Over 90 percemt of the rusty patched bumblebee population has been wiped out primarily due to disease, pesticide exposure, habitat loss and climate change. At present, they are only found in small, scattered populations in 13 states.
Federal officials are now considering to put a species of bumble bee that once widely found in the upper Midwest and the Northeastern United States under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.
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