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Mutant sandflies[1] are enemies in Going Commando. They are small, silver, mutant sandflies native to Tabora. They are variants of the mutant firefly on Oozla,[1] but are faster, stronger, and more durable. They travel in large swarms and attack with their pincers. They can also be spawned from spawners, as seen in the Taboran desert.

Ratchet and Clank fought them during the missions "Find a way out of the underground tunnels", "Explore the area" and "Return crystals to mystic". They attack by moving towards a target and attempting to bite them with their pincers at very close range, slowing down slightly before they do so. The sandflies are easily eliminated with the Synthenoids due to their accuracy. And although the Miniturret Glove is capable, the miniturrets can fall short due to the sandflies movement speed and tendency to fly in circular motions.

Nonetheless, both are useful while Ratchet focuses on larger enemies such as the spitting dune crawler or Desert dune monster. While the OmniWrench 8000 is ineffective against them, the OmniWrench 10000 can kill them in one hit. Lastly the Lava Gun is also viable by simply firing and quickly spinning in a circle.