Optimum Design of Skeletal Structures Using Ant Lion
Notes on the behavior of the ant lion with emphasis on the feeding activities and tetisimulation.
Prey capture and competition in the ant lion. Biotropica 6:187-193.
The gut of a larval ant lion dead-ends partway through its body.
Caption: Ant lion species that hunt in sand traps have evolved extreme eating habits that prevent grit from infiltrating their food.
Ant lion larvae are ideal for studying species coexistence.
Within the ant lion zone, there is no spatial segregation of the two species, although their numbers are negatively correlated in small-quadrat samples (Gotelli 1993).
Large and small traps were placed both within and 1 m beyond the ant lion zone [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].
I then rarefied this collection down to an equivalent number of individuals collected from the six stations within the ant lion zone.
3: The Eastern United States" presents fascinating information about the habits of white-tailed deer, black widow spiders, bobcats, giant swallowtail butterflies, ant lions
, walking sticks, spotted salamanders, river otters, American toads, and many more eastern U.S.
Another !Kung account says that stars are actually ant lions
, watching from overhead with their bright eyes.
Predation habits of ant lions
(Myrmeleontidae sp.) were studied with respect to two sizes of prey.
2007), while high densities of predators such as larval ant lions (Gotelli 1996) or lizards (Huang et al.
Ant community structure: effects of predatory ant lions. Ecology 77: 630-638.
Adding to 'Nature Close-Up' is Elaine Pascoe's Ant Lions
And Lacewings (1410303101, $23.70), with Dwight Kuhn's bright color photos providing lovely and startlingly colorful close-ups of ant lions