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Noun: antlion  'ant,lI-un
  1. The larva of any of several insects
    - doodlebug, ant lion
  2. Winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants
    - ant lion, antlion fly

Derived forms: ant lions, antlions

Type of: larva, neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect

Part of: genus Myrmeleon, Myrmeleon

Encyclopedia: Antlion