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Antlion (doodlebug) benefit
(John Obermeyer, Purdue University)
Common Name: Antlion (doodlebug) - benefit
See also: adult | larva

Scientific Name: Myrmeleontidae; sp.

Status: beneficial predator

Beneficial Stage: immature

Value: Antlions are generalist predators and are capable of killing a variety of insects and can even subdue small spiders. They feed on ants and other small crawling insects and spiders that can be a pest and nuisance to humans.