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Family Myrmeleontidae - Antlions including Owlflies

Owlfly - Ululodes macleayanus Owlfly Dining - Myrmeleon Long,clear wings, Black veins, Pink & White Wingtips - Glenurus gratus Myrmeliontid sp - Myrmeleon exitialis Antlion? - Myrmeleon antlion Glenurus gratus Owlfly - Ululodes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Neuroptera (Antlions, Lacewings, and Allies)
Suborder Myrmeleontiformia (Antlions and Allies)
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions including Owlflies)
Other Common Names
Doodlebugs (larvae, esp. Myrmeleon)
Pronunciation
meer-mel-lee-ON-tih-dee
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in (1)
Explanation of Names
Myrmeleontidae Latreille 1802
Numbers
94 spp. in 18 genera in our area(2)(3)
Size
adult body length 40-80 mm
Identification
Antennae fairly short (about the length of the head and thorax combined), clubbed, and often curved at the tip somewhat like a field hockey stick. Wings transparent, mottled with brown and black.
Food
Larvae are voracious predators that lie in wait for their insect prey under sand or loose soil. Myrmeleon spp. (known as "doodlebugs") are most frequently noticed--they dig a shallow pit in loose sand to trap prey. Members of some other genera live in tree holes.
Remarks
adults mostly nocturnal or crepuscular; come to lights
See Also
Dobsonflies have narrow antennae with tapered ends, bigger heads and jaws

Fishflies have serrate (with sawlike teeth) or pectinate (feathery) antennae

Owlflies have very long antennae and large bulging eyes
Print References
Banks N. (1943) New Neuroptera and Trichoptera from the United States. Psyche 50: 74-81 (Full text)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the Nearctic Myrmeleonidae
Nathan Banks. 1927. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Vol. 68, No. 1: 1-84.
2.Species catalog of the Neuroptera, Megaloptera, and Raphidioptera of America North of Mexico
Penny N.D., Adams P.A., Stange L.A. 1997. Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 50: 39-114.
3.Antlions of Hispaniola (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae)
R.B. Miller, L.A. Stange. 2011. Insecta Mundi 0182: 1-28.