Boyeria irene – Western Spectre

The range of Boyeria irene (Western Spectre) encompasses Iberia, southern France, Switzerland and Italy and parts of Morocco and Algeria. And, surprisingly, it can be found very locally in northern Germany.
While Western Spectres refuse to fly on clouded days, they prefer to fly in shaded locations: streams in forested or rocky areas. Their habitat preference makes them hard to photograph. The fact that they wear camouflage doesn’t make it any easier.