"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.
List of Tectinsulas
|Alfombra, the Transcendent||Jungle||Tyrant||Noctilum||Anytime||All||14|
|Clay Tectinsula||Desert||Normal||Oblivia||Anytime||All||21 - 30|
|Hermit Tectinsula||Jungle||Normal||Noctilum||Anytime||All||11 - 20|
|Soil Tectinsula||Desert||Normal||Oblivia||Anytime||All||11 - 20|
|Stealth Tectinsula||Jungle||Normal||Noctilum||Anytime||All||41 - 50|
|Vittorio, the Battle-Scarred||Desert||Tyrant||Oblivia||Anytime||All||28|
"Tectinsula" is derived from the Latin tectus, meaning concealed or hidden, and insula, meaning island.