- Jun 9, 2006
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- Leiper's Fork, TN
Compare this insect to the hover fly Ocyptamus antiphales on pg 364 of June 2011 Orchids magazine that pollinates phrag pearcei in Ecuador. Very similar.I read some text from Cribb 1988. He mentioned that some taxonomists believe that Paph and Phrag are fly-pollinated while Cyp is bee-pollinated.
Early this year, I found 3 times this one stuck in the pouch of exuls.
1. Is it bee or fly?
2. Why it die in the pouch?
3. Is it really a pollinator of exul?