ant lion

or ant·li·on


noun

any of several insects belonging to the family Myrmeleontidae, of the order Neuroptera, the larvae of which dig a pit in sand where they lie in wait to prey upon ants or other insects that lose their footing.

Origin of ant lion

First recorded in 1805–15
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