Flowering period
May - June
Threat status ?
Near threatened
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Ophrys insectifera

fly orchid

LB: Mécken-Aperhoerorchidee FR: ophrys mouche DE: Fliegen-Ragwurz

The flower of the fly orchid does not imitate a fly, but deceives male ragwort cicada wasps with its scent, which can be perceived for miles. Even the orientation of the flower hairs matches that of a female wasp. The fly orchid is found on dry, warm calcareous grasslands in the Gutland.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.