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Strange insect

Strange insect
McKinney, Heard Museum, Collin County, Texas, USA
June 18, 2017
Size: 4-5mm
looks like a flying ant without and abdomen but I don't think that is what it is. Can you give any guidance on what this is?

Probably Pheidole sp
Probably Pheidole sp

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

One day we watched a flock of dragonflies
(What's the group name for Dragonflies?)
fly back and forth over newly flying winged ants, eating the abdomens like grapes and dropping the rest!

 
yes, dragonflies
I commonly observed dragonflies disabdominating winged, mostly juicy female, ants in fall, when the dragonflies are migrating and the late-flying ants have their mating flights.

you got it right, injured alate ant

 
Thanks
Thanks very much as this is the 2nd one I've seen. Thanks also for the information on the dragonflies as we have a lot in this area.

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