Pitfall for ants

An antlion larva buries itself at the bottom of a tiny pit and throws sand up to start a miniature avalanche. Ants tumble down and once grabbed, there is no escape. David Attenborough digs up an antlion larva to see what it looks like.

This clip was first broadcast in 1961.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterDavid Attenborough
Camera OperatorGeoffrey Mulligan
ProducerDavid Attenborough

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