Rusty Patched Bumblebee placed on endangered species list

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 08:18PM
A bumblebee is seen in this undated image. (KGO-TV)
A threatened species of bumblebees is now on the endangered species list for the first time in the continental U.S.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the Rusty Patch Bumblebee as officially endangered Tuesday.

Rusty Patch Bumblebees used to live across 28 states, but are now down to just 13.

They were supposed to be declared endangered last month, but an executive order from President Trump on new regulations delayed it.

An environmental group sued to end that delay.
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