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31.0 x 20.8 cm ⏐ 12.2 x 8.2 in (300dpi)
JERZY GUBERNATOR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JERZY GUBERNATOR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ant-lion (Myrmeleon sp.) larva. Named due to its predatory nature and small size, the ant-lion larva or doodlebug feeds on crawling insects that fall into feeding pits. These pits are dug by the larva and are usually 4 centimetres (cm) deep by 4cm wide. It is found mostly in the tropics, but also southern Europe. Photographed in Poland.
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