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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The gut of a larval ant lion dead-ends partway through its body.
Caption: Ant lion species that hunt in sand traps have evolved extreme eating habits that prevent grit from infiltrating their food.