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Subject: Please identify this ant
Location: Dallas TX 75227
October 13, 2016 8:10 pm
Hi, I spotted this guy on my crape myrtle this morning. It has long legs, horns on its thorax, and a bumpy abdomen. What is it?
Signature: Kristine

Immature Broadheaded Bug

Immature Broadheaded Bug

Dear Kristine,
Though it looks like an Ant, this is actually an immature True Bug in the family Alydidae, the Broad Headed Bugs.  It looks like this immature
Alydus nymph pictured on BugGuide.  There is also a nice image on Fotolog.

Immature Broadheaded Bug

Immature Broadheaded Bug

Wow!! Thank you! That explains why I was unable to find it in any ant identification guides.
Kristine

Immature Broadheaded Bug

Immature Broadheaded Bug

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Location: Dallas, Texas

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