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Sawfly orchid

Ophrys tenthredinifera


From the first orchids blooming in Attica, at the end of winter. Ηeight of approx. 30 cm and a flower rim around 15 mm. Despite their obvious differences, the two individuals presented here belong to the same species -Ophrys tenthredinifera-, known for its great diversity.


The specific plants were found in different sites: one on a rocky location with shrubs, at the edge of a pine forest the other.


Νative to the Mediterranean region and protected by the CITES Convention.

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maplemoth662 6 years ago

Good morning Tania17, and your welcome....🌻

Tania17 6 years ago

Good morning maplemoth and thank you!

maplemoth662 6 years ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful, colorful Orchid....🌻

maplemoth662 6 years ago

Photo No. 4: is a beautiful, outdoor photo....

Tania17 6 years ago

Thanks Daniele and Felix, thank you Project Noah for the honor.
Spring here is in full swing!

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 6 years ago

Nice one! Congrats.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

For some of us at least spring has sprung! Congratulations Tania, your Sawfly Orchid is our Spotting of the Day:

"Spotting of the Day! Spring has just begun in the Northern Hemisphere, yet a lot of Europe and North America is still shivering under a fresh blanket of snow. Further south in Greece though spring is well under way, with the first orchids blooming marking the end of winter. This beautiful Sawfly orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera) is a terrestrial orchid native to the Mediterranean region and protected by the CITES Convention. Orchids in the genus Ophrys are referred to as "bee orchids", due to their flowers mimicking the bodies of bees and other insects".



Tania17 6 years ago

Thank you AshleyT and Project Noah for the nomination!

AshleyT 6 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!

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Δημοτική Ενότητα Χολαργού, Αττική, Greece

Spotted on Feb 25, 2018
Submitted on Feb 26, 2018

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