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Wilson Portrait
If only I could catch them!

Wilson

Willow Portrait
I wish they didn't run away!

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait
Sparkly!

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait
A tiny brightness in the dark.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait
BIOLUMINESCENT INSECTS

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait
They disperse when I approach.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait
Reminds me of Algonquin park.

Woodie

Waxwell Portrait
How pretty.

Maxwell

Wigfrid Portrait
Tiny fairy lights aglöw!

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait
Elusive little buggies.

Webber

Winona Portrait
Natural light, huh? Might be useful.

Winona

Walani Portrait
My kind of insects.

Walani

Warly Portrait
A dash of glow.

Warly

Woodlegs Portrait
Tiny constellations. No good for navigation.

Woodlegs

Fireflies are passive light-producing Mobs that appear at night in Forest and Grassland Biomes and all the time in Caves, mainly in Mushtree Forests. They are used to make the Miner Hat and Pumpkin Lantern. Fireflies can also be used to refuel Miner Hats and Lanterns by 39%.

Fireflies can be captured with a Bug Net by pressing the Spacebar when nearby. Because they do not respawn, they are considered a finite resource.

Standing in Firefly light resets the timer in which Charlie will attack during the night, though the light from Fireflies will disappear until the player leaves their vicinity. If the player does not have a source of fire, that player may "firefly hop" between three or four groups of Fireflies for survival during the night. This can still be dangerous, as Sanity will drop significantly.

Releasing Fireflies near a Fire Pit or other key locations in one's base camp might come in handy, as glowing light will indicate their positions in total darkness of the night.

Fireflies on the ground will take up space, so the player is unable to build in that spot unless they are caught.

Gift Icon Downloadable Content Edit

In the Reign of Giants DLC (RoG), Fireflies are found abundantly in Deciduous Forest Biomes, making it one of their natural habitats.

In the Shipwrecked DLC (SW), Fireflies are found in Jungle Biomes and do not appear during Hurricane Season. Fireflies can also be used to craft the Boat Lantern. Fireflies are renewable as a prize at the Slot Machine.

TabTools Usage Edit

Inventory slot backgroundStraw HatInventory slot background Gold NuggetInventory slot backgroundFirefliesAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundMiner Hat
Inventory slot backgroundPumpkinInventory slot background FirefliesAlchemy EngineInventory slot backgroundPumpkin Lantern
Inventory slot backgroundEmpty BottleInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot background TwigsInventory slot backgroundFirefliesScience MachineInventory slot backgroundBoat LanternShipwrecked icon

Placeholder Trivia Edit

  • Despite Maxwell's quote when examining the Miner Hat ("Eventually the Firefly will starve"), Fireflies are one of the few creatures that don't starve in the inventory.
    • This is probably a reference to how every Item crafted from Fireflies has limited durability.
  • Before mid-June 2014, Fireflies were included in the drop table for Tumbleweed.[1]
  • If the player desperately needs to refuel a Bottle Lantern in SW, it is recommended to use Fireflies instead of Bioluminescence. This is because Bioluminescence is not renewable, while Fireflies are through the Slot Machine.
    • Fireflies are also renewable by hopping base game/RoG worlds using the Wooden Thing.

 Mosquito BugsEdit

  • Fireflies can be caught during the daytime, they only become invisible but remain present at the same place. The player can wield a Net, then press the action button when close enough to their location. Unless there is a closer object that can be interacted with, Fireflies will be caught even if they are not visible. This has been fixed in Shipwrecked and Shipwrecked compatible worlds.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

References Edit

  1. http://forums.kleientertainment.com/topic/37389-patch-notes-rev-103865-june-12-2014/
Items and Structures dropped by Mobs
Loot AshesAzure FeatherBatilisk WingBeard HairBeefalo HornBlow DartBlue GemBunny PuffButterButterfly WingsCharcoalCrimson FeatherDeerclops EyeballDrumstickFleshy BulbFlintFrog LegsGearsGuardian's HornGlow BerryHoneyHound's ToothJet FeatherKrampus SackLight BulbLiving LogMandrakeMeatMonster MeatMorselMosquito SackNightmare FuelOrnate ChestPig SkinPurple GemRed GemRocksSilkSlurtle SlimeSlurper PeltSpider EggsSpider GlandShelmetSnurtle Shell ArmorSpiderhatStingerTam o' ShanterTentacle SpikeTentacle SpotsThulecite FragmentsWalrus Tusk
(Cat TailDown FeatherElectric MilkGlommer's GoopGlommer's WingsScalesThick FurVolt Goat Horn Reign of Giants icon) (Bee Queen CrownBlueprintBone HelmBone ArmorChilled LavaeCut GrassDeer AntlerDesert StoneFossil FragmentsFur TuftLavae EggLeafy MeatPhlegmRoseRoyal JellySaffron FeatherShadow AtriumShadow ThuribleShroom SkinSketchStag AntlerSteel Wool Don't Starve Together icon) (BananaBlubberBooty BagCoconutChest of the DepthsDead DogfishDead JellyfishDead Rainbow JellyfishDead SwordfishDead WobsterDorsal FinDoydoy FeatherDragoon HeartDubloonsEmpty BottleEye of the Tiger SharkEyeshotFish MorselHarpoonHornIron KeyMagic SealObsidianRaw FishTropical FishShark FinShark GillsSnakeskinSnake OilTurbine BladesVenom GlandYellow Mosquito Sack Shipwrecked icon)
Indirect BeeBeefalo WoolButterflyCrowFirefliesGuanoManureRedbirdSeedsSnowbirdRabbitMosquito
(Glommer's GoopMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCut Grass Don't Starve Together icon) (Bile-Covered SlopBioluminescenceCormorantCrabbitJellyfishParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishRoeSeagullToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Mobs
Hostile Creatures BatiliskCave SpiderClockwork Bishop (Damaged Bishop) • Clockwork Rook (Damaged Rook) • Clockwork Knight (Damaged Knight) • Dangling Depth DwellerDepths WormFrogGuardian PigGhostShadow CreatureHound (Red HoundBlue Hound) • Killer BeeLureplantMacTuskMermMosquitoSpiderSpider WarriorSpitterTallbirdTentacle (Big TentacleBaby Tentacle) • Wee MacTusk
(BirchnutterPoison Birchnut TreeVarg Reign of Giants icon) (EwecusGem DeerGrumble BeeLavaeShadow Pieces Don't Starve Together icon) (Crocodog (Blue CrocodogYellow Crocodog) • DragoonFloaty Boaty KnightFlupPoison MosquitoSnakePoison SnakeSea HoundSpider Warrior (Venomous)Stink RaySwordfishWhite Whale Shipwrecked icon)
Boss Monsters Ancient GuardianDeerclopsSpider QueenTreeguard
(BeargerDragonflyMoose/Goose Reign of Giants icon) (Bee QueenKlausReanimated SkeletonToadstool Don't Starve Together icon) (Palm TreeguardQuackenSealnadoTiger Shark Shipwrecked icon)
Neutral Animals BeeBeefaloBunnyman (Beardlord) • KoalefantKrampusPengullPig (Werepig) • Rock LobsterSnurtleSlurtleSmallish TallbirdSplumonkey
(BuzzardCatcoonMoslingVolt Goat Reign of Giants icon) (Blue WhaleBottlenose BallphinPrime ApeWater BeefaloWildboreShipwrecked icon)
Passive Animals Baby BeefaloButterflyChesterCrowGobblerMandrakeRabbit (Beardling) • RedbirdSmallbirdSnowbird
(GlommerMoleworm Reign of Giants icon) (CanaryCrittersExtra-Adorable LavaeGrass GekkoHutchNo-Eyed DeerWoven Shadow Don't Starve Together icon) (CormorantCrabbitDogfishDoydoyFishermermJellyfishPackim BaggimsParrotParrot PirateRainbow JellyfishSeagullSealSharkittenToucanWobster Shipwrecked icon)
Other AbigailCharlieMaxwellPig King
(AntlionBernie Don't Starve Together icon) (Yaarctopus Shipwrecked icon)