Strange bug
Location: Coronado National Memorial, Hereford, AZ
March 23, 2011 9:54 am
I spotted this bug yesterday while eating lunch. I am more of a plant guy so I am clueless.
Oak Woodland/desert grassland habitat. Decomposed granite soils.
Signature: Dean


Hi Dean,
This is sure a marvelous photograph of an Antlion Larva, commonly called a Doodlebug.  They remain buried in the sand at the bottom of a pit with only the mandibles exposed.  They prey upon any hapless insects that fall down the pit and into the waiting jaws.

Location: Arizona

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