Mar. 14, 2013 9:33 a.m. P1230043
Here is a better look at the Sausage Fly--the Neivamyrmex Legionary Ant--at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Formicid.
Mar. 27, 2014 8:15 a.m. P1340173
The Sausage Fly is a large male ant whose body is swollen with sperm until it looks like a sausage. The term was first applied to African ants, but is used here to refer to large male Legionary Ants. This one is a Neivamyrmex species. If the male encounters drones of its species, they will rip off his wings and take him to a virgin female, where he breeds and dies happy. Seen at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Formicid.
Apr. 14, 2016 6:53 a.m. P1550748
This "Sausage Fly" is actually an ant, a Neivamyrmex species Legionary Ant, in the breezeway ate LBJ WC. He may have found some poison. Formicid.