The Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera) is rare in the UK and Ireland and is restricted to a few places in the southern parts of both countries. It is also found in many European countries.
This orchid is a wonderful example of how orchid flowers imitate insects in order to ensure pollination. This one fools flies into thinking that they are the female of the fly species.
Taken in Kent last June on a great day out in the company of Mike(Greyheron) and Steve(SteveMackay)
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload with a special thank you to Pete for the HC - made my day, Pete Great way to end 2013