antlion fly

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

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