antlion


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  • noun

Synonyms for antlion

the larva of any of several insects

winged insect resembling a dragonfly

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Larvae of the antlion parasitized by both parasitoid species exhibited an apparently normal behavior until pupation, and the juveniles of M.
Predatory interactions between ants and antlions (Hymenoptera: Formicidae and Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae).
The antlion kicked dirt out of the cave further loosening the dirt under the ant's feet.
Flashes of brilliant purple light up the sky as lilac-breasted rollers perform loop-the-loops, and at ground level, antlions litter the dry soil with conical-shaped booby traps to catch their prey, while white fortified bee eaters ruffle their feathers and take dust baths nearby.
In a Patch of Fireweed Injecting his great curiosity and by Bernd Heinrich wonder, Heinrich reveals each step Harvard University Press, 1984 of his thinking as he struggles with scientific problems: thermoregulation in moths and bees, aggregation by whirligigs, leaf manipulation by caterpillars, and behavior of dung beetles, antlions, and wasps.
Their highly characteristic, fairly slow, flapping flight was intriguing and reminiscent of some large antlions (e.