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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes a species of bumble bee – the rusty patched bumble bee – should be under federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
26 September, 2016
The rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) has suffered a 90% decline over the last 20 years. (Photo Credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo/ Flickr)
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