I was trying to capture a butterfly in Skyward Sword, when I accidentally hit B and put the bug net away. Unknowingly, I continued to swing. This armed my sword, and before I realized it, I had killed the poor butterfly I was trying to capture.

I had a similar incident early in the game, before I bought the bug net: I tried using the beetle to capture a grasshopper. To my horror (and probably the grasshoppers), the beetle killed it.

Does killing an insect effect the game at all? Or are there enough bugs to go around?

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    You're a monster. – Wipqozn Nov 28 '11 at 23:04
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    You're killing them just to watch their tiny insect death animation aren't you? – CyberSkull Nov 28 '11 at 23:10
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    Username is strangely appropriate. – Raven Dreamer Nov 28 '11 at 23:11
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    Also, this needs the [murder] tag. :( – Ullallulloo Nov 28 '11 at 23:32

Bugs respawn like grass and monsters. There's no harm in killing them other than needing to leave the area and come back to capture them.

(Plus the long-lasting and appropriate stain on your conscience. You murdered a butterfly.)

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    Cold blooded murder.... – Dycker Nov 29 '11 at 0:20

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