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Ant Lion
Ant Lion (D&D 1e).jpg
General Information
Universe Dungeons & Dragons
Species Type Antlions
Environment Loose soil environments
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous: Insectivorous
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Organization Solitary
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta (Insects)
Subclass Pterygota
Infraclass Neoptera
Order Neuroptera
(Net-winged Insects)
Superfamily Myrmeleontoidea
Family Myrmeleontidae (Antlions)
Other Information
Status Rare

Ant Lions are large antlions known for consuming adventurers.


Giant ant lions are huge insects inhabiting areas of sand and gravel where giant ants and similar large insects are common. Typical habitats are desert fringes, badlands, and areas of rocky terrain. There the ant lions dig tapering pits of about 60 feet in diameter. The pits will look like a cave or lair entrance 50% of the time. Any creature entering these funnel-shaped traps will be 50% likely each round to slip and slide down the loose sides and land at the bottom. Lurking there is the ant lion. It will burst out of the covering of loose sand, gravel, and stones beneath which it has buried itself and attack the victim with its huge mandibles. A hit indicates the ant lion has closed its jaws and will not release its prey until it or the prey is dead. Although ant lions do not collect treasure, treasure can be found in the monster's lair from previous kills, including currency, jewelry, metal weapons, shield, and other miscellaneous items.