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Lacewings & Antlions
family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions)
Antlion Vella fallax
Body about 2" long.
Nymphs live 1-3 years at the base of sand pits where they eat insects that fall in. They are sometimes called doodlebugs because they draw wavy lines in the sand before digging a pit. A nymph builds a round cocoon to morph into an adult.
Photo taken in Sutton County, August 2005
(Native of Texas)