Ophrys insectifera

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Ophrys insectifera


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Orchidoideae
Tribus: Orchideae
Subtribus: Orchidinae
Genus: Ophrys
Species: Ophrys insectifera
Subspecies: (2)
O. i. subsp. aymoninii – O. i. subsp. insectifera
Nothosubspecies: (1)
O. i. nothosubsp. tytecaeana


Ophrys insectifera L., Sp. Pl.: 948 (1753)


  • Homotypic
    • Orchis insectifera (L.) Crantz, Stirp. Austr. Fasc., ed. 2, 2: 481. (1769)
  • Heterotypic
    • Ophrys insectifera var. myodes L., Sp. Pl.: 849 (1753)
    • Ophrys myodes (L.) Jacq., Misc. Austriac. 2: 273 (1781), nom. illeg.
    • Epipactis myodes (Jacq.) F.W.Schmidt, Samml. Phys.-Ökon. Aufs. 1: 248 (1795)
    • Malaxis myodes (Jacq.) Bernh., Syst. Verz.: 315 (1800)
    • Orchis myodes (Jacq.) Bernh., Syst. Verz.: 315 (1800}


  • Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 2: 948.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2001) Orchidoideae (Part 1). Genera Orchidacearum 2: 327 ff. Oxford University Press.
  • Galán Cela, P. & Gamarra, R. (2003) Check List of the Iberian and Balearic Orchids 2. Anales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid 60: 309–329.
  • Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2005) Flora Iberica 21: 1–366. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • Pedersen, H.Æ. & Faurholdt, N. (2007) Ophrys. The Bee Orchids of Europe: 1–297. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Curtis, T. & Thompson, R. (2009) The orchids of Ireland: 1–160. National Museums of Northern Ireland, Cultra, Holywood.
  • G.I.R.O.S. (2009) Orchidee d'Italia: 1–303. Il Castello srl, Italy.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2011. Ophrys insectifera in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2011 Nov 08.
  • Emonocot.org 2014. Ophrys insectifera in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 20.
  • Tropicos.org 2. Ophrys insectifera . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2 Feb. 2012.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2012. Ophrys insectifera. Published online. Accessed 2.Feb. 2012.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Eastern Europe
      • Baltic States, Belarus, Central European Russia, East European Russia, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, Ukraine.
    • Regional: Middle Europe
      • Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland.
    • Regional: Northern Europe
      • Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden.
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Yugoslavia.
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Spain.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Офрыс насякоманосная
български: Муховидна пчелица
čeština: tořič hmyzonosný
Cymraeg: Tegeirian y clêr
Deutsch: Fliegen-Ragwurz
English: Fly orchid, fly orchid
español: orquídea mosca
eesti: Kärbesõis
suomi: Kimalaisorho
français: Ophrys mouche, ophrys mouche
hornjoserbsce: Muchowa orchija
magyar: légybangó
italiano: Moscaria
lietuvių: Musinis ofris
latviešu: Mušu ofrīda
norsk bokmål: Flueblom
Nederlands: Vliegenorchis, vliegenorchis
polski: dwulistnik muszy
русский: Офрис насекомоносная
slovenčina: hmyzovník muchovitý
svenska: Flugblomster
українська: Офрис комахоносний

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