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).
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