|This article is about the Skeleton Butterflies from "Tree Trunks." You may be looking for the Butterfly With Laser Gun from "The Other Tarts."|
The Skeleton Butterfly makes its first appearance in the episode "Tree Trunks." Tree Trunks finds it "pretty"; she calls it her "butterfly friend" and follows it into the forest. The Skeleton Butterflies are found in the Evil Forest.
They seem to like music, as they carry keytars and other instruments such as drums. Although they generally appear evil because they look similar to skeletons, carry swords, and live in the Evil Forest, they do nothing threatening, and come off as harmless, appearing to like Tree Trunks. In response, Tree Trunks throws a tea party for them.
They appear as tiny humanoid skeletons with skull-themed butterfly wings. They are seen with either weapons or musical instruments.
In Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!, the Skeleton Butterflies serve as one of the games many enemies. They are armed with long ranged spears that they can throw at Finn and Jake every few seconds. The spears can be deflected using Jake's ear shield ability.
- On the DVD commentary for the first season, Polly Lou Livingston (Tree Trunks' voice actress) was fascinated by this character and said it was one of her favorites.
- They might be a spoof of "Starlings" from the 1991 film "Silence of the Lambs."
- They appear in the episode "Bad Little Boy" at Lumpy Space Prince's party as musicians.