Flowering period
April - June
Threat status ?
Critically endangered
Dry meadow
Scientific name
Ophrys sphegodes

early spider orchid

LB: Spannen-Aperhoerorchidee FR: ophrys araignée DE: Große Spinnen-Ragwurz

The lip of the early spider orchid strongly resembles a spider to humans, but instead the pollination is carried out here by sand bees. The early spider orchid is found on dry, sunny calcareous grasslands and is the rarest ragwort species in Luxembourg.
Observations on GBIF.org: green-blue: before 2005, yellow-orange: after 2005, darker colour indicates more observations.