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Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (10) Speckled Wood (7) Wall Brown (1) Painted Lady (3) Peacock (8) , Cliff Path Howth,(Ceanncor /Lions Head ), Dublin, 22/Aug/2016
[ Good to see the Peacocks finally appearing . ]
Michael Bell: Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (3) , lough Talt, Sligo, 22/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Large White (26) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (7) , West End, Bundoran, Donegal, 22/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Mud agh Woods, Donegal, 22/Aug/2016
Niamh Lennon: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (10) , Beach in Kilcoole, , Wicklow, 22/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 22/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , near Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 22/Aug/2016
Hugh Rothwell: Large White (6) Red Admiral (9) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 22/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 21/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 20/Aug/2016
Michael Gray: Large White (4) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 20/Aug/2016
Michael Gray: Large White (2) Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (13) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (2) , Borodale , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 20/Aug/2016
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 19/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Large White (30) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (4) , west End, Bundoran, Donegal, 19/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (2) Peacock (1) , Castlegoland House and sand dunnes, Donegal, West, 19/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Scotty's Hill Killybegs, Donegal, West, 18/Aug/2016
Seán Geraty: Small Copper (1) , Palmerstown, Dublin, 18/Aug/2016
[ Flying through the traffic on the Chapelizod Bypass R148 at Palmerstown. Luke Geraty observer ]
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , River Liffey walkway west of the Irish War Memorial, Dublin, 18/Aug/2016
[ Grey day, the few butterflies about we spotted in sheltered areas along the south bank between 12h30 and 13h30 ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (12) Marsh Fritillary (4000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 17/Aug/2016
[ Short transect because of rain. 58 webs mostly brown leaf stage. Some Autumn lady's tresses orchids in flower. ]
Michael Gray: Large White (4) Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (15) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (1) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Boharnabreena Lakes ( O2), Dublin, 16/Aug/2016
[ Very blustery for about a third of this visit . ]
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Michael Gray: Green-veined White (3) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (9) Meadow Brown (1) , Boharnabreena Lakes (O12), Dublin, 16/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 16/Aug/2016
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Speckled Wood (22) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Ray Wood, Rathmullen, Donegal, 16/Aug/2016
[ With Ethna Diver. Low numbers for P and SWF in this usually good site. Perhaps late emergence this year? Sunny and 23 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2016
[ Sunny 22C.Unable to access main part of this Lane due to grazing Donkeys. ]
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2016
[ Sunny and very warm 26 degrees C. All seen on or around Purple Buddleia. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (8) , Cleengort Road Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2016
[ Sunny, Very Warm 26degrees C. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilkenny, Near Gweebarra., Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2016
[ Sunny, very warm 26degrees C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (1) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Ballinreavy Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2016
[ Sunny and warm 25Degrees C. ]
Robert Aldwell: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glencross, Rathmullen, Donegal, 16/Aug/2016
[ Nectaring on Knapweed. ]
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ SWFs,RA,LW,PCs,all seen on or around Purple Buddleia. 4 SWFs seen flying together and nectaring at the one time. First SWF arrived on Buddleia at 8.30am.Also RA&PC still nectaring until 8.15pm &8.20pm respectively. Temp.20C. Sunny with S.E. breeze. ]
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Path behind Portnoo Pier, Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ ST nectaring on wild Mint flower. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (3) , New Line, Rosbeg., Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ Temp.20C. Sunny S.E.breeze. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Eden, Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ PCs recorded by Ruth Barton. Sunny 20C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ Sunny 20C. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ Sunny 20C. ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 15/Aug/2016
[ Recorder Johnny Devine, ]
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Purple Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (8) , Phoenix park, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
[ 9.15am sunny 17C ]
Seán Geraty: Large White (30) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Edmundsbury hospital, Lucan, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
[ many whites in flight around fields in the grounds of hospital containing oil rapeseed of which at least 30 were large whites ]
Michael Gray: Large White (1) Green-veined White (7) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (8) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (1) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (2) Peacock (3) , Hills over Sandyford, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
[ Also I batch of second instar Small tortoiseshell larvae . ]
Michael Gray: Large White (2) Small White (1) Holly Blue (4) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Painted Lady (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
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Frank Smyth: Large White (2) Small White (1) Common Blue (3) Holly Blue (7) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (19) Wall Brown (4) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Crolly, Gweedore, Donegal, 15/Aug/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. On and around Buddleia in sheltered area. Sunny and 22 degrees. ]
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (30) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Maheraclogher, Bunbeg, Donegal, 15/Aug/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. In dunes. Sunny and 23 degrees with strong SE breeze.3 pairs of mated MB. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 15/Aug/2016
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (5) Small White (14) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (30) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 15/Aug/2016
[ 23c calm and sunny. One has to be careful not to step on a peacock. ]
Clare Haire: Small Copper (10) , Sheskinmore., Donegal, West, 15/Aug/2016
[ Small Coppers pairing off on the same path as the peacocks from earlier recording on 13/8/2016. ]
Luke Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (8) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 15/Aug/2016
[ 8 individuals all in one tree top. 23C sunny with slight breeze. 530pm ]
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (11) , Causeway, Carrigart, Donegal, 13/Aug/2016
[ With Ethna Diver.Dry and cloudy, breezy and 16 degrees.dry and wet heath grading into low dunes. One abandoned Painted Lady larval tent on Thistle. Thousands of Six-spot Burnet moths. ]
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Moyle Road, Milford, Donegal, 13/Aug/2016
[ with Ethna Diver. RA on Buddleia. ]
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (7) Peacock (60) , Lismany.Laurencetown, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Aug/2016
[ There were a few whites I didn't identify. I never saw so many peacocks before . On the tow path of the canal ]
Niamh Lennon: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Wild Ireland Garden in Nat Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 13/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2016
[ All seen on and around the yellow and purple Buddleias. ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2016
[ Seen Nectaring on Purple Buddleia. Recorder Akke Simms. ]
David Nash: Large White (2) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Painted Lady (2) Peacock (1) , Donabate, Dublin, 13/Aug/2016
Clare Haire: Peacock (10) , Sheskinmore., Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2016
[ Amazing sight of Peacocks rising from the path just through the Kiltoorish/Mullyvea gate into Sheshkin. A couple of Wall Browns were flying as well. Path sheltered up into bracken. ]
Clare Haire: Wall Brown (2) , Sheshkinmore, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2016
[ On path from Mullyvea gate into Sheskin. Very near road. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (2) , Eden, Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 11/Aug/2016
[ Seen flying during rain shower. ]
Ian Rippey: Clouded Yellow (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 11/Aug/2016
[ RECORDED by Jack Malin & Tom Ennis ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Aug/2016
[ Both Nctaring on Purple Buddleia ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Aug/2016
[ Both seen nectaring on Purple Buddleia. ]
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Tom Moore: Large White (10) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (4) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (3) Painted Lady (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (50) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 08/Aug/2016
[ High Peacock no's 50+ Painted Ladies x 12 1 1/2 hour transect at Glencoum Hill Kilkenny. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (15) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (8) , cleengort road, Donegal, West, 08/Aug/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 08/Aug/2016
[ Feeding on Buddleia in The Peoples Garden ]
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Greencastle, Donegal, 08/Aug/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell on Buddleia in his garden. ]
John Fraher: Large White (4) Red Admiral (6) Peacock (4) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilfane gardens, Kilkenny, 07/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knock rack, LETTERKENNY, Donegal, 06/Aug/2016
Tadhg O'Carroll: Large White (2) Red Admiral (2) Painted Lady (1) , Dumore Road, Waterford, 06/Aug/2016
David Nash: Large White (2) Holly Blue (5) , National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 06/Aug/2016
Seán Geraty: Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (2) Small Skipper (12) , Timahoe bog, Kildare, 06/Aug/2016
[ other observers Luke Geraty, Peter Geraty.245pm 21 degrees celcius but overcast and very breezy.Meadow browns, ringlets and whites seen also. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Aug/2016
Michael Bell: Large White (2) , Raghley, Sligo, 06/Aug/2016
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (5) Small White (8) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (7) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (12) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 06/Aug/2016
[ breezy and occasional sunny spells.22c ]
Joe Duane: Large White (1) Small White (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 06/Aug/2016
[ At least 6 other whites I did not identify. The best day this year for butterflies I think. the silver washed fritillary was on napweed flowers, the brambles finished ]
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2016
[ Again seen nectaring on Purple Buddleia ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Castlegoland House Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Grayling (2) Meadow Brown (12) , Castlegoland sand dunnes Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2016
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (1) Painted Lady (3 L) , Muckros, Kilcar, Donegal, 05/Aug/2016
[ With Ethna Diver.PL larvae first I have seen this year in Donegal. Very good sheltered south facing site on north side of Donegal Bay. 2nd, 3rd and final instars. ]
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Salthill, Mountcharles, Donegal, 05/Aug/2016
[ With Ethna Diver and Elizabeth Temple.In walled garden. Butterflies on Buddleias. SWFs all males. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (10) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 05/Aug/2016
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 05/Aug/2016
[ Seen Nectaring on Purple Buddleia. ]
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Joe Duane: Large White (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 05/Aug/2016
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Michael Gray: Large White (3) Small White (2) Green-veined White (6) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (16) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Marlay Park , Rathfarnham ., Dublin, 05/Aug/2016
[ Nice to see large Whites making a comeback in the area . I had a further 3 in my garden nearby today , There's only been the odd one around theses parts for the last 2 years .Also this is the first Speckeled wood I've seen in Ireland this year !! ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (7) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Neil T Blaney road, Donegal, 05/Aug/2016
A J Vosse: Small White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 05/Aug/2016
[ During sunny spells ]
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 05/Aug/2016
[ Private garden ]
Tony Murray: Essex Skipper (1) Large White (5) Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Grayling (6) Meadow Brown (250) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (7) , Ballyteigue Burrow, Wexford, 04/Aug/2016
Tony Murray: Purple Hairstreak (2) , Jamestown, Oyelgate, Wexford, 04/Aug/2016
Robert Aldwell: Large White (4) Small White (6) Green-veined White (20) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Greencastle, Donegal, 04/Aug/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge and Con O'Donnell. ]
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Millgate, Buncrana, Donegal, 04/Aug/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge and Sue Shiels. ]
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 04/Aug/2016
[ Recorder Akke Simms. SWF seen nectaring on purple Buddleia. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (3) , Eden, Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 04/Aug/2016
Michael Bell: Purple Hairstreak (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Slish Woods, Sligo, 04/Aug/2016
David Cooke: Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (1) Grayling (2) Meadow Brown (10) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 04/Aug/2016
Seán Geraty: Small Copper (1) , Wolftone Quay, Dublin, 02/Aug/2016
[ Flying about the sycamore trees in the Croppy Acre park ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (19) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Donegal, West, 01/Aug/2016
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (10) Ringlet (6) Small Heath (4) , Murvagh, Donegal, 01/Aug/2016
Frank Smyth: Meadow Brown (5) Marsh Fritillary (500 L) , Kildoney, Donegal, 01/Aug/2016
[ 10 webs brown leaf stage. Quite early for Donegal. ]
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (6) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Union Wood, Sligo, 01/Aug/2016
Ethna Diver: Large White (40) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , West End, Bundoran, Donegal, West, 31/Jul/2016
[ Large Whites in Organic Community Garden ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Green-veined White (100) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (25) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Brittas, Dublin, 31/Jul/2016
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Adrian Phelan: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Grayling (3) Small Heath (5) Painted Lady (1) , Monaneleen (near Killinaboy), Clare, 30/Jul/2016
Niamh Lennon: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (1) , Cherryfield Park,Dodder Valley,Firhouse, Dublin, 30/Jul/2016
[ DNFC Outing ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (8) , Little Tramore, Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 29/Jul/2016
Aubrey Fennell: Ringlet (12) Silver-washed Fritillary (20) , abbeyleix estate,abbeyleix, Laois, 29/Jul/2016
[ 1pm cloudy and warm. Scots pine wood ride. SWF nectaring on thistles and brambles.Nuptial flights. ]
Robert Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 29/Jul/2016
[ In SW corner of park HBs flying during brief sunny period. ]
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 29/Jul/2016
[ Early afternoon, sunny spells ]
Robert Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (2) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 28/Jul/2016
[ Sunny pm and 22 degrees.In suburban gardens. HBs flying fast. RAs nectaring on Buddleias. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (3) Green-veined White (10) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (6) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 28/Jul/2016
[ late afternoon sunshine.19c ]
Clare Haire: Grayling (2) , Kate's Strand, Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 27/Jul/2016
Niamh Lennon: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Mt Usher Gardens, Wicklow, 27/Jul/2016
[ All seen in the same area of herbaceous plants which included Buddleia. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (9) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilclooney Portnoo, Donegal, West, 27/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (18) Dark Green Fritillary (13) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 27/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (4) , East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle, Wicklow, 26/Jul/2016
[ With Tom Miniter. Cloudy bright and 20 degrees. RA laying on young Nettles. ]
Clare Haire: Painted Lady (1) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2016
[ Windy cool conditions. Painted Lady sheltering in grasses. Heather and thistles in bloom nearby. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (3) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Marshalstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 25/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2016
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Ringlet (2) , Ticknock, Dublin, 24/Jul/2016
A J Vosse: Small White (6) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Painted Lady (2) , Arklow, ring loop from Woodlands Estate to Grid Ref, Wicklow, 24/Jul/2016
[ Mostly sunny, 13h00 to 14h00. PL's and RA at or near grid ref. ]
Michael Gray: Large White (2) Small White (2) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 24/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Small White (4) Holly Blue (3) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 24/Jul/2016
[ Partial sun and breezy. ]
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Michael Gray: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (5) Gatekeeper (6) Meadow Brown (19) Ringlet (12) Small Heath (2) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , The Raven Nature Reserve, Wexford, 23/Jul/2016
[ An overcast day with drizzle towards the end of it . ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (2) Ringlet (2) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 23/Jul/2016
[ 7.30 pm sunny and 20c. Finally some visitors to the buddleja. ]
A J Vosse: Large White (2) Green-veined White (30) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (50) Ringlet (6) , Malahide Castle grounds , Dublin, 23/Jul/2016
[ 12h30 to 14h00 - Open grassland meadow and woodland verge around the grid ref, many browns and whites on the wing. Many browns very tattered and faded. Brief sunny spells but mostly cloudy and breezy. ]
David Nash: Large White (2) Holly Blue (1) , Argyle road, Donnybrook, Dublin, 23/Jul/2016
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 23/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Green-veined White (40) Common Blue (75) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (20) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Dark Green Fritillary (100) , Craigawannia, Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 22/Jul/2016
[ Recorders Dermot McLaughlin and Christine Cassidy. Conditions warm and numbers fairly typical for this good butterfly site. ]
Robert Aldwell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (27) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 22/Jul/2016
[ SW laying on wild Crucifers. ]
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Davidstown, Enniscorthy., Wexford, 22/Jul/2016
[ Also several unidentified whites. ]
Michael Gray: Large White (1) Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Grayling (1) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 21/Jul/2016
[ G. seen on bog near rocky shore of L. Birroge. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Arlands Strand,Castleport, Donegal, West, 20/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) , Bent Island Near Castleport, Donegal, West, 20/Jul/2016
David Kelly: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Lough Dan, Wicklow, 20/Jul/2016
[ On a track between the R759 and Lough Dan. Have verification photos of the Fritillary if useful. ]
Seán Geraty: Dark Green Fritillary (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Raven Wood, Wexford, 20/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 20/Jul/2016
[ RA laying on fresh nettles in my garden. ]
David Nash: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Trimleston Park, Dublin, 20/Jul/2016
james noonan: Essex Skipper (1) Small White (20) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (67) Ringlet (22) Small Heath (18) Dark Green Fritillary (22) , ballytighe burrow, Wexford, 19/Jul/2016
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james noonan: Small White (20) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (22) Ringlet (42) Small Heath (16) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , The raven, Wexford, 19/Jul/2016
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (9) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 19/Jul/2016
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (9) Common Blue (8) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (7) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Manor House Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 19/Jul/2016
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Aubrey Fennell: Large White (3) Green-veined White (8) Holly Blue (10) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (15) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 19/Jul/2016
[ No vanessids or migrants around to take advantage of flowering buddleia. Sunny and 28c. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Ringlet (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (8) , Cleengort Road Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2016
[ My first SWFs this year. lovely to see them flying and gliding along the flowery roadside verge in the warm morning sun and nectaring on the brambles. ]
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (7) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilkenny, Near Gweebarra., Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2016
james noonan: Essex Skipper (11) Small White (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (2) , Killinick, Wexford, 19/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (20) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 18/Jul/2016
[ Recordered on walk from Kiltourish Gate up rocky hill overlooking the Reserve and down towards Ballinreavy and back along different route. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Grayling (8) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (2) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 18/Jul/2016
[ Gs found on sunny edges of the high sand dunes to the East of the Caravan site at Tramore and one near top of the rocky hill. ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (9) , bull island, Dublin, 18/Jul/2016
james noonan: Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (8) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 18/Jul/2016
Seán Geraty: Essex Skipper (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 18/Jul/2016
[ Luke Geraty co observer. Skippers seen along northern shore of lake ]
Robert Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Gatekeeper (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (30) Small Heath (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (25) , The Raven, Wexford, 18/Jul/2016
[ With Tom Miniter. CWW pristine and seemed just emerged.RA laying. Sunny and 23 degrees. Also 10 Small or GVW whites. ]
Robert Aldwell: Essex Skipper (28) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (24) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Killinick Old Station, Wexford, 18/Jul/2016
[ With Tom Miniter. Skippers fresh and mostly male. Sunny and 23 degrees. ]
Robert Aldwell: Small White (6) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (6) Painted Lady (9 L) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 18/Jul/2016
[ With Helen Cloney and Tom Miniter. Sunny and 23 degrees. Very few butterflies for this area. Painted Lady larvae 2nd instar and my first sighting of PL larvae of 2016. ]
A J Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 18/Jul/2016
[ All day observation, first sighting of MB before 08h00, last sighting of ST after 19h00. Numbers still low ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) , Near Lough-a -Doon, Portnoo., Donegal, West, 17/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (8) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 17/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Small White (6) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rockfield Park, Dublin, 17/Jul/2016
[ Sunny and 22 degrees at noon. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (4) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , Murvagh , Donegal, 17/Jul/2016
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (45) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (25) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Knather , Donegal, 17/Jul/2016
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (11) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 17/Jul/2016
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Clare Haire: Small Blue (2) Common Blue (1) Grayling (8) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 17/Jul/2016
[ Sheltered inlet,dune edge, sandy corner, just west of main Ballinreavy strand. Small blues very battered looking. ]
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 17/Jul/2016
[ Sunny but windy, sightings from mid morning till around 16h00 when it greyed over again. Very low numbers compared to previous seasons, a few more whites on the wing, maybe a LW as well. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 16/Jul/2016
[ Comma seen on bramble in same area as seen the previous two years. ]
Niamh Lennon: Large White (2) Ringlet (3) , Airfield House and Gardens, Dublin, 16/Jul/2016
[ DNFC outing. ]
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (1) , Sandfield Pitch and Put ., Donegal, West, 16/Jul/2016
[ Recorder Allison McAllister with Maurice Simms. ]
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (2) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2016
[ Recorders Maurice Simms with Alison McAllister ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) , Cashelgoland Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2016
[ Recorders Maurice Simms and Alison McAllister. ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (5) , Derryneill, Roscommon, 14/Jul/2016
[ Plenty of wild flowers on the roadside here. The green veined whites were flying although overcast ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Finner Bundoran, Donegal, 14/Jul/2016
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (12) Meadow Brown (19) Ringlet (15) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Abbey Ballyshannon , Donegal, 14/Jul/2016
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David Cooke: Large White (2) Small White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Gatekeeper (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (7) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Granreigh,Kilbrittain., Cork, Mid, 14/Jul/2016
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (4) , Murvagh, Donegal, 14/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (42) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (220 L) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 14/Jul/2016
[ With Cormac Aldwell. Peacock larvae in two separate groups, a small cluster of twenty and a large one of at least 200. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (14) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (25) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Grange North , Sligo, 13/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 13/Jul/2016
[ Recorder Alison McAlister. ]
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (13) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 13/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (4) Ringlet (6) Dark Green Fritillary (19) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 12/Jul/2016
[ Recorders Maurice Simms and Alison McAlister. ]
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (3) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 12/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Ringlet (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 12/Jul/2016
[ HB flying over wall with ivy. ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 12/Jul/2016
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james noonan: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 11/Jul/2016
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Arklow Ponds, Wicklow, 11/Jul/2016
Niamh Lennon: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , the Burren, Clare, 08/Jul/2016
[ flying around and landing regularly ]
David Mcilveen: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (5) , Shellfield,Ramelton., Donegal, 08/Jul/2016
David Mcilveen: Ringlet (6) , Drumonaghan Wood,Ramelton., Donegal, 08/Jul/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (9) , Carrowcashal,Ramelton., Donegal, 08/Jul/2016
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (4) , Murvagh, Donegal, 08/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (20) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 08/Jul/2016
[ All recorded on walk from a.Kiltourish gate entrance to Ballinreavy ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (2 L) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (3) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 08/Jul/2016
[ Recorded on walk from Kiltourish gate entrance to Carrickalahagh and back via Tramore. ]
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (27) Small Heath (5) , Lullymore res, Kildare, 07/Jul/2016
james noonan: Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (32) Small Skipper (6) , timahoe, Kildare, 07/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Small White (7) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 07/Jul/2016
[ Sunny and 18-20 degrees. ]
Niamh Lennon: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (7) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Birr Castle Gardens, Offaly, 07/Jul/2016
[ 2 of the M Bs were a mating pair. ]
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 07/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Portnoo, Donegal, East, 05/Jul/2016
[ Recorder Akke Simms ]
Robert Aldwell: Essex Skipper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (160) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1900 L) Small Skipper (17) , Timahoe Bog, Kildare, 05/Jul/2016
[ With Frank Smyth. 20 Skippers seen during brief glimpses of sunshine. Two were hard to distinguish. All were pristine. 9 batches of P larvae, some in final instar. R numerous. ]
james noonan: Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 05/Jul/2016
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) , Clara wood, Wicklow, 03/Jul/2016
Frank Smyth: Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 03/Jul/2016
Clare Haire: Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 03/Jul/2016
[ Cool west wind,dry conditions. ]
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Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (3) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 03/Jul/2016
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 03/Jul/2016
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (3) Peacock (300 L) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 02/Jul/2016
[ RA larvae 2nd instar. P larvae 3rd instar - one group 250 and other group 50. ]
Robert Aldwell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (3 L) Ringlet (2) Peacock (50 L) , Vico Rd, Dalkey, Dublin, 02/Jul/2016
[ P larvae final instar. RA larvae final instar and dark form. ]
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (4 L) Speckled Wood (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 02/Jul/2016
[ Showers and bright periods with 15-17 degrees ]
jimmy brandon: Red Admiral (1) , my garden, brickfield killarney road bray co wicklow, Wicklow, 01/Jul/2016
james noonan: Small Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (9) , clara bog esker, Offaly, 29/Jun/2016
james noonan: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 29/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2016
[ Recorder Akke Simms ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (2) , Cleengort Road Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Ringlet (2) , Kilure Bog, Galway, East, 28/Jun/2016
[ butterflies are very scarce. This was a large heath site but no sign of them today ]
Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (10) Small Heath (1) , Ballykilmurray Upper, Wicklow, 27/Jun/2016
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (2 L) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10 L) Peacock (250 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 27/Jun/2016
[ P larvae 2nd instar. RA larvae, one final instar other half grown. ]
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 27/Jun/2016
[ Windy, sunny spells. ST's looked freshly emerged. ]
Robert Aldwell: Small White (3) Red Admiral (1 L) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 25/Jun/2016
[ Cloudy but dry with a few brief brighter spells and 17 degrees. Butterflies pristine. RA larva final instar and pale form. ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 25/Jun/2016
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (10) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 25/Jun/2016
james noonan: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (32) , louisa bridge leixlip, Kildare, 25/Jun/2016
Seán Geraty: Painted Lady (1) , Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 25/Jun/2016
[ Luke Geraty observer also ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (11) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (21) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 24/Jun/2016
[ Seen on walk from Kiltourish gate on way to Mass House.Sunny spells 16C. ]
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Maurice Simms: Small Blue (1) Common Blue (1) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (1) , Mass House,Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 24/Jun/2016
[ Sunny sheltered site.My first Ringlets of the year ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (4) Cryptic Wood White (12) Large White (1) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (80) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Painted Lady (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 23/Jun/2016
[ 1 hour transect in broken sunshine.. 1st Ringlets seen... ]
Robert Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (6) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (4) Small Heath (12) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 23/Jun/2016
[ Chris Wilson Memorial Butterfly Walk. Sunny and 20 degrees with a strong breeze locally. CBs worn. Butterfly numbers low considering the good habitat and fine weather. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (3) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 23/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Ringlet (1) , Raford Rover Bog, Ballyfa, Galway, Galway, East, 23/Jun/2016
[ butterflies very scarce ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (2) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 22/Jun/2016
[ Warm but cloudy. Marsh Fritillary on buttercup. Usually many more of them at this site. ]
Ethna Diver: Painted Lady (1) , Knock rack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Jun/2016
[ On Buddleia globosa ]
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Royal Canal, Between 14th Lock and North Kildare Cricket Club, Kildare, 22/Jun/2016
[ Between 16h00 and 16h60, cloudy, intermittent sun. ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) , Coolcarta West,Laurencetown, Galway, East, 21/Jun/2016
[ Wooded area part of Hymany way ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (2) Small Heath (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Sheilstown, Wicklow, 21/Jun/2016
[ First time to see a dark green fritillary at this site ]
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 21/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Large Heath (4) , Cloonascragh, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 21/Jun/2016
[ This is a marsh fritillary site but have not seen them this year. dull and windy ]
Joe Duane: Large Heath (1) , Coolcarta West,Laurencetown, Galway, East, 20/Jun/2016
[ Dull and windy. A small patch of uncut bog ]
Ethna Diver: Painted Lady (3) , Mountcharles, Donegal, 20/Jun/2016
Niamh Lennon: Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (6) Ringlet (4) Painted Lady (3) , Irishtown Nature Reserve,Dublin 4, Dublin, 20/Jun/2016
[ Some Whites also seen ]
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2016
[ DGFs.seen basking and flying in sheltered sand dune hollows. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (7) Small Heath (18) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Cam, Roadstone quarry, Roscommon, Roscommon, 20/Jun/2016
[ Plenty of kidney vetch but no sign of small blues! ]
Michael Bell: Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , Lough na Leibe, Sligo, 20/Jun/2016
Michael Mullett: Small Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (4) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 18/Jun/2016
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Maurice Simms: Small Blue (1) Common Blue (10) Painted Lady (1) , Inishkeel Island, Portnoo., Donegal, West, 18/Jun/2016
[ Nearly all seen on Bird's-foot-trefoil and Kidney-Vetch which is growing prefusely along rocky south facing shore ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (3) Small Heath (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Still Lough and Lough Con., Donegal, West, 18/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 18/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (1) , Derreen Wood, Roscommon, 18/Jun/2016
Robert Aldwell: Wall Brown (1) , Dactan, Kilcar, Donegal, 18/Jun/2016
[ Recorder Danny Gillespie. ]
Robert Aldwell: Painted Lady (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 17/Jun/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (1) Painted Lady (3) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Muckrosss Killarney, Kerry, 17/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Boathole Lough, Sligo, 15/Jun/2016
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (1) , Millford, Carlow, 15/Jun/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (3) Small Heath (5) Large Heath (2) Painted Lady (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2016
[ Broken sunshine; between 4pm - 5pm Temp 18C ]
Brian Danaher: Painted Lady (1) , blackrock co dublin., Dublin, 14/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (9) Small Heath (21) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2016
[ seen on walk from Kiltourish gate to near the Mass House ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) , Mass House,Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2016
[ SPW observed nectaring on Oxeye Daisy. ]
Ethna Diver: Large White (1) , west End, Bundoran, Donegal, 14/Jun/2016
Robert Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin, 14/Jun/2016
[ Cloudy bright and about 17 degrees. In my garden. RA small but pristine. ]
Ethna Diver: Painted Lady (1) , Rougey, Bundoran, Donegal, 13/Jun/2016
Niamh Lennon: Common Blue (17) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (12) , Bull Island, between wooden bridge and causeway, Dublin, 13/Jun/2016
[ 2 Silver Y moths also found ]
Tadhg O'Carroll: Large White (1) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (3) Painted Lady (1) , Dunmore / Porthalley, Waterford, 12/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Wood White (1) Small Blue (5) Common Blue (3) , Culliagh Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 12/Jun/2016
[ A house has been built on this site but the kidney vetch is extensive so hopefully will survive ]
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Michael Bell: Large Heath (2) , Islandmore, Mayo, East, 12/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Derrynabrock, Mayo, East, 12/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Wall Brown (2) , Crohy Head, Donegal, West, 12/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) , Crohy Head, Donegal, West, 12/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Painted Lady (1) , Crohy Head, Donegal, West, 12/Jun/2016
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (15) Marsh Fritillary (20) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 11/Jun/2016
[ Leaders: Frank Smyth & Bob Aldwell Weather was dry with hazy sunshine, 20 C. CBs mainly dark females. MFs mainly female, some in pristine condition. One egg laying on DBS for approx 1.5 hours. SH mainly males. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Blue (2) Painted Lady (1) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2016
[ Seen along path behind Portnoo Pier. Sunny periods approx.18degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Painted Lady (1) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2016
[ Seen nectaring on Valerian. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) , South side of Kiltourish Lake Rosbeg., Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2016
[ Sunny Approx.18degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Common Blue (6) Wall Brown (1) Painted Lady (1) , Near Kiltourish Chapel, Rosbeg., Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2016
[ Sunny Approx.18degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Eden, Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2016
[ Sunny Approx.19degrees. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (15) Marsh Fritillary (20) , Dollymount, Dublin, 11/Jun/2016
[ Dublin Field Club outing. ]
bernard brewer: Painted Lady (1) , boora discovery park , Offaly, 11/Jun/2016
Seán Geraty: Common Blue (8) Painted Lady (2) , Tacumshin Lake, Wexford, 11/Jun/2016
[ Luke Geraty, Joe Geraty observers also ]
Kenneth Bond: Painted Lady (1) , Clare Island (Strake), Mayo, West, 11/Jun/2016
Robert Aldwell: Painted Lady (1) , Tawny, Kilcar, Donegal, 11/Jun/2016
[ Recorder Danny Gillespie. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (7) Large Heath (23) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 10/Jun/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (9) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 10/Jun/2016
Pat Lenihan: Painted Lady (20) , Ireland' Eye, Dublin, 10/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Small Heath (18) Marsh Fritillary (20) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2016
[ Temp.20 degrees. ]
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Maurice Simms: Painted Lady (2) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2016
[ Temp. 20degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Small Heath (2) , Tramore Rosbeg., Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2016
[ Temp.20degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (1) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Kilclooney Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Wall Brown (1) , New Line, Rosbeg., Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Small Heath (1) , Ballyhilliagh Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Shannapheasteen, Galway, West, 09/Jun/2016
[ One of the very few 10km squares in which I have been unable to find SpW till now, this was in a small clearing within conifers. ]
Kenneth Bond: Large Heath (4) , Kilranny, Galway, West, 09/Jun/2016
[ Four distributed over a 1100m transect, this is the mid-point. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Knockranny, Galway, West, 08/Jun/2016
[ egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (4) , Derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 08/Jun/2016
james noonan: Small Heath (5) , termon burren , Clare, 08/Jun/2016
[ no pearl-bordered fritillary ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (2) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Mass House,Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
[ Temp.approx.22C. ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Common Blue (6) Small Heath (5) , Sheskinmore Reserve., Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Small Copper (1) Small Blue (25) Painted Lady (4) , Tramore Sand Dunes, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (6) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
[ Temp.23C. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (3) Small Heath (12) , Tramore Sand Dunes, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
[ Temp. approx.23C. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
David Mcilveen: Large Heath (2) , Nr. the entrance to Glenveagh N.P., Donegal, 08/Jun/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Heath (2) Large Heath (13) , Lacknacoo, Gartan., Donegal, 08/Jun/2016
[ First 10 km record for Large Heath for C01 ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (5) , Ballyarr Wood (Ballyarr)., Donegal, 08/Jun/2016
[ SH seen in field adjacent to the entrance of the wood.(on LHS of entrance). ]
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Brian Danaher: Painted Lady (1) , shanganagh park, Dublin, 08/Jun/2016
Dermot O'Mahony: Wood White (either) (1) , Ashtown, Dublin, 08/Jun/2016
[ calm cloudy humid. 1 wood white beside royal canal path between locks 10 and 11. ]
Richard McCafferty: Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
[ It was cloudy at times ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Graffy. Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2016
Pat Lenihan: Painted Lady (1) , Bottle Quay, Howth, , Dublin, 08/Jun/2016
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Painted Lady (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 08/Jun/2016
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Painted Lady (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 08/Jun/2016
[ Looks like the two PL's have taken up residence. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (8) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (19) Small Heath (14) Painted Lady (7) Peacock (1) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 08/Jun/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell. Warm with hazy sunshine. PLs mainly on Valerian. A few final stage ST larvae. ]
Michael Bell: Brimstone (2) Painted Lady (5) Peacock (1) , St John's Fen, Roscommon, 07/Jun/2016
Frank Smyth: Painted Lady (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 07/Jun/2016
[ Warm but dull ]
Niamh Lennon: Common Blue (1) Painted Lady (1) , The Murrough,north of Wicklow town, Wicklow, 07/Jun/2016
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 07/Jun/2016
james noonan: Wood White (3) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 07/Jun/2016
james noonan: Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (4) Painted Lady (1) , esker near clara, Offaly, 07/Jun/2016
james noonan: Speckled Wood (5) Small Heath (4) , clara bog, Offaly, 07/Jun/2016
[ no green hairstreaks ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Painted Lady (1) , Pluck Manorcunningham, Donegal, 07/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 06/Jun/2016
Tom Moore: Large White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (6) Small Heath (3) Painted Lady (30) , Hook head , Wexford, 06/Jun/2016
[ 2 hour transect at Hook head , Wexford in very good sunshine..21 degrees. Influx of Painted ladies 30+ and quite a few Silver Y moths on the wing. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Jun/2016
[ Warm and humid with broken sunshine ]
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Ethna Diver: Large White (2) Small White (3) Painted Lady (1) , Community Garden, Bundoran, Donegal, 06/Jun/2016
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (2 L) , R Dodder,Rathfarnham Weir, Dublin, 06/Jun/2016
[ On Garlic Mustard ]
A J Vosse: Painted Lady (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 06/Jun/2016
[ 15h40 - Sunny bright, feeding on chives, first PL for the season ]
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Large Heath (10) , Roosky, Sligo, 06/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (5) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Bunduff, Sligo, 05/Jun/2016
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (4) Common Blue (18) Speckled Wood (4) Small Heath (1) Painted Lady (1) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2016
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (45) Common Blue (15) Small Heath (10) , Portrane strand, Dublin, 05/Jun/2016
jimmy brandon: Painted Lady (1) , south pier, bray., Wicklow, 05/Jun/2016
jimmy brandon: Holly Blue (2) , private garden, killarney road, bray., Wicklow, 05/Jun/2016
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 05/Jun/2016
[ One on Pyracantha ]
David Nash: Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) , Rathmichael Wood, Dublin, 05/Jun/2016
[ Male OT. ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Jun/2016
[ Wid Inishowen recorder ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Jun/2016
[ Wid Inishowen recorder ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (5) Painted Lady (2) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Jun/2016
[ Wid Inishowen recorder ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Heath (30) Painted Lady (5) , Doah Isle, Donegal, East, 05/Jun/2016
[ Wild Inishowen recorder Dermot Mc Laughin ]
Robert Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, West, 05/Jun/2016
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
Robert Aldwell: Speckled Wood (1) , Rossinver Organic Farm, Leitrim, 05/Jun/2016
[ With Ethna Diver.23 degrees but only one butterfly recorded. ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (4) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (3) , Knather near The Mullans, Donegal, 05/Jun/2016
Frank Smyth: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (4) , Creevy, Donegal, 05/Jun/2016
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (18) Common Blue (4) Small Heath (11) , Lr. Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 05/Jun/2016
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Richard McCafferty: Wood White (either) (1) Green-veined White (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Small Heath (2) , Gortnasillagh, Donegal, West, 05/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (3) , Portumna forest [park, Galway, South-east, 05/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (4) Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Heath (5) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Horseleap Crossroads, Galway, East, 05/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (5 O) , Killure Castle Plantation, Galway, East, 04/Jun/2016
[ eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 04/Jun/2016
[ egg on Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Moylough More, Galway, East, 04/Jun/2016
[ Male Orange-tip ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Carrowtober West, Galway, East, 04/Jun/2016
[ Male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Carrowntober East Bog, Galway, East, 04/Jun/2016
[ male ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Painted Lady (1) , Cnoc Fola Derrybeg, Donegal, West, 04/Jun/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Wall Brown (2) , Glasagh Derrybeg, Donegal, West, 04/Jun/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Wall Brown (2) , Glasagh Derrybeg, Donegal, West, 04/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Small Blue (20) Small Heath (10) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 04/Jun/2016
Frank Smyth: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (2) Small Heath (36) Marsh Fritillary (25) , Kildoney, Donegal, 04/Jun/2016
Richard McCafferty: Small Heath (2) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 04/Jun/2016
[ It was warm but a bit cloudy in the morning ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 04/Jun/2016
Michael Bell: Dingy Skipper (30) Orange Tip (1) , Clooningan, Sligo, 03/Jun/2016
[ Never seen so many dingy skipper at one site. At least 30. ]
Richard McCafferty: Wood White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Blue (2) , Lismany lower, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2016
[ small blues in a small disused quarry beside the canal path ]
james noonan: Small White (2) Common Blue (5) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 03/Jun/2016
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C R Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (10) Wood White (either) (7) Small Blue (33) Small Heath (56) , Murvagh, Donegal, 03/Jun/2016
[ With Ethna Diver and Frank Smyth. Sunny warm and 20 degrees. Another of the top Donegal butterfly sites, but due to more exposed position usually a bit later than sites such as St. John's Point or Sheskinmore. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (19) Orange Tip (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Inch nature reserve., Donegal, 03/Jun/2016
Michael Mullett: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Heath (8) , Off Military Road below Wicklow Gap, Wicklow, 03/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2016
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Fairfield Bog, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2 O) , Fairfield Bog, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2016
[ eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyheen Bog, Clare, 02/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Large White (1) , Rath Beg, Clare, 02/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Kilmurry, Clare, 02/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Kilnacranny, Clare, 02/Jun/2016
[ Female, confirmed by dissection. ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (4) , Lough Rosroe, Clare, 02/Jun/2016
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 02/Jun/2016
C R Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (2) , Arranmore Island, Donegal, 02/Jun/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. !7 degrees and sunny but force 7 NE wind. Butterflies few in number and only in most sheltered spots.One WB basking on graveyard wall. ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 02/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Small Blue (3) , Road beside Creggoduff golf course, Galway, West, 02/Jun/2016
[ Also saw a huge field of kidney vetch beside the track at Bunowen bay L590416 but not sure if I saw one small blue. ]
Joe Duane: Small Blue (5) Small Heath (1) , On the left side of the R341 Doohulla facing east, Galway, West, 02/Jun/2016
[ I spotted the bank of kidney vetch from the car as my companion was driving. I saw the small blues right away when we stopped ]
Richard McCafferty: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (1) Small Blue (3) Small Heath (18) , Murvagh, Ballintra, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2016
Richard McCafferty: Wood White (3) Green-veined White (3) , Cashel Rossnowlagh, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2016
Joe Duane: Wood White (either) (1) Large White (2) Small White (1) Small Copper (1) Wall Brown (1) , Beach between Carna and Kilkieran, Galway, West, 01/Jun/2016
[ Some kidney vetch but no small blues seen ]
Joe Duane: Common Blue (2) , Gorteen Bay, Galway, West, 01/Jun/2016
[ lots of kidney vetch east of the graveyard but no small blues seen ]
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Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (25 L) , Slang River(tributary of R Dodder),Windy Arbour, Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
David Nash: Holly Blue (4) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (32) Cryptic Wood White (48) Large White (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (7) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 01/Jun/2016
[ 1 1/2 hour transect this morning in v. good sunshine (18 degrees). High Wood white and Dingy Skipper No's. Quite a few Speckled Yellow moths on the wing also. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Marlay Park , Rathfarnham., Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (3) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (8) , Carrowcashal,Ramelton., Donegal, 01/Jun/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (3) , Ballyarr Wood (Ballyarr)., Donegal, 01/Jun/2016
C R Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 01/Jun/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. One CWW laying on Bird's-foot-trefoil. No signs of D.Skipper at what is usually a reliable site for the species. ]
C R Aldwell: Common Blue (1) , Muckros, Donegal, 01/Jun/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. Warm sun and 22 degrees.Butterfly numbers unusually small. Site is southfacing revegetated cliffs. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (16) Small Heath (5) Marsh Fritillary (25) , Bull Island, Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
james noonan: Small Blue (24) Common Blue (11) Red Admiral (2) Small Heath (2) , Sutton Burrows, Dublin, 01/Jun/2016
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Graig Upper, Cork, East, 01/Jun/2016
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , river lane chancel, Dublin, 31/May/2016
A J Vosse: Wood White (either) (12) Orange Tip (6) , Royal Canal, between 17th Lock and 16th Lock, Kildare, 31/May/2016
[ Between 12h30 and 14h30, grid ref centre point of walk. Sunny, warm. Both F & M OT. Other faster flying whites on the wing. ]
C R Aldwell: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Lettermore, nr Frosses, Donegal, 30/May/2016
[ With Craig Ayers and Ian McCambridge. Holly Blue also seen by Craig at site some two days previously. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (12) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (2) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ballykilmurray Upper, Wicklow, 30/May/2016
[ Very warm sunshine here, searched four marshy fields between 10 and 11 am, marsh fritillary on lady's smock. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (2) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 30/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (6) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (7) Small Blue (3) Common Blue (5) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (30) Marsh Fritillary (7) , Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Donegal, 30/May/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. As befits Donegal's premier butterfly site,on a summer's day with 18 degrees tempered by a cool northerly wind, plenty of butterflies were seen. The area checked was the south facing slopes south of and excluding the old . Mass house. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (13) Wall Brown (4) Small Heath (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/May/2016
Joe Duane: Wood White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (8) , New Inn, Galway, East, 30/May/2016
[ Plenty of kidney vetch here ]
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Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Blue (14) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, at turn towards Derrada, Galway, East, 30/May/2016
[ old quarry on esker, plenty of kidney vetch ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) Wood White (2) Common Blue (1) , lugboy, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 30/May/2016
[ lots of birds-foot-trefoil ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) , Eskerbeg,Taughmaconnell,Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 30/May/2016
[ More rabbits than butterflies! ]
Joe Duane: Wood White (1) Small Blue (4) Small Heath (1) , Daneshill, Athlone, Roscommon, 30/May/2016
[ There are only a few kidney vetch plants here at the edge of the roundabout. ]
Joe Duane: Small Blue (3) , Barrymore,near Hodson Bay, Athlone, Roscommon, 30/May/2016
[ A tiny "quarry" on the side of the road ]
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (12) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (5) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 30/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (13) Speckled Wood (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 29/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (10) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 29/May/2016
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (70 L) , Hedgerow on River Dodder at Bushy Park, Dublin, 29/May/2016
[ Orange Tips, 2 males and 1 female, also 12 eggs on Garlic Mustard..Small Tortoiseshell caterpillars at various stages of development.I estimated 70. ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (17) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (4) , Britas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 29/May/2016
David Mcilveen: Wall Brown (1) , Rosskirk & Killhill,Fanad., Donegal, 29/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Small White (2) , Gortigrenane, Cork, Mid, 29/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Toorgarriff, Cork, East, 29/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Toorgarriff, Cork, East, 29/May/2016
[ Male Orange-tip ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (5 O) , Toorgarriff, Cork, East, 29/May/2016
[ eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (4) , Castleblagh North, Cork, East, 29/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Wood White (either) (24) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (7) Small Heath (1) Painted Lady (1) , Baldoyle Race Course, Dublin, 28/May/2016
Joe Duane: Small Blue (2) , Raharabeg, Shannonbridge, , Roscommon, 28/May/2016
[ one was visiting each kidney vetch flower in turn ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Rahera beg, Shannonbridge, Roscommon, 28/May/2016
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (3) , Beechlawn,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 28/May/2016
[ No sign of kidney vetch here yet unlike Raherabeg ]
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Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 28/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (4) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 28/May/2016
[ Donegal Butterfly Day.With 20 participants. Hazy intermittent sun and 17 degrees. Numbers of butterflies low as has been the case in much of Donegal so far this year. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Blue (24) Common Blue (3) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 27/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (4) Small Heath (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/May/2016
[ 2 clumps of ST. larvae ]
C R Aldwell: Small Heath (9) , Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 25/May/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. Sunny and 14 degrees with cool breeze. Butterflies on sheltered side of low hills. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (11) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/May/2016
[ 13C, mainly cloudy morning with short spells of sunshine, very sunny in the afternoon, ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) , Coad Bog, Kerry, South, 25/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (2) , Coad, Kerry, South, 25/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Derrynagree, Kerry, South, 25/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 25/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) , Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Donegal, West, 24/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) , Coad Bog, Kerry, South, 24/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Coad Bog, Kerry, South, 24/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Coad Bog, Kerry, South, 24/May/2016
[ female ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (5 O) , Coad Bog, Kerry, South, 24/May/2016
[ eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (7) Green-veined White (11) Orange Tip (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/May/2016
[ Temp at noon 17C, Very Sunny ]
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (36) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Carnsore , Wexford, Wexford, 24/May/2016
[ 1 hour transect , Carnsore point.. Good Sunshine. High Common blue no's ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (27) Orange Tip (4) Common Blue (6) Marsh Fritillary (35) , Dollymount, Dublin, 24/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) Cryptic Wood White (13) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (3) Speckled Wood (4) , Ards Forest, Creeslough, Donegal, 24/May/2016
[ With Ethna Diver. Sunny and 17 degrees. Also 3 NBHMs.1st record of GH at Ards. No signs of MFs. ]
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C R Aldwell: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (50 L) , The Tullies, Maas, Donegal, 23/May/2016
[ With Ian McCambridge. Short sunny interval and 14 degrees. Very warm sheltered site. SmT larvae half grown. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (7) Cryptic Wood White (11) Small White (1) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 23/May/2016
[ 1 hour transect at Glencoum today in good sunshine ]
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) , South Green Arklow, Wicklow, 23/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Killeen, Castle Cove, Kerry, South, 23/May/2016
[ male ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Britas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 22/May/2016
Niamh Lennon: Small White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (11 L) , River Dodder,outside Bushy Park,facing south, Dublin, 22/May/2016
[ 3 Orange Tips(2M,1F),Garlic Mustard close by,very sunny,1pm approx.. Small Tortoiseshell larvae on Nettles ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (8) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) , Lr Rossnowlagh , Donegal, 22/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Tullyard Bog Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/May/2016
[ Sunshine at times, 11C ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Raheen, Cork, East, 21/May/2016
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Fiddane South Plantation, Cork, East, 21/May/2016
[ egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
jimmy brandon: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) , shanganagh park, Dublin, 20/May/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Rathmullan, Donegal, 18/May/2016
[ All Butterflies recorded @ sand dunes,by Rathmullan House. ]
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (6 O) , Rathmullan, Donegal, 18/May/2016
[ One OT egg recorded on Cuckoo Flower,with the other 5 being recorded on 4 Garlic Mustard plants.(1 plant had 2 eggs,though they were located on different flower heads). ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Rathmullan Wood., Donegal, 18/May/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) , Ballyarr Wood (Ballyarr)., Donegal, 18/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (14) Wall Brown (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 17/May/2016
[ Found 27 RA eggs , 16 near where 1 RA was seen and the remainder at random spots along the path. ]
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 17/May/2016
[ Recorded by Akke ]
C R Aldwell: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (12) , Ard na Mona Wood, Lough Eske, Donegal, 16/May/2016
[ With ian McCambridge ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Killure, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 16/May/2016
Joe Duane: Wood White (either) (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 16/May/2016
[ Missed a few more whites. ]
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Niamh Lennon: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Airfield House and Gardens,Dundrum, Dublin, 16/May/2016
[ Warm and sunny day ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (16) Common Blue (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 16/May/2016
[ No Marsh Fritillary yet . Probably another week. ]
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (5) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 15/May/2016
[ Sunny but cool wind, common blues in sheltered dune slacks. ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (3) Orange Tip (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 15/May/2016
[ I visited this hollow for the third time this year and finally found Dingy skippers. The birds -foot- trefoil was in bloom. I also saw a Burnet Companion. I took pictures of both ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (2) , Derriscligh near Glen Lough, Donegal, 15/May/2016
[ GHSs seen flying on blanket bog and basking on new Bracken shoot. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Glan,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 14/May/2016
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Moher, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 14/May/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (6) Small Copper (1) Wall Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pollet Portsalon., Donegal, 14/May/2016
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (8) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (2 O) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 14/May/2016
[ Found 2 RA eggs where RA was seen yesterday. Probably a Howth RA rather than a migrant as it was in pristine condition. ]
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 13/May/2016
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (16) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 13/May/2016
[ 2 hour transect on Glencoum in v. good sunshine... ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (4) Holly Blue (7) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Ceannchor Rd Howth, Dublin, 13/May/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell. RA in pristine condition. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/May/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell.RA appeared to be trying to lay. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (6) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 13/May/2016
Niamh Lennon: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Killiney Hill Park,, Dublin, 13/May/2016
[ Sp Woods in deciduous woodland on warm sunny day ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (9) Speckled Wood (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2016
George Mc Dermott: Holly Blue (8) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 13/May/2016
[ Recorders Christine Cassidy Lindsay Hodges ]
Kenneth Bond: Wood White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) , Lough Rosroe, Clare, 13/May/2016
[ Male Orange-tip ]
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Kenneth Bond: Wood White (either) (3) Orange Tip (1) , Knockatloe, Clare, 13/May/2016
[ Could not det. the sp. of Wood White, could be either here! ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Teereen Lough, Clare, 13/May/2016
[ Male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2) , Cloongaheen West (Slieve Bernagh), Clare, 13/May/2016
[ male & female ]
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 13/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 12/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Einagh, Clare, 12/May/2016
[ male ]
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 12/May/2016
james noonan: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) , river close shankill, Dublin, 12/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 12/May/2016
[ Warm and sunny with about 19 degrees at 4.30. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Duntally, Creeslough, Donegal, 12/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (7) Wall Brown (5) Peacock (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 12/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (21) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Mullanmore Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (8) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/May/2016
[ Sunny 22C ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Moy Beg, Clare, 11/May/2016
[ Male ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green Hairstreak (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Ballyare Wood, Ramelton., Donegal, 11/May/2016
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (6) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 11/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/May/2016
[ Temp 21C sunny afternoon ]
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) , Letterkenny Butterfly Garden, Donegal, East, 11/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Combermore lifford, Donegal, East, 10/May/2016
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Eglish National School, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 10/May/2016
[ Caught and released by the pupils of Eglish National school and identified with my help and the Butterfly charts from DNFC. One orange tip was a female ]
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Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (6) Green-veined White (6) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/May/2016
[ 10;35AM 17C sunny ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 10/May/2016
[ In SW corner of park. Hazy sun and 16 degrees. Just about OK for HBs as no wind.Flying around Hollies. ]
C R Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 10/May/2016
[ I checked along outside of southern side of park which has several Hollies.Only intermittent hazy sun. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/May/2016
[ Temp 25C at 3pm ]
james noonan: Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 09/May/2016
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 09/May/2016
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Glenveagh, Donegal, 09/May/2016
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (1) , Trentagh, Donegal, 09/May/2016
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (2) , Kilmagig, Wicklow, 09/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , West End Bundoran, Donegal, 09/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (7) , Combermore Lifford , Donegal, East, 09/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Wood White (2) Holly Blue (1) , Gortlecka (Burren Nat. Pk), Clare, 09/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Violet Hill, nr Broadford, Clare, 08/May/2016
[ Female ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Derrymore West (Lough Cullaun), Clare, 08/May/2016
[ Male Orange-tip ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2) , Whitegate, Clare, 08/May/2016
[ Males ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (23) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (2) , LOr Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 08/May/2016
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kilpatrick Sand Hills, Wexford, 08/May/2016
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (7) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 08/May/2016
[ OT consisted of 5 male & 2 female...4 eggs were also observed on Cuckoo Flower.All Butterflies seen on a very sunny,warm evening @ approx 8.00pm. ]
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C R Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/May/2016
[ Warm and sunny with about 19 degrees in early afternoon. ]
james noonan: Small Copper (1) , killiney hill, Dublin, 08/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/May/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Wall Brown (3) , Magheradrumman, Portsalon, Donegal, 07/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Birdhill, Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Birdhill (village park), Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) , Toomyvara, Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
[ Male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Ballyhane crossroads, Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Cronavone, Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
[ Male Orange-tp ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Coolbaun (Slieve Arra Mts), Tipperary, North, 06/May/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 06/May/2016
[ STs observed nectaring on Dandelion flowers. ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Green-veined White (29) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Murvagh near golf club, Donegal, 06/May/2016
Tom Moore: Small White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (9) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (6) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 06/May/2016
[ Good sunshine.. 3 Male + 1 Female Orange-tip ]
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Aske Gorey, Wexford, 06/May/2016
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Inch, Wexford, 06/May/2016
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (15) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (8) Peacock (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 06/May/2016
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Royal Canal, Between 14th Lock and North Kildare Cricket Club, Kildare, 05/May/2016
[ Sunny, between 12h30 and 13h30. Two reds on the wing. ST very tattered. (Bringing the grand kids on a spotting walk.) ]
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 05/May/2016
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 05/May/2016
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/May/2016
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (12) , Knather near Cliff, Donegal, 05/May/2016
C R Aldwell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 05/May/2016
[ In my garden. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 05/May/2016
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, East, 03/May/2016
[ GVW oberserved bssking in sun on Dock leaf. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Milford, Carlow, 03/May/2016
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 03/May/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Kirkstown, letterkenny, Donegal, 03/May/2016
[ Male ]
Niamh Lennon: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , River Barrow,between Graiguenamangh and St Mullins, Kilkenny, 02/May/2016
[ Warm and dry,Brimstones in damp meadow with lots of Cardamine pratensis(Cuckoo Flower), ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) , Combermore lifford, Donegal, East, 02/May/2016
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC main campus), Cork, Mid, 02/May/2016
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Beech Hill United, Dublin, 01/May/2016
[ 6.15 pm, flying around ivy on wall. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Barnhill, Letterkenny., Donegal, 30/Apr/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2016
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 30/Apr/2016
[ Sunny and 14 degrees. Nectaring on Dandelions. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Bellville,Churchill., Donegal, 29/Apr/2016
[ Weather was cold with a mixture of snow and hail showers throughout the morning.Mid afternoon(when these where recorded),the sun did appear and the temp. rose slightly.Both were located in a sheltered Conifer forest,with the SpW resting on "sunny ground" and the GVW feeding on Violets. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 29/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 26/Apr/2016
[ Sunny but only about 8 deg. ]
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Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lanesborough, Roscommon, 26/Apr/2016
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 25/Apr/2016
[ Old quarry on esker ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (1) , Culliaghmore, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 25/Apr/2016
[ Bog road ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 25/Apr/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. A small male GVW in garden. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 23/Apr/2016
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2016
[ Sunny but with east or north east wind. Butterflies seen in sheltered area only ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 23/Apr/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (3) Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Sugarloaf hill/ Raherabeg ,Shannonbridge, , Roscommon, 22/Apr/2016
[ The brimstones are out a week or more a local man told me. It is early for the dingy skippers but I have photos ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (3) , Cornaveagh, quarry beside L2039, Roscommon, 22/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Speckled Wood (1) , Rathmullan , Donegal, 22/Apr/2016
[ SpW recorded at the back of the dunes,near Rathmullan House. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) , Carrowcashal,Ramelton., Donegal, 22/Apr/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Pluck, Manorcunningham, Donegal, 21/Apr/2016
[ Female ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Peacock (3) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2016
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Ballinteer Stream walk ., Dublin, 21/Apr/2016
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (2) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Arklow, ring loop from Woodlands Estate to Grid Ref, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
[ Sunny, breezy. Between 12h00 and 13h30 Sightings in sheltered areas. Comma at the grid ref. (One small brown on the wing. Is it too early for wood white? My first recorded sightings for the year.) ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 20/Apr/2016
[ 16c and sunny. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) , pollerton,carlow, Carlow, 20/Apr/2016
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (2) , Arklow, Near Woodlands Estate, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
[ Second walk for the day, sunny, windy, between 15h30 and 16h30 - suspected Painted Lady on the wing as well. Peacocks looking the worse for wear ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
[ Very sunny. My first Dublin butterflies of the year. All very fresh. About 14 degrees at 11.30. ]
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David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , UCD, Belfield, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Letterkenny, Donegal, 20/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 20/Apr/2016
[ Male and female OT recorded,with the male being recorded @ 10.53 and nectaring on Cuckoo flower,the female was recorded @ 15.45 and appeared to be looking at various Cuckoo flowers for a suitable egg laying location(although no courtship or mating had been observed). Some time was spent at Glenveagh looking for Holly Blue,but alas to no avail! ]
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) , Tonroe, Roscommon, 20/Apr/2016
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (7) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
Brian White: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Riverbank Walk Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, South, 20/Apr/2016
[ Glorious sunshine on tow path to Kilsheelan ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Peacock (1) , Strand Road Sutton, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
[ Recorded by Joan Smyth ]
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Donnybrook, Cork, Mid, 20/Apr/2016
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC main campus), Cork, Mid, 20/Apr/2016
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cappanahanagh, Limerick, 19/Apr/2016
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2016
Tom Moore: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Silaire Wood , Graignamanagh , Kilkenny, Kilkenny, 18/Apr/2016
[ 1st Orange tip of the year Cool but bright spells ]
John Fogarty: Green-veined White (1) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2016
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2016
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 17/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Speckled Wood (1) , Duntally Wood,Cresslough., Donegal, 15/Apr/2016
[ Weather was a mixture of Sunshine,rain and hail showers! Temperature was generally cool,although it did rise mid morning when the Sun appeared. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Apr/2016
[ Finally a bit of an emergence. ]
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Tom Moore: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 13/Apr/2016
[ Good sunshine... ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (6) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 13/Apr/2016
[ 14c.Sunny spells.Single Comma in 4 places.Probably same one, or am I paranoid? ]
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC main campus), Cork, Mid, 13/Apr/2016
Niamh Lennon: Brimstone (1) Peacock (1) , Walled Garden, Portumna Castle, , Galway, South-east, 12/Apr/2016
[ 1.30pm. warm and sunny. Brimstone on Blue Bells(not native) . ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 12/Apr/2016
[ 14c.4pm and sunny.Finally some action.Welcome reappearance of Comma. Peacocks patrolling and skirmishing. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 12/Apr/2016
[ Swallows and Sand Martins finally arrive in Howth ! Very late. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Apr/2016
Pat Bride: Peacock (1) , Malahide golf club, Dublin, 06/Apr/2016
[ Found on Golf club fairway in torpid state following rain shower. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 05/Apr/2016
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2016
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (350 L) , Carrickalahagh Tramore, Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2016
[ 13 Bundles MF Larvae basking in the sun and sheltered in dried grass from cold S.W. wind. ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Arklow Pitch and Putt, Wicklow, 31/Mar/2016
Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum,, Dublin, 31/Mar/2016
[ 1.30pm,in the sunshine nectaring on a Hyacinth and,Grape Hyacinth. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Milford, Donegal, 31/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Christine Cassidy ( Wild Inishowen) ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Mar/2016
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Magheraclogher, Gweedore, Donegal, 28/Mar/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
[ Sunny but with a stiff breeze. ]
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (1) , Santry Woods(a public park), Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
[ 1.30pm.warm,sunny,bright and no wind. Lying nearby was an old tree trunk within which it was suggested that the Butterfly might have been hibernating. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) , St Fintans Sutton, Dublin, 23/Mar/2016
[ 11.30 Sunny and mild. Don't recall a white as early as this before.In a nearby garden. ]
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Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 23/Mar/2016
[ nectaring on celendine ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cratlagh, Milford., Donegal, 20/Mar/2016
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 18/Mar/2016
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow Ponds, Wicklow, 18/Mar/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pluck, Manorcunningham., Donegal, 16/Mar/2016
[ On Heather in sunny conditions 14degs. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1300 L) , Dollymount , Dublin, 16/Mar/2016
[ 26 webs. Normally about 250. Site adversely affected by careless scrub management. Heavy winter flooding also a factor. ]
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Collooney, Sligo, 16/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Bob Aldwell ]
Ethna Diver: Peacock (1) , Collooney, Sligo, 16/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Bob Aldwell. At 4 pm in Station. 16 degrees. Peacock basking. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 15/Mar/2016
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (300 L) , Carrickalalahagh Tramore, Donegal, West, 15/Mar/2016
[ Bright periods Temp.13C. 12 groups of MF larvae basking in some early spring sunshine. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 14/Mar/2016
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk ( Ceannchor Rd.) Howth, Dublin, 14/Mar/2016
Brian White: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Riverbank Kilsheelan, Tipperary, South, 14/Mar/2016
[ 2km stretch ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Mar/2016
[ very sunny 14C ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 14/Mar/2016
[ Both nectaring on Dandelion in a sheltered meadow.Weather was sunny and warm,with a light breeze. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Barrow Way Leighlin Bridge, Carlow, 14/Mar/2016
[ Basking on nettles ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 14/Mar/2016
[ 11am sunny and 10c.Spring has sprung and I'm off the mark along with buzzards soaring overhead. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Karl King ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Porthaw Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
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George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Craignahorna Cardonagh, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Hugh Rothwell: Painted Lady (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 25/Feb/2016
David Cooke: Painted Lady (1) , Gortegrennane near Minane Bridge., Cork, Mid, 23/Feb/2016
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , The Needles Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Feb/2016
[ 6 deg. and sunny. In good condition but sluggish in flight. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (140 L) , Ards Forest, Creeslough, Donegal, 15/Feb/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell. One large cluster. Also two small clusters, probably part of a single larger cluster. Weather sunny and calm with air temperature 7 degrees. Caterpillars basking with no signs of webs. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (450 L) , Dollymount , Dublin, 11/Feb/2016
[ Calm sunny 5 deg. 9 webs (450 larvae ). Still very flooded. Normally 50 or 60 webs by now. ]
Mike O'Sullivan: Speckled Wood (1) , R618 Carrigathou, Coachford, Cork, Mid, 10/Feb/2016
[ Sun was shining very bright so a bit of heat even with it being a relatively cold day, flying about the hedgerow ]
Éamonn Mac Lochalinn: Painted Lady (1) , Carraig na Siúire, Tipperary, South, 10/Feb/2016
[ early date ]
Tony Murray: Painted Lady (1) , Whitehole, Tacumshin, Wexford, 25/Jan/2016
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Stillorgan, Dublin, 06/Jan/2016
[ Recorder: Paul Hillis ]
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