Sunday, July 13, 2014


Over the years I've seen a ton of antlion larvae mounds throughout the property (circular pits of dry DG that hasten the demise of those hapless ants when they accidentally happen upon those slippery slopes into the jaws of death). What I didn't know, until quite recently, is that the adult form of an antlion is so very, very different from the juvenile. After a tad of recent research I finally realized that those strange, darkish demoiselle fly-looking insects that have been invading and attacking our lights indoors after dark are actually ANTLIONS! Mon Dieu!

6/20/14 Antlion (Vella fallax texana). This species occurs from California to Texas and Utah.  


FAMILY: Myrmeleontidae (Antlions)

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