Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera)

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Caption: Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) flowers which have evolved to look like a female bee sitting on a flower. The intention is to achieve pollination by fooling the male bee into attempting to mate with the flower.

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