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Ant Lion

Myrmeleon

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Antlion, also spelled ant-lion and ant lion, is a name applied to a group of about 2,000 species of insects in the family Myrmeleontidae ("antlions," sometimes misspelled as "Myrmeleonidae"). The most well-known genus is Myrmeleon ("antlion"). Strictly speaking, the term "antlion" applies to the larval form of the members of this family, and several languages have their own terms for the adult. The adults are commonly referred to in English as "antgriffins," or very rarely as "antlion lacewings".

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DudleyVenner
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DudleyVenner

Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland

Spotted on Dec 19, 2013
Submitted on Dec 19, 2013

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