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The small genus Ophrys is a group of about twenty species of terrestrial or ground orchids from central to south Europe, north Africa, Asia Minor, up to the Caucasus Mountains[?]. They are referred to as the 'Bee orchids' beacause of their flowers supposed resemblance (some species) to the furry bodied Bumble Bee[?] and other insects.

Below are a few examples of the genus:

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