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A J Vosse: Small White (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Royal Canal, between 14th Lock and Kilcock Harbour, Kildare, 01/Sep/2015
[ Between 15h30 and 17h00, partial sun, windy, even drizzle at times. Seven STS at grid ref. More whites on the wing ]
Brian White: Small Copper (2) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Boola Bridge wood, Waterford, 31/Aug/2015
[ one Fritillary also seen but full identification not possible. ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (3) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (12) Wall Brown (3) Peacock (1) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 31/Aug/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (3) Small White (100) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (18) Peacock (5) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 31/Aug/2015
[ Conservative estimate of Small Whites nectaring on linseed crop. Painted Ladies and Comma disappear as buddlejas finish flowering. ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (10) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 30/Aug/2015
[ 1 humming bird hawk moth ]
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 30/Aug/2015
[ During brighter periods around noon, more whites on the wing. ]
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Togher Wood, Laois, 29/Aug/2015
[ All seen in the clearing at grid ref, between 11h50 and 12h20. First SWF for me, it posed for a full gallery of photos. More whites on the wing. ]
Brian White: Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (10) Peacock (2) , Seeking/Milvale Woods, Waterford, 29/Aug/2015
[ 1 female and 3 male Common Blue ]
Paul Cutler: Large White (1) Red Admiral (12) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (11) Comma (2) , Altamont Gardens arboretum, Carlow, 29/Aug/2015
[ Mostly seen on Buddlejas ]
Paul Cutler: Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pineswell, Ballon, Carlow, 29/Aug/2015
[ On Buddlejas ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Murvagh Woods, Donegal, 29/Aug/2015
Ethna Diver: Large White (4) Small White (8) , Community Garden, Bundoran, Donegal, 29/Aug/2015
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (3) Small Tortoiseshell (14) Peacock (3) , Arklow Cove, Wicklow, 29/Aug/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (700 L) , carrickalahagh sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 28/Aug/2015
[ Number of Larvae based on approx. 50 Larvae per Web.A total of 14 Webs were observed. ]
james noonan: Large White (5) Small White (7) Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (26) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (2) Grayling (6) Gatekeeper (6) , Ballyteigue Burrows, Wexford, 28/Aug/2015
james noonan: Large White (6) Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Common Blue (40) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (2) Grayling (6) Gatekeeper (6) Meadow Brown (100) Painted Lady (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballyteigue Burrows, Wexford, 28/Aug/2015
A J Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (3) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 28/Aug/2015
[ During brighter intervals, more whites on the wing. ]
james noonan: Large White (1) Small White (6) Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (4) Common Blue (31) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (40) Meadow Brown (14) Painted Lady (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (19) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (11) , the raven, Wexford, 27/Aug/2015
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (1) Purple Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (3) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 27/Aug/2015
Tom Moore: Large White (2) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (1) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (18) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 27/Aug/2015
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Aubrey Fennell: Large White (2) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (12) Comma (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , mt.usher gardens,ashford, Wicklow, 27/Aug/2015
[ 16c sunny spells. herbaceous border by palm walk ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (10) , Cleengort Road Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 26/Aug/2015
[ SWFs seen nectaring on Knapweed. 17c. ]
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 26/Aug/2015
[ Recorder Akke Simms ]
Maurice Simms: Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 26/Aug/2015
[ Recorder Hugh Frazer. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 25/Aug/2015
Ethna Diver: Large White (1) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 24/Aug/2015
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (23) Meadow Brown (13) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 24/Aug/2015
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (18) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 24/Aug/2015
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Butterfly garden,Letterkenny., Donegal, 24/Aug/2015
james noonan: Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , river close. shankill, Dublin, 24/Aug/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (5) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 24/Aug/2015
Frank Smyth: Large White (7) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (6) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (12) Wall Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (5) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 24/Aug/2015
Niamh Lennon: Wall Brown (1) Meadow Brown (1) , National Botanic Gardens,Wild Ireland area, Dublin, 22/Aug/2015
[ Midday,along a sheltered path in this newly-created area in the National Botanic Gardens,flying and then resting on the bark -chippings path.overcast day ]
Ethna Diver: Large White (1) Green-veined White (25) Meadow Brown (2) , Kirkstown, Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Aug/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Aug/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (2) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Aug/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (2) Small White (15) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Painted Lady (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (12) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 22/Aug/2015
[ during brief sunny spell.17c.released an Eyed Hawkmoth from behind window. ]
Roger Goodwillie: Comma (1) , Lavistown, Kilkenny, 21/Aug/2015
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Small White (6) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow Ponds, Wicklow, 21/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (11) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Aug/2015
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Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (60) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (4) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Aug/2015
james noonan: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 21/Aug/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , lane to broadlough house, Wicklow, 21/Aug/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (5) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 21/Aug/2015
[ Between 11h00 and 16h00 during the brighter spells. Even noticed a CB having a go at a SW. Peacocks very active, not sitting much. GVW very tattered. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Rockfield park, Blackrock, Dublin, 20/Aug/2015
[ Sunny with warm breeze and 20+ degrees. Also HBHawkmoth nectaring on Buddleia. ]
Michael Gray: Large White (3) Small White (3) Holly Blue (6) Peacock (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 20/Aug/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (6) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, East, 18/Aug/2015
Joe Duane: Small White (3) , quarry at Gurteenlahard near Moylough, Galway, East, 18/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (6) Small White (8) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (47) Comma (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Crossabeg, Wexford, 18/Aug/2015
[ With Frank Smyth.In garden with many Buddleias, sunny and 21 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Essex Skipper (10) Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (18) Meadow Brown (1) Peacock (4) , Killinick - old station, Wexford, 18/Aug/2015
[ With Frank Smyth. Skippers very worn. Mated pair of CBs. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Purple Hairstreak (2) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (3) Comma (1) , Killoughrum Forest, Wexford, 18/Aug/2015
[ With Helen Cloney and Frank Smyth. at 5pm, sunny and 21 degrees. Most in oak canopy. ]
A J Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (3) Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 18/Aug/2015
[ Sunny, warm, between 14h15 and 16h30 ]
james noonan: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (24) Meadow Brown (42) , bull island, Dublin, 18/Aug/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (9) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 18/Aug/2015
james noonan: Grayling (1) , killiny hill, Dublin, 18/Aug/2015
Tom Moore: Large White (11) Small White (2) Common Blue (4) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (3) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (2) Painted Lady (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (70) Comma (5) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 18/Aug/2015
[ High Peacock no's again , at least 70 +. 5 individual Comma sightings in good sunshine.. ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 17/Aug/2015
[ SEE PHOTOGRAPHS IN RECORDERS GALLERY ]
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) , dundrum, Dublin, 17/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Small White (10) Holly Blue (12) Red Admiral (3 L) Speckled Wood (2) , Sorrento Park/Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 17/Aug/2015
[ Also a HB Hawkmoth. RA larvae 1st instar. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Aug/2015
[ In my garden. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Large White (4) Small White (6) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) , Caim, Wexford, 17/Aug/2015
[ With Frank Smyth and Helen Cloney. In her garden.Also HB Hawkmoth. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (5) Small White (30) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (4) Painted Lady (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (20) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 17/Aug/2015
[ 20c occasional sunshine.grasshoppers in abundance. 1 hummingbird hawkmoth. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Large White (2) Green-veined White (16) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (8) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (14) Peacock (1) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 16/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Holly Blue (6) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 16/Aug/2015
[ Along SE edge of Park. ]
A J Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (2) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 16/Aug/2015
[ Before 11h00, bright and sunny ]
Paul Cutler: Large White (4) Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (7) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Churchtown, Carne, Wexford, 15/Aug/2015
[ On sand dunes and old lane south side of Churchtown ]
Paul Cutler: Essex Skipper (3) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) , Killinick Station, Wexford, 15/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (51) , Meealargan Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (31) Ringlet (78) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (12) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (55) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (7) Ringlet (11) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Aug/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (3) Small White (20) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (3) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (15) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 13/Aug/2015
[ Small Copper is 3rd new species to be recorded at this site this year. found nectaring on buddleja at 1pm for two minutes.22c and sunny ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , pollerton,carlow, Carlow, 13/Aug/2015
[ garden buddleja. ]
Niamh Lennon: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Newtownbarry House,Bunclody,, Wexford, 13/Aug/2015
[ Warm sunny day,in Sunken gardens,lots of flowers,Painted Lady nectaring on a big yellow daisy-like flower and did not appear to notice us while we watched it for a few minutes ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (2) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 13/Aug/2015
[ FIRST REPORT OF THE SEASON ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (20) Green-veined White (30) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (8) Peacock (6) Comma (4) , Ballytiglea , Borris, Carlow, 13/Aug/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny 23 deg. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Common Blue (6) Meadow Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pollet, Fanad., Donegal, 13/Aug/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Copper (3) Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (10) , Pollet, Fanad., Donegal, 13/Aug/2015
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Dermot O'Mahony: Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Phoenix park, Dublin, 13/Aug/2015
[ Furry glen area. One very tatty, at lake overlook. Meadow browns abundant in grassland. Also many brown hawkers hunting. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Knock Lake, Dublin, 13/Aug/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Common Blue (1) Wall Brown (6) Meadow Brown (3) Small Heath (1) Peacock (2) , Corballis, Dublin, 13/Aug/2015
A J Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (3) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 13/Aug/2015
[ Sunny, around noon - more unidentified whites and blues on the wing during the morning. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (6) Holly Blue (4) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 12/Aug/2015
[ Sunny and about 19 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 12/Aug/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Large White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (2) Comma (1) , Lisselan, Tramore, Waterford, 12/Aug/2015
[ Feeding on Buddleja plant. ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (4) Small White (10) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (15) Wall Brown (8) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (10) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 12/Aug/2015
[ Probably Comma but gliding too fast to identify. ]
Tom Moore: Large White (6) Small White (3) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (5) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (50) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 12/Aug/2015
[ Great Peacock no's in good sunshine this morning ...50+ ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Derrycahill bridge, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 12/Aug/2015
[ Bridge is now blocked to traffic ]
Joe Duane: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Ballinamore Bridge, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 12/Aug/2015
james noonan: Meadow Brown (9) Small Heath (4) , eagle rock, Clare, 11/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (3) Green-veined White (24) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (18) Ringlet (9) Small Tortoiseshell (5000 L) Peacock (2) Small Skipper (30) , Timahoe Bog, Kildare, 11/Aug/2015
[ With Frank Smyth. 50+ SmT larvae batches at all stages.A few of the Skippers may have been Essex Skippers - two photos to be further checked. ]
james noonan: Brimstone (1) Meadow Brown (13) Small Heath (5) , finnamore lakes, Offaly, 10/Aug/2015
A J Vosse: Large White (3) Holly Blue (8) Meadow Brown (1) , Off Strand Road, Sandymount, near Martello , Dublin, 10/Aug/2015
[ Around 13h00, butterflies very active, even in strong breeze. ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Lismany, (canal path), Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 10/Aug/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (3) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 10/Aug/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (4) Small White (20) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (7) Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (4) Painted Lady (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (10) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Aug/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Moher, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 09/Aug/2015
[ I heard what I thought were long eared owls calling ]
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glencar, Sligo, 09/Aug/2015
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Brian Danaher: Red Admiral (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , avondale house and park, Wicklow, 09/Aug/2015
james noonan: Large White (1) Small White (7) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , asaumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 09/Aug/2015
Frank Smyth: Large White (3) Small White (5) Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (19) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 09/Aug/2015
[ In my garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (1) Holly Blue (15) Red Admiral (1 L) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rockfield park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Aug/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (7) Meadow Brown (1) , Quaker Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Aug/2015
Niamh Lennon: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Mt Usher Gardens,, Wicklow, 08/Aug/2015
[ sunny and warm in sheltered Wildflower area in Mt Usher,Gardens,on Buddleia(purple,crimson and pink)and Verbena bonariensis,4pm ]
james noonan: Small White (4) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) , louisa bridge leixlip, Kildare, 08/Aug/2015
Wild Inishowen: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (1) Marsh Fritillary (100 L) , Ards Forest Park, Donegal, 08/Aug/2015
[ 13 degrees cloudy & breezy. Marsh Fritillary web at very early brown leaf stage. ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (2) Small White (6) Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Old Baldoyle Race Course, Dublin, 08/Aug/2015
[ Also a HBHM ]
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (2) Small White (5) Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (6) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 08/Aug/2015
[ birds seem to have almost dewinged several Red Admirals. 1st Painted Lady here in years.very small specimen. ]
Joe Duane: Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 07/Aug/2015
Michael Bell: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Eskragh Quarry, Sligo, 07/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (31) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Aug/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Aug/2015
Wild Inishowen: Green-veined White (100) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Donegal, East, 07/Aug/2015
[ Recorder George Mc Dermott ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (1) Peacock (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 07/Aug/2015
Frank Smyth: Meadow Brown (15) Marsh Fritillary (2500 L) , Dollymount dunes, Dublin, 07/Aug/2015
[ 25 brown leaf webs .Very early stage.Very late due to cold temps. ]
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (4) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) Comma (4) , Altamont Gardens arboretum, Carlow, 07/Aug/2015
[ Seen on and around Buddlejas ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) Peacock (3) , Blackrock, Dublin, 07/Aug/2015
[ In my garden. One HB laying on ivy; Ps nectaring on Buddleias. ]
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A J Vosse: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 07/Aug/2015
[ Brighter morning period. Both ST in the house at the same time. ]
A J Vosse: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 06/Aug/2015
[ During brighter spells in the afternoon. A few more unidentified whites as well ]
A J Vosse: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 06/Aug/2015
[ During brighter spells in the afternoon. A few more unidentified whites as well ]
Maurice Simms: Grayling (5) Meadow Brown (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2015
[ G found on rocky edges on East side of Hill overlooking the wildlife Reserve ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (7) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Aug/2015
Kenneth Bond: Large White (1) , Cork City (Glasheen), Cork, Mid, 06/Aug/2015
Frank Smyth: Large White (2) Small White (4) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (6) Wall Brown (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Aug/2015
David Cooke: Large White (6) Small White (3) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (16) Speckled Wood (3) Gatekeeper (9) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (4) Painted Lady (12) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Peacock (25) Silver-washed Fritillary (7) , Minane Bridge., Cork, Mid, 06/Aug/2015
[ On Buddleja along forest road. ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) , Birr Castle, Offaly, 06/Aug/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (9) Holly Blue (3) Red Admiral (10) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (7) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) Comma (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 04/Aug/2015
[ 18c sunny.Commas are back! after initial record in April.This site 3 miles east of River Barrow corridor on Carlow/Kildare boundary ]
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 04/Aug/2015
[ Also 3 unidentified whites . Cool and blustery . ]
Brian White: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (100) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Kilsheelan Wood / Tickincor, Waterford, 04/Aug/2015
[ Woodland walk including buddleia bushes. ]
Clare Haire: Meadow Brown (1) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 04/Aug/2015
[ Hiding out of the wind, in the long grass! ]
Tom Doyle: Large White (5) Small White (8) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (13) Meadow Brown (12) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (4) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Mount Ussher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow, Wicklow, 04/Aug/2015
[ One Comma in very good condition, on Buddleia shrub in a wild garden near the main Mount Usher house ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (200 L) Peacock (400 L) , Oily River, near Dunkineely, Donegal, 03/Aug/2015
[ With Ethna Diver.This is one of the best sites in Donegal for Peacock and Tortoiseshell larvae.Although there were eight batches of Peacock caterpillars numbers were small and most were very immature for early August. Peacocks appear to be having very difficult time in Donegal due to continuing low temperatures in 2015. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (8) Silver-washed Fritillary (6) , Cleengort Road Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 03/Aug/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell,Ethna Diver,and Ian McCambridge,Sunny periods and blustery SW wind.Temp.approx 15C. ]
Wild Inishowen: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 03/Aug/2015
[ Wild Inishowen ]
Niamh Lennon: Holly Blue (2) Meadow Brown (10) Comma (3) , River Barrow,near St Mullins, Carlow, 03/Aug/2015
[ Sunny,windy day.1 comma nectaring on Hemp Agrimony, others resting nearby on a sloping area of Bracken and Brambles etc facing sunshine. Holly Blues in same place.Browns along the pathway ]
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (4) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (5) Comma (3) , Altamont Gardens River Slaney bank, Carlow, 03/Aug/2015
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens arboretum, Carlow, 03/Aug/2015
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David Nash: Comma (1) , Castlemorris, Tuitestown, Kilkenny, 03/Aug/2015
[ Recorder ROSEMARY RYAN ]
Richard McCafferty: Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Aug/2015
[ (sorry I put the wrong Grid Ref on the previous Submission this morning) ]
Paul Cutler: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (5) Dark Green Fritillary (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Woodland paths between Kilbrannish and John's Hill, Carlow, 02/Aug/2015
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (4) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (2) Comma (3) , Altamont Gardens arboretum, Carlow, 01/Aug/2015
[ Mainly on flowering Buddlejas in between young trees ]
Wild Inishowen: Common Blue (80) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (100) , Craigawannia Doah Isle, Donegal, East, 01/Aug/2015
[ Wild Inishowen trip to Doah Isle.Large numbers DGF nectaring on creeping thistle in sheltered hollows. ]
Wild Inishowen: Common Blue (60) Meadow Brown (40) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Doah Isle, Donegal, East, 01/Aug/2015
[ Wild Inishowen trip to Doah Isle ]
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Royal Canal, between 16th Lock and 17th Lock, Kildare, 01/Aug/2015
[ Grid Ref at midpoint, 11h00 to 13h00, mostly sunny, strong westerly wind, mostly unsheltered north bank. A number of unidentified whites and browns as well ]
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (13) Meadow Brown (34) Ringlet (8) , Royal Canal, between 17th Lock and Cloncurry's Bridge, , Meath, 01/Aug/2015
[ Grid Ref at midpoint,Meath Kildare border, 13h00 to 15h00, mostly sunny, strong westerly wind, mostly sheltered south bank, hedges, trees. Also, number of unidentified whites and browns. ]
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (2) , Royal Canal, between Cloncurry's Bridge and Enfield Station , Meath, 01/Aug/2015
[ Grid Ref at midpoint, 15h20 and 16h45, mostly sunny, strong westerly wind, exposed north bank. A few unidentified whites and browns. ]
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Crinaloo South, Cork, Mid, 01/Aug/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (4) Meadow Brown (2) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 01/Aug/2015
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Green Arklow, Wicklow, 31/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killavullen, Cork, East, 31/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Large White (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 30/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (1 L) , Muckros Beach, Kilcar, Donegal, 30/Jul/2015
[ Recorder John O'Boyle. Larva photographed on Kidney Vetch. New 10 km square for Small Blue. ]
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Cloghvoolia South, Cork, East, 29/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Ringlet (158) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 29/Jul/2015
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (8) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Trooperstown Hill, Wicklow, 29/Jul/2015
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (8) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Trooperstown Hill, Wicklow, 29/Jul/2015
[ Cloudy with sunny spells and showers. This site has become very overgrown with bracken. There are usually many dark green fritillaries here but this is the first visit of three on which I saw any. ]
David Cooke: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Gatekeeper (15) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (3) , Garrettstown Wood., Cork, West, 29/Jul/2015
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Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 29/Jul/2015
[ showers,16c. very tattered speckled woods. 1 hummingbird hawkmoth nectaring on buddleja ]
Joe Duane: Common Blue (2) Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (6) Small Heath (4) , Horseleap cross roads, n63, Galway, East, 29/Jul/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (12) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 29/Jul/2015
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Rathfarnham (my Garden ), Dublin, 28/Jul/2015
[ Also 1 unidentified White . ]
Michael Bell: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Union Wood, Sligo, 28/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Ringlet (37) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 28/Jul/2015
[ Temp here today only 13C. At the high part of the Road between Glenfin and Glenties at 2pm the Temp gauge in the car fell to 9C ]
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 28/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (19) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Knather nr. Cliff, Donegal, 28/Jul/2015
Brian Danaher: Red Admiral (1) , shankill, Dublin, 28/Jul/2015
Brian White: Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (20) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Woodland, Waterford, 28/Jul/2015
[ Mixed Woodland sunny afternoon ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , The Mall, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 28/Jul/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Sunny intervals and 14 degrees. Butterflies on Buddleias. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (6) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dactan, Kilcar, Donegal, 25/Jul/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. 16 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (50 L) , Fintra Dunes, Donegal, 25/Jul/2015
[ with Ethna Diver. 16 degrees but very breezy. P larvae half grown. ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Near Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2015
[ Recorder Akke Simms ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (4) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (10) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Ringlet (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Ard na Mona , Donegal, 25/Jul/2015
[ With Joan Smyth ]
Richard McCafferty: Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (83) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (34) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Jul/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Essex Skipper (12) Large White (5) Small White (7) Small Copper (3) Common Blue (9) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (100) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (15) Painted Lady (6) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (100) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 25/Jul/2015
[ 100+DGF 100s Meadow Browns 1st Essex Skippers ]
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Kenneth Bond: Ringlet (1) , Knockwatear, Cork, East, 24/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (220) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (9) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (11) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , eagle rock, Clare, 24/Jul/2015
james noonan: Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , carron burren, Clare, 24/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (5) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (22) Small Heath (6) Small Skipper (21) , timahoe, Kildare, 23/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (9) Small Heath (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , finnamore lakes, Offaly, 23/Jul/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (3) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 23/Jul/2015
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Comma (9) , Ballytiglea, Carlow, 23/Jul/2015
[ other observers Luke Geraty, Peter Geraty snr all butterflies seen along river Barrow ]
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 23/Jul/2015
[ Sunny interval around 15h00 ]
Richard McCafferty: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (20) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 23/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (32) Small Heath (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (47) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (9) Ringlet (92) Small Heath (11) Dark Green Fritillary (16) , Murvagh, Donegal, 22/Jul/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Green-veined White (12) Common Blue (8) Red Admiral (12) Speckled Wood (6) Gatekeeper (15) Meadow Brown (45) Ringlet (39) Small Heath (11) Painted Lady (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (12) Comma (8) Silver-washed Fritillary (12) , The Raven Nature Reserve, Wexford, 22/Jul/2015
[ Most of the Gatekeepers seen along the edge of the wood adjoining the sand dunes. Population densities very low compared with those seen on Wimbledon common and Hampstead Heath in London a week ago. Two of the Commas (A male and a female)at rest about 18 inches apart from each other on bracken . All of the Commas seen along the main woodland walk. I have never seen a single Comma on the Raven before . Talk about feast or famine !! Mostly sunny . ]
Joe Duane: Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Clonbrock estate, Ahascragh, Galway, East, 22/Jul/2015
[ Its my first time to see a silverwashed fritillary here. 2 unidentified whites ]
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (1 P) , St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 22/Jul/2015
[ Lots of nettles in a sunny area,just outside walled garden,+ 2 empty pupal cases on 2 other nearby nettles ]
james noonan: Small White (2) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (11) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 22/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (35) , Sheskinmore Reserve from Kiltourish Gate to Carrickalahagh, Donegal, West, 22/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (8) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (1) , Sheskinmore Reserve from Kiltourish Gate to Carrickalahagh, Donegal, West, 22/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Tramore Car Park Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 21/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carrickalagagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 21/Jul/2015
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james noonan: Speckled Wood (2) Grayling (9) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (7) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , glenalough co wicklow, Wicklow, 21/Jul/2015
Niamh Lennon: Holly Blue (1) , Leinster Rd.,Rathmines, residential area, Dublin, 21/Jul/2015
[ 4pm,sunny,warm,flying ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (200 L) , Quaker Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Blackrock, Dublin, 21/Jul/2015
[ GVW mated pair. HB nectaring on Bramble. ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (25) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (Glasheen), Cork, Mid, 20/Jul/2015
Niamh Lennon: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , between Kilcoole Railway Stn and The Breeches, Wicklow, 20/Jul/2015
[ Small White flying around an area or Radish(Sea-I think)for at least a few minutes.1.30pm warm and windy.Red Admiral flying over Sea Buckthorn. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Ringlet (10) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Ringlet (4) Painted Lady (3) , Vico Rod, Dalkey, Dublin, 19/Jul/2015
[ Mainly cloudy and 16 degrees. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Ferry Port, Arranmore Island, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (9) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2015
Michael Bell: Common Blue (3) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (3) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 19/Jul/2015
Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 19/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (1) , Glannagear, Cork, East, 18/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 18/Jul/2015
Tom Moore: Essex Skipper (6) Small White (2) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (18) Ringlet (8) Peacock (3) , Lingstown , Tacumshin, Wexford, 17/Jul/2015
[ 6 adult Essex Skippers seen..... ]
Kenneth Bond: Ringlet (1) , Tooreen South, Cork, East, 17/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (4) , Bottle Hill, Cork, East, 15/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) , Knockwatear, Cork, East, 15/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (131) Large Heath (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Gatekeeper (8) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (16) Painted Lady (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (10) , Raven Wood, Wexford, 15/Jul/2015
[ Warm and sunny. Gatekeepers in small numbers in a few sunny clearings in the wood. ]
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Lynda McCann: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (80 L) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 15/Jul/2015
[ The pair of ST were mating ]
David Mcilveen: Common Blue (44) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (15) , Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 15/Jul/2015
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (25) Small Heath (5) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, East, 15/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Dark Green Fritillary (4) , Tullan Dunes, Donegal, 15/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Ringlet (1) , Dawros Head Rorbeg, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2015
[ with Alison ]
Maurice Simms: Meadow Brown (1) , Castlegoland Portnoo, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (6) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (45) Ringlet (32) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (22) , ballytighe borrows, Wexford, 15/Jul/2015
james noonan: Essex Skipper (8) Small White (4) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (20) , kilinick, Wexford, 15/Jul/2015
[ hummingbird moth, one ]
james noonan: Small White (6) Common Blue (8) Red Admiral (4) Gatekeeper (2) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (16) Small Heath (25) Painted Lady (11) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (13) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , raver wood, Wexford, 15/Jul/2015
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (34) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (7) Dark Green Fritillary (7) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 15/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 15/Jul/2015
[ In my garden.First 2015 second generation HBs that I hasve seen. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (10) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (9) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (80 L) , Kiliney Beach, Dublin, 15/Jul/2015
[ P larvae half grown.Partial sun and sea breeze.17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 14/Jul/2015
[ All on a Buddleia in my garden. ]
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
[ Nectaring on bramble in a little gully above Ballinreavy strand. ]
Clare Haire: Common Blue (2) Ringlet (1) , Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
[ On a sheltered bank in a lane.The Blues were nectaring on Bird's Foot Trefoil. ]
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (6) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Ringlet (2) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) , lough Birroge Fort, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (4) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (4) Meadow Brown (22) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , raver wood, Wexford, 14/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (21) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (16) , ballyteige borrow, Wexford, 14/Jul/2015
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Joe Duane: Grayling (1) Ringlet (3) , Mountsilk, Moylough, Galway, East, 14/Jul/2015
David Mcilveen: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 14/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (29) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (15) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Cleengort, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (19) Ringlet (7) Small Heath (2) , Creevy, Donegal, 14/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (150) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (12) Small Heath (45) Dark Green Fritillary (14) , Murvagh, Donegal, 14/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (43) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) Marsh Fritillary (4) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Jul/2015
[ Sunny spell at 5pm ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (3) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 13/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 12/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Ringlet (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 12/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Carrickalagagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 12/Jul/2015
Kieran Fahy: Essex Skipper (10) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (30) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Killinick, Wexford, 12/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (50) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 12/Jul/2015
[ Cloudy but mild and calm 17-18 degrees. RA and two SpW laying. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 12/Jul/2015
[ ALso six RA larvae on young nettles ]
Bob Aldwell: Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 12/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Painted Lady (1) Peacock (20 L) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 12/Jul/2015
[ P larvae final instar. Only 20 larvae seen but many more skins of earlier instars noticeable. ]
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (26) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (16) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 12/Jul/2015
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (3) , ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 11/Jul/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small Heath (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 11/Jul/2015
[ 17c cloudy and breezy.New species for this site.Flew low and dived into recently mowed unimproved meadow.Closed wings at rest ]
Kenneth Bond: Ringlet (2) , Ballygiblin, Cork, Mid, 10/Jul/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Coolbane, Cork, Mid, 10/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Kilmore, Cork, Mid, 10/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Cooldurragha, Cork, East, 10/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Monanimy, Cork, East, 10/Jul/2015
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (60) Large Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Small Skipper (7) , Derrymahon , Kildare, 10/Jul/2015
[ Between 12h45 and 124h15, wide arch east of grid ref. Windy, mostly cloudy. Most sightings in more sheltered areas close to the ground. ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (15) Meadow Brown (176) Ringlet (20) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 10/Jul/2015
[ meadow browns and ringlet were counted on a 2 mile walk along a grassland track ]
Niamh Lennon: Meadow Brown (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 10/Jul/2015
[ 9.20am, sunny,warm and slightly windy,back garden facing west ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 09/Jul/2015
[ RA and PL pristine and nectaring on Privet. Also 4 RA larvae 1st instar. 200+ SmT larvae at all stages. ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (16) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (7) , St. John's Point, Donegal, 09/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Ringlet (4) , Inver, Donegal, 09/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (4) Large Heath (1) , Rowantree Hill nr. Ballyshannon, Donegal, 08/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Ringlet (24) , Cliff nr Ballyshannon, Donegal, 08/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (32) Small Heath (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jul/2015
Joe Duane: Common Blue (3) Grayling (2) Meadow Brown (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , lugboy, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 08/Jul/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (1) , Derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (57) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (18) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (14) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Murvagh Dunes and Wood, Donegal, 07/Jul/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather cloudy bright and 16 - 18 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Jul/2015
[ RA landed on Cabbage Rose during short bright period and then off he flew again. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (5) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 06/Jul/2015
[ Two DGF observed basking in dune hollow in pristine condition third one seen flying. ]
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Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Carrickalagagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 06/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) , Tullard Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (3) Small Heath (9) Large Heath (4) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/Jul/2015
[ Orange Tip were males ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (4) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 05/Jul/2015
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (6) , Oughaval wood, near Stradbally, Laois, 05/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 05/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 04/Jul/2015
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (20) , Togher Wood, Laois, 04/Jul/2015
[ Recorded numbers at Grid Ref, sunny spell in the sheltered grassy open clearing between tall trees. Between 12h30 &12h45. Later walked a full loop of the wood (16h00 to 17h15), less activity as mostly cloudy and windy. No sign of whites, reds or blues during both visits. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (9) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (60) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 04/Jul/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 04/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Whitechurch, Dublin, 04/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) , Cooldurragha, Cork, East, 04/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Ringlet (4) Small Heath (1) Large Heath (9) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Jul/2015
[ Sunny, windy Temp. reached 22C briefly today ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (18) Grayling (2) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (4) Small Heath (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 03/Jul/2015
[ Also 2 HBHM ]
David Mcilveen: Large Heath (1) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 03/Jul/2015
[ Although only one LH was identified,there may have been as many as a dozen. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 03/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Blue (3) Common Blue (3) , Tramore Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 03/Jul/2015
Niamh Lennon: Common Blue (2) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , base of Slievecarran,near path to holy welland church, Clare, 03/Jul/2015
[ warm windy and dry day.3.30pm.in The Burren. Dark Green Fritillary hunkering down in grass having been blown around by wind ]
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Niamh Lennon: Dingy Skipper (1) , on roadside near base of Slievecarran and gate to well and church, Clare, 03/Jul/2015
[ sightings of other species found around the same time and place 3.30pm already submitted ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Lough Pound Portnoo, Donegal, West, 02/Jul/2015
[ MF nectaring on Heath Spotted Orchid. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) , Kiltourish Chapel Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 02/Jul/2015
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 02/Jul/2015
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (1) , Rossinver Organic Centre, Leitrim, 02/Jul/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
David Cooke: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (18) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , kilbrittain., Cork, Mid, 02/Jul/2015
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Rathfarnham-My Garden , Dublin, 02/Jul/2015
Frank Smyth: Clouded Yellow (1) Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 02/Jul/2015
[ Cy pristine. Looks like Pale CY but difficult to tell from photo so will classify it as Helice. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (10) , Knuttery, Cork, East, 02/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (3) , Lisnabrin North, Cork, East, 01/Jul/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Lackendarragh Middle, Cork, East, 01/Jul/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (12) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Jul/2015
[ The MF looked fresh and very small. The males are are generally small and come out first. They are late this year. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (12) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Jul/2015
[ The MF looked fresh and very small. The males are are generally small and come out first. They are late this year. ]
Richard McCafferty: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (16) Large Heath (1) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Jul/2015
[ Grey overcast,calm, a little brightness, 19C. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (1) , Eskragh Quarry, Sligo, 01/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (14) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (15) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , the raven, Wexford, 01/Jul/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Common Blue (6) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , killinick co wexford, Wexford, 01/Jul/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (6) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (9) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (21) , ballytighe borrows, Wexford, 01/Jul/2015
[ 5-6pm temp dropping,sunlight hazy ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Meadow Brown (1) , kincraigy, Donegal, 01/Jul/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Rooskey, Donegal, 01/Jul/2015
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Seán Geraty: Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (147) Ringlet (10) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 30/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Heath (12) Marsh Fritillary (10) , East of Burt, Donegal, East, 30/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, East, 30/Jun/2015
[ First MF landed on Honeysuckle growing on wall of Cottagee.Second MF observed two hours later nectaring on Meadow Thistle in boggy ground beside Cottage Temp 20c. ]
A J Vosse: Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (50) Ringlet (20) Small Tortoiseshell (20) , Derrymahon, , Kildare, 30/Jun/2015
[ Walk from grid ref 2km east and back, 11h15 to 13h00. Windy, cloudy. Most butterflies seen low or in more sheltered areas. Recorded numbers low estimates. Possible sighting of PL, SH & SB as well. ]
Lynda McCann: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) , Moore Abbey Woods, Monasterevin, Kildare, 30/Jun/2015
[ Found in open scrubland with grasses & wildflowers beside woods ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (10) , Parknacross, Wexford, 30/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (2) Large Heath (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Jun/2015
[ very windy,sunny 21C Late morning ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Crushnacon, Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 30/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Heath (6) , Crushnacon, Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 30/Jun/2015
Mark McCorry: Large Heath (3) , Daingean-Rathdrum Bog (Ballylennan), Offaly, 30/Jun/2015
[ BnM site, on disturbed raised bog ]
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Boharnabreena Lakes O2, Dublin, 29/Jun/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Speckled Wood (20) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 29/Jun/2015
[ Speckled Wood abundant this year.1st Meadow browns appeared on the 26th. ]
A J Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 29/Jun/2015
[ First ST of the summer, SW's looking worse for wear. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 29/Jun/2015
[ Two SmTs laying. ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (4) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 28/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy with occasional glimpses of sun and 17 degrees. SmTs very active. ]
Paul Cutler: Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (16) Meadow Brown (18) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glaslacken, nr Bunclody, Wexford, 28/Jun/2015
[ Sunny paths through young mixed woodland beside disused slate quarry ]
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (6) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 28/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (13) Meadow Brown (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 28/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (22) Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2015
[ Very Blustery west wind ]
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Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (2) , Tullaha, Lough Guitane, Kerry, North, 26/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (16) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (1) Peacock (1) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 26/Jun/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell. The DGF is a very rare Howth visitor. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (2) , Eskragh Quarry, Sligo, 26/Jun/2015
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (8) Speckled Wood (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 26/Jun/2015
[ Despite the good weather,Butterfly numbers were very disappointing for this site today. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) , Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (5) Small Heath (7) , Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (4) , Little Tramore Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 26/Jun/2015
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (40 L) , Windy Arbour near Dundrum Road, Dublin 14, Dublin, 25/Jun/2015
[ Nettles, facing east,gets the sun most of the day, warm,no wind,7pm feeding ]
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (6) , Coolea, Cork, Mid, 25/Jun/2015
[ Herb-rich damp hillside grassland; Devil's-bit Scabious common; MF has been recorded here recently (details later). ]
Kenneth Bond: Meadow Brown (1) , Killarney National Park (Knockreer), Kerry, North, 25/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Heath (3) , Coolea, Cork, West, 24/Jun/2015
David Nash: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) , Recess-Clifton disused railway, Galway, West, 24/Jun/2015
[ Recorder: Mary Willis ]
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (10) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boathole Lough, Sligo, 23/Jun/2015
Lynda McCann: Speckled Wood (14) Meadow Brown (2) , Moore Abbey Woods, Monasterevin, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
[ Found on leaves in sun dappled areas between trees ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (8) , Tramore, Dunfanaghy, Donegal, 23/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2 L) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Knockacullata, Cork, East, 23/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Corran, Cork, East, 23/Jun/2015
[ Altitude 340m; this is by far the highest point I have seen MF, and probably also SH; site under threat from agricultural "improvement" spreading uphill. ]
Kenneth Bond: Small Heath (1) , Corran, Cork, East, 23/Jun/2015
[ Altitude 360m; even higher than previous SH site, now the highest I have seen SH. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Heath (2) , Lisclamerty, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Common Blue (2) Small Heath (2) , Gortnatraw, Donegal, 23/Jun/2015
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Seán Geraty: Small Blue (1) , Portrane, Dublin, 23/Jun/2015
[ one individual seen at 5.40pm, bright and sunny but with strong breeze ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (77) , Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 23/Jun/2015
[ Sunny, 16C. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Lough Birroge Portnoo, Donegal, West, 23/Jun/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , drumachon timahoe, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
james noonan: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (6) , louisa bridge leixlip, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
james noonan: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (12) Small Heath (3) , lullymore res, Kildare, 23/Jun/2015
George Mc Dermott: Painted Lady (1) , Dunree Head, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2015
[ Wild Inishowen recorder Terry Tedstone ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Irishtown, Dublin, 23/Jun/2015
[ 17 degrees but cool sea breeze. SpWs in Sheltered area in Nature Park. RA attempting to lay along Strand Road end. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (2) Speckled Wood (10) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy bright with glimpses of sun and 16 degrees. My 1st PL of the year - small, pale and flying wildly. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (20 L) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ RAs flying around nettle clumps. P Larvae half grown but their nettle clump overlooking Vico Rd had been cut. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (2) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 22/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (2) , Near West shore of Kiltourish Lake, Donegal, West, 22/Jun/2015
[ All observed in small sheltered glade during a sunny period. ]
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Woodies garden centre, Lucan, Dublin, 22/Jun/2015
[ Observer Luke Geraty Resting on west facing wall in late afternoon sun ]
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (2) , Glashaboy South, Cork, East, 22/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (3) , Knockbrack Wood, Cork, East, 22/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Donard Lower, Wicklow, 22/Jun/2015
[ Seen during a very short sunny interval on overcast cloudy day. ]
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (18) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 21/Jun/2015
Lynda McCann: Meadow Brown (1) , Rock of Dunamaise, Laois, 21/Jun/2015
A J Vosse: Common Blue (7) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (20) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 21/Jun/2015
[ Between 12h00 and 13h30, walk between parking area and grid ref, looking for life in the more sheltered lower areas between dunes. Windy, intermittent sunshine. CB's all frayed, SH's often sitting on paths and flying when one gets near. Only spotted one white on the wing. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Small Blue (3) , Ceathrú an Lisin, Inis Meain, Oileain Arann, Galway, West, 21/Jun/2015
[ Reported by Fearghas Mac Lochlainn. Mating pair observed. ]
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Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (13) Common Blue (9) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aghamore, Sligo, 20/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (4) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (5) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
[ Sunny and 20 degrees. Butterfly numbers low considering vast amount of nectar sources. No sign of migrants. ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , East Coast Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 20/Jun/2015
[ Luke Geraty observer also. ]
Richard Duff: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (8) Common Blue (4) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (6) , Inis Mor Aran Islnds, Galway, West, 20/Jun/2015
[ There was a heavy mist all day Friday and Saturday morning . Around 1230pm the mist lifted and the sun came out around 130pm. It was 2pm before I got to the site and I only had one hour to see the butterfly activity before we had to head back to the ferry. ]
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Blue (2) Common Blue (6) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
[ Very sheltered and sunny site. Recorders Maurice Simms and Ethna Diver. ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
Christian Osthoff: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (8) , Coonmore (Little Douglas River), Wicklow, 20/Jun/2015
[ Surprisingly small numbers of MF considering the 140 webs seen here last September. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (21) Small Heath (25) Marsh Fritillary (16) , §ull island, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
james noonan: Small Blue (17) Common Blue (7) Small Heath (4) , Sutton Burrows, Dublin, 20/Jun/2015
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Large Heath (1) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 20/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Ringlet (1) , Carriganore, Waterford, 20/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Small Heath (6) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2015
Lynda McCann: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (3) Painted Lady (1) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 19/Jun/2015
james noonan: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Assumpta pk, Shankill, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ FIRST MEADOW BROWN REPORT OF SEASON ]
Niamh Lennon: Red Admiral (1) , National Botanic Gdns., Glasnevin, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ Midday,walled vegetable garden, on patch of nettles, warm day,dry ]
Tom Moore: Large White (5) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (30) Red Admiral (5) Speckled Wood (80) Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (50) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (1) , Raven nature reserve , Wexford, Wexford, 19/Jun/2015
[ 1st Meadow browns of the year at the Raven today , High No's of Speckled wood , Small heath and Common Blue but no Small blues.... ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (3 L) Orange Tip (6 L) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 19/Jun/2015
[ In my garden.16 degrees and sunny.Larvae on Garlic mustard. OT and LW both about half grown. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (30 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
[ RA flying around sheltered Nettle-bed. Smt larvae final instar ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2 L) Speckled Wood (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Jun/2015
[ RA larvae 2nd instar. ]
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james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (20) Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Large Heath (1) , clara bog, Offaly, 18/Jun/2015
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (3) Marsh Fritillary (50) , Coose, Collure, Castlepollard, Westmeath, 18/Jun/2015
[ At least 50 (possibly over a hundred) adult Marsh Fritillaries in an area of damp meadow. Taking nectar from buttercups mainly, also clover. In mating mode. Many photos taken. Cryptic Wood Whites and Dingy Skippers also present. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (10) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (100) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (50) , Derrya, Collure, Castlepollard, Westmeath, 18/Jun/2015
[ At least 50 adult Marsh Fritillaries distributed thinly along 1.5 kilometres of wild grassy shoreline at Derrya. Taking nectar from buttercups mainly. Mating dances observed in many instances. Many photos taken. Common Blues, Cryptic Wood Whites, Dingy Skippers, Green-veined Whites, one Small Tortoiseshell and one Peacock also seen. ]
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/Jun/2015
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (100) , Windy Arbour,near Dundrum, Dublin14, Dublin, 17/Jun/2015
[ area of wild vegetation,lots of nettles,facing the sun around midday. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Jun/2015
[ in my garden ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Heath (5) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Jun/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Cloudy but 17 degrees. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Large Heath (5) , Kilteevan Bog, Roscommon, 16/Jun/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 16/Jun/2015
[ What has happened to the speckaled wood this year ? The population seems to have crashed !! Todays 2 are only the 2nd and 3rd I've seen this year . ]
Michael Bell: Small White (1) , Knocknarea, Sligo, 15/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Ballykillmurry Upper, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (8) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Sheilstown, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (1) , Forest Road near Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (3) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (1) , Lurga Upper, Mayo, East, 15/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Common Blue (6) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (19) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (4) Painted Lady (1) , Baily / Lions Head area Howth, Dublin, 15/Jun/2015
[ HB attempting to lay on Hebe ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (10) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Lissadell Gardens, Sligo, 15/Jun/2015
[ with Ethna Diver. 19 degrees. Two LWs laying. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (8) Large White (2) Common Blue (50) Speckled Wood (5) Painted Lady (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 15/Jun/2015
[ Two Painted ladies recorded today , High Common Blue no's 50 + and 10 + Speckled yellow Moths on the wing. ]
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (16) , carrickalahagh sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
[ Cloudy,Temp.13C. ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Common Blue (2) , near Slipway at Loughros Point, Donegal, West, 15/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lough Pound Portnoo, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
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Maurice Simms: Wall Brown (1) , Rosbeg , Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (2) , Kiltourish lake on West Shore, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Small White (5) Common Blue (2) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (2) , Corballis, Dublin, 14/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (7) Small Blue (22) Common Blue (3) Small Heath (84) Marsh Fritillary (27) , Ards Forest Park, Donegal, 14/Jun/2015
[ Recorders Christine Cassidy and Lindsay Hodges. With the wettest May in 120 years in north Donegal and below average temperatures for each month so far in 2015 this has been a difficult year for butterflies. Good numbers like seen on June 13 at Sheskinmore and today at Ards are confined to very sheltered warm sites. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (1) , Stone Fiddle, Tievelough, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (1) , Meenanarwa, Glenties, , Donegal, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (1) , Pontoon, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Pontoon, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Cloontubrid Bog, Mayo, East, 14/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Small Heath (1) , Cloontubrid Bog, Mayo, East, 14/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (2) Common Blue (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (2) Small Heath (6) Painted Lady (2) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
[ A HB was apparently laying on Hebe although flower buds out of reach to confirm definitely. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Green-veined White (9) Small Blue (27) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (4) , Portmarnock dunes, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
[ small blues on sheltered kidney vetch. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small White (4) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (3) Painted Lady (1) Peacock (1) , Baldoyle Racecourse, Dublin, 13/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (6) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Wall Brown (1) Small Heath (15) Small Tortoiseshell (50 L) Marsh Fritillary (30) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 13/Jun/2015
[ Donegal Annual Butterfly Field Day. As befits Donegal's premier butterfly site a good range of species were recorded during brief sunny spells. Because of the low temperature of 13 degrees and Polar air butterflies were seen only in sheltered south-facing sites. MF and SB mated pairs noted. ]
james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (12) , clara bog esker, Offaly, 13/Jun/2015
james noonan: Dingy Skipper (1) Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (6) , clara bog esker, Offaly, 13/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Wall Brown (1) , Pollet, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (4) Green Hairstreak (2) , Dunmore Head Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
[ PC recorded by Akke Simms ]
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Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ With Craig Ayres and Ian McCambridge. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Low numbers for this usually very good site. 22 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 11/Jun/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Heath (1) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 11/Jun/2015
Mark McCorry: Marsh Fritillary (5) , Carrickhill , Tipperary, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM cutaway, New site for MF ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (5) , Rathvilla quarry, Offaly, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM cutaway ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (10) , Cashel Bog , Laois, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM railway embankments ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (2) Peacock (1) , Coolnacarten Bog, Laois, 11/Jun/2015
[ BnM railway ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (5) Common Blue (30) , The Long Derries, Offaly, 11/Jun/2015
Brian Danaher: Red Admiral (1) , shanganagh park, Dublin, 11/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Drumsheel Lower, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (2) , Dringeen Eighter, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Wood White (either) (2) , Knocknamucklagh, L. Mask, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
[ Two, males or either Wood White, one retained for examination. ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Brimstone (1) , Aghinish, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Knocknamucklagh, L. Mask, Mayo, East, 11/Jun/2015
[ A male, recently (July) dissected. ]
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Kildotia, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Croaghrim, Galway, West, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) , Knocknamucklagh, L. Mask, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Drumsheel Lower, Mayo, East, 10/Jun/2015
[ male ]
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Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (9) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Brian Danaher: Marsh Fritillary (7) , north bull island, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Coilin MacLochlainn: Painted Lady (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
[ One seen at top of Dalkey Hill. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (5) Small Blue (25) Common Blue (2) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Michael Bell: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (4) Peacock (2) , Lough Key, Roscommon, 10/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (2) Marsh Fritillary (9) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 10/Jun/2015
[ Marsh Fritillary in sheltered site mostly on Lady's Smock or Grass. The site is quite wet. ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (31) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (4) Small Heath (2) , Sheilstown, Wicklow, 10/Jun/2015
David Nash: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , RTE, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , New line , Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Blue (6) , Tramore, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (3) Marsh Fritillary (17) , carrickalahagh, Donegal, West, 10/Jun/2015
james noonan: Small White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 10/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
[ GHS observed at 8.35am on Willow hedge. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Kilclooney Lane Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
[ PC and GVW observed nectaring on Phlox, ]
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (1) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (3) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (2) Small Heath (2) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) , Still Lough Portnoo, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (12) , Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 09/Jun/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. 16 degrees. Butterflies confined to area out of cool NW breeze. ]
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Michael Mullett: Common Blue (31) Small Heath (13) , Ballinoulart, Wexford, 09/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (7) Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (2) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Clonascragh, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Cranberry,Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 09/Jun/2015
[ This site is overgrown compared to other years ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (3) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Curraghlehanagh Bog, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Milltown, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
[ Orange Tip female ]
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Scregg West, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
[ Orange Tip male ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , Richmond Esker, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Richmond Esker, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cloonkeen Eighter, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Small Heath (3) , Woodquay, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Pollnamamal, Galway, East, 09/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Derrainey, Clare, 08/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 08/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Common Blue (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 08/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Richard McCafferty: Dingy Skipper (2) Green-veined White (2) Peacock (5) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (1) , lugboy, Taughmaconnell, Roscommon, 08/Jun/2015
[ North west wind blowing so not many butterflies braving it! ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (3) Common Blue (35) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (6) Painted Lady (2) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 08/Jun/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (8) Marsh Fritillary (11) , Nr Carrigart, Donegal, 08/Jun/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. Only in warmest sheltered part of site. MFs pristine and clearly just recently emerged.Also one Narrow Bee Hawk Moth nectaring on BFT. Sunny and 13 degrees at 2 pm. ]
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Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (3) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (2) Small Heath (1) Peacock (2) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 08/Jun/2015
[ Two DS observed mating on stunted Blackthorne. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Maghery Croaghy Head, Donegal, West, 07/Jun/2015
Richard Duff: Cryptic Wood White (6) Peacock (1) , Campclone, Ballyfin , Laois, 07/Jun/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (5) Common Blue (50) Small Heath (20) Painted Lady (1) Marsh Fritillary (20) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 07/Jun/2015
[ Between 10h00 and 14h00. Walk from car park to Alder Marsh. Lone PL found at grid ref. More whites on the wing, many blues, some showing signs of wear. Two mating CB pairs. Blues flying even when sun was behind clouds. Apart from lone PL, all other numbers low estimates. ]
John Fogarty: Dingy Skipper (20) Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (3) Small Heath (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Killough Holycross, Tipperary, South, 07/Jun/2015
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (9) Green-veined White (4) Small Blue (10) Small Heath (5) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (4) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
[ Sunny..14 degrees. ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (4) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Tooreen North, Nagles, Cork, East, 07/Jun/2015
[ Common Blue males only ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (9) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (1) , Lr Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small Blue (1) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (4) , Murvagh, Donegal, 07/Jun/2015
Coilin MacLochlainn: Wood White (2) Common Blue (2) Peacock (1) Pearl-bordered Fritillary (6) , Clooncoose, Burren, Clare, 07/Jun/2015
[ At least six Pearl-bordered Fritillaries seen along green road at Clooncoose. Photos taken. On same day, earlier on, I saw but failed to confirm identity of small, bright-orange fritillaries, almost certainly Pearl-bordereds, at Lough Bunny (1), Rockforest (2), Gortlecka (1). ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Brimstone (1) , Lyan, Rinecaha, Ballyeighter, Burren, Clare, 07/Jun/2015
[ Just one seen on quite a cold day ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Tooreen, Cork, East, 06/Jun/2015
[ male ]
Joe Duane: Large White (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 06/Jun/2015
Anne Mullen: Marsh Fritillary (1) , Clogher, Clare, 06/Jun/2015
Maurice Simms: Dingy Skipper (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 05/Jun/2015
[ All these butterflies were observed in sheltered locations away from strong cool wind when sun was out. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (18) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 05/Jun/2015
[ High no's of Cryptic wood white on the wing this morning at least 40 + 18 Dingy Skipper. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (18) Cryptic Wood White (40) Large White (2) Small White (5) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 05/Jun/2015
[ High no's of Cryptic wood white on the wing this morning at least 40 + 18 Dingy Skipper. ]
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Dooros, Galway, South-east, 05/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (4) Painted Lady (1) , Seabank Arklow, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
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Michael Mullett: Common Blue (7) Painted Lady (1) , Arklow North Beach, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Painted Lady (2) , The Cove Arklow, Wicklow, 05/Jun/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) , Latteragh I, Tipperary, North, 04/Jun/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Latteragh II, Tipperary, North, 04/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Creggan Industrial Estate, Athlone, Westmeath, 04/Jun/2015
Michael Gray: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 04/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) , Bridestown Wood, Cork, East, 04/Jun/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Castleblagh Wood, Cork, East, 04/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (15) Peacock (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Jun/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Common Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Bull Island Alder Marsh, Dublin, 03/Jun/2015
[ calm, 15 degrees, overcast with occasional sunny spells ]
Ethna Diver: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (3) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 03/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (4) Orange Tip (3) , Mountsilke, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond esker, Galway, East, 03/Jun/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lisclamerty, Donegal, 03/Jun/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) , Milford, Carlow, 02/Jun/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2015
[ Bad weather for butterflies, some sunshine after 4pm. Temp 11C ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (20 O) Common Blue (1) , Cloon Oak Glen, Near Glencree, Wicklow, 01/Jun/2015
[ Open area on each side of path on way down to Oak wood.Small stream running by the path and Cardamine pratensis growing. Nettles growing in clearing in woods.windy,changeable weather midday ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (20 O) Common Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12 L) , Cloon Oak Glen, Near Glencree, Wicklow, 01/Jun/2015
[ Open area on each side of path on way down to Oak wood.Small stream running by the path and Cardamine pratensis growing. Nettles growing in clearing in woods.windy,changeable weather midday ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (7) Common Blue (41) Small Heath (4) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 31/May/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 31/May/2015
[ One unidentified white also. Sunshine between heavy showers, some of hailstones ]
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David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 30/May/2015
[ OT was a Male and 2 OT eggs where also observed on a single Cuckoo Flower. ]
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (2) , Coosan, Westmeath, 29/May/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 28/May/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1 O) Small Copper (1) , Kilmacurra Gardens, Wild flower Meadow, Wicklow, 28/May/2015
[ Mid day, weather changeable from cold wind to warm sunshine, wildflower meadow, Sorrel growing in meadow, butterfly flying low, exposed site ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , St Stephen's Green, Dublin, 28/May/2015
[ Around sheltered Hollies in sun. Cool about 11 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (3) Common Blue (3) , Hook Head, Wexford, 26/May/2015
[ During meeting of Federation of Irish Field Clubs.Sunny and up to 20 degrees. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (8) Cryptic Wood White (14) Large White (2) Small White (6) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (19) Peacock (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (5) , Horseleap cross roads, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (3) Peacock (2) , Knockma, Tuam, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ seen along a boreen beside Knockma. The wood on the right (east) side looks ancient ,lots of flowers and hazel and ash ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Carragh, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (3) Orange Tip (1) , Caragh bog road, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ The dingy skippers were seen on old mounds dug out of the river. It looked like an esker. ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) , Carragh bog road, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
[ on furze in bog ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (3) , Sylaun, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green Hairstreak (2) , Brockagh, Wicklow, 26/May/2015
[ Green Hairstreak on Bilberry in sun but with cold wind. ]
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (2) Green Hairstreak (4) Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) , Carrowmore Bog, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Mountbellew Demesne, Galway, East, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Large White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Whitegate, Clare, 26/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (7) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (3) Peacock (2) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 26/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) , Portumna Forest Park, Galway, South-east, 25/May/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (1 P) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 25/May/2015
[ photo available ]
Brian Danaher: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 25/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/May/2015
[ The sun only got out briefly 13C ]
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) , Culliaghmore, Roscommon, 25/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (10) Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (150) Speckled Wood (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 25/May/2015
[ Federation of Field Clubs meeting. Sunny and 18 degrees. CBs included 6 mated pairs - probably many hundreds over whole site. ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Dingy Skipper (3) Wood White (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (3) Pearl-bordered Fritillary (2) , Gortlecka, Clare, 24/May/2015
[ The grid ref refers only to the location of the 2 Pearl-bordered Fritillaries. The other species were within 300 metres of this location. ]
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (10) Small Copper (5) Marsh Fritillary (31) , Alder Marsh, Bull Wall Dublin, Dublin, 24/May/2015
[ 5:30 pm. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/May/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 23/May/2015
Lynda McCann: Orange Tip (2) , River Owenass, Mountmellick, Laois, 23/May/2015
[ Beside riverwalk path ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (2) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/May/2015
[ This is the second or third year I saw D.S here in this large hollow. I used to see small blues on the next esker south on both ends of it . It is not grazed by horses as it used to be, no kidney vetch, no small blues. ]
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (2) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 23/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (13) Marsh Fritillary (111) , Dollymount, Dublin, 23/May/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny and breezy.Some larvae still around with some very small. ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (20) Speckled Wood (2) , Glendalough - boardwalk between lakes, Wicklow, 23/May/2015
Paul Cutler: Green Hairstreak (12) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (3) , John's Hill, Bunclody, Carlow, 23/May/2015
[ Seen in remnants of heathland habitat (most of area recently burned) ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (6) Cryptic Wood White (4) Large White (3) Small White (8) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 22/May/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (3) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Small White (1) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) , Roscrea, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (4) , Knock, roscrea, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (3) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (2) , Lisduff, Tipperary, North, 22/May/2015
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Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 21/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) , Horseleap cross, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ overcast , seen in hollow on a stone, no sign of mf's which I saw there last year ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ The sun came out briefly and so did the butterflies ]
Michael Gray: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 21/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1 O) , Ballynabortagh, Cork, East, 21/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Merrion Sq, Dublin 2, Dublin, 21/May/2015
[ at 5.30 pm in mild cloudy conditions. Recent tidying and cutting has reduced the biodiversity value of this square including its suitability for HB. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ During brief sunny spells in my garden. HBs around a tall Holly coming into blossom at about 4 pm. Also one at 6 pm. OT female with about 30 eggs on Garlic Mustard, mostly one per plant. ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Holly Blue (2) , Mangerton road Killarney, Kerry, 20/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ Breezy with some sun.Only I MF but quite a few larvae still about. Devils-bit-scabious hasn't started to grow yet. ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (4) , The Long Derries, Offaly, 20/May/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , Kiltealy area, Wexford, 20/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/May/2015
[ I counted the butterflies during a sunny spells between hailsone showers. Temp 11C ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Large White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , St Mullins, Carlow, 18/May/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (7) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 18/May/2015
Brian White: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (3) , Mixed Woodland, Waterford, 18/May/2015
[ Sunny. (First confirmed record for Co Waterford.) ]
Joe Curtis: Small White (2) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 16/May/2015
[ At last, some Butterfly action in our garden after a poor Spring season ]
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) , Ballygarrane, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (6) , Ballintlea South, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
[ males ]
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Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (7) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (8) Peacock (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Wood entrance, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (10) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Dunes, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (27) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (8) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (44) Orange Tip (13) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (16) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (5) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , wood near Ballinamore bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Ballygar wood, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ lots of bluebells but not many other flowers ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , bog track beside wood old Killeroran, Ballygar, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ no sign of birds- foot- trefoil so no green hairstreaks on the furze ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) , Killeroran road L3213, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ seen on roadside ]
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 13/May/2015
Rodney Daunt: Clouded Yellow (2) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (14) , Gortigrenane, Cork, 13/May/2015
[ The clouded yellow looked very fresh indeed and certainly did not look like they had just migrated from afar(?). ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2 O) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (70 L) , Trentagh, Kilmacrenan, Donegal, 13/May/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. In grounds of Presbyterian Church. 14 degrees with sunny periods and cool breeze. Only marginal weather for HBs. SmT larvae 1st instar. ]
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 12/May/2015
[ Weather too cold to encourage butterflies out. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Boharnabreena lakes O 02, Dublin, 12/May/2015
[ Very windy . Not much happening . ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 12/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 12/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
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Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (11) Orange Tip (9) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Milford, Carlow, 11/May/2015
[ All seen on the Barrow Way in good sunshine. ]
Mícheál Cowming: Painted Lady (1) , Helvick Head, Waterford, 11/May/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 11/May/2015
Wild Inishowen: Green-veined White (45) Orange Tip (52) Holly Blue (38) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Christine Cassidy & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (42) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Donegal, East, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin & Christine Cassidy ]
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 09/May/2015
[ Picture this... two adults chasing one tiny butterfly! Well, here's news... the two adults won! Yep, small female orange tip. It took some convincing to get my good lady to believe it was a OT. Two people... two cameras... all part of the fun! (Sunny intervals, 16h30) ]
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 09/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (6) Small Copper (2) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 08/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Clongowna, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pallas Bridge, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (15) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (3) , Drumsallagh, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Botanic Road Glasnevin, Dublin, 07/May/2015
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham (My Garden ), Dublin, 07/May/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 07/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (22) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C, very light northerly breeze ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
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Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 07/May/2015
[ Flying on sheltered sunny side of tall Hollies. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Small White (7) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 07/May/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 04/May/2015
[ Just a few flying, weather too cold yet. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Glashaboy South, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (91 L) , Monee East, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ fully fed larvae, in small scattered groups ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 03/May/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 03/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (4) , Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ In my garden. Mild with intermittent sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (500 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ At least four batches of SmT larvae. One batch appears just hatched and others half grown. ]
A J Vosse: Holly Blue (1) , Leinster Cricket Club, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ Spotted during brief sunny spell, 12h35 ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 01/May/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 01/May/2015
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 01/May/2015
[ Coldish wind sheltered by woods with short sunny spells ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (23) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (11) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2015
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Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Mountsilk, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
[ seen in old quarry ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond eaker, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (15) Peacock (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 30/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (15) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Apr/2015
[ Just released the 28th Small Tortoiseshell from house this spring. Can anyone beat that? ]
A J Vosse: Small White (1) , Leixlip, R148 outside Intel, Kildare, 30/Apr/2015
[ 13h00 in sheltered sunshine ]
Richard Duff: Large White (2) Small White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyfin, Laois, 30/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (3) , Tinahely, Wicklow, 27/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Killmagig Lower, Wicklow, 26/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 26/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (8) Comma (1) , Kiltealy, Wexford, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glengariff Blue Pool, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Garnish island, Glengariff, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
[ Temperature 16 degrees ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (13) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glengariff NatureReserve, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cork City (Dennehy's Cross), Cork, Mid, 26/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Tom Benson: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 26/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , at Carlow Castle, River Barrow nearby , Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ Midday, sunny but temperature was cool. 1 male ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , At main entrance gate to Ducketts Grove estate, Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ 2.30 pm, cool and windy ]
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 26/Apr/2015
[ Ist record of Holly blue in the garden.. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunshine, Temp only 7C, 12noon ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Temp 11C in the afternoon, Bright sunshine. ]
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Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , 5 km N of Waterville, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Derrynane, Catherdaniel, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , St Helen's , Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Loughshaun, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Knockshewgowna, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Speckled Wood (3) , Kyleomodaun West, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Bantis, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
John Fogarty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (8) , Inch, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Mangan Lower, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Kish, Wicklow, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (15) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Curry, Sligo, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Holly Blue (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin ., Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Wood White (either) (2) Brimstone (1) , Ballindereen, Kilcolgan, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ Lots of whites quartering the field. I only caught 3. This field is in Garbally park , an estate of old. I would guess it has not been fertilised and so is full of butterflies unlike most fields. ]
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Joe Duane: Orange Tip (6) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ also unidentified whites ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Hazelfort,Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ many whites but not landing ,very few flowers except dandelions, so only 2 identified, forestry path ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (17) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cashel Rossnowlagh, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (3) , Ballyieragh Bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
[ OT: one egg (white) on C. pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) , Rosturra Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Srah, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (3) , Srah Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Common Blue (1) , St John's River Walk Waterford , Waterford, 23/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Arboretum, Carlow, 23/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Coole Park, Gort, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , By the River Corrib, close to UCG, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ A male, warm and sunny, 2pm approx. Cuckooflowers nearby. ]
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , S265823, Laois, 23/Apr/2015
[ Great activity today, observed two small tortoiseshell on inside of shed window! Let them go outside. Observed two green-veined white flying together rather clumsy (mating) before landing. ]
Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , river lane shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Holly Blue (5) , Brooklawn, Mt. Merrion Av., Blackrock, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ All seen in a 10 minute observation period ]
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) , Admiral Park Baldoyle, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ Observed by Fiona Mc Mahon ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (9) , Red Rock areaSutton, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyryan West, Tipperary, North, 22/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (2) , Casla, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Teac an Piarsaigh, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Knockbrack,Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Apr/2015
[ In my garden ]
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Beltra, Sligo, 22/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (2) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (43) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Bennetsbridge , Kilkenny, 22/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 22/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (4) , Raven, Wexford, 21/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Slish Wood/Innisfree, Sligo, 21/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Cummer More, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
[ in town centre ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Bishopswood, Dundrum, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , St Fintans Park Sutton, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (26) Wall Brown (1) Peacock (6) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Portally Cove,, Waterford, 21/Apr/2015
[ This is the first Orange Tip I've seen this year. Lovely sunny day, but a bit windy for butterflies. ]
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (50) Small Tortoiseshell (18) , Lenan Urris, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (6) , Butler's Glen Clomany, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
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james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , assumpta shankill, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Drumboe Wood, Stanorlar, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Broad-leaved wood. Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (6) Peacock (2) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Warm lane on sunny hillside. 19 degrees. ]
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 20/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (1) Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
james noonan: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , river lane chancel, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Orange Tip (2) , Rathmore/Kilpurcell, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
[ Just two Orange-tip, very little butterflies flying. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Knocknagurnagh, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Knockanes, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Limerick City, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Richhill, Lisnagry, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , Bonny Glen Wood, south west of Maas, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim Road, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (5) , Fitzsimons Wood, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballycotton coastal walk, Ballycotton, Cork, 19/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (30) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Hook Church,Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Carlow Birdwatch outing.My first Painted Lady in years.11c ]
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Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Moycarn, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Killavullen, Cork, East, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockfennell, Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Brimstone (3) , Curragh Chase Forest Park, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 19/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Slade Lane, Slade Harbour, Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Rough grassy track leading from castle, closely lined with hedges, briers and dry-stone walls ]
Tom Tarpey: Painted Lady (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 19/Apr/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Turvey Golf Course, Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (6) Comma (2) , Bunclody, Carlow, 18/Apr/2015
[ 15 degrees, glorious sunshine, in a sheltered clearing in the woods ]
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Tullerboy, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
[ female ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (20) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) , Rahara beg, Shannonbridge Roscommon, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2015
[ 2 other whites which I didn't identify seen in the distance ]
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Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (3) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ no sign of whites. Sunny bot north wind ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 17/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (3) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ 16 C, mid day, in flight along mixed holly thorn hedge ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (26) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (14) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , St. John's River Walk, Waterford, 17/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Bottle Quay, Howth, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
[ about 1 pm. warm in hot sun out of cold east wind. ]
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 16/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , R148, Leixlip, Kildare, 16/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunny, 12h25 ]
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) , Tullamore, Offaly, 16/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Castleblagh, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Coom Bridge, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
[ O.T. all males ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , White Bay, Whitegate, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
[ Sheltered sunny path to beach.13 C ]
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Middle, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
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David Mcilveen: Peacock (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 15/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall,cork, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknaseed Plantation, Kerry, North, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Taur, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Corronoher, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Ballinruane Wood, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Curraghchase Forest Park, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Athlone, Roscommon, 14/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 14/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 14/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 14/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , Commons rd., Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , Assumpta Park, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , River Close, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Orange Tip (1) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
[ overcast calm. occasional sunny spells ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (2) , sands bay west cork, Cork, West, 11/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Slaney river bank, Carlow, 11/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish South side, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish Hall entrance, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
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Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Drumboghill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Lefrin Hill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , On roadside near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , L. Doon road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (5 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae observed at 5pm.Temp.13C. ]
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Garrykennedy, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Castlelough, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Peacock (2) , Dromore, Mountcharles, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (25) Peacock (10) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 09/Apr/2015
[ several other unidentified whites [presumed SWs] along with helicoptering skylarks in large field of oilseed rape. ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ calm sunny. 13.30 to 14.30 ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Collins Bog, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (10) Holly Blue (1) , Durrow, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (4) , Union Wood, Sligo, 09/Apr/2015
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Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (7) , Hills over Sandyford , Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Also 2 unidentified whites . ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (3) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park., Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Both green veined whites males. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Teeveeny, Cork, Mid, 09/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , Adderwal Glen near Doocharry, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Adderwal upper Glen, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
[ No HBs flying yet. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , Irishtown, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ male SW,pristine. ]
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (2) , Killary, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 09/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
[ Recorder: Craig Ayres ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (2) , Sorrento Park Dalkey, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (4) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) , Naul, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Shanganagh Castle Allotments,Shankill, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Johnstown, Naas, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Peacock (1) , Ballyduff Lower, Wexford, 08/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
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David Kennedy: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dundrum D14, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Midday in garden ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 07/Apr/2015
[ 19c. released 9 STs from house during the day. ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
[ seen on a heather in the garden ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Peacock (3) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (24) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballintrillick Wood, Sligo, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Maulyarkane, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Dromickbane, Headfort, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (2) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Brickeen), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (3) Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Only 14 MF larvae noted.Most have pupated so adult sightings should be early this year ]
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ 15 deg, Calm ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae sunning themselves in small groups of 2s and3s. ]
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Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Tramore near Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ Both STs Basking in sun together on sandy ground ]
Richard Duff: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , deerpark Ballyfin, Laois, 07/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 07/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Brimstone (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Derrymahon, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ May have been more Brimstones, males and female,s positive ID by fellow walkers, one P really battered. Warm, sunny between 11h30 and 14h00 ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (4) , Derrymahon road, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ Along road, feeding on dandelion, bright sunny stretch of road. Managed a few photos, 14h20 ]
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ 2 Tortoiseshell ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Helen Cloney ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Peacock (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Eleven SmT together and chasing around bed of young nettles. At 3.45 and 15 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Nectaring on Dandelion at 11.45 on Dalkey Hill. Temp 14 degrees. Sea fog at Vico Road at noon. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , L.Pound Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ ST observed flying on inside of kitchen window when it was let out into the sunshine. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Mulnamin, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ PC observed flying on laneway. ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
Mícheál Cowming: Comma (1) , Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford, 06/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Brimstone (9) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (6) , Abbey Leix, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ On the bog along old railway line beside Abbey Leix Manor hotel. Sunny 16 degrees, no wind. Bank holiday Monday afternoon. ]
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
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Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , St. Fintans Park sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Gortroche, Cork, East, 06/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (3) Peacock (2) , Inis Mean,Aran Islands., Galway, 06/Apr/2015
John Fogarty: Brimstone (3) Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 06/Apr/2015
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (2) , Latteragh III, Tipperary, North, 06/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Monanore, Tipperary, North, 06/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Conwal graveyard,Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
[ Both ST were slightly worn and their behaviour suggested that they could have been a pair.(although no actual mating was observed). ]
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Peacock (3) , Glen Road,Woodquarter., Donegal, 05/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Ashford Castle Grounds, Mayo, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Curraghbinny, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 05/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Cian Merne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 05/Apr/2015
Anne Mullen: Holly Blue (1) , Thomondgate, Limerick, 05/Apr/2015
[ Prob male. Single adult ]
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Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Laois, 05/Apr/2015
[ 2 Small Tortoisehell ]
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (2) , Meenyanly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Apr/2015
[ Recorder :George Mc Dermott ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , drinagh, Cork, West, 05/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lackagh Portnoo near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
[ Sunny 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Inishkeel Churchyard Portnoo., Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (2) , Brittas Clonaslee, Laois, 05/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (6) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Comma (3) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 05/Apr/2015
[ recorder Helen Cloney ]
Fintan Ryan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (5) , Borris Demesne, Carlow, 05/Apr/2015
[ Lots of Peacocks and one small tortoiseshell. Thought I saw more small tortoiseshells but they seemed to be a bit energetic and on closer examination found they were commas ]
A J Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 05/Apr/2015
[ Suspect it was the hibernating one we liberated from the house an hour or so earlier. ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Painted Lady (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 04/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Thornville, Palatine , Carlow, 04/Apr/2015
[ Astonishing new species for this site, 20 miles north of previous records. 14C nectaring on Celandine and Dandelion. I feel blessed as 150 migrating geese also passed overhead this morning ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 04/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Peacock (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 03/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Chimneyfield, Nagles, Cork, 02/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Mar/2015
[ Also unidentified flying white ]
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (200 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Reported by Niall Griffin. 200+ larvae in Alder Marsh ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Also one lizard. ]
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Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lismore castle, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Comma (1) , Arklow , Wicklow, 22/Mar/2015
[ Comma at Grid ref, RA about 1 km further west. Comma feeding on vegetable skins/ potato peels and discarded waste, photos to follow. ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 22/Mar/2015
John Coveney: Red Admiral (1) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 22/Mar/2015
[ See my blog post at http://www.johncoveney.ie/blog/2015/3/first-flutterby-of-the-year ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Armore Beach, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Bandon, Cork, 21/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 21/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 21/Mar/2015
[ Between 11.00 and 14.30, in the warm sheltered sunshine. All 3 STs showing signs of wear, prior to emergence from hibernation. ]
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyleix GIY allotment, Laois, 21/Mar/2015
John Cullen: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullindery, Wexford, 21/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 21/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) , Beechwood, Pollerton, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
[ Flying through garden. 13C sunny and midday ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Mar/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (8) Comma (9) , Borris, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Kilmore Hotel Cavan, Cavan, 19/Mar/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, 19/Mar/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rooskey, Donegal, 19/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcestown, Cork, 19/Mar/2015
[ Sunny ]
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Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 19/Mar/2015
[ Another beautifull day in West Cork. ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Mar/2015
[ flying about on a beautiful sunny day ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ Recorder George Mc Dermott ]
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (3) , Knockrower, Killarney National Park, Kerry, 18/Mar/2015
[ Sunny and warm all day,mountain moorland with scattered trees. ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ First sighting in the home garden, photographed by the good lady. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Athy, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Anne Reid ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Raven, Wexford, 18/Mar/2015
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Mar/2015
[ We are off ! ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 18/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ in my garden ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Douglas., Cork, Mid, 17/Mar/2015
[ Just out of hibernation. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/Mar/2015
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 14/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Mar/2015
[ on a heather in the garden. First really nice sunny day ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Near CRC Clontarf, Dublin, 11/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Brendan Rogers ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 10/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Mar/2015
[ basking on rhododendron.11c and sunny ]
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Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Kildare, 10/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Courtmacsherry, Cork, West, 10/Mar/2015
[ Feeding on Dandelions on the pier in sunny weather. ]
Bernard Brewer: Brimstone (1) , PRIVATE GARDEN TULLAMORE, Offaly, 10/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Mar/2015
[ Small Tortoiseshell flying strongly around sheltered bed of young nettles. !2.30 in sunshine and 10 degrees ]
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naas Race course, Kildare, 08/Mar/2015
[ small tortoiseshell was inside main building at race course. Observed also by Luke, Joe + Peter Geraty ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin, 07/Mar/2015
[ On the wing in bright sunshine. Could it be a hibernating awakening? ]
Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
[ 1.20 pm calm and sunny 10 deg. Quite worn. ]
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Feb/2015
[ Unidentified white butterfly also seen. ]
David Cooke: Red Admiral (1) , Currabinny Wood., Cork, Mid, 25/Feb/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) , Raven, Wexford, 14/Feb/2015
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 14/Feb/2015
[ Sunny. Ten degrees C. ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Feb/2015
[ 11.00 am sunny 10 deg. RA small but pristine nectaring on hebe. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney , Kerry, 14/Feb/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, East, 07/Feb/2015
[ ST Observed by Akke fluttering on inside of kitchen window presumable having emerged from hibernating in fold of kitchen curtains. Allowed ST to fly off outside. Temp. 9C. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1900 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 06/Feb/2015
[ 47 webs at 40per web. Also a short eared owl. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (30 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jan/2015
[ One web with about 30 larvae. Seems a bit early. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) , The Raven Point, Wexford, 22/Jan/2015
[ 21 degrees in sun & 14 degrees in the shade. ]
Marilyn Farrell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glen Minard Lispole, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
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Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (1) , Raven, Wexford, 02/Jan/2015
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