Golden Moths (Diuris chryseopsis)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Oct), favours moist grassy areas in open forest and woodland.

Distinctive orchid having fragrant flowers, often grows in loose colonies.  Also known as 'Snake Orchid'.

The colourful flowers of the Diuris genus appear to be pollinated mainly by small bees but syrphiid flies and beetles may also be pollinators.


Small Mosquito Orchid (Acianthus pusillus)

Flowers in Autumn/Winter (Mar - Jul), favours heathland, open forest and woodland - generally in shaded sandy soils.

A common small orchid which can grow in dense colonies, usually with a low proportion of flowering plants.

Pollination is said to be by small flies.


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