"Burrowing creatures that expose only their camouflaged white shells while awaiting prey. Their young often throw themselves against trees to knock down seeds, a practice that encourages vegetation to take root on their backs."
"Breeding season sees the male take on a bright red hue in order to attract mates, even though this makes them more noticeable to predators. To counter this, males eat a toxic strain of forest mushroom to which they bear a natural immunity. Predators soon learn to associate the bright red coloration with poison, and will often search for a more palatable meal elsewhere."
Tectinsulas fall into two color variants:
- Jungle tectinsulas are green and their backs are covered in ferns. They can drop Orange Tequila. They appear in Noctilum.
- Desert tectinsulas are brown and their backs are covered in hardy grass. They can drop Topaz Wine. They appear in Oblivia.
Types of Tectinsulas
- Clay Tectinsula
- Hermit Tectinsula
- Negator Tectinsula
- Silhouette Tectinsula
- Soil Tectinsula
- Stealth Tectinsula
- Tectonic Tectinsula
Mission Exclusive Enemies
"Tectinsula" is derived from the Latin tectus, meaning concealed or hidden.