added via the April update. Be sure to keep a watchful eye out for both while playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Now that you know how to catch an Agrias Butterfly in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, be sure to read through some of our other guides including how to catch an Atlas Moth in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the full list of new bugs and fish added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in April, and what you can do with Cherry-Blossom Petals in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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