photo by Mike May
How do antlions (family Myrmeleontidae) get their name?
- Adult antlions aggressively attack ant
colonies, devoring all the ants that come out to protect the colony.
- Antlion larvae live in ant colonies and feed on unsuspecting
- Adult antlions, like damselflies, are skillful
fliers and prey frequently on flying ants.
larvae sometimes conceal themselves at the bottom of pitfalls, eating ants and other
insects that unwittingly fall into the trap.
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