Ophrys tenthrenidifera

Sawfly orchid; Ophrys guÍpe; Wespenragwurz; Ofride fior di vespa

Widespread in the Mediterranean region.

A strikingly handsome orchid of scrub and garigue.

Top 2 photographs: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Paul Hackney.

Upper middle photograph: Gargano peninsula, E Italy, 2002.
© Alan Hill.

Lower middle photograph: Andalucia, S Spain 1992.
© Alan Hill.

Bottom photograph: Near Almeria, S Spain 2005.
© John Page.

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