Bumblebee to join endangered species list?

Franklin's bumblebee
Franklin's bumblebee

A conservation group has asked the federal government to add a bumblebee found only on the West Coast to the endangered species list.

In a petition filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and University of California at Davis entomologist Robbin Thorp are seeking to protect Franklin's bumble bee under the Endangered Species Act.