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King Ferdinand's Orchid

By mattberry    
King Ferdinand's Orchid Ophrys regis-ferdinandii taken today on the island of Rhodes, Greece. This uncommon species is found on just a handful of eastern Aegean islands and limited parts of Turkey.

It is also known as Earwig Orchid due to its insect like appearance.

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

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TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 9:42PM
Lovely shot, Matt - this is a new one on me!

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mossy 5 46 1 England
2 Apr 2013 9:51PM
Thats a new one for me Matt, can understand the Earwig comparison.
johnke 5 223 15
2 Apr 2013 10:08PM
A lovely image Matt and pin sharp...John
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Apr 2013 11:05PM
How fascinating, thought from far it was a pollinator landing in the flower!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Apr 2013 11:34PM
A rarity no doubt, first time I've seen one Matt !!
Ayoob 7 Australia
3 Apr 2013 4:11AM
Beautifulful flower and beautifully captured, Matt......Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
3 Apr 2013 6:16AM
Not seen one of these, Matt, an extraordinary orchid, and so much like a earwig, too Smile Carol
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
3 Apr 2013 10:58AM
Thanks for your comments everyone Smile If ever an Orchid species was deemed to be cool, this would be one of them I think!

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
3 Apr 2013 11:06AM
Great find Matt and superbly captured as always.

3 Apr 2013 11:21PM
Excellent capture !

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