Endangered Species
Midwest Region



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Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates in the Upper Midwest


American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)

Status: Endangered

American Burying Beetle Home


Dakota skipper(Hesperia dacotae)

Status: Threatened

Dakota Skipper Home


Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)

Status: Endangered

Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Home


Hungerford's crawling water beetle (Brychius hungerfordi Spangler)

Status: Endangered, listed March 7, 1994

Hungerford's Crawling Water Beetle Home


Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

Status: Endangered

Karner Blue Butterfly Home


Mitchell's satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)

Status: Endangered

Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly Home


Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)

Status: Endangered

Poweshiek Skipperling Home


Rattlesnake-master Borer Moth (Papaipema eryngii)

Status: Candidate

Federal Register Notice of 12-Month Finding: Listing Warranted but Precluded (19-Page PDF Adobe PDF Icon)


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)

Status: Species of Concern



Fact Sheet


Petition from the Xerces Society

From petition: The rusty patched bumble bee was historically common from the Upper Midwest to the eastern seaboard, but in recent years it has been lost from more than three quarters of its historic range and its relative abundance has declined by ninety-five percent.


Occasionally nests of the rusty patched bumble bee have been observed above ground. However, nests are usually one to four feet below ground in abandoned rodent nests or other cavities. This species has been observed or collected from woodlands, marshes, agricultural landscapes, and, more recently from residential parks and gardens.


Have you seen a rusty patched bumble bee?

Bumble Bee Watch - Bumble Bee Watch is a citizen science project to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. The site provides useful identification information.



Midwest Endangered Species Home


Last updated: July 19, 2016