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Trichoceros sp.

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    Default Trichoceros sp.

    This little beauty makes me laugh: it is so funny to me: the flower is insect mimics, probably mimicking some kind of fly for the purposes of pollination, I guess. And the flower is upside-down.
    It is labeled as Trichoceros sp. Any idea what kind of species?
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    sorry cant help...just admire your shots!

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    I think you are right, it looks like some insect. Mimicry is quite commonn in the Orphys family, e.g. Orphys insectifera.

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    The first and 3 exactly like spider with a huge abdomen ready to catch the prey in the ambush position.Thanks for sharing I like it.

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    How weird and cool. Love your photographs of this guy. Wish I could help with the identification. Hopefully someone that grows it will see it and tell you.

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    Trichoceros antennifer ?
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