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OrchidCaladenia atrovespa   

Green-comb Spider Orchid at Aranda Bushland

Caladenia atrovespa at Aranda Bushland - 17 Oct 2015

Identification history

Orchid Caladenia atrovespa 18 Oct 2015 TonyWood
Orchid Caladenia atrovespa 17 Oct 2015 MattM

Author's notes

Four seen in flower. Very close to another bumper patch. This one had a little wasp/fly on it!


   17 Oct 2015
You probably photographed the pollinator Matt, awesome shot...
MattM wrote:
   17 Oct 2015
I like how the wasp almost looks as if it's trying to imitate the orchid's shape.
   19 Oct 2015
Didn't get to see the image until now because it doesn't show up well on my phone. It's actually a Tephritid fly, the Thynnoides which pollinate these orchids are much bigger and all black.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 17 Oct 2015 2:38 PM Recorded on
  • MattM Recorded by
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