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This article is about the joke feature. For the gray hostile mob, see Silverfish.
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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
Redstone Bug
Redstone Bug.gif
Health points

16♥ × 8

Behavior

Hostile

Attack
strength

Easy and Normal: 1♥
Hard: 3♥♥

Hitbox size

Height: 0.3 Blocks
Width: 0.4 Blocks

Spawn

When mining redstone ore

A redstone bug was a hostile mob present in Java Edition 2.0.

Spawn[]

Redstone bugs can spawn if a redstone wire increases the strength. The chance that they spawn is 1%. The chance increases for every redstone bug in a 7x7x7 area by 5%. The Color value of the bug can reach from 33292288 to 66846720.

Behavior[]

Redstone bugs, effectively being reskinned silverfish, shared all of their behavior.

Data values[]

ID[]

NameSavegame IDNumeric ID Translation key
Redstone BugSilverfish60entity.Silverfish.name

Entity data[]

Redstone bugs used the ID of silverfish, different from them only by a newly-added Color NBT, which could have any color applied to it via editing. The first byte defines the alpha value and the other three the rgb color.

History[]

Java Edition
2.0Redstone Bug.png Added the redstone bug.

Gallery[]

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