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Wilson Portrait
Butterfly, flutter by.

Wilson

Willow Portrait
Flutter away, butterfly!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Is pretty flutterby!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
Pretty, but short-lived.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
IT THINKS IT IS SO PRETTY

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
A colorful lepidopteran.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
I never trusted those things, eh?

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
It's a flying flower.

Maxwell

Wagstaff Portrait
Strange that I haven't yet seen any caterpillars.

Wagstaff

Wigfrid Portrait
It is sört öf nice.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Look at it, flitting around happily.

Webber

Walani Portrait
What a pretty pattern!

Walani

Warly Portrait
Your aerial dance is so soothing to behold...

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Pretty as a sunset o'er th'water.

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait
WILBA CHASETH BUTTERFLY

Wilba

Wormwood Portrait
A friend for friends

Wormwood

Wheeler Portrait
It's more a flutterer than a flyer.

Wheeler

Winona Portrait
It has no work or responsibilities. Poor thing.

Winona

Wortox Portrait
Flutter, flutter, dearest butter!

Wortox

Wurt Portrait
It ugly, but fun to chase.

Wurt

The Butterfly is a passive Mob commonly found in Grassland biomes. They spawn from Flowers (including Evil Flowers) and will slowly fly around, often landing on other Flowers. At dusk, they always land on a Flower to despawn. Butterflies do not spawn during Winter.

When killed, Butterflies drop Butterfly Wings (98% chance) or Butter (2% chance). Butterfly Wings can be eaten to restore Health, or used in a Crock Pot to cook Butter Muffins. As inventory items, they can be used to plant Flowers, which can spawn additional Butterflies or improve the production of Honey in Bee Boxes.

Butterflies are considered innocent creatures and killing one adds 1 point to the player's naughtiness level. Catching Butterflies with a Bug Net will not affect naughtiness.

A Butterfly spawns once about every 15 seconds from a flower located between 6 units and 25 units away from the player. It will not spawn if there are 4 Butterflies within 64 units of the player.

Spear Hunting Edit

Glommer See also: Butterfly Farm

Butterflies will avoid the player when approached, making them difficult to attack using melee weapons. The best time to attack Butterflies is when they stop to land on Flowers, where they will rest for a few seconds. Hunting in an area with many Flowers will provide many opportunities to hit them. Butterflies also sometimes flutter around in place and can be easily hit. It should also be noted that when a player gets close to a butterfly and it flies away from the player, the player can move out of its "range" and then it will flutter around for a few seconds and can be killed easily. Walking close to a Flower seems to spawn Butterflies more frequently.

It is possible to hit a moving Butterfly in close quarters by approaching it and pressing force-attack button (Ctrl+F). Watch the Butterfly's shadow to determine its position. The Walking Cane makes this incredibly easy.

When caught using a Bug Net, a live Butterfly will become an item in the player's inventory (stacks to 20). With the Bug Net equipped, pressing the Spacebar automatically chases and catches Butterflies rather than picking nearby Flowers.

Butterflies die in one hit from any weapon. Butterflies take one blast from the Ice Staff to be frozen and cannot be put to sleep.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In all DLCs, Butterflies inside the player's inventory will starve in 2 days unless fed. They can be fed with anything edible to the player, including Mandrakes, Deerclops Eyeballs, Rot, etc. However, they only have 1 health, so any food item which decreases health will instantly kill the Butterfly.

In the Shipwrecked DLC, Butterflies are blue but otherwise act the same. Butterflies do not spawn during Hurricane Season.

In the Hamlet DLC, Butterflies will not spawn during Humid Season.

Prototype Tips Edit

  • In Don't Starve Together, Butterfly farms can be created by planting them near Magma. The magma will kill the butterflies but will not burn their drops.
  • In the Shipwrecked DLC, Elephant Cactus can also be used to farm Butterflies by surrounding one with Flowers.

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Maxwell's examination quote of the Butterfly ("It's a flying flower.") can either be interpreted as an explanation as to why they are plantable or a reference to their use as a flower-spawner.
  • Dropping butter may be a reference to German folklore. Witches were said to turn into butterflies to steal butter and cream.

Mosquito Bugs Edit

  • When a stack of Butterflies is killed in the inventory, only 1 point of naughtiness will be added instead of the cumulative total.
  • On Xbox One the command to turn a butterfly into a flower is "Murder" instead of "Plant".

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormEwecusFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (RedBlue) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(Varg Reign of Giants icon) (BirchnutterPoison Birchnut Tree Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Crocodog (BlueYellow) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPirate GhostPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient SpiritGiant GrubGnat SwarmHanging VineIron HulkMantMasked PigPoison DartfrogScorpionSnaptoothSpider MonkeyVampire BatViperWeevole Hamlet icon) (Clay HoundClay VargCookie CutterGem DeerGrumble BeeHorror HoundLavaeMoonrock PengullShadow PiecesShattered Spider Don't Starve Together icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (QuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon) (Palm Treeguard Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Ancient HeraldLarge Iron HulkQueen WomantPugalisk Hamlet icon) (Bee QueenKlausMalbatrossReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildbore Shipwrecked icon) (Elder MandrakeHippopotamooseMantPikoPlatapinePog Hamlet icon) (GnarwailSaladmanderSkittersquid Don't Starve Together icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(Glommer Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (CormorantCrabbit (Beardling) • DogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Dung BeetleKingfisherPangoldenParrot (Blue)PeagawkPigeonRo BinThunderbird Hamlet icon) (CanaryCarratExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchMoon MothNo-Eyed DeerPuffinWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon)
Traders Pig King
(Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (BankerBeauticianCollectorEruditeFarmerFloristHatmakerHunterMinerMayor TrufflestonPig QueenProfessorShopkeepUsherWorker Hamlet icon) (Antlion Don't Starve Together icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwell
(BFBMaxameleon Hamlet icon) (BernieCrittersGestalt Don't Starve Together icon)
The Forge Don't Starve Together icon Battlemaster PugnaBoarillaCrocommanderGrand Forge BoarriorInfernal SwineclopsMagma GolemPit PigRhinocebroScorpeonSnortoise
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon BillyMumsyOld BeefaloPebble CrabPigeonPiptonSammySwamp PigSwamp Pig Elder
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Edible Items Batilisk WingButterButterfly WingsDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFishFrog LegsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyLeafy MeatLight BulbMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselPhlegm
(Electric MilkGlommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (BananaBlubberDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDragoon HeartEye of the Tiger SharkFish MorselRaw FishTropical FishShark Fin Shipwrecked icon) (Coconut Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Flytrap StalkNectarPoison Dartfrog Legs Hamlet icon) (Carrot SeedsDragon FruitIceMoon Moth WingsRoyal Jelly Don't Starve Together icon)
Crafting Resources AshesAzure FeatherBeard HairBeefalo HornBeefalo WoolBlue GemBunny PuffCharcoalCrimson FeatherFlintGearsHound's ToothJet FeatherLiving LogMosquito SackNightmare FuelPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider GlandSteel WoolStingerTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Dorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDubloonsEmpty BottleHornMagic SealObsidianQuacken BeakShark GillsTurbine Blades Shipwrecked icon) (SnakeskinVenom Gland Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (ChitinDark TattersHippopotamoose AntlerInfused IronIron OrePeagawk PlumePlatapine QuillPig Skin?Pugalisk SkullThunder FeatherRopeVineWeevole Carapace Hamlet icon) (Cookie Cutter ShellCut GrassDesert StoneFur TuftHoneycombMalbatross FeatherSaffron FeatherShroom Skin Don't Starve Together icon)
Loot Blow DartBlueprintFleshy BulbKrampus SackOrnate ChestSpider EggsShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatTam o' ShanterTentacle Spike
(Webber's Skull Reign of Giants icon) (Booty BagChest of the DepthsEyeshotHarpoonIron KeyTarnished CrownYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon) (Snake Oil Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Bandit Stash MapHalberdPetrifying BonesRoyal CrownSnake BoneSpoiled FishSwashy HatTorch Hamlet icon) (Bee Queen CrownBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeDeer AntlerFossil FragmentsGnarwail HornLavae EggMalbatross BillRoseShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleSketchStag Antler Don't Starve Together icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's Goop Reign of Giants icon) (Moleworm Reign of Giants iconHamlet icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon) (ParrotToucan Shipwrecked iconHamlet icon) (Gold NuggetGlowflyKingfisherOrange PikoParrot (Blue)PigeonPiko Hamlet icon) (CanaryCut GrassPuffin Don't Starve Together icon)
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