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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 ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 28/May/2016
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
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. ]
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
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
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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 ]
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. ]
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
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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 ]
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. ]
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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 ]
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
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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. ]
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 ]
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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
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), ]
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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. ]
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
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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. ]
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
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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. ]
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
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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. ]
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
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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 ]
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
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Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Stillorgan, Dublin, 06/Jan/2016
[ Recorder: Paul Hillis ]
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