Is this a queen?
By - PicmanX
Yes it is a queen, probably Formica. It’s common to find many because of nuptial flights.
Definitely a queen. And that's not too bad of a picture. A few more from different angles could most likely get you an exact ID.
Great to hear! I added a few extra pictures, hope they work. Stripes on the gaster appear greenish/brown in the light too, if that helps at all, and I'm not sure if that comes through in the pictures.