Chicago Ecological Services Field Office

Midwest Region

 

Chicago Field Office

230 South Dearborn St.,

Suite 2938

Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312-216-4720

FAX: 312-216-1788
TTY: 1-800-877-8339
(Federal Relay)

 


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Rusty patched bumble bee

Photo courtesy of Christy Stewart

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)

 

Listed as endangered in 2017.

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Home

 

Complete regulatory profile as provided by the Service's Endangered Species Web site.

 

Final Determination of Endangered Status for Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, as published in the Federal Register

 

USFWS Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Fact sheet (html version), Fact sheet (pdf version)

 

Find out more about
Rusty Patched Bumble Bees

Rusty patched bumble bee

Photo courtesy of Susan Carpenter

Status: Endangered

Current Range: IL, IN, IA, ME, MA, MN, OH, VA, WI and Ontario, Canada

 

The rusty patched bumble bee has declined by 87 percent in the last 20 years. The species is likely to be present in only 0.1% of its historical range. There are many potential reasons for the rusty patched bumble bee decline including habitat loss, intensive farming, disease, pesticide use and climate change. With the odds seemingly stacked against the rusty patched bumble bee, there is a role for everyone in conserving this beneficial pollinator. Your actions will also help a host of bees, butterflies and birds that share resources with the rusty patched bumble bee.

 

Outreach Resources

 

Fact Sheet

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Midwest Plant Guide Adobe PDF Icon

 

Nest and Life Cycle Poster Adobe PDF Icon

Nest and Life Cycle Poster (Spanish) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Pocket Guide to Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Conservation Adobe PDF Icon

Pocket Guide to Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Conservation (Spanish) Adobe PDF Icon

 

Bumble Bee Identification Poem and Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Bumble Bee Identification Poem and Color Page (Spanish)Adobe PDF Icon

 

Life Cycle Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Life Cycle Color Page - colored Adobe PDF Icon

 

Nest Cycle Color Page Adobe PDF Icon

Nest Cycle Color Page - colored Adobe PDF Icon

 

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee vs Honey Bee (identification guide) Adobe PDF Icon

 

 


 

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Last updated: June 20, 2018