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While Ophrys lutea has a rather big labellum with a length of about 16 mm in most parts of Sicily, the Ophrys lutea in the region of S. Stefano Quisquina has a small labellum of only about 12 mm length, which is hardly bigger than that of Ophrys sicula. Perhaps this is Ophrys phryganae, which can usually be found in the Eastern Mediterranean. Perpaps it's only a local variation of Ophrys lutea s.str.

Ophrys phryganae ?, Sicily S. Stefano Quisquina 13.4.99 Ophrys phryganae ?, Sicily S. Stefano Quisquina 13.4.99  
 
 
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