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Spawn Command
cheat summon Jugbug_Character_BaseBP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Character_BaseBP.Jugbug_Character_BaseBP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Oil Jug Bug
cheat summon Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP.Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Water Jug Bug
cheat summon Jugbug_Water_Character_BP_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/ScorchedEarth/Dinos/JugBug/Jugbug_Water_Character_BP.Jugbug_Water_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Oil Jug Bug (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_STA.Jugbug_Oil_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Variant Water Jug Bug (Gauntlet2)
cheat summon Jugbug_Water_Character_BP_STA_C
or
cheat SpawnDino "Blueprint'/Game/Genesis2/Missions/ModularMission/Gauntlet2/STA/Dinos/Jugbug_Water_Character_BP_STA.Jugbug_Water_Character_BP_STA'" 500 0 0 35
Data
XP for kill
4 XP
Habitat

Common             Rare
  Untameable   Cave

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

Basic Info[]

Dossier[]

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.

NoteHelena.png
Species

Scutinphora puteus

Time

Holocene

Diet

Herbivore

Temperament

Passive

Wild

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.

Domesticated

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.

Behavior[]

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[]

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[]

This section displays the Jug Bug's natural colors and regions. For demonstration, the regions below are colored red over an albino Jug Bug. The colored squares shown underneath each region's description are the colors that the Jug Bug will randomly spawn with to provide an overall range of its natural color scheme. Hover your cursor over a color to display its name and ID.

This information can be used to alter the Jug Bug's regions by entering cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID> in the cheat console. For instance, cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6 would color the Jug Bug's "body" magenta.

Jugbug PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
Body
X mark.svg

Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

X mark.svg

Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

Jugbug PaintRegion4.jpg
Region 4:
Head and Wings
Jugbug PaintRegion5.jpg
Region 5:
Underside and Patterning

Drops[]

Base Stats and Growth[]

Attribute Base Value Level Increase
Wild
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
[u/s]
Base Speed Sprinting Speed
Wild Wild
Walking 60


150
Swimming 200


?
Flying 120


300
  • 1These are the base speeds of the creature at 100% Movement Speed.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature tamed and non-imprinted.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.
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[]

General[]

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[]

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[]

Spears and bows will do the trick.

Dangers[]

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[]

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

Utility[]

Roles[]

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[]

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[]

Notes/Trivia[]

  • 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[]

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

Gallery[]

References[]

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