Near and middle east, including Anatolia and Cyprus.
Probably best regarded as a subspecies of Ophrys sphegodes. In Cyprus it intergrades with O. mammosa
(O. sphegodes subsp. mammosa), and may also not be specifically distinct from O. sintenisii (O. sphegodes subsp. sintenisii).
Photographs: W Cyprus, 2004.
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