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General information and photos

Antlion taxonomy and distribution

Professional organizations and resources

  • Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Museum of Entomology (Division of Plant Industry, USA). Holds a large collection of Myrmeleontidae (antlion) specimens.
  • 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.
  • (International Association for Neuropterology (IAN)). Web portal that supports the study of insects in the Neuropterida group (i.e., Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, and Neuroptera). 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 Update 2016: This resource is no longer maintained.

Antlion scholars

  • 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 (Professor, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, USA). Dr. Oswald is the curator of TAMU Insect Collection. He created and maintains the Lacewing Digital Library and related resources. Research interests include the higher phylogeny of the superfamily Myrmeleontoidea.
  • Ofer Ovadia (Professor, Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel). Dr. Ovadia's projects include a study of the consequences of variation in morphological and life history traits among Myrmeleontid individuals on their population demography.
  • 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 the author of A Systematic Catalog, Bibliography and Classification of World Antlions (2004), a major revision of the taxonomy of antlions of the Western Hemisphere. Update: Dr. Stange died in 2020.

Teacher resources

Related sites

  • California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, USA). Renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth.
  • 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."
  • International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE). Founded in 1990, the ISEE is a professional organization that strives to "advance research and education in the field of environmental ethics and philosophy, and to promote appropriate human use, respect, conservation, preservation, and understanding of the natural world."
  • Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America (Berkeley, California, USA). Part of PAN International, a global network of consumer, labor, health, environment and agriculture groups working to "challenge the global proliferation of pesticides, defend basic rights to health and environmental quality, and work to ensure the transition to a just and viable food system."
  • 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.

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