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Dandelfly family

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The dandelfly family is a family of peaceful dragonfly-like enemies introduced in Pikmin 3 Deluxe. It has one member, the Nectarous Dandelfly.

All members of this family are in the Anisopterid genus.


Nectarous Dandelfly[edit]

Artwork of a Nectarous Dandelfly.
Main article: Nectarous Dandelfly.

Scientific name: Anisopterid ambrosius

The Nectarous Dandelfly is a harmless enemy in Pikmin 3. It hovers in the air until it is hit with a Pikmin, at which point it flies off and leaves multiple drops of nectar.


"Dandelfly" is a combination of "dandle", which means "gently rock up and down", and "damselfly", since it is a family of bugs that gently move up and down while flying.

Names in other languages[edit]

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Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan Japanese ミツモチヤンマ科?
Mitsu Mochi Yanma Ka
Nectar holding dragonfly family
Flag of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Chinese
Flag of France French nectiloptéres From nectar (nectar) and the suffix -ptère (-ptera), nomenclature used to name insect orders.
Flag of Germany German Schwebellen Float Dragonflies (Schweben + Libelle)
Flag of South Korea Korean 꿀벌레잠자리 과
Flag of Spain Spanish Nectarópteros

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