Movie 1.

Mouthpart movements of antlion larvae during the feeding process. This video shows the movements of antlion mouthparts during fruit fly ingestion. The mandibles hold the fly while the maxillae perform anti-parallel movements. The ingested liquids can be seen flowing through the food canal.

Mouthpart adaptations of antlion larvae facilitate prey handling and fluid feeding in sandy habitats

Matthew S. Lehnert, Asheesh Lanba, Kristen E. Reiter, Rena J. Fonseca, Jordan Minninger, Benjamin Hall, and Wesley Huff

Journal of Experimental Biology 2022. 225:None-None; doi: 10.1242/jeb.244220