Bumble Bees (Bombus sp.)Order : Hymenoptera
Bumble bees are large insects, up to 25 mm in length. There are four different species in New Zealand and were introduced for pollination of clover. They mainly feed on nectar and pollen.
There nests are usually located underground and they can sting to defend themselves.
On the right there is a photo of bumblebees making a nest in pink bats.