Time for orchids at summer camp – part two. My little Cattleya Dahlenburg Mini had a curious visitor yesterday while hanging outside soaking up some rays. The tiny hoverfly crawled into the flower many times before he decided that the back the flower was where all the action was. He sat there for a long time and his body was, ehm, undulating strangely. Hey, what can I say? I call ’em like I see ’em… Obviously a pollinator with some serious navigational issues… but then again, it probably was the first Cattleya this little guy had ever seen as it is not a common occurrence in Swedish gardens after all.
A pollinator with gyroscope troubles
About the Author: Karma
Karma is a digital nomad graphic artist and writer, orchid nerd and long-distance hiker from Gothenburg, Sweden. Former editor-in-chief for the Swedish Orchid Society magazine, published internationally and held lectures on orchid culture.
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