Myrmeleontidae

Pronunciation: [Mur⋅MEL·e·ON·ti·dee]

Common Name:  Antlions

Description: Adults resemble damselflies but have short, knobbed antennae.  Larvae (often called doodlebugs) dig pits in sandy soil where they lie in wait to snare prey that fall into the pit.

Spot ID Key Characters:

  1. Slender body and wings
  2. Knobbed antennae

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Order: Neuroptera