Jug Bug

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Jug Bug
Dossier Empty.pngDossier Jug Bug.png
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These values may differ with what you see in-game or written elsewhere. But that is what the dossier says.
Common Name
Jug Bug
Scutinphora puteus
Time Period
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
2 XP
Feces Size

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Spawning Jug Bug Scorched Earth.svg

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Spawning Jug Bug Extinction.svg

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Spawning Jug Bug Ragnarok.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 dossier section is intended to be an exact copy of what the survivor Helena, the author of the dossiers has written. There may be some discrepancies between this text and the in-game creatures.


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

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.

Server admins can use this region information in the Console Command "cheat SetTargetDinoColor <ColorRegion> <ColorID>".
For example, "cheat SetTargetDinoColor 0 6" would color the Jug Bug's "body" magenta.

Jugbug PaintRegion0.jpg
Region 0:
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[edit | edit source]

Base Stats and Growth[edit | edit source]

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

Basic Stats
Attribute Amount at Level 1 Increase per point
Health.png Health 75 +15
Stamina.png Stamina 100 +10
Oxygen.png Oxygen 150 +15
Food.png Food 450 +45
Weight.png Weight 50 +1
Melee Damage.png Melee Damage 182 +0.9
Movement Speed.png Movement Speed 100% N/A3
Torpidity.png Torpidity 100 +6

1Percentages are based on the value of the stat the moment the creature was tamed (after taming effectiveness)
2The absolute Base Damage is shown here instead of the percentage.
3Wild creatures do not level up movement speed
4Torpidity increases every level on wild creatures, but can not be increased once they are tamed.

Movement Speed
Movement Type Base Speed Sprinting Stamina Used
Walking 60 150 N/A
Swimming 200 N/A
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.

Collectibles[edit | edit source]

Cementing Paste (both). To farm it you will need a Beelzebufo.png 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. This characteristic may lead us to believe that these insects are related to Titanomyrma.
  • 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.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]