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Beetle

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Beetle
Cochineal Beetle.png   Cyan Beetle.png   Lac Beetle.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
AI Type Fighter
Damage 20 / 40 (72) Desktop only.png
Max Life 40 / 80 (176) Desktop only.png
Defense 10
KB Resist 0% / 10 Desktop only.png
Immune to: Confused.png
Drops
Coins 60 Copper Coin
Internal NPC ID: 217-219

Beetles are rare enemies that can be found in different biomes.

There are three types of beetle: The Cochineal Beetle that spawns in the Cavern layer, the Cyan Beetle that spawns in the Underground Snow biome and the Lac Beetle that spawns in the Underground Jungle biome. They respectively drop the Red Husk, the Cyan Husk and the Violet Husk which can be used to respectively make the Red Dye, the Cyan Dye, and Violet Dye.

They are all immune to the Confused debuff.

Types[edit | edit source]

Cochineal Beetle
Cochineal Beetle.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Cavern
Banner
Cochineal Beetle Banner.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Red Husk.png
Red Husk Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
100%
Internal NPC ID: 217
Cyan Beetle
Cyan Beetle.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Underground Snow
Banner
Cyan Beetle Banner.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Cyan Husk.png
Cyan Husk Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
100%
Internal NPC ID: 218
Lac Beetle
Lac Beetle.png
Statistics
Type Enemy
Environment Underground Jungle
Banner
Lac Beetle Banner.png
Item (Quantity) Rate
Violet Husk.png
Violet Husk Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
100%
Internal NPC ID: 219

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite their primary purpose being to provide dye crafting material, these can do substantial damage, especially to players who mistake them for passive Critters.
  • The Cyan Beetle spawns rarely and can be hard to spot due to its small size and blue color which blends well with the Snow Biome. Use of Water Candles, Battle Potions and Hunter Potions is recommended when trying to hunt it for the Cyan Dye.
  • The Cyan Beetle seems to be more rare in the Console only.png Console version.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Cochineal Beetle and the Lac Beetle exists in real life, but they are a scale insect, not a beetle. It secretes lac, which can be used as dye or converted into shellac, a brush-on colorant, food glaze and wood finish.

See also[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1: Can now drop its own respective banner.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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