This ant-lion charged into the placidly feeding aphids on the milkweed plant.
But I'll tell you about a little fellow called the ant-lion.
A spectator watching the motions of the ant-lion feels an inexpressible interest in its behalf.
The naturalist, Bonnet, put a spider and her bag of eggs in the pit of an ant-lion.
But the interest lies in the grub, or "ant-lion" proper, which has a most singular way of catching its insect victims.
The ambuscade of the ant-lion is classic; it does not differ greatly from the others.
Talking of the ant-lion reminds one of another excavator, still more familiar to Cape colonists, the trap-door spider.
The ant-lion was the larval form the lace-wing fly, of course.
Some are very long, as those of most Lepidoptera; others very short, as that of the ant-lion (Myrmeleon).
The devices of the ant-lion are still more extraordinary if possible.