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Rabid Beetle

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Glowfly
Glowfly
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6
8
Special Ability
Emits light
Light Bulb.png 10%;

Light Bulb.png 100% (Bug Net.png)

Spawns from
Exotic Flower.png
"glowfly"
Wilson Portrait.png
A light aflight.

Wilson

Willow Portrait.png
Looks slimy.

Willow

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Is light bug.

Wolfgang

Wendy Portrait.png
A small light in a dark world.

Wendy

WX-78 Portrait.png
IT IS RELEASING PHOTONS

WX-78

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
A bioluminescent insecta.

Wickerbottom

Woodie Portrait.png
Thanks for lightin' the way, buddy.

Woodie

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Disgusting, but helpful.

Maxwell

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The luminous oculus on this pterygota is inspiring!

Wagstaff

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Fly free, small friend.

Wigfrid

Webber Portrait.png
A nice bug.

Webber

Walani Portrait.png
I could lay down and watch them all day.

Walani

Warly Portrait.png
Light the way, mon amie.

Warly

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A fly'o'glow!

Woodlegs

Wilba Portrait.png
IS'T A BUG O' GLOWY BUTT

Wilba

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Bzzter with bright peepers

Wormwood

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A flyer and a glower. My new best friend.

Wheeler

A Glowfly is a passive Mob exclusive to the Hamlet DLC. It spawns from Exotic Flowers. It emits a small radius of light around itself.

Glowflies have a 10% chance to drop a Light Bulb when killed. Glowflies can be caught using a Bug Net, turning it into an inventory item much like Bees. Murdering the item form places one Light Bulb in the inventory. Effectively, at the cost of using a Bug Net, a 100% drop chance for a Light Bulb can be guaranteed.

They are affected by a Bug B'Gone and will die if they touch the Noxious Cloud.

Unlike most other living creatures that can be kept in the inventory, Glowflies in item form do not have a starvation timer and can be stored forever. Like Rabbits, their item form does not stack, requiring an inventory space per Glowfly.

Glowflies are considered innocent creatures. Killing one increases the player's naughtiness by one point, potentially causing Krampus to spawn.

Brain.png Behavior

Glowflies wander around aimlessly, very often turning to fly in another random direction. They appear to flee from players within a close proximity.

Glowflies have a limited lifespan; they despawn if the player moves too far away. Likewise, they can only spawn near the player.

Monsters may target Glowflies if they normally attack other creatures, such as Snaptooths and Rabid Beetles, the mature form of the Glowfly.

Life Cycle

Glowfly Cocoons
Glowfly Cocoons
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0
0
Special Ability
Hatches into Rabid Beetle.png
Light Bulb.png 10%
Spawns from
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Towards the end of the Temperate Season, Glowflies start spawning in vastly increased amounts. Usually, this behavior lasts for one to two days. After that, at a certain point, all Glowflies on screen will drop on the ground and form Glowfly Cocoons.

Additionally, Great Leafy Stalks have a chance to spawn Glowfly Cocoons around them. They will do so regardless of the player's proximity to them, similarly to Puddles.

Glowfly Cocoons can be attacked. Killing them has a 10% chance to drop a Light Bulb.

After about a day's time, Glowfly Cocoons hatch into Rabid Beetles.

Rabid Beetle

Rabid Beetle
Rabid Beetle
60
10
2
Attack Range
2
12
-?/min
Light Bulb.png 10%, Chitin.png20%

Light Bulb.png 100%, Chitin.png 60% (Trap.png)

Spawns from
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"rabid_beetle"
Wilson Portrait.png
Looks deranged.

Wilson, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Willow Portrait.png
What're you so mad about?

Willow, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Wolfgang Portrait.png
Wolfgang will stomp bad beetle!

Wolfgang, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Wendy Portrait.png
As rabid as death itself.

Wendy, when examining a Rabid Beetle

WX-78 Portrait.png
YOU HAVE EXCESSIVE FACIAL HAIR

WX-78, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Wickerbottom Portrait.png
Certainly species I know of!

Wickerbottom, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Woodie Portrait.png
Seems mighty angry.

Woodie, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Waxwell Portrait.png
What is he all worked up about?

Maxwell, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Wagstaff Portrait.png
Evidently, it acquires facial hair when it matures.

Wagstaff, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Wigfrid Portrait.png
Evil beast. Yöu have met yöur match!

Wigfrid, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Webber Portrait.png
That guy's got a lot of energy!

Webber, when examining a Rabid Beetle

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Dude, you need to chill!

Walani, when examining a Rabid Beetle

Warly Portrait.png
It is like me when I am hungry.

Warly, when examining a Rabid Beetle

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An ornery buggie.

Woodlegs, when examining a Rabid Beetle

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FULL OF SOUND AND FURY

Wilba, when examining a Rabid Beetle

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Why so mad, Bzzter?

Wormwood, when examining a Rabid Beetle

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Probably just agitated because it can't fly well.

Wheeler, when examining a Rabid Beetle

A Rabid Beetle is a hostile Mob exclusive to the Hamlet DLC. It spawns from Glowfly Cocoons after a few days.

Rabid Beetles have a 10% chance to drop a Light Bulb, and a 20% chance to drop a Chitin on death. Unlike Glowflies, they cannot be caught with a Bug Net; instead, a Trap will catch them. Doing so grants a guaranteed Light Bulb and a 60% chance to drop a Chitin.

They are affected by a Bug B'Gone and will die if they touch the Noxious Cloud.

Brain.png Behavior

Unlike the larva Glowfly, the mature Rabid Beetle is aggressive. It will attack any other creature or player on sight, except its own kind. The Rabid Beetle will cry out, signaling it has found a target and will proceed to attack.

Rabid Beetles can eat any meat items left on the ground.

After hatching, they have a lifespan of about one day.

Placeholder.png Trivia

  • The Rabid Beetle appears to be visually inspired by the Coccinellidae, also known as a ladybug or ladybird. The tuft of blonde hair may also be a reference to this nickname.
  • If one looks closely, they can see that the "tongue" of a Rabid Beetle is in fact a Glowfly's tail.

Mosquito.png Bugs

  • Glowfly Cocoons not formed by Great Leafy Stalks still count as Glowflies, meaning that they can be caught with a Bug Net, and moving too far away causes them to despawn.

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