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The Sims 4: Insects Collection
Finding Rare Insects in Granite Falls
Dragon Dragonfly, Will-o-the-Wisp, Dust Spirits, and Rainbow Fireflies
The Sims 4 Outdoor Retreat Game Pack allows you to attempt to complete the Insects Collection via visits to Granite Falls National Park. While there, you will find crawling and flying insects are able to be found, although some may only appear at certain times of day. The collection can be quite difficult to complete due to the number of common insects and the time-of-day factor. Completing the Insects Collection will earn your Sim a plaque.
Some Bugs Crawl on the Ground...
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...while others Fly. Availability also Varies by Time of Day
Tips for Catching Bugs
While searching for Insects, keep in mind that there are two types: crawling and flying. The best way to look for them is to keep the camera near a Sim's eye level so that you can better see around the many trees of Granite Falls. Do not pause the game while seeking them, because it is easier when you notice the movements. If you're missing an insect found only during day/night, then do something else to pass time unless you're collecting them to earn money.
Outdoor Retreat Insects List
Dust Spirits, like Will-o-the-Wisp above, are only found at Night
This should be of help to determine what insects are missing from your collection. Special Thanks to SkellySpades on TheSims.com Forum for helping to compile this information. See notes below as some of this info on times and where to find the bugs will be refined as our understanding grows.
|Bee||Common||$4||Morning, Afternoon||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Blue Morpho Butterfly||Common||$4||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Fire Ant||Common||$3||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Firefly||Common||$4||Night||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Jezebel Butterfly||Common||$3||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Katydid||Common||$4||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Ladybug||Common||$4||All Times||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Luna Moth||Common||$4||Day, Night||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Mosquito||Common||$4||Day, Night||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Stink Bug||Common||$4||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest|
|Termite||Common||$3||Day, Evening||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Dragonfly||Uncommon||$15||Day||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Jewel Beetle||Uncommon||$15||Day||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Mantis||Uncommon||$15||Day||Campgrounds, Forest, Deep Woods|
|Monarch Butterfly||Uncommon||$15||Day||Forest, Deep Woods|
|Walking Stick||Uncommon||$12||Day||Deep Woods (Herb Garden)|
|Dragon Dragonfly||Rare||$600||Day||Deep Woods (Waterfall)|
|Dust Spirit||Rare||$200||Evening, Night||Forest, Deep Woods|
|Rainbow Firefly||Rare||$75||Night||Forest, Deep Woods|
|Will-o-the-Wisp||Rare||$150||Night||Forest, Deep Woods|
*Note on Times
We'll refine these when we find more information about the specific hours insects are available. For now, this should at least help you sort out what ones are available only at night and during the day.
**Note on Catching Bugs
While we may find an insect in one place, it may not be there when you visit in your game. Re-visiting an area on another day, you may find that insect. None of these are exclusive to one area, and you may find bugs in places other than those listed.
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(I'm using the legacy edition for Mac) With Seasons, the egg hunt can be set as an activity in a festival. If you search an item (eg toilet, cupboard), you'll not be able to search that item again the next year, and other Sims in the household cannot search it either, so if you have many Sims who want to do egg hunts during many festivals, I suppose you'll have to buy more furniture. Sims can search off their home lot as well, eg in a vacation home.
Can you tell me a specific spawn location? That might help?
I've tried using 'set as head' which switches out the bugs, but they appear in groups:(ladybugs, fire ants, bees, Jezebel butterflies)
(Termites, stink bugs, katydid)And I guess the uncommon/rare ones have their own groups.
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The same applies for the other areas too, the spawners are always in the same place but will spawn a few different types of bugs each. So to collect all the types of insects will involve collecting many you already have just to clear the spawners.
"While searching for Insects, keep in mind that there are two types: crawling and flying. The best way to look for them is to keep the camera near a Sim's eye level so that you can better see around the many trees of Granite Falls."
I have only been able to find the rainbow fireflys, same place, every time, but cant find any other insects!!
The insects should be spawning outside the toilet block, near the 'beach' lake front, near the large camping statue. Unless the last patch has broken something there are literally insect spawns throughout all the Granite Falls maps. Make your sim walk the perimeter maybe by clicking the ground some distance away and make your sim go there, follow them as they walk and keep your camera around sim eye-height and you should start to see them. If your game is paused you often won't see them.
I found the Daragon Dragonfly at 1:45am Wednesday, on a summers day. In the Granite Falls Forest. At the fishing point, by the big boulder nearest the waterfall.
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