“Have you ever heard of a “doodlebug”?
It is actually the larvae of an insect commonly known as an Ant Lion (also spelled as “ant-lion” and “antlion”).
Ant Lions are a group of insects in the Order Neuroptera. Within this order, they are further classified into
Family Myrmeleontidae, which is of Greek origin from myrmex, meaning “ant”, and leon, meaning “lion”. “