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Bumblebee skilled at 'buzz pollination' may soon join the endangered species list

L.A. Times Friday, 23 September 2016 ()
A type of bumblebee native to North America may soon be named to the endangered species list. It would be the first bee species to be considered endangered in the United States.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday formally proposed that the Bombus affinis, or rusty patched bumblebee,...
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The rusty patched bumble bee has been chosen for federal protection as an endangered species. The bee is the first in the U.S. proposed for listing under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The bee’s population has plunged by more than 90 percent since the late 1990s. The rusty patch is one of 47...

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