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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wormlion

I have seen similar pits under the hostel building when I was in Kuching, and again, in Tawau. I thought they were antlion pits at first, but upon investigation, turned out to be something else.

No antlion larva inside, just a worm!

See how this wormlion deals with an ant that falls into the pit!
sand dune ant

The worm looks like this:
wormlion, Vermilionidae, IMG_6835 copy

I posted the gif animation on my Facebook and within minutes, got the answer from some of my really knowledgeable friends. Thanks!

Some great info about wormlion (Vermilionidae) at this site.


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