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Rusty patched bumble bee recommended for endangered list

General September 29, 2016

In this August 2015 photo provided by The Xerces Society, a rusty patched bumble bee collects pollen from a flower in Madison, Wis. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, formally recommended this bumble bee for endangered status after reviewing reports from the Portland, Ore.-based Xerces Society that show the species has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in the past 20 years. (Rich Hatfield/The Xerces Society via AP)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 percent of its historic range in just the past two decades.


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