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Butterfly Records

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O = egg, L = caterpillar, P = pupa

james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (5) , assumta pk, Dublin, 23/Apr/2014
Brian Danaher: Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Rathmichael wood, Shankill., Dublin, 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. ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 22/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Fanore, Clare, 21/Apr/2014
Alma Conway: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sandyford, Dublin, 21/Apr/2014
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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. ]
Brian Danaher: Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 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
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
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 ]
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
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 ]
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Maurice Simms: Green-veined White (25) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Combermore, Lifford , Donegal, 21/Apr/2014
[ Hazy sunshine 15C. ]
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 !! ]
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 ]
Maurice Simms: Small White (1) Green-veined White (16) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 20/Apr/2014
[ Hazy Sunshine 15C. ]
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 ]
Clare Haire: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Dawros Head, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2014
Seán Geraty: Holly Blue (1) , Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin, 20/Apr/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Innisheer, Aran Islans, Galway, West, 20/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (8) Peacock (4) , Poulnalour, Burren, Clare, 19/Apr/2014
David Kennedy: Orange Tip (1) , Lay by on N2 abt 1 mile south of Aughnacloy, Monaghan, 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
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. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green Hairstreak (4) , Ballyargus, nr Redcastle, Donegal, 19/Apr/2014
[ Recorders Anne and Jim Toland. 19 degrees. Meeting of Inishowen Wildlife Club. ]
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 ]
Michael Mullett: Speckled Wood (2) , Forge Wood Arklow, Wicklow, 19/Apr/2014
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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
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
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
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
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 ]
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
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. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Seven Heads, Cork, West, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Holly Blue (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (4) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
[ Nectaring on Dandelions. ]
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
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. ]
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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
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
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 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. ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Holly Blue (8) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 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
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , coolmain, harbour view, co cork, Cork, Mid, 18/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (2) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 18/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Small White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross, Kerry, 18/Apr/2014
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 ]
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
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx. 16C. Recorder Akke Simms. ]
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. ]
Maurice Simms: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 18/Apr/2014
[ Sunny Approx. 16C. Recorder Akke Simms. ]
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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. ]
Barry O Byrne: Holly Blue (2) , Back Garden Clontarf, 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
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 ]
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. ]
Clare Haire: Peacock (3) , Tra na Rossan Hostel, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2014
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Cork City (Glasheen), Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 17/Apr/2014
Tom Benson: Large White (1) Holly Blue (1) , Killarney Ind Estate, Kerry, 16/Apr/2014
John Fraher: Small White (2) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], Cork, Mid, 16/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
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , UCC, Cork City, Cork, Mid, 16/Apr/2014
Ruth Allen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Waste ground beside Wexford cinema, Wexford, 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
Michael O'Donovan: Green-veined White (1) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 15/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. ]
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Maurice Simms: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (2) , Cleengort, Gweebarra, Donegal, 15/Apr/2014
[ HB seen on Holly on roadside at 5pm. ]
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. ]
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
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. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (11) Holly Blue (9) Peacock (7) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 15/Apr/2014
[ 6 Large red damselflies ]
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. ]
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Shanganagh Park, Dublin, 15/Apr/2014
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. ]
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+ ]
Helen Cloney: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 14/Apr/2014
[ per Bob Aldwell ]
John Fraher: Small White (1) , Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork [rural garden], 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
Inishowen Wildlife Club: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Dunree Fort, Donegal, East, 14/Apr/2014
[ Sightings by Terry Tedstone ]
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. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (2) , Coppeen, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2014
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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
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (17) Peacock (11) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 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. ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Ballymore Lower, Laurencetown, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Glenloughaun, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 14/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 14/Apr/2014
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. ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 14/Apr/2014
[ Female Brimstone ]
David Mcilveen: Green-veined White (1) , Goland,Milford., Donegal, 14/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. ]
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross, Kerry, 13/Apr/2014
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Dublin, 12/Apr/2014
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) , Fenagh House Estate, Carlow, 12/Apr/2014
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Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 12/Apr/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Nile Lodge Galway City, Galway, West, 12/Apr/2014
Aoife Byrne: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , waterford city, Waterford, 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
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (6) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (3) , Assumpta Pk., Shankill, Dublin, 11/Apr/2014
Aubrey Fennell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 10/Apr/2014
[ 10am, sunny, 12 C. ]
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (10) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (2) , forestry track Clonmore, Offaly, 10/Apr/2014
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 10/Apr/2014
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , River Walk Arklow, Wicklow, 10/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2014
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 09/Apr/2014
[ Midday, hazy sun br and about 13 degrees. ]
Jim Hurley: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rowe Street car park, Wexford town, Wexford, 09/Apr/2014
[ Adult on a Dandelion flower head. ]
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
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David Nash: Large White (1) , Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Barry O Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , St Annes Park Clontarf, Dublin, 07/Apr/2014
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
Tony Miller: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Tooreen, Cork, West, 06/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) ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Booterstown-Blackrock coastal walk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
[ Most fine but two worn. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 06/Apr/2014
John Cullen: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Mullinderry, Wexford, 06/Apr/2014
[ Windy but sunny ]
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
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. ]
Seán Geraty: Orange Tip (1) , Lower Rd, Strawberry Beds, Dublin, 04/Apr/2014
Richard McMullen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Waste Ground E Carrickmines Manor, Dublin, 03/Apr/2014
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 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! ]
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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: Peacock (2) , St Columba's College, Dublin, 02/Apr/2014
[ Basking in sun on pathway ]
Aubrey Fennell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 01/Apr/2014
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
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
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. ]
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
David Mcilveen: Peacock (1) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 01/Apr/2014
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcastle, Wicklow, 01/Apr/2014
[ Recorder LIAM KANE. ]
Mark Carmody: Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 31/Mar/2014
Mark Carmody: Peacock (1) , Harcourt Terrace, Dublin, 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
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore Lifford, Donegal, 31/Mar/2014
[ ST basking on gravel path in garden at 2pm. ]
George Mc Dermott: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 31/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Assumpta Pk Shankill, Dublin, 30/Mar/2014
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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 ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (12) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2014
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
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 ]
Lorcán Scott: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Kilafin, Laragh, , Wicklow, 19/Mar/2014
[ From dry stone wall at Wicklow Mountains National Park HQ ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (1) , Bllackrock, Dublin, 19/Mar/2014
[ In my garden - basking. About 15 degrees. ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Arklow river walk, Wicklow, 16/Mar/2014
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 15/Mar/2014
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, Roscommon, 15/Mar/2014
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 15/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 ]
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 (1) , shankill, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
David Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ 14C, midday, in garden, basking ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (9) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Widespread ]
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Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (1) , Cliff Path Howth, Dublin, 12/Mar/2014
[ With Bob Aldwell. Sunny , warm and sheltered about 13 deg. ]
Michael Mullett: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , South Quay Arklow, Wicklow, 12/Mar/2014
[ Basking on white wall.Large part of wing missing. ]
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 ]
Richard McCafferty: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 12/Mar/2014
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Main Street Lifford, Donegal, 12/Mar/2014
[ Seen by Johnny Devine flying in his garden. ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 11/Mar/2014
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rathfarnham, Dublin., Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ Pristine condition nectoring on Bowles Mauve. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 11/Mar/2014
[ One pair mating ]
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. ]
Ethna Diver: Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1000 L) , Ards, Creeslough, Donegal, 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 ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greystones, Wicklow, 10/Mar/2014
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Killiney, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
John Fogarty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Aughnagomaun, Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 10/Mar/2014
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Farran Wood., Cork, Mid, 10/Mar/2014
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AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, home garden, Kildare, 10/Mar/2014
[ Indoors, must be a hibernating specimen. (Photo available) ]
Coilin MacLochlainn: Peacock (1) , Kilcross estate, Sandyford, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ In sunlit garden, first sighting of Peacock here this year ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 10/Mar/2014
[ Sunny and about 13 degrees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
Seán Geraty: Red Admiral (1) , Griffeen Park, Lucan, Dublin, 09/Mar/2014
[ Observer Luke Geraty ]
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
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 ]
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 ]
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. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (16000 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 18/Feb/2014
[ Short transect because of flooding. 238 webs (about 60 larvae per web ) ]
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