Ophrys speculum

Ophrys speculum
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Ophrys speculum Link Mirror orchid
Portugal, distrito de Faro, Alvor.
3/18/2017
ME020'01-170318039'JJK
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The orchid is pollinated exclusively by the male wasp Dasyscolia ciliata. The flower strongly resembles the own-species females (brownish hairs, scent, sky reflection as in the insect wings). The evolved resemblances (mimicry) are so efficient that the wasp males often "copulate" with flowers.