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Antlion Adult

Photo of adult antlion with wings spread
Adult antlions look like fragile, drab damselflies, with an elongated body, four intricately veined wings mottled with browns and black, and clubbed or curved antennae about as long as the head and thorax. More

Antlion Adult (Wings Folded)

photo of adult antlion with wings folded
Adult antlions fly soon after their wings harden and are best looked for during calm, late-summer sunsets and evenings, as they flutter about seeking mates and good places to lay eggs. They also come to lights. More

Antlion Larva

image of Antlion Larva on rock
Antlions live just beneath small, conical pits they create in sandy or loose soil. There they wait quietly, ready to grab any ant or other insect unlucky enough to tumble down the sides. More

Antlion Pits

image of Antlion pits in ground
Antlions, also called doodlebugs, are most familiar in their immature stages, when they create pits in sand or dust in which to trap ants. The adults look something like drab damselflies. More

Antlions (Doodlebugs)

image of Antlion pits in ground
More than 100 species in North America north of Mexico
Antlions, also called doodlebugs, are most familiar in their immature stages, when they create pits in sand in which to trap ants. The adults look something like drab damselflies. More