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Species Information
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Na'vi Name



1 meter wingspan

Behind the Scenes
First Appearance

Na'vi River Journey

The shimmyfly (Na'vi name: lortsyal) is a Pandoran insect equivalent to butterflies on Earth. Shimmyflies have multiple glowing, iridescent wings and a delicate build. In the Valley of Mo'ara, the shimmyfly only appears near the Kaspavan River.

Shimmyfly wings are used by the Na'vi in crafting, a notable example being the necklace worn by Mo'at of the Omaticaya Clan.

Anatomy[edit | edit source]

Eight-winged insect with long antennae. Its body is built like Terran insects and divided into a head and thorax. The abdomen portion of the shimmyfly is constructed of two smaller vane-like hindwings and a long rudder-like tail.

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