I saw numerous queens of a couple species in the middle of town today. Conditions: low 80s F, high humidity, somewhat overcast, slight drizzle. Perfect flight weather basically.
I think this is C. modoc but my taxonomy skills are as low as my motivation to check properly. This is as good a photo as I can take unfortunately. Can you believe that the queen is just a couple inches away from a bright LED lamp?
The other species was less common, a bit smaller, and had a tannish thorax. The queen I captured to photograph escaped from the zippered pocket I was keeping her in unfortunately.
Edited by Reacker, April 27 2018 - 7:38 PM.