Dragonflies

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Dragonflies
Black Dragonfly.gif Blue Dragonfly.gif Green Dragonfly.gif Orange Dragonfly.gif Red Dragonfly.gif Yellow Dragonfly.gif Gold Dragonfly.gif
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeDragonfly AI
Damage0
Max Life5
Defense0
KB Resist0%

Dragonflies are small, rare critters which can be found on surface. When approached, they will fly a short distance up and away from the player.

Dragonflies can only spawn during the day when the wind speed is lower than 20 mph[1], with following restrictions: when the player is in a town, dragonflies can only spawn during rain; otherwise, they can only spawn when not raining. Furthermore, there must be at least one cattail within a 61×41-tile rectangle area centered on the spawning tile.[2] The dragonfly will spawn on the cattail instead of the original spawning tile. As a result, they are capable of spawning on screen.[3] Black, Orange and Yellow variants can spawn at cattails near Sand Blocks (usually in Desert), whereas Blue, Green and Red variants can spawn at cattails near pure Grass or Mowed grass (usually in Forest).[4] Note that this is determined by the original spawning tile, not the tile the cattail grows, e.g. a Red Dragonfly can spawn on a cattail growing on a Sand Block as long as there is a Grass tile nearby.

Dragonflies have only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

Dragonflies can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Dragonfly Jars). Once crafted, the Dragonflies cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

Dragonflies can be spawned by the Dragonfly Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.

There is a 1/400 (0.25%) chance for a Gold Dragonfly to spawn in place of an ordinary one.

Types

Dragonfly Rarity Sell Bait
Power
NPC ID Spawning
Gold Dragonfly Gold Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4340 Rarity level: 3 10 GC 50% 601 1/400 (0.25%) chance to replace another dragonfly.
Black Dragonfly Black Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4334 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 595 Sand Block
Blue Dragonfly Blue Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4335 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 596 Grass/Mowed grass
Green Dragonfly Green Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4336 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 597 Grass/Mowed grass
Orange Dragonfly Orange Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4337 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 598 Sand Block
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4338 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 599 Grass/Mowed grass
Yellow Dragonfly Yellow Dragonfly(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Internal Item ID: 4339 Rarity level: 1 10 SC 20% 600 Sand Block

Crafting

Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Black Dragonfly JarBlack Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand
Blue Dragonfly JarBlue Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Gold Dragonfly JarGold Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Green Dragonfly JarGreen Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Orange Dragonfly JarOrange Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Red Dragonfly JarRed Dragonfly Jar(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Yellow Dragonfly JarYellow Dragonfly Jar
Golden DelightGolden Delight(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Cooking PotCooking Pot
or
CauldronCauldron
Dragonfly StatueDragonfly Statue(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Notes

  • In Don't dig up or Get fixed boi worlds, dragonflies can spawn regardless of elevation.
  • Dragonflies can build up their speed over time and easily outstrip players, even those with Hermes Boots or its various upgrades.
    • The speed they can build up is immense, up to 82 mph.[5]

Tips

  • Although cattails only grow naturally in the water, removing the water does not destroy them. This can be utilized to give dragonflies a higher spawn chance, since removing water prevents the spawning of water-related creatures.
  • If looking to farm dragonflies, it is advised to remove all but one cattail and wait about 55 tiles left (or right) to that cattail. This single cattail would enable proper tiles offscreen to spawn dragonflies, and the dragonflies may spawn on screen. The player may also build a high wall on the edge of the screen to block other enemies from moving in (so they will despawn soon) and build a roof around the cattail to prevent dragonflies from flying away.
  • Due to the immense speed the dragonflies can build up, the player should leave themselves some space to accelerate before attempting to catch a dragonfly.

Trivia

  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the dragonflies: "A swift-flying insect which hunts mosquitoes. Comes in a variety of colors. Fish are somewhat attracted to these."

History

References

  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, property TooWindyForButterflies in Terraria.NPC.cs.
  2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, method FindCattailTop() in Terraria.NPC.cs. The game will search from top to bottom, left to right for cattail tops. If there are multiple cattails, the first cattail in the area will be initially chosen; for subsequent cattails, they have a 1/i chance to replace the chosen cattail, with i starting at 2 and increases by 1 after a successful replacement is done.
  3. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, method SpawnNPC() in Terraria.NPC.cs.
  4. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, method RollDragonflyType() in Terraria.NPC.cs.
  5. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.4.9 source code, method AI_114_Dragonflies() in Terraria.NPC.cs.