Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera)

Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera)

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Caption: Fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera). The fly orchid is native to Britain and Europe, and particularly common in south-east and south-central England. It is so-called because of its resemblance to a fly, which is a strategy for attracting pollinating insects. It has upper petals that look like antenna, a blueish sheen mimicking a fly's wings, and waxy globules of pollen as yellow eyes. Photographed in Kent, England.

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