Solve, create, share and talk about jigsaw puzzles

Adult antlion

Bookmarked Bookmark Solve this jigsaw puzzle later
ShareShare with your friends
ReportReport as inappropriate
Solve puzzle
36 pieces
13 solves
Solve puzzle

Thanks for sharing. Here is your html-code:

Why are you reporting this puzzle?

Larval antlions create funnel-shaped depressions in sand and bury themselves at the bottom. When an ant or other insect slides down the side it is murderized and eaten.
Why this advertisement?


  1. Anngag781:49
  2. treker2:06
  3. Pekaji2:25
  4. cjpapay2:45
  5. RichardD3:18
  6. beyondwords3:18


Please sign in to comment. Don't have a profile? Join now! Joining is absolutely free and no personal information is required.

We have clay soil here in Calgary, Alberta. So no doodlebugs.


Thanks for the comment, RichardD. So many interesting things in the world if we just take time to notice.

I live on central Vancouver Island and we have antlions in my yard. We see the funnel depressions in the sandy areas around the house foundations. Cool critter if you are not an ant...


Thank you for commenting. We call them doodlebugs here in Texas as well but I figured most people wouldn't be familiar with the term. The larvae I have seen are small and ugly. I don't really know how they can result in something so large and rather attractive. And yes, anything that eats bugs is a friend. Don

I remember those from my childhood long ago in Oklahoma. We called them doodlebugs. I confess we sometimes taunted them by rolling non-edibles down the side of those funnels. We also dug some out to get a look at them and see them walk. It was fun to watch them create a funnel in sandy soil. I don't think I knew that those were larvae, and we didn't connect them with any flying insect. We did know they were beneficial, so we didn't bother them too often. ~Patsy

Why this advertisement?