Bug Meat

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Bug Meat
Bug Meat.png
It's a juicy wad of bug flesh.
Source Bug.png Bug (76%)Bug Dangerous.png Bug (dangerous) (76%)Cave Fly.png Cave Fly (90%)Cave Fly Dangerous.png Cave Fly (dangerous) (90%)Grub.png Grub (60%)Grub Dangerous.png Grub (dangerous) (60%)Mutant Fly.png Mutant Fly (90%)Mutant Grub.png Mutant Grub (60%)Armored Bug.png Armored Bug (76%)Armored Bug Dangerous.png Armored Bug (dangerous) (76%)
Sell Price data-sort-value="8">Gold.png8g

Bug Meat is a Monster Loot item which is dropped from any type of insect, including Armored Bugs and Dangerous Armored Bugs if the player has forged their weapon with a Bug Killer enchantment.

Dorado, Lingcod, or Pike Fish Ponds may produce 20 Bug Meat when the population of the pond reaches 9.

Vincent sells Bug Meat in his shop at the Desert Festival for data-sort-value="1">Calico Egg.png 1 Calico Egg.


Villager Reactions

Hate Abigail Icon.png AbigailAlex Icon.png AlexCaroline Icon.png CarolineClint Icon.png ClintDemetrius Icon.png DemetriusDwarf Icon.png DwarfElliott Icon.png ElliottEmily Icon.png EmilyEvelyn Icon.png EvelynGeorge Icon.png GeorgeGus Icon.png GusHaley Icon.png HaleyHarvey Icon.png HarveyJas Icon.png JasJodi Icon.png JodiKent Icon.png KentKrobus Icon.png KrobusLeah Icon.png LeahLeo Icon.png LeoLewis Icon.png LewisLinus Icon.png LinusMarnie Icon.png MarnieMaru Icon.png MaruPam Icon.png PamPenny Icon.png PennyPierre Icon.png PierreRobin Icon.png RobinSam Icon.png SamSandy Icon.png SandySebastian Icon.png SebastianShane Icon.png ShaneVincent Icon.png VincentWilly Icon.png WillyWizard Icon.png Wizard


Note that the Training Rod and Bamboo Pole cannot use any type of bait. A Fiberglass Rod or Iridium Rod is required.

Image Name Description Ingredients Recipe Source
Bait (5) Causes fish to bite faster. Must first be attached to a fishing rod. Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (1) Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 2
Wild Bait.png
Wild Bait (5) A unique recipe from Linus that gives you a chance to catch two fish at once. Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (5)Fiber.png Fiber (10)Slime.png Slime (5) Linus Icon.png Linus 4-heart event
Sturdy Ring.png
Sturdy Ring Cuts the duration of negative status effects in half. Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (25)Copper Bar.png Copper Bar (2)Slime.png Slime (25) Combat Skill Icon.png Combat Level 1
Bug Steak.png
Bug Steak The last resort of the hungry cave diver. Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (10) Combat Skill Icon.png Combat Level 1
Magic Bait.png
Magic Bait (5) Allows you to catch fish from any season, time, or weather, from whichever type of water you cast into. Bug Meat.png Bug Meat (3)Radioactive Ore.png Radioactive Ore (1) Mr. Qi Icon.png Mr. Qi (data-sort-value="20">Qi Gem.png 20)


Bug Meat is not used in any bundles.


Bug Meat is used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with Cloth in the feed to create a Shirt027.png Pink Striped Shirt. It is a dark pink dye when used in the spool of the Sewing Machine with a dyeable clothing item in the feed. It can be placed in the purple dye pot at Emily's and Haley's house for use in dyeing.


  • Ten Bug Meat may be requested by several fish in Fish Pond quests.
  • Willy requests 100 Bug Meat in the "Juicy Bugs Wanted!" Special Order. The rewards are data-sort-value="3000">Gold.png3,000g and the Quality Bobber recipe.
  • Twenty Bug Meat may be requested by the Raccoon at the Giant Stump as part of his fifth request, or as part of any request starting with the sixth.