Plants and Animals

Bombus fervidus Yellow 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: G3G4 - Rank is uncertain, ranging from vulnerable to apparently secure
State Rank: S3 - Vulnerable


CountyNumber of OccurrencesYear Last Observed
Barry 1 2022
Berrien 2 2022
Calhoun 1 2021
Cass 2 2022
Clinton 1 2021
Genesee 2 2020
Gratiot 2 2021
Hillsdale 1 2020
Ingham 1 2023
Ionia 2 2021
Jackson 2 2021
Kalamazoo 3 2022
Kent 2 2021
Lenawee 2 2020
Newaygo 1 2021
Oakland 2 2023
Schoolcraft 1 2020
St. Joseph 1 2021
Tuscola 1 2022
Van Buren 2 2022
Washtenaw 3 2021
Wayne 1 2020
Wexford 1 2021

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.