Ophrys sphegodes

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Synonyms for Ophrys sphegodes

spring-blooming spider orchid having a flower with yellow or green or pink sepals and a broad brown velvety lip

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The odor wafting from the small, reddish-brown blooms of the European Ophrys sphegodes drives male bees of the species Andrena nigroaenea into such a frenzy that they try to mate with the blossoms.
Similar results were found with the orchid Ophrys sphegodes, where individuals persisted underground for 1-2 or even 5 yr (Hutchings 1987).
However, in the UK, Himantoglossum hircinum has recently begun increasing again, as has Ophrys sphegodes.
Similar probabilities of remaining absent (80%) were observed for Ophrys sphegodes (Hutchings, 1989).