All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

This <strong>"doodlebug"</strong> looks like a creature from a science fiction horror movie, but it is actually the larval stage of the Antlion. It digs a pit into loose soil, buries itself at the bottom and patiently waits for an ant to tumble in. My ...
This "doodlebug" looks like a creature from a science fiction horror movie, but it is actually the larval stage of the Antlion. It digs a pit into loose soil, buries itself at the bottom and patiently waits for an ant to tumble in. My husband held this one in his hand so I could photograph it, fortunately it didn't bite him!(see next photo) A note of interest: doodlebugs can only move backwards!

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