The Ant-lion is also know as a "doodlebug
", the larvae
of the ant-lion preys on ant
s and other insect
s by building pits in sand that they are unable to escape from.
They are insects of the family Myrmeleontidae, and the order Neuroptera. There are hundreds of ant-lion species with more than 50 found in North America.
The adult form of the Ant-lion resembles a dragonfly or damselfly. The largest species is found in Africa has a 6 inch wingspan.