Plants and Animals

Bombus auricomus Black and gold bumble bee

Key Characteristics

No information available.

Status and Rank

US Status: No Status/Not Listed
State Status: SC - Special Concern (rare or uncertain; not legally protected)
Global Rank: G4G5 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from apparently secure to secure
State Rank: SNR - Not ranked


CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Allegan 1 1964
Barry 3 2016
Benzie 1 1954
Berrien 1 1915
Cass 2 2013
Clinton 1 1955
Genesee 1 1959
Hillsdale 2 1975
Huron 1 1920
Ingham 4 2013
Ionia 3 2015
Jackson 2 2005
Kalamazoo 7 2017
Kent 2 1933
Lenawee 8 2018
Livingston 3 2017
Macomb 1 1937
Monroe 3 1976
Montcalm 1 2016
Muskegon 1 1930
Oceana 1 1934
Ottawa 1 2015
Saginaw 1 2018
Shiawassee 1 1948
St. Joseph 2 1966
Van Buren 1 2014
Washtenaw 4 2010

Information is summarized from MNFI's database of rare species and community occurrences. Data may not reflect true distribution since much of the state has not been thoroughly surveyed.


No information available.

Natural Community Types

  • Unknown

For each species, lists of natural communities were derived from review of the nearly 6,500 element occurrences in the MNFI database, in addition to herbarium label data for some taxa. In most cases, at least one specimen record exists for each listed natural community. For certain taxa, especially poorly collected or extirpated species of prairie and savanna habitats, natural community lists were derived from inferences from collection sites and habitat preferences in immediately adjacent states (particularly Indiana and Illinois). Natural communities are not listed for those species documented only from altered or ruderal habitats in Michigan, especially for taxa that occur in a variety of habitats outside of the state.

Natural communities are not listed in order of frequency of occurrence, but are rather derived from the full set of natural communities, organized by Ecological Group. In many cases, the general habitat descriptions should provide greater clarity and direction to the surveyor. In future versions of the Rare Species Explorer, we hope to incorporate natural community fidelity ranks for each taxon.

Management Recommendations

No information available.

Survey Methods

No information available.