ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
PETITIONED: 2021 (Center for Biological Diversity)
RANGE: Lower 48 states; south into Mexico; north into Ontario, Canada
THREATS: Habitat degradation through agricultural expansion, disease spillover and spread, pesticide contamination and climate change
POPULATION TREND: The American bumblebee has disappeared from at least eight states in the northern part of its range in the past 20 years. This once very common species has declined 89% in relative abundance across its range.