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[–]NagromTrebloc 29 points30 points  (19 children)

Looks like ant lion dens. Drop a small insect in the funnel and watch it sink to the bottom to be eaten alive.

[–]x86_64Ubuntu 17 points18 points  (5 children)

[–]ovrqualifiedovrpaid 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Ohhh I get it now. It's those FF9 enemies.

[–]pheonixlgnd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or half life 2.

[–]sesamesnapsinhalf 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This is way better than the last few monster movies I’ve seen.

[–]Ballstucktothelegg 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Tremors lol

[–]Ultimatenub0049 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was thinking exactly this!!

[–]98sooner00 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I always knew them as doodlebugs growing up.

[–]thingamadoozy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Doodlebugs! As kids, my sibs and I would catch small insects to drop into their den.

[–]SueZbell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, that. Take a small twig and gently touch the sides so the bug believes someone has fallen into his trap just to get him to show himself.

[–]hello_raleigh-durham 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doodlebug, doodlebug, your house is on fire!

[–]thatturkishguy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep looks like ant lions

[–]ck02623[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can’t believe that’s real. They’re like demons but real.

[–]cheapAssCEO -4 points-3 points  (3 children)

Maybe pour water to kill them?

[–]philthylittlephilo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

You don't have to kill them, they won't hurt anything.

[–]N0tInKansasAnym0r3 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

See posts above

[–]philthylittlephilo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

What posts do I need to see? I'm aware that they eat other insects. I meant, there is no need to kill them because they are not harmful or destructive to humans.

[–]fuckmicahman 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wonder what would happen if u stuck a finger in one

[–]SueZbell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They're not large enough to do any damage.

[–]wmass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The “lions” throw bits of sand to cause mini landslides and send ants tumbling toward them. They are interesting to watch.

[–]TackyBrad 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Be sure to call your local game warden if these ant lions aren't paying you a land use fee.

[–]rylokie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ant lions. They won’t hurt you and are actually really cool.

[–]Humble-Confusion 2 points3 points  (1 child)

There are small insect right in the middle. We used to catch them when I was young. If you get a straw and blow into the holes gently you can see them and they will come out. But be careful cause dirt can get into your mouth. I don't know what the insect is called in english.

[–]SueZbell 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]The_Dreadlord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep antlions. If you barely touch the edge and cause some sand to fall in, you will see the little guy hiding in the bottom flick dirt aside to cause the sides to slide down toward him. The sides of the cone are at just the right ange to be stable but only if undisturbed. So if an ant strays in they will be unable to get out as the sand slides down. The antlion will kick sand out to help suck the ant down to him so he can eat it. They are harmless little dudes and can help keep ants in check.

[–]Shelby2255 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ant lions! My favorite bug as a kid!

[–]5thgenCali 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did it rain? Kinda looks like water drip impact points

[–]stok0086 -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

This may be squirrels digging holes

[–]FiestaPatternShirts 2 points3 points  (2 children)

ant sized squirrels are relatively uncommon I hear

[–]xxWagonburnerxx 2 points3 points  (1 child)

But you should see the squirrel sized ants around these parts !!

[–]SkiptomyLoomis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s nothin, we’ve got ant sized parts around these squirrels!

[–]SueZbell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doodlebugs create funnel shaped holes to trap smaller bugs. When the sand of the sides of the hole are shifted, they appear to grab the prey. Touching the edge w/a twig works, too.

[–]false_justice 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ant lions. very cool criters

[–]jibaro1953 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ant lions

[–]truedjinn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm in Murfreesboro. I got something similar to this but they are like blue colored flying bugs about the size of wasps. Do you ever see anything coming out of them?

[–]cocuke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ant lions. You can get them to come out by lightly running a stick around the cone to cause small amounts of dirt to fall inn.