Four species of bumblebee were introduced to New Zealand, but one is found only in the South Island. Of the other three, one, Bombus terrestris, has a short tongue, meaning it's less effective at pollinating some types of flower. The bee in this photograph is one of the two long-tongued bumble bees (probably B. ruderatus — please correct me if I'm wrong).
[30 November 2013, Olympus OM-D EM-1, 60 mm f2.8 Macro , ISO 200, 1/1250 at f4]
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