|“||Butterfly, flutter by.||”|
Butterflies are harmless insects commonly found in Grasslands. They spawn from Flowers and Evil Flowers and will slowly flutter around the map, often landing on other flowers when they come across them. At dusk, they will return to a nearby flower to despawn. Butterflies do not spawn in Winter.
Butterflies usually drop Butterfly Wings when killed (98% chance), and occasionally drop Butter instead (2% chance). They are considered innocent creatures and killing one directly adds 1 point to the player's naughtiness level, which causes Krampus to appear. Catching butterflies with a Bug Net will not affect naughtiness.
Butterflies take one blast from the Ice Staff to be frozen and cannot be put to sleep.
Butterflies fly away when approached, making them quite difficult kill.
The best time to attack Butterflies is when they stop to land on flowers. This means hunting in an area with lots of flowers will provide many more opportunities to hit them; they will be on the plant for a few seconds, giving the player an opportunity to attack and kill them. Butterflies also sometimes flutter around in place and can be easily hit. Walking close to a flower seems to spawn a Butterfly more frequently.
It's possible to hit moving butterfly by closing distance without issuing attack command and then pressing force attack button (Ctrl+F). Look at the butterfly's shadow for determining it's position. Walking cane makes it even easier.
Butterflies can be caught in a Bug Net, which has the range to hit a moving butterfly. The Walking Cane can do the same but requires more dexterity from the player. With the Bug Net, the player can click on the moving critter at a distance or approach it manually and press spacebar to automatically chase and catch it.
When captured, butterflies become an item in inventory, which stacks to 20.
As an inventory item, Butterflies can be used to plant new Flowers by right-clicking them on the ground. Planting Flowers is useful for creating butterfly farms, or for providing Bees with Flowers to produce Honey quickly. Maxwell himself says, "It's a flying flower." when examining a butterfly.
- When two butterflies spawn from the same flower, attacking one will cause the other to die, but it will not drop anything.
- When a stack of Butterflies is killed in the inventory, only 1 point of naughtiness will be added instead of the cumulative total.
|Items dropped by Mobs|
|Loot||Ash • Azure Feather • Batilisk Wing • Beard Hair • Beefalo Horn • Blow Dart • Blue Gem • Bunny Puff • Butter • Butterfly Wings • Charcoal • Crimson Feather • Deerclops Eyeball • Drumstick • Fleshy Bulb • Flint • Frog Legs • Gears • Guardian's Horn • Glow Berry • Honey • Hound's Tooth • Jet Feather • Krampus Sack • Light Bulb • Living Log • Mandrake • Meat • Monster Meat • Morsel • Mosquito Sack • Nightmare Fuel • Ornate Chest • Pig Skin • Purple Gem • Red Gem • Rocks • Silk • Slurtle Slime • Slurper Pelt • Spider Eggs • Spider Gland • Shelmet • Snurtle Shell Armor • Spiderhat • Stinger • Tam o' Shanter • Tentacle Spike • Tentacle Spots • Thulecite Fragments • Walrus Tusk|
|Indirect||Bee • Beefalo Wool • Butterfly • Crow • Fireflies • Gold Nugget • Guano • Manure • Redbird • Seeds • Snowbird • Rabbit • Mosquito|
|Hostile Creatures||Batilisk • Cave Spider • Clockwork Bishop • Clockwork Rook • Clockwork Knight • Dangling Depth Dweller • Depths Worm • Frog • Guardian Pig • Ghost • Shadow Creature • Hound (Red Hound • Blue Hound) • Killer Bee • Lureplant • MacTusk • Merm • Mosquito • Spider • Spider Warrior • Spitter • Tallbird • Tentacle (Big Tentacle • Baby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk • (Poison Birchnut Tree • Varg )|
|Boss Monsters||Ancient Guardian • Deerclops • Spider Queen • Treeguard • (Bearger • Dragonfly • Moose/Goose )|
|Neutral Animals||Bee • Beefalo • Bunnyman (Beardlord) • Koalefant • Krampus • Pengull • Pig (Werepig) • Rock Lobster • Snurtle • Slurtle • Smallish Tallbird • Splumonkey • (Buzzard • Catcoon • Volt Goat )|
|Passive Animals||Baby Beefalo • Butterfly • Chester • Crow • Gobbler • Mandrake • Rabbit (Beardling) • Redbird • Smallbird • Snowbird • (Glommer • Moleworm )|
|Other||Abigail • Charlie • Maxwell • Pig King|