Sawfly orchid flower

Sawfly orchid flower

B535/0446 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Sawfly orchid flower (Ophrys tenthredinifera). This orchid is named for the distinctively shaped and marked part that resembles insects such as flies. This part of each flower is a specialised petal, called a lip (here green), that attracts pollinators. This orchid is found around the Mediterranean. It is a terrestrial orchid (one that grows in the ground). There are more than 30,000 species of orchids worldwide, many of which are grown as ornamental flowers. Photographed in southern Italy.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: biological, biology, botanical, botany, european, flower, flowering, fly, mediterranean, mimesis, mimic, nature, one, ophrys tenthredinifera, orchid, plant, reproduction, reproductive, sawfly orchid, single, temperate, terrestrial

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.