were among the first targets of my cruelty.
Flicking serves several purposes for pit-building antlions
, including excavating and maintaining traps, discarding debris, and directly striking prey to encourage pit wall collapse (Heinrich & Heinrich 1984).
larvae (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) are sit-and-wait predators that build funnel-shaped traps in sandy soil to catch their prey (Farji-Brener, 2003).
larvae of the genus Myrmeleon (Neuroptera, Myrmeleontidae) are typical 'sit-and-wait' predators.
Because of antlions
' extremely rapid growth and considerable water consumption they have been introduced in the Mediterranean region of Europe including Kahramanmaras, Turkey.
Predatory interactions between ants and antlions
(Hymenoptera: Formicidae and Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae).
Learning in a sedentary insect predator: Antlions
(Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) anticipate a long wait.
Bright lights also attract many other types of adult insects, including, but not restricted to, true flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera), wasps (Hymenoptera), nerve-winged insects such as antlions
and lacewings (Neuroptera), earwigs (Dermaptera), bugs (Hemiptera and Homoptera), mantids (Mantodea) and grasshoppers, katydids, crickets and mole crickets (Orthoptera).
= F: FONTINAS; E: ENATIONS, SONATINE; N: SANTONIN, C= ACTINONS, CANONIST, CONTAINS, SANCTION, SONANTIC; A= SONATINA; B = ANTISNOB; L= ANTLIONS
; P = PINTANOS; S = ONANISTS
The predatory larvae construct pit traps in loose soils similar to those of antlions
. Vermileo opacus (Coquillett) adults were reared from larvae collected at a site 16 km east of Boise, Ada County, Idaho.
live all over the world, and some kinds live in sandy places.
Capture success with these prey varies; larger antlions
with larger pits can generally capture a wider variety of prey types and sizes than can smaller antlions
They may look small and innocent, but antlions
are actually one of the most nightmarish and deadlyinsects in theanimal kingdom.
The literally dozens of study systems considered include bryozoans, cladocerans, mussels, nematodes, gorillas, backswimmers, sunfish, damselfish, hummingbirds, chickadees, oystercatchers, wagtails, snakes, lions, wildebeests, antlions
, and plants.
(Myrmeleontidae) are neuropteran predators commonly found in tropical regions.