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Noun1.Myrmeleontidae - antlions
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Neuroptera, order Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
genus Myrmeleon, Myrmeleon - type genus of the Myrmeleontidae: antlions
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The pit-trapping foraging strategy of the ant lion, Myrmeleon immaculatus DeGeer (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae).
Los parasitoides colectados fueron de las familias Ichneumonidae, Braconidae, Pompilidae, Scoliidae y Mutillidae (Hymenoptera) mientras que los depredadores fueron de las familias Cicindellidae, Gyrinidae, Coccinellidae, Carabidae, Lampyridae, Dytiscidae (Coleoptera), Sphecidae (Hymenoptera), Reduviidae (Hemiptera), Corydalidae, Chrysopidae, Myrmeleontidae, Mantispidae (Neuroptera), Forficulidae (Dermaptera), Mantidae (Mantodea), Syrphidae (Diptera) y Libellulidae (Odonata) (Cuadro 1).
En cuanto al consumo de artroopodos (principalmente por neonatos y crias), en especial sobre presas de la clase Insecta, se ha encontrado que forrajea sobre representantes de las familias Acrididae, Apidae, Belostomidae, Chloropidae, Chrysomelidae, Corydalidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Formicidae, Gerridae, Gryllidae, Gryllotalpidae, Halicticidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydroptilidae, Inocelliidae, Libellulidae, Myrmeleontidae, Naucoridae, Scarabaeidae, Stratiomyidae y Termitidae (Alvarez del Toro 1974, Medem 1981, Thorbjarnarson 1988, 1989, CasasAndreu & Barrios-Quiroz 2003, Cupul-Magana et al.
First record of Argentoleon irrigatus (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) from Minas Gerais, Brazil
Afidae, Carabidae, Psyllidae, and Tingidae were absent in the diet of adults and Apidae, Coreidae, and Myrmeleontidae were absent in the diet of juveniles.
As adult insects, the 2,000 or so named species in the ant lion family, the Myrmeleontidae, have mouths and often a touch of the nature-calendar prettiness of damselflies, with long, lacy wings.
Antlions (Myrmeleontidae) is the biggest and cosmopolitan family of Neuroptera whose larvae have adopted a diversity of predatory strategies.
'Ant-lion fauna recorded in the Abu Dhabi Emirate (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae).' Zoology in the Middle East 44: 83-100.