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Sawfly Orchid

Ophrys tenthredinifera

Description:

Flowers about 2.5cm in diameter and 15cm tall. The flower resembles a sawfly, hence the name. Apparently, it attracts male bees of the Eucera genus, and not sawflies.

Habitat:

Among coastal scrub on limestone cliffs.

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Felix Fleck
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Felix Fleck

Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on Jan 12, 2019
Submitted on Jan 12, 2019

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