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George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Red Admiral (19) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Amazing Grace Park Buncrana, Donegal, East, 17/Sep/2014
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (5) , Swan Park,Buncrana, Donegal, East, 17/Sep/2014
Michael Bell: Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 16/Sep/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (27) Small Tortoiseshell (23) Peacock (1) , Boharnabreena Lakes O 2, Dublin, 16/Sep/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Boharnabreena lakes O 12, Dublin, 16/Sep/2014
[ Both Small Coppers in the same small area . Both very faded . ]
Michael O'Donovan: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Coolemaine Beach, Cork, 16/Sep/2014
[ Warm and sunny, sheltered somewhat from strong eastery. Butterflys very mobile except for SW basking on beach gravel. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (18) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Coolemaine, Cork, 16/Sep/2014
[ Warm and sunny but strong eastery. Small T passing the headland,Clouded Y usual spot. ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small White (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (100) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 16/Sep/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Naul, Dublin, 15/Sep/2014
[ RA on Sedum in early sunshine ]
Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (16) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 15/Sep/2014
Ian McCambridge: Speckled Wood (2) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 15/Sep/2014
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, West, 15/Sep/2014
[ RAs and Spw seen nectaring on Yellow Buddleia this morning at 10 am. ]
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (28) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 15/Sep/2014
[ Also saw one Hummingbird Hawk Moth ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (101) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 15/Sep/2014
Michael Mullett: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , South Quay Arklow, Wicklow, 15/Sep/2014
[ All on sedum spectabile. ]
Richard McCafferty: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (19) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Atticorra, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 15/Sep/2014
[ I missed a few whites ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 14/Sep/2014
[ One of the speckled woods flying low along the beach beneath cliffs. Hazy sunshine. ]
David Nash: Small White (7) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 14/Sep/2014
[ Recorder is Liam Kane. ]
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Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (2850 L) , Cruit Island, Donegal, West, 14/Sep/2014
[ 57 Webs recorded along both sides of track running NE from the old graveyard halfway up the Island. Number of larvae estimated on 50 per web. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (7750 L) , Cruit Island, Donegal, West, 14/Sep/2014
[ 155 MF Webs recorded on walk along West side of Island from the Bridge up to the thatched Holiday Cottages. Numbers of Larvae estimated at 50 per Web. ]
Maurice Simms: Clouded Yellow (1) , Cruit Island, Donegal, West, 14/Sep/2014
[ CY seen flying at close quarters at small rocky/sandy cove at Northern point of the Island. Two other Pale yellow butterflies seen further away at same to but not near enough to identify clearly. ]
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Bantry Golf Club, Cork, West, 14/Sep/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Combermore Lifford , Donegal, West, 13/Sep/2014
[ SC nectaring on Sedum.This is a first record of a SC in my garden. ]
John Fraher: Large White (2) Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (3) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (31) , ballydavid, Kerry, South, 13/Sep/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (24) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Marlay Park , Rathfarnham ., Dublin, 13/Sep/2014
[ Extensive survey of the park . ]
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Swan Park,Buncrana, Donegal, East, 12/Sep/2014
George Mc Dermott: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 12/Sep/2014
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Amazing Grace Park Buncrana, Donegal, East, 12/Sep/2014
Michael Bell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (40) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Raghley, Sligo, 12/Sep/2014
[ At least 40 red admiral feeding on nettles along one short stretch of wall. Also 1 Hummingbird Hawk-moth. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/Sep/2014
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 12/Sep/2014
[ 1 hummingbird hawk moth present also ]
Ian McCambridge: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 12/Sep/2014
Ian McCambridge: Speckled Wood (2) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 11/Sep/2014
Joe Curtis: Brimstone (1) Large White (4) Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Naul, Dublin, 11/Sep/2014
[ Relocated one Brimstone, a very pale specimen, on an Ivy covered Ash tree in a field adjoining our garden ]
james noonan: Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 11/Sep/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal, 11/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (3) , Loughcrillan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Sep/2014
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Joe Duane: Small White (4) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Woodville walled garden, Galway, South-east, 11/Sep/2014
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (62) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (23) Peacock (2) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 11/Sep/2014
[ Wall Brown seen in the same tiny area of about an acre around some broadcasting aerials as last few sightings in this area . Also one unidentified white . ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) , Rathfarnham (My Garden), Dublin, 11/Sep/2014
David Nash: Small White (1) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Ireland's Eye, Dublin, 10/Sep/2014
[ With Declan Doogue. ]
David Nash: Small White (1) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Inis Oirr, Clare, 10/Sep/2014
[ Recorder is Liam Kane. (VC = H09) ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (16) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (2) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 10/Sep/2014
[ small white was well tattered. quarry area ]
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ail an Phreachain, Galway, West, 10/Sep/2014
[ bog road ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 10/Sep/2014
[ Feeding on scabious plants on roadside ]
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Portnoo behind Pier, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
[ SCs observed as a mating pair. 16C. Sunny. ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) , Inishkeel Island Portnoo, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
[ RA nectaring on Ragwort. Sunny 18c. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (6) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , OBoyles Island Kiltourish, Donegal, West, 10/Sep/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (15) , Coolemaine, Cork, 10/Sep/2014
[ Warm and sunny but freshening easterly wind making the headland very exposed, all butterflys in lane way. ]
Joe Curtis: Brimstone (2) Large White (1) Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Naul, Dublin, 10/Sep/2014
[ warm with little wind in the garden ]
Ian McCambridge: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 10/Sep/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (2) Peacock (1) , kilclooney lane Kilclooney, Donegal, West, 09/Sep/2014
[ Warm and Sunny 17C. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (750 L) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 09/Sep/2014
[ Webs recorded on walk from the entrance at Kiltourish Gate following the small stream up to the plateau above the Mass House.Number of Larvae estimated at 50 per Web. ]
AJ Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (1) Common Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 09/Sep/2014
[ Recorded by my good lady between 14h30 and 14h45, bright and sunny. These are low estimates. The CB looks rather worse for wear and seems to be a local resident. ]
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Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , Newgrove, Galway, East, 09/Sep/2014
[ edge of bog. lovely and sunny ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carra, Galway, East, 09/Sep/2014
[ lots of flowers by bog roadside ]
Joe Duane: Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Glenaskehy, Galway, East, 09/Sep/2014
[ Interesting area with bogs and woods ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (6) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Sep/2014
[ sunny ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (10) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Peacock (2) , Near the stone fiddle, Tievelough ,Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Sep/2014
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rathfarnham (My Garden), Dublin, 09/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (2) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Sep/2014
[ grey and overcast ]
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , coolemaine, Cork, 08/Sep/2014
[ Bright sun and easterly breeze. All butterfly's crossing over the bay going west. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (3) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (22) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Coolemaine, Cork, 08/Sep/2014
[ Easterly wind and bright sun. ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 08/Sep/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal, 07/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Backlees Road, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 07/Sep/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (5) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) , Between Sandymount a Irishtown Park, Dublin, 07/Sep/2014
[ Bright, warm in sheltered areas around noon. Lots of Buddleia bushes about. Numerous other whites on the wing ]
Tom Benson: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (20) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Derricunnihy woods Killarney National Park, Kerry, 07/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (18) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Cleengort, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Sep/2014
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (20) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Abbeyleix Bog, Laois, 07/Sep/2014
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (1) , Bantry Golf Club, Cork, West, 07/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Sep/2014
Paul Cutler: Clouded Yellow (2) Small White (2) Common Blue (3) , Carnsore Point, Carlow, 06/Sep/2014
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Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 06/Sep/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage, Portnoo and Lough Pound., Donegal, West, 06/Sep/2014
[ SC observed basking on rock on east end of Lough Pound. P on yellow Buddleia. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (4500 L) , Carrickalagagh, Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 05/Sep/2014
[ Most webs clearly visible, white and freshly spun on short vegetation. 90 webs. Larvae number notional based on 50 per web. ]
Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 05/Sep/2014
[ Red Admiral on orange globular buddleia. Temp 15 C at 17.30 ]
Mark McCorry: Clouded Yellow (1) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (25) , Ballydermot South, Kildare, 05/Sep/2014
Alex Copland: Clouded Yellow (1) Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (25) , Drinagh, Offaly, 05/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (23) , Bonny Glen Wood, south west of Maas, Donegal, West, 04/Sep/2014
[ Temp. 17C Grey and overcast. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , killure, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (5) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (20) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (15) , Ballyboggan, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
[ bog road. one or two whites got away ]
Joe Duane: Large White (3) Speckled Wood (3) , Sonnagh Ahascragh, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
[ Near market garden ]
Joe Duane: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) , Fairfield Ahascragh, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
[ bog road ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Killure Bridge, Galway, East, 04/Sep/2014
Jim Hurley: Clouded Yellow (2) Large White (8) Small White (14) Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyteige Burrow, Wexford, 04/Sep/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (13) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 04/Sep/2014
[ We saw 13 Clouded yellows flying strongly not landing. Some I'd imagine would have been duplicated on our walk from Furlongs Lane to The Cull wall @ about 1 o'clock. On our return on the same route about 1 1/2 hours later we failed to see one, even though the temperatures were higher. ]
John Fraher: Small White (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (17) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 04/Sep/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (3) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (27) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Sep/2014
John Fraher: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (12) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 03/Sep/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Eden, Rosbeg, Donegal, 03/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Cloudy but mild. On yellow Buddleia. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (3) , Lough Doon road, Portnoo, Donegal, 03/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Akke Simms. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (10) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal, 03/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 03/Sep/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres RA pn white Buddleia in his garden. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (11) , Ards Forest Park, near Creeslugh, Donegal, West, 03/Sep/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (30) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 03/Sep/2014
[ Dull but warm with a light easterly breeze. ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (3) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 03/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 03/Sep/2014
[ warm with sunny spells ]
Joe Duane: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (1) , Culliaghmore, Roscommon, 03/Sep/2014
[ 2 unidentified whites ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 03/Sep/2014
[ On Joe Pye weed in my garden. It is possible to touch some of the butterflies they are so attracted by this plant. They do fly when touched. ]
David Mcilveen: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (10) Peacock (2) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 03/Sep/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (25) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Sep/2014
Alex Copland: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (100) Small Tortoiseshell (50) Peacock (5) , Killarles, Offaly, 03/Sep/2014
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (1) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (50) Peacock (2) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 03/Sep/2014
Stephen McAvoy: Large White (1) Small White (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (2) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Loughlinstown Roundabout "Butterfly Corner", Dublin, 02/Sep/2014
[ Small clearing bordered by Buddleia, Brambles and Prunus trees. One RA feeding on overripe Prunus fruit, with other butterflies on buddleia. PL was Irish butterfly species #33 for the year. ]
Stephen McAvoy: Large White (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) , Shanganagh Bridge, Dublin, 02/Sep/2014
[ During sunny break in the afternoon. ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (3) , Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 02/Sep/2014
[ grey and overcast ]
Mark McCorry: Small White (5) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (10) , Coolnacarten Bog, Laois, 02/Sep/2014
[ with Emma Seale ]
Mark McCorry: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (2) Small Copper (5) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Cashel Bog, Laois, 02/Sep/2014
[ with Emma Seale. first Clouded Yellow I have seen in Laois ]
Mark McCorry: Marsh Fritillary (1 L) , Cashel Bog, Laois, 02/Sep/2014
[ One web nest found. Thanks to Emma Seale. ]
Adrian Phelan: Small White (5) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Kinsealy, Dublin, 02/Sep/2014
John Fraher: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (1) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 02/Sep/2014
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John Fraher: Large White (1) Small White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 01/Sep/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5 L) Red Admiral (5 L) Speckled Wood (6) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 01/Sep/2014
[ Cloudy and calm with odd glimpses of sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (30 L) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (3 L) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 01/Sep/2014
[ HBs flying with SpWs around sheltered area with Brambles and Ivy during brief sunny period. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (40 L) Speckled Wood (4) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road and Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 01/Sep/2014
[ Large numbers of RA larvae at all stages.PL very wild. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (1) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (9) Speckled Wood (32) Small Tortoiseshell (24) , Coolemaine, Cork, 01/Sep/2014
[ Dull, possibly 2 CYellow. ]
Jim Hurley: Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (11) , Keeragh Islands, Wexford, 01/Sep/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (5) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (20) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 01/Sep/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Sep/2014
[ my garden on Joe pye weed ]
Joe Duane: Small White (5) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Sep/2014
[ A very weedy field with lots of Redshank which the Small Whites were enjoying. There were many pore whites I did not get to. ]
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (6) , Derrymullen Bog, Galway, East, 01/Sep/2014
[ cloudy day but no wind ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (10) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 31/Aug/2014
Mark McCorry: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyroan, Laois, 31/Aug/2014
[ garden ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Shelton Wood, Wicklow, 31/Aug/2014
Adrian Phelan: Red Admiral (16) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (8) , National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 31/Aug/2014
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (4) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 31/Aug/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (5) Common Blue (7) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 31/Aug/2014
[ Sunny, most butterflies seen in the shelter of the lower areas ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Red Admiral (15) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 31/Aug/2014
[ Mostly in my garden on B.weryeriana. Warm and sunny. ]
Stephen McAvoy: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (1) Small White (3) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (10) Red Admiral (10) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Shanganagh Bridge, Dublin, 31/Aug/2014
[ On rough ground beside Shanganagh Bridge. CY present at 10am, but not seen during second visit to area at 2pm. ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Small White (3) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 30/Aug/2014
[ Along bank of river Slaney just south of Riverside Hotel ]
John Fraher: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , knightstown, valentia, Kerry, South, 30/Aug/2014
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John Fraher: Clouded Yellow (3) Common Blue (8) Wall Brown (3) Grayling (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , bray head, valentia, Kerry, South, 30/Aug/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Oysterhaven Creek, Cork, 30/Aug/2014
[ Butterflys on small group(20 plants)of common knapweed beside tidal creek. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (32) , Coolemaine, Cork, 29/Aug/2014
[ SW gale, recorded during a brief dry period. ]
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 29/Aug/2014
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (2) Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (5) , Abbeyleix Bog, Laois, 29/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (6) Peacock (17) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 28/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Large White (1) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 28/Aug/2014
Michael Gray: Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Rathfarnham ( My Garden ), Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
[ First Painted Lady in my garden in 2 years. ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (5) Common Blue (10) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (5) Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Arklow Ponds, Wicklow, 28/Aug/2014
[ Warm, bright but windy. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (8) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (9) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (9) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (8) , Eleven Ballyboes. , Donegal, 28/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Small White (23) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Killiney Bay, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
[ Sunny and breezy.Vegetation mostly gone over. Some remains of Valerian. SWs flying fast and attracted by wild crucifers. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Seafield Avenue, Monkstown, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
[ HBs flying around sunny hedge with holly, bramble and ivy. ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Esker Lane, Lucan, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Weir View, Lucan, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , St Catherines park, Lucan, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lucan Demense, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lucan Village, Dublin, 28/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (6) , Blackrock, Dublin, 27/Aug/2014
[ During brief sunny period. Mild but very breezy. ]
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Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (6) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 27/Aug/2014
David Mcilveen: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 27/Aug/2014
Ethna Diver: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (2) Peacock (5) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 26/Aug/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (2) Large White (7) Small White (4) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (9) Red Admiral (9) Speckled Wood (51) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 26/Aug/2014
[ Strong East wind keeping open habitat butterflys very restricted. CYellows being very faithful to a small group of thistles by a stream outlet at a cliff edge. ]
John Fraher: Large White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 25/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/Aug/2014
John Fraher: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (1) Common Blue (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , ballinskelligs, Kerry, South, 23/Aug/2014
John Fraher: Clouded Yellow (2) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (6) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , bolus head [north], Kerry, South, 23/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (1) Small White (3) Red Admiral (12) Speckled Wood (7) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (34) Peacock (8) , near Crossabeg, Wexford, 23/Aug/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. In sheltered garden with many Buddlejas and other nectar-rich flowers. Owner reports seeing Commas on at least 15 occasions in 1st week of August with three together on one day. Also three CYs around mid-August. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (20 L) Small White (4) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 23/Aug/2014
[ With Helen Cloney.In her garden and adjoining field. Two batches of LW larvae on Nasturtiums. Many RA larvae at various stages on young nettles. 16 degrees but light cloud. ]
Bob Aldwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (12 L) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Killinick Station, Wexford, 23/Aug/2014
[ With Frank Smyth and met Ruth Allen and Seamus Feeney on site. Vegetation very dried up. Also 50+ SmT Larvae final instar. ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Small White (7) Speckled Wood (5) Comma (2) , Ballytiglae, Borris , Carlow, 23/Aug/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Common Blue (1) , Gowlin, Borris, Carlow, 23/Aug/2014
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (2) Small White (2) Small Copper (4) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (25) Peacock (6) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 23/Aug/2014
[ On or near large bed of sweet william flowers and around large veg garden ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Edge of Blackrock Park, Dublin, 22/Aug/2014
[ HBs on Brambles and ivy on sheltered southeastern edge of Park. ]
Niamh Lennon: Holly Blue (3 L) , Ivy on a wall,Howth village, Dublin, 22/Aug/2014
[ Ivy in bud(a very small bit in flower),in full sunshine, Larvae nibbling buds,green colour,one had dark brown streak down the back ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Painted Lady (2) Peacock (20) , Ballinderry, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
[ bog road. not many whites. ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (6) , Ballyglunin, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
[ Railway station ]
Joe Duane: Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
[ a few unidentified whites. I was only there a short time ]
Joe Duane: Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
[ a few unidentified whites. I was only there a short time ]
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Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (5) , Englishtown, Glennamaddy, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) , boyounagh more, Glennamaddy, Galway, 22/Aug/2014
Mark McCorry: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Tumduff Mor, Lough Boora Discovery Park, Offaly, 22/Aug/2014
[ cool, breezy, sun appearing occasionally ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (16) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 22/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 21/Aug/2014
[ In garden at about 3pm. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Whiteoaks, Lenamore, Muff, Donegal, 20/Aug/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. Mixed habitat. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (9) Peacock (4) , nr Muff, Donegal, 20/Aug/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. Wooded area. ]
Anthony Pickering: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (4) , Aghalusky, Castlebar, Mayo, East, 20/Aug/2014
[ On Buddleja ]
David Mcilveen: Red Admiral (4) Peacock (3) , Butterfly Gdn. Letterkenny., Donegal, 20/Aug/2014
[ 3 of the 4 RA,were in pristine condition. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 20/Aug/2014
David Nash: Small White (6) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (9) Speckled Wood (25) Meadow Brown (4) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (1) , Grand Canal nr Lucan, Dublin, 20/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (4) , mountsilk, Galway, 20/Aug/2014
[ one unidentified white. hazy. ]
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) , Feagh West, Galway, 20/Aug/2014
[ bog road, not sunny ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (5) , Ballyglunin, Galway, 20/Aug/2014
[ overcast ]
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 20/Aug/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (4) Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (2) , Naul, Dublin, 19/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Small Copper (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (1) Peacock (41) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (6) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) Peacock (12) Silver-washed Fritillary (11) , Ray, Rathmullan, Donegal, 19/Aug/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 15 degrees and showery.Wooded area and sheltered. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (7) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1300 L) , Nr Carrigart, Donegal, 19/Aug/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 26 MF webs counted in 20 mins. Seemed less than last year and less developed. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (3) Wall Brown (3) Meadow Brown (6) Peacock (6) , Melmore Head, Rosguill, Donegal, 19/Aug/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 15 degrees on sheltered hillside with intermittent sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (9) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal, 19/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. In garden on Buddleias ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (13) Peacock (12) , Still Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 19/Aug/2014
[ recorder Maurice Simms. ]
John Fraher: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (2) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 19/Aug/2014
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (12) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 19/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (4) Peacock (1) , Letterkenny Butterfly Garden, Donegal, 18/Aug/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.On Buddleias. 14 degrees and well sheltered from NW wind. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (10) Large White (2) Small White (5) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (70) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (50) Peacock (9) , Coolemaine, Cork, 18/Aug/2014
[ Warm, occasional sunshine, numbers very conservative.Flying Insects generally very abundant today. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Peacock (3) , Above Lough Nahanagan, Wicklow, 18/Aug/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Grayling (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Brick agh, Wicklow, 18/Aug/2014
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (8) Small Heath (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Aug/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (2) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Naul, Dublin, 17/Aug/2014
[ Wind very strong here in the garden all day. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (4) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 17/Aug/2014
Jim Hurley: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (65) , Grogan's Burrow, Tacumshin, Wexford, 17/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 17/Aug/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. In garden.14 degrees with force 7 NW wind and wind chill. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (10) , nr Kiltoorish Lough, Rosbeg, Donegal, 15/Aug/2014
[ With Ethna Diver and Maurice Simms.16 degrees and weak sunshine. ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (350 L) , Nr Lough Birroge, Portnoo, Donegal, 15/Aug/2014
[ With Ethna Diver and Maurice Simms. 7 MF Larval clusters seen. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 15/Aug/2014
John Fraher: Large White (1) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (6) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 15/Aug/2014
Ethna Diver: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (2) Meadow Brown (2) Peacock (3) , Near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 15/Aug/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell and Maurice Simms ]
David Nash: Red Admiral (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (12) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , St Mullins, Carlow, 15/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane ]
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David Nash: Large White (2) Small White (45) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (7) Wall Brown (5) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (10) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 14/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. ]
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (10) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , nr Ardcroney, Tipperary, North, 14/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (3) Green-veined White (21) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (5) Peacock (43) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Aug/2014
John Fraher: Large White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 14/Aug/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (13) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (7) Wall Brown (7) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (12) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (1) Peacock (8) , Doobally, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 14/Aug/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.16 degrees and glimpses of sun. Along forestry path. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Dinglei Coosh, Bundoran., Donegal, 14/Aug/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. ]
Joe Curtis: Large White (4) Small White (5) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Naul, Dublin, 14/Aug/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (8) Small White (2) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (2) Peacock (1) , Naul, Dublin, 13/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Small White (2) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (2) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Portrane Burrow, Dublin, 13/Aug/2014
[ overcast breezy morning. Luke Geraty observer also ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (1) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Large White (1) Peacock (6) , derrada Aughrim, ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Small White (2) , Doogreggaun, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Cloonkeen East Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 12/Aug/2014
[ In sheltered spot. HBs nectaring on Brambles and thistles. ]
John Fraher: Large White (2) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 12/Aug/2014
John Fraher: Clouded Yellow (1) Speckled Wood (3) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 11/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (2) , nr Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 11/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (2) , Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Donegal, 11/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
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Niamh Lennon: Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (200 L) Peacock (4) , Timahoe Bog North, Co Kildare, Kildare, 11/Aug/2014
[ Lovely warm sunny day.We walked to "open" area - i.e. no hedges,where there is a lot of cut peat to be seen.Caterpillars were there and Butterflies were seen in area with hedges on both sides. ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (4) Green-veined White (10) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (10) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Tinahealy Railway Walk, Wicklow, 11/Aug/2014
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (4) Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (6) Painted Lady (1) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Tomnafinogue Wood, Wicklow, 11/Aug/2014
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (3) Common Blue (9) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Rock Big , Wicklow, 10/Aug/2014
David Nash: Small White (6) Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (10) Wall Brown (5) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (9) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 10/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. Beside the Island Golf club ]
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Common Blue (10) Wall Brown (3) Meadow Brown (2) , Raynaskeha, Lickey Valley, Waterford, Waterford, 10/Aug/2014
[ Butterflies along non-native woodland path. ]
Jill Crosher : Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (12) Painted Lady (1) Marsh Fritillary (300) , Gallarus/ Reask , west of dingle, Kerry, 10/Aug/2014
[ Two patches of Marsh Fritillary caterpillar webs totalling 12 webs in brief exploration. Looking v active and healthy. First recorded in 2013 ]
Tadhg O'Carroll: Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (5) , Cliffs of Dunmore East County Waterford, Waterford, 10/Aug/2014
Jill Crosher : Clouded Yellow (1) Common Blue (15) Meadow Brown (10) , Baile an reannaigh, Reask. West of dingle , Kerry, 09/Aug/2014
[ Clouded yellowFlying Over coastal dune, grassland. Very exciting ]
Lynne Gillespie: Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (4) Grayling (6) , Malin Head, Donegal, 09/Aug/2014
[ Sunny with odd showers, Grayling on side of rock face, very active 6 definitely but sure there were more. Rest were on heather, tormentil etc. ]
Joe Curtis: Large White (2) Small White (8) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (3) , Naul, Dublin, 09/Aug/2014
[ Peacocks very battered and weather beaten. ]
Barry O Byrne: Large White (3) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Back garden Clontarf, Dublin, 09/Aug/2014
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Raynaskeha, Lickey Valley, Waterford, Waterford, 09/Aug/2014
[ Feeding in garden on buddlia and other flowers. ]
Paul Cutler: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Painted Lady (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (195) Silver-washed Fritillary (17) , Between Kilbrannish and John's Hill, Carlow, 09/Aug/2014
[ Most butterflies nectaring on the abundant Knapweed lining the woodland paths ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (1) , Bayside Station, Dublin, 09/Aug/2014
[ HB on ivy. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (8) Peacock (4) Comma (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 08/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. In her garden. ]
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (14) Ringlet (5) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (22) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (8) Peacock (14) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Loughcrillan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (12) Large White (3) Small White (4) Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (20) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (80) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Lismany, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 07/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (3) , Meelick Eyrecourt, Galway, East, 07/Aug/2014
[ not much sunshine ]
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Ian Rippey: Brimstone (1) , Spa Hill, Johnstown, Kilkenny, 07/Aug/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (14) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (2) Peacock (25) Silver-washed Fritillary (7) , Boharnabreena Lakes . Dublin 02, Dublin, 07/Aug/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (3) Peacock (14) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Boharnabreena Lakes . Dublin O 12, Dublin, 07/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (2) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (3 L) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) , Quakers' Burial Ground, Templehill, Blackrock, Dublin, 07/Aug/2014
[ RA larvae final instar. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Peacock (1) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal, 07/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Common Blue (1) Grayling (2) Meadow Brown (20) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 07/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 07/Aug/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Clouded Yellow (5) Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (30) Red Admiral (20) Speckled Wood (29) Wall Brown (15) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (40) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 07/Aug/2014
[ WB at least twice as numerous as 1st Gen. MB and Ringlet have dropped from highs of 150 in June/July. 1 GVW with yellow underwing. ]
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (4) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (4) Grayling (5) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (10) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Burren National Park, Clare, 07/Aug/2014
[ Lots of fresh Peacocks. Graylings were on the rocks. 18 degrees, plenty of sunshine, no breeze. ]
Stephen McAvoy: Brown Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Grayling (1) Peacock (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Clooncoose, Clare, 07/Aug/2014
[ With Niall Hatch. Weather mainly overcast with heavy showers. Brown Hairstreak resting on Brambles. ]
Stephen McAvoy: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Dromore Wood, Clare, 07/Aug/2014
[ With Niall Hatch. Peacock, Speckled Wood and Silver-washed Fritillary common in the woodland. ]
Tadhg O'Carroll: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Tycor Waterford City, Waterford, 06/Aug/2014
[ One adult male seen. ]
Joe Curtis: Large White (2) Small White (12) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Naul, Dublin, 06/Aug/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (3) Small White (2) Peacock (1) , Back garden Clontarf, Dublin, 06/Aug/2014
Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 06/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Small Copper (1) , Capel st Bridge, Dublin, 06/Aug/2014
[ In flight over Liffey at Capel st bridge, very fast an erratic flight on and back across river ]
Seán Geraty: Peacock (1) , Phoenix park, Dublin, 06/Aug/2014
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (6) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (6) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (20) Peacock (10) Silver-washed Fritillary (6) , Mangerton Road Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 06/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (1) Wall Brown (2) Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Marsh Fritillary (100 L) , Eighter Island, nr Burton Port, Donegal, 06/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. First butterfly records from this small island. One large MF larval web. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (8) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (8) Wall Brown (3) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (14) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Aug/2014
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Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (1) , Shelton Wood, Wicklow, 06/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Wall Brown (1) , Derryvilla Bog, Littleton, Tipperary, South, 06/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Common Blue (2) Holly Blue (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Ballykeefe Wood, Kilkenny, 06/Aug/2014
Aoife Byrne: Clouded Yellow (2) , Conigear, An Rinn, Waterford, Waterford, 06/Aug/2014
[ Long sandy spit jutting out into Dungarvan bay, spotted loads of 7 spot burnets and cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragworth. ]
Aoife Byrne: Clouded Yellow (2) Large White (10) Small Copper (10) Common Blue (50) Meadow Brown (2) , Conigear, An Rinn, Waterford, Waterford, 06/Aug/2014
[ Long sandy spit jutting out into Dungarvan bay, spotted loads of 7 spot burnets and cinnabar moth caterpillars on ragworth. ]
Aoife Byrne: Red Admiral (6) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (6) , Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Waterford, 06/Aug/2014
[ Feeding on Buddlia in my garden. ]
Ian Rippey: Purple Hairstreak (4) , Bilboa River (north of Doon), Limerick, 06/Aug/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (18) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 06/Aug/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (9) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (4) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 06/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (20) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (53) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (29) Ringlet (40) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (22) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Wall Brown (1) , Lahardan, Clare, 05/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (7) Peacock (1) , nr Lough Kiltoorish, Rosbeg, Donegal, 05/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 05/Aug/2014
[ Cloudy with occasional glimpses of sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Merrion Square , Dublin, 05/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 05/Aug/2014
[ In garden. HBs flying rapidly in sunshine. ]
Seán Geraty: Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 05/Aug/2014
Hugh Rothwell: Clouded Yellow (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 05/Aug/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (4) Small White (30) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Naul, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Large White (1) Small White (5) Red Admiral (3) , Marley, St Mullins, Carlow, 04/Aug/2014
[ Feeding on Knapweed ]
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Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Howth Harbour, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
[ Large white feeding on verbena at 7pm ]
Anthony Pickering: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (8) , Aghalusky, Castlebar, Mayo, East, 04/Aug/2014
[ On buddleja ]
Ian McCambridge: Meadow Brown (34) Small Heath (2) Peacock (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Sheskinmore, near Ardara, Donegal, West, 04/Aug/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 04/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (4) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (2) Peacock (3) , Blackrock, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (36) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Lough Doon road, Portnoo, Donegal, 04/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Ps mainly on Knapweed. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (26) Peacock (4) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 04/Aug/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Red Admiral (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 04/Aug/2014
[ on the white buddleia Have picture of brimstone ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (3) Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (15) Meadow Brown (5) Peacock (2) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 04/Aug/2014
David Nash: Small White (3) Red Admiral (3) Wall Brown (5) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (2) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. Beside the Island Golf club ]
Michael Gray: Large White (3) Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (4) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (4) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 04/Aug/2014
[ An all day count in my back garden . I've kept the numbers low as I can't tell if I was seeing the same individuals or different ones through the day . Certainly butterflies flitting in and out of my garden all day . ]
Ethna Diver: Large White (6) Small White (30) Green-veined White (20) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (6) , West End, Bundoran, Donegal, 04/Aug/2014
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (8) , Dinglei Coush, Bundoran, Donegal, 04/Aug/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Sgilloge Lakes, Nire Valley, Waterford, 03/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Wall Brown (1) , nr Lough Bunny, Clare, 03/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Brown Hairstreak (5) Purple Hairstreak (2) , Ballyeighter, Clare, 03/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Wood White (1) Brown Hairstreak (4) , Kilcorkan, Clare, 03/Aug/2014
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (7) Marsh Fritillary (500 L) , Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore, Donegal, 03/Aug/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Ten larval webs - conservative estimate of average of 50 larvae per web. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (4 L) , Blackrock and Monkstown, Dublin, 03/Aug/2014
[ Ist instar on ivy also six eggs. ]
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Paul Cutler: Small White (1) Green-veined White (18) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) Peacock (1) Comma (5) , North of Clashganny Lock, Borris, Carlow, 03/Aug/2014
[ Seen along River Barrow track, mainly where sheltered by deciduous trees ]
Joe Devlin: Green-veined White (8) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (18) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Slieve Foye Woods, Louth, 03/Aug/2014
Rowena Kelly: Large White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Taylors Hill, Galway, Galway, 03/Aug/2014
[ Have seen a Peacock for the first time that I can remember in the garden. Have seen it every day for three days from the 3rd of Aug up to yesterday. Usually it is Large Whites and Tortoiseshell butterflies that I see here. Thought it may be of interest to you. It has been on the Verbena bonariensis plant every day, a favourite of the butterflies of my garden. ]
Tom Benson: Large White (8) Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (4) Common Blue (11) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (10) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 02/Aug/2014
Ian Rippey: Purple Hairstreak (2) , Garryland, Galway, South-east, 02/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (15) Speckled Wood (50) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (20) , Cleengort, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Aug/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (25) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (12) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Aug/2014
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Work, Collinstown, Leixlip, Kildare, 01/Aug/2014
[ 13h20, one Budlleia bush at grid ref. one white on the wing as well, alas photos prohibited. ]
Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 01/Aug/2014
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (1) Peacock (4) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 01/Aug/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (25) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (3) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , West end walk Bundoran, Donegal, 01/Aug/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (20) Small Copper (3) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (35) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Marsh Fritillary (5500 L) , Kildoney, Donegal, 01/Aug/2014
[ Just a small area of site visited. 57 webs. Quite a few getting beyond the brown leaf stage already ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (1 L) Grayling (22) Meadow Brown (77) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Dark Green Fritillary (22) Marsh Fritillary (1200 L) , Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, Gweedore, Donegal, 31/Jul/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. This is an extensive area of Dunes and one of the best butterfly sites in Donegal. The numbers given probably represent about 10% of those present on the whole site. Also one batch of 100 2nd instar SmT larvae. 24 batches of MF larvae.One hour of sunshine after heavy rain with 18 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (23) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 31/Jul/2014
[ Cloudy with a few heavy showers 16C.approx. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (38) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (95) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 31/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Large White (1) Green-veined White (11) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (100) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (9) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 31/Jul/2014
[ Part meadow part wood. a great show of meadow browns in the meadow They were flying up at every step. Their number only a wild guess ]
Joe Curtis: Large White (2) Small White (12) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (17) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Naul, , Dublin, 31/Jul/2014
[ AM sighting ahead of the heavy showers. ]
Joe Curtis: Large White (4) Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Naul, Co Dublin, Dublin, 30/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 30/Jul/2014
[ on a white buddleia in my garden.The red admirals were there a few days as well as the others. One night it was host to as many moths ]
John Fraher: Large White (2) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (6) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (7) , ballinora, waterfall, Cork, Mid, 30/Jul/2014
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John J Cahill: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (10) Green-veined White (20) Red Admiral (15) Small Tortoiseshell (30) Peacock (20) , Ballynacourty, Waterford, 30/Jul/2014
John J Cahill: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (3) Green-veined White (5) , Ballynacourty II, Waterford, 30/Jul/2014
Michael Mullett: Large White (3) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (31) Grayling (4) Meadow Brown (5) , Old Bawn Cahore, Wexford, 30/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 30/Jul/2014
[ weather cloudy with short bright intervals approx. 16c. ]
Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (46) Clouded Yellow (2) Small White (34) Common Blue (20) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (15) Comma (1) , Killinick, Wexford, 30/Jul/2014
[ Breezy and lots of sunshine, warm. Still an abundance of Essex Skippers ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (3) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) Marsh Fritillary (2750 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 30/Jul/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Cloudy 17 degrees.55 batches of MF larvae seen in about 90 mins. Mostly ist instar at brown leaf stage but a few with small webs. Conservative estimate of 50 larvae per batch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (6 L) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Shore Walk at Carnagarve, Moville, Donegal, 29/Jul/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 17 degrees and cloudy with only odd glimpses of sun. ]
Maurice Simms: Large White (2) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (16) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 29/Jul/2014
[ 3 SPW nectaring on yellow Buddleia. ]
John J Cahill: Clouded Yellow (1) Large White (5) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (12) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (4) , Ballynacourty, Waterford, 29/Jul/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 28/Jul/2014
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (11) Peacock (3) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 28/Jul/2014
[ Cloudy but warm ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Common Blue (9) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 28/Jul/2014
[ All seen during a sunny half hour 4-5 pm ]
Tom Benson: Large White (3) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (10) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 28/Jul/2014
[ Little egret Derrynane Lgoon ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , White Hill Shore Erne Estuary, Donegal, 28/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (14) Peacock (3) Small Skipper (18) , Timahoe - Small Skipper Bog, Kildare, 27/Jul/2014
[ Between 14h30 and 15h30, windy, sunny. Most sightings from the grid ref along the more sheltered path in a north west direction. All the SpW seen on the way out along the path to the gate. Many whites on the wing, apart from the SC & P these are all minimum estimates. Many moths, dragonflies/ damselflies and hoppers. Don't forget the horse flies!! Junior Son along for his first sightings of SS ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (3) Common Blue (7) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Arklow Rock /South Beach, Wicklow, 27/Jul/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (5) Meadow Brown (2) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (10) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 27/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. Beside the Island Golf club ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 27/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (8) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (21) , Tullyard, Glenties, Donegal, West, 26/Jul/2014
Paul Cutler: Small White (30) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (20) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (10) Comma (5) , Ballyteigelea Lock, Borris, Carlow, 26/Jul/2014
[ Seen along River Barrow track, partly overhung by deciduous trees ]
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Tom Benson: Large White (3) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (6) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (20) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (20) Small Heath (6) Painted Lady (5) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (20) , Rath CaberdNiel, Kerry, 26/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 26/Jul/2014
[ Sunny intervals around 14h30, all in or around the chives patch, ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (100) Small Copper (2) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (15 L) , Lr Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 26/Jul/2014
[ Also saw 6 ST webs with about 100 each, 5 RA larva and 6 Peacock pupa.There were probably up to 500 GVW in the overall field. ]
Barry O Byrne: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (12) , Bull Wall, Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jul/2014
Pat Lenihan: Painted Lady (1) , Near Aerodrome, Six Mile Point, Newcastle, Wicklow, 26/Jul/2014
[ O 315 044 ]
Barry O Byrne: Large White (8) Small White (4) Holly Blue (11) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Back Garden Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 25/Jul/2014
[ Another beautiful sunny day ]
Joe Devlin: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Slieve Foye Woods, Louth, 25/Jul/2014
Joe Curtis: Large White (8) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Naul, Dublin, 25/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle,Inishowen, Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden.Mostly on Buddleias. 28-30 degrees.Some SmTs already entering house and greenhouse. LW larvae heavily parasitised. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1 P) Small White (30) , Bundoran Allotments, Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.Many Brassicas and Nasturtiums. At least 10 SW laying on both. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. In garden nectaring on Buddleias. ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (22) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 25/Jul/2014
[ 20 of the purple hairstreak were in same wood, 2 other individuals were at another wood ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (2) Speckled Wood (6) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
[ SWs nectaring on Purple Bowles Wallflower. ]
Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (2) Small White (20) Common Blue (50) Meadow Brown (60) Small Heath (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Kilmore Quay, Ballyteige Dunes, Wexford, 25/Jul/2014
[ Very calm, blue skies very hot, meadow brown and common blue everywhere ]
Ian McCambridge: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (46) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (57) Ringlet (269) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (7) , Near Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties,, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2014
[ We walked about 1Km along R253 Road. We counted butterflies on south side of road on the way out and north side on the way back. Semi-moorland Habitat. New 10 km record for CB for G99. ]
John Fraher: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 25/Jul/2014
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Small White (5) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (1) Peacock (4) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 25/Jul/2014
[ Comma basking on bramble with wings folded. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (42) Meadow Brown (27) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (20) , The Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 25/Jul/2014
[ Butterflies were recorded in approx. 1hr and as usual,many more were actually present. ]
George Mc Dermott: Large White (3) Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Town Council Nursery, Buncrana, Donegal, East, 25/Jul/2014
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George Mc Dermott: Large White (3) Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (11) , Ahilly, Buncrana, Donegal, East, 25/Jul/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (22) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (18) Wall Brown (2) Grayling (5) Meadow Brown (38) Painted Lady (2) Peacock (2) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 25/Jul/2014
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (7) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (7) , Union Wood, Sligo, 25/Jul/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (1) Small White (3) Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (3) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Lingstown, Wexford, 24/Jul/2014
[ 7 Skippers 4 Black-tailed Skimmers ]
George Mc Dermott: Large White (5) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Swan Park,Buncrana, Donegal, East, 24/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 24/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (2) Green-veined White (35) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (24) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/Jul/2014
Ian McCambridge: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 24/Jul/2014
[ Temp 26 C ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (8) Peacock (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 24/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (10) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 24/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (16) , Ardnamona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 24/Jul/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. Ancient woodland with oak and holly. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 24/Jul/2014
[ With Craig Ayers and Frank Smyth. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) , Cornagill, Letterkenny, Donegal, 24/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Anne Toland. On Buddleia. RA quite worn. ]
Lynne Gillespie: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Fahan Beach, Donegal, 24/Jul/2014
[ Only saw one on thistle, scrub by dunes on beach. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (12) Common Blue (51) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (39) Small Heath (16) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (31) , Murvagh,Sth Donegal Bay, Donegal, 23/Jul/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Low dune area and Pine wood. 24 degrees but cloudy. ]
Paul Cutler: Small White (15) Green-veined White (10) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) Comma (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (11) , Between Kilbrannish and John's Hill, Carlow, 23/Jul/2014
[ Open sunny paths through mixed woodland ]
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 23/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (21) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (10) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Cashelgoland Portnoo, Donegal, 23/Jul/2014
[ ST and SW observed nectaring on Sea Rocket growing along edge of beach. ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Royal Canal, nr Grossguns Bridge, Dublin, 23/Jul/2014
[ One Emperor dragonfly seen. ]
David Nash: Small Copper (3) Meadow Brown (600) Ringlet (30) , Ireland's Eye, Dublin, 22/Jul/2014
[ Recorders: Liam and Deirdre Kane ]
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Michael Gray: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 22/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (21) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (212) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilkenny Gweebarra, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Ringlet (5) Silver-washed Fritillary (17) , Cleengort Gweebarra, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Ballyirston Clooney Portnoo, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
[ SWF observed nectaring on Buddleia. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Ringlet (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: , Timahoe, Kildare, 22/Jul/2014
[ 8 individuals in small area roughly 6 foot sq. Luke Geraty observer also ]
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) , St Catherines Park, Lucan, Dublin, 22/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (40) Common Blue (11) Red Admiral (5 L) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (72) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (3 L) Silver-washed Fritillary (9) , The Knader/Doobally, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 22/Jul/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. 25 degrees with intermittent sun. Area of a few km2 of mixed woodland merging into wet heathland and bog. ]
John Cullen: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (2) , Yoletown, Wexford, 22/Jul/2014
Edward W Delaney: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Comma (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , MacMurrough,New Ross, Wexford, 22/Jul/2014
[ Comma butterfly seen at the edge of woodland, being chased by Silver-washed Fritillary.They were seen in the same area several years ago ]
Barry O Byrne: Large White (2) Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 21/Jul/2014
[ Beautiful sunny day, as many today as in the last few weeks.Painted Lady was on feeding on Achillea/Cloth of Gold which I planted from info on RHS "Perfect for pollinators list" ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (15) Red Admiral (10 L) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (11) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 21/Jul/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.Also SmT larvae one batch 2nd instar. RA larvae half grown. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) , Backlees Road, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 21/Jul/2014
Jim Hurley: Large White (2) Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (4) Ringlet (3) Peacock (17) , Rathnedan, Tacumshin, Wexford, 21/Jul/2014
[ Habitat = Hedgerow of cornfield. Three unidentified whites seen. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (1) Gatekeeper (10) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (22) Small Heath (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (7) , Raven's Wood, Wexford, 21/Jul/2014
[ Very warm with bright sunny spells, ]
John Fraher: Large White (2) Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 20/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Large White (2) Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 20/Jul/2014
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Wellington Bridge, Wexford, 20/Jul/2014
[ very warm, bramble and shelter ]
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Tom Benson: Small White (3) Green-veined White (20) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Springfield Killarney Nat. Park Muckross, Kerry, 20/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (12) , Mangerton Rd Muckross, Kerry, 20/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Small Skipper (1) , Timahoe - Small Skipper Bog, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ I'll only log one as proof that I've seen my first. The field walk group will do the accurate logs. Pleasant mid-morning walk, pity I couldn't stay longer. (Photos to follow) ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , North County Cricket Club, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ Between 13h00 and 16h00 during the sunny spells, ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ Between 18h00 and 18h30 - last sunny spell before the thunder rolled in ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (30) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (10) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , Ballyteige Burrow Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 19/Jul/2014
[ late afternoon, warm overcast ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (20 L) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, 19/Jul/2014
[ Cluster of MF larvae observed moving inside web on Devilsbit Scabious leaf.3 other egg clusters seen nearby at different stages of development. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (26) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (292) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2014
[ grey and overcast, 18C ]
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (8) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (24) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Large White (1) Small White (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 18/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (6 L) Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 18/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. P very worn and faded probably overwintered. LW larvae final instar. In garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , River Dodder between Clonskea and Ballsbridge, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
[ Despite lots of Budleias and other good nectar sources there were only a few butterflies.Sunny and 22 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (29) Dark Green Fritillary (23) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, 17/Jul/2014
Ian McCambridge: Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 17/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (3) Holly Blue (2) , Phoenix park, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton Road Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 17/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (30) Dark Green Fritillary (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Jul/2014
David Nash: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Eglinton Road area, Donnybrook, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
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David Nash: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Helen's Stillorgan Road, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (28) Ringlet (37) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Boharnabreena lakes/Old Bawn O2, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
[ The holly blue and 2 of the fritillaries were seen on the roadside between Old Bawn and the Boharnabreena Lakes walk. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (7) , Glebe Gallery,Gartan., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (6) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (40) Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (30) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (20) Comma (6) , Killinick, Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
[ Very sunny and strong breeze. Warm. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (12) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Blackrock, Dublin, 16/Jul/2014
[ HBs around ivy and on brambles. 6 HB in Blackrock Park, 2 in my garden. RA laying on young second growth nettles. Sunny and 20 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Holly Blue (2) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. In her garden. So far this year relatively few butterflies in this district. ]
John Cullen: Large White (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Tintern Trails , Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
Frank Smyth: Large White (2) Small White (9) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Grayling (5) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/Jul/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (9) Ringlet (15) Small Heath (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 15/Jul/2014
[ Temp 20 C Overcast & hazy sunshine ]
David Mcilveen: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 15/Jul/2014
[ R and MB recorded between car park and the castle,SWF recorded in castle gardens. ]
Michael Gray: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (28) Ringlet (96) Small Tortoiseshell (14) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 15/Jul/2014
[ Also one large batch of Peacock Caterpillars . ]
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (49) Ringlet (428) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2014
Mark McCorry: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (35) Small Heath (10) , Finnamores, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 15/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 14/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 14/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 13/Jul/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (2) , Backlees Road, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 13/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Large White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (39) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (4) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 13/Jul/2014
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AJ Vosse: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (12) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 13/Jul/2014
[ From 12h00 onward during the bright spells. ST's mostly feeding on chives. Others butterflies on the wing, suspected one LW, one SW (Conservative estimates) ]
Anthony Pickering: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (20) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Aillebrack, BAllyconneely, Galway, West, 12/Jul/2014
[ Meadow Brown conservative number despite being dull ]
John Fraher: Large White (1) Small White (2) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (15) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 12/Jul/2014
Pat Lenihan: Small Skipper (3) , Timahoe Bog North, Kildare, 12/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (3) Purple Hairstreak (2) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (105) Ringlet (30) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 11/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (30) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 11/Jul/2014
[ 1 Bee Hawk Moth ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (100) Ringlet (200) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (300 L) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) Small Skipper (76) , Drumachon, Timahoe, Kildare, 11/Jul/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. 18-20 degrees with short sunny breaks. SK numbers do not reflect total numbers present due to intermittent sun and whole site not covered. R and MB very numerous and widespread so numbers only indicative. Whites laying.Other recorders reported 4 LH but area heavily worked for turf ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (50) Small Heath (16) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (150 L) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Allenwood North, Kildare, 11/Jul/2014
[ with Frank Smyth. Heavily overgrown former BNM railway line. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 10/Jul/2014
[ Weather cloudy bright but calm and warm and about 18 degrees. 2nd generation HBs flying close to tall Hollies. ]
james noonan: Speckled Wood (6) , timahoe, Kildare, 10/Jul/2014
james noonan: Speckled Wood (6) , timahoe, Kildare, 10/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 10/Jul/2014
David Nash: Red Admiral (2) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dalkey Island, Dublin, 10/Jul/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Large White (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Borris House, Borris, Carlow, 10/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (81) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (7) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (82) Small Heath (1) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Ringlet (7) , Roughpark,Letterkenny,(nr. L`kenny golf club)., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
james noonan: Speckled Wood (2) Grayling (6) Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (15) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glenalough, Wicklow, 09/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (1) Dark Green Fritillary (40) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
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Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (30) Large White (1) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (15) Red Admiral (5) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (45) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Comma (5) , Killinick, Co Wexford., Wexford, 09/Jul/2014
[ Very warm, about 5.00p.m. no breeze ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (9) Ringlet (43) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 09/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Meadow Brown (22) Ringlet (55) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Small White (1) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
[ other whites seen but not identified ]
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
[ clearing in wood with briars. One of the swf was chased by a speckled wood ]
John Fraher: Small White (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 08/Jul/2014
John Fraher: Meadow Brown (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 07/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (10) , Derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 07/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Common Blue (46) Meadow Brown (4) , The Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 07/Jul/2014
[ Also seen 4 fritillary,either DGF or SWF - no positive i.d though. ]
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (48) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (8) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 07/Jul/2014
[ Temp 17 C Hazy Sunshine ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (30) , Togher Wood, Portlaoise, Laois, 06/Jul/2014
[ Togher Wood car park - an hour or so clockwise direction walk. all butterfly activity along path clearings when the sun was out. Conservative estimates. One large orange butterfly on the wing, S-wF? ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 06/Jul/2014
[ Bright with warm sunshine in shelter of cliffs. ]
David Cooke: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 06/Jul/2014
[ Only the second or third record of Ringlet on Dursey. ]
Cian Merne: Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (2) , Sutton Strand, Dublin, 06/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (20) , Howth Head, Dublin, 05/Jul/2014
[ In a wide arc from the Summit Car Park between 12h10 and 12h55. Some Ringlets much lighter in colour than I used to seeing. (MB's & R's conservative counts, many on the wing during sunny spells) ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (40) , Manger ton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 05/Jul/2014
[ Minimum estimates of browns and ringlets lots of interaction between two species ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1 L) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (3 L) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 05/Jul/2014
[ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co Nature Walk. Weather overcast. RA larva 2nd instar. Rest of P larval batch appeared to have pupated. ]
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Mangerton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 04/Jul/2014
[ Very wet day swf grounded by rain ]
Michael Mullett: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (17) Ringlet (33) Small Heath (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Raven Point, Wexford, 04/Jul/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (16) Speckled Wood (4) Gatekeeper (1) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (40) Small Heath (7) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Raven, Wexford, 03/Jul/2014
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John Fraher: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (10) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 03/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/Jul/2014
[ RAs chasing one another over nettle patch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (300) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (800 L) Small Skipper (12) , Drumachon, Timahoe, Kildare, 02/Jul/2014
[ with Frank Smyth. Cloudy bright and 18 - 21 degrees. Strong SW breeze. SKs male and hard to spot in wind. RA laying. P larvae in 7 batches. R very numerous and 300 indicative only. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , adjoining Killiney Bay, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
[ All RAs laying. ]
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (278) Ringlet (40) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
[ Meadow browns were counted from several tracks that cross through the hay meadow at the 15 Acres. ]
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Queen Street, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
Anthony Pickering: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (3) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (62) Ringlet (98) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 01/Jul/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (9) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (7) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 01/Jul/2014
[ RA recorded by Akke Simms. ]
james noonan: Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (22) Ringlet (45) Small Heath (25) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , the raven, Wexford, 01/Jul/2014
[ no c blue ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (26) Small Heath (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , Ballyteige Burrow, Wexford, 01/Jul/2014
[ No common blues ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (1) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Common Blue (20) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
[ ST observed flying only so identity not absolutely certain ]
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (14) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (31) Small Heath (17) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (10) , Royal Canal, between 13th Lock and 100 meters east, Kildare, 30/Jun/2014
[ Between 13h40 and 13h55, bright sunny spell. Lots of activity, MB's and Ringlets freely mixing. A few MB male's wings frayed badly at the rear edges. Many more MB males than females. A few other whites on the wing. Entertaining lunch time stroll. (MB and Ringlet numbers conservative estimates) ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
[ In my garden at 3.45. RA checking out various plants before honing in on nettle patch and laying several eggs. 20 degrees and hot sun. ]
Michael Mullett: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (23) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (61) Ringlet (100) , Ballykillmurry, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
David Nash: Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (80) , Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
[ Recorder: Liam Kane ]
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Michael Bell: Small Blue (1) Common Blue (2) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Bunduff, Sligo, 30/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 Wood Tiger. Only 1 small blue and no marsh fritillaries so they may be just about done for the year here? ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (7) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (200) Ringlet (60) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Jun/2014
[ exceptional numbers of MB and Ringlets for this site.1st MB sighting on the 5th and 13th for ringlet. ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) , Curragh, Kildare, 30/Jun/2014
[ Ungrazed area of Curragh plains, conifer plantation, gorse, grassland,birdsfoot trefoil. ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (30) Small Heath (10) , Meekeeragh Hill, Donegal, East, 29/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Small Blue (3) Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (11) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 29/Jun/2014
[ Also 1 Wood Tiger ]
Lynda McCann: Meadow Brown (5) , Emo Court, Laois, 29/Jun/2014
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (6) , Boharnabreena lakes, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (15) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (3) Meadow Brown (6) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (20) , Malahide Estuary, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
[ Beside the Island Golf club. Recorder Liam Kane. On Buddleja. ]
Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (1) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (50 L) , Dalkey Hill and Quarry, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
[ Weather warm but with only intermittent sunshine. One batch of P larvae with about 50 evident. RA basking on wall. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (30 L) Small White (2 L) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (11) Peacock (500 L) , Vico Rd and Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
[ RA laying on sunny bed of nettles. LW larvae on nasturtiums - 20 final instar and ten half grown. SW larvae on wild crucifers and half grown. P larvae in 5 batches and two other sites had old skins with caterpillars appearing to have pupated. Most P larvae I have ever seen in this area. ]
AJ Vosse: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (3) , Fifty meters from car park north of Courtown , Wexford, 29/Jun/2014
[ The RA was in pristine condition. The SW was seen about 200 meters along the path to the north, in a sunny clearing. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Field above Woodlands Park estate. , Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
[ Walk between grid ref and bridge crossing N11 (T 22569 73682) 16h30 to 17h00. The filed was full of Ringlets... too many to count. Two MB mating, warm, sunny spells. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (25) , Field above Woodlands Park estate. , Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
[ Walk between grid ref and bridge crossing N11 (T 22569 73682) 16h30 to 17h00. The field was full of Ringlets... too many to count. Two MB mating, warm, sunny spells. ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 29/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (11) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Cleengort Gweebarra, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
[ SWFs observed gliding up and down road verge ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (9) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , near Lough Doon, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , Lough Birroge, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
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Maurice Simms: Small Blue (19) Meadow Brown (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Sheskinmore Resrve, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (17) Ringlet (9) , Mangerton road muckross, Kerry, 28/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Today much to my surprise a male SWF appeared in my garden nectaring on B. davidii. This is the first time in over 40 years I have seen a SWF in Blackrock. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Peacock (300 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ P larvae final instar in three groups. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Red Admiral (6) Meadow Brown (44) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Seems like a small influx of RAs in Howth area over the past few days ]
David Nash: Red Admiral (7) Meadow Brown (8) , Oldtown, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. ]
Adrian Phelan: Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (1) Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Monanaleen (near Killinaboy), Clare, 28/Jun/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (18) , Dunes near Tramore, Dunfanaghy, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
David Kennedy: Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (12) Small Heath (9) , Murran Hill, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny, rough mountain pasture ]
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (30) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (30) , Toome, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny, by road alongside Kinny Lake and unmown meadows ]
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (80) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (30) Dark Green Fritillary (12) , Doaghmore, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny sheltered,5pm. More CBs than I could accurately count. ]
George Mc Dermott: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Blue (50) Common Blue (180) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (220) Small Heath (100) Dark Green Fritillary (20) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Ards Forest Park Creeslough, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2014
[ Wild Inishowen Field Trip records by Christine Cassidy & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
John Fraher: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Ballylickey, Bantry, Cork, West, 27/Jun/2014
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (13) Small Heath (9) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 HBHM present ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) , St Fintans Park, Sutton, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (10) , Bunnaton, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Red Admiral (1) , Portsalon, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Red Admiral (1) , Fanad Head, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Ringlet (2) , Royal Canal, 100 meters west of Lock 13, Kildare, 27/Jun/2014
[ 18h00. Dull overcast,2 close together ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (12) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
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Michael O'Donovan: Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (8) , Coolemaine, Cork, 27/Jun/2014
[ Dull, intermittent rain. 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths also. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (37) Ringlet (16) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 26/Jun/2014
[ RA was laying ]
David Kennedy: Common Blue (30) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (5) , Doaghmore, Fanad, Donegal, 25/Jun/2014
[ 18 C, turned to rain ]
Adrian Phelan: Meadow Brown (1) , Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 24/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (10) , The Heath, Laois, 24/Jun/2014
[ fen area ]
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Large Heath (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Clonroosk Little Bog, Offaly, 24/Jun/2014
[ Offaly side, high bog ]
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (7) Speckled Wood (2) , Clonroosk Little Bog, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ Kildare side, bog margin ]
Mark McCorry: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (25) , Lullybeg - West, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ BnM cutaway ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (120 L) , West end Bundoran, Donegal, 24/Jun/2014
[ Cloudy but 17 degrees. SmT larvae in three groups. ]
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (5) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ Quick look around at 11h30, SW in the house ]
Anthony Pickering: Dingy Skipper (1) Speckled Wood (9) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (13) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Bellaneirin, Castlebar, Mayo, 24/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (10) , Killarney Ind Estate, Kerry, 24/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (3) , Mangerton Road Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 23/Jun/2014
[ Numerous Brown Silver-Line Moths flushed from bracken by dog ]
AJ Vosse: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (7) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 23/Jun/2014
[ Between 12h00 and 15h00 during the sunny spells, MB's very active, a few whites on the wing, one unidentified blue, maybe one ST ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (8) , Coolemaine, Cork, 23/Jun/2014
james noonan: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Small Heath (16) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Carran, the Burren, Clare, 23/Jun/2014
james noonan: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (4) Small Heath (3) , Gortahorka, Burren, Clare, 23/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (17) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Temp 20.5 C ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dactan, Kilcar, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ With Nollaig Gillespie and Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Glencolmcille, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Nectaring on Brambles. Pristine. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (31) Common Blue (15) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (7) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (15) , Glencolmcille Dunes, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Dune vegetation superb. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Blue (2) Common Blue (28) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Marsh Fritillary (12) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms.over wide area. ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (3) , nr Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (22) Meadow Brown (50) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (28) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 23/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (1) Common Blue (12) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (12) , Tumduff Mor, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 23/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boathole Lough Bog, Sligo, 23/Jun/2014
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2014
Davey Farrar: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Slea Head, GlannaFann, Kerry, 23/Jun/2014
[ 1 seen and photo taken ]
Barry O Byrne: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (14) , Bull Wall Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 22/Jun/2014
[ Beautiful sunny day (1 Burnet moth) ]
Séamus Feeney: Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Boleyboy, Manorhamilton, Leitrim, 22/Jun/2014
[ Small tortoiseshell c100 in two 'clutches'? about 50 each, 1st instar. Same Nettle patch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (750 L) Peacock (2000 L) , near Oily River, west of Croagh Lough, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.Large clumps of nettles in very sheltered area. 17 batches of caterpillars. Both P and SmT present. Best guess is ten were P. One of best sites in Donegal for these larvae. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (3) , Croagh Lough, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Cloudy 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (2) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Meengilcarry, 8 km S of Ardara, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Cloudy bright and 18 degrees. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Clogga Cove car park, shrub margin, Wicklow, 22/Jun/2014
[ 16h05 - sunny, whites active in the vegetation along the edge of the car park ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 22/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (3) , Mangerton rd Muckross, Kerry, 21/Jun/2014
Ruth Allen: Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (35) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Killinick, Wexford, 21/Jun/2014
[ Sunny and warm with a breeze. Walked late afternoon and early evening. Small Tortoiseshells were still flying and very active at 8.20p.m. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large Heath (2) , Uragh, west of Kinlough, Leitrim, 21/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Bog in good condition. ]
Ian Rippey: Grayling (1) , Lough Bunny, Clare, 21/Jun/2014
[ On limestone pavement south of the road at Lough Bunny. ]
Mark McCorry: Cryptic Wood White (2) Brimstone (3) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (3) , Loughabarra, Laois, 21/Jun/2014
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Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) Small Heath (2) , Vartry Reservoir, Wicklow, 21/Jun/2014
Barry O Byrne: Small White (1) , Clontarf, Dublin, 21/Jun/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Cryptic Wood White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Marley, St Mullins, Carlow, 20/Jun/2014
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2014
David Nash: Common Blue (20) Meadow Brown (70) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (4) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 20/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. 80 Burnet and 20 Cinnabar moths. ]
David Nash: Marsh Fritillary (4) , north of Kiltegan, Wicklow, 20/Jun/2014
[ On east side of road. A nice area of Molinea moorland with species like Pinguicula lusitanica. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Ballydermot, Ballintra, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Large Heath (3) Peacock (100 L) , Shannagh, Ballintra, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Also two Narrow Bee HMs. P larvae just hatched. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (1) Large Heath (6) , Pettigo Plateau, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Near Lough Nadarragh and Lough Namnamurrive. ]
AJ Vosse: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 19/Jun/2014
[ Between 13h00 and 16h15... no sign of any whites. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (2) Small White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin, 19/Jun/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (3) Common Blue (9) Speckled Wood (9) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (8) Small Heath (50) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Raven, Wexford, 19/Jun/2014
[ Holly Blue Larva 3 ]
Sheila Norris: Small Blue (1) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , Dunmore Hill, Port Noo, Donegal, West, 19/Jun/2014
[ Walking round coastal footpath from car park near yacht club ]
Sheila Norris: Ringlet (1) , Dunmore HIll coastal path, Donegal, West, 19/Jun/2014
[ Very pleased to see Ringlet as we don't have them in IOM. Photo available. ]
Sheila Norris: Common Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10 L) , Dunmore Hill, Port Noo, Donegal, West, 19/Jun/2014
[ Nettle patch on hillside had numerous Small Tort larvae ( more than ten but didn't count) While looking at them the Common Blue landed right beside me. Photo available. ]
Sheila Norris: Small Heath (2) , Mullaghtan Signal Tower, near Glencolumbkille, Donegal, West, 18/Jun/2014
[ Both near Signal Tower ]
Sheila Norris: Red Admiral (1) , Trabane Beach near Malin Beg, Donegal, West, 18/Jun/2014
[ Top of steps leading down to Trabane beach from car park ]
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (5) , Eskragh Quarry near Tobercurry, Sligo, 18/Jun/2014
[ Also 5 Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth feeding on Common Vetch. With Declan Skehan. ]
Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (8) Meadow Brown (5) , Aghamore, Sligo, 18/Jun/2014
[ 1900-2000hrs in cooling breeze, all flushed from grass. With Declan Skehan. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 18/Jun/2014
[ Duration of the mid afternoon... ]
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Tom Benson: Large White (2) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 18/Jun/2014
james noonan: Green Hairstreak (7) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (6) Large Heath (21) , clara bog, Offaly, 18/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (2) , Irvine's Lough, near Termon, Donegal, 18/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (4) Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) Small Heath (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aranmore Island, Donegal, 17/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge and Eamonn McGlinchey.NW half of island enveloped in sea fog. SE half sunny and 19 degrees but cool breeze. Also 4 groups of SmT larvae. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Small Blue (7) Common Blue (34) Small Heath (24) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 17/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Anthony Pickering: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (11) Large Heath (7) Marsh Fritillary (4) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 17/Jun/2014
[ Also Clouded Buff (1) ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Louisa Bridge Station, Kildare, 17/Jun/2014
[ Just after 16h00, warm sunshine, only a few minutes to observe before the train arrived. Saw a WB the day before in the same spot, couldn't positively identify it as such. (Are they territorial?) ]
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Royal Canal, west of Fureys Pub, Kildare, 17/Jun/2014
[ Early evening, ~ 20h40, ivy cover wall in direct sunlight ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (1) Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 17/Jun/2014
[ Female OT. x2 Cinnabar and x1 Yellow Shell moths ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (1) , Faulties, Leitrim, 17/Jun/2014
[ At Dromod exit off N4 coming from Sligo. Hundreds of Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnets here by side of road. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Common Blue (2) , Ballagh , Wexford, 17/Jun/2014
[ 2 Red Veined Darters ]
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (15) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 17/Jun/2014
[ Also 5 unidentified whites . Nearly all of the nettle rich verges in the park have been mown to the ground destroying any Peacock and first brood small tortoiseshell eggs/caterpillars in the peak of their larval season . Whoever is in charge of biodiversity in the park (and I assume in this day and age there is somebody ) is doing a seriously bad job . ]
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, 17/Jun/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Speckled Wood (1) , Bahanna, St. Mullins, Carlow, 17/Jun/2014
[ Mixed Woodland. ]
Séamus Feeney: Speckled Wood (1) Large Heath (2) , Cloonacleigha Bog near Ballymote, Sligo, 17/Jun/2014
[ This bog must surely be one of the most ravaged bogs in Ireland, outside of those under BnM control. ]
Sheila Norris: Small Heath (1) , Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Donegal, West, 17/Jun/2014
[ just over ladder stile into meadow from parking area. Not 100% certain of grid ref on holiday from Isle of Man what a wonderful reserve! ]
Sheila Norris: Marsh Fritillary (7) , Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Donegal, West, 17/Jun/2014
[ Most were on watercress flowers in wet area just before we emerged onto beach. Photo available. We don't have these in IOM, so thrilled to see them. ]
Sheila Norris: Small Blue (5) Common Blue (5) , Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Donegal, West, 17/Jun/2014
[ Seeing both Small & Common blues at this ref and throughout reserve. Photos available. We don't have Small Blues in IOM so very pleased to see them. Tried to put in 5+ but won't accept. ]
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (5) Small Heath (11) Marsh Fritillary (6) , Boathole Lough, Drumfin, Sligo, 16/Jun/2014
[ Also one Forester moth. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (6) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (1) Large Heath (2) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 16/Jun/2014
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (4) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 16/Jun/2014
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (10) , Gowlin Wood, Borris, Carlow, 16/Jun/2014
[ Recorder PADRAIG KAVANAGH. Wood Whites flying in Gowlin Wood, Borris in an area of recently felled conifer plantation. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (18) , Ballymachroe, Wicklow, 16/Jun/2014
[ Marsh Fritillary on thistles and orchids in warm sun. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (5) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 16/Jun/2014
Anthony Pickering: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (16) , Rinshinna, Castlebar, Mayo, East, 16/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (7) Green Hairstreak (5) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (1) , within 3km south of Portnoo, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. MF near L.Birroge. DS near Still Lough. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (6) Small Heath (20) Marsh Fritillary (98) , nr Carrigart, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. site area at least one ha so numbers of MF counted in about one hour indicate several hundred present. one seen laying as also a Narrow Bee HM. Sunny and 18 degrees. MF nectaring on wide variety of wilf flowers. ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (4) , Ballyhork, west Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Wet heath. MF Nectaring on Meadow Thistle. New site on 10km sq C14 for MF. ]
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Magheradrumman,north Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. SmT worn. Corncrake calling nearby. ]
Bob Aldwell: Ringlet (1) , Shannaghdoo, north Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (6) , Tamney, Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (12) Small Heath (9) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 HBHM near Baily. ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (12) Common Blue (15) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (10) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Ballyteigue, Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 15/Jun/2014
[ breezy mix of sun and cloud, late teens. ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (2) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Small Blue (2) Common Blue (4) Small Heath (5) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Bunduff, Sligo, 15/Jun/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (18) Clouded Yellow (1) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (12) Red Admiral (6) Meadow Brown (2) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 15/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Abbeyleix bog, Laois, 15/Jun/2014
[ At new boardwalk. Recorder: Fiona Mac Gowan . ]
Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (43) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Small Heath (2) , Aghamore, Sligo, 15/Jun/2014
[ Whole site not covered so Small Blue number was probably higher. Also 2 Burnet Companion. With Graham Mitchell. ]
Sheila Norris: Green Hairstreak (7) Small Heath (3) , Loughros Point, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2014
[ Green Hairstreaks seen between this grid ref and G651929 approx. whilst on holiday in Ardara from Isle of Man. Small Heaths seen at grid ref given ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Meadow Brown (1) , Marley, St Mullins, Carlow, 14/Jun/2014
[ Disused railway embankment. ]
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Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (11) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (4) , Aghamore, Sligo, 14/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyroan, Laois, 14/Jun/2014
[ Recorder: Orla McCorry. visiting garden. ]
John Fraher: Small White (4) Common Blue (8) , Cunnigear< Dungarvan, Waterford, 14/Jun/2014
[ Moths: Many Burnets ?no. of spots 1 Cinnabar also ]
Michael Bell: Small White (3) Small Blue (30) Small Heath (5) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 14/Jun/2014
[ Also one Wood Tiger. ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (11) Common Blue (16) Small Heath (4) Dark Green Fritillary (7) , Brittas Bay North, Wicklow, 14/Jun/2014
[ Dark green fritillary on red valerian. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (35) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Heath (40) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 14/Jun/2014
[ Very warm, calm and sunny.Numbers low, scattered over a very large area. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (4) , The Gearagh, Cork, Mid, 14/Jun/2014
[ warm but mostly dull ]
Anthony Pickering: Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (2) Large Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Rush, North Beach, Dublin, 14/Jun/2014
[ Dune vegetation at the top of the beach. Both CB males, SW further up the road toward R126. Between 13h20 and 13h30. More whites on the wing, one may have been LW ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (10) Small Tortoiseshell (20 L) , Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 14/Jun/2014
[ With participants to 2014 Donegal Butterfly Field day. Weather cloudy and 16 degrees. SmT larvae final instar. Based on amount of eating on nettles many already have pupated. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (1) , Macaire ui Cuilin, Rosguill, Donegal, 13/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. On large area of KV on east facing slope. 17 degrees and sunny at 6 pm after wet day. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (150) Small Heath (50) Marsh Fritillary (78) , Dollymount, Dublin, 13/Jun/2014
[ Still a few MF around,mostly females with laying fairly widespread. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (9) , Coolemaine, Cork, 13/Jun/2014
David Nash: Small White (6) Small Copper (1) , Powerscourt, Wicklow, 13/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. x1 Chimney Sweeper. ]
John Fraher: Painted Lady (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 13/Jun/2014
John Fraher: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, 13/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Small Copper (1) , Ballyroan, Laois, 13/Jun/2014
[ recorder Hannah McCorry. first SC. Recognised it from DNFC chart! ]
Angus Tyner: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 12/Jun/2014
[ Meadow Brown while cutting hay. Plenty migrant moths so Red Admiral could be part of the influx. First fresh Small Tortoiseshell on the 9th. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (12) Wall Brown (1) , Hills over Sandyford, Dublin, 12/Jun/2014
[ For the last 3 years I have only seen one wall brown all year on this site . It used to be more plentiful here . ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (4) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 12/Jun/2014
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Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (17) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (34) Meadow Brown (6) Painted Lady (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 12/Jun/2014
[ very warm and sunny ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (1) Peacock (2) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 12/Jun/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (7) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 12/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (1) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Rossnowlagh Lower, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather cloudy and 16 degrees. CWW at rest on vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (6) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (2) , Murvagh, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. 5.30 -6.00 pm. 21 degrees and hazy sun. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Common Blue (7) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (21) , Bunduff Marsh, Sligo, 11/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small Blue (4) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Ards Forest Park, near Creeslugh, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) , Cloncreen BnM bog, Offaly, 10/Jun/2014
[ Gravel Pit ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Blue (3) Small Heath (1) , near Kiltoorish old chapel, Donegal, 10/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Anthony Pickering: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Small Blue (120) Common Blue (31) Small Heath (11) , Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Galway, West, 10/Jun/2014
[ Observations over a large area of coastal land ]
Anthony Pickering: Common Blue (23) Small Heath (3) , Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Galway, West, 09/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) , Meentashesk, Glencolumbkille, Donegal, 09/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Eleanor Hort. Nectaring in her garden. ]
Adrian Phelan: Small White (6) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Kinsealy, Dublin, 09/Jun/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (1) , Coastal Path behind Portnoo Pier, Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Strong wind. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) Speckled Wood (1) , near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (35) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (15) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 08/Jun/2014
[ Meeting of Dublin Naturalists'Field Club. Mainly cloudy with S wind force 6. Intermittent showers and brief sunny breaks. Butterflies on ground or perching on vegetation. ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (12) Small White (4) Common Blue (20) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (1) , Killinick, Wexford, 08/Jun/2014
[ Sheltered and sunny in lane ]
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Ruth Allen: Large White (5) Common Blue (50) Small Heath (40) , Ballyteigue Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 07/Jun/2014
[ Cool breeze, easterly, sunny on sheltered side of dunes ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (14) , Coolemaine, Cork, 07/Jun/2014
[ dull ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 07/Jun/2014
[ Between 13hoo and 17h00, warm sunshine after the midday shower. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) , Tory Island, Donegal, 07/Jun/2014
[ Inishowen Wildlife Club. Recorder Paddy McCrossan. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 07/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (6) Small Tortoiseshell (50 L) , Between Booterstown and Blackrock, Dublin, 07/Jun/2014
[ Along coastal walk. Unfortunately area has recently been severely strimmed. sunny and 18 degrees with strong S wind. One SW laying on wild crucifers. SmT in three barches. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , adjoining Blackrock Park, Dublin, 07/Jun/2014
[ RA flying wildly before landing to nectar on Elder blossom. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 07/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Monksland, Roscommon, 07/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (3) Small Blue (8) Common Blue (32) Small Heath (9) Painted Lady (1) , Brittany Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 07/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (5) Wood White (either) (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) Peacock (3) , Eskragh Quarry near Tobercurry, Sligo, 07/Jun/2014
[ A good number of Burnet Companion present (20+). Flower rich site. Also unidentified 'blue'. ]
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (7) , Beltra C of I lane, Sligo, 06/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) , Unnamed lane, Rusheen/Kinkillew near Riverstown, Sligo, 05/Jun/2014
Barry O Byrne: Wall Brown (1) , Skryne Co Meath, Meath, 05/Jun/2014
[ At Royal Tara Golf club ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (1) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (1) , Mweeing, Waterford, 05/Jun/2014
Michael Gray: Wood White (either) (6) Small White (1) Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (3) , Boharnabreena lakes, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ This site straddles 2 10 km squares . O 02 and O 12 . This is the O2 area. A butterfly rich area through the season I intend to visit frequently this year. The wood whites were all in one small area with an abundance of meadow vetchling and also some birds foot trefoil . It has been planted with young trees which if they grow will spell trouble for this. butterfly on this site in the future. ]
Michael Gray: Wood White (either) (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (2) , Boharnabreena Lakes , Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ The Peacocks were extremely tattered and worn as is to be expected by early June . ]
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Moyarwood Bog, Galway, East, 05/Jun/2014
[ recorded in Molinia/Myrica flush on raised bog ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (34) Common Blue (2) , Tramore, Rosbeg, Donegal, 05/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Plentiful Kidney Vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , in garden, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ HB on female holly. ]
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Frank Smyth: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (2) Small Heath (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (2) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (28) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 05/Jun/2014
[ Sunny,windy,10+ unidentified whites. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (2) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (28) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 05/Jun/2014
[ Sunny,windy,10+ unidentified whites. ]
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (9) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (6) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (13) Wall Brown (2) Peacock (1) , Between Portnoo and Rosbeg, Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (15) Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (43) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (2) , Glenmacannive, near Glenties, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorders Richard and Margaret McCafferty. OTs all females. GVWs numerous. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (12) Small Blue (1) Wall Brown (1) , near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (3) , Eden area, Rosbeg, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Ian McCambridge: Dingy Skipper (2) Small White (1) Small Heath (3) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small Heath (4) , St John's Point, near Dunkineely, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2014
Dave McKay: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) , R446 Athlone, Roscommon, 02/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Cloudy bright and about 16 degrees. CWW large and pristine - probably newly emerged female. SmT larvae final instar - very few in view of large number of nettles. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (20 L) Small Tortoiseshell (150 L) , Vico Rd, Dalkey, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Two lots of SmT larvae - one lot 2nd instar, other lot final instar. LW larvae 2nd instar on Nasturtiums. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Blue (2) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (16) , Kildoney, Donegal, 02/Jun/2014
[ No sun but dull and warm ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (7) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 02/Jun/2014
Michael Gray: Common Blue (5) Marsh Fritillary (35) , Bull Island, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Overcast day .So I missed all the recent spectacle. All butterflies at rest . Several mating pairs of Marsh f. even so . ]
John Fogarty: Dingy Skipper (5) Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 02/Jun/2014
[ Good numbers of MFs too many to count accurately, best count of Dingy Skipper ever by me. 7 NBBHs as well new to me ! ]
David Nash: Clouded Yellow (1) Green-veined White (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Clouded Yellow crossed garden heading north. 20 minutes later a CY crossed in opposite direction pursued by bird - outcome not observed. ]
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Dublin Naturalists' Field Club: Large White (5) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) Peacock (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 01/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Dingy Skipper (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (1) , Kesh Caves, Sligo, 31/May/2014
Adrian Phelan: Common Blue (50) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (150) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 31/May/2014
[ Cloudy with sunny spells ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Ballygrissane, Cork, Mid, 31/May/2014
David Dillon: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Ireland's Eye, Dublin, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green Hairstreak (7) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) , Creevy, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (3) Small Blue (3) , Dromore, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (3) , Murvagh dunes, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (11) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (24) , Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Donegal, 31/May/2014
[ Visit by Inishowen Wildlife Club. Recorders Anne and Jim Toland. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (1) , Hornhead., Donegal, 31/May/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (3) Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (30) Wall Brown (3) Small Heath (50) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 31/May/2014
[ SH and CB very abundant but restricted to sheltered areas due to strong NE wind, sunny. LW only in small marsh area. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (30) Small Heath (2) Marsh Fritillary (26) , Bull island, Dublin, 31/May/2014
james noonan: Small Blue (20) Common Blue (10) , Sutton Burrow, Dublin, 31/May/2014
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Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (8) Small White (5) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 31/May/2014
Barry O Byrne: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Clontarf, Dublin, 31/May/2014
[ Back garden Clontarf ]
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (11) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Derinch Island, Ballysadare Bay., Sligo, 31/May/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross, Kerry, 30/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ In my garden.Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (8) Green-veined White (9) Speckled Wood (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 30/May/2014
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/May/2014
David Nash: Common Blue (70) Meadow Brown (1) Marsh Fritillary (600) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) , Merrion Road, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Waste ground I. One silver-Y. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (8) Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (20) Speckled Wood (5) , Merrion Road, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Waste ground II ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) Speckled Wood (2) , Marblehill, Galway, South-east, 29/May/2014
[ Orange-tip egg on C. pratensis ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (2) Small Heath (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ards Forest Park, near Creeslough, Donegal, West, 29/May/2014
Dave McKay: Dingy Skipper (1) , Flancare, Westmeath, 28/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cloghalahard, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Ardnadoman West, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Cloonoo East (Yellow Bog), Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
[ Orange-tip female, oviposition on C. pratensis observed ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (5) Orange Tip (2) , Carrow Bog, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
[ Cryptic Wood White mating behaviour observed (antennal waving); also Orange-tip egg on C. pratensis. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) , Francis Gap (Slieve Aughty), Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (1) , Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 28/May/2014
[ sunny ]
David Mcilveen: Small Copper (2) Small Heath (8) , The Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 28/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (1) , Woodquarter,Cranford., Donegal, 28/May/2014
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (16) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (14) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (8) Peacock (4) Marsh Fritillary (28) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 28/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (39) Common Blue (4) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 28/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (16) Green Hairstreak (5) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (8) , Bonnyglen Wood, Clooney, nr Portnoo, Donegal, 28/May/2014
[ Recorders Richard and Margaret McCafferty. Good DS site. Surprising to see so many Peacocks at end of May. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (7) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 28/May/2014
[ Sunny and about 19 degrees. During 20 minutes from about 11.30. HBs around tall hollies. Mostly rather sedentary with occasional movement over short distances probably females laying. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, 28/May/2014
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Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (8) Common Blue (7) Speckled Wood (25) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 28/May/2014
[ 20+ unidentified whites on the wing,warm and continuous sun,WBs on CBFT. ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (7) Common Blue (200) Small Heath (20) Marsh Fritillary (200) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 28/May/2014
[ Warm sunshine 17 degrees abundant Marsh Fritillary and Common Blue everywhere you looked, every moment, hundreds. We travelled from Rosslare just for the Marsh Fritillary, based on Tom Cooney's postings. Many thanks Tom. ]
Tom Cooney: Large White (20) Common Blue (10) Marsh Fritillary (200) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 27/May/2014
[ Marsh Fritillaries abundant and present in all habitats on northern end of the island (Alder Marsh, marram dunes and even feeding on Armeria on northern salt-marsh). 200 is very conservative estimate. Likely to be x2 or x3 this figure present. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Assumpta Pk, Shankill shankill, Dublin, 27/May/2014
AJ Vosse: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Louisa Bridge Station, Kildare, 27/May/2014
[ West bound platform, between 17h45 and 17h50. 2 whites on the wing as well ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (11) Wall Brown (5) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Michael Gray: Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (2) Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (5) , Irishtown, Dublin, 27/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (3) , Nutley Lane, Dublin, 27/May/2014
John Fogarty: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (6) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, 27/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (12) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (3) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 27/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (12) Wall Brown (2) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boleynass North, Wicklow, 27/May/2014
[ Warm and sunny.many other whites not identified. ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Brimstone (3) Large White (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Small Blue (5) Common Blue (2) , Raghera Beg Shannonbridge, Roscommon, 27/May/2014
[ I walked the length of the road, sunny ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Blue (7) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 27/May/2014
[ old quarry ]
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) , Polleeny (Lough Inch), Galway, West, 27/May/2014
Dave McKay: Small Copper (1) , Flancare, Westmeath, 27/May/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Woodenbridge , Wicklow, 26/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (1) , Frenchpark, Galway, South-east, 26/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Rock Big Arklow, Wicklow, 25/May/2014
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 25/May/2014
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AJ Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (4) Orange Tip (1) , North County Cricket Club, Dublin, 25/May/2014
[ Between 15h30 and 16h30, Warm, clear blue skies overhead for an hour or so.It couldn't have been 10 minutes after the sun made it's appearance that the first butterfly was seen. More whites on the wing. ]
Pat Lenihan: Cryptic Wood White (8) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Russelstown, Nr. Blessington, Wicklow, 25/May/2014
[ 100 metres from the car park along the lakeshore ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 24/May/2014
[ Around 15h30, brief warm, almost sunny spell ]
Anthony Pickering: Wood White (either) (1) , Breandrim, Mayo, East, 24/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Caherdaniel National Historic Park, Kerry, South, 24/May/2014
[ One on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (18) Wall Brown (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 23/May/2014
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (100) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 22/May/2014
[ an attempt at counting proved useless so 100 adults is a bare minimum estimate. ]
Niamh Lennon: Green Hairstreak (1) , Glengowla Mine, near the bridge on the old Clifden Railway Line., Galway, West, 22/May/2014
[ We visited the Glengowla Mines. The old Clifden Railway passes through the grounds where there is a Nature walk. Weather was dry and mild around 3pm when I saw the Butterfly resting on an emerging stem of Bracken close to a Willowherb. ]
Séamus Feeney: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Peacock (1) , Garrow, Curlew Mts., Roscommon, 22/May/2014
Ruth Allen: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (11) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (6) Common Blue (50) Wall Brown (1) , BallyTeigue Burrow, Wexford, 21/May/2014
[ Sunny windless afternoon, temp 17c - 18c - meadows behind sand dunes. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (50) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/May/2014
[ with Ian McCambridge. 14 degrees with sunny periods. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Letterkillew Bridge, near Commeen, Donegal, 21/May/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 16 degrees and cloudy bright. Lots of Bilberry. ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (1) , kiltormer, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ graveyard carpark ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (10) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Woodfield killimer, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ Bog path. hazy sunshine. 5 of the green hairstreaks were on the one patch of birds foot trefoil. Never saw so many before ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , kilquain Killimor, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ bog road ]
David Nash: Small White (4) Marsh Fritillary (40) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 21/May/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (2) Small Blue (10) , Monksland, Roscommon, 21/May/2014
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 20/May/2014
David Nash: Orange Tip (4) Peacock (2) , Lucan, Dublin, 20/May/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. Beside River Liffey. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , Ballynally, Moville , Donegal, 20/May/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge and Con O'Donnell. 15 degrees and very humid. Habitat blanket bog and surrounds. ]
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Niamh Lennon: Wall Brown (4) , Inishbofin Island, Galway, West, 20/May/2014
[ 10am approx. I see a Wallbrown B'fly flying around on this sunny morning. Some time later I saw about 3 other individuals in the same area. No others seen on the following 2 days,which were not sunny. ]
Anne Mullen: Pearl-bordered Fritillary (3) , Ballybornagh, Clare, 20/May/2014
Anne Mullen: Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1) , Fahee North, Clare, 20/May/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 19/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (5) Orange Tip (2 O) Small Blue (4) Marsh Fritillary (26 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 19/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Cloudy but dry and 14 degrees. Only reliable site for CWW that I know in north Donegal. Also 6 MF pupae. 4 suspended from vegetation and 2 flat on upper surface of DBS leaves. One Narrow Bee H M seen laying. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (2) Marsh Fritillary (52) , Dollymount, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ FIRST REPORT OF ADULT MARSH FRITILLARY. Warm, Sunny but breezy. Hard to see the MF adults. Also saw 3 larvae. ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/May/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (5) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Marley Park, near the cricket pitch, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ Between 13h10 and 13h30. Warm sunshine in quite a sheltered corner at the grid ref. Small marshy area not mowed,at least 2 GVW and 2 SW depositing eggs close to ground level. One ST very tattered. Other unidentified whites and one brown on the wing. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ Butterfly busy ovipositing on a MALE Holly bush. The first time I have confirmed such behaviour. Eggs placed lowdown on buds of unopened or partially opened flowers. In one instance two eggs were virtually touching. ]
Michael Mullett: Green Hairstreak (11) Green-veined White (1) , Brockagh, Wicklow, 17/May/2014
[ Sunny but windy green hairstreaks basking on bilberry. ]
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (5) Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Riverside hotel/ Slaney river walk, Wexford, 17/May/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (11) Green-veined White (23) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (16) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 17/May/2014
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (1) Cryptic Wood White (10) Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) , grand canal Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/May/2014
[ I travelled all this path beside the canal, being a windy day the butterflies were mostly in the treelined part . warm and sunny ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (3) Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) , Meelick Eyrecourt, Galway, East, 17/May/2014
[ sunny but windy ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) , Ardnadoman West, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ Orange-tip: two males, female, also egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (3) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (2 P) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ pupa and pre-pupa (images available) ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) , Heathlawn Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ Orange-tip males ]
Mark McCorry: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Granstown Woods NNR, Laois, 17/May/2014
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Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) , Tumduff Mor, Lough Boora Parklands, , Offaly, 16/May/2014
Brian Danaher: Small White (20) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (25) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (10) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 16/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (2) Marsh Fritillary (6 L) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 16/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 16/May/2014
[ on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (30) Small White (3) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (7) Small Copper (2) Small Blue (7) Common Blue (175) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (9) Peacock (3) , The Raven nature reserve, Wexford, 16/May/2014
[ I spent the entire day wandering around various different habitats on the Raven .Sunny and largely still. Lot's of unidentified whites , probably green veined whites . ]
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) , Hollyfort, Wexford, 16/May/2014
David Nash: Green Hairstreak (3) Cryptic Wood White (2) , Girley Bog, Meath, 16/May/2014
[ Recorder Eamonn O'Donnell ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (7) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Mangerton Road, Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 16/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ LW seen nectaring on Purple Bowles Wallflower. ]
Ruth Allen: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (6) Common Blue (10) , Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 16/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (11) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (1000 L) , NW of Carrickart, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Many hundreds of final instar MF caterpillars.Figure of 1000 only indicative as they could be seen spread out over a wide area. No signs of pupae or adults. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Duntally Wood, Creeslough, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather 17 degrees but very windy. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) Peacock (1) , Green Lane, near Glen, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. breezy and 16 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , east of Drumnaraw, Creeslough, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Many Hollies in area. Sunny and 17 degrees but very windy. HB battling low down against the wind! ]
Robbie Hudson: Common Blue (50) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Raven,, Wexford, 16/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 16/May/2014
Joe Devlin: Green Hairstreak (5) , Slieve Foye Woods, Louth, 15/May/2014
[ First time I have recorded this species at this site. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) , West End Bundoran, Donegal, 15/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Rd. Portnoo, Donegal, 15/May/2014
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Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Doon Rd. Portnoo, Donegal, 15/May/2014
[ Recorded by Alison Simms. ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 15/May/2014
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) , Glencoum Hill, Kilkenny, 15/May/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) , Raphoe, Donegal, East, 15/May/2014
[ Bilateral gynandromorph Green-veined White - left hand side female, rhs male - photographed by STUART DUNLOP. A very rare sighting. See Stuart's blog at donegal-wildlfe.blogspot.ie. ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , UCD, Belfield, Dublin, 15/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Dun Laoghaire Peoples Park, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Dun Laoghaire Peoples Park, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (6) , Foot of Mount Leinster, Wexford, 15/May/2014
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (1) , davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 15/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Tonranny Mountain, Clare, 15/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Doire Locháin Thoir, Galway, West, 15/May/2014
[ Male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Bantrach, Galway, West, 15/May/2014
[ egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (17) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (2) , Turraun, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 15/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Small White (1) Green-veined White (36) Orange Tip (14) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Inch Nature Reserve., Donegal, 15/May/2014
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 15/May/2014
[ on roadside warm and sunny. lots of other whites too lively for me ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Ballyhoolahan, Galway, East, 15/May/2014
[ got the wood white in the net ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) , Cummer Bog, Tipperary, North, 14/May/2014
[ Orange-tip egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Marshalstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 14/May/2014
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (3 P) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 14/May/2014
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Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (35) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 14/May/2014
james noonan: Small Blue (5) Common Blue (7) Meadow Brown (2) Painted Lady (2) , Sutton Burrows, Dublin, 14/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (4) Small Blue (3) Wall Brown (4) , St John's Point, Donegal, 14/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Hour long sunny period with 15 degrees with SW breeze. Sheltered warm limestone pavement site. Strong SB population in main season. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (4) Large White (2) Green-veined White (24) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 13/May/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. CWW included Mated pair. 13 degrees with sunny periods and breezy. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (6) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 13/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. breezy and 12 degrees. HB nectaring on vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , West End Bundoran, Donegal, East, 13/May/2014
[ Sunny but very windy. ]
John Cullen: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (13) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 13/May/2014
[ 16 degrees ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 13/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Painted Lady (1) , Templebreedy, Crosshaven, Cork, Mid, 13/May/2014
[ Record supplied by Dara Fitzpatrick ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (19) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 13/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) , Butterfly Gdn. Letterkenny., Donegal, 13/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 13/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 12/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 12/May/2014
[ Flying around ivy-covered wall. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (130 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 12/May/2014
[ Still a few MF larva around but weather permitting some adults should be out in a week or so. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (2) , Glentornan, Dunlewy, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (5) Holly Blue (1) , Dunlewy, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. Along Devlin River. ]
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 11/May/2014
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (4) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Alongside road verge. 13 degrees and breezy.HBs flying low. ]
David Mcilveen: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 11/May/2014
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Pat Lenihan: Wood White (either) (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Marsh Fritillary (2 P) , Kilgerrill Esker, Galway, East, 11/May/2014
[ The grid reference was within 200 metres of the sightings ]
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 10/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. About 12 degrees C. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 10/May/2014
Katharine Duff: Marsh Fritillary (1 P) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 10/May/2014
[ One pupa and exuviae observed on top of partially eaten Devil-s-bit Scabious leaf. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (18) Peacock (2) , Rossinver, Leitrim, 10/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather broken with 14 degrees. brief sunny period. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 09/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Lough Alaan Stranorlar, Donegal, 09/May/2014
Tom Moore: Small Heath (1) , Churchtown, Wexford, 09/May/2014
Tom Moore: Red Admiral (3) , Carrigbyrne, Wexford, 09/May/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (12) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 09/May/2014
[ Sunny, Strong Gale. WBs mostly paired up; 2 pairs mating. ]
Ethna Diver: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (10) Small Copper (1) Peacock (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 09/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyloughan, Bruckless, Donegal, 09/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Michael Bell: Green Hairstreak (3) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 09/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Glashaboy South, Cork, East, 08/May/2014
Ruth Allen: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (3) , South Slob Wexford, Wexford, 08/May/2014
[ quite breezy but sunny in places, sheltered path ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 07/May/2014
[ Seen during a short sunny spell ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Beach Arklow, Wicklow, 07/May/2014
[ In very good condition, bright but windy. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small White (6) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (6) Wall Brown (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 06/May/2014
Mark McCorry: Holly Blue (1) , Abbeyleix, Laois, 06/May/2014
[ Recorded by Helen Moore - amended. ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Green-veined White (25) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 06/May/2014
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Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 06/May/2014
[ Weather cloudy bright with occasional hazy sun and 15 degrees. Holly Bushes in full bloom. 4 HBs flying around SE side of sheltered male Holly Bush. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 06/May/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) , Devlinreagh, Donegal, 05/May/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) , Devlinreagh, Donegal, 05/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 04/May/2014
[ At least 100 first instar SmT larvae in a single web. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 04/May/2014
[ In garden. Brief spell of hazy sunshine. Temp 15 degrees and very mild. ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 03/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Ballygriffin, Cork, East, 03/May/2014
[ on Cardamine pratensis ]
David Mcilveen: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (11) Peacock (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 03/May/2014
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) , Coral Beach Carraroe, Galway, West, 03/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 03/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (18) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (4) , Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 02/May/2014
[ No sun but dull and warm ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (69 L) , Kildoney south, Donegal, 02/May/2014
[ All final instar.Well scattered. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Cork City (Distillery Fields), Cork, Mid, 01/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (9) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Irishtown Nature Park, Dublin, 30/Apr/2014
[ Weather hazy sun with approaching front - 14 degrees and breezy so butterflies basking and numbers low for site. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , along R. Dodder nr Londonbridge Rd, Dublin, 30/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Killester Dart Station, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Temple Park Ave, Blackrock, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (3) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 29/Apr/2014
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Lorcán A Scott: Brimstone (2) Small White (8) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Gattabaun, Kilkenny, 29/Apr/2014
[ Gattabaun cSAC. Limestone Uplands. My 1st Brimstone Kilkenny Records. ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (2) Brimstone (4) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (2) , derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 29/Apr/2014
[ sunny and warm ,v little wind ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (6) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (2) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 29/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (11) Speckled Wood (18) Peacock (17) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 29/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 29/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Welchtown, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 29/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Holly Blue (2) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) , Clearagh,near Poulnagrid., Cork, Mid, 28/Apr/2014
[ Green Hairstreak not seen at this location before. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (4) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (6) , Rahara beg, Roscommon, 28/Apr/2014
[ sunny. missed some whites ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Patgterson's Bridge, Cork, East, 28/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (4) , Coom, Cork, East, 28/Apr/2014
[ 3 males, one female ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Coom, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (4) , Coom, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2) , Tooreen, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
[ males ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (20) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Carrick Hill, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (13) Large White (1) Green-veined White (25) Orange Tip (8) Peacock (10) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (4) , Stranaglough Glenties,, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
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Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (12) Holly Blue (26) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 27/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (3) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (8) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 27/Apr/2014
[ a lot more holly blues than previous years.About 12 out of 20 overwintering STs made it through to freedom.Spiders and cats account for mortality rate. ]
George Mc Dermott: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Foffnagh, Kinnagoe, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (15) Orange Tip (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Meekeeragh Hill, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Royal Canal, 100 meters either side of Lock 15, near Kilcock, Kildare, 27/Apr/2014
[ Between 16h40 and 17h10, warm, sunny north towpath, a few more unidentified reds and whites on the wing ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 27/Apr/2014
[ Between 14h20 and 14h35, quick look around ]
Ruth Allen: Small White (5) Orange Tip (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , South Slob Wexford Harbour, Wexford, 27/Apr/2014
[ Blue skies and sunny but windy, walked along the sheltered inner path near old pump house ]
Eoghan Callery: Orange Tip (1) , Parkland by Rostellan Woods, Cork, East, 26/Apr/2014
[ Male Orange Tip flying in parkland along woodland verge and coming to rest on the seed head of a dandelion ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Sunny periods with cold wind. Temp 12-14 degrees ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Killult, Falcarragh, Donegal, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Sandy Alcorn. In the garden. ]
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (47 L) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 26/Apr/2014
[ After finding 3 on my own site I visited here this evening .good numbers in a casual walkabout . ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (6) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (20) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Aught, Donegal, East, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 26/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Holly Blue (3) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 26/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (2) , Duntally Wood, Creeslough, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2014
[ No Holly Blues seen due to cold north east wind ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Sladran Buncrana, Donegal, East, 25/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Stillorgan, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) , Killmagig Wood, Wicklow, 25/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 25/Apr/2014
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David Cooke: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Dean's Grange., Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Along edge of south side of park. hazy sun so probably minimum numbers seen ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (8) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Mostly along western edge of park in 15 min period. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , College Park, TCD, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ HB around two small hollies nr Physiology Building ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Tobernea, Seapoint, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Around large Holly Bush ]
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) , Peoples Garden, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small White (15) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (8) , Pumphouse, South Slob, Wexford, Wexford, 25/Apr/2014
[ Sunny, sheltered forestry road ]
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (8) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (6) , Turvey Parklands, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ Luke Geraty observer also. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Small White (10) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (4) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Dactan/Roelough, Kilcar, Donegal, 24/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny Gillespie. RAs at least two. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (15) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ at 12noon. Sunshine soon gave way to rolling sea fog. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackock, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ at 4.30 in bright sun. HBs flying around tops of tall hollies on Eastern edge of park. ]
Brian Danaher: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (3) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Inch, Wexford, 24/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Killenagh Rd, Wexford, 24/Apr/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (20) , Howth Demesne, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (3 L) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 24/Apr/2014
Lorcán A Scott: Small White (4) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Garryricken NNR, Kilkenny, 24/Apr/2014
[ Garryricken NNR Upper Wood ]
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 23/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (14) , Oldtown, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 23/Apr/2014
[ Sunny periods with showers. M.F. larvae counted in small area only as they were mostly single with many travelling across paths etc. I had to be extremely careful in the area. ]
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Swan Park,Buncrana, Donegal, East, 23/Apr/2014
Brian Danaher: Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Rathmichael wood, Shankill., Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (5) , assumta pk, Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 23/Apr/2014
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Town Council Nursery, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Rockstown Harbour, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Dunree Fort, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 22/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (7) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (2) , Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ 18C ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (35) Orange Tip (12) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ 18C ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , Woodquarter,Cranford., Donegal, 21/Apr/2014
[ All recorded between 3.45pm-5.00pm in sunny sheltered locations.HB recorded at 4.00pm.All OT were male,though as usual,several unidentified Whites were also seen. ]
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Fanore, Clare, 21/Apr/2014
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Michael Gray: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (28) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
[ Extensive 2 hour survey of the whole park . Sunny but blustery . 3 other unidentified whites seen . Former wild part , a stronghold for both green veined whites and meadow browns in the park turned into a hilly lawn !! ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , nr Drumraney, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (8) Speckled Wood (6) , nr Mount Temple, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Carn Park, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
[ 1 female OT ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) , Ories, Athlone, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (2) , Big Rock Arklow, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , River Walk Arklow, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small White (1) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cappamore, Limerick, 21/Apr/2014
[ Sunny day, 16c, slight breeze, rural green road. Orange Tips flying and not settling ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dunfierth area, near Johnstown Bridge, Kildare, 21/Apr/2014
[ Between 13h15 and 13h45, lots of activity on the bog track. More on the wing but only recorded positive ID's ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 21/Apr/2014
[ Between 11h00 & 12h00, warm intermittent sunshine. A few white on the wing as well ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) , Old Bog Road, Royal Canal, Meath, 21/Apr/2014
[ 16h00 to 17h00 - Numerous whites seen across the canal, mid afternoon warm sunshine. One ST of P seen on the wing ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (25) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Combermore, Lifford , Donegal, 21/Apr/2014
[ Hazy sunshine 15C. ]
Brian Danaher: Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 21/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. ]
Alma Conway: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sandyford, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
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Clare Haire: Peacock (1) , Maghera Caves, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ Peacock warming itself on warm stones at the caves. ]
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St John's Point, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lackagh, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
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Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Lackagh, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Peacock (2) , Glenree, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Green-veined White (16) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
[ Hazy Sunshine 15C. ]
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Road Muckross, Kerry, 20/Apr/2014
[ Commonage severely damaged by gorsefire ]
Seán Geraty: Holly Blue (1) , Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin, 20/Apr/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Town Council Nursery, Donegal, East, 20/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Innisheer, Aran Islans, Galway, West, 20/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Orange Tip (2) , Kilnafrehan mountain, Waterford, 20/Apr/2014
[ Orange tip butterflies on coniferous forest ride. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Tullard Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Stranaglogh Glenties,, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (1) , Cleengort, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (6) , Moannakeeba east, Galway, South-east, 19/Apr/2014
[ Nothing on main roads but on turning into a boreen through scrubby land and bog I saw these..I startled a young deer , a bonus ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Kylebrack, Loughrea, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2014
[ wooded area sunny ]
John Fraher: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (8) Peacock (4) , Poulnalour, Burren, Clare, 19/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknadarrav (SW of Brosna), Kerry, North, 19/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Ardydonagan (W of Duagh), Kerry, North, 19/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Birdstown Demesne, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Bogay, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
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Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Carrick Hill, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
David Kennedy: Orange Tip (1) , Lay by on N2 abt 1 mile south of Aughnacloy, Monaghan, 19/Apr/2014
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (2) , Forge Wood Arklow, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2014
David Nash: Large White (11) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , St Ita's, Portrane, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (3) , Phoenix Park, a radius of 500 meters from the cricket club, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
[ A walk in the area between 11h00 and 12h30. Most sightings down in the sheltered valley. One ST worn, on P really worn ]
Mark Carmody: Orange Tip (31) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (1) , East Coast Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2014
[ Very noticeable with at least 30 males and 1 female Orange Tip ]
Michael O'Donovan: Red Admiral (3) Painted Lady (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, West, 19/Apr/2014
[ Painted Lady quite faded, patrolling gravel roadway with stone walls and bushes on headland and seeing off a Bombus at one point. Periodically basking on track. ]
james noonan: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , clara bog, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , asaumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , clara bog, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Holly Blue (9) Red Admiral (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 19/Apr/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. Only intermittent sunshine and 11-13 degrees. RAs pristine. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) , Ballyargus, nr Redcastle, Donegal, 19/Apr/2014
[ Recorders Anne and Jim Toland. 19 degrees. Meeting of Inishowen Wildlife Club. ]
Barry O Byrne: Holly Blue (2) , Back Garden Clontarf, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Holly Blue (2) , Back Garden Clontarf, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Holly Blue (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (2) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Clare Haire: Peacock (3) , Tra na Rossan Hostel, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2014
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Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Greencastle, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (20) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Very warm and sunny. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (4) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
[ Nectaring on Dandelions. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (14) Wall Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
John Cullen: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny 14 degrees with a fresh south wind ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Ray, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 18/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross, Kerry, 18/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx. 16C. Recorder Akke Simms. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx 16.C. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun, Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Holly Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2014
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sightings between 12.00 and 1.00, 16 C. One of the Whites was positively a GV, other 3 GVs by association. Many more HBs through the day. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (6) , Duntally, Creeslough, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
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Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (3) , Trentagh Churchyard, near Churchill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (5) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 18/Apr/2014
[ Many other unidentified whites.16c and gloriously sunny. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (29) , Malin Head, Donegal, East, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sightings by Christine Cassidy in the Malin Hd area ]
Lorcán A Scott: Brimstone (3) Small White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Trihill West, Galway, East, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ardydonagan (W of Duagh), Kerry, North, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Abbeyfeale West, Limerick, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Red Admiral (1) , Dooneeen (N of Castleisland), Kerry, North, 18/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , coolmain, harbour view, co cork, Cork, Mid, 18/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) , Garrynagree, Lickey Valley, Waterford, Waterford, 18/Apr/2014
[ Orange tip butterflies along the pathway of the cut forest, fine day ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Correen, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2014
[ I walked this path to the bog railway line and saw maybe 10 butterflies. It is definitely not at its peak yet for the species seen. There were no butterflies between Aughrim, Killalaghton Kiltormer and Ballinasloe along the roads, excepting 2 whites unidentified. ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Cork City (Glasheen), Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
Geoff Hunt: Green Hairstreak (3) , Castleconnell Bog, Limerick, 17/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , St Catherine, Leixlip, Dublin, 16/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Catherine, Leixlip, Dublin, 16/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , UCC, Cork City, Cork, Mid, 16/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small White (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 16/Apr/2014
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Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Woodlawn wood, Galway, East, 16/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Killarney Ind Estate, Kerry, 16/Apr/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (40) , Muckross peninsula, Killarney National Park, Kerry, South, 16/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Waste ground beside Wexford cinema, Wexford, 16/Apr/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (7) , Adderwal Glen, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Sunny S.E Wind Approx 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (2) , Adderwal Glen, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ One HB flying around small holly Bush in upper Glen. One HB flying and landed on Hard Fern. ]
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Cleengort, Gweebarra, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ HB seen on Holly on roadside at 5pm. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Labbadish, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) , Kincraigy, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (2) , Corkey Upper, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , West End , Bundoran, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Coastal walk. 15 degrees but very windy from SE. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Very warm and sunny and 16 degrees+ ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.12 o'cl about 15 degrees and sunny.OT male. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Peacock (2) , John's River, Waterford, Waterford, 15/Apr/2014
[ Walk alongside river and constructed wetlands. Some silky caterpillar nests on nettles visible too. ]
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 15/Apr/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Blanchardstown, Dublin, 15/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (11) Holly Blue (9) Peacock (7) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 15/Apr/2014
[ 6 Large red damselflies ]
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Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (6) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 15/Apr/2014
[ 16c sunny and breezy.Red admirals are a welcome surprise. ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Town Council Nursery, Buncrana, Donegal, East, 15/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees C. ]
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees C. ]
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyloughan, Bruckless, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 14/Apr/2014
Helen Cloney: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 14/Apr/2014
[ per Bob Aldwell ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 14/Apr/2014
[ Female Brimstone ]
John J Cahill: Green-veined White (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 14/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Dunree Fort, Donegal, East, 14/Apr/2014
[ Sightings by Terry Tedstone ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (11) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Ballymore Lower, Laurencetown, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Glenloughaun, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (1) , Derrymullen Bog, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
[ sunny day . Saw 2 other whites unidentified. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) , Goland,Milford., Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (3) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. In and close to garden on south facing hillside. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (17) Peacock (11) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ Both GVW flying in Greenhouse SpW basking on Grass under Sycamore trees. ]
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Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Kilclooney , Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Peacock (9) , Doon Road, Portnoo, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (2) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Holly Blue (1) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Orange Tip (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross, Kerry, 13/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Waterford, 13/Apr/2014
[ Sunny evening in my garden, tortoiseshell caterpillars in silky white nest in nettles, black and only pin tip size yet. ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) , Rossinver, Leitrim, 13/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 12/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Nile Lodge Galway City, Galway, West, 12/Apr/2014
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) , Fenagh House Estate, Carlow, 12/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 12/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (3) , Assumpta Pk., Shankill, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (6) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , waterford city, Waterford, 11/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Peacock (5) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 11/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) , Clara Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 11/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , River Walk Arklow, Wicklow, 10/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 10/Apr/2014
[ 10am, sunny, 12 C. ]
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Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (2) , forestry track Clonmore, Offaly, 10/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (10) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 09/Apr/2014
[ Midday, hazy sun br and about 13 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 09/Apr/2014
[ ST Found on Kitchen Floor. Both GVW nectaring on common Dandelion in Hay Field in late afternoon. Temp. approx. 14C. ]
Jim Hurley: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rowe Street car park, Wexford town, Wexford, 09/Apr/2014
[ Adult on a Dandelion flower head. ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Hills over Sandyford, Dublin, 08/Apr/2014
David Nash: Large White (1) , Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Angus Tyner: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 08/Apr/2014
[ Also still Small Tortoishells hibernating ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (2) , Murvagh, Donegal, 08/Apr/2014
John Cullen: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 08/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Holly Blue (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 07/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 07/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Annes Park Clontarf, Dublin, 07/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small White (1) , Rogerstown, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
John Cullen: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 06/Apr/2014
[ Windy but sunny ]
Tony Miller: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Tooreen, Cork, West, 06/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Booterstown-Blackrock coastal walk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
[ Most fine but two worn. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
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AJ Vosse: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 06/Apr/2014
[ Mid afternoon, around 15h00, lazy ST... very small GVW feeding on dandelion, (photos to follow) ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 05/Apr/2014
[ Sunny and 15 degrees at 4pm. ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (5) , Knather nr Ballyshannon, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , The Mullans nr Ballshannon, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) , Lower Rd, Strawberry Beds, Dublin, 04/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
[ The same SW was still perched in same position on the Hellebore Niger at 8am. today having presumably remained there all night and it stayed there until 12 noon today. ]
John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 04/Apr/2014
[ butterfly was worn, with damaged hindwing ]
John Fraher: Red Admiral (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 04/Apr/2014
Richard McMullen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Waste Ground E Carrickmines Manor, Dublin, 03/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 03/Apr/2014
[ 1 Peacock and 4 Tortoiseshell also seen on April 1st but was too distracted by wondrous new find to report them! ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Combermore Lifford , Donegal, 03/Apr/2014
[ Same SW landed on white Hellebore Niger at 2.15pm.and remained in same position until dusk fell at 9pm. One ST in house where it has been all autumn and winter now ready to fly. Two other STs in Garden and Field. ]
Richard McMullen: Peacock (2) , St Columba's College, Dublin, 02/Apr/2014
[ Basking in sun on pathway ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Apr/2014
[ on a heather in my garden ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Apr/2014
David Mcilveen: Peacock (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 01/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 01/Apr/2014
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , Rathfarnham/Ballinteer, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
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David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 01/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 01/Apr/2014
[ ST nectaring on Aubretia and SW landed on Perennial Geranium. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (17) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 31/Mar/2014
[ ST basking on gravel path in garden at 2pm. ]
Mark Carmody: Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 31/Mar/2014
Mark Carmody: Peacock (1) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 31/Mar/2014
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 31/Mar/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2014
[ Hazy sunshine. Temp 15C ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (2) , Bonny Glen Wood SW of Maas , Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Assumpta Pk Shankill, Dublin, 30/Mar/2014
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross, Kerry, 29/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 28/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 26/Mar/2014
[ pristine condition ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Riverside view Lisbawn, Galway, Galway, West, 25/Mar/2014
[ Sunny sheltered spot ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2014
Faith Wilson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Wicklow, 23/Mar/2014
[ Nectaring in the gardens. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 20/Mar/2014
[ Sunny but very breezy ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (1) , Bllackrock, Dublin, 19/Mar/2014
[ In my garden - basking. About 15 degrees. ]
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Lorcán Scott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Kilafin, Laragh, , Wicklow, 19/Mar/2014
[ From dry stone wall at Wicklow Mountains National Park HQ ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow river walk, Wicklow, 16/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 15/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 15/Mar/2014
[ Female ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 15/Mar/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 15/Mar/2014
[ 1st butterfly sighting of the year is a very rare Brimstone for this site. Almost like a clouded yellow in its brightness. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 15/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 15/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , shankill, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Main Street Lifford, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ Seen by Johnny Devine flying in his garden. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 12/Mar/2014
[ Coastal cliffs ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Western Road, Cork City, Cork, 12/Mar/2014
[ Stephanie Larkin observer ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Widespread ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny , warm and sheltered about 13 deg. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Roosky, Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
Richard McCafferty: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/Mar/2014
David Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ 14C, midday, in garden, basking ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Quay Arklow, Wicklow, 12/Mar/2014
[ Basking on white wall.Large part of wing missing. ]
Ethna Diver: Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1000 L) , Ards, Creeslough, Donegal, 11/Mar/2014
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin., Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ Pristine condition nectoring on Bowles Mauve. ]
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Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Old railway station Athlone, Roscommon, 11/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinasloe railway station, Galway, East, 11/Mar/2014
[ Seen by my son David Duane ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ One pair mating ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ RA in very good condition.Not sure if migrant or Howth bred.Nectaring on Hebe ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rear of Howth Dart Stn., Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Booterstown, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ Sunny but cool easterly breeze. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ Sunny and about 13 degrees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greystones, Wicklow, 10/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Killiney, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 10/Mar/2014
[ Indoors, must be a hibernating specimen. (Photo available) ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Peacock (1) , Kilcross estate, Sandyford, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ In sunlit garden, first sighting of Peacock here this year ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Farran Wood., Cork, Mid, 10/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun, Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 10/Mar/2014
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Griffeen Park, Lucan, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 07/Mar/2014
John J Cahill: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 07/Mar/2014
[ 1 fresh sunning in veg. garden ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 06/Mar/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Mar/2014
[ Flying fast. ]
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John J Cahill: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 04/Mar/2014
[ Small Tortoiseshell tatty looking. Peacock very fresh. Both seen at 13:00 ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (2400 L) , Carrigart, Donegal, 03/Mar/2014
[ 8 degrees C. Number of larvae is approximate. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 03/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Feb/2014
[ With Joan Smyth. Basking. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, Dublin, 27/Feb/2014
[ Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght. Windy, (gusts estd. to force 5) sunny day. Surprised to see a small tortoiseshell being buffeted by the wind as it flew rapidly across a grassy bank beside the western lake. ]
Angus Tyner: Red Admiral (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 27/Feb/2014
[ Flying around the garden. I was certainly surprised ... ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (25000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Feb/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 629 webs and plus 25,000 larvae. Some of the webs are already beginning to scatter. ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 19/Feb/2014
[ 12.30 pm sunny and 11 deg. Basking on path near Ceanchor Road ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (16000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 18/Feb/2014
[ Short transect because of flooding. 238 webs (about 60 larvae per web ) ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Shannagh, Donegal, 18/Feb/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Weather 8 degrees and cloudy. Site is along DBS-rich road verge in wet heath on western edge of Pettigo Plateau. Two clusters of larvae, close together and amounting in total to about 50 larvae. ]
Peter Eeles: Marsh Fritillary (10000 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 18/Feb/2014
[ I stopped counting at 200 Marsh Fritillary larval webs which were extremely conspicuous, although a few had suffered in the recent weather and flooding. 200 webs x 50 larvae per web = 10,000 larvae! Full report and pictures at: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3977&p=80752#p80752 ]
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