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Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Milford, Carlow, 03/May/2016
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 03/May/2016
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 03/May/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Kirkstown, letterkenny, Donegal, 03/May/2016
[ Male ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Beech Hill United, Dublin, 01/May/2016
[ 6.15 pm, flying around ivy on wall. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Barnhill, Letterkenny., Donegal, 30/Apr/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2016
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2016
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 30/Apr/2016
[ Sunny and 14 degrees. Nectaring on Dandelions. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Bellville,Churchill., Donegal, 29/Apr/2016
[ Weather was cold with a mixture of snow and hail showers throughout the morning.Mid afternoon(when these where recorded),the sun did appear and the temp. rose slightly.Both were located in a sheltered Conifer forest,with the SpW resting on "sunny ground" and the GVW feeding on Violets. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 29/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (11) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 26/Apr/2016
[ Sunny but only about 8 deg. ]
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lanesborough, Roscommon, 26/Apr/2016
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 25/Apr/2016
[ Old quarry on esker ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (1) , Culliaghmore, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 25/Apr/2016
[ Bog road ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 25/Apr/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. A small male GVW in garden. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 23/Apr/2016
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2016
[ Sunny but with east or north east wind. Butterflies seen in sheltered area only ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 23/Apr/2016
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
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Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (3) Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Sugarloaf hill/ Raherabeg ,Shannonbridge, , Roscommon, 22/Apr/2016
[ The brimstones are out a week or more a local man told me. It is early for the dingy skippers but I have photos ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (3) , Cornaveagh, quarry beside L2039, Roscommon, 22/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Speckled Wood (1) , Rathmullan , Donegal, 22/Apr/2016
[ SpW recorded at the back of the dunes,near Rathmullan House. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) , Carrowcashal,Ramelton., Donegal, 22/Apr/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Pluck, Manorcunningham, Donegal, 21/Apr/2016
[ Female ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Peacock (3) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2016
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Ballinteer Stream walk ., Dublin, 21/Apr/2016
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (2) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
A J Vosse: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Arklow, ring loop from Woodlands Estate to Grid Ref, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
[ Sunny, breezy. Between 12h00 and 13h30 Sightings in sheltered areas. Comma at the grid ref. (One small brown on the wing. Is it too early for wood white? My first recorded sightings for the year.) ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 20/Apr/2016
[ 16c and sunny. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) , pollerton,carlow, Carlow, 20/Apr/2016
A J Vosse: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (2) , Arklow, Near Woodlands Estate, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
[ Second walk for the day, sunny, windy, between 15h30 and 16h30 - suspected Painted Lady on the wing as well. Peacocks looking the worse for wear ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
[ Very sunny. My first Dublin butterflies of the year. All very fresh. About 14 degrees at 11.30. ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , UCD, Belfield, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) , Letterkenny, Donegal, 20/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 20/Apr/2016
[ Male and female OT recorded,with the male being recorded @ 10.53 and nectaring on Cuckoo flower,the female was recorded @ 15.45 and appeared to be looking at various Cuckoo flowers for a suitable egg laying location(although no courtship or mating had been observed). Some time was spent at Glenveagh looking for Holly Blue,but alas to no avail! ]
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) , Tonroe, Roscommon, 20/Apr/2016
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (7) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2016
Brian White: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Riverbank Walk Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, South, 20/Apr/2016
[ Glorious sunshine on tow path to Kilsheelan ]
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Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Peacock (1) , Strand Road Sutton, Dublin, 20/Apr/2016
[ Recorded by Joan Smyth ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2016
Tom Moore: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Silaire Wood , Graignamanagh , Kilkenny, Kilkenny, 18/Apr/2016
[ 1st Orange tip of the year Cool but bright spells ]
John Fogarty: Green-veined White (1) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2016
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2016
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 17/Apr/2016
David Mcilveen: Speckled Wood (1) , Duntally Wood,Cresslough., Donegal, 15/Apr/2016
[ Weather was a mixture of Sunshine,rain and hail showers! Temperature was generally cool,although it did rise mid morning when the Sun appeared. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Apr/2016
[ Finally a bit of an emergence. ]
Tom Moore: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 13/Apr/2016
[ Good sunshine... ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (6) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 13/Apr/2016
[ 14c.Sunny spells.Single Comma in 4 places.Probably same one, or am I paranoid? ]
Niamh Lennon: Brimstone (1) Peacock (1) , Walled Garden, Portumna Castle, , Galway, South-east, 12/Apr/2016
[ 1.30pm. warm and sunny. Brimstone on Blue Bells(not native) . ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) Comma (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 12/Apr/2016
[ 14c.4pm and sunny.Finally some action.Welcome reappearance of Comma. Peacocks patrolling and skirmishing. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 12/Apr/2016
[ Swallows and Sand Martins finally arrive in Howth ! Very late. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Apr/2016
Pat Bride: Peacock (1) , Malahide golf club, Dublin, 06/Apr/2016
[ Found on Golf club fairway in torpid state following rain shower. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 05/Apr/2016
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2016
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (350 L) , Carrickalahagh Tramore, Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2016
[ 13 Bundles MF Larvae basking in the sun and sheltered in dried grass from cold S.W. wind. ]
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Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Arklow Pitch and Putt, Wicklow, 31/Mar/2016
Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum,, Dublin, 31/Mar/2016
[ 1.30pm,in the sunshine nectaring on a Hyacinth and,Grape Hyacinth. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Milford, Donegal, 31/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Christine Cassidy ( Wild Inishowen) ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Mar/2016
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Magheraclogher, Gweedore, Donegal, 28/Mar/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
[ Sunny but with a stiff breeze. ]
Niamh Lennon: Peacock (1) , Santry Woods(a public park), Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
[ 1.30pm.warm,sunny,bright and no wind. Lying nearby was an old tree trunk within which it was suggested that the Butterfly might have been hibernating. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2016
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) , St Fintans Sutton, Dublin, 23/Mar/2016
[ 11.30 Sunny and mild. Don't recall a white as early as this before.In a nearby garden. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 23/Mar/2016
[ nectaring on celendine ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cratlagh, Milford., Donegal, 20/Mar/2016
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 18/Mar/2016
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow Ponds, Wicklow, 18/Mar/2016
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pluck, Manorcunningham., Donegal, 16/Mar/2016
[ On Heather in sunny conditions 14degs. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1300 L) , Dollymount , Dublin, 16/Mar/2016
[ 26 webs. Normally about 250. Site adversely affected by careless scrub management. Heavy winter flooding also a factor. ]
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Collooney, Sligo, 16/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Bob Aldwell ]
Ethna Diver: Peacock (1) , Collooney, Sligo, 16/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Bob Aldwell. At 4 pm in Station. 16 degrees. Peacock basking. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 15/Mar/2016
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (300 L) , Carrickalalahagh Tramore, Donegal, West, 15/Mar/2016
[ Bright periods Temp.13C. 12 groups of MF larvae basking in some early spring sunshine. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 14/Mar/2016
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Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk ( Ceannchor Rd.) Howth, Dublin, 14/Mar/2016
Brian White: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Riverbank Kilsheelan, Tipperary, South, 14/Mar/2016
[ 2km stretch ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Mar/2016
[ very sunny 14C ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 14/Mar/2016
[ Both nectaring on Dandelion in a sheltered meadow.Weather was sunny and warm,with a light breeze. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Barrow Way Leighlin Bridge, Carlow, 14/Mar/2016
[ Basking on nettles ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 14/Mar/2016
[ 11am sunny and 10c.Spring has sprung and I'm off the mark along with buzzards soaring overhead. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Karl King ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Porthaw Buncrana, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Craignahorna Cardonagh, Donegal, East, 14/Mar/2016
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Hugh Rothwell: Painted Lady (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 25/Feb/2016
David Cooke: Painted Lady (1) , Gortegrennane near Minane Bridge., Cork, Mid, 23/Feb/2016
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , The Needles Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Feb/2016
[ 6 deg. and sunny. In good condition but sluggish in flight. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (140 L) , Ards Forest, Creeslough, Donegal, 15/Feb/2016
[ With Bob Aldwell. One large cluster. Also two small clusters, probably part of a single larger cluster. Weather sunny and calm with air temperature 7 degrees. Caterpillars basking with no signs of webs. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (450 L) , Dollymount , Dublin, 11/Feb/2016
[ Calm sunny 5 deg. 9 webs (450 larvae ). Still very flooded. Normally 50 or 60 webs by now. ]
Mike O'Sullivan: Speckled Wood (1) , R618 Carrigathou, Coachford, Cork, Mid, 10/Feb/2016
[ Sun was shining very bright so a bit of heat even with it being a relatively cold day, flying about the hedgerow ]
Éamonn Mac Lochalinn: Painted Lady (1) , Carraig na Siúire, Tipperary, South, 10/Feb/2016
[ early date ]
Tony Murray: Painted Lady (1) , Whitehole, Tacumshin, Wexford, 25/Jan/2016
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Stillorgan, Dublin, 06/Jan/2016
[ Recorder: Paul Hillis ]
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