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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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While hovering about 3 to 5 cm above the ground female bee flies drop their eggs on the funnels of the antlion (Yeates & Greathead 1997).
Dipalta serpentina Osten Sacken (Diptera: Bombyliidae) as a predator on pupae of the antlion Myrmeleon immaculatus DeGeer (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) in California.
Rate of parasitism of antlion larvae, Myrmeleon bore (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) by the bee fly, Villa myrmeleonostena (Diptera: Bombyliidae).
The antlion started kicking, and he didn't knock the ant out of the pit.