I found these setting up in my Leaf Cutter, Solitary Bee house
Wasp on a pohutukawa flower.
Wasp visiting a pohutukawa tree.
Another type of wasp visiting the pohutukawa tree.
A wasp (I think) visiting a pohutukawa tree.
The Vespidae are a large (nearly 5,000 species), diverse, cosmopolitan family of wasps, including nearly all the known eusocial wasps (such as Polistes annularis) and many solitary wasps. Each social wasp colony includes a queen and a number of female workers with varying degrees of sterility relative to the queen. In temperate social species, colonies usually only last one year, dying at the onset of winter. New queens and males (drones) are produced towards the end...