The Minecraft community seems to have created mods for just about everything. Such is the case with the Butterfly Mania mod, which adds an astonishing 150 varieties of butterflies to your Minecraft world.
Instead of just adding butterflies and letting players enjoy the scenery, the Butterfly Mania mod is so much more than that. With this mod, players can collect butterflies and catalog those catches in the Butterfly Encyclopedia.
Butterflies spawn in different locations depending on their type, so players will need to research butterfly spawning grounds and examine dead butterflies in order to determine where the rarest butterflies hang out.
Interestingly enough, the mod also comes with an intelligent butterfly behavior engine. Butterflies act like, well, normal butterflies. They wander around, feed, camp, sleep, hide from the rain, and dance around the light at night. Butterflies can even chase other butterflies and flee from players.
Butterflies come in three different rarity levels, including:
Each butterfly model is based on a real-life butterfly, making this mod a good way to study for an upcoming biology quiz or even write a master’s thesis on butterfly spawning habits. Whatever your passion may be, the Butterfly Mania mod is a good example of why the Minecraft modding community is such an amazing thing.
How to install Butterfly Mania for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the latest version of the Butterfly Mania mod
Step 3) Drag and drop the mod’s .zip folder into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Start catching butterflies and enjoy!