1. Location of collection: West Olive Michigan.
2. Date of collection: May 25 2019 Evening about 5pm
3. Habitat of collection: Forest composed of Oak and Pine trees mostly. Found these two queens under a rotting piece of wood. The two queens were together.
4. Length (to the nearest millimeter or 1/16th of an inch.) 6-7mm
5. Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Images attached. I am color blind so I am not much help here.
6. Distinguishing characteristics: Head seems larger than other queens.
7. Anything else distinctive: Nothing that I can think of.
8. Nest description: Two queens found together under a piece of wood that was beginning to rot. No eggs or nest yet.
9. Nuptial flight time and date: NA
From head size I am thinking they are some sort of Lasius parasite. They were under a log though and together. Figured I would post to make sure. If they are a parasite, would Lasius flavus work?