Why is the ant-lion so called?

Because, when in its larva state, it digs, with its leg for a shovel, a funnel-shaped pit in the sand, and covers itself up to the neck, laying wait for and destroying the ants and other small insects, which, not perceiving it, come to the edge of the pit, and slip in over the loose sand. Like its prototype, the lion, it will not take a dead animal, however recently killed; and those insects who simulate death when danger is near, escape the fangs of the ant-lion.