Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates in the Upper Midwest
American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus)
American Burying Beetle Home
Dakota skipper(Hesperia dacotae)
Dakota Skipper Home
Hine's emerald dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
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)
Karner Blue Butterfly Home
Mitchell's satyr butterfly (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii)
Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly Home
Poweshiek Skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek)
Poweshiek Skipperling Home
Rattlesnake-master Borer Moth (Papaipema eryngii)
Federal Register Notice of 12-Month Finding: Listing Warranted but Precluded (19-Page PDF )
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis)
Status: Species of Concern
Range : CT, IL, IN, IA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, TN, WI
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