Florac and faunac

mike wilson m.9.wilson at ntlworld.com
Mon Jul 5 16:05:17 EDT 2010

Bob W wrote:

> [...]
>>>< http://www.web-options.com/Causse/ >
>>>Comments welcome, but please note I already know I'm no Ansel Adams!
>>Carline thistle Carlina acaulis
>>Scarce swallowtail Papilio podalirius
>>(and previous) Black-veined white Aporia crataegi
>>I'm not even going to hazard a guess at the orchids.
> I'm very impressed that you got those thistles and the butterflies/moth
> right. When I described the swallowtail to Alastair and Masha they both
> immediately suggested hawk moth. Whatever. It was a lovely friendly little
> creature with a very graceful soaring flight, almost never flapping its
> wings.
> The orchids were quite common. Alastair seemed to like them, but also did
> not know more precisely what they are. I didn't even know they were orchids.

Orchids are the bonobos of the plant world.  If you have two species 
growing in a place there will be 57 different hybrids, also.

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