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Ant Lion

Myrmeliontidae

Description:

I am looking for the exact name of that species.

Habitat:

I spotted it right at the border of the Namib desert.

1 Species ID Suggestions

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago
Ant Lion
Family Myrmeliontidae


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3 Comments

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

You're welcome! The adults are often mistaken for damselflies, but ant lions have short, clubbed antennae. The antennae on damselflies are short, thin and hairlike.

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 8 years ago

thanls a lot oxyjack! I never thought it could be an ant lion. I was more used to the larvae.

oxyjack
oxyjack 8 years ago

Gorgeous ant lion!

Namibia

Spotted on Mar 1, 2009
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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