meaning of ant lion

ant lion meaning in General Dictionary

A neuropterous insect the larva that makes when you look at the sand a pitfall to recapture ants etc the normal United states species is Myrmeleon obsoletus the European is Myrmeleon formicarius

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  • the larva of any of a few pests
  • winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to capture e.g. ants