Cochineal Beetle

From Terraria Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Cochineal Beetle
Cochineal Beetle.gifOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic Mode.png Classic
Expert Mode.png Expert
Master Mode.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life40/80176/120264
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerCochineal Beetle BannerCochineal Beetle Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfused
Coins60 CCPre-Hardmode: 1 SC50 CCHardmode: 2 SC40 CC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Red HuskRed Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)

The Cochineal Beetle is a rare pre-Hardmode enemy that spawns in the Cavern layer. It drops the Red Husk, which can be used to make Red Dye.

It is one of the few entities that can be detected by the Lifeform Analyzer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) or its upgrades.


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


  • 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."


  • Desktop 1.4.4: Reduced rarity from 2 to 1 in the Lifeform Analyzer.
  • Desktop 1.4.1: Increased rarity from 1 to 2 in the Lifeform Analyzer.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced, but doesn't drop the Red Husk.