Lac Beetle

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Lac Beetle
Lac Beetle.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
AI TypeFighter AI
Max Life40/80176/120264
KB Resist0%/10%/20%
BannerLac Beetle BannerLac Beetle Banner(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Immune toConfused
Coins60 CCPre-Hardmode: 1 SC50 CCHardmode: 2 SC40 CC
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Violet HuskViolet Husk(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)

The Lac Beetle is an enemy that spawns rarely in the Underground Jungle biome. When killed, it will drop the Violet Husk, which can be used to make Violet Dye.

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


  • Like the Cochineal Beetle, the Lac Beetle exists in the real world, but is 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.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Lac Beetle: "These scaly insects thrive in thick subterranean foliage. Their secretions stain many materials in a beautiful violet color."


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