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    On that site it says they are the larvae of lacewings and such. That's really cool cuz I just found some lacewing eggs on a milkweed plant outside my house. I'll let them hatch and see what happens.
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    they are not the larva of lacewings, the adults just look a bit like them. I cant remember how to tell the difference between them but I know you can. They are also called doodlebugs because of the way that they crawl around on the top of the sand to look for a place to dig. You can buy some as pets on this site. Antlionfarms I just got some to, the're really cool.

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    lacewing larvae walk around on plants and eat aphids and other small things like that. Many of them also collect junk and "glue" (stick/hook/whatever you want to call it) it to their backs for protection.
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    I thought they were called doodlebugs because you can "doodle" a blade of grass or pine needle in the funnel to trick them into grabbing it like its an ant. I've never ever seen an antlion walking above ground. If you do manage to dig one up, they start digging immediately back down into the sand.
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    Yeah when they are in the process of digging a pit or looking for a suitable spot they will leave swirly trails in the sand.
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    I found antlions in the wild once on a beach, which is where I also found some wild D. intermedia [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] . It was fun dropping ants into the traps, and nearby the D. intermedia would gobble up the flying antlions.

    Do you know that the antlion does not poop in its larval stage, so it stores the poop until it deposits it when it exits its coccon. It may not poop for years [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . Zongyi
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    Zongyi Antlions are up in Canada? Whats the range of these insects? I've never seen the little pits anywhere in NY.

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    Oh yeah, there were quite a few on the beach. They were everywhere, but mostly concentrated in the areas where people don't trample. I don't know their native range though. Search in sandy areas, I have only seen them in one beach so far.
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