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I hope this is an ant - Syscia augustae

I hope this is an ant - Syscia augustae
San Marcos, Hays County, Texas, USA
July 8, 2013
Size: ~6 mm
If this is an ant mimic then I have been had! There is something suspicious about those antennae. Caught sweeping dry native grasses.

just registering my utmost admiration...
what a bewildering critter! thanks, colleagues.

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It's an odd one, but yes, an ant. This is the first member of its species, genus, or subfamily posted at BG. Congratulations!

Note wing scars. This appears to be a young queen, either during or just finished pheromonally calling for a mate when captured. Otherwise, she wouldn't be above ground.

 
Thanks James!
This is what makes BugGuide such a joy!

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