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Related to Myrmeleon: Myrmeleontidae, Dionaea, Atrax
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Noun1.Myrmeleon - type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlionsMyrmeleon - type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlions
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
antlion fly, ant lion, antlion - winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants
ant lion, antlion, doodlebug - the larva of any of several insects
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This human-facilitated environment supports a dense community of sand-dwelling antlions, including several species of pit-building Myrmeleon and surface-walking Brachynemurus (Stange 1980).
Griffiths (1985) observed that the maintenance of traps constructed by antlion larvae of the species Myrmeleon quinquemaculatus Hagen, 1853 required a high energy cost and larvae that had their funnel destroyed had a 50[degrees] o lower growth rate compared to larvae whose funnel suffered no disturbance.
Geographic variation in lifehistory traits of the ant lion, Myrmeleon immaculatus: evolutionary implications of Bergmann's rule.
The resulting lawn art might scare other ants away, Binning and her colleagues at the Australian National University in Canberra thought, so they tested Myrmeleon acer ant lions that they had scooped up with big spoons from under rental trailers near a beach.
The study was conducted in the months of May to August in 2009, 2010 and 2011 with a view to determining certain behavioral features in the larvae of antlion Myrmeleon formicarius Linnaeus, 1767 in forest and non-forest (including sandy, grassland, scrub, and rangeland) areas 28 localities of Kahramanmaras.
For example, lucas and Brockmann (1981) studied the predatory behavior of antlions (Myrmeleon crudelis) they fed red-imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) and, in two cases, antlion larvae died with fire ants locked onto their mandibles.
Resumen: Las larvas de Myrmeleon brasiliensis son depredadoras que utilizan la estrategia de forrajeo de tipo "sit-and-wait" para capturar a sus presas y asi construyen trampas en forma de embudo en el suelo arenoso y permanecen enterradas esperando que caigan las presas.
[7.] Anikwe JC, Asogwa EU, Ndubuaku TCN and FA Okelana The Seasonal Occurrence, Host Specificity and Control of Cocoa Stem borer, Eulophonotus myrmeleon fldr.
Geographic variation in life-history traits of the ant lion, Myrmeleon immaculatus: evolutionary implications of Bergmann's rule.
Bergmann's rule in the ant lion Myrmeleon immaculatus DeGeer (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae): geographic variation in body size and heterozygosity.