I accidentally found this girl last fall when parasitic lasius were flying everywhere. I found her sitting just inside of another nest so I didn't think much of it and put her in tubes next to the rest of the parasitic queens. In checking in the other day I did a double take because I am not so sure I ID'd her correctly last fall. I know my pictures aren't great but she refuses to move off that dirty cotton.
Location of collection: Macomb, MI, USA. Found in shallow dirt next to the opening of another nest (see worker picture attached).
Date of collection: October 2016.
Habitat of collection: Bare dirt next to Arborvite bushes.
Length: 7-8mm (tube in picture is 16mm for reference)
Coloration, hue, pattern and texture: Body is brown, legs are a lighter color.