I found this orchid last year. It was flowering in mid-August. I have video (somewhere) showing that it is pollinated via wasps. The pollen cap is glued to the wasp and carried to the next flower. The flower is not as brightly colored as the one photo. The vivid colors are a result of a circular polarizing filter on the camera. The color is accurate just less saturated.
I consulted everyone I could find including the boy scout nature guide, the local townspeople and countless books and websites. Nobody has been able to I.d. It. In fact all the locals said they had never seen it.
I have tried getting help from a few universities and a botanical garden. I never heard a word back. I suppose I don’t have the right address or my email is mistaken for spam.
The photo location is in mid-Maine and I found the orchid growing in several clusters spread around a hillside near moisture.