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Boyeria irene01.jpg
Western spectre (Boyeria irene)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Family: Aeshnidae
Genus: Boyeria
McLachlan, 1896

Boyeria is a genus of dragonfly in the family Aeshnidae, commonly called spotted darners. They occur in temperate North America and Eurasia.[1]

The name Boyeria commemorates the French entymologist Etienne Laurent Joseph Hippolyte Boyer de Fonscolombe[2]

The genus contains the following seven described species:[3]


  1. ^ Paulson, Dennis R. (2009). Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West. Princeton University Press. ISBN 0-691-12281-4. 
  2. ^ Berger, Cynthia (2004). Dragonflies: Wild Guide. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-2971-0. 
  3. ^ Martin Schorr; Martin Lindeboom; Dennis Paulson. "World Odonata List". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved 3 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ Boudot, J.-P. (2009). "Boyeria cretensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "North American Odonata". University of Puget Sound. 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Checklist, English common names". Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 

External links[edit]

Richard Gabb - European Dragonfly Photos - Western Spectre – Boyeria irene