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Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (2) Large Heath (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Jun/2015
[ very windy,sunny 21C Late morning ]
Seán Geraty: Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (147) Ringlet (10) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 30/Jun/2015
Lynda McCann: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) , Moore Abbey Woods, Monasterevin, Kildare, 30/Jun/2015
[ Found in open scrubland with grasses & wildflowers beside woods ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, East, 30/Jun/2015
[ First MF landed on Honeysuckle growing on wall of Cottagee.Second MF observed two hours later nectaring on Meadow Thistle in boggy ground beside Cottage Temp 20c. ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (10) , Parknacross, Wexford, 30/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Heath (12) Marsh Fritillary (10) , East of Burt, Donegal, East, 30/Jun/2015
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Boharnabreena Lakes O2, Dublin, 29/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 29/Jun/2015
[ Two SmTs laying. ]
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 29/Jun/2015
[ First ST of the summer, SW's looking worse for wear. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 29/Jun/2015
[ Speckled Wood abundant this year.1st Meadow browns appeared on the 26th. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2015
[ Very Blustery west wind ]
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (13) Meadow Brown (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 28/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (4) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 28/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy with occasional glimpses of sun and 17 degrees. SmTs very active. ]
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (6) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 28/Jun/2015
Paul Cutler: Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (16) Meadow Brown (18) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glaslacken, nr Bunclody, Wexford, 28/Jun/2015
[ Sunny paths through young mixed woodland beside disused slate quarry ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (22) Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Jun/2015
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (2) , Eskragh Quarry, Sligo, 26/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (16) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (1) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 26/Jun/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell. The DGF is a very rare Howth visitor. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (5) Small Heath (7) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
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Maurice Simms: Common Blue (4) , Little Tramore Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (8) Speckled Wood (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 26/Jun/2015
[ Despite the good weather,Butterfly numbers were very disappointing for this site today. ]
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (40 L) , Windy Arbour near Dundrum Road, Dublin 14, Dublin, 25/Jun/2015
[ Nettles, facing east,gets the sun most of the day, warm,no wind,7pm feeding ]
David Nash: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) , Recess-Clifton disused railway, Galway, West, 24/Jun/2015
[ Recorder: Mary Willis ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 23/Jun/2015
Lynda McCann: Speckled Wood (14) Meadow Brown (2) , Moore Abbey Woods, Monasterevin, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
[ Found on leaves in sun dappled areas between trees ]
james noonan: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (6) , louisa bridge leixlip, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
james noonan: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (12) Small Heath (3) , lullymore res, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
Seán Geraty: Small Blue (1) , Portrane, Dublin, 23/Jun/2015
[ one individual seen at 5.40pm, bright and sunny but with strong breeze ]
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (10) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boathole Lough, Sligo, 23/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (77) , Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 23/Jun/2015
[ Sunny, 16C. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (8) , Tramore, Dunfanaghy, Donegal, 23/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Irishtown, Dublin, 23/Jun/2015
[ 17 degrees but cool sea breeze. SpWs in Sheltered area in Nature Park. RA attempting to lay along Strand Road end. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , drumachon timahoe, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Heath (2) , Lisclamerty, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Common Blue (2) Small Heath (2) , Gortnatraw, Donegal, 23/Jun/2015
George Mc Dermott: Painted Lady (1) , Dunree Head, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2015
[ Wild Inishowen recorder Terry Tedstone ]
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Woodies garden centre, Lucan, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ Observer Luke Geraty Resting on west facing wall in late afternoon sun ]
Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Donard Lower, Wicklow, 22/Jun/2015
[ Seen during a very short sunny interval on overcast cloudy day. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (2) Speckled Wood (10) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy bright with glimpses of sun and 16 degrees. My 1st PL of the year - small, pale and flying wildly. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (20 L) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ RAs flying around nettle clumps. P Larvae half grown but their nettle clump overlooking Vico Rd had been cut. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (2) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 22/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (2) , Near West shore of Kiltourish Lake, Donegal, West, 22/Jun/2015
[ All observed in small sheltered glade during a sunny period. ]
Lynda McCann: Meadow Brown (1) , Rock of Dunamaise, Laois, 21/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (18) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 21/Jun/2015
A J Vosse: Common Blue (7) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (20) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 21/Jun/2015
[ Between 12h00 and 13h30, walk between parking area and grid ref, looking for life in the more sheltered lower areas between dunes. Windy, intermittent sunshine. CB's all frayed, SH's often sitting on paths and flying when one gets near. Only spotted one white on the wing. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Small Blue (3) , Ceathrú an Lisin, Inis Meain, Oileain Arann, Galway, West, 21/Jun/2015
[ Reported by Fearghas Mac Lochlainn. Mating pair observed. ]
Christian Osthoff: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (8) , Coonmore (Little Douglas River), Wicklow, 20/Jun/2015
[ Surprisingly small numbers of MF considering the 140 webs seen here last September. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Large Heath (1) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 20/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (4) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (5) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
[ Sunny and 20 degrees. Butterfly numbers low considering vast amount of nectar sources. No sign of migrants. ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (2) Common Blue (6) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
[ Very sheltered and sunny site. Recorders Maurice Simms and Ethna Diver. ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , East Coast Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 20/Jun/2015
[ Luke Geraty observer also. ]
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (13) Common Blue (9) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aghamore, Sligo, 20/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Small Heath (6) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (21) Small Heath (25) Marsh Fritillary (16) , §ull island, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
james noonan: Small Blue (17) Common Blue (7) Small Heath (4) , Sutton Burrows, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
Richard Duff: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (8) Common Blue (4) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (6) , Inis Mor Aran Islnds, Galway, West, 20/Jun/2015
[ There was a heavy mist all day Friday and Saturday morning . Around 1230pm the mist lifted and the sun came out around 130pm. It was 2pm before I got to the site and I only had one hour to see the butterfly activity before we had to head back to the ferry. ]
Niamh Lennon: Red Admiral (1) , National Botanic Gdns., Glasnevin, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ Midday,walled vegetable garden, on patch of nettles, warm day,dry ]
james noonan: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Assumpta pk, Shankill, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ FIRST MEADOW BROWN REPORT OF SEASON ]
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Bob Aldwell: Large White (3 L) Orange Tip (6 L) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ In my garden.16 degrees and sunny.Larvae on Garlic mustard. OT and LW both about half grown. ]
Tom Moore: Large White (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (30) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (80) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (50) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (1) , Raven nature reserve , Wexford, Wexford, 19/Jun/2015
[ 1st Meadow browns of the year at the Raven today , High No's of Speckled wood , Small heath and Common Blue but no Small blues.... ]
Lynda McCann: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (3) Painted Lady (1) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 19/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (30 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
[ RA flying around sheltered Nettle-bed. Smt larvae final instar ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2 L) Speckled Wood (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
[ RA larvae 2nd instar. ]
james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (20) Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Large Heath (1) , clara bog, Offaly, 18/Jun/2015
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (3) Marsh Fritillary (50) , Coose, Collure, Castlepollard, Westmeath, 18/Jun/2015
[ At least 50 (possibly over a hundred) adult Marsh Fritillaries in an area of damp meadow. Taking nectar from buttercups mainly, also clover. In mating mode. Many photos taken. Cryptic Wood Whites and Dingy Skippers also present. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (10) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (100) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (50) , Derrya, Collure, Castlepollard, Westmeath, 18/Jun/2015
[ At least 50 adult Marsh Fritillaries distributed thinly along 1.5 kilometres of wild grassy shoreline at Derrya. Taking nectar from buttercups mainly. Mating dances observed in many instances. Many photos taken. Common Blues, Cryptic Wood Whites, Dingy Skippers, Green-veined Whites, one Small Tortoiseshell and one Peacock also seen. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Jun/2015
[ in my garden ]
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (100) , Windy Arbour,near Dundrum, Dublin14, Dublin, 17/Jun/2015
[ area of wild vegetation,lots of nettles,facing the sun around midday. ]
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Heath (5) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Jun/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Cloudy but 17 degrees. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Large Heath (5) , Kilteevan Bog, Roscommon, 16/Jun/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 16/Jun/2015
[ What has happened to the speckaled wood this year ? The population seems to have crashed !! Todays 2 are only the 2nd and 3rd I've seen this year . ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Ballykillmurry Upper, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (8) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Sheilstown, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2015
Michael Bell: Small White (1) , Knocknarea, Sligo, 15/Jun/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (8) Large White (2) Common Blue (50) Speckled Wood (5) Painted Lady (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 15/Jun/2015
[ Two Painted ladies recorded today , High Common Blue no's 50 + and 10 + Speckled yellow Moths on the wing. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Common Blue (6) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (19) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (4) Painted Lady (1) , Baily / Lions Head area Howth, Dublin, 15/Jun/2015
[ HB attempting to lay on Hebe ]
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Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (1) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (16) , carrickalahagh sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy,Temp.13C. ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Common Blue (2) , near Slipway at Loughros Point, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (10) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Lissadell Gardens, Sligo, 15/Jun/2015
[ with Ethna Diver. 19 degrees. Two LWs laying. ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (3) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (1) , Lurga Upper, Mayo, East, 15/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (7) Small Blue (22) Common Blue (3) Small Heath (84) Marsh Fritillary (27) , Ards Forest Park, Donegal, 14/Jun/2015
[ Recorders Christine Cassidy and Lindsay Hodges. With the wettest May in 120 years in north Donegal and below average temperatures for each month so far in 2015 this has been a difficult year for butterflies. Good numbers like seen on June 13 at Sheskinmore and today at Ards are confined to very sheltered warm sites. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lough Pound Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Wall Brown (1) , Rosbeg , Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (2) , Kiltourish lake on West Shore, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (1) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (1) , Meenanarwa, Glenties, , Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (1) , Pontoon, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Pontoon, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Cloontubrid Bog, Mayo, East, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Cloontubrid Bog, Mayo, East, 14/Jun/2015
james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (6) , clara bog esker, Offaly, 13/Jun/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Green-veined White (9) Small Blue (27) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (4) , Portmarnock dunes, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
[ small blues on sheltered kidney vetch. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small White (4) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (3) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (1) , Baldoyle Racecourse, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (2) Common Blue (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (2) Small Heath (6) Painted Lady (2) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
[ A HB was apparently laying on Hebe although flower buds out of reach to confirm definitely. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Jun/2015
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Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (6) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (15) Small Tortoiseshell (50 L) Marsh Fritillary (30) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 13/Jun/2015
[ Donegal Annual Butterfly Field Day. As befits Donegal's premier butterfly site a good range of species were recorded during brief sunny spells. Because of the low temperature of 13 degrees and Polar air butterflies were seen only in sheltered south-facing sites. MF and SB mated pairs noted. ]
james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (12) , clara bog esker, Offaly, 13/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Wall Brown (1) , Pollet, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
Mark McCorry: Marsh Fritillary (5) , Carrickhill , Tipperary, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM cutaway, New site for MF ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (5) , Rathvilla quarry, Offaly, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM cutaway ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (10) , Cashel Bog , Laois, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM railway embankments ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (2) Peacock (1) , Coolnacarten Bog, Laois, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM railway ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (5) Common Blue (30) , The Long Derries, Offaly, 11/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Drumsheel Lower, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (2) , Dringeen Eighter, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Wood White (either) (2) , Knocknamucklagh, L. Mask, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
[ Two, males or either Wood White, one retained for examination. ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Brimstone (1) , Aghinish, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (4) Green Hairstreak (2) , Dunmore Head Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
[ PC recorded by Akke Simms ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Heath (1) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 11/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ With Craig Ayres and Ian McCambridge. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Low numbers for this usually very good site. 22 degrees. ]
Brian Danaher: Red Admiral (1) , shanganagh park, Dublin, 11/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
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David Nash: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , RTE, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (3) Marsh Fritillary (17) , carrickalahagh, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Brian Danaher: Marsh Fritillary (7) , north bull island, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , New line , Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Blue (6) , Tramore, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) Marsh Fritillary (9) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 10/Jun/2015
[ Marsh Fritillary in sheltered site mostly on Lady's Smock or Grass. The site is quite wet. ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (31) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (4) Small Heath (2) , Sheilstown, Wicklow, 10/Jun/2015
james noonan: Small White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Michael Bell: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (4) Peacock (2) , Lough Key, Roscommon, 10/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (9) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (5) Small Blue (25) Common Blue (2) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Kildotia, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Croaghrim, Galway, West, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Knocknamucklagh, L. Mask, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Drumsheel Lower, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Painted Lady (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
[ One seen at top of Dalkey Hill. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Curraghlehanagh Bog, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Milltown, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
[ Orange Tip female ]
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Scregg West, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
[ Orange Tip male ]
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Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , Richmond Esker, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Richmond Esker, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cloonkeen Eighter, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Heath (3) , Woodquay, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Pollnamamal, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (7) Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (2) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Clonascragh, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
[ GHS observed at 8.35am on Willow hedge. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Kilclooney Lane Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
[ PC and GVW observed nectaring on Phlox, ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (1) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (3) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (31) Small Heath (13) , Ballinoulart, Wexford, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (2) Small Heath (2) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (12) , Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 09/Jun/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. 16 degrees. Butterflies confined to area out of cool NW breeze. ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Cranberry,Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 09/Jun/2015
[ This site is overgrown compared to other years ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (3) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (8) Marsh Fritillary (11) , Nr Carrigart, Donegal, 08/Jun/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Only in warmest sheltered part of site. MFs pristine and clearly just recently emerged.Also one Narrow Bee Hawk Moth nectaring on BFT. Sunny and 13 degrees at 2 pm. ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (3) Common Blue (35) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (6) Painted Lady (2) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 08/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (3) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (2) Small Heath (1) Peacock (2) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
[ Two DS observed mating on stunted Blackthorne. ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , lugboy, Taughmaconnell, Roscommon, 08/Jun/2015
[ North west wind blowing so not many butterflies braving it! ]
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Richard McCafferty: Dingy Skipper (2) Green-veined White (2) Peacock (5) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Derrainey, Clare, 08/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 08/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 08/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (4) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Tooreen North, Nagles, Cork, East, 07/Jun/2015
[ Common Blue males only ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Wood White (2) Common Blue (2) Peacock (1) Pearl-bordered Fritillary (6) , Clooncoose, Burren, Clare, 07/Jun/2015
[ At least six Pearl-bordered Fritillaries seen along green road at Clooncoose. Photos taken. On same day, earlier on, I saw but failed to confirm identity of small, bright-orange fritillaries, almost certainly Pearl-bordereds, at Lough Bunny (1), Rockforest (2), Gortlecka (1). ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Brimstone (1) , Lyan, Rinecaha, Ballyeighter, Burren, Clare, 07/Jun/2015
[ Just one seen on quite a cold day ]
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (9) Green-veined White (4) Small Blue (10) Small Heath (5) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (4) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
[ Sunny..14 degrees. ]
John Fogarty: Dingy Skipper (20) Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (3) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Killough Holycross, Tipperary, South, 07/Jun/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (5) Common Blue (50) Small Heath (20) Painted Lady (1) Marsh Fritillary (20) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 07/Jun/2015
[ Between 10h00 and 14h00. Walk from car park to Alder Marsh. Lone PL found at grid ref. More whites on the wing, many blues, some showing signs of wear. Two mating CB pairs. Blues flying even when sun was behind clouds. Apart from lone PL, all other numbers low estimates. ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (9) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (1) , Lr Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small Blue (1) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (4) , Murvagh, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Maghery Croaghy Head, Donegal, West, 07/Jun/2015
Richard Duff: Cryptic Wood White (6) Peacock (1) , Campclone, Ballyfin , Laois, 07/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Large White (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 06/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Tooreen, Cork, East, 06/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Anne Mullen: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Clogher, Clare, 06/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 05/Jun/2015
[ All these butterflies were observed in sheltered locations away from strong cool wind when sun was out. ]
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Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Dooros, Galway, South-east, 05/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (4) Painted Lady (1) , Seabank Arklow, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (7) Painted Lady (1) , Arklow North Beach, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Painted Lady (2) , The Cove Arklow, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (18) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 05/Jun/2015
[ High no's of Cryptic wood white on the wing this morning at least 40 + 18 Dingy Skipper. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (18) Cryptic Wood White (40) Large White (2) Small White (5) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 05/Jun/2015
[ High no's of Cryptic wood white on the wing this morning at least 40 + 18 Dingy Skipper. ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Creggan Industrial Estate, Athlone, Westmeath, 04/Jun/2015
Michael Gray: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 04/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) , Bridestown Wood, Cork, East, 04/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Castleblagh Wood, Cork, East, 04/Jun/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) , Latteragh I, Tipperary, North, 04/Jun/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Latteragh II, Tipperary, North, 04/Jun/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Common Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Bull Island Alder Marsh, Dublin, 03/Jun/2015
[ calm, 15 degrees, overcast with occasional sunny spells ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (15) Peacock (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (4) Orange Tip (3) , Mountsilke, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond esker, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2015
Ethna Diver: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (3) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 03/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lisclamerty, Donegal, 03/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) , Milford, Carlow, 02/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2015
[ Bad weather for butterflies, some sunshine after 4pm. Temp 11C ]
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Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (20 O) Common Blue (1) , Cloon Oak Glen, Near Glencree, Wicklow, 01/Jun/2015
[ Open area on each side of path on way down to Oak wood.Small stream running by the path and Cardamine pratensis growing. Nettles growing in clearing in woods.windy,changeable weather midday ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (20 O) Common Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12 L) , Cloon Oak Glen, Near Glencree, Wicklow, 01/Jun/2015
[ Open area on each side of path on way down to Oak wood.Small stream running by the path and Cardamine pratensis growing. Nettles growing in clearing in woods.windy,changeable weather midday ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (7) Common Blue (41) Small Heath (4) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 31/May/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 31/May/2015
[ One unidentified white also. Sunshine between heavy showers, some of hailstones ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 30/May/2015
[ OT was a Male and 2 OT eggs where also observed on a single Cuckoo Flower. ]
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (2) , Coosan, Westmeath, 29/May/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1 O) Small Copper (1) , Kilmacurra Gardens, Wild flower Meadow, Wicklow, 28/May/2015
[ Mid day, weather changeable from cold wind to warm sunshine, wildflower meadow, Sorrel growing in meadow, butterfly flying low, exposed site ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 28/May/2015
[ Around sheltered Hollies in sun. Cool about 11 degrees. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 28/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (7) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (3) Peacock (2) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 26/May/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (5) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (3) Peacock (2) , Knockma, Tuam, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ seen along a boreen beside Knockma. The wood on the right (east) side looks ancient ,lots of flowers and hazel and ash ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Carragh, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (8) Cryptic Wood White (14) Large White (2) Small White (6) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (19) Peacock (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (3) Orange Tip (1) , Caragh bog road, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ The dingy skippers were seen on old mounds dug out of the river. It looked like an esker. ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) , Carragh bog road, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ on furze in bog ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (3) , Sylaun, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green Hairstreak (2) , Brockagh, Wicklow, 26/May/2015
[ Green Hairstreak on Bilberry in sun but with cold wind. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (3) Common Blue (3) , Hook Head, Wexford, 26/May/2015
[ During meeting of Federation of Irish Field Clubs.Sunny and up to 20 degrees. ]
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Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (4) Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) , Carrowmore Bog, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Mountbellew Demesne, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Whitegate, Clare, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 25/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1 P) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 25/May/2015
[ photo available ]
Brian Danaher: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 25/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/May/2015
[ The sun only got out briefly 13C ]
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) , Culliaghmore, Roscommon, 25/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (10) Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (150) Speckled Wood (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 25/May/2015
[ Federation of Field Clubs meeting. Sunny and 18 degrees. CBs included 6 mated pairs - probably many hundreds over whole site. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Wood White (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (3) Pearl-bordered Fritillary (2) , Gortlecka, Clare, 24/May/2015
[ The grid ref refers only to the location of the 2 Pearl-bordered Fritillaries. The other species were within 300 metres of this location. ]
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (10) Small Copper (5) Marsh Fritillary (31) , Alder Marsh, Bull Wall Dublin, Dublin, 24/May/2015
[ 5:30 pm. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/May/2015
Paul Cutler: Green Hairstreak (12) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (3) , John's Hill, Bunclody, Carlow, 23/May/2015
[ Seen in remnants of heathland habitat (most of area recently burned) ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (20) Speckled Wood (2) , Glendalough - boardwalk between lakes, Wicklow, 23/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (2) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/May/2015
[ This is the second or third year I saw D.S here in this large hollow. I used to see small blues on the next esker south on both ends of it . It is not grazed by horses as it used to be, no kidney vetch, no small blues. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (13) Marsh Fritillary (111) , Dollymount, Dublin, 23/May/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny and breezy.Some larvae still around with some very small. ]
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (2) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 23/May/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 23/May/2015
Lynda McCann: Orange Tip (2) , River Owenass, Mountmellick, Laois, 23/May/2015
[ Beside riverwalk path ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (6) Cryptic Wood White (4) Large White (3) Small White (8) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 22/May/2015
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Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (3) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Small White (1) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) , Roscrea, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (4) , Knock, roscrea, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (2) , Lisduff, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1 O) , Ballynabortagh, Cork, East, 21/May/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 21/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 21/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) , Horseleap cross, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ overcast , seen in hollow on a stone, no sign of mf's which I saw there last year ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ The sun came out briefly and so did the butterflies ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Merrion Sq, Dublin 2, Dublin, 21/May/2015
[ at 5.30 pm in mild cloudy conditions. Recent tidying and cutting has reduced the biodiversity value of this square including its suitability for HB. ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Holly Blue (2) , Mangerton road Killarney, Kerry, 20/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ Breezy with some sun.Only I MF but quite a few larvae still about. Devils-bit-scabious hasn't started to grow yet. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , Kiltealy area, Wexford, 20/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ During brief sunny spells in my garden. HBs around a tall Holly coming into blossom at about 4 pm. Also one at 6 pm. OT female with about 30 eggs on Garlic Mustard, mostly one per plant. ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (4) , The Long Derries, Offaly, 20/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/May/2015
[ I counted the butterflies during a sunny spells between hailsone showers. Temp 11C ]
Brian White: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (3) , Mixed Woodland, Waterford, 18/May/2015
[ Sunny. (First confirmed record for Co Waterford.) ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (7) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 18/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Large White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , St Mullins, Carlow, 18/May/2015
Joe Curtis: Small White (2) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 16/May/2015
[ At last, some Butterfly action in our garden after a poor Spring season ]
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Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) , Ballygarrane, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (6) , Ballintlea South, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
[ males ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2 O) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (70 L) , Trentagh, Kilmacrenan, Donegal, 13/May/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. In grounds of Presbyterian Church. 14 degrees with sunny periods and cool breeze. Only marginal weather for HBs. SmT larvae 1st instar. ]
Rodney Daunt: Clouded Yellow (2) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (14) , Gortigrenane, Cork, 13/May/2015
[ The clouded yellow looked very fresh indeed and certainly did not look like they had just migrated from afar(?). ]
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , wood near Ballinamore bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Ballygar wood, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ lots of bluebells but not many other flowers ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , bog track beside wood old Killeroran, Ballygar, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ no sign of birds- foot- trefoil so no green hairstreaks on the furze ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) , Killeroran road L3213, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ seen on roadside ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (16) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (5) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (27) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (8) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (44) Orange Tip (13) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (7) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (8) Peacock (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Wood entrance, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (10) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Dunes, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 12/May/2015
[ Weather too cold to encourage butterflies out. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 12/May/2015
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Michael Gray: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Boharnabreena lakes O 02, Dublin, 12/May/2015
[ Very windy . Not much happening . ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 12/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (11) Orange Tip (9) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Milford, Carlow, 11/May/2015
[ All seen on the Barrow Way in good sunshine. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 11/May/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Painted Lady (1) , Helvick Head, Waterford, 11/May/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 09/May/2015
[ Picture this... two adults chasing one tiny butterfly! Well, here's news... the two adults won! Yep, small female orange tip. It took some convincing to get my good lady to believe it was a OT. Two people... two cameras... all part of the fun! (Sunny intervals, 16h30) ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 09/May/2015
Wild Inishowen: Green-veined White (45) Orange Tip (52) Holly Blue (38) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Christine Cassidy & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (42) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Donegal, East, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin & Christine Cassidy ]
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (6) Small Copper (2) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 08/May/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Small White (7) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 07/May/2015
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham (My Garden ), Dublin, 07/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 07/May/2015
[ Flying on sheltered sunny side of tall Hollies. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 07/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Botanic Road Glasnevin, Dublin, 07/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (22) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C, very light northerly breeze ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C. ]
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Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Clongowna, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pallas Bridge, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (15) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (3) , Drumsallagh, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Glashaboy South, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (91 L) , Monee East, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ fully fed larvae, in small scattered groups ]
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 04/May/2015
[ Just a few flying, weather too cold yet. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 03/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 03/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (4) , Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ In my garden. Mild with intermittent sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (500 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ At least four batches of SmT larvae. One batch appears just hatched and others half grown. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
A J Vosse: Holly Blue (1) , Leinster Cricket Club, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ Spotted during brief sunny spell, 12h35 ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 01/May/2015
[ Coldish wind sheltered by woods with short sunny spells ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 01/May/2015
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David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 01/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (15) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Apr/2015
[ Just released the 28th Small Tortoiseshell from house this spring. Can anyone beat that? ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Mountsilk, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
[ seen in old quarry ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond eaker, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) , Leixlip, R148 outside Intel, Kildare, 30/Apr/2015
[ 13h00 in sheltered sunshine ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (15) Peacock (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 30/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (2) Small White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyfin, Laois, 30/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (23) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (11) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (3) , Tinahely, Wicklow, 27/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 26/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 26/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , at Carlow Castle, River Barrow nearby , Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ Midday, sunny but temperature was cool. 1 male ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , At main entrance gate to Ducketts Grove estate, Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ 2.30 pm, cool and windy ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Killmagig Lower, Wicklow, 26/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (8) Comma (1) , Kiltealy, Wexford, 26/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cork City (Dennehy's Cross), Cork, Mid, 26/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 26/Apr/2015
[ Ist record of Holly blue in the garden.. ]
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glengariff Blue Pool, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
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Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Garnish island, Glengariff, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
[ Temperature 16 degrees ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (13) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glengariff NatureReserve, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , 5 km N of Waterville, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Derrynane, Catherdaniel, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunshine, Temp only 7C, 12noon ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Temp 11C in the afternoon, Bright sunshine. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , St Helen's , Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Loughshaun, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Knockshewgowna, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Speckled Wood (3) , Kyleomodaun West, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Bantis, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Wood White (either) (2) Brimstone (1) , Ballindereen, Kilcolgan, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Bob Aldwell: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Coole Park, Gort, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Curry, Sligo, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Holly Blue (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin ., Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , river lane shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
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Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , S265823, Laois, 23/Apr/2015
[ Great activity today, observed two small tortoiseshell on inside of shed window! Let them go outside. Observed two green-veined white flying together rather clumsy (mating) before landing. ]
John Fogarty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (15) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (8) , Inch, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Mangan Lower, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Kish, Wicklow, 23/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (6) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ also unidentified whites ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Hazelfort,Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ many whites but not landing ,very few flowers except dandelions, so only 2 identified, forestry path ]
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Arboretum, Carlow, 23/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ Lots of whites quartering the field. I only caught 3. This field is in Garbally park , an estate of old. I would guess it has not been fertilised and so is full of butterflies unlike most fields. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (17) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cashel Rossnowlagh, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Common Blue (1) , St John's River Walk Waterford , Waterford, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (3) , Ballyieragh Bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
[ OT: one egg (white) on C. pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) , Rosturra Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Srah, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (3) , Srah Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
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Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , By the River Corrib, close to UCG, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ A male, warm and sunny, 2pm approx. Cuckooflowers nearby. ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyryan West, Tipperary, North, 22/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Holly Blue (5) , Brooklawn, Mt. Merrion Av., Blackrock, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ All seen in a 10 minute observation period ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (2) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (43) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Bennetsbridge , Kilkenny, 22/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Knockbrack,Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Apr/2015
[ In my garden ]
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) , Admiral Park Baldoyle, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ Observed by Fiona Mc Mahon ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (9) , Red Rock areaSutton, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 22/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Beltra, Sligo, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (2) , Casla, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Teac an Piarsaigh, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (50) Small Tortoiseshell (18) , Lenan Urris, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (6) , Butler's Glen Clomany, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , assumpta shankill, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , St Fintans Park Sutton, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (26) Wall Brown (1) Peacock (6) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Slish Wood/Innisfree, Sligo, 21/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (4) , Raven, Wexford, 21/Apr/2015
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Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Drumboe Wood, Stanorlar, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Broad-leaved wood. Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (6) Peacock (2) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Warm lane on sunny hillside. 19 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Portally Cove,, Waterford, 21/Apr/2015
[ This is the first Orange Tip I've seen this year. Lovely sunny day, but a bit windy for butterflies. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Cummer More, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
[ in town centre ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Bishopswood, Dundrum, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Knocknagurnagh, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Knockanes, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Limerick City, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Richhill, Lisnagry, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim Road, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , Bonny Glen Wood, south west of Maas, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Orange Tip (2) , Rathmore/Kilpurcell, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
[ Just two Orange-tip, very little butterflies flying. ]
james noonan: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , river lane chancel, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (5) , Fitzsimons Wood, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (1) Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
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Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Slade Lane, Slade Harbour, Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Rough grassy track leading from castle, closely lined with hedges, briers and dry-stone walls ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Moycarn, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 19/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Hook Church,Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Carlow Birdwatch outing.My first Painted Lady in years.11c ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (30) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Painted Lady (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 19/Apr/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Brimstone (3) , Curragh Chase Forest Park, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Killavullen, Cork, East, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockfennell, Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballycotton coastal walk, Ballycotton, Cork, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Tullerboy, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
[ female ]
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Turvey Golf Course, Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (3) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (6) Comma (2) , Bunclody, Carlow, 18/Apr/2015
[ 15 degrees, glorious sunshine, in a sheltered clearing in the woods ]
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Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (20) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) , Rahara beg, Shannonbridge Roscommon, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2015
[ 2 other whites which I didn't identify seen in the distance ]
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ no sign of whites. Sunny bot north wind ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
[ about 1 pm. warm in hot sun out of cold east wind. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (14) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (3) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ 16 C, mid day, in flight along mixed holly thorn hedge ]
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Bottle Quay, Howth, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (26) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 17/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , St. John's River Walk, Waterford, 17/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Castleblagh, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Coom Bridge, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) , Tullamore, Offaly, 16/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , R148, Leixlip, Kildare, 16/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunny, 12h25 ]
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
[ O.T. all males ]
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Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Middle, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , White Bay, Whitegate, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
[ Sheltered sunny path to beach.13 C ]
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 16/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall,cork, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Peacock (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 15/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 14/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Athlone, Roscommon, 14/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 14/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknaseed Plantation, Kerry, North, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Taur, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Corronoher, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Ballinruane Wood, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Curraghchase Forest Park, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , Commons rd., Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , Assumpta Park, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , River Close, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Orange Tip (1) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
[ overcast calm. occasional sunny spells ]
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (2) , sands bay west cork, Cork, West, 11/Apr/2015
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Paul Cutler: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Slaney river bank, Carlow, 11/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Peacock (2) , Dromore, Mountcharles, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish South side, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish Hall entrance, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Drumboghill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Lefrin Hill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , On roadside near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , L. Doon road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (5 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae observed at 5pm.Temp.13C. ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Garrykennedy, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Castlelough, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Teeveeny, Cork, Mid, 09/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
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Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (2) , Killary, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 09/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ calm sunny. 13.30 to 14.30 ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (7) , Hills over Sandyford , Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Also 2 unidentified whites . ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (3) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park., Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Both green veined whites males. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Collins Bog, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (10) Holly Blue (1) , Durrow, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (25) Peacock (10) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 09/Apr/2015
[ several other unidentified whites [presumed SWs] along with helicoptering skylarks in large field of oilseed rape. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , Irishtown, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ male SW,pristine. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , Adderwal Glen near Doocharry, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Adderwal upper Glen, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
[ No HBs flying yet. ]
Michael Bell: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (4) , Union Wood, Sligo, 09/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Johnstown, Naas, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) , Naul, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Shanganagh Castle Allotments,Shankill, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (4) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
[ Recorder: Craig Ayres ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (2) , Sorrento Park Dalkey, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
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Michael Mullett: Peacock (1) , Ballyduff Lower, Wexford, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , deerpark Ballyfin, Laois, 07/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (24) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Maulyarkane, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Dromickbane, Headfort, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (2) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Brickeen), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 07/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
[ seen on a heather in the garden ]
Michael Bell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballintrillick Wood, Sligo, 07/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dundrum D14, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Midday in garden ]
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ 15 deg, Calm ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae sunning themselves in small groups of 2s and3s. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Tramore near Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ Both STs Basking in sun together on sandy ground ]
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Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (3) Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Only 14 MF larvae noted.Most have pupated so adult sightings should be early this year ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 07/Apr/2015
[ 19c. released 9 STs from house during the day. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Peacock (3) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Brimstone (9) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (6) , Abbey Leix, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ On the bog along old railway line beside Abbey Leix Manor hotel. Sunny 16 degrees, no wind. Bank holiday Monday afternoon. ]
John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Helen Cloney ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Conwal graveyard,Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
[ Both ST were slightly worn and their behaviour suggested that they could have been a pair.(although no actual mating was observed). ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Derrymahon, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ May have been more Brimstones, males and female,s positive ID by fellow walkers, one P really battered. Warm, sunny between 11h30 and 14h00 ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (4) , Derrymahon road, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ Along road, feeding on dandelion, bright sunny stretch of road. Managed a few photos, 14h20 ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Peacock (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Eleven SmT together and chasing around bed of young nettles. At 3.45 and 15 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Nectaring on Dandelion at 11.45 on Dalkey Hill. Temp 14 degrees. Sea fog at Vico Road at noon. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
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Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , St. Fintans Park sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Comma (1) , Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford, 06/Apr/2015
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , L.Pound Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ ST observed flying on inside of kitchen window when it was let out into the sunshine. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Mulnamin, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ PC observed flying on laneway. ]
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ 2 Tortoiseshell ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (3) Peacock (2) , Inis Mean,Aran Islands., Galway, 06/Apr/2015
John Fogarty: Brimstone (3) Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Gortroche, Cork, East, 06/Apr/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (2) , Latteragh III, Tipperary, North, 06/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Monanore, Tipperary, North, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Curraghbinny, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 05/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (2) , Brittas Clonaslee, Laois, 05/Apr/2015
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Anne Mullen: Holly Blue (1) , Thomondgate, Limerick, 05/Apr/2015
[ Prob male. Single adult ]
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Ashford Castle Grounds, Mayo, 05/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (2) , Meenyanly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Apr/2015
[ Recorder :George Mc Dermott ]
Cian Merne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 05/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Laois, 05/Apr/2015
[ 2 Small Tortoisehell ]
Bob Aldwell: Comma (3) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 05/Apr/2015
[ recorder Helen Cloney ]
A J Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 05/Apr/2015
[ Suspect it was the hibernating one we liberated from the house an hour or so earlier. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lackagh Portnoo near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
[ Sunny 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Inishkeel Churchyard Portnoo., Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (6) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Peacock (3) , Glen Road,Woodquarter., Donegal, 05/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , drinagh, Cork, West, 05/Apr/2015
Fintan Ryan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (5) , Borris Demesne, Carlow, 05/Apr/2015
[ Lots of Peacocks and one small tortoiseshell. Thought I saw more small tortoiseshells but they seemed to be a bit energetic and on closer examination found they were commas ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Thornville, Palatine , Carlow, 04/Apr/2015
[ Astonishing new species for this site, 20 miles north of previous records. 14C nectaring on Celandine and Dandelion. I feel blessed as 150 migrating geese also passed overhead this morning ]
Frank Smyth: Painted Lady (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 04/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 04/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Peacock (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 03/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Chimneyfield, Nagles, Cork, 02/Apr/2015
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Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Mar/2015
[ Also unidentified flying white ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Also one lizard. ]
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (200 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Reported by Niall Griffin. 200+ larvae in Alder Marsh ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Comma (1) , Arklow , Wicklow, 22/Mar/2015
[ Comma at Grid ref, RA about 1 km further west. Comma feeding on vegetable skins/ potato peels and discarded waste, photos to follow. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Armore Beach, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
John Coveney: Red Admiral (1) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 22/Mar/2015
[ See my blog post at http://www.johncoveney.ie/blog/2015/3/first-flutterby-of-the-year ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 22/Mar/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lismore castle, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 21/Mar/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyleix GIY allotment, Laois, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Bandon, Cork, 21/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) , Beechwood, Pollerton, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
[ Flying through garden. 13C sunny and midday ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (8) Comma (9) , Borris, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 21/Mar/2015
[ Between 11.00 and 14.30, in the warm sheltered sunshine. All 3 STs showing signs of wear, prior to emergence from hibernation. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 21/Mar/2015
John Cullen: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullindery, Wexford, 21/Mar/2015
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Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcestown, Cork, 19/Mar/2015
[ Sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Kilmore Hotel Cavan, Cavan, 19/Mar/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rooskey, Donegal, 19/Mar/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 19/Mar/2015
[ Another beautifull day in West Cork. ]
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, 19/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (3) , Knockrower, Killarney National Park, Kerry, 18/Mar/2015
[ Sunny and warm all day,mountain moorland with scattered trees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Athy, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Anne Reid ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 18/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ First sighting in the home garden, photographed by the good lady. ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Mar/2015
[ We are off ! ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Mar/2015
[ flying about on a beautiful sunny day ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Raven, Wexford, 18/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ in my garden ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ Recorder George Mc Dermott ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Douglas., Cork, Mid, 17/Mar/2015
[ Just out of hibernation. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Mar/2015
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 14/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
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Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Mar/2015
[ on a heather in the garden. First really nice sunny day ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Near CRC Clontarf, Dublin, 11/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Brendan Rogers ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Mar/2015
[ basking on rhododendron.11c and sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 10/Mar/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Kildare, 10/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Courtmacsherry, Cork, West, 10/Mar/2015
[ Feeding on Dandelions on the pier in sunny weather. ]
Bernard Brewer: Brimstone (1) , PRIVATE GARDEN TULLAMORE, Offaly, 10/Mar/2015
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naas Race course, Kildare, 08/Mar/2015
[ small tortoiseshell was inside main building at race course. Observed also by Luke, Joe + Peter Geraty ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Mar/2015
[ Small Tortoiseshell flying strongly around sheltered bed of young nettles. !2.30 in sunshine and 10 degrees ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin, 07/Mar/2015
[ On the wing in bright sunshine. Could it be a hibernating awakening? ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
[ 1.20 pm calm and sunny 10 deg. Quite worn. ]
Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Feb/2015
[ Unidentified white butterfly also seen. ]
David Cooke: Red Admiral (1) , Currabinny Wood., Cork, Mid, 25/Feb/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Feb/2015
[ 11.00 am sunny 10 deg. RA small but pristine nectaring on hebe. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 14/Feb/2015
[ Sunny. Ten degrees C. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) , Raven, Wexford, 14/Feb/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney , Kerry, 14/Feb/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, East, 07/Feb/2015
[ ST Observed by Akke fluttering on inside of kitchen window presumable having emerged from hibernating in fold of kitchen curtains. Allowed ST to fly off outside. Temp. 9C. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1900 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 06/Feb/2015
[ 47 webs at 40per web. Also a short eared owl. ]
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Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (30 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jan/2015
[ One web with about 30 larvae. Seems a bit early. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) , The Raven Point, Wexford, 22/Jan/2015
[ 21 degrees in sun & 14 degrees in the shade. ]
Marilyn Farrell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glen Minard Lispole, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (1) , Raven, Wexford, 02/Jan/2015
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