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Bumble Bee Orchid

Ophrys bombyliflora


Orchid with a slim stem up to 15 cm and a few small flowers with a lip size of about 1cm.


The specific population of about 20 plants was located in a semi-shady place free from high vegetation which is currently orgiastic.


It is a cute member of the genus Ophrys that some say resembles a small animal and due to its size and brown colour of the flower is pretty difficult to be spotted.

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Tania17 2 years ago

Thank you so much Jae!

Jae 2 years ago

Congrats on the nomination, Tania17! Beautiful serie of photos.

Tania17 2 years ago

Thanks Tukup!

Tukup 2 years ago

Great find Tania. And congratulations on the nomination.

Tania17 2 years ago

Thank you SukanyaDatta!

SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Congrats on the nomination!

Tania17 2 years ago

Thank you very much for the nomination!
Although Ophrys bombyliflora is not an endangered species, the very small size of both, plant and the flower, as well as the brown color, make it very indistinguishable and therefore pretty rare.
Thus, last year's finding which was a new place for Attica, had a special significance.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Tania17 3 years ago

Thank you Zlatan!

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

Wow! Gorgeous one.

Tania17 3 years ago

Thanks, I really enjoyed photographing this teddy bear!

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Cute spotting!

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Ntrafi, Greece

Spotted on Mar 13, 2020
Submitted on Apr 10, 2020

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