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Cochineal Beetle

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Cochineal Beetle
Cochineal Beetle.png
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage20/4072/60108
Max Life40/80176/120264
Defense10/1020
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerCochineal Beetle BannerCochineal Beetle BannerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions
Immune toConfused
Drops
Coins60*60Pre-Hardmode: 150*150Hardmode: 240*240

The Cochineal Beetle is an enemy that spawns rarely in the Cavern layer. It drops the Red Husk, which can be used to make Red Dye. The first part of its name is pronounced kaa-chuh-neel.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, it is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform AnalyzerDesktop, Console, and Mobile Versions.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Despite the Cochineal Beetles' primary purpose being to provide dye crafting material, they can do substantial damage, especially to newer players who mistake them for passive critters.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The real-world cochineal is an insect native to South America and Mexico. It is used to create the red dye known as cochineal or carmine, which is mainly used in food and cosmetics. The cochineal is actually a scaled insect, rather than a beetle.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Cochineal Beetle: "Found in deep, dark caverns, these large beetles are sought out for the deep, blood-red secretions stored in their scaly exoskeleton."

History[edit | edit source]

  • 3DS-Release: Introduced, but doesn’t drop the Red Husk.