antlion definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various nocturnal insects through the family members Myrmeleontidae whose grownups resemble damselflies and whose larvae bury on their own under a cone-shaped pit in sand to capture insects such as for example ants.
    • some of numerous nocturnal bugs through the family Myrmeleontidae whose adults resemble damselflies and whose larvae bury themselves under a cone-shaped pit in sand to capture insects such as ants.

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