antlion

Definitions of antlion
  1. noun
    the larva of any of several insects
    synonyms: ant lion, doodlebug
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    type of:
    larva
    the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
  2. noun
    winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants
    synonyms: ant lion, antlion fly
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    type of:
    neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect
    insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
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