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Večerna senca (Boyeria irene)

• Scientific name: Boyeria irene (Fonscolombe, 1838)
• English name: Western Spectre
• German name: Westliche Geisterlibelle
• French name: Aeschne paisible
• Dutch name: Schemerlibel
• Swedish name: N/A
• Norwegian name: N/A
• Finnish name: N/A
• Danish name: N/A
• Italian name: Dragone spettro
• Czech name: N/A
• Slovenian name: Večerna senca
• Bulgarian name: N/A
• Typical length: 63-71 mm
• Hindwing: 39-45 mm

Večerna senca (Boyeria irene)

Distribution map

Map data based on J.-P. Boudot & V. J. Kalkman (eds.),
Atlas of the European Dragonflies and Damselflies

The Western Spectre is a remarkably unremarkable, dull-coloured dragonfly. It's a southern European species which occurs only in Iberia, Southern France and Italy where its preferred habitat consists of slow-flowing rivers and streams with trees growing right on the water's edge. Boyeria irene is most easily recognised by its low, slow, zigzagging, inquisitive flight; the male will closely search the river bank where ovipositing females may be laying their eggs in tree roots. Besides this behaviour, the species' only physical distinguishing feature is its highly effective camouflage colours of green and brown.

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14 / 20; PhotoID: Dr672 05/07/2007 11:10 Italija F5.6 1/160 180mm ISO400 Canon30D -Crop -Flash MF
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18 / 20; PhotoID: Dr1246 15/08/2009 15:25 Italija F5.6 1/80 180mm ISO800 Canon50D -Crop -Flash MF
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