|Appears in|| Pikmin|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Mandiblard|
|Scientific name||Himeagea mandibulosa|
The Forest of Hope
|Underground areas|| Pikmin 2|
Hole of Beasts
White Flower Garden
Hole of Heroes
|Challenge Mode levels|| Pikmin|
The Final Trial
Cave of Snarls
|2-Player and Bingo Battle levels|| Pikmin 2|
|Max. carriers|| 2 in Pikmin|
1 in Pikmin 2
1 in Pikmin 3
|Seed worth||2 seeds|
|Hit points|| ? in Pikmin|
50 in Pikmin 2
? in Pikmin 3
Female Sheargrubs (ウジンコ♀) are enemies found in all three Pikmin games. Unlike the members of the opposing gender, they are scavengers and do not attack the Captain or Pikmin, and can easily be defeated by being swarmed around. Their behavior, along with their light pink color and relatively small jaws, is the most distinctive difference between males and females of the species. As with Male Sheargrubs, however, they eat bridges that were built on a previous day. They return in Pikmin 3 with their Male counterpart, and are the first enemies seen in the Tropical Wilds as Alph. In all games, they provide only one seed, and thus are usually not worth bringing back to the Onion .
Note that there is only one entry for both male and female.
"Today I've learned something new about these creatures' behavioral patterns. They are very vexing bugs-they chew apart the bridges that the Pikmin built! All the effort the Pikmin went to... I must watch for these pests."
"Males of this species are purple and have an armored head."
"The males of this species are purple and black creatures with tapered mouths, while the females are lighter in color and lack an armored exoskeleton. As with most mandiblards, these creatures have regressed to the point where they have lost both legs and wings. They can be seen crawling around on the ground and are believed to feed on the vegetable extracts from the congealed fluids of expired Pikmin."
"For an unforgettable quiche, slice this creature up and mix with four eggs, two vine-ripened tomatoes, diced zucchini, and generous handfuls of feta and swiss. Bake until crusty and golden. This beast is most flavorful if caught and cooked just after laying its eggs."
Nintendo Player's Guide
"Pale pink Sheargrubs pop out of the ground and distract your Pikmin, but they don't cause your troops any harm. They do, however, like to roll up constructed bridges. If you have the time, you can swarm and defeat the creatures with little effort and take them back to the Onions for two sprouts a pop."
- Using an Action Replay to access a model test menu in Pikmin, the Female Sheargrub's code name is "kabejuiA".
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