I was wondering if you could identify this "ant" for me?
This is not an ant but a member of a hemipteran group. Ants have chewing mouthparts (mandibles), and if you look closely, these have sucking mouthparts (proboscis), shown in the close-up below.
My best guess is that it is a juvenile wheel bug .
Thanks for your question,
Gracen Brilmyer & the AntAsk Team