Friday, August 05, 2016

Antlion (Glenurus gratus)



Antlion 
(Glenurus gratus)

While most antlion larvae live in soil and construct the familiar funnel-shaped ant traps, Glenurus gratus larvae live in tree holes among the wood dust and other organic detritus.  They feed on assorted insects such as termites, beetle larvae, and ants.  (University of Florida)

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3 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

Hmmmm. I don't think I have ever seen this creature before.

Tom Arbour said...

Very cool Marvin! While I've seen Antoine and fish flies before, I can't recall seeing one with the black and white wing tips that this individual has.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Wow! What a peculiar bug! I have never seen.