ant lion


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ant lion

[′ant ‚lī·ən]
(invertebrate zoology)
The common name for insects of the family Myrmeleontidae in the order Neuroptera; larvae are commonly called doodlebugs.
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Caption: Ant lion species that hunt in sand traps have evolved extreme eating habits that prevent grit from infiltrating their food.
Ant lions are ferocious predators, but some of them don't have a mouth.