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The Butterfly Orchid

Look at this gorgeous flower! Oh, you thought it was a butterfly? Well, that’s why the flower wants you to think. Or rather, it wants to attract pollinating butterflies by looking like an attractive butterfly. Meet Psychopsis papilio, also known as the Butterfly orchid. There are four species of this highly-coveted orchid, which you can see in all its glory at Kuriositas. -via the Presurfer

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