At least eight varieties and forms of the Bee Orchid have been identified in Britain. The flowers of Ophrys apifera var. chlorantha lack the red-brown pigments, having white sepals and a greenish-yellow lip marked with white. It is recorded from Sussex, Middlesex, Essex and Yorkshire. This specimen, one of around a dozen recorded, from within the South Downs National Park.
Lang, D., 2004. Britain’s Orchids. Old Basing, Hampshire: WILDGuides Ltd., pp. 150-153.