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The antlion is a fascinating insect that can be found in many countries across the globe. It is best-known for its predatory habits, with ants being a major part of its diet - hence its descriptive name.

In Africa, we know this creature best for the small funnel-like holes that its larvae (the juvenile form of an insect) digs in the sand. These holes are used to trap unsuspecting prey. The antlion waits at its base, hidden under the sand - ready to snatch any victims that fall in with its enormous, powerful jaws.


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