What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

whats this bug?
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 4:17 PM
It lives in what looks like a place where water from an eve has fallen in the sand and made a little crater. when a bug falls in the crater it eats it. it looks like it has a long neck with pincher’s.
jeremiah trzil
michagan

Doodlebug

Doodlebug

Hi Jeremiah,
We always love posting images of Doodlebugs, the predatory larvae of Antlions.  Doodlebugs dig a crater in loose sand and wait patiently buried in the bottom with only their impressive mandibles visible.  When a hapless ant or other insect approaches the edge of the pit, the sand crumbles away and the insect finds itself skewered on the Doodlebugs jaws.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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