Myrmeleontidae


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Myrmeleontidae

[‚mər·mə·lē′än·tə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The ant lions, a family of insects in the order Neuroptera; larvae are commonly known as doodlebugs.
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Selecao de microhabitat por larvas de formiga-leao Myrmeleon brasiliensis (Navas) (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae), em uma Reserva Florestal, Aquidauana, Mato Grosso do Sul.
Preliminary report on the Myrmeleontidae (Neuroptera) of Paraguay.
Larvae were collected from pits by excavating the substrate around and under the pit with a spoon or similar tool, then straining the substrate through a screen to isolate the larvae for identification, as pit-building antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) occupy the same habitat.
Pit-trap placement and foraging in antlion larvae (Myrmeleontidae: Neuroptera).
Ant-lion (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) larvae are predators that use the tactics of ambush for catching their preys.
Predation habits of ant lions (Myrmeleontidae sp.) were studied with respect to two sizes of prey.
In this paper, I describe the results of six manipulative field experiments and one laboratory experiment designed to test for the effects of intraguild predation on the coexistence of two species of larval ant lion (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae).
Antlions (Myrmeleontidae) are neuropteran predators commonly found in tropical regions.
Sexual difference in diet was not observed.Prey item Prey item Total proportional Frequency of volume(%) occurrence (%) Geometridae 0.7 0.8 Noctuidae 50.8 51.1 Unknown Lepidoptera 41.6 47.4 All Lepidoptera (93.1) (99.2) Carabidae 0.3 1.5 Scarabaeidae 1.4 3.8 Unknown Coleoptera 0.5 6 All Coleoptera (2.2) (11.3) Cicadellidae (Auchenorhyncha) 0.2 2.3 Lygaeidae (Heteroptera) 1.2 3.8 Pentatomidae (Heteroptera) (0.7) 5.3 All Hemiptera (2.1) (11.3) Braconidae 0.6 0.8 Ichneumonidae 1.5 2.3 Unknown Hymenoptera 0.2 3.8 All Hymenoptera (2.2) (6.8) Tachinidae 0.1 (3.8) Unknown Diptera 0.1 10.5 All Diptera (0.2) (14.3) Hemerobiidae 0.00 0.8 Myrmeleontidae 0.1 1.5 All Neuroptera (0.1) 2.3 Unknown insects (0.1) (7.5) Unknown material (0.0) (3.0)
** Includes Acanaloniidae, Asilidae, Bruchidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Cicindelidae, Elateridae, Miridae, Myrmeleontidae, Nabidae, Pentatomidae, Psyllidae, Rhopalidae, Scutellaridae and unidentified insect parts.