Scientist says state has ‘success stories’ of endangered bumblebees

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Scientist Jason Robinson seeks answers to the Illinois mystery of the rusty patched bumblebee.

An entomologist with the Illinois Natural History Survey (IHNS), Robinson is surveying the state for populations of rusty patched bumblebees, listed as an endangered species by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The INHS insect collection has recorded 19 species of bumblebees from Illinois.

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