- "I caught a common butterfly! How could I resist?"
8am to 4pm (September)
The Common Butterfly, Pieris rapae, is a common bug that can be found flying near flowers. It appears between 4am and 7pm between the months of March and June, and from 8am until 4pm in the month of September. It can be sold for 90 Bells.
An information board in the bug exhibit will provide information about this bug.
"Seen flapping in the sun, common butterflies can be identified by black spots on their white wings. To the human eye, both males and females look white, but there are actually subtle differences. On closer inspection, the males' wings look black while the females' wings look white. The caterpillars have been known to cause damage to farmers' crops."
The Cabbage White Butterfly is widespread and populations are found across Europe, North Africa, Asia, and Great Britain. It has also been accidentally introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand where it is causes damage to cultivated cabbages and other mustard family crops.
The caterpillars are green and well camouflaged. Caterpillars rest on the undersides of the leaves, thus making them less visible to predators. The Cabbage White Butterfly is a strong flyer and the British population is increased by continental immigrants in most years. Adults are diurnal and fly throughout the day except for early morning and evening, although there is occasional activity during the later part of the night it ceases as dawn breaks.