Jug Bug

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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
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

Region 0:Body
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Natural colors:
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Region 1:Unused
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Region 4:Head and Wings
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Region 5:Underside and Patterning
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Region 0:Body
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Region 1:Unused
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Region 4:Head and Wings
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Region 5:Underside and Patterning
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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.png
Region 0:
Body
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Region 1 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 2 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 3 is not used
for this Creature.

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Region 4:
Head and Wings
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Region 5:
Underside and Patterning
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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
  • For a comparison of the stats of all creatures, see Base Creature Statistics.
  • For an explanation of exactly how the levelup calculation works, see Creature Stats Calculation.
  • 1These are the base speeds of the tamed creature at 100% Movement Speed, i.e. without a possible taming bonus.
  • 2These are the speeds of the creature once tamed including a possible taming bonus and no imprinting bonus.
  • For a comparison of the speeds of all creatures, see Base Creature Speeds.


Abilities

Passive

Water/Oil Extraction

The player can drink up to 100  Water or extract up to 16  Oil from the abdomen of  Water Jug Bug and  Oil Jug Bug respectively.

The quantity of water/oil that the Jug Bug gives to the player depends of the size of its abdomen at the moment of the extraction, the abdomen grows again as time goes.

After the extraction the Jug Bug flies away from the player.

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.
  • 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.
  • Although Jug Bugs store water and oil in their abdomens similar to how the Honey Pot Ants store their food. The name Scutinphora for the Jug Bug comes from an insect called the Metallic Jewel Bug also known as the Metallic Shield Bug.

Changelog

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

Gallery

References