|Armored Cannon Beetle Larva|
Armored Cannon Beetle Larva as seen in Pikmin 3.
Armored Cannon Beetle Larva is an enemy in the Pikmin series. This monster can bury itself in the floor, and when Olimar gets close to it, it will hop out of the ground and try to attack Olimar. This monster is found in Wistful Wild and is underground in many locations. It doesn't always bury underground, due to the fact that it can be standing. It has a close cousin the Decorated Cannon Beetle. It is the larva of the Armored Beetle in Pikmin. It will shot boulders trying to squish Pikmin or the captains. It is a part of the Lithopod Family. It is found in a few battle areas, and in many challenge levels. This monster is found in Pikmin 2 only, due to the fact that it's "parent" is only in Pikmin. It also returns in Pikmin 3
"This specimen is a lithopod larva. This expedition was unable to confirm the existence of any mature lithopods, leading to concerns that the species was extinct on this planet, but the discovery of the creature in larval form eased such concerns. Lithopods, like flint beetles, use internal metabacteria to aid chemical digestion. These metabacteria can only survive in certain environments, such as within the body of certain insects, so lithopod larvae do not contain any metabacteria immediately after hatching. Larvae feed on partially digested ore regurgitated by mature lithopods, ensuring the larvae obtain metabacteria they would not normally have acquired."
"Carefully remove every grain of sand, peel back the exoskeleton, and slurp heartily!"