Buried Empress

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"Genetic analysis indicates the Buried Empress was a diurnal species - dependent on the sun. Theories on why she can only be found deep underground vary in sense from tectonic upheaval to supernatural betrayal."

The Buried Empress is a Tier 5 butterfly species found in Geode Caves, however only one of the caves contains the flowers it likes so the player must explore to find it. It prefers .

Papilio sepultus

Buried Empress

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Butterfly Effect

When used in a Butterfly Hotel, as well as the standard Cross-Mutation of it's favourite flowers, this butterfly will guarantee any nearby solitary bees, butterflies, and fish are the golden variants


Sto's Journal give the following hint: "Fossilised remains have been found in honeycore shards, but no living species have been seen.".

Show spawning condition

The Buried Empress will spawn on
during night.
It has a 15% of spawning.


  • The special effect of this butterfly makes it trivial to "clean-up" the shiny variants of solitary bees/butterflies/fish for the related achievements.