Butterfly Mania Mod for Minecraft 1.8.9/1.7.10


Butterfly Mania Mod adds to Minecraft 60 unique butterfly species, which mostly are made based on real life butterflies (90%) and the rest of them are purely minecraft related.


  • Over 150 unique Butterflies with very diverse spawning grounds and behaviors
  • Collect and Decorate your Home: Build youself a butterfly house or hang your catches on the wall as trophies
  • Make a butterfly house \o/: Once caught, butterflies do not naturally despawn anymore
  • Semi-Intelligent Behaviors: Butterflies wander around, feed, rest, glide, sleep, flee from players, chase eachother, hide from rain and some butterflies even dance around glowstone in the night
  • Catalog your Catches: Collect data on the Butterflies you caught with the Butterfly Encyclopedia and share it with your friends in Multiplayer
  • Research spawning grounds: Examine dead butterflies with a magnifying glass to reveal some information of where still undiscovered butterflies might spawn
  • Read & Learn: The Encyclopedia also contains a lot of real life information on each butterfly, just click ‘Details’
  • Trade with Entomologist Villagers: Diamonds for Rare butterflies



Spider Boss camping above


Look out, butterfly at 10 O’Clock!


Butterfly feeding on grass



Butterfly feeding on flower


Mod Showcase:


Catch butterflies with a Net:


Caught dead Butterflies can be turned into paintings (frame types: Wooden, Lapis, Iron):

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Keep a Jar in your inventory to catch butterflies alive. Gold and Iron Jars break the fastest, Diamond Jars last the longest.

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The butterflies required for crafting the encyclopedia are:

  • Northern Brown Argus (Extreme Hills)
  • Jutta Arctic (Taigas)
  • Pearl charaxes (Deserts, Savannas)
  • Comma (Forests & Plains)
  • Purplish Copper (Plains, River, Swampland)
  • Common Brimstone (Forests & Plains)

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When you right click the Encyclopedia it opens up an Index of all the butterflies you’ve caught so far. Click on a Butterfly for details. Please note that butterflies get only added to your encyclopedia when you’ve crafted the book yourself (not from creative inventory, only then it will display your Name as author in the Tooltip) and only by naturally spawned butterflies (not from the Jar)


Butterfly research

For the researching you need first of all a magnifying glass


Then you are ready to do some serious studies and bring it on paper! (Use any butterfly)


Now right click on your findings paper and you might get something like this.


Butterfly research will give you 1, 2 or 3 Fragments of Butterfly spawning data, but only from not yet discovered butterflies of the same family and same or one higher rarity of the butterfly you have studied on your crafting bench (in the upper screenshot, a yellow pansy was studied)

Hint: You can also make a present to your friends and give them high quality findings papers that you find. Getting 3 Fragments at once is quite rare.

How to install:

  • Download and install Minecraft Forge.
  • Download the mod.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/mods folder.
  • If the “mods” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag and drop the downloaded jar (zip) file into it.
  • Enjoy the mod.

Butterfly Mania Mod Download Links:

File Name Status Game Version Date
Butterflymania v1.7.2 Release 1.8.9 Oct 29, 2016
Butterflymania v1.7.2 Release 1.8 May 17, 2016
ButterflyMania v1.3.2 Release 1.7.10 Aug 12, 2015

Author: TyronX

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