|Special Abilities||Promathia Areas||Wings of the Goddess Areas||Pankration|
|Sandpit - Single target Bind.|
|Sandblast - 8' AoE Blind.|
|Pit Ambush - Extremely powerful, single-target attack. Used only by black Antlions (Pitlions), who are normally hidden under cracked ground and aggro using this move. Wipes Shadows. (Is not a TP ability)|
|Venom Spray - Cone Attack Poison (15/tic).|
|Mandibular Bite - Single target Damage.|
|Gravitic Horn - Heavy wind damage in a fan-shaped area of effect. Resets enmity. Only used by Formiceros subspecies.|
|Quake Blast - Earth damage in an area of effect and removes all equipment. Only used by certain Notorious Monsters.|
|Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.|
Notorious Monsters in Family
Monsters in Family
|Tracer Antlion||38-40||Attohwa Chasm|
|Burrow Antlion||41-44||Attohwa Chasm|
|Hunter Antlion||45-46||Attohwa Chasm|
|Pit Antlion||49-51||Attohwa Chasm|
|Trench Antlion||70-71||Attohwa Chasm|
|Tracker Antlion||70-73||Attohwa Chasm|
|Cave Antlion||77-79||Attohwa Chasm|
|Funnel Antlion||Abyssea - Attohwa|
Antlion are a real family of insects (Myrmeleontidae). They are known for their unique life cycle. While the adults are pollen and nectar feeders, the larvae feed on other insects, most notably ants. The adults are winged insects with dull brown & black bodies with a fly/moth-like head and clubbed antennae, but the larvae have a plump thorax and a very different head, very ant-like, with very large mandibles. The scary-looking larvae reside in sandy soils and dig up a cone-shaped sand pit, where they lay in wait at the bottom, hidden beneath the sand. The gradient is steep and the soil texture consists of very loose particles, making it precarious for any creature that tries to climb out of it (it's easy to lose footing and fall back to the bottom of the pit). The antlion ambushes anything that falls into its pit. They do not consume the prey. They suck the vital fluids out of it with their mandibles, which are hollow. Once finished, they toss the husk out of the pit and set up the trap again. They exist across Europe and Asia (not just in deserts, but anywhere sandy soil can be found).
The monster design for the Antlions in the original, 8-bit version of Final Fantasy II closely resembles the actual appearance of Antlions.
It should be noted, in Medieval bestiaries, a creature called the Mermecolion appeared. Its name meant "ant-lion", only it was an ant with the head of a lion.
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