Sighting

Russell Stanley 23 Apr 2017

Dark Midge Orchid and pollinators in the Little Desert

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Sighted 22 Apr 2017
Northern Break, Peronne VIC 3413, Australia

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Identifications

  • Russell Stanley 23 April 2017
    Corunastylis
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Monocotyledoneae: Asparagales: Orchidaceae: Corunastylis
    Russell Stanley says

    Lots of tiny red bottomed flies were mobbing a lone midge orchid. One of the flies was wearing pollen on its head.

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Notes

  • Russell Stanley 24 April 2017
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    Russell Stanley says

    Sorry Reiner - it was in deep shadow and I didn't get particularly close up.

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  • Reiner Richter 23 April 2017
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    Reiner Richter says

    Look at all those little guys. Do you have any good shots of the flies? Are they female?

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