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Black Dragonfly (NPC).png Blue Dragonfly (NPC).png Green Dragonfly (NPC).png Orange Dragonfly (NPC).png Red Dragonfly (NPC).png Yellow Dragonfly (NPC).png Gold Dragonfly (NPC).png
AI TypeDragonfly AI
Max Life5
KB Resist0%

Dragonflies are small, rare critters that can be found near large bodies of water which have sufficient amounts of cattails on the surface of the water, during the day when it is not raining, and there is low wind speed. When approached, they will fly a short distance up and away from the player.

Dragonflies spawn in air within a small radius of cattails. Desert cattails spawn the Black, Orange and Yellow variants, whereas Forest cattails spawn the Blue, Green and Red variants. Unlike many critters, dragonflies are capable of spawning on screen.Verify

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.

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


Dragonfly Rarity Sell Bait
NPC ID Notes
Gold Dragonfly Gold Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4340
Rarity level: 3 10 50% 601 0.25*1/400 (0.25%) chance to replace another dragonfly.
Black Dragonfly Black Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4334
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 595 Only spawns in Desert.
Blue Dragonfly Blue Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4335
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 596 Only spawns in Forest.
Green Dragonfly Green Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4336
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 597 Only spawns in Forest.
Orange Dragonfly Orange Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4337
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 598 Only spawns in Desert.
Red Dragonfly Red Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4338
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 599 Only spawns in Forest.
Yellow Dragonfly Yellow Dragonfly
Internal Item ID: 4339
Rarity level: 1 10 20% 600 Only spawns in Desert.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Black Dragonfly JarBlack Dragonfly JarBy Hand
Blue Dragonfly JarBlue Dragonfly Jar
Gold Dragonfly JarGold Dragonfly Jar
Green Dragonfly JarGreen Dragonfly Jar
Orange Dragonfly JarOrange Dragonfly Jar
Red Dragonfly JarRed Dragonfly Jar
Yellow Dragonfly JarYellow Dragonfly Jar
Golden DelightGolden DelightCooking PotCooking Pot
Dragonfly StatueDragonfly StatueHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist


  • Dragonflies can build up their speed over time and easily outstrip players, even those with Hermes Boots or its various tinkers.
    • The speed they can build up is immense, up to 83 mph.
  • If there is air space underneath a submerged cattail, it is possible for the dragonfly to spawn in said air space. The type of dragonfly spawned is determined by the type of cattail.


  • If looking to farm dragonflies, it is advised to make space for more cattails to grow, since the critter appears to spawn directly from the cattail itself.
  • 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.


  • 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."