a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ant Lions

are fascinating insects.
They build a trap in the sand and simply wait for dinner to step in.
Rather than trying to explain it I'll let National Geographic show you.
Enjoy.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

interesting little sand-flingers.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Clever critters.

Sandra said...

well thank you Gail, you and Natl. Geo.. have given me something else to fret about. we have these holes all over the side yard, I just said to bob what do you think dug those. OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Jo said...

Great to see the antlion traps again.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Nature never ceases to amaze me. I watch things like this, too. There is so much going on that usually goes noticed. I really love that you share it here.
Thank you, my friend.

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting video. I've seen those holes before and wondered. Hope they like fire ants.

Empty Nester said...

So, no hill at all? That's curious, indeed!

Sandy said...

That's what I've been stepping on....I had no idea.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Ew. It looks like an alien from space. Surely it is not an ant...just kills them.

Gorges Smythe said...

There used to be a lot of them under our sawmill shed when I was a kid.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

The video was fascinating. I never knew about these creatures!
I hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

Susan Kane said...

Ants are incredible creatures. If only we people could emulate their sense of purpose and unity.

Harry Flashman said...

When we were kids in Florida, there were ant lions in our garage, in the sand of the garage floor. My brothers and I used to push ants in their traps! Now I feel guilty about it....

LindaG said...

Huh. I have to pout. They are in Arkansas and Texas, but not Louisiana.

We do have odd holes in the ground in some places, so who knows?

Be safe and God bless you all, Gail.

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