General Description

Body brown and antennae short with wide tips. Wings transparent with a brown mottled pattern. Larva brown with large jaws and a wide body. Body up to 5 cm long.


Antlions are mainly predatory with only a few species feeding on pollen. Some Antlions move around on or under the ground; others build conical pits in dry soil and wait for invertebrate prey to fall into the pit.They lay individual eggs, scattered on the ground.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Dry areas.

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