This is a sculpt I created for a museum display a couple years ago. I really enjoyed the challenge of modeling the wasp (Zaspilothynnus nigripes) and the orchid (Drakea livida) and posing them and making them print ready although I never got to see the final print. I'm thinking of finishing this model and printing my own version. This is a great study in adaptation. The orchid emits a chemical signal that matches the pheromones of the female wasp. This tricks the male into trying to mate with the orchid (thinking its a female) and thus the orchid gets pollinated. The female of the species is wingless and the shape of the orchid flower is very similar to the body shape of the female.