Orchid Pollination Video by Jean Claessens

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This video clip shows wasp pollination of Violet Helleborine (Epipactis purpurata).
Note the drunken fall at the end of the video caused by naturally fermented nectar in the orchid!

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More orchid pollination videos from Jean Claessens:

Wasp Pollination of Broad-leaved Helleborine

Honey Bee Pollination of Broad-leaved Helleborine

Butterfly pollination of Fragrant Orchid

Pollination of Common Twayblade by various insects

Flies visiting Ghost Orchid