Another Ophrys species from Crete. There are two yellow ophrys-species to be found on Crete - and the differences between those two are very small for human eyes - it took us a week before we knew how to keep them seperated (but apparently bees don't have that problem beause they have a different pollinator). Ophrys sicula (Small yellow Ophrys) shown in this picture, is a very delicate plant with a thin stem. Diameter of the lip is normally less than 10mm.
Spili (Crete - Greece) - 08/04/2010
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