Plants and Animals

Bombus borealis Northern amber 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: S3 - Vulnerable

Occurrences

CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Alcona 3 2018
Alger 5 2020
Allegan 1 1936
Alpena 3 2016
Antrim 1 2020
Arenac 2 2016
Baraga 6 2018
Barry 1 1961
Bay 3 2016
Benzie 1 1958
Berrien 1 2014
Calhoun 2 1966
Charlevoix 2 1956
Cheboygan 10 2018
Chippewa 6 2018
Clare 1 1976
Clinton 1 1955
Delta 10 2020
Dickinson 7 2020
Eaton 1 1956
Emmet 10 2018
Gladwin 1 1949
Gogebic 4 2020
Grand Traverse 1 1926
Gratiot 1 2016
Houghton 3 2018
Huron 2 2017
Ingham 2 1970
Iosco 2 2017
Iron 7 2020
Jackson 1 1955
Kalamazoo 2 2019
Kalkaska 3 2016
Keweenaw 3 2020
Lake 1 2015
Leelanau 4 2017
Lenawee 2 1966
Livingston 2 1980
Luce 3 2018
Mackinac 10 2020
Macomb 1 1966
Manistee 1 1934
Marquette 4 2020
Mason 1 1915
Mecosta 1 1947
Menominee 3 2020
Missaukee 2 2016
Montmorency 2 2018
Oakland 1 1961
Oceana 2 2017
Ontonagon 5 2020
Osceola 1 2015
Otsego 1 1908
Ottawa 1 1912
Presque Isle 2 1964
Schoolcraft 6 2020
St. Clair 2 1966
Van Buren 1 2016
Washtenaw 1 1958
Wayne 1 1921
Wexford 6 2018

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.

Habitat

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.