Butterflies are a type of Hunter creature that can be caught with a butterfly net or magic butterfly net. To use a net, it must be equipped. To store a butterfly, an empty butterfly jar must be in the inventory. A butterfly can be netted by only one player, the one who attempted to capture it first. The butterfly may be released from the jar immediately, allowing players to hunt another (butterfly jars are reusable).
They give low experience, and are best combined with some form of trapping. Some butterflies can be used to boost the combat skills of other players, though Ironman players are restricted from their benefits and use on other players.
When catching butterflies, it is recommended to find a butterfly's spawn and stick to catching that particular butterfly. Since butterflies respawn in a few seconds, it may be beneficial to stay in one place rather than run around trying to find another butterfly to catch. In addition, some butterflies have smaller wander radii than others. Players may find it useful to locate a butterfly that does not wander far from its respawn point, because the player will earn faster experience than if they were training on a butterfly with a very large wander radius.
Butterflies[edit | edit source]
|15||Ruby harvest||Woodland||24||Raises another player's Attack by 15% + 4, rounded down||58|
|25||Sapphire glacialis||Snow||34||Raises another player's Defence by 15% + 4, rounded down||427|
|35||Snowy knight||Snow||44||Restores another player's Hitpoints by 15||198|
|45||Black warlock||Jungle||54||Raises another player's Strength by 15% + 4, rounded down||489|
Butterflies do not give these bonuses when released via the right-click option. It must be used on another player to boost the other player's stats.