General information and photos
- Antlion larva / Doodlebug (Hideo Kobayashi, Misty's Wonderful Nature, JAPAN). Photographs of antlion larvae caught at Ryusenji temple in Hagi, Otowa cho, Japan.
- Antlions: Denizens of the Sand! (Wayne Armstrong, Life Sciences Dept., Palomar College, USA). A very thorough primer on antlion biology, with a humorous twist. Includes several excellent photographs of antlion larvae, pupae and adults.
- Antlions: The good, the odd, the ugly (Barb Ogg, University of Nebraska Cooperative Extenstion in Lancaster County, USA). Description of antlion behavior and habitat.
- Discovering Life: Antlions (Peter Macinnis, AUSTRALIA). Includes instructions for capturing and feeding antlion larvae.
- Familia Myrmeleonidae (Hormigas león) (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, COSTA RICA). Description of antlion anatomy, behavior and distribution. Includes information on Central and South American species. Website in Spanish.
- Lions and Tigers in the Sand (Michigan Entomological Society, USA). Drawings and descriptions of antlions and tiger beetles (PDF).
- Myrmeleontidae (Tree of Life Web Project, University of Arizona, USA). Photos of larval and adult antlions.
- Nature Bulletin: Hellgrammites, Doodlebugs and Stink Flies (Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, USA).
© 1997 L. G. Brossa.
Used with permission.
Antlion taxonomy and distribution
- The Antlions (Neuroptera: Myrmeleontidae) of South Africa (Mervyn W. Mansell, Biosystematics Division, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, SOUTH AFRICA). Comprehensive listing of southern African antlion species.
- CAS Entomology Types Collection Database: Myrmeleontidae (California Academy of Sciences). List of different antlion species in the Academy's collection.
- A Checklist and Bibliography of the Megaloptera and Neuroptera of Florida (Lionel Stange, The Museum of Entomology, Florida State Collection of Arthropods, USA). Includes descriptions and distribution information about Florida antlions.
- Myrmeleontidae (Markku Savela, FINLAND). Finnish antlion species list.
- The Neuroptera (Gordon Ramel, The Wonderful World of Insects, UK). Description of the order Neuroptera, including Megaloptera.
- Neuroptera: Lacewings / Antlions / Dobsonflies / Alderflies / Snakeflies (Dept. of Entomology, North Carolina State University, USA). Thorough description of the order Neuroptera, with illustrations.
Professional organizations and resources
- Journal of Neuropterology (International Association for Neuropterology, Departamento de Biología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, SPAIN). A new Neuropteran journal (as of 1998) edited by Victor J. Monserrat. Update 2016: The Journal appears to be no longer published.
- Neuroptera.com (International Association for Neuropterology (IAN)). Web portal that supports the study of insects in the Neuropterida group (i.e., Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, and Neuroptera). Neuroptera.com maintains an online forum where readers can exchange information related to insects in the Orders Neuroptera (e.g. lacewings, alder flies, snake flies, mantis flies, antlions) and Mecoptera (e.g. scorpion flies, hang flies). An e-mail account is required to subscribe. Update 2016: The Association appears to be inactive.
- NeuroWeb: The Neuropterists' Home Page (Dept. of Entomology, Texas A&M Univ., USA). Links to bibliographies, professional newsletters, other websites and resources. Update 2016: The website appears to be no longer published.
- Nicholas J. Gotelli (Assistant Professor of Biology, Univ. of Vermont, USA). Research interests include organization of animal and plant communities, in particular antlion competition and predation.
- Mervyn W. Mansell (Professor, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA). Dr. Mansell has been studying Afrotropical antlions and other lacewings, especially systematics and biology, for over 20 years. He created the website The Antlions and Lacewings (Neuroptera) of South Africa.
- John D. Oswald (Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, USA). Dr. Oswald created the NeuroWeb website (no longer available) and the Bibliography of the Neuropterida. Research interests include the higher phylogeny of the superfamily Myrmeleontoidea.
- Lionel A. Stange (Emeritus Entomologist and Curator of Neuroptera, Museum of Entomology & Florida State Collection of Arthropods (Gainesville), USA). One of the world's leading antlion experts, Dr. Stange is author of A Systematic Catalog, Bibliography and Classification of World Antlions (2004), a major revision of the taxonomy of antlions of the Western Hemisphere.
- Ant Lion Lesson Plan (), by Lynn Royce, Rebecca Currin and Triffid Fry (Rural Science Education Program, Oregon State University, USA). Lesson plan designed for school grades 3–8.
- Ant Lions: The Hairy Predator from Down Under (Nancy D. Deyrup and Charlotte B. Wilson, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida, USA). This excellent introduction to antlion biology and behavior is part of the Discovering Florida Scrub website, a curriculum designed to give teachers and students of grades 3–5 a deeper understanding of science and a greater appreciation of the Florida scrub. Includes an activity plan for teachers.
- Ant Lions and Biology (), by Brad Williamson (USA). Teaching strategies for the high school biology classroom.
- Antlion Pits in Open Sand or Under Leaf Cover (Science Buddies, USA). An antlion research project plan suitable for middle school science fair projects.
- Ask the Antlion, by Jack Petersen (Florida A & M University, USA). Lesson plan designed for middle school students.
- The Naturalist's Apprentice: Traps and Snares (Illinois Natural History Survey, USA). Educational program includes section on antlions.
- California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, USA). Renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth.
- The Conservaton Ethics Group. Mission: "enabling the wise handling of the ethical dimensions of conservation, natural resource management, and sustainability through services, education, and outreach."
- Gillette Entomology Club (Colorado State University, USA). "Serves to provide open avenues for interdisciplinary communication, education, and enthusiasm among all people interested in insects and their relatives."
- Insects.org (Dexter Sear, USA). This elegantly-designed insect reference site is also home to the Cultural Entomology Digest, the definitive resource for studying the influence of insects on human culture as seen in myth, psychology and art.
- Pesticide Action Network North America (PANNA) (San Francisco, USA). Part of the international Pesticide Action Network (PAN), a network of over 600 nongovernmental organizations, institutions and individuals in over 60 countries working to replace hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound alternatives.
- Tree of Life (University of Arizona, USA). "An Internet project designed to contain information about the phylogenetic relationships and characteristics of organisms, to illustrate the diversity and unity of living organisms, and to link biological information available on the Internet in the form of a phylogenetic navigator." See how the antlion order Neuroptera fits into this phylogeny.