|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Trilobitins reclusiva|
|Areas||Valley of Repose, Awakening Wood, Wistful Wild|
|Underground areas||Snagret Hole, Glutton's Kitchen, Cavern of Chaos, Hole of Heroes, Dream Den|
|Challenge Mode levels||None|
|Max. carriers||16 Pikmin|
|Treasure value||3 pokos|
|Attacks||Harpoons and eats Pikmin|
The Cloaking Burrow-nit is an insect-like creature found in Pikmin 2. It rests face-down in the ground. It has a dark blue shell with large, red eye markings on it. If it is approached, it emerges and attempts to follow and attack the Pikmin. It has a sharp proboscis which can be thrust into prey, piercing the victim and eventually swallowing it. The best way to beat it is to swarm its weak spot, which is its face, or throw Purple Pikmin onto its back (they will eventually crawl towards the face for maximum damage). Burrow-nits, primarily the one in Wistful Wild, will deconstruct nearby bridges, similar to Sheargrubs.
This creature isn't seen too often, and it is not very dangerous, as it only can kill one Pikmin at a time. A Cloaking Burrow-nit appears in the background of the Distant Planet Stage on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but has no trophy or any other mention in the game.
Cloaking Burrow-Nits can be easily mistaken for treasure for early players. Bright colors and excellent camouflaging help keep it up.
- The Cloaking Burrow-nit's scientific name, Trilobitins reclusiva, could translate to "Reclusive Trilobite," which is fitting for it's tendency to burrow underground and it's hard shell.