Phantom Flutterfly

 Phantom Flutterfly
Location Ancient Forest
Type Airborne

Phantom Flutterfly is an Endemic Life creature in Monster Hunter World (MHW). These animals and insects are found out in the field, and can be captured by dedicated Hunters looking to research the New World.


These magnificent wings! Their rainbow glow is so alluring... I...I can't tear my eyes away from it! What a masterpiece!



You can find Phantom Flutterfly in:

  • Ancient Forest, rare spawn in sector 6 just left of the Pukei-Pukei nest, sector 11 near the Mosswine and Nitroshroom, sector 5 by the stream where the endemic life researcher spawns


Capturing Rewards

You can capture Phantom Flutterfly by using the infinite item "capture net" then aiming for the creature with the control's trigger and pressing Square on your controller when the outline of the frame turns orange.

  • House placing: Carpet, Floor, Hearth, Garden, Sky
  • Other rewards: 120 RP



  • Sizes : ♕ 30.65 ~ ♕ 50.67
  • Other games it appears in
  • Is it a pet?
  • Trivia
  • is a link of an image location in the map (Mosswine spawn).



Endemic Life
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    • Anonymous

      Found a method of farming this for crowns. Bring Zoologist, of course - and if you're in base game, find a HR 999. Chances are they'll have the ingredients and you can borrow them from that player. It is possible to get two Phantoms in one run. Keep in mind the time of day will change the look of this bug. Bring a Ghillie Mantle to avoid larger monsters. Start in the Ancient Forest from the Northeast Camp (11). Head to the Pukei-Pukei nest and before you pass the tree ramp, take the left path. Hug the right wall and crawl under some branches to meet a stream. It will be separate from the Cobalts. Don't see it? Head back where you came from and go to the Pukei-Pukei nest. Walk to the left side corner of the nest.

      • Anonymous

        I think it is likely that they don't spawn in master rank ancient forest! I wasted like 20 vouchers for zoomaster and haven't seen one, then I tried in high rank and found it on my second try. Idk probably I was just very very unlucky.

        • Anonymous

          make sure you have zoomaster food skill (or even felyne biologist might help). i've seen them in almost every situations except when there is a tempered elder on the map then i would just give up. the hunter notes says daytime but i've seen them during dawn/dusk/daytime/nighttime (might be influenced by the zoomaster skill). my current largest crown 50.67. areas: left side of pukei pukei nest + (very close to camp 11) camp 11 and go to the south west area on your map where there are 2 nitroshrooms close together with a small river between them.

          • Anonymous

            can someone tell me how to add images here i feel like the image doesn't really show it's chromatic colors

            • Anonymous

              Despite what the picture may suggest, they aren't green, but in fact have a prismatic shimmer as they fly about. It's also very difficult to see depending on what the lighting conditions are like, because they're very small - looked mostly like a little black speck when I caught it.

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