Hello all, I'm don't know if I should structure this the same way as I'd structure an ant ID thread, so I'll just improvise.
My brother and I saw this insect while anting in our backyard, when we were inspecting a Camponotus novaeboracensis nest. I though it looked really cool, and I really like the coloration. I first thought it was Ponera, but I don't think so anymore. We found it foraging (or running around, whatever it was doing) on some dirt near the base of a tree. It's approximately 7-9 mm long, and it's middle section is bright red. I took a video, so its movement & coloration was easier to see; I doubt it's an ant, but I really hope it is.
Note: The video is sideways, I hope it doesn't bother anyone.