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Dandelfly family

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 DandelflyEdit

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 languagesEdit

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Language Name Meaning
  Japanese ミツモチヤンマ科?
Mitsu Mochi Yanma Ka
Nectar holding dragonfly family
  French nectiloptéres From nectar (nectar) and the suffix -ptère (-ptera)
  German Schwebellen
  Korean 꿀벌레잠자리 과
  Spanish Nectarópteros

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