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Genus Syscia

I hope this is an ant - Syscia augustae Syscia augustae
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
Subfamily Dorylinae (Army Ants)
Tribe Cerapachyini (Cerapachyine Army Ants)
Genus Syscia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The only US species, Syscia augustae, used to be in Cerapachys.
Identification
Similar to Acanthostichus, but with antennae 11-segmented and antennal fossa strongly separated form gena by a sharp carina.
Range
Sporadically and rarely throughout the southern US from AZ to AR.
Habitat
Subterranean predators.
Food
Likely feed on other ants like most other dorylines.