|Appears in||Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Pikmin 3, Pikmin 4|
|Scientific name||Himeagea mandibulosa (f)|
|Areas||The Forest of Hope, Awakening Wood, Tropical Wilds, Twilight River, Formidable Oak, Sun-Speckled Terrace|
|Caves||Hole of Beasts, White Flower Garden, Bulblax Kingdom, Glutton's Kitchen, Hole of Heroes, Last-Frost Cavern|
|Challenge Mode stages||The Final Trial, Twilight Garden, Cave of Snarls, Rumbling Grotto|
|Mission Mode Collect Treasure! stages||Twilight Hollow Remix|
|Mission Mode Battle Enemies! stages||Twilight Hollow|
|Side Story days||None|
|Dandori Challenge stages||None|
|Dandori Battle stages||None|
|2-Player Battle stages||Battle Field, War Path, Carpet Plain, Angle Maze, Rusty Gulch, Brawl Yard, Dim Labyrinth|
|Bingo Battle stages||Shaded Terrace, Stagnant Sea, Twisted Cavern, Arid Metropolis, Rusted Labyrinth, Blooming Terrace, Parched Brook, Buried Pond, Sandbox Kingdom|
Female Sheargrubs (ウジンコ♀?, lit.: "Tiny Maggot ♀") are enemies found in the Pikmin games. Unlike the members of the opposing gender, they are scavengers and do not attack leaders or Pikmin, although they still chase them. 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 provide only one or two seeds, and thus are usually not worth bringing back to the Onion.
In Pikmin 3, Female Sheargrubs regenerate health when they are underground, just like Male Sheargrubs. They can fully heal themselves in 30 seconds. When their health is at 20% or lower, they will return to their nest to bury and recover, and when they regenerate to 50%, they emerge and continue their chase, if there are leaders or Pikmin nearby. The health wheel will always be visible above the ground when they are recovering health.
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Olimar's voyage log
“Structural flaw: back
Himeagea mandibulosa (Female)
Olimar's Note (Pikmin 4)
Louie's Notes (Pikmin 4)
Pikmin Nintendo Player's Guide
Pikmin 2 Nintendo Player's Guide
Pikmin 3 Prima Guide
Female Sheargrubs are harmless pests and can be defeated with ease by either the Pikmin or a leader's punches; there is no threat at all besides them pushing Pikmin around. A single Pikmin on their backs should take them out instantly. Leading them into water will also deplete their health in Pikmin and Pikmin 2, though this does not work in Pikmin 3.
|Pikmin technical information (?)|
|Pikmin 2 technical information (?)|
|Global properties (List)|
|s001||wallReflection||Unknown (wall bounce speed multiplier?)||0.5|
|s004||bounceFactor||Unknown (bounce when it hits the ground?)||0.3|
|fp01||マップとの当り||Unknown (related to slopes)||10|
|fp02||ダメージスケールXZ||Horizontal damage scale||0.2|
|fp03||ダメージスケールY||Vertical damage scale||0.25|
|fp04||ダメージフレーム||Damage scale duration||0.35|
|fp14||探索距離||Unknown (exploration radius?)||0|
|fp15||探索角度||Unknown (exploration angle?)||0|
|fp16||振り払い率||Successful shake rate||0|
|fp20||攻撃可能範囲||Unknown (shock attack max range?)||0|
|fp21||攻撃可能角度||Unknown (shock attack max angle?)||0|
|fp22||攻撃ヒット範囲||Unknown (attack hit range?)||0|
|fp23||攻撃ヒット角度||Unknown (attack hit angle?)||0|
|fp25||視界高||Unknown (height visibility?)||50|
|fp26||探索高||Unknown (exploration height?)||0|
|fp27||ライフの高さ||HP wheel height||50|
|fp29||警戒時間||Unknown (warning time?)||0|
|fp33||マップとのあたりポリゴンの選定||Collision processing radius||25|
|fp34||ピクミンとのあたり||Pikmin damage radius||10|
|fp36||ヒップドロップダメージ||Purple Pikmin drop damage||50|
|fp37||地震気絶確立||Purple Pikmin stun chance||0.3 (30%)|
|fp38||地震気絶時間||Purple Pikmin stun time||10|
|ip01||振り払い打撃Ａ||Shake mode 1 – hit count||0|
|ip02||振り払い張付１||Shake mode 1 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip03||振り払い打撃Ｂ||Shake mode 2 – hit count||0|
|ip04||振り払い張付２||Shake mode 2 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip05||振り払い打撃Ｃ||Shake mode 3 – hit count||0|
|ip06||振り払い張付３||Shake mode 3 – Pikmin requirement||0|
|ip07||振り払い打撃Ｄ||Shake mode 4 – hit count||30|
|Pikmin 3 technical information (?)|
|Rock Pikmin throw hits to kill||1|
|White Pikmin ingestions to kill||0|
|Bomb rock explosions to kill||1|
|Bomb rock ingestions to kill||0|
|Number of direct hits on top to kill||1|
|Damage to leaders||0|
|Mission Mode value||5|
- Technical name in The Official Nintendo Player's Guide: Mandiblard
- Size: Body length: 20mm, as per the e-card
- Pikmin 2 Piklopedia number: #23
- See more: Mandiblard family#Naming.
- Common name: Female Sheargrub. It is the female counterpart to the Male Sheargrub, which naturally explains the "Female" part of the name.
- Japanese nickname: ウジンコ♀?. It contains the Venus symbol to point out that it is a female.
- Japanese name: ヒラバヒメアギト?, lit.: "Flat Edge Small Jaw".
- Scientific name: Himeagea mandibulosa. The word mandibulosa is Latin for "mandible".
- Internal names: The internal name in Pikmin is
Ain the name is the disambiguation identifier for each mandiblard; the Female Sheargrub has an
A, the Male has a
B, and the Shearwig has a
C. The internal name in Pikmin 2 is simply
ujibeing part of the Japanese name, and the
abeing once again the identifier. Finally, Pikmin 3 follows the same scheme as the previous game, but with the name starting with
ujinko_, making its internal name
- Prerelease: In the GameCube Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 18, this enemy is referred to as "Shear Grub (Female)", with a space.
Names in other languages
|Tiny Maggot ♀|
Qūqū Zǐ ♀
|Tiny Maggot ♀|
Qūqū Zǐ ♀
|Tiny Maggot ♀|
|Dutch||Vrouwtjesschaargruppie||Little female sheargrub|
Boufpon (femelle) (Olimar's notes/comments)
Bridge-eater (female) (Olimar's notes/comments)
|"Boufpon" is a portmanteau of "bouffe" (eat, grub) and "pont" (bridge)|
Termitentos (weiblich) (Olimar's notes/comments)
|"Termitentos" is a corruption of "Termite"|
|Italian||Tarlo molare femmina
Tarlo molare (femmina) (Olimar's notes/comments)
|Female molar woodworm||"Tarlo" means "woodworm"|
"Molare" may come from the molar teeth, in reference to how they "chew" bridges
|Ground Flea ♀|
Comején (hembra) (Olimar's notes/comments)
Termite (female) (Olimar's notes/comments)
|Portuguese||Cupim-lacera fêmea||Female shred termite|
Male and Female Sheargrubs in Pikmin's enemy reel.
A closeup of a Female Sheargrub in Pikmin 2.
The Piklopedia icon of the Female Sheargrub in the Nintendo Switch version of Pikmin 2.
The Female Sheargrub's e-card, #44 (11th blue card).
- Sheargrub Proto:Pikmin 2/Piklopedia Entries on The Cutting Room Floor