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David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Royal Canal, nr Grossguns Bridge, Dublin, 23/Jul/2014
[ One Emperor dragonfly seen. ]
David Nash: Small Copper (3) Meadow Brown (600) Ringlet (30) , Ireland's Eye, Dublin, 22/Jul/2014
[ Recorders: Liam and Deirdre Kane ]
Michael Gray: Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Red Admiral (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 22/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (21) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (212) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Jul/2014
John Cullen: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (2) , Yoletown, Wexford, 22/Jul/2014
Edward W Delaney: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Comma (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , MacMurrough,New Ross, Wexford, 22/Jul/2014
[ Comma butterfly seen at the edge of woodland, being chased by Silver-washed Fritillary.They were seen in the same area several years ago ]
Barry O Byrne: Large White (2) Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 21/Jul/2014
[ Beautiful sunny day, as many today as in the last few weeks.Painted Lady was on feeding on Achillea/Cloth of Gold which I planted from info on RHS "Perfect for pollinators list" ]
Jim Hurley: Large White (2) Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (4) Ringlet (3) Peacock (17) , Rathnedan, Tacumshin, Wexford, 21/Jul/2014
[ Habitat = Hedgerow of cornfield. Three unidentified whites seen. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Common Blue (4) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (1) Gatekeeper (10) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (22) Small Heath (6) Silver-washed Fritillary (7) , Raven's Wood, Wexford, 21/Jul/2014
[ Very warm with bright sunny spells, ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Wellington Bridge, Wexford, 20/Jul/2014
[ very warm, bramble and shelter ]
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Green-veined White (20) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Springfield Killarney Nat. Park Muckross, Kerry, 20/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (12) , Mangerton Rd Muckross, Kerry, 20/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Small Skipper (1) , Timahoe - Small Skipper Bog, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ I'll only log one as proof that I've seen my first. The field walk group will do the accurate logs. Pleasant mid-morning walk, pity I couldn't stay longer. (Photos to follow) ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , North County Cricket Club, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ Between 13h00 and 16h00 during the sunny spells, ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 19/Jul/2014
[ Between 18h00 and 18h30 - last sunny spell before the thunder rolled in ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (30) Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (10) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , Ballyteige Burrow Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 19/Jul/2014
[ late afternoon, warm overcast ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (26) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (292) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Jul/2014
[ grey and overcast, 18C ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (6 L) Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Greencastle, Donegal, 18/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. P very worn and faded probably overwintered. LW larvae final instar. In garden. ]
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (8) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (24) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Jul/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (30) Dark Green Fritillary (4) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Bonny Glen Wood,Southwest of Maas,Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Jul/2014
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Michael Gray: Small White (1) Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (28) Ringlet (37) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Boharnabreena lakes/Old Bawn O2, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
[ The holly blue and 2 of the fritillaries were seen on the roadside between Old Bawn and the Boharnabreena Lakes walk. ]
David Nash: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Eglinton Road area, Donnybrook, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Helen's Stillorgan Road, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , River Dodder between Clonskea and Ballsbridge, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
[ Despite lots of Budleias and other good nectar sources there were only a few butterflies.Sunny and 22 degrees. ]
Seán Geraty: Purple Hairstreak (3) Holly Blue (2) , Phoenix park, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 17/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton Road Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Jul/2014
Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (40) Green-veined White (8) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (30) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (20) Comma (6) , Killinick, Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
[ Very sunny and strong breeze. Warm. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (12) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Blackrock, Dublin, 16/Jul/2014
[ HBs around ivy and on brambles. 6 HB in Blackrock Park, 2 in my garden. RA laying on young second growth nettles. Sunny and 20 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Holly Blue (2) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. In her garden. So far this year relatively few butterflies in this district. ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (2) Small White (9) Red Admiral (4) Speckled Wood (5) Grayling (5) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/Jul/2014
John Cullen: Large White (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (5) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Comma (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (3) , Tintern Trails , Wexford, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (7) , Glebe Gallery,Gartan., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (6) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 16/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 15/Jul/2014
[ R and MB recorded between car park and the castle,SWF recorded in castle gardens. ]
Richard McCafferty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (49) Ringlet (428) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Jul/2014
Michael Gray: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (28) Ringlet (96) Small Tortoiseshell (14) , Hills over Sandyford/Stepaside, Dublin, 15/Jul/2014
[ Also one large batch of Peacock Caterpillars . ]
Mark McCorry: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (35) Small Heath (10) , Finnamores, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 15/Jul/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small White (1) Common Blue (5) Meadow Brown (9) Ringlet (15) Small Heath (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 15/Jul/2014
[ Temp 20 C Overcast & hazy sunshine ]
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Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (2) , Backlees Road, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 13/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Large White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (39) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (4) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 13/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (12) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 13/Jul/2014
[ From 12h00 onward during the bright spells. ST's mostly feeding on chives. Others butterflies on the wing, suspected one LW, one SW (Conservative estimates) ]
Anthony Pickering: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (20) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Aillebrack, BAllyconneely, Galway, West, 12/Jul/2014
[ Meadow Brown conservative number despite being dull ]
Pat Lenihan: Small Skipper (3) , Timahoe Bog North, Kildare, 12/Jul/2014
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (3) Purple Hairstreak (2) Holly Blue (1) Meadow Brown (105) Ringlet (30) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 11/Jul/2014
Tom Benson: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (30) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 11/Jul/2014
[ 1 Bee Hawk Moth ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (2) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (100) Ringlet (200) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (300 L) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) Small Skipper (76) , Drumachon, Timahoe, Kildare, 11/Jul/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. 18-20 degrees with short sunny breaks. SK numbers do not reflect total numbers present due to intermittent sun and whole site not covered. R and MB very numerous and widespread so numbers only indicative. Whites laying.Other recorders reported 4 LH but area heavily worked for turf ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (50) Small Heath (16) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (150 L) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Allenwood North, Kildare, 11/Jul/2014
[ with Frank Smyth. Heavily overgrown former BNM railway line. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 10/Jul/2014
[ Weather cloudy bright but calm and warm and about 18 degrees. 2nd generation HBs flying close to tall Hollies. ]
David Nash: Red Admiral (2) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dalkey Island, Dublin, 10/Jul/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Large White (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (6) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Borris House, Borris, Carlow, 10/Jul/2014
james noonan: Speckled Wood (6) , timahoe, Kildare, 10/Jul/2014
james noonan: Speckled Wood (6) , timahoe, Kildare, 10/Jul/2014
james noonan: Speckled Wood (2) Grayling (6) Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (15) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glenalough, Wicklow, 09/Jul/2014
Ruth Allen: Essex Skipper (30) Large White (1) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (15) Red Admiral (5) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (45) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Comma (5) , Killinick, Co Wexford., Wexford, 09/Jul/2014
[ Very warm, about 5.00p.m. no breeze ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Meadow Brown (9) Ringlet (43) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Mangerton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (81) , Lacknacoo,Gartan., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) Red Admiral (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (7) , Neil T Blaney Rd,Letterkenny., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (82) Small Heath (1) , Kiltoy,Letterkenny., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
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David Mcilveen: Ringlet (7) , Roughpark,Letterkenny,(nr. L`kenny golf club)., Donegal, 09/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Meadow Brown (22) Ringlet (55) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
Joe Duane: Small White (1) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
[ other whites seen but not identified ]
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 08/Jul/2014
[ clearing in wood with briars. One of the swf was chased by a speckled wood ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (10) , Derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 07/Jul/2014
David Mcilveen: Common Blue (46) Meadow Brown (4) , The Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 07/Jul/2014
[ Also seen 4 fritillary,either DGF or SWF - no positive i.d though. ]
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (48) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (8) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 07/Jul/2014
[ Temp 17 C Hazy Sunshine ]
Cian Merne: Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (2) , Sutton Strand, Dublin, 06/Jul/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (30) , Togher Wood, Portlaoise, Laois, 06/Jul/2014
[ Togher Wood car park - an hour or so clockwise direction walk. all butterfly activity along path clearings when the sun was out. Conservative estimates. One large orange butterfly on the wing, S-wF? ]
Michael Mullett: Large White (2) Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 06/Jul/2014
[ Bright with warm sunshine in shelter of cliffs. ]
David Cooke: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (35) Ringlet (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 06/Jul/2014
[ Only the second or third record of Ringlet on Dursey. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1 L) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Peacock (3 L) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 05/Jul/2014
[ Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co Nature Walk. Weather overcast. RA larva 2nd instar. Rest of P larval batch appeared to have pupated. ]
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (6) Ringlet (20) , Howth Head, Dublin, 05/Jul/2014
[ In a wide arc from the Summit Car Park between 12h10 and 12h55. Some Ringlets much lighter in colour than I used to seeing. (MB's & R's conservative counts, many on the wing during sunny spells) ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (40) , Manger ton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 05/Jul/2014
[ Minimum estimates of browns and ringlets lots of interaction between two species ]
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Mangerton road muckross killarney, Kerry, 04/Jul/2014
[ Very wet day swf grounded by rain ]
Michael Mullett: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (17) Ringlet (33) Small Heath (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Raven Point, Wexford, 04/Jul/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (16) Speckled Wood (4) Gatekeeper (1) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (40) Small Heath (7) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (5) , Raven, Wexford, 03/Jul/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/Jul/2014
[ RAs chasing one another over nettle patch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Common Blue (6) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (300) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (800 L) Small Skipper (12) , Drumachon, Timahoe, Kildare, 02/Jul/2014
[ with Frank Smyth. Cloudy bright and 18 - 21 degrees. Strong SW breeze. SKs male and hard to spot in wind. RA laying. P larvae in 7 batches. R very numerous and 300 indicative only. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , adjoining Killiney Bay, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
[ All RAs laying. ]
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Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (9) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (7) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 01/Jul/2014
[ RA recorded by Akke Simms. ]
Seán Geraty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (278) Ringlet (40) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , Phoenix Park, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
[ Meadow browns were counted from several tracks that cross through the hay meadow at the 15 Acres. ]
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Queen Street, Dublin, 01/Jul/2014
Anthony Pickering: Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (3) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (62) Ringlet (98) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 01/Jul/2014
james noonan: Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (22) Ringlet (45) Small Heath (25) Silver-washed Fritillary (2) , the raven, Wexford, 01/Jul/2014
[ no c blue ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (21) Ringlet (26) Small Heath (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Dark Green Fritillary (9) , Ballyteige Burrow, Wexford, 01/Jul/2014
[ No common blues ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (4) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Common Blue (14) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (31) Small Heath (17) Dark Green Fritillary (3) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
Padraig Kavanagh: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) , Curragh, Kildare, 30/Jun/2014
[ Ungrazed area of Curragh plains, conifer plantation, gorse, grassland,birdsfoot trefoil. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (10) , Royal Canal, between 13th Lock and 100 meters east, Kildare, 30/Jun/2014
[ Between 13h40 and 13h55, bright sunny spell. Lots of activity, MB's and Ringlets freely mixing. A few MB male's wings frayed badly at the rear edges. Many more MB males than females. A few other whites on the wing. Entertaining lunch time stroll. (MB and Ringlet numbers conservative estimates) ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (1) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Common Blue (20) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, 30/Jun/2014
[ ST observed flying only so identity not absolutely certain ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
[ In my garden at 3.45. RA checking out various plants before honing in on nettle patch and laying several eggs. 20 degrees and hot sun. ]
Michael Bell: Small Blue (1) Common Blue (2) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (5) , Bunduff, Sligo, 30/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 Wood Tiger. Only 1 small blue and no marsh fritillaries so they may be just about done for the year here? ]
Michael Mullett: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (20) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (23) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ballymaghroe, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (61) Ringlet (100) , Ballykillmurry, Wicklow, 30/Jun/2014
David Nash: Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (80) , Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 30/Jun/2014
[ Recorder: Liam Kane ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (7) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (200) Ringlet (60) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Jun/2014
[ exceptional numbers of MB and Ringlets for this site.1st MB sighting on the 5th and 13th for ringlet. ]
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (6) , Boharnabreena lakes, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
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Michael Mullett: Meadow Brown (1) , Arklow Rock Quarry, Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Small Blue (3) Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (11) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 29/Jun/2014
[ Also 1 Wood Tiger ]
Lynda McCann: Meadow Brown (5) , Emo Court, Laois, 29/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (50 L) , Dalkey Hill and Quarry, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
[ Weather warm but with only intermittent sunshine. One batch of P larvae with about 50 evident. RA basking on wall. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (30 L) Small White (2 L) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (11) Peacock (500 L) , Vico Rd and Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
[ RA laying on sunny bed of nettles. LW larvae on nasturtiums - 20 final instar and ten half grown. SW larvae on wild crucifers and half grown. P larvae in 5 batches and two other sites had old skins with caterpillars appearing to have pupated. Most P larvae I have ever seen in this area. ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (11) Silver-washed Fritillary (4) , Cleengort Gweebarra, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
[ SWFs observed gliding up and down road verge ]
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (9) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Common Blue (5) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , near Lough Doon, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Green Hairstreak (1) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , Lough Birroge, Donegal, 29/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (10) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 29/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Large White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (3) , Fifty meters from car park north of Courtown , Wexford, 29/Jun/2014
[ The RA was in pristine condition. The SW was seen about 200 meters along the path to the north, in a sunny clearing. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) , Field above Woodlands Park estate. , Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
[ Walk between grid ref and bridge crossing N11 (T 22569 73682) 16h30 to 17h00. The filed was full of Ringlets... too many to count. Two MB mating, warm, sunny spells. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (25) , Field above Woodlands Park estate. , Wicklow, 29/Jun/2014
[ Walk between grid ref and bridge crossing N11 (T 22569 73682) 16h30 to 17h00. The field was full of Ringlets... too many to count. Two MB mating, warm, sunny spells. ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Dublin, 29/Jun/2014
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (30) Small Heath (10) , Meekeeragh Hill, Donegal, East, 29/Jun/2014
George Mc Dermott: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Blue (50) Common Blue (180) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (220) Small Heath (100) Dark Green Fritillary (20) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Ards Forest Park Creeslough, Donegal, West, 28/Jun/2014
[ Wild Inishowen Field Trip records by Christine Cassidy & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (17) Ringlet (9) , Mangerton road muckross, Kerry, 28/Jun/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Blue (19) Meadow Brown (1) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Sheskinmore Resrve, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Today much to my surprise a male SWF appeared in my garden nectaring on B. davidii. This is the first time in over 40 years I have seen a SWF in Blackrock. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Peacock (300 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ P larvae final instar in three groups. ]
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Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Red Admiral (6) Meadow Brown (44) Ringlet (14) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Seems like a small influx of RAs in Howth area over the past few days ]
Adrian Phelan: Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (1) Grayling (3) Meadow Brown (30) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (3) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Monanaleen (near Killinaboy), Clare, 28/Jun/2014
David Nash: Red Admiral (7) Meadow Brown (8) , Oldtown, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 28/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (1) Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (6) Small Heath (6) Dark Green Fritillary (18) , Dunes near Tramore, Dunfanaghy, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
David Kennedy: Common Blue (10) Meadow Brown (12) Small Heath (9) , Murran Hill, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny, rough mountain pasture ]
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (30) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (30) , Toome, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny, by road alongside Kinny Lake and unmown meadows ]
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (80) Grayling (1) Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (30) Dark Green Fritillary (12) , Doaghmore, Fanad, Donegal, 28/Jun/2014
[ 18C sunny sheltered,5pm. More CBs than I could accurately count. ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (7) Speckled Wood (12) Meadow Brown (15) Ringlet (13) Small Heath (9) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 HBHM present ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) , St Fintans Park, Sutton, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (10) , Bunnaton, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Red Admiral (1) , Portsalon, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Red Admiral (1) , Fanad Head, Donegal, 27/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Ringlet (2) , Royal Canal, 100 meters west of Lock 13, Kildare, 27/Jun/2014
[ 18h00. Dull overcast,2 close together ]
james noonan: Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (12) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 27/Jun/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Red Admiral (6) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (8) , Coolemaine, Cork, 27/Jun/2014
[ Dull, intermittent rain. 2 Hummingbird Hawkmoths also. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (37) Ringlet (16) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 26/Jun/2014
[ RA was laying ]
David Kennedy: Common Blue (30) Meadow Brown (15) Small Heath (5) , Doaghmore, Fanad, Donegal, 25/Jun/2014
[ 18 C, turned to rain ]
Adrian Phelan: Meadow Brown (1) , Great Saltee Island, Wexford, 24/Jun/2014
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (10) , The Heath, Laois, 24/Jun/2014
[ fen area ]
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) Large Heath (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Clonroosk Little Bog, Offaly, 24/Jun/2014
[ Offaly side, high bog ]
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Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (7) Speckled Wood (2) , Clonroosk Little Bog, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ Kildare side, bog margin ]
Mark McCorry: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (8) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (11) Ringlet (18) Small Heath (25) , Lullybeg - West, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ BnM cutaway ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (2) Small Tortoiseshell (120 L) , West end Bundoran, Donegal, 24/Jun/2014
[ Cloudy but 17 degrees. SmT larvae in three groups. ]
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (5) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 24/Jun/2014
[ Quick look around at 11h30, SW in the house ]
Anthony Pickering: Dingy Skipper (1) Speckled Wood (9) Meadow Brown (8) Ringlet (13) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Bellaneirin, Castlebar, Mayo, 24/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (10) , Killarney Ind Estate, Kerry, 24/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Meadow Brown (3) Ringlet (3) , Mangerton Road Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 23/Jun/2014
[ Numerous Brown Silver-Line Moths flushed from bracken by dog ]
AJ Vosse: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (7) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 23/Jun/2014
[ Between 12h00 and 15h00 during the sunny spells, MB's very active, a few whites on the wing, one unidentified blue, maybe one ST ]
james noonan: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Small Heath (16) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Carran, the Burren, Clare, 23/Jun/2014
james noonan: Common Blue (3) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (4) Small Heath (3) , Gortahorka, Burren, Clare, 23/Jun/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (14) Ringlet (8) , Coolemaine, Cork, 23/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (16) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (17) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Temp 20.5 C ]
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 23/Jun/2014
Davey Farrar: Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Slea Head, GlannaFann, Kerry, 23/Jun/2014
[ 1 seen and photo taken ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dactan, Kilcar, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ With Nollaig Gillespie and Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Glencolmcille, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Nectaring on Brambles. Pristine. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (31) Common Blue (15) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (7) Small Heath (2) Dark Green Fritillary (15) , Glencolmcille Dunes, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Dune vegetation superb. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Blue (2) Common Blue (28) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (10) Dark Green Fritillary (2) Marsh Fritillary (12) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms.over wide area. ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (3) , nr Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 23/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (22) Meadow Brown (50) Ringlet (5) Small Heath (28) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 23/Jun/2014
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Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (1) Common Blue (12) Meadow Brown (7) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (12) , Tumduff Mor, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 23/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Meadow Brown (10) Ringlet (3) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boathole Lough Bog, Sligo, 23/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Meadow Brown (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (3) , Croagh Lough, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Cloudy 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (2) Large Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Meengilcarry, 8 km S of Ardara, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Cloudy bright and 18 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (750 L) Peacock (2000 L) , near Oily River, west of Croagh Lough, Donegal, 22/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.Large clumps of nettles in very sheltered area. 17 batches of caterpillars. Both P and SmT present. Best guess is ten were P. One of best sites in Donegal for these larvae. ]
Barry O Byrne: Common Blue (2) Meadow Brown (14) , Bull Wall Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 22/Jun/2014
[ Beautiful sunny day (1 Burnet moth) ]
Séamus Feeney: Ringlet (3) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Boleyboy, Manorhamilton, Leitrim, 22/Jun/2014
[ Small tortoiseshell c100 in two 'clutches'? about 50 each, 1st instar. Same Nettle patch. ]
AJ Vosse: Cryptic Wood White (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Clogga Cove car park, shrub margin, Wicklow, 22/Jun/2014
[ 16h05 - sunny, whites active in the vegetation along the edge of the car park ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 22/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (2) Speckled Wood (4) Meadow Brown (3) Peacock (3) , Mangerton rd Muckross, Kerry, 21/Jun/2014
Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) Small Heath (2) , Vartry Reservoir, Wicklow, 21/Jun/2014
Barry O Byrne: Small White (1) , Clontarf, Dublin, 21/Jun/2014
Ruth Allen: Common Blue (4) Meadow Brown (25) Ringlet (35) Small Heath (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Dark Green Fritillary (2) , Killinick, Wexford, 21/Jun/2014
[ Sunny and warm with a breeze. Walked late afternoon and early evening. Small Tortoiseshells were still flying and very active at 8.20p.m. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large Heath (2) , Uragh, west of Kinlough, Leitrim, 21/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Bog in good condition. ]
Mark McCorry: Cryptic Wood White (2) Brimstone (3) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (3) , Loughabarra, Laois, 21/Jun/2014
Ian Rippey: Grayling (1) , Lough Bunny, Clare, 21/Jun/2014
[ On limestone pavement south of the road at Lough Bunny. ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Ballydermot, Ballintra, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Ringlet (1) Large Heath (3) Peacock (100 L) , Shannagh, Ballintra, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Also two Narrow Bee HMs. P larvae just hatched. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (2) Small Heath (1) Large Heath (6) , Pettigo Plateau, Donegal, 20/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Near Lough Nadarragh and Lough Namnamurrive. ]
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David Nash: Common Blue (20) Meadow Brown (70) Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (4) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 20/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. 80 Burnet and 20 Cinnabar moths. ]
David Nash: Marsh Fritillary (4) , north of Kiltegan, Wicklow, 20/Jun/2014
[ On east side of road. A nice area of Molinea moorland with species like Pinguicula lusitanica. ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Cryptic Wood White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Marley, St Mullins, Carlow, 20/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Meadow Brown (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 19/Jun/2014
[ Between 13h00 and 16h15... no sign of any whites. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (2) Small White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Airfield, Dundrum, Dublin, 19/Jun/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (3) Common Blue (9) Speckled Wood (9) Meadow Brown (40) Ringlet (8) Small Heath (50) Silver-washed Fritillary (1) , Raven, Wexford, 19/Jun/2014
[ Holly Blue Larva 3 ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (5) Ringlet (2) , Irvine's Lough, near Termon, Donegal, 18/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 18/Jun/2014
[ Duration of the mid afternoon... ]
Tom Benson: Large White (2) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) , Rath Caherdaniel, Kerry, 18/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (2) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (1) Small Heath (5) , Eskragh Quarry near Tobercurry, Sligo, 18/Jun/2014
[ Also 5 Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth feeding on Common Vetch. With Declan Skehan. ]
Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (8) Meadow Brown (5) , Aghamore, Sligo, 18/Jun/2014
[ 1900-2000hrs in cooling breeze, all flushed from grass. With Declan Skehan. ]
james noonan: Green Hairstreak (7) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (6) Large Heath (21) , clara bog, Offaly, 18/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Speckled Wood (1) Large Heath (2) , Cloonacleigha Bog near Ballymote, Sligo, 17/Jun/2014
[ This bog must surely be one of the most ravaged bogs in Ireland, outside of those under BnM control. ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Speckled Wood (1) , Bahanna, St. Mullins, Carlow, 17/Jun/2014
[ Mixed Woodland. ]
Anthony Pickering: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (11) Large Heath (7) Marsh Fritillary (4) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 17/Jun/2014
[ Also Clouded Buff (1) ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Louisa Bridge Station, Kildare, 17/Jun/2014
[ Just after 16h00, warm sunshine, only a few minutes to observe before the train arrived. Saw a WB the day before in the same spot, couldn't positively identify it as such. (Are they territorial?) ]
AJ Vosse: Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) , Royal Canal, west of Fureys Pub, Kildare, 17/Jun/2014
[ Early evening, ~ 20h40, ivy cover wall in direct sunlight ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (4) Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (8) Small Heath (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aranmore Island, Donegal, 17/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge and Eamonn McGlinchey.NW half of island enveloped in sea fog. SE half sunny and 19 degrees but cool breeze. Also 4 groups of SmT larvae. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Small Blue (7) Common Blue (34) Small Heath (24) Marsh Fritillary (3) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 17/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (5) Meadow Brown (20) Ringlet (1) , Faulties, Leitrim, 17/Jun/2014
[ At Dromod exit off N4 coming from Sligo. Hundreds of Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnets here by side of road. ]
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Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Common Blue (2) , Ballagh , Wexford, 17/Jun/2014
[ 2 Red Veined Darters ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (1) Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (12) Speckled Wood (6) Meadow Brown (2) Ringlet (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 17/Jun/2014
[ Female OT. x2 Cinnabar and x1 Yellow Shell moths ]
Michael Gray: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (15) Meadow Brown (5) Ringlet (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 17/Jun/2014
[ Also 5 unidentified whites . Nearly all of the nettle rich verges in the park have been mown to the ground destroying any Peacock and first brood small tortoiseshell eggs/caterpillars in the peak of their larval season . Whoever is in charge of biodiversity in the park (and I assume in this day and age there is somebody ) is doing a seriously bad job . ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (6) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (1) Large Heath (2) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 16/Jun/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (4) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 16/Jun/2014
David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (10) , Gowlin Wood, Borris, Carlow, 16/Jun/2014
[ Recorder PADRAIG KAVANAGH. Wood Whites flying in Gowlin Wood, Borris in an area of recently felled conifer plantation. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (18) , Ballymachroe, Wicklow, 16/Jun/2014
[ Marsh Fritillary on thistles and orchids in warm sun. ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (5) , Shielstown, Wicklow, 16/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (7) Green Hairstreak (5) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (1) , within 3km south of Portnoo, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. MF near L.Birroge. DS near Still Lough. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (6) Small Heath (20) Marsh Fritillary (98) , nr Carrigart, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. site area at least one ha so numbers of MF counted in about one hour indicate several hundred present. one seen laying as also a Narrow Bee HM. Sunny and 18 degrees. MF nectaring on wide variety of wilf flowers. ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (4) , Ballyhork, west Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Wet heath. MF Nectaring on Meadow Thistle. New site on 10km sq C14 for MF. ]
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Magheradrumman,north Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. SmT worn. Corncrake calling nearby. ]
Bob Aldwell: Ringlet (1) , Shannaghdoo, north Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Speckled Wood (6) , Tamney, Fanad, Donegal, 16/Jun/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (12) Small Heath (9) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/Jun/2014
[ Also 2 HBHM near Baily. ]
Anthony Pickering: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (16) , Rinshinna, Castlebar, Mayo, East, 16/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (1) Small Copper (1) Meadow Brown (5) Small Heath (11) Marsh Fritillary (6) , Boathole Lough, Drumfin, Sligo, 16/Jun/2014
[ Also one Forester moth. ]
Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (43) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Meadow Brown (5) Small Heath (2) , Aghamore, Sligo, 15/Jun/2014
[ Whole site not covered so Small Blue number was probably higher. Also 2 Burnet Companion. With Graham Mitchell. ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (2) Small White (12) Common Blue (15) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (10) Small Heath (8) Dark Green Fritillary (1) , Ballyteigue, Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 15/Jun/2014
[ breezy mix of sun and cloud, late teens. ]
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Abbeyleix bog, Laois, 15/Jun/2014
[ At new boardwalk. Recorder: Fiona Mac Gowan . ]
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Michael Mullett: Common Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (2) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 15/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Small Blue (2) Common Blue (4) Small Heath (5) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Bunduff, Sligo, 15/Jun/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (18) Clouded Yellow (1) Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (12) Red Admiral (6) Meadow Brown (2) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 15/Jun/2014
Michael Bell: Small White (3) Small Blue (30) Small Heath (5) , Culleenamore, Sligo, 14/Jun/2014
[ Also one Wood Tiger. ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small Blue (11) Common Blue (16) Small Heath (4) Dark Green Fritillary (7) , Brittas Bay North, Wicklow, 14/Jun/2014
[ Dark green fritillary on red valerian. ]
Mark McCorry: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyroan, Laois, 14/Jun/2014
[ Recorder: Orla McCorry. visiting garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 L) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (10) Small Tortoiseshell (20 L) , Doagh Isle, Inishowen, Donegal, 14/Jun/2014
[ With participants to 2014 Donegal Butterfly Field day. Weather cloudy and 16 degrees. SmT larvae final instar. Based on amount of eating on nettles many already have pupated. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (35) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (3) Small Heath (40) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 14/Jun/2014
[ Very warm, calm and sunny.Numbers low, scattered over a very large area. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (8) Meadow Brown (4) , The Gearagh, Cork, Mid, 14/Jun/2014
[ warm but mostly dull ]
Padraig Kavanagh: Meadow Brown (1) , Marley, St Mullins, Carlow, 14/Jun/2014
[ Disused railway embankment. ]
Séamus Feeney: Small Blue (11) Common Blue (2) Small Heath (4) , Aghamore, Sligo, 14/Jun/2014
Anthony Pickering: Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (2) Large Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Bellanierin, Castlebar, Mayo, West, 14/Jun/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Rush, North Beach, Dublin, 14/Jun/2014
[ Dune vegetation at the top of the beach. Both CB males, SW further up the road toward R126. Between 13h20 and 13h30. More whites on the wing, one may have been LW ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (8) Speckled Wood (10) Meadow Brown (12) Ringlet (9) , Coolemaine, Cork, 13/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (1) , Macaire ui Cuilin, Rosguill, Donegal, 13/Jun/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. On large area of KV on east facing slope. 17 degrees and sunny at 6 pm after wet day. ]
Mark McCorry: Small Copper (1) , Ballyroan, Laois, 13/Jun/2014
[ recorder Hannah McCorry. first SC. Recognised it from DNFC chart! ]
Frank Smyth: Common Blue (150) Small Heath (50) Marsh Fritillary (78) , Dollymount, Dublin, 13/Jun/2014
[ Still a few MF around,mostly females with laying fairly widespread. ]
David Nash: Small White (6) Small Copper (1) , Powerscourt, Wicklow, 13/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. x1 Chimney Sweeper. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (12) Wall Brown (1) , Hills over Sandyford, Dublin, 12/Jun/2014
[ For the last 3 years I have only seen one wall brown all year on this site . It used to be more plentiful here . ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Common Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (7) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (7) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 12/Jun/2014
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Angus Tyner: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (3) Red Admiral (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 12/Jun/2014
[ Meadow Brown while cutting hay. Plenty migrant moths so Red Admiral could be part of the influx. First fresh Small Tortoiseshell on the 9th. ]
Bob Aldwell: Meadow Brown (1) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Rossnowlagh Lower, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather cloudy and 16 degrees. CWW at rest on vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (6) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (2) , Murvagh, Donegal, 12/Jun/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. 5.30 -6.00 pm. 21 degrees and hazy sun. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (17) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (34) Meadow Brown (6) Painted Lady (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 12/Jun/2014
[ very warm and sunny ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (4) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 12/Jun/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (1) Peacock (2) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 12/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small Blue (4) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (15) , Ards Forest Park, near Creeslugh, Donegal, West, 11/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Small Heath (4) Marsh Fritillary (21) , Bunduff Marsh, Sligo, 11/Jun/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Common Blue (7) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (3) Ringlet (2) Small Heath (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Blue (3) Small Heath (1) , near Kiltoorish old chapel, Donegal, 10/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Mark McCorry: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) , Cloncreen BnM bog, Offaly, 10/Jun/2014
[ Gravel Pit ]
Anthony Pickering: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Small Blue (120) Common Blue (31) Small Heath (11) , Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Galway, West, 10/Jun/2014
[ Observations over a large area of coastal land ]
Anthony Pickering: Common Blue (23) Small Heath (3) , Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Galway, West, 09/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (1) , Meentashesk, Glencolumbkille, Donegal, 09/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Eleanor Hort. Nectaring in her garden. ]
Adrian Phelan: Small White (6) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Kinsealy, Dublin, 09/Jun/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (1) , Coastal Path behind Portnoo Pier, Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Strong wind. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) Speckled Wood (1) , near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 08/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Common Blue (35) Small Heath (3) Marsh Fritillary (15) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 08/Jun/2014
[ Meeting of Dublin Naturalists'Field Club. Mainly cloudy with S wind force 6. Intermittent showers and brief sunny breaks. Butterflies on ground or perching on vegetation. ]
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Ruth Allen: Large White (12) Small White (4) Common Blue (20) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (1) , Killinick, Wexford, 08/Jun/2014
[ Sheltered and sunny in lane ]
Ruth Allen: Large White (5) Common Blue (50) Small Heath (40) , Ballyteigue Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 07/Jun/2014
[ Cool breeze, easterly, sunny on sheltered side of dunes ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (14) , Coolemaine, Cork, 07/Jun/2014
[ dull ]
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (5) Wood White (either) (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) Peacock (3) , Eskragh Quarry near Tobercurry, Sligo, 07/Jun/2014
[ A good number of Burnet Companion present (20+). Flower rich site. Also unidentified 'blue'. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (4) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 07/Jun/2014
[ Between 13hoo and 17h00, warm sunshine after the midday shower. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) , Tory Island, Donegal, 07/Jun/2014
[ Inishowen Wildlife Club. Recorder Paddy McCrossan. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (6) Small Tortoiseshell (50 L) , Between Booterstown and Blackrock, Dublin, 07/Jun/2014
[ Along coastal walk. Unfortunately area has recently been severely strimmed. sunny and 18 degrees with strong S wind. One SW laying on wild crucifers. SmT in three barches. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , adjoining Blackrock Park, Dublin, 07/Jun/2014
[ RA flying wildly before landing to nectar on Elder blossom. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 07/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. ]
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 07/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (10) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Monksland, Roscommon, 07/Jun/2014
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (3) Small Blue (8) Common Blue (32) Small Heath (9) Painted Lady (1) , Brittany Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 07/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (1) Speckled Wood (7) , Beltra C of I lane, Sligo, 06/Jun/2014
Séamus Feeney: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (1) , Unnamed lane, Rusheen/Kinkillew near Riverstown, Sligo, 05/Jun/2014
Barry O Byrne: Wall Brown (1) , Skryne Co Meath, Meath, 05/Jun/2014
[ At Royal Tara Golf club ]
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (2) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (28) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 05/Jun/2014
[ Sunny,windy,10+ unidentified whites. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (2) Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (28) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 05/Jun/2014
[ Sunny,windy,10+ unidentified whites. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (1) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Meadow Brown (1) Small Heath (1) , Mweeing, Waterford, 05/Jun/2014
Michael Gray: Wood White (either) (6) Small White (1) Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (6) Speckled Wood (3) , Boharnabreena lakes, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ This site straddles 2 10 km squares . O 02 and O 12 . This is the O2 area. A butterfly rich area through the season I intend to visit frequently this year. The wood whites were all in one small area with an abundance of meadow vetchling and also some birds foot trefoil . It has been planted with young trees which if they grow will spell trouble for this. butterfly on this site in the future. ]
Michael Gray: Wood White (either) (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (2) , Boharnabreena Lakes , Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ The Peacocks were extremely tattered and worn as is to be expected by early June . ]
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Bob Aldwell: Small Blue (34) Common Blue (2) , Tramore, Rosbeg, Donegal, 05/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. Plentiful Kidney Vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , in garden, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
[ HB on female holly. ]
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Moyarwood Bog, Galway, East, 05/Jun/2014
[ recorded in Molinia/Myrica flush on raised bog ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (2) Small Heath (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 05/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (9) Common Blue (1) Small Heath (6) Marsh Fritillary (6) , Sheskinmore, Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (13) Wall Brown (2) Peacock (1) , Between Portnoo and Rosbeg, Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 04/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (15) Large White (1) Small White (1) Green-veined White (43) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (2) , Glenmacannive, near Glenties, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorders Richard and Margaret McCafferty. OTs all females. GVWs numerous. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (12) Small Blue (1) Wall Brown (1) , near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (3) , Eden area, Rosbeg, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
[ Recorder Maurice Simms. ]
Ian McCambridge: Dingy Skipper (2) Small White (1) Small Heath (3) , Murvagh, Donegal Bay, Donegal, 03/Jun/2014
Ian McCambridge: Small Heath (4) , St John's Point, near Dunkineely, Donegal, West, 02/Jun/2014
Dave McKay: Cryptic Wood White (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) , R446 Athlone, Roscommon, 02/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Cloudy bright and about 16 degrees. CWW large and pristine - probably newly emerged female. SmT larvae final instar - very few in view of large number of nettles. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (20 L) Small Tortoiseshell (150 L) , Vico Rd, Dalkey, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Two lots of SmT larvae - one lot 2nd instar, other lot final instar. LW larvae 2nd instar on Nasturtiums. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Blue (2) Small Heath (9) Marsh Fritillary (16) , Kildoney, Donegal, 02/Jun/2014
[ No sun but dull and warm ]
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (7) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 02/Jun/2014
Michael Gray: Common Blue (5) Marsh Fritillary (35) , Bull Island, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Overcast day .So I missed all the recent spectacle. All butterflies at rest . Several mating pairs of Marsh f. even so . ]
David Nash: Clouded Yellow (1) Green-veined White (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 02/Jun/2014
[ Clouded Yellow crossed garden heading north. 20 minutes later a CY crossed in opposite direction pursued by bird - outcome not observed. ]
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John Fogarty: Dingy Skipper (5) Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 02/Jun/2014
[ Good numbers of MFs too many to count accurately, best count of Dingy Skipper ever by me. 7 NBBHs as well new to me ! ]
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club: Large White (5) Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (10) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (6) Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) Peacock (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 01/Jun/2014
Adrian Phelan: Common Blue (50) Small Heath (10) Marsh Fritillary (150) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 31/May/2014
[ Cloudy with sunny spells ]
Michael Bell: Dingy Skipper (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Heath (1) , Kesh Caves, Sligo, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green Hairstreak (7) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) , Creevy, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (3) Small Blue (3) , Dromore, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (3) Cryptic Wood White (3) , Murvagh dunes, Donegal, 31/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (11) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Heath (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 31/May/2014
David Dillon: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Ireland's Eye, Dublin, 31/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Ballygrissane, Cork, Mid, 31/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Heath (24) , Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Donegal, 31/May/2014
[ Visit by Inishowen Wildlife Club. Recorders Anne and Jim Toland. ]
Barry O Byrne: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Clontarf, Dublin, 31/May/2014
[ Back garden Clontarf ]
Séamus Feeney: Dingy Skipper (11) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Derinch Island, Ballysadare Bay., Sligo, 31/May/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Large White (3) Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (30) Wall Brown (3) Small Heath (50) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 31/May/2014
[ SH and CB very abundant but restricted to sheltered areas due to strong NE wind, sunny. LW only in small marsh area. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (1) Small Heath (1) , Hornhead., Donegal, 31/May/2014
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (8) Small White (5) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 31/May/2014
james noonan: Common Blue (30) Small Heath (2) Marsh Fritillary (26) , Bull island, Dublin, 31/May/2014
james noonan: Small Blue (20) Common Blue (10) , Sutton Burrow, Dublin, 31/May/2014
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Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross, Kerry, 30/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ In my garden.Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Red Admiral (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (8) Green-veined White (9) Speckled Wood (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 30/May/2014
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Common Blue (2) , Merrion Road, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Waste ground I. One silver-Y. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Cryptic Wood White (8) Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Common Blue (20) Speckled Wood (5) , Merrion Road, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Waste ground II ]
David Nash: Common Blue (70) Meadow Brown (1) Marsh Fritillary (600) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 30/May/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) Speckled Wood (2) , Marblehill, Galway, South-east, 29/May/2014
[ Orange-tip egg on C. pratensis ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Small Blue (2) Small Heath (1) Marsh Fritillary (2) , Ards Forest Park, near Creeslough, Donegal, West, 29/May/2014
Ruth Allen: Large White (7) Common Blue (200) Small Heath (20) Marsh Fritillary (200) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 28/May/2014
[ Warm sunshine 17 degrees abundant Marsh Fritillary and Common Blue everywhere you looked, every moment, hundreds. We travelled from Rosslare just for the Marsh Fritillary, based on Tom Cooney's postings. Many thanks Tom. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (8) Common Blue (7) Speckled Wood (25) Wall Brown (2) , Coolemaine, Cork, 28/May/2014
[ 20+ unidentified whites on the wing,warm and continuous sun,WBs on CBFT. ]
Dave McKay: Dingy Skipper (1) , Flancare, Westmeath, 28/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, 28/May/2014
Mark McCorry: Green Hairstreak (1) Small Copper (1) , Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 28/May/2014
[ sunny ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cloghalahard, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Ardnadoman West, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Cloonoo East (Yellow Bog), Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
[ Orange-tip female, oviposition on C. pratensis observed ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (5) Orange Tip (2) , Carrow Bog, Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
[ Cryptic Wood White mating behaviour observed (antennal waving); also Orange-tip egg on C. pratensis. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) , Francis Gap (Slieve Aughty), Galway, South-east, 28/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (39) Common Blue (4) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 28/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Dingy Skipper (16) Green Hairstreak (5) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (8) , Bonnyglen Wood, Clooney, nr Portnoo, Donegal, 28/May/2014
[ Recorders Richard and Margaret McCafferty. Good DS site. Surprising to see so many Peacocks at end of May. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (7) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 28/May/2014
[ Sunny and about 19 degrees. During 20 minutes from about 11.30. HBs around tall hollies. Mostly rather sedentary with occasional movement over short distances probably females laying. ]
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Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (16) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Blue (14) Speckled Wood (1) Small Heath (8) Peacock (4) Marsh Fritillary (28) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 28/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Small Copper (2) Small Heath (8) , The Causeway,Carrigart., Donegal, 28/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (1) , Woodquarter,Cranford., Donegal, 28/May/2014
Michael Gray: Small White (2) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Brimstone (3) Large White (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Small Blue (5) Common Blue (2) , Raghera Beg Shannonbridge, Roscommon, 27/May/2014
[ I walked the length of the road, sunny ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Blue (7) , Knockglass, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 27/May/2014
[ old quarry ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (3) , Nutley Lane, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Large White (2) Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Wall Brown (5) , Irishtown, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (1) Small Blue (12) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (3) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 27/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (4) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (12) Wall Brown (2) Marsh Fritillary (5) , Boleynass North, Wicklow, 27/May/2014
[ Warm and sunny.many other whites not identified. ]
John Fogarty: Cryptic Wood White (5) Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (6) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, 27/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (11) Wall Brown (5) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 27/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green Hairstreak (1) , Polleeny (Lough Inch), Galway, West, 27/May/2014
Tom Cooney: Large White (20) Common Blue (10) Marsh Fritillary (200) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 27/May/2014
[ Marsh Fritillaries abundant and present in all habitats on northern end of the island (Alder Marsh, marram dunes and even feeding on Armeria on northern salt-marsh). 200 is very conservative estimate. Likely to be x2 or x3 this figure present. ]
james noonan: Common Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Assumpta Pk, Shankill shankill, Dublin, 27/May/2014
AJ Vosse: Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Louisa Bridge Station, Kildare, 27/May/2014
[ West bound platform, between 17h45 and 17h50. 2 whites on the wing as well ]
Dave McKay: Small Copper (1) , Flancare, Westmeath, 27/May/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Woodenbridge , Wicklow, 26/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Orange Tip (1) , Frenchpark, Galway, South-east, 26/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (8) , Rock Big Arklow, Wicklow, 25/May/2014
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Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 25/May/2014
Pat Lenihan: Cryptic Wood White (8) Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Russelstown, Nr. Blessington, Wicklow, 25/May/2014
[ 100 metres from the car park along the lakeshore ]
AJ Vosse: Large White (1) Small White (4) Orange Tip (1) , North County Cricket Club, Dublin, 25/May/2014
[ Between 15h30 and 16h30, Warm, clear blue skies overhead for an hour or so.It couldn't have been 10 minutes after the sun made it's appearance that the first butterfly was seen. More whites on the wing. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 24/May/2014
[ Around 15h30, brief warm, almost sunny spell ]
Anthony Pickering: Wood White (either) (1) , Breandrim, Mayo, East, 24/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Caherdaniel National Historic Park, Kerry, South, 24/May/2014
[ One on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (4) Common Blue (3) Speckled Wood (18) Wall Brown (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 23/May/2014
Séamus Feeney: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Peacock (1) , Garrow, Curlew Mts., Roscommon, 22/May/2014
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (100) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 22/May/2014
[ an attempt at counting proved useless so 100 adults is a bare minimum estimate. ]
Niamh Lennon: Green Hairstreak (1) , Glengowla Mine, near the bridge on the old Clifden Railway Line., Galway, West, 22/May/2014
[ We visited the Glengowla Mines. The old Clifden Railway passes through the grounds where there is a Nature walk. Weather was dry and mild around 3pm when I saw the Butterfly resting on an emerging stem of Bracken close to a Willowherb. ]
Ruth Allen: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (11) Green-veined White (2) Small Copper (6) Common Blue (50) Wall Brown (1) , BallyTeigue Burrow, Wexford, 21/May/2014
[ Sunny windless afternoon, temp 17c - 18c - meadows behind sand dunes. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (50) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/May/2014
[ with Ian McCambridge. 14 degrees with sunny periods. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Letterkillew Bridge, near Commeen, Donegal, 21/May/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge. 16 degrees and cloudy bright. Lots of Bilberry. ]
David Nash: Small White (4) Marsh Fritillary (40) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 21/May/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. ]
Michael Bell: Cryptic Wood White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (2) Small Blue (10) , Monksland, Roscommon, 21/May/2014
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Orange Tip (1) , kiltormer, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ graveyard carpark ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (10) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Woodfield killimer, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ Bog path. hazy sunshine. 5 of the green hairstreaks were on the one patch of birds foot trefoil. Never saw so many before ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , kilquain Killimor, Galway, East, 21/May/2014
[ bog road ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 20/May/2014
David Nash: Orange Tip (4) Peacock (2) , Lucan, Dublin, 20/May/2014
[ Recorder Liam Kane. Beside River Liffey. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) , Ballynally, Moville , Donegal, 20/May/2014
[ With Ian McCambridge and Con O'Donnell. 15 degrees and very humid. Habitat blanket bog and surrounds. ]
Anne Mullen: Pearl-bordered Fritillary (3) , Ballybornagh, Clare, 20/May/2014
Anne Mullen: Pearl-bordered Fritillary (1) , Fahee North, Clare, 20/May/2014
Niamh Lennon: Wall Brown (4) , Inishbofin Island, Galway, West, 20/May/2014
[ 10am approx. I see a Wallbrown B'fly flying around on this sunny morning. Some time later I saw about 3 other individuals in the same area. No others seen on the following 2 days,which were not sunny. ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 19/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (5) Orange Tip (2 O) Small Blue (4) Marsh Fritillary (26 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 19/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Cloudy but dry and 14 degrees. Only reliable site for CWW that I know in north Donegal. Also 6 MF pupae. 4 suspended from vegetation and 2 flat on upper surface of DBS leaves. One Narrow Bee H M seen laying. ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) , Ardnadoman West, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ Orange-tip: two males, female, also egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (3) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (2 P) , Ballydoogan Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ pupa and pre-pupa (images available) ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2) , Heathlawn Bog, Galway, South-east, 17/May/2014
[ Orange-tip males ]
Mark McCorry: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Granstown Woods NNR, Laois, 17/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (2) Marsh Fritillary (52) , Dollymount, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ FIRST REPORT OF ADULT MARSH FRITILLARY. Warm, Sunny but breezy. Hard to see the MF adults. Also saw 3 larvae. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ Butterfly busy ovipositing on a MALE Holly bush. The first time I have confirmed such behaviour. Eggs placed lowdown on buds of unopened or partially opened flowers. In one instance two eggs were virtually touching. ]
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (11) Green-veined White (23) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (16) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 17/May/2014
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small White (5) Green-veined White (5) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Riverside hotel/ Slaney river walk, Wexford, 17/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Green Hairstreak (11) Green-veined White (1) , Brockagh, Wicklow, 17/May/2014
[ Sunny but windy green hairstreaks basking on bilberry. ]
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (1) Cryptic Wood White (10) Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) , grand canal Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/May/2014
[ I travelled all this path beside the canal, being a windy day the butterflies were mostly in the treelined part . warm and sunny ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (3) Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) , Meelick Eyrecourt, Galway, East, 17/May/2014
[ sunny but windy ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Rd Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/May/2014
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AJ Vosse: Small White (5) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Marley Park, near the cricket pitch, Dublin, 17/May/2014
[ Between 13h10 and 13h30. Warm sunshine in quite a sheltered corner at the grid ref. Small marshy area not mowed,at least 2 GVW and 2 SW depositing eggs close to ground level. One ST very tattered. Other unidentified whites and one brown on the wing. ]
Tom Benson: Green Hairstreak (7) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Mangerton Road, Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 16/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ LW seen nectaring on Purple Bowles Wallflower. ]
Robbie Hudson: Common Blue (50) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Raven,, Wexford, 16/May/2014
Ruth Allen: Clouded Yellow (1) Small White (6) Common Blue (10) , Kilmore Quay, Wexford, 16/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 16/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) , Hollyfort, Wexford, 16/May/2014
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (30) Small White (3) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (7) Small Copper (2) Small Blue (7) Common Blue (175) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (9) Peacock (3) , The Raven nature reserve, Wexford, 16/May/2014
[ I spent the entire day wandering around various different habitats on the Raven .Sunny and largely still. Lot's of unidentified whites , probably green veined whites . ]
David Nash: Green Hairstreak (3) Cryptic Wood White (2) , Girley Bog, Meath, 16/May/2014
[ Recorder Eamonn O'Donnell ]
Frank Smyth: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (5) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Wall Brown (11) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 16/May/2014
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) , Tumduff Mor, Lough Boora Parklands, , Offaly, 16/May/2014
Brian Danaher: Small White (20) Green-veined White (20) Orange Tip (25) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (10) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 16/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Dingy Skipper (1) Green Hairstreak (2) Marsh Fritillary (6 L) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 16/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Camoge Bog, Galway, East, 16/May/2014
[ on Cardamine pratensis ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (1000 L) , NW of Carrickart, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Many hundreds of final instar MF caterpillars.Figure of 1000 only indicative as they could be seen spread out over a wide area. No signs of pupae or adults. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Duntally Wood, Creeslough, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather 17 degrees but very windy. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) Peacock (1) , Green Lane, near Glen, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. breezy and 16 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , east of Drumnaraw, Creeslough, Donegal, 16/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Many Hollies in area. Sunny and 17 degrees but very windy. HB battling low down against the wind! ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) , West End Bundoran, Donegal, 15/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Tonranny Mountain, Clare, 15/May/2014
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Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Doire Locháin Thoir, Galway, West, 15/May/2014
[ Male ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Bantrach, Galway, West, 15/May/2014
[ egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (17) Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (2) , Turraun, Lough Boora Parklands, Offaly, 15/May/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) , Raphoe, Donegal, East, 15/May/2014
[ Bilateral gynandromorph Green-veined White - left hand side female, rhs male - photographed by STUART DUNLOP. A very rare sighting. See Stuart's blog at donegal-wildlfe.blogspot.ie. ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , UCD, Belfield, Dublin, 15/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (1) , davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 15/May/2014
Michael Gray: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (3) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (6) , Foot of Mount Leinster, Wexford, 15/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Dun Laoghaire Peoples Park, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Dun Laoghaire Peoples Park, Dublin, 15/May/2014
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 15/May/2014
[ on roadside warm and sunny. lots of other whites too lively for me ]
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Ballyhoolahan, Galway, East, 15/May/2014
[ got the wood white in the net ]
David Mcilveen: Small White (1) Green-veined White (36) Orange Tip (14) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Inch Nature Reserve., Donegal, 15/May/2014
Joe Devlin: Green Hairstreak (5) , Slieve Foye Woods, Louth, 15/May/2014
[ First time I have recorded this species at this site. ]
Maurice Simms: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Rd. Portnoo, Donegal, 15/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Doon Rd. Portnoo, Donegal, 15/May/2014
[ Recorded by Alison Simms. ]
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 15/May/2014
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) , Glencoum Hill, Kilkenny, 15/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (35) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 14/May/2014
james noonan: Small Blue (5) Common Blue (7) Meadow Brown (2) Painted Lady (2) , Sutton Burrows, Dublin, 14/May/2014
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Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Marshalstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 14/May/2014
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (3 P) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 14/May/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) , Cummer Bog, Tipperary, North, 14/May/2014
[ Orange-tip egg on Cardamine pratensis ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (4) Small Blue (3) Wall Brown (4) , St John's Point, Donegal, 14/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Hour long sunny period with 15 degrees with SW breeze. Sheltered warm limestone pavement site. Strong SB population in main season. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (4) Large White (2) Green-veined White (24) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Dromore, Ballintra, Donegal, 13/May/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. CWW included Mated pair. 13 degrees with sunny periods and breezy. ]
Bob Aldwell: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (6) Small Copper (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 13/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. breezy and 12 degrees. HB nectaring on vetch. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , West End Bundoran, Donegal, East, 13/May/2014
[ Sunny but very windy. ]
Kenneth Bond: Painted Lady (1) , Templebreedy, Crosshaven, Cork, Mid, 13/May/2014
[ Record supplied by Dara Fitzpatrick ]
John Cullen: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (13) Small Copper (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 13/May/2014
[ 16 degrees ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Davidstown , Enniscorthy, Wexford, 13/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (19) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 13/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (4) , Butterfly Gdn. Letterkenny., Donegal, 13/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 13/May/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 12/May/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 12/May/2014
[ Flying around ivy-covered wall. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (10) Common Blue (1) Marsh Fritillary (130 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 12/May/2014
[ Still a few MF larva around but weather permitting some adults should be out in a week or so. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (2) , Glentornan, Dunlewy, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (5) Holly Blue (1) , Dunlewy, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. Along Devlin River. ]
David Mcilveen: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 11/May/2014
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (4) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 11/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Alongside road verge. 13 degrees and breezy.HBs flying low. ]
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Pat Lenihan: Wood White (either) (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Marsh Fritillary (2 P) , Kilgerrill Esker, Galway, East, 11/May/2014
[ The grid reference was within 200 metres of the sightings ]
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 11/May/2014
Katharine Duff: Marsh Fritillary (1 P) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 10/May/2014
[ One pupa and exuviae observed on top of partially eaten Devil-s-bit Scabious leaf. ]
Ethna Diver: Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 10/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. About 12 degrees C. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 10/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (18) Peacock (2) , Rossinver, Leitrim, 10/May/2014
[ With Ethna Diver. Weather broken with 14 degrees. brief sunny period. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 09/May/2014
Michael Bell: Green Hairstreak (3) , Cloonacleigha, Sligo, 09/May/2014
Ethna Diver: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (4) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (10) Small Copper (1) Peacock (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 09/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyloughan, Bruckless, Donegal, 09/May/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Tom Moore: Small Heath (1) , Churchtown, Wexford, 09/May/2014
Tom Moore: Red Admiral (3) , Carrigbyrne, Wexford, 09/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Lough Alaan Stranorlar, Donegal, 09/May/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (12) Red Admiral (1) Wall Brown (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 09/May/2014
[ Sunny, Strong Gale. WBs mostly paired up; 2 pairs mating. ]
Ruth Allen: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (3) , South Slob Wexford, Wexford, 08/May/2014
[ quite breezy but sunny in places, sheltered path ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) , Glashaboy South, Cork, East, 08/May/2014
Michael Mullett: Common Blue (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 07/May/2014
[ Seen during a short sunny spell ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Beach Arklow, Wicklow, 07/May/2014
[ In very good condition, bright but windy. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small White (6) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (6) Wall Brown (1) , Irishtown, Dublin, 06/May/2014
Mark McCorry: Holly Blue (1) , Abbeyleix, Laois, 06/May/2014
[ Recorded by Helen Moore - amended. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 06/May/2014
[ Weather cloudy bright with occasional hazy sun and 15 degrees. Holly Bushes in full bloom. 4 HBs flying around SE side of sheltered male Holly Bush. ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Aghaveagh, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 06/May/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Green-veined White (25) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 06/May/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) , Devlinreagh, Donegal, 05/May/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) , Devlinreagh, Donegal, 05/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (100 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 04/May/2014
[ At least 100 first instar SmT larvae in a single web. ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 04/May/2014
[ In garden. Brief spell of hazy sunshine. Temp 15 degrees and very mild. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1 O) , Ballygriffin, Cork, East, 03/May/2014
[ on Cardamine pratensis ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , National Botanic Gardens, Dublin, 03/May/2014
David Mcilveen: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (11) Peacock (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 03/May/2014
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) , Coral Beach Carraroe, Galway, West, 03/May/2014
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 03/May/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (18) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (4) , Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 02/May/2014
[ No sun but dull and warm ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (69 L) , Kildoney south, Donegal, 02/May/2014
[ All final instar.Well scattered. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Cork City (Distillery Fields), Cork, Mid, 01/May/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (9) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Irishtown Nature Park, Dublin, 30/Apr/2014
[ Weather hazy sun with approaching front - 14 degrees and breezy so butterflies basking and numbers low for site. ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , along R. Dodder nr Londonbridge Rd, Dublin, 30/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Killester Dart Station, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) , Temple Park Ave, Blackrock, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Lorcán A Scott: Brimstone (2) Small White (8) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Gattabaun, Kilkenny, 29/Apr/2014
[ Gattabaun cSAC. Limestone Uplands. My 1st Brimstone Kilkenny Records. ]
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Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Joe Duane: Green Hairstreak (2) Brimstone (4) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (2) , derrymullen bog, Galway, East, 29/Apr/2014
[ sunny and warm ,v little wind ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Donnybrook, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (6) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (2) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 29/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (11) Speckled Wood (18) Peacock (17) , Clara Wood, Wicklow, 29/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (7) Peacock (3) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 29/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 29/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Welchtown, near Ballybofey, Donegal, West, 29/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Holly Blue (2) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin, Dublin, 29/Apr/2014
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) , Clearagh,near Poulnagrid., Cork, Mid, 28/Apr/2014
[ Green Hairstreak not seen at this location before. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (4) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (6) , Rahara beg, Roscommon, 28/Apr/2014
[ sunny. missed some whites ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Patgterson's Bridge, Cork, East, 28/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (4) , Coom, Cork, East, 28/Apr/2014
[ 3 males, one female ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Coom, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (4) , Coom, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (2) , Tooreen, Cork, East, 27/Apr/2014
[ males ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (20) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Carrick Hill, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (13) Large White (1) Green-veined White (25) Orange Tip (8) Peacock (10) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (4) , Stranaglough Glenties,, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
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Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 27/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (12) Holly Blue (26) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, 27/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (3) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (8) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (12) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 27/Apr/2014
[ a lot more holly blues than previous years.About 12 out of 20 overwintering STs made it through to freedom.Spiders and cats account for mortality rate. ]
George Mc Dermott: Green Hairstreak (4) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Foffnagh, Kinnagoe, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (15) Orange Tip (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Meekeeragh Hill, Donegal, East, 27/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small White (5) Orange Tip (3) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , South Slob Wexford Harbour, Wexford, 27/Apr/2014
[ Blue skies and sunny but windy, walked along the sheltered inner path near old pump house ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Royal Canal, 100 meters either side of Lock 15, near Kilcock, Kildare, 27/Apr/2014
[ Between 16h40 and 17h10, warm, sunny north towpath, a few more unidentified reds and whites on the wing ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 27/Apr/2014
[ Between 14h20 and 14h35, quick look around ]
Eoghan Callery: Orange Tip (1) , Parkland by Rostellan Woods, Cork, East, 26/Apr/2014
[ Male Orange Tip flying in parkland along woodland verge and coming to rest on the seed head of a dandelion ]
Barry O Byrne: Large White (1) Holly Blue (3) , Back garden Clontarf Dublin , Dublin, 26/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Large White (1) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 26/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (47 L) , Doire Bhuille Littleton, Tipperary, South, 26/Apr/2014
[ After finding 3 on my own site I visited here this evening .good numbers in a casual walkabout . ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (6) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (20) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Aught, Donegal, East, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Killult, Falcarragh, Donegal, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Sandy Alcorn. In the garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Small White (2) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 26/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Sunny periods with cold wind. Temp 12-14 degrees ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Merrion Square, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Along edge of south side of park. hazy sun so probably minimum numbers seen ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (8) , St Stephens Green, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Mostly along western edge of park in 15 min period. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , College Park, TCD, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ HB around two small hollies nr Physiology Building ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Tobernea, Seapoint, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
[ Around large Holly Bush ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (12) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Sladran Buncrana, Donegal, East, 25/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
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Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) , Killmagig Wood, Wicklow, 25/Apr/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Stillorgan, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
David Cooke: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Dean's Grange., Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (4) , Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Donegal, 25/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small White (15) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (8) , Pumphouse, South Slob, Wexford, Wexford, 25/Apr/2014
[ Sunny, sheltered forestry road ]
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (2) , Duntally Wood, Creeslough, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2014
[ No Holly Blues seen due to cold north east wind ]
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) , Peoples Garden, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 25/Apr/2014
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (8) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (6) , Turvey Parklands, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ Luke Geraty observer also. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 24/Apr/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (20) , Howth Demesne, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Inch, Wexford, 24/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Killenagh Rd, Wexford, 24/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Marsh Fritillary (3 L) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 24/Apr/2014
Lorcán A Scott: Small White (4) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Garryricken NNR, Kilkenny, 24/Apr/2014
[ Garryricken NNR Upper Wood ]
Brian Danaher: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (3) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Large White (2) Small White (10) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (4) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Dactan/Roelough, Kilcar, Donegal, 24/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny Gillespie. RAs at least two. ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Burrow Beach Sutton, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (15) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ at 12noon. Sunshine soon gave way to rolling sea fog. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackock, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (3) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 24/Apr/2014
[ at 4.30 in bright sun. HBs flying around tops of tall hollies on Eastern edge of park. ]
Brian Danaher: Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Rathmichael wood, Shankill., Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 23/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (14) , Oldtown, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 23/Apr/2014
[ Sunny periods with showers. M.F. larvae counted in small area only as they were mostly single with many travelling across paths etc. I had to be extremely careful in the area. ]
George Mc Dermott: Large White (1) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (1) , Swan Park,Buncrana, Donegal, East, 23/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (5) , assumta pk, Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (4) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 23/Apr/2014
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Town Council Nursery, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (7) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Rockstown Harbour, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Dunree Fort, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Danny & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 22/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 22/Apr/2014
Brian Danaher: Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Fanore, Clare, 21/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (3) Speckled Wood (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 21/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Helen Cloney. ]
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Richard McCafferty: Peacock (2) , Lough Kip, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ 18C ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (35) Orange Tip (12) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ 18C ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (7) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , Woodquarter,Cranford., Donegal, 21/Apr/2014
[ All recorded between 3.45pm-5.00pm in sunny sheltered locations.HB recorded at 4.00pm.All OT were male,though as usual,several unidentified Whites were also seen. ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , nr Drumraney, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (8) Speckled Wood (6) , nr Mount Temple, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
David Nash: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Carn Park, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
[ 1 female OT ]
David Nash: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) , Ories, Athlone, Westmeath, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (2) , Big Rock Arklow, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , River Walk Arklow, Wicklow, 21/Apr/2014
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (28) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
[ Extensive 2 hour survey of the whole park . Sunny but blustery . 3 other unidentified whites seen . Former wild part , a stronghold for both green veined whites and meadow browns in the park turned into a hilly lawn !! ]
Ruth Allen: Small White (1) Orange Tip (12) Speckled Wood (8) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cappamore, Limerick, 21/Apr/2014
[ Sunny day, 16c, slight breeze, rural green road. Orange Tips flying and not settling ]
Alma Conway: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sandyford, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
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Clare Haire: Peacock (1) , Maghera Caves, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
[ Peacock warming itself on warm stones at the caves. ]
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St John's Point, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (25) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Combermore, Lifford , Donegal, 21/Apr/2014
[ Hazy sunshine 15C. ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dunfierth area, near Johnstown Bridge, Kildare, 21/Apr/2014
[ Between 13h15 and 13h45, lots of activity on the bog track. More on the wing but only recorded positive ID's ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 21/Apr/2014
[ Between 11h00 & 12h00, warm intermittent sunshine. A few white on the wing as well ]
AJ Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (2) , Old Bog Road, Royal Canal, Meath, 21/Apr/2014
[ 16h00 to 17h00 - Numerous whites seen across the canal, mid afternoon warm sunshine. One ST of P seen on the wing ]
Seán Geraty: Holly Blue (1) , Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin, 20/Apr/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
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Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Lackagh, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Lackagh, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Peacock (2) , Glenree, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Mangerton Road Muckross, Kerry, 20/Apr/2014
[ Commonage severely damaged by gorsefire ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Green-veined White (16) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
[ Hazy Sunshine 15C. ]
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Town Council Nursery, Donegal, East, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Tullard Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Stranaglogh Glenties,, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (1) , Cleengort, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Innisheer, Aran Islans, Galway, West, 20/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Orange Tip (2) , Kilnafrehan mountain, Waterford, 20/Apr/2014
[ Orange tip butterflies on coniferous forest ride. ]
John Fraher: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (8) Peacock (4) , Poulnalour, Burren, Clare, 19/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknadarrav (SW of Brosna), Kerry, North, 19/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Ardydonagan (W of Duagh), Kerry, North, 19/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (6) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Birdstown Demesne, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Bogay, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Carrick Hill, Donegal, East, 19/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (7) Holly Blue (9) Red Admiral (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , The Raven, Wexford, 19/Apr/2014
[ With Frank Smyth. Only intermittent sunshine and 11-13 degrees. RAs pristine. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) , Ballyargus, nr Redcastle, Donegal, 19/Apr/2014
[ Recorders Anne and Jim Toland. 19 degrees. Meeting of Inishowen Wildlife Club. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (6) , Moannakeeba east, Galway, South-east, 19/Apr/2014
[ Nothing on main roads but on turning into a boreen through scrubby land and bog I saw these..I startled a young deer , a bonus ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Kylebrack, Loughrea, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2014
[ wooded area sunny ]
David Kennedy: Orange Tip (1) , Lay by on N2 abt 1 mile south of Aughnacloy, Monaghan, 19/Apr/2014
Dublin Naturalists' Field Club: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (2) , Forge Wood Arklow, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2014
David Nash: Large White (11) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , St Ita's, Portrane, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Barry O Byrne: Holly Blue (2) , Back Garden Clontarf, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
Mark Carmody: Orange Tip (31) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (1) , East Coast Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2014
[ Very noticeable with at least 30 males and 1 female Orange Tip ]
Michael O'Donovan: Red Admiral (3) Painted Lady (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, West, 19/Apr/2014
[ Painted Lady quite faded, patrolling gravel roadway with stone walls and bushes on headland and seeing off a Bombus at one point. Periodically basking on track. ]
james noonan: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , clara bog, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , asaumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , clara bog, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) , ballyshane grand canal, Offaly, 19/Apr/2014
AJ Vosse: Small White (3) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (3) , Phoenix Park, a radius of 500 meters from the cricket club, Dublin, 19/Apr/2014
[ A walk in the area between 11h00 and 12h30. Most sightings down in the sheltered valley. One ST worn, on P really worn ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx. 16C. Recorder Akke Simms. ]
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross, Kerry, 18/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx 16.C. ]
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Michael O'Donovan: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 18/Apr/2014
Clare Haire: Peacock (3) , Tra na Rossan Hostel, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Holly Blue (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (2) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Holly Blue (2) , Back Garden Clontarf, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun, Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2014
John Fogarty: Small White (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 18/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Holly Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (6) , Duntally, Creeslough, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (3) , Trentagh Churchyard, near Churchill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
David Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Holly Blue (12) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sightings between 12.00 and 1.00, 16 C. One of the Whites was positively a GV, other 3 GVs by association. Many more HBs through the day. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (5) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 18/Apr/2014
[ Many other unidentified whites.16c and gloriously sunny. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Correen, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2014
[ I walked this path to the bog railway line and saw maybe 10 butterflies. It is definitely not at its peak yet for the species seen. There were no butterflies between Aughrim, Killalaghton Kiltormer and Ballinasloe along the roads, excepting 2 whites unidentified. ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (20) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Very warm and sunny. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Greencastle, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell in his garden. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (4) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
[ Nectaring on Dandelions. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (14) Wall Brown (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) Peacock (1) , Ray, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (29) , Malin Head, Donegal, East, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sightings by Christine Cassidy in the Malin Hd area ]
Lorcán A Scott: Brimstone (3) Small White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Trihill West, Galway, East, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ardydonagan (W of Duagh), Kerry, North, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Abbeyfeale West, Limerick, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Red Admiral (1) , Dooneeen (N of Castleisland), Kerry, North, 18/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , coolmain, harbour view, co cork, Cork, Mid, 18/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Orange Tip (4) Peacock (1) , Garrynagree, Lickey Valley, Waterford, Waterford, 18/Apr/2014
[ Orange tip butterflies along the pathway of the cut forest, fine day ]
John Cullen: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny 14 degrees with a fresh south wind ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Cork City (Glasheen), Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2014
Geoff Hunt: Green Hairstreak (3) , Castleconnell Bog, Limerick, 17/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , St Catherine, Leixlip, Dublin, 16/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Catherine, Leixlip, Dublin, 16/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Woodlawn wood, Galway, East, 16/Apr/2014
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Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , UCC, Cork City, Cork, Mid, 16/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small White (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 16/Apr/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (40) , Muckross peninsula, Killarney National Park, Kerry, South, 16/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Waste ground beside Wexford cinema, Wexford, 16/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Killarney Ind Estate, Kerry, 16/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (7) , Adderwal Glen, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Sunny S.E Wind Approx 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (2) , Adderwal Glen, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ One HB flying around small holly Bush in upper Glen. One HB flying and landed on Hard Fern. ]
Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Cleengort, Gweebarra, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ HB seen on Holly on roadside at 5pm. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Peacock (2) , John's River, Waterford, Waterford, 15/Apr/2014
[ Walk alongside river and constructed wetlands. Some silky caterpillar nests on nettles visible too. ]
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 15/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Labbadish, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (1) , Kincraigy, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Orange Tip (2) , Corkey Upper, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , West End , Bundoran, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Coastal walk. 15 degrees but very windy from SE. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. Very warm and sunny and 16 degrees+ ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ With Ethna Diver.12 o'cl about 15 degrees and sunny.OT male. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 15/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (6) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 15/Apr/2014
[ 16c sunny and breezy.Red admirals are a welcome surprise. ]
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George Mc Dermott: Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Town Council Nursery, Buncrana, Donegal, East, 15/Apr/2014
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Blanchardstown, Dublin, 15/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (11) Holly Blue (9) Peacock (7) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 15/Apr/2014
[ 6 Large red damselflies ]
Helen Cloney: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 14/Apr/2014
[ per Bob Aldwell ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 14/Apr/2014
[ Female Brimstone ]
John J Cahill: Green-veined White (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 14/Apr/2014
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees C. ]
Ethna Diver: Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Kilmacreddan, Inver, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees C. ]
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyloughan, Bruckless, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. ]
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 14/Apr/2014
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) , Goland,Milford., Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (11) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Ballymore Lower, Laurencetown, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Glenloughaun, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (1) , Derrymullen Bog, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
[ sunny day . Saw 2 other whites unidentified. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Peacock (3) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ Recorder Craig Ayres. In and close to garden on south facing hillside. ]
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Dunree Fort, Donegal, East, 14/Apr/2014
[ Sightings by Terry Tedstone ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (17) Peacock (11) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 14/Apr/2014
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Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (2) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Holly Blue (1) , Ard-na-Mona, Lough Eske, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Ian McCambridge: Orange Tip (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
[ Both GVW flying in Greenhouse SpW basking on Grass under Sycamore trees. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Kilclooney , Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Peacock (9) , Doon Road, Portnoo, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Eden Rosbeg, Donegal, 14/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross, Kerry, 13/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Waterford, 13/Apr/2014
[ Sunny evening in my garden, tortoiseshell caterpillars in silky white nest in nettles, black and only pin tip size yet. ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) , Rossinver, Leitrim, 13/Apr/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 12 degrees. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 12/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Nile Lodge Galway City, Galway, West, 12/Apr/2014
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) , Fenagh House Estate, Carlow, 12/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 12/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (3) , Assumpta Pk., Shankill, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Peacock (5) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 11/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (10) , Clara Nature Reserve, Wicklow, 11/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , waterford city, Waterford, 11/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (6) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (10) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
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Mark McCorry: Brimstone (2) , forestry track Clonmore, Offaly, 10/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , River Walk Arklow, Wicklow, 10/Apr/2014
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 10/Apr/2014
[ 10am, sunny, 12 C. ]
Jim Hurley: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rowe Street car park, Wexford town, Wexford, 09/Apr/2014
[ Adult on a Dandelion flower head. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 09/Apr/2014
[ Midday, hazy sun br and about 13 degrees. ]
Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 09/Apr/2014
[ ST Found on Kitchen Floor. Both GVW nectaring on common Dandelion in Hay Field in late afternoon. Temp. approx. 14C. ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (2) , Murvagh, Donegal, 08/Apr/2014
John Cullen: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 08/Apr/2014
Angus Tyner: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 08/Apr/2014
[ Also still Small Tortoishells hibernating ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Hills over Sandyford, Dublin, 08/Apr/2014
David Nash: Large White (1) , Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
John Fraher: Holly Blue (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 07/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 07/Apr/2014
Barry O Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Annes Park Clontarf, Dublin, 07/Apr/2014
AJ Vosse: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 06/Apr/2014
[ Mid afternoon, around 15h00, lazy ST... very small GVW feeding on dandelion, (photos to follow) ]
Tony Miller: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Tooreen, Cork, West, 06/Apr/2014
John Cullen: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 06/Apr/2014
[ Windy but sunny ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Booterstown-Blackrock coastal walk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
[ Most fine but two worn. ]
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Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small White (1) , Rogerstown, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 05/Apr/2014
[ Sunny and 15 degrees at 4pm. ]
John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 04/Apr/2014
[ butterfly was worn, with damaged hindwing ]
John Fraher: Red Admiral (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 04/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Peacock (5) , Knather nr Ballyshannon, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , The Mullans nr Ballshannon, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) , Lower Rd, Strawberry Beds, Dublin, 04/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 04/Apr/2014
[ The same SW was still perched in same position on the Hellebore Niger at 8am. today having presumably remained there all night and it stayed there until 12 noon today. ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Combermore Lifford , Donegal, 03/Apr/2014
[ Same SW landed on white Hellebore Niger at 2.15pm.and remained in same position until dusk fell at 9pm. One ST in house where it has been all autumn and winter now ready to fly. Two other STs in Garden and Field. ]
Richard McMullen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Waste Ground E Carrickmines Manor, Dublin, 03/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 03/Apr/2014
[ 1 Peacock and 4 Tortoiseshell also seen on April 1st but was too distracted by wondrous new find to report them! ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/Apr/2014
Richard McMullen: Peacock (2) , St Columba's College, Dublin, 02/Apr/2014
[ Basking in sun on pathway ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (17) Peacock (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Apr/2014
[ on a heather in my garden ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) , Garbally ,Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 01/Apr/2014
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Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 01/Apr/2014
David Mcilveen: Peacock (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 01/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 01/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (1) , Rathfarnham/Ballinteer, Dublin, 01/Apr/2014
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 01/Apr/2014
[ ST nectaring on Aubretia and SW landed on Perennial Geranium. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 31/Mar/2014
[ ST basking on gravel path in garden at 2pm. ]
Mark Carmody: Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 31/Mar/2014
Mark Carmody: Peacock (1) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 31/Mar/2014
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 31/Mar/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2014
[ Hazy sunshine. Temp 15C ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (2) , Bonny Glen Wood SW of Maas , Donegal, West, 31/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Assumpta Pk Shankill, Dublin, 30/Mar/2014
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross, Kerry, 29/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 28/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 26/Mar/2014
[ pristine condition ]
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Riverside view Lisbawn, Galway, Galway, West, 25/Mar/2014
[ Sunny sheltered spot ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2014
Faith Wilson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Wicklow, 23/Mar/2014
[ Nectaring in the gardens. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 20/Mar/2014
[ Sunny but very breezy ]
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Bob Aldwell: Peacock (1) , Bllackrock, Dublin, 19/Mar/2014
[ In my garden - basking. About 15 degrees. ]
Lorcán Scott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Kilafin, Laragh, , Wicklow, 19/Mar/2014
[ From dry stone wall at Wicklow Mountains National Park HQ ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow river walk, Wicklow, 16/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 15/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 15/Mar/2014
[ Female ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 15/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 15/Mar/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 15/Mar/2014
[ 1st butterfly sighting of the year is a very rare Brimstone for this site. Almost like a clouded yellow in its brightness. ]
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 15/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , shankill, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Main Street Lifford, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ Seen by Johnny Devine flying in his garden. ]
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Roosky, Newtown Cunningham, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Coolemaine, Cork, 12/Mar/2014
[ Coastal cliffs ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Western Road, Cork City, Cork, 12/Mar/2014
[ Stephanie Larkin observer ]
David Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ 14C, midday, in garden, basking ]
Richard McCafferty: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/Mar/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Quay Arklow, Wicklow, 12/Mar/2014
[ Basking on white wall.Large part of wing missing. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Widespread ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny , warm and sheltered about 13 deg. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ One pair mating ]
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Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ RA in very good condition.Not sure if migrant or Howth bred.Nectaring on Hebe ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rear of Howth Dart Stn., Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Booterstown, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ Sunny but cool easterly breeze. ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin., Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ Pristine condition nectoring on Bowles Mauve. ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Old railway station Athlone, Roscommon, 11/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Ballinasloe railway station, Galway, East, 11/Mar/2014
[ Seen by my son David Duane ]
Ethna Diver: Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1000 L) , Ards, Creeslough, Donegal, 11/Mar/2014
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Farran Wood., Cork, Mid, 10/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun, Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 10/Mar/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ Sunny and about 13 degrees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greystones, Wicklow, 10/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Killiney, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
Coilin MacLochlainn: Peacock (1) , Kilcross estate, Sandyford, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ In sunlit garden, first sighting of Peacock here this year ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 10/Mar/2014
[ Indoors, must be a hibernating specimen. (Photo available) ]
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Griffeen Park, Lucan, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 07/Mar/2014
John J Cahill: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 07/Mar/2014
[ 1 fresh sunning in veg. garden ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 06/Mar/2014
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Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Mar/2014
[ Flying fast. ]
John J Cahill: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Power's Cross Roads, Waterford, 04/Mar/2014
[ Small Tortoiseshell tatty looking. Peacock very fresh. Both seen at 13:00 ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (2400 L) , Carrigart, Donegal, 03/Mar/2014
[ 8 degrees C. Number of larvae is approximate. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 03/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 28/Feb/2014
[ With Joan Smyth. Basking. ]
Angus Tyner: Red Admiral (1) , Cronykeery, Wicklow, 27/Feb/2014
[ Flying around the garden. I was certainly surprised ... ]
Dermot O'Mahony: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, Dublin, 27/Feb/2014
[ Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght. Windy, (gusts estd. to force 5) sunny day. Surprised to see a small tortoiseshell being buffeted by the wind as it flew rapidly across a grassy bank beside the western lake. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (25000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Feb/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. 629 webs and plus 25,000 larvae. Some of the webs are already beginning to scatter. ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 19/Feb/2014
[ 12.30 pm sunny and 11 deg. Basking on path near Ceanchor Road ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (16000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 18/Feb/2014
[ Short transect because of flooding. 238 webs (about 60 larvae per web ) ]
Bob Aldwell: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Shannagh, Donegal, 18/Feb/2014
[ with Ethna Diver. Weather 8 degrees and cloudy. Site is along DBS-rich road verge in wet heath on western edge of Pettigo Plateau. Two clusters of larvae, close together and amounting in total to about 50 larvae. ]
Peter Eeles: Marsh Fritillary (10000 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 18/Feb/2014
[ I stopped counting at 200 Marsh Fritillary larval webs which were extremely conspicuous, although a few had suffered in the recent weather and flooding. 200 webs x 50 larvae per web = 10,000 larvae! Full report and pictures at: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3977&p=80752#p80752 ]
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