Jug Bug

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Scutinphora puteus
Spawn Command
admincheat summon Jugbug_Character_BaseBP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Character_BaseBP.Jugbug_Character_BaseBP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Oil Jug Bug
admincheat summon Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP.Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Water Jug Bug
admincheat summon Jugbug_Water_Character_BP_C
admincheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Water_Character_BP.Jugbug_Water_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
XP For Kill
4 XP
Feces Size

Scorched Earth Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Jug Bug Scorched Earth.svg

Ragnarok Ocean Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Jug Bug Ragnarok.svg

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Spawning Jug Bug Extinction.svg

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Spawning Jug Bug Genesis Part 1.svg

Crystal Isles Topographic Map.jpg
Spawning Jug Bug Crystal Isles.svg

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

The Jug Bug is one of the Creatures in Scorched Earth expansion pack.

Basic Info[edit | edit source]

Dossier[edit | edit source]

This section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena Walker, the author of the dossiers, has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creature.


Scutinphora puteus is a fast, flying insect that comes in two varieties, visually distinct only in the red or green markings on its exoskeleton. Biologically and behaviorally, they are practically the same. The only real difference between the two is the resource they gather in the expandable sacks on their backs. Scutinphora with green markings gather water, and Scutinphora with red markings gather oil. This unique ability makes Scutinphora a target for both the desert's natural predators and human survivors. Finding a green Scutinphora at the right time could prove to be life-saving, and survivors can use the oil produced by red Scutinphora for a wide variety of purposes.


Like many of the insects on the island, Scutinphora cannot be tamed. Beyond the resources obtained while hunting it, survivors will find no use for it.

~ Helena

Behavior[edit | edit source]

After collecting the resources from a Jug Bug, it, as well as any other Jug Bugs within proximity, will fly away. If it is attacked, it will also fly away. The container on its back will visibly shrink when resources are taken.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Colorful, grasshopper-like insects found throughout the Scorched Earth, members of genus Scutinphora are consummate desert survivors. The species comes in two morphs, each equipped with a fluid-storing pouch on its back: green morphs store water, while red morphs collect and store oil, perhaps to metabolize it as some sort of food. These so-called "jug bugs" are largely defenseless and will instead fly some distance away from attackers.

Color Scheme and Regions[edit | edit source]

X mark.svg

The Jug Bug always spawns with the same color scheme and has no color regions.

This means it is currently impossible to make alterations to the Jug Bug's colors.

Drops[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

Note that creatures will have different stats in Survival of the Fittest

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Health 75 +15
Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen 150 +15
Food 450 +45
Weight 50 +1
Melee Damage 18 +0.9
Movement Speed 100% N/A
Torpidity 100 +6
Movement Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Walking 60 150
Swimming 200 ?
Flying 120 300
Attack Values
Ground Bite Attack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Jug Bug bites the target while grounded.
0 500 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 18
Fly Bite Attack Stamina Cost Attack Range Description
Base Minimum Activation The Jug Bug bites the target while airborne.
0 500 0 0
Attack Type Damage Projectile Values Torpor Values Status Effect: Stamina Status Effect: Torpidity
Life Impulse Radius Base Mult Duration Damage Mult Amount Duration Damage Mult Amount
Melee 18

Combat[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

The Jug Bug poses no threat to players, tribes or even wild dinos. The only reason not to kill one is the "golden goose" metaphor; a jug bug is far more useful to the player alive, as it offers only an insignificant amount of meat and chitin when killed.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

If a survivor wants to kill a Jug Bug, it is best to leave their sack full, as when they try to flee their movement speed will be severely lowered, making them easy targets for spears and bolas.

Weaponry[edit | edit source]

Spears and bows will do the trick.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

While chasing a Jug Bug, you might accidentally fall off a cliff or run into an aggressive dino. To prevent this, a well charged bola will hold it down to prevent unnecessary chasing across the desert.

Weakness[edit | edit source]

Completely defenseless, low health, and slow when the sack is full.

Utility[edit | edit source]

Roles[edit | edit source]

Despite being un-tameable, the Jug Bug is a viable source of Water and Oil on the Scorched Earth. Players may want to trap them in cages or huts to be easily harvested for their resources if no natural Water and/or Oil is around. Use a Megalosaurus, Kaprosuchus, or grappling hook to place them in your holding area. Resources—water or oil—may be obtained without harming the bug.

  • Resources: The Jug Bugs can not be tamed but they can be rounded up and contained to provide resources like Chitin (needs to be killed), Oil and Water (harvest without harming).
  • Storing in Pens:

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Cementing Paste (both). To farm it you will need a Beelzebufo (a high damage one is need to make sure the bug doesn't fly away).

Oil (from red ones)

Water (from blue ones)

Spotlight[edit | edit source]

Notes/Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This creatures design may have been inspired by the honey pot ant as it has striking similarities due to them storing food within a swollen abdomen.
  • There's a bug which let's you harvest twice the amount of oil from a killed jug bug by taking the oil from its inventory first and after that using the collect oil option in the radial menu.
  • In Helena's notes she says that the Jug Bug can't be tamed like other insects which is correct, however she makes a mistake she says that this insect lives on The Island which is incorrect.
  • While the Jug Bug is similar to a real insect the Honeypot Ant and Helena's notes say it is from the Holocene period. this is incorrect as the Jug Bug is a creature that never existed naturally and only came into existence in the post Holocene era under the infleunce of the arks.

Changelog[edit | edit source]

Patch Changes
246.0 Scorched Earth Expansion Release Water Jug Bug and Oil Jug Bug are added to the game

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]