|Behind the Scenes|
The Joustmite closely resembles the Cloaking Burrow-nit in a number of asspects, and some regarded as a subspecies of Cloaking Burrow-nit. However, when it came to its armored carapace, it is opposite to the Cloaking Burrow-nit as Joustmites' armor is on the front of the body and its backside is vulnerable.
The coloration of the armor on its head is colored green with orange eye markings, and the position of the shell made it seem more like an intimidation strategy rather than trickery, making it appear more dangerous than it really is. Its proboscis is needle-like, and is a efficient tool to skewer small prey, though its not strong enough to skewer Rock Pikmin.
Flighty Joustmite Edit
While most standard Joustmites are found in northern areas of PNF-404, there was specimens of southern Joustmites known as "Flighty Joustmites". These Joustmites are orange in shell coloration with purple eye markings, sharpened edges along the shell and very small insect-like wings.
Despite their very small size, it is capable of flight, though it flies with a angled position with its armor weighing its head downward. While normally a problem for most fliers, the Joustmite's natural ability to shoot out its proboscis makes this disadvantage useful, as it can aim for prey while flying in the air more efficiently this way.