The fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera) is one of the most peculiar orchids. The small flowers resembles an insect to attract them for pollination, and the plant also releases the scent of female insects to attract the right pollinator to accomplish fertilization. It mimics a vasp of the genus Gorytes. They lure the insect by acting as a dummy female. This is an excample of the important relationship between many orchids and specialized insects. And an excample of how everything is linked in nature.
The fly orchid is the only Ophrys orchid in Norway, and it can be found in 6 of the 18 counties. The fly orchid is a threatened species some places but not everywere, but it is protected in many countries. I found this one about at the same place as the ladyslipper orchid. There are more photos of wild orchids in my photo gallery.
I didn’t see any of the pollinating vasps, only mosquitoes. Like this one, resting on a budding orchid, on a Common twayblade (Listera ovata). Probably ready to attack.