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Ophrys ferrum-equinum with her ... elf! After a research, all experts agreed that the mysterious creature is a Bisctutella didyma, with its two biscuits somewhat mature. Οn photo 3 however, you can see Bisctutella fresh and cool (it is from 21/2/18). Ophrys ferrum-equinum now, begins to appear in large numbers these days (see them wet in photo 4,5). In photos 4 and 5, the yelow 'tie' is what (called polimium) an insect may have left on, after 'having sex' with our beautiful Ophrys! In fact, polimium is a coherent mass of pollen grains that is the product of each anther lobe of some flowers, especially orchids. Pollinia are often attached to, and carried by, pollinating insects. Pollination occurs when insects carrying pollinia visit another flower and deposit pollen on the stigma.
In phrygana and grasslands.
Native ig Greece. Protection: CITES Convention
Lat: 37.96, Long: 23.92
Spotted on Mar 2, 2018
Submitted on Mar 3, 2018
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