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Every arthropod in Minecraft.

The term arthropod refers to an in-game classification regrouping all bug-like mobs.


Arthropods that take extra damage and receive Slowness IV when hit with a weapon enchanted with Bane of Arthropods enchantment.

All naturally hostile arthropods (that is, all except bees) have a unique death animation in that they flip 180 degrees instead of the usual 90 degrees. This can prove useful when trying to find what mobs the Bane of Arthropods enchantment affects.

List of mobs[]

Name Face Behavior Notes Image
Bee BeeFace.png Neutral Bees are flying insects that live in bee nests and beehives. They inflict poison to the player. Bee types.gif
Cave Spider CaveSpiderFace.png Neutral Cave spiders are a small venomous variant of the spider found in mineshafts. Cave Spider JE2 BE2.png
Endermite EndermiteFace.png Hostile Endermites are small mobs that may spawn when a player throws an ender pearl. Endermite.gif
Silverfish SilverfishFace.png Hostile Silverfish are insects found hiding in stone-like blocks. Silverfish JE1 BE1.gif
Spider SpiderFace.png Neutral Spiders are a common monster that have the unique ability to climb walls. Spider JE4 BE3.png


Java Edition Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTAdded spiders.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseAdded silverfish and cave spiders.
Java Edition
April 1, 2013Added redstone bugs to the april fools update, soon removed.
1.814w11aAdded endermites.
1.1519w34aAdded bees.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.3.3Added spiders
v0.9.0build 1Added silverfish
v0.11.0build 1Added cave spiders
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha endermites
Bedrock Edition
1.14.0beta bees