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Butterfly Records

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O = egg, L = caterpillar, P = pupa

Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (200 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Reported by Niall Griffin. 200+ larvae in Alder Marsh ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Also one lizard. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Comma (1) , Arklow , Wicklow, 22/Mar/2015
[ Comma at Grid ref, RA about 1 km further west. Comma feeding on vegetable skins/ potato peels and discarded waste, photos to follow. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Armore Beach, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
John Coveney: Red Admiral (1) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 22/Mar/2015
[ See my blog post at http://www.johncoveney.ie/blog/2015/3/first-flutterby-of-the-year ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 22/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 21/Mar/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyleix GIY allotment, Laois, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Bandon, Cork, 21/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) , Beechwood, Pollerton, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
[ Flying through garden. 13C sunny and midday ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (8) Comma (9) , Borris, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 21/Mar/2015
[ Between 11.00 and 14.30, in the warm sheltered sunshine. All 3 STs showing signs of wear, prior to emergence from hibernation. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 21/Mar/2015
John Cullen: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullindery, Wexford, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcestown, Cork, 19/Mar/2015
[ Sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Kilmore Hotel Cavan, Cavan, 19/Mar/2015
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Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 19/Mar/2015
[ Another beautifull day in West Cork. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (3) , Knockrower, Killarney National Park, Kerry, 18/Mar/2015
[ Sunny and warm all day,mountain moorland with scattered trees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Athy, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Anne Reid ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 18/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ First sighting in the home garden, photographed by the good lady. ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Mar/2015
[ We are off ! ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Mar/2015
[ flying about on a beautiful sunny day ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Raven, Wexford, 18/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ in my garden ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Douglas., Cork, Mid, 17/Mar/2015
[ Just out of hibernation. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Mar/2015
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 14/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Mar/2015
[ on a heather in the garden. First really nice sunny day ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Near CRC Clontarf, Dublin, 11/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Brendan Rogers ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Mar/2015
[ basking on rhododendron.11c and sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 10/Mar/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Kildare, 10/Mar/2015
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Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Courtmacsherry, Cork, West, 10/Mar/2015
[ Feeding on Dandelions on the pier in sunny weather. ]
Bernard Brewer: Brimstone (1) , PRIVATE GARDEN TULLAMORE, Offaly, 10/Mar/2015
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naas Race course, Kildare, 08/Mar/2015
[ small tortoiseshell was inside main building at race course. Observed also by Luke, Joe + Peter Geraty ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Mar/2015
[ Small Tortoiseshell flying strongly around sheltered bed of young nettles. !2.30 in sunshine and 10 degrees ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin, 07/Mar/2015
[ On the wing in bright sunshine. Could it be a hibernating awakening? ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
[ 1.20 pm calm and sunny 10 deg. Quite worn. ]
Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Feb/2015
[ Unidentified white butterfly also seen. ]
David Cooke: Red Admiral (1) , Currabinny Wood., Cork, Mid, 25/Feb/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Feb/2015
[ 11.00 am sunny 10 deg. RA small but pristine nectaring on hebe. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 14/Feb/2015
[ Sunny. Ten degrees C. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) , Raven, Wexford, 14/Feb/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney , Kerry, 14/Feb/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, East, 07/Feb/2015
[ ST Observed by Akke fluttering on inside of kitchen window presumable having emerged from hibernating in fold of kitchen curtains. Allowed ST to fly off outside. Temp. 9C. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1900 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 06/Feb/2015
[ 47 webs at 40per web. Also a short eared owl. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (30 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jan/2015
[ One web with about 30 larvae. Seems a bit early. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) , The Raven Point, Wexford, 22/Jan/2015
[ 21 degrees in sun & 14 degrees in the shade. ]
Marilyn Farrell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glen Minard Lispole, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (1) , Raven, Wexford, 02/Jan/2015
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