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These little buggers had dug their "traps?" everywhere. I had noticed them before but previously assumed they had been formed by water dripping from the rock overhead. Got lucky today and saw one of them digging it's hole.



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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 11 years ago

very cool

NickJanszen 11 years ago

Look for antlions in barn dirt floors and covered patches of dirt. Places that always stay dry is where they like to be.

Jack Settle
Jack Settle 11 years ago

Nice antlion larvae you've got there! By the 4th picture it looks like you found a lot! Good luck on the ID

chesterbperry 11 years ago

Thank you for getting me started Chief, I will see what I can do to narrow to genus.

AshleyT 11 years ago

I used to love playing with these guys when I was a kid, but I haven't seen one in years. Very cool find!

EnvUnlimited, you should only be inviting people to your mission that fit within the 300 mile geographic range. Tennessee is not within that range.

QWMom 11 years ago

Ant lions :)
As a kid, we would trick them into grasping the end of a thin grass blade and "fish" for them!

drP 11 years ago

I remember seeing ant lions on TV and reading about them when I was a kid. I finally saw one a couple of years ago. It was amazing. Nice series!

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 26, 2013

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