I found this queen crawling on my tent while I was camping.
She looks very similar to Camponotus subbarbatus, except the coloration on the abdomen is off. On C. subbarbatus, the abdomen is striped gold and black, but on her, it's gold on the first two abdominal segments are gold and the rest are black. However, C. subbarbatus is the only species around this part of the U.S. that looks anything like her.
She currently has one egg. I hope she lays more soon. Here are some photos of her.
Edited by Mettcollsuss, June 13 2018 - 4:25 PM.