Saturday, May 30, 2015

Doodlebug

I have seen the signs of a doodlebug in my yard.  Dad and I were looking around and saw this strange round feature in our front yard.  Dog Dad looked at me and said in reminded him of an ant-lion trap.  He told me the ant-lion is a small critter that builds a sandpit trap.  A bug wanders near the sand pit and falls down, it tries to get up to no avail.  The ant-lion then grabs the insect and pulls it under for it's meal.  Another name for the ant-lion is a doodlebug.  This is the first time Dad has ever seen a doodlebug sand trap..  
An Ant-Lion Trap
Dog Speed,

Sherman 

3 comments:

Dawn said...

That's very interesting. I think you should keep your nose far away from it though! Never trust a doodlebug!

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is pretty cool - our Aussie Trapdoor spiders do something similar

StevieGrrrWonder said...

When I lived at my last apartment b4 moving into my house, we had tons of these in the sandy area outside the front door/window area. I never saw the ant lion itself, but I would keep my nose outta there, Sherms....reminds me of the time nosy Deacon almost got pincered by a scorpion being a Curious George! ;-)