Myrmeleon obsoletus
Ant-lion Ant"-li`on, n. (Zo["o]l.) A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to capture ants, etc. The common American species is {Myrmeleon obsoletus}, the European is {Myrmeleon formicarius}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • Myrmeleon formicarius — Ant lion Ant li on, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to capture ants, etc. The common American species is {Myrmeleon obsoletus}, the European is {Myrmeleon formicarius}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ant-lion — Ant li on, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to capture ants, etc. The common American species is {Myrmeleon obsoletus}, the European is {Myrmeleon formicarius}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antlion — ant lion n. 1. Any of various insects of the family Myrmeleontidae, the adults of which resemble dragonflies. 2. The large jawed larva of the ant lion, which digs a conical crater in the sand designed to trap ants and other insects for food. Also …   Universalium

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