Display Butterfly
Health points 4 (2hearts2hearts)
Spawn Solid surfaced blocks with a minimum of two block spaces above them
First appearances See History
Drops None
Experience 1–3
Sounds Hurt & Death
Entity ID MoCButterfly

Butterflies are small passive mobs that come with many unique wing patterns.

Moths are variants of butterflies with larger wings.

Spawning Edit

Natural generation Edit

Butterflies and moths spawn on grass blocks at light levels of 9 or more with at least 2 block space above. They often spawn in groups of 4 during world generation.


Both butterflies and moths come in ten different colors: orange-black (colour sergeant), speckled orange-yellow (Indian fritillary), black with red bands (red admiral), white with spots (small white), broad yellow (common emigrant), reddish-orange (small tortoiseshell), and bright blue (blue morpho), brown with pink and white blotches (peach blossom), brown and black spots (common idia), and orange and yellow with brown wavy lines (yellow shell).

Drops Edit

Butterflies and moths drop 1 to 3 experience when killed by a player or tamed wolf.

Behavior Edit

Butterflies fly and wander around aimlessly like other insects. They show conspicuous, fluttering flight when in the air. Butterflies will sometimes follow the player if they're holding flowers. Like other insects, butterflies can trigger pressure plates, scale up blocks and take damage from the Bane of Arthropods enchantment.

Even though they do not react to the player's presence most of the time, they are hard to kill due to their small hitbox and flying ability.

Variations Edit


The seven types of butterflies.

Butterflies will typically spawn using one of seven different colors, these include

 History Edit


v5.2.0a DEV Edit

- Fixed crash when accessing butterfly in the GUI.


- Added moths.

v4.3.0 Edit

- Fixed butterfly flying animation bug.

v4.1.3 Edit

- Butterflies will sometimes follow players holding flowers.

v4.0.1 Edit

- Added butterflies.


  • Moths share the same Entity ID as butterflies (MoCButterfly), which is why they spawn from the butterfly spawn egg.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.