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.

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