Large Garden bumblebee (Bombas ruderatus )
or Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)
with pollen on legs.
Photo2 shows yellow on both sides of segment
Several bumblebees on hebe, only one with pollen on legs.
Subgenus Megabombus not selectable
UPDATE: distribution in link
id photos: http://www.nzbct.org.nz/bee-informed
B. hortorum long head, scruffy http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id126171/
B. terrestris short head http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/local-flies/bumble-bee-bombus-terrestris.html
a great deal about bumbles: https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/flight-of-the-bumblebee/
B. ruderatus long head, yellow fringe
B. ruderatus ye fringe, pollen on hairs: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1100081
Found dead on the ground.
So hard to get in focus!
This is the bumblebee from the previous Observation.
A bumblebee on a dandelion. The Dandelion is the next observation.
Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. The queen is 2–2.7 cm long, while the workers are 1½–2 cm. The latter are characterized by their white-ended abdomens and look (apart from their yellowish bands being darker in direct comparison) just like those of the white-tailed bumblebee, B. lucorum, a close relative. The queens of B. terrestris have the namesake buff-white abdomen ("tail") tip; this area is...