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Euroleon nostras - Head Happy to have found this enigmatic species living abundantly on the premises :o) Alerdinck,Antlion,Euroleon nostras,Geotagged,Myrmeleontidae,Netherlands,Neuroptera,nl: Gevlekte mierenleeuw Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Euroleon nostras - Head

Happy to have found this enigmatic species living abundantly on the premises :o)

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''Euroleon nostras'' is a species of antlion found over most of Europe. The scientific name can be translated as "our European [ant] lion". Adults resemble dragonflies or damselflies and may reach up to 30 mm long, with a wingspan of 70 mm . The larvae prey on ants and other small creatures and require dry sandy soil in which to dig their pitfall traps.

Similar species: Net-winged Insects
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Aug 3, 2019. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 2D, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.