I found 8 of these queens today, while I was out anting with StopSpazzing, scrixxx, and Paul. We each got around 8-12 queens before I left, they probably got more as they stayed there later.
(I only stayed till 8:15 and still found 8).
Location of collection: Chaney Trail, Altadena, CA, USA
Date of collection: 3/30/18
Habitat of collection: Oak forest, but it was on the side of a mountain trail/road near what I think are camponotus sp. workers.
Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Black head and thorax with a rust/orange colored gaster with 1 black stripe on it then it ends with a black tip
Distinguishing characteristics: They have 2 anttenae segments (I think) and have no spines. They also have a good amount of hair on their gaster.
Anything else distinctive: They are very docile and won't instantly run out of the tube.
Nest description: Did not find in nest, found them after flight.
Nuptial flight time and date: They flew around 7:00 and 7:30 on 3/30/18 (may be wrong but it was after rain and was hot that day)
I suspect that these queens are Camponotus Sansabeanus.
Edited by EnderzATwar411, March 30 2018 - 10:49 PM.