antlion

antlion
noun
1. the larva of any of several insects
Syn: ↑doodlebug, ↑ant lion
Hypernyms: ↑larva
Member Holonyms: ↑Myrmeleon, ↑genus Myrmeleon
2. winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants
Syn: ↑ant lion, ↑antlion fly
Hypernyms: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran, ↑neuropterous insect
Member Holonyms: ↑Myrmeleon, ↑genus Myrmeleon

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antˈlion noun
A neuropterous insect (esp genus Myrmeleon) similar to a damselfly, whose larvae trap ants in a funnel-shaped sand-hole
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