Cochineal Beetle

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Cochineal Beetle
Cochineal Beetle.png
AI TypeFighter AI
Damage20 / 40 (72)
Max Life40 / 80 (176)
Defense10 / 10 (20)
KB Resist0% / 10%
BannerCochineal Beetle BannerCochineal Beetle BannerDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version
Immune toConfused
Coins60*60 Copper Coin.png
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Red HuskRed HuskDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version

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.

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.

History[edit | edit source]

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