Rusty patched bumblebee on a bee balm plant (genus Monarda)

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Jill Utrup/USFWS
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One specific insight offered by is Bombus affinis, the rusty patched bumblebee. The historic range was much of the entire Northeastern U.S. When users search that species then restrict the dates to the past 40 years, the geographical range of data points quickly shrinks. This bee that was once plentiful from Atlanta, Georgia to Toronto, Canada, is now mainly reported in the greater Chicago to Minneapolis areas. This visual presentation of so many data points provides insights to conservationists and bee enthusiasts, allowing them to untangle entomological mysteries. Rusty patched bumblebee on a bee balm plant (genus Monarda).
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Conservation science