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The Sims 3 Collecting Guide

Catch and Collect Butterflies and Glow Bugs

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Butterflies in the Sims 3

Butterflies

Butterflies can be found in the same places as beetles. There are usually several spawns in the parks. Check near fishing spots as well as the graveyard to find more, and check the maps. You will get the best profit from collecting these insects by selling them to the science facility. They can also be used as decoration by dragging them from the Sim's inventory to the ground. There's again one challenge associated with this type of collectible, Butterfly Collector. Collecting all ten types of butterfly will help your Sim to find more insects in the world. All butterflies in the Sims 3:


Moth: $5
Monarch Butterfly: Up to $10
Zephyr Metalmark Butterfly: $20-25
Red Admiral Butterfly: $30
Mission Blue Butterfly: $50
Green Swallowtail Butterfly: near 100
Royal Purple Butterfly: $100-150
Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly: $350-400
Zebra Butterfly: 700
Rainbow Butterfly: 1400

requires The Sims 3 World Adventures

World Adventures: New Butterflies and Moths


World Adventures adds the following new types of winged insect for your Sims to collect. Each is specific to one of the following travel destinations:

China
Bamboo Straight Swift Butterfly: $25 (Common)
Yellow Band Dart Butterfly: $500 (Rare)
Egypt
Crypt Moth: $60 (Uncommon)
Cleopatra Butterfly: $1200 (Extraordinarily Unusual)
France
Two-Tailed Pasha Butterfly: $100 (Uncommon)
Glowy Fly: $2,000 (Extraordinarily Unusual)

Requires The Sims 3 Late Night

Late Night Will-O'-The-Wisps


The Sims 3 Late Night owners will find Will-O-The-Wisps in their neighborhoods. These beautiful glowing orbs can be very valuable, based on their color:

Green Will-O'-The-Wisp - $80 (Uncommon)
Blue Will-O'-The-Wisp - $250 (Rare)
Pink Will-O'-The-Wisp - $820 (Extraordinarily Unusual)

requires The Sims 3 Showtime

Showtime Fireflies


Showtime brings seven colors of glow bugs to the game. These fireflies have various prices and rarities. Here they are, with name and color to help you decipher the strange names:

Firefly albus - White $10 (Common)
Firefly pratinus - Green $15 (Common)
Firefly fulvus - Yellow $20 (Common)
Firefly luteus - Orange $20 (Common)
Firefly caeruleus - Blue $80 (Uncommon)
Firefly ruber - Red $139 (Uncommon)
Firefly roseus - Pink $300 (Rare)
Firefly purpureus - Purple $450 (Rare)

Collecting
MapsBugsButterfliesGemsMetals
NanitesSpace RocksTransfigurationWorld Adventures Maps
The Sims 3 Skills
Advanced TechAlchemyAthleticBot MakingCharismaCollectingConsignment
CookingFishingGardeningGuitarHandinessInstrumentsInventing
Laser RhythmLogicMartial ArtsMixologyNectar MakingPaintingPhotography
RidingScienceScuba DivingSculptingSocial NetworkingStreet ArtWriting


Share spawn points and tips for finding these collectibles in various Sims 3 neighborhoods here:

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Taylor says...
Just a small correction. You say there are only 7 colours of fireflies, yet list 8. I'm also pretty sure 8 it the correct number.
1st July 2013 10:25pm
Wickedgypsy says...
Are you having trouble locating the moth for your collection? have your sim explore the catacombs at the cemetery mausoleum. Moths started appearing right after my sim complete exploring there.
14th December 2013 8:33am
sugarless says...
hello do you know where to catch rainbow butterfly in moonlight falls? i used kite spawner but they're not coming ;; thank you!
10th May 2018 4:47pm
Playalot says...
I've always found them near the consignment shop but if the spawner isn't working save your game and exit. When you relog after some time the spawner then should work.
10th May 2018 10:35pm
sugarless says...
they finally appeared! thank you so much!
14th May 2018 2:17pm
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