The best butterfly game! Collect, breed and grow butterflies through their incredible life cycle in your own beautiful forest. Over 200 species ready to collect!

Each butterfly is a vibrant depiction of a real life species with stunning wing patterns and unique behavioural characteristics. Collect endless varieties of brilliantly colored flowers to attract each new butterfly species. From chrysalis to caterpillar to butterfly, these cute creatures need your help to grow!

Please note: All gameplay is in English.

See if you can discover and collect the huge range of real life butterfly species!

Grow and expand your forest with new life and color by collecting and planting special flowers to attract new butterfly species.

Collect butterflies from all around the world and add them to your ever-expanding “Flutterpedia”. Each species has a unique fact sheet on their characteristics and natural history.

Every month you’ll be challenged to collect a limited set of brand new butterflies.

Listen to the Rainforest in the palm of your hand - Put on your headphones to experience a real-life lush rainforest ambience and center yourself in a deeper experience.

Guide your butterflies through the forest and watch them flutter, fly, perch and play! Use gestures to interact with your creatures, drop leaves into caterpillars’ mouths, crack open chrysalises, and guide your butterflies around their growing environment.

What's New

Version 2.69

- It's a big month for Butterflies in Europe this month with the start of the annual Big Butterfly Count!
- The Big Butterfly Count is an event where you go outside and count butterflies for 15 minutes.
- This data is used to help get an idea of butterfly and moth populations across Europe.
- If you live in Europe and want to help, visit to learn more!
- We've decided to help promote the event by having our own European butterfly set!
- Help nurture your baby butts with a nettle! (no really, nettles make excellent butterfly nurseries) Available from the Butterfly Bundle!

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

269 Ratings

269 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Is it unfair that butterflies get all kinds of love because they’re prettier than most insects? Maybe, but this delightful animated rainforest has us unabashedly adoring these beautiful bugs. With an incredible variety of goals to achieve, missions to complete, and butterfly species to raise, this tranquil haven feels like a second home.

Please Fix!


Rarely do I️ give 5* ratings, but this app deserved it. There are 5 stars that must be earned, and I️ go by 5 critiques, one for each star.
The five stars:
The quality of the game in general: this includes basic concepts such as if it crashes, how good the graphics are, and how easy the app is to use. This app fulfills all of these things.
How much time the game gives me: what I️ mean by this is how much time the app will engage me for. This app doesn’t engage me for too long at a time, but the time builds up.
Advertisements: I️ know it is essential to have advertisements on a free game just because it does cost 100 dollars a year to keep your app on the store. (Unless you want to totally destroy the app and make it a pay-2-play) this app offers in game money (flutter bucks/coins and what not) for watching advertisements, making them optional.
How well the game lives up to its type: for example, if it was an rpg, then, in order for it to get the forth star, it must be good compared to the other rpgs. This game is one of a kind! I️ really appreciate it.
How greedy the makers are: the makers of this game aren’t very greedy at all. In order to collect event butterflies, it’s not a necessity to buy in app purchases. I️, personally do like to do in app purchases, but that’s another story.
One thing I️ would do though: Make a features that allows us to lock butterflies so that we don’t accidentally sell our important ones!!

Developer Response

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a comprehensive review about many aspects of the game! We really appreciate such in-depth feedback and I am glad to hear you are enjoying the game :) Thanks you for your kind words and your suggestion which I will pass on. Happy fluttering! - Jessica

Fix how you move and tap


They need to fix how you move around and tap actions. Everything responds to one finger, so whether you are trying to move butterflies to capture the dandelion or doing something else, everything activates. In other words, have a two finger motion to move around the forest, have a double tap to activate info on specific butterflies or open the menu to lay eggs, and have a single touch/pull be how we move butterflies. And stop having things drop into the forest with big signs that stick over them and block your ability to see and do other things you need to do. Seriously, for a game that has been around this long, these types of annoying play issue should be fixed. It also would be nice to make the sap costs reasonable to expand the forest, since new events overload the forest and storage and otherwise you’re making it less likely people will stick with it and play. Who is going to spend hundreds of dollars just to unlock two more slots? You’re capping your own profit margin and user growth by driving people out of the game, esp. your advanced users.

In-App Purchases

Lilac Butterfly

The Lilac can lay eggs from other species


Cute Bumble Bee

This cute bee generates double pollen!


Doug the Glowbug (month)

This cutie gives 15 daily bucks for 30 days



Runaway Play Ltd
152.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Runaway Play Ltd
In-App Purchases
  1. 50 Flutterbucks $1.99
  2. 130 Flutterbucks $4.99
  3. 275 Flutterbucks $9.99


  • Game Center

    Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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