Natural History Photographs


Second stop on our way from Iraklion to Kerames. Just outside a village were some fallow fields which I explored, and where I found the first Ophrys species.
Asphodelus ramosus
Authority:Linnaeus, 1753
Italiano:asfodelo mediterraneo, asfodelo ramoso, asfodillo bianco, asta regia,
bastone reale, cibo bianco, porrancio
Español:asfódelo, gamón, gamonita, vara de San José
Ophrys bombyliflora
Authority:Link, 1800
Nederlands:Weidehommelorchis
English:Bumblebee orchid
Deutsch:Drohnenragwurz, Hummelragwurz
Français:ophrys bombyx, ophrys bourdon
Italiano:ofride fior di bombo
Español:flor de abeja, hierba de la avispa, moscas
Ceratina cucurbitina
Authority:(Rossi, 1792)
Deutsch:Schwarze Keulhornbiene
The bee's head is covered in orchid pollinia,
possibly from an Ophrys species.