What does Ant-lion mean?

Ant-lion meaning in General Dictionary

A neuropterous pest, the larva that tends to make when you look at the sand a pitfall to recapture ants, etc. The most popular United states species is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is M. formicarius.


Ant-lion meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A neuropterous insect, the larva which tends to make within the sand a pitfall to fully capture ants, etc. The common United states types is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is M. formicarius.


Sentence Examples with the word Ant-lion

It is in dry and sandy soil that the ant-lion lays its trap. Having marked out the chosen site by a circular groove, it starts to crawl backwards, using its abdomen as a plough to shovel up the soil.

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