1. Location of collection: Landcaster, California.
2. Date of collection: 4-1-2018.
3. Habitat of collection: High desert.
4. Length (from head to gaster): 12mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: Red head and thorax. Black velvety-like gaster.
7. Distinguishing behavior: Very fast, jerky movements.
I found a few of these Myrmecocystus sp. queens 4-1-2018, in Landcaster, California. They were all dug from founding chambers.
I put them all in Dirt Box setups.