fly orchid

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fly orchid

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(Plants) a European orchid, Ophrys insectifera, whose flowers resemble and attract certain wasps: found in wood margins and scrub on lime-rich soils
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Noun1.fly orchid - any of several dwarf creeping orchids with small bizarre insect-like hairy flowers on slender stalks
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Trichoceros, Trichoceros - small genus of small epiphytic or terrestrial orchids of tropical South America
2.fly orchid - European orchid whose flowers resemble flies
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
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Whistling oyster catchers, keening red kites, roaring deer, tunnel-web spiders, a huge pike, rare fly orchids, ferns, moths and butterflies, plus a crow sliding down his tent roof were among Mike's other companions.
In the meantime, it's still easy to spot bee and fly orchids, which are happy to seed themselves in the disturbed ground of the disused quarries, a relic of the long history of industrial use of limestone in the area.