Rare Bumble Bee Found In Davenport

A bumble bee species on the federal endangered species list has been spotted in the Quad Cities.

The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee was found in Davenport earlier this month. The bee is the only one on the endangered species list.

The bee was once commonly found along the east coast from south Maine through Georgia. It was placed on the endangered list in 2013 because threats like herbicides and insecticide and decreased habitat

This is the first time it's ever been spotted in Davenport.

Bee on flower

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