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Butterflies are small critters that can be found in Forests during daytime. They can be caught with a Bug Net and carried in the inventory, or crafted into Butterfly Jars. They can also be used as bait for fishing.

Types[edit | edit source]

Butterfly Rarity Sell Bait
NPC ID Notes
Gold Butterfly Gold ButterflyDesktop, Console, and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 2891
03*Rarity level: 3 10 50% 444
  • Low spawn rate.
Julia Butterfly Julia Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 2001
01*Rarity level: 1 30 25% 356
Monarch Butterfly Monarch Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1994
00*Rarity level: 0 5 5% 356
Purple Emperor Butterfly Purple Emperor Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1995
02*Rarity level: 2 75 35% 356
Red Admiral Butterfly Red Admiral Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1996
02*Rarity level: 2 40 30% 356
Sulphur Butterfly Sulphur Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1998
00*Rarity level: 0 10 10% 356
Tree Nymph Butterfly Tree Nymph Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1999
03*Rarity level: 3 1 50% 356
  • Low spawn rate.
Ulysses Butterfly Ulysses Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 1997
01*Rarity level: 1 20 20% 356
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Internal Item ID: 2000
01*Rarity level: 1 15 15% 356
Hell Butterfly Hell ButterflyDesktop and Mobile versions
Internal Item ID: 4845
01*Rarity level: 1 20 15% 653

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Like all critters, butterflies spawned by a Butterfly Statue will disappear into a puff of smoke when trying to catch them with a Bug Net.
  • The spawn rate for butterflies is decided at random when a day begins. As such, some days will have countless butterflies, while others will have almost none.
  • Butterfly Jars cannot be crafted back into their materials, thus once a butterfly is put in a jar, it can no longer be released or used as bait for fishing.
  • Butterflies, like all critters, can heal up naturally over time.
  • Attempting to catch a Hell Butterfly with a standard Bug Net will not work, resulting in 1 damage taken and being inflicted with Burning for 5 seconds.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • New players should be on the lookout for days when lots of butterflies spawn, since they can fetch high prices. One day can easily net over 10.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

BestiaryBestiary entries

  • Butterflies: "Beautiful fluttering insects that love sunrises. Fish are attracted to these based on their color variety."
  • Hell Butterfly: "A solemn butterfly seeking blooms rooted in hell. Its wings glimmer with fiery veins."

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History[edit | edit source]