ant-lion definition

  • noun:
    • A neuropterous insect, the larva which makes into the sand a pitfall to recapture ants, etc. The common US types is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is Myrmeleon formicarius.
    • A neuropterous pest associated with area Planipennia, household Myrmeleontid√¶, and genus Myrmeleon, because, for example, M. formicarius.
    • winged pest resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits in which they wait to capture e.g. ants
    • the larva of every of a number of bugs
    • winged pest resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits in which they wait to catch e.g. ants
    • the larva of any of a number of insects
    • A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to recapture ants, etc. The most popular US species is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is Myrmeleon formicarius.
    • A neuropterous insect regarding the area Planipennia, family Myrmeleontid√¶, and genus Myrmeleon, as, for instance, M. formicarius.
    • winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to get e.g. ants
    • the larva of every of a number of pests
    • winged pest resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to get e.g. ants
    • the larva of any of a few pests

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