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Earwig Orchid

By mattberry    
The Earwig Orchid or King Ferdinand's Orchid Ophrys regis-fernandii

Found only on a few eastern Aegean islands and limited areas of mainland Turkey, this is a beautiful and curious looking orchid. Here I present a close up of one of the flowers, to demonstrate the insect-like appearance that gave it one of its common names.

Thanks for looking!

Tags: Orchid Greece Rhodes Wildlife and nature Greenwings Matt berry Ophrys regis-ferdinandii King ferdinand Orchid odyssey

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5 Apr 2013 12:17AM
Beautiful marking,stunning shot..lin

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Apr 2013 5:48AM
Perfect detail, Matt, showing exactly how this unusual orchid got its nickname. Carol
johnke 5 223 15
5 Apr 2013 6:08AM
Pin Sharp Matt, awesome...John
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
5 Apr 2013 7:13AM
An amazing flower, brilliantly caught!
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 2:43PM
Superb shot, Matt.
5 Apr 2013 3:58PM
Impressive capture, Matt!
ann_g 14 19 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2013 9:58PM

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