any of a family (Myrmeleontidae) of neuropteran insects, some of which have large-jawed larvae (doodlebugs) that lie hidden in cone-shaped pits where they feed on ants and other insects that fall in
also written antlion
Origin of ant liontranslated, translation of Classical Greek myrmēkoleōn in Septuagint Job 4:11
(plural ant lions)
- Alternative form of antlion.