|Scientific Name:||Ophrys insectifera|
Ophrys muscifera Hudson
Orchis muscaria Scop.
Orchis myodes (Jacq.) Bernhard
Orchis musciflora Schrank
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Fay, M. & Bilz, M.|
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
Ophrys insectifera is widespread and occurs in several locations in
Ophrys insectifera is a central European species, stretching from
Native:Albania; Andorra; Austria; Belarus; Belgium; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland)); Hungary; Ireland; Italy (Italy (mainland)); Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Moldova; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation (Central European Russia, East European Russia, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Baleares, Spain (mainland)); Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
|Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||4411735|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||1700|
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Ophrys insectifera is widespread in the central European region but sometimes quite rare. The trend of the populations remains unknown (Pederson and Faurholdt 2007, Delforge 1995). It is locally declining, for example, in the United Kingdom.
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Ophrys insectifera can typically be found in fens, grassland, verges, open pine woods and wooded meadows, rarely on peat-bogs. This orchid grows in dry to wet, calcareous to neutral soil in full sunlight to light shade. The flowering time of the species takes place from May to July (Pederson and Faurholdt 2007, Delforge 1995).
|Use and Trade:||There are no known uses.|
Ophrys insectifera is affected by urbanisation, construction work and residential building (Pederson and Faurholdt 2007).
All orchid species are included under Annex B of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This orchid is listed as Critically Endangered on the Bulgarian red list (Petrova and Vladimirov 2009) and Vulnerable on the Croatian red list (Nikolić and Topić 2005), but Least Concern on the French red list (UICN France et al. 2010). Recommended conservation measures for Ophrys insectifera are:
|Citation:||Rankou, H. 2011. Ophrys insectifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T175957A7153465. . Downloaded on 01 May 2016.|
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