Fly Orchid Pollinator
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Fly Orchids (Ophrys insectifera) attract male Digger Wasps (Argogorytes mystaceus) with a scent which closely resembles the female wasp's pheromone. Males attempt to copulate with the orchid. During this process pollinia become attached, which may be carried to the stigma of another flower, completing pollination.