Fireflies are passive insect mobs that are primarily intended to add more life and atmosphere into The Betweenlands.
Fireflies can spawn in all biomes on the surface of The Betweenlands, except for Swamplands Clearing biomes. However, they will only spawn if the Rift event is not active, or only during the night if it is active.
Fireflies slowly fly around aimlessly. They can serve as light sources, since they give off orange-tinted dynamic lighting. They periodically turn this light off and on as they fly slowly around.
During the Heavy Rain event, Fireflies will seek shelter from the rain under blocks.
Fireflies can be killed in one hit using a rare loot weapon, the Critter Cruncher.
If they manage to be caught, Fireflies can be right-clicked with a Net to capture them as an inventory item. This item can then be right-clicked on the ground to release the Firefly as an entity there.
Caught Firefly items have a chance to be desired by a hatched Chiromaw Hatchling juvenile, as part of the process of raising it. If desired, they can be right-clicked onto the juvenile to feed it.
|Blank Amate Paper Lantern||Firefly (item) + Weedwood Plank Slab (3) + Any Amate Paper Pane (2) + Weedwood Planks (3)|
|Silt Glass Lantern||Firefly (item) + Weedwood Plank Slab (3) + Silt Glass Pane (2) + Weedwood Planks (3)|
|Weedwood Rowboat Lantern Upgrade||Firefly (item) + Weedwood Plank Slab (3) + Reed Rope (2) + Weedwood Planks (3)|
The drops from Fireflies are derived from the firefly loot table. However, this contains no content by default.
Visit the Loot Tables page for more information on loot.
|Advancement||In-game Description||Parent||Actual Requirements||ID|
|Slay a critter with a Critter Cruncher||Chopping Boy||Kill a Blood Snail, Dragonfly, Firefly, Leech, Mire Snail, Sporeling, or Termite with a Critter Cruncher||fighter|
- Release 3.7.1: Updated Spawn Egg colors.
- Release 3.6.0:
- Caught item can now be desired by hatched Chiromaw Hatchling juveniles.
- Caught item can now be used to pull Draetons.
- Release 3.4.0: Renamed from Fire Fly to Firefly.
- Release 3.3.1: Now only spawns if the Rift is inactive, or during the night when it is active.
- Release 3.3.0:
- Now seeks shelter during the Heavy Rain event.
- Added Advancement.
- Beta 2.0.0:
- Now has an actual model.
- Now periodically flashes its light on and off.
- Beta 1.0.0: Introduced.
|The Betweenlands Mobs|
|Passive||Blind Cave Fish • Dragonfly • Firefly • Frog • Gecko • Greebling • Mire Snail • Root Sprite • Sporeling|
|Neutral||Greebling Rider • Lurker • Pyrad|
|Aggressive||Angler • Blood Snail • Chiromaw • Crypt Crawler • Dark Druid • Emberling Shaman • Infestation • Lamprey • Leech • Living Root • Peat Mummy • Shallowbreath • Shambler • Silt Crab • Sludge (Smol) • Sludge Worm (Large • Small • Tiny) • Sprites (Ash • Boulder) • Stalker • Swamp Hag • Tar Beast • Termite • Wight|
|Tamable & Utility||Emberling • Harlequin Toad • Tarminion|
|Chief||Barrishee • Chiromaw Matriarch|
|Boss||Dreadful Peat Mummy • Primordial Malevolence • Sludge Menace • Spirit Tree|