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Antlion Eggs
  • Antlion Eggs item sprite
  • Antlion Eggs.gif Antlion Eggs 2.gif Antlion Eggs 3.gif Antlion Eggs 4.gif
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Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research5 required

Antlion Eggs are background objects that are found in naturally-generated clusters in the Underground Desert. They spawn an Antlion Larva when hit with nearly any tool, weapon, or projectile.



ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Antlion EggsAntlion Eggs (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
total: 1 row(s)



  • Due to their abundance in the Underground Desert, it is advisable to explore slowly and avoid swinging/shooting weapons unnecessarily. Large swarms of Antlion Larva are deadly to early-game players.
  • The eggs have a similar risk to that of Rolling Cactus, which is also triggered by most projectiles.
  • If a character is powerful enough to defend against the larva, it may be a good idea to destroy Antlion Eggs whenever encountered. This can remove the possibility that an egg will activate during combat with a different enemy, which could potentially overwhelm the player.
  • Antlion Eggs can be placed in the Underground Corruption, Underground Crimson, or Underground Hallow biomes, and then the player can kill the spawned Antlion Larva for a chance to get Souls of Night or Souls of Light, as well as Biome Keys.


  • Desktop 1.4.1:
    • Now craftable.
    • Antlion Eggs are now less common in initial worldgen but slowly regrow over time.


  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method UpdateWorld_UndergroundTile() in Terraria.WorldGen.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is