|Scientific Name||Himeagea mandibulosa|
|Treasure Value||2 Pokos|
|Max. Carriers||2 in Pikmin, 1 in Pikmin 2|
|Underground Areas (Caves)||Everywhere|
- This page is about the Male Sheargrub. For the page about the females, see Female Sheargrub.
The Male Sheargrub, like other Mandiblards, lives underground, destroys Bridges, and is small and quite easy to defeat. However, because of their ability to dismantle your bridges, they need to be dealt with quickly (that is, if they are eating a bridge). Normally, they will only start to destroy a bridge a few days after you construct it. You can tell if a nearby bridge is being dismantled by mandiblards by the loud chopping sound they make. If you hurry, you can take them out or scare them away before they are able to do anything. If they have already rolled up your side of the bridge into a pile of wood, toss some Pikmin over the pile to defeat the mandiblards and rebuild the bridge.
Male Sheargrubs and mandiblards in general are very common enemies and usually appear in groups of 3-8. Also, they do not always appear near bridges, but in random patches of dirt and grass. Make sure to clear the path of them before you instruct your Pikmin to carry back any enemies or Treasures, because they can ambush your Pikmin. While the Female Sheargrubs won't really do anything, the Male Sheargrubs and Shearwigs will have their own personal buffet. You'll have time to react though, because they only eat Pikmin one by one, and are quite slow at it too. Pilots cannot be hurt by Sheargrubs.
 Olimar's Notes
This specimen is a male sheargrub. Having lost both legs and wings, the male burrows into the soil and waits to ambush small creatures that pass by. This beast's mandibles can be dangerous, making creatures such as Pikmin easy prey.
 Louie's Notes
Spread several specimens in the bottom of a casserole dish and layer with sliced avocado. Bake until the meat is choice and the cheese is lusciously brown.
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