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OrchidBunochilus umbrinus

Broad-sepaled Leafy Greenhood

3 images

Bunochilus umbrinus at Suppressed - 1 Sep 2018
Bunochilus umbrinus at Suppressed - 1 Sep 2018
Bunochilus umbrinus at Suppressed - 1 Sep 2018

Identification history

Orchid Bunochilus umbrinus 11 Sep 2018 TonyWood
Orchid Bunochilus umbrinus 11 Sep 2018 PeterR

Author's notes

The flower had two of these flies landing on it frequently but briefly as it was windy. Not certain if it was a pollinator.

2 comments

   11 Sep 2018
Great photo thanks Peter - I gather gnats like this do pollinate this group - Tony is this likely to be a pollinator and has it been attracted to the orchid because of a pheromone produced by the plant?
TonyWood wrote:
   11 Sep 2018
Hi Michael, yes could possibly be a pollinator. I'll ask Tobias.

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Species information

  • Highly Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 1 Sep 2018 12:52 PM Recorded on
  • PeterR Recorded by
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