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

It doesn't take much to entertain Kenny and me! :) We enjoyed looking for <strong>Antlion larvae</strong>, a.k.a "Doodlebugs", (<em>Myrmeleon</em> spp.) in these pits beneath the cliffs at Piney Falls. The larvae live in the base or the sides of the pi...
It doesn't take much to entertain Kenny and me! :) We enjoyed looking for Antlion larvae, a.k.a "Doodlebugs", (Myrmeleon spp.) in these pits beneath the cliffs at Piney Falls. The larvae live in the base or the sides of the pits that they dig in loose, dry soil. When an ant falls into the pit, it is unable to walk up the loose grains of soil. Suddenly, the antlion grabs the ant with its' huge mandibles and pulls it beneath the soil at the base of the pit. Soon the ant is a dry shell, having had its liquids drained. Antlions are in the order Neuroptera, meaning "nerve-winged".

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