Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Syscia

I hope this is an ant - Syscia augustae Syscia augustae
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.
Similar to Acanthostichus, but with antennae 11-segmented and antennal fossa strongly separated form gena by a sharp carina.
Sporadically and rarely throughout the southern US from AZ to AR.
Subterranean predators.
Likely feed on other ants like most other dorylines.