Adult Antlion

Adult Antlion

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Credit: STUART WILSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Antlions are a family of insects in the order Neuoptera, classified as Myrmeleontidae. Although they resemble dragonflies or damselflies, they belong to an entirely different order of insects. Antlions are easily distinguished from damsleflies by their longer, prominent, clubbed antennae and different pattern of wing venation. They are also very feeble fliers and are normally found fluttering about in the night, in search of a mate. The adult is rarely seen in the wild because it is typically active only in the evening. This photograph was taken in the Huachuca Mountains in Arizona.

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