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Butterfly Records

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O = egg, L = caterpillar, P = pupa

Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (2) Large White (1) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (25) Small Heath (1) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 21/May/2015
Joe Duane: Dingy Skipper (1) , Horseleap cross, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ overcast , seen in hollow on a stone, no sign of mf's which I saw there last year ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Clonbrock estate ,Ahascragh, Galway, East, 21/May/2015
[ The sun came out briefly and so did the butterflies ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Common Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) Marsh Fritillary (1) , Dollymount, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ Breezy with some sun.Only I MF but quite a few larvae still about. Devils-bit-scabious hasn't started to grow yet. ]
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , Kiltealy area, Wexford, 20/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) , Blackrock, Dublin, 20/May/2015
[ During brief sunny spells in my garden. HBs around a tall Holly coming into blossom at about 4 pm. Also one at 6 pm. OT female with about 30 eggs on Garlic Mustard, mostly one per plant. ]
Mark McCorry: Dingy Skipper (5) Cryptic Wood White (1) Common Blue (4) , The Long Derries, Offaly, 20/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/May/2015
[ I counted the butterflies during a sunny spells between hailsone showers. Temp 11C ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Cryptic Wood White (2) Small White (7) Orange Tip (2) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 18/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Large White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , St Mullins, Carlow, 18/May/2015
Joe Curtis: Small White (2) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 16/May/2015
[ At last, some Butterfly action in our garden after a poor Spring season ]
Kenneth Bond: Small White (1) , Ballygarrane, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Cryptic Wood White (6) , Ballintlea South, Cork, East, 16/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 13/May/2015
[ males ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2 O) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (70 L) , Trentagh, Kilmacrenan, Donegal, 13/May/2015
[ With Ethna Diver. In grounds of Presbyterian Church. 14 degrees with sunny periods and cool breeze. Only marginal weather for HBs. SmT larvae 1st instar. ]
Rodney Daunt: Clouded Yellow (2) Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (6) Small Copper (1) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Wall Brown (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (14) , Gortigrenane, Cork, 13/May/2015
[ The clouded yellow looked very fresh indeed and certainly did not look like they had just migrated from afar(?). ]
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , wood near Ballinamore bridge, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
Joe Duane: Cryptic Wood White (2) Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Ballygar wood, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ lots of bluebells but not many other flowers ]
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Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , bog track beside wood old Killeroran, Ballygar, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ no sign of birds- foot- trefoil so no green hairstreaks on the furze ]
Joe Duane: Brimstone (2) , Killeroran road L3213, Galway, East, 13/May/2015
[ seen on roadside ]
Michael Mullett: Cryptic Wood White (1) Small Copper (2) Common Blue (16) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (5) , Brittas Bay Dunes, Wicklow, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (3) Green-veined White (27) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (8) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (44) Orange Tip (13) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 13/May/2015
james noonan: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (7) Green-veined White (10) Orange Tip (8) Peacock (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Cryptic Wood White (5) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Wood entrance, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Dingy Skipper (10) Cryptic Wood White (1) Green-veined White (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (5) , Murvagh Dunes, Donegal, 13/May/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (6) Speckled Wood (1) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 12/May/2015
[ Weather too cold to encourage butterflies out. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 12/May/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Boharnabreena lakes O 02, Dublin, 12/May/2015
[ Very windy . Not much happening . ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 12/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (2 O) , Corran Wood South, Cork, East, 12/May/2015
[ two Orange-tip eggs on Cardamine pratensis ]
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (11) Orange Tip (9) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Milford, Carlow, 11/May/2015
[ All seen on the Barrow Way in good sunshine. ]
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (2) Small White (3) Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (4) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 11/May/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Painted Lady (1) , Helvick Head, Waterford, 11/May/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 09/May/2015
[ Picture this... two adults chasing one tiny butterfly! Well, here's news... the two adults won! Yep, small female orange tip. It took some convincing to get my good lady to believe it was a OT. Two people... two cameras... all part of the fun! (Sunny intervals, 16h30) ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (16) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
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Michael Bell: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 09/May/2015
Wild Inishowen: Green-veined White (45) Orange Tip (52) Holly Blue (38) , Glenveagh National Park, Donegal, West, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Christine Cassidy & Dermot Mc Laughlin ]
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (42) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Inch Wildfowl Reserve, Donegal, East, 09/May/2015
[ Recorder Dermot Mc Laughlin & Christine Cassidy ]
David Cooke: Green Hairstreak (1) Green-veined White (6) Small Copper (2) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 08/May/2015
Tom Moore: Dingy Skipper (1) Small White (7) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (5) Small Copper (1) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Glencoum hill , Kilkenny, 07/May/2015
Michael Gray: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) , Rathfarnham (My Garden ), Dublin, 07/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) , Blackrock Park, Dublin, 07/May/2015
[ Flying on sheltered sunny side of tall Hollies. ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 07/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) , Botanic Road Glasnevin, Dublin, 07/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (22) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (2) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C, very light northerly breeze ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/May/2015
[ Bright Sunshine, Temp. 10C. ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1 O) Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Killarney National Park (Ross Island), Kerry, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Clongowna, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Pallas Bridge, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (15) Orange Tip (5) Speckled Wood (3) , Drumsallagh, Tipperary, North, 07/May/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Glashaboy South, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Marsh Fritillary (91 L) , Monee East, Cork, 04/May/2015
[ fully fed larvae, in small scattered groups ]
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 04/May/2015
[ Just a few flying, weather too cold yet. ]
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David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 03/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 03/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (4) , Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ In my garden. Mild with intermittent sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (500 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ At least four batches of SmT larvae. One batch appears just hatched and others half grown. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
A J Vosse: Holly Blue (1) , Leinster Cricket Club, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ Spotted during brief sunny spell, 12h35 ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 01/May/2015
[ Coldish wind sheltered by woods with short sunny spells ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 01/May/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 01/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (15) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Apr/2015
[ Just released the 28th Small Tortoiseshell from house this spring. Can anyone beat that? ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Mountsilk, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
[ seen in old quarry ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond eaker, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) , Leixlip, R148 outside Intel, Kildare, 30/Apr/2015
[ 13h00 in sheltered sunshine ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (15) Peacock (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 30/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (2) Small White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyfin, Laois, 30/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (23) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (11) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (3) , Tinahely, Wicklow, 27/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 26/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 26/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , at Carlow Castle, River Barrow nearby , Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ Midday, sunny but temperature was cool. 1 male ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , At main entrance gate to Ducketts Grove estate, Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ 2.30 pm, cool and windy ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Killmagig Lower, Wicklow, 26/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (8) Comma (1) , Kiltealy, Wexford, 26/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cork City (Dennehy's Cross), Cork, Mid, 26/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 26/Apr/2015
[ Ist record of Holly blue in the garden.. ]
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glengariff Blue Pool, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Garnish island, Glengariff, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
[ Temperature 16 degrees ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (13) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glengariff NatureReserve, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , 5 km N of Waterville, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Derrynane, Catherdaniel, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunshine, Temp only 7C, 12noon ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Temp 11C in the afternoon, Bright sunshine. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , St Helen's , Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
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David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Loughshaun, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Knockshewgowna, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Speckled Wood (3) , Kyleomodaun West, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Bantis, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Wood White (either) (2) Brimstone (1) , Ballindereen, Kilcolgan, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Bob Aldwell: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Coole Park, Gort, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Curry, Sligo, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Holly Blue (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin ., Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , river lane shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , S265823, Laois, 23/Apr/2015
[ Great activity today, observed two small tortoiseshell on inside of shed window! Let them go outside. Observed two green-veined white flying together rather clumsy (mating) before landing. ]
John Fogarty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (15) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (8) , Inch, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Mangan Lower, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Kish, Wicklow, 23/Apr/2015
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Joe Duane: Orange Tip (6) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ also unidentified whites ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Hazelfort,Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ many whites but not landing ,very few flowers except dandelions, so only 2 identified, forestry path ]
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Arboretum, Carlow, 23/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ Lots of whites quartering the field. I only caught 3. This field is in Garbally park , an estate of old. I would guess it has not been fertilised and so is full of butterflies unlike most fields. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (17) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cashel Rossnowlagh, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Common Blue (1) , St John's River Walk Waterford , Waterford, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (3) , Ballyieragh Bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
[ OT: one egg (white) on C. pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) , Rosturra Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Srah, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (3) , Srah Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , By the River Corrib, close to UCG, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ A male, warm and sunny, 2pm approx. Cuckooflowers nearby. ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyryan West, Tipperary, North, 22/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Holly Blue (5) , Brooklawn, Mt. Merrion Av., Blackrock, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ All seen in a 10 minute observation period ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (2) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (43) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Bennetsbridge , Kilkenny, 22/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Knockbrack,Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Apr/2015
[ In my garden ]
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) , Admiral Park Baldoyle, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ Observed by Fiona Mc Mahon ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (9) , Red Rock areaSutton, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 22/Apr/2015
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Michael Bell: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Beltra, Sligo, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (2) , Casla, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Teac an Piarsaigh, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (50) Small Tortoiseshell (18) , Lenan Urris, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (6) , Butler's Glen Clomany, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , assumpta shankill, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , St Fintans Park Sutton, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (26) Wall Brown (1) Peacock (6) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Slish Wood/Innisfree, Sligo, 21/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (4) , Raven, Wexford, 21/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Drumboe Wood, Stanorlar, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Broad-leaved wood. Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (6) Peacock (2) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Warm lane on sunny hillside. 19 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Portally Cove,, Waterford, 21/Apr/2015
[ This is the first Orange Tip I've seen this year. Lovely sunny day, but a bit windy for butterflies. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Cummer More, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
[ in town centre ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Bishopswood, Dundrum, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Knocknagurnagh, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Knockanes, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Limerick City, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Richhill, Lisnagry, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim Road, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , Bonny Glen Wood, south west of Maas, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Orange Tip (2) , Rathmore/Kilpurcell, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
[ Just two Orange-tip, very little butterflies flying. ]
james noonan: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , river lane chancel, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (5) , Fitzsimons Wood, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (1) Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Slade Lane, Slade Harbour, Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Rough grassy track leading from castle, closely lined with hedges, briers and dry-stone walls ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Moycarn, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 19/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Hook Church,Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Carlow Birdwatch outing.My first Painted Lady in years.11c ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (30) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Painted Lady (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 19/Apr/2015
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Mícheál Cowming: Brimstone (3) , Curragh Chase Forest Park, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Killavullen, Cork, East, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockfennell, Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballycotton coastal walk, Ballycotton, Cork, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Tullerboy, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
[ female ]
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Turvey Golf Course, Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (3) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (6) Comma (2) , Bunclody, Carlow, 18/Apr/2015
[ 15 degrees, glorious sunshine, in a sheltered clearing in the woods ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (20) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) , Rahara beg, Shannonbridge Roscommon, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2015
[ 2 other whites which I didn't identify seen in the distance ]
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ no sign of whites. Sunny bot north wind ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
[ about 1 pm. warm in hot sun out of cold east wind. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (14) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (3) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ 16 C, mid day, in flight along mixed holly thorn hedge ]
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Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Bottle Quay, Howth, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (26) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 17/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , St. John's River Walk, Waterford, 17/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Castleblagh, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Coom Bridge, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) , Tullamore, Offaly, 16/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , R148, Leixlip, Kildare, 16/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunny, 12h25 ]
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
[ O.T. all males ]
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Middle, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , White Bay, Whitegate, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
[ Sheltered sunny path to beach.13 C ]
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 16/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall,cork, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Peacock (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 15/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 14/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Athlone, Roscommon, 14/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 14/Apr/2015
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Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknaseed Plantation, Kerry, North, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Taur, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Corronoher, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Ballinruane Wood, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Curraghchase Forest Park, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , Commons rd., Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , Assumpta Park, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , River Close, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Orange Tip (1) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
[ overcast calm. occasional sunny spells ]
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (2) , sands bay west cork, Cork, West, 11/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Slaney river bank, Carlow, 11/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Peacock (2) , Dromore, Mountcharles, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish South side, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish Hall entrance, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Drumboghill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Lefrin Hill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , On roadside near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , L. Doon road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
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Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (5 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae observed at 5pm.Temp.13C. ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Garrykennedy, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Castlelough, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Teeveeny, Cork, Mid, 09/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (2) , Killary, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 09/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ calm sunny. 13.30 to 14.30 ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (7) , Hills over Sandyford , Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Also 2 unidentified whites . ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (3) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park., Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Both green veined whites males. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Collins Bog, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (10) Holly Blue (1) , Durrow, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (25) Peacock (10) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 09/Apr/2015
[ several other unidentified whites [presumed SWs] along with helicoptering skylarks in large field of oilseed rape. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , Irishtown, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ male SW,pristine. ]
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Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , Adderwal Glen near Doocharry, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Adderwal upper Glen, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
[ No HBs flying yet. ]
Michael Bell: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (4) , Union Wood, Sligo, 09/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Johnstown, Naas, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) , Naul, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Shanganagh Castle Allotments,Shankill, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (4) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
[ Recorder: Craig Ayres ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (2) , Sorrento Park Dalkey, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Peacock (1) , Ballyduff Lower, Wexford, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , deerpark Ballyfin, Laois, 07/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (24) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Maulyarkane, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Dromickbane, Headfort, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (2) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Brickeen), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 07/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
[ seen on a heather in the garden ]
Michael Bell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballintrillick Wood, Sligo, 07/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dundrum D14, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Midday in garden ]
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ 15 deg, Calm ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae sunning themselves in small groups of 2s and3s. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Tramore near Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ Both STs Basking in sun together on sandy ground ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (3) Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Only 14 MF larvae noted.Most have pupated so adult sightings should be early this year ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 07/Apr/2015
[ 19c. released 9 STs from house during the day. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Peacock (3) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Brimstone (9) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (6) , Abbey Leix, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ On the bog along old railway line beside Abbey Leix Manor hotel. Sunny 16 degrees, no wind. Bank holiday Monday afternoon. ]
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John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Helen Cloney ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Conwal graveyard,Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
[ Both ST were slightly worn and their behaviour suggested that they could have been a pair.(although no actual mating was observed). ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Derrymahon, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ May have been more Brimstones, males and female,s positive ID by fellow walkers, one P really battered. Warm, sunny between 11h30 and 14h00 ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (4) , Derrymahon road, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ Along road, feeding on dandelion, bright sunny stretch of road. Managed a few photos, 14h20 ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Peacock (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Eleven SmT together and chasing around bed of young nettles. At 3.45 and 15 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Nectaring on Dandelion at 11.45 on Dalkey Hill. Temp 14 degrees. Sea fog at Vico Road at noon. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , St. Fintans Park sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Comma (1) , Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford, 06/Apr/2015
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , L.Pound Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ ST observed flying on inside of kitchen window when it was let out into the sunshine. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Mulnamin, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ PC observed flying on laneway. ]
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ 2 Tortoiseshell ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
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james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (3) Peacock (2) , Inis Mean,Aran Islands., Galway, 06/Apr/2015
John Fogarty: Brimstone (3) Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Gortroche, Cork, East, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Curraghbinny, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 05/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (2) , Brittas Clonaslee, Laois, 05/Apr/2015
Anne Mullen: Holly Blue (1) , Thomondgate, Limerick, 05/Apr/2015
[ Prob male. Single adult ]
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Ashford Castle Grounds, Mayo, 05/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (2) , Meenyanly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Apr/2015
[ Recorder :George Mc Dermott ]
Cian Merne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 05/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Laois, 05/Apr/2015
[ 2 Small Tortoisehell ]
Bob Aldwell: Comma (3) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 05/Apr/2015
[ recorder Helen Cloney ]
A J Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 05/Apr/2015
[ Suspect it was the hibernating one we liberated from the house an hour or so earlier. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lackagh Portnoo near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
[ Sunny 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Inishkeel Churchyard Portnoo., Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (6) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2015
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David Mcilveen: Peacock (3) , Glen Road,Woodquarter., Donegal, 05/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , drinagh, Cork, West, 05/Apr/2015
Fintan Ryan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (5) , Borris Demesne, Carlow, 05/Apr/2015
[ Lots of Peacocks and one small tortoiseshell. Thought I saw more small tortoiseshells but they seemed to be a bit energetic and on closer examination found they were commas ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Thornville, Palatine , Carlow, 04/Apr/2015
[ Astonishing new species for this site, 20 miles north of previous records. 14C nectaring on Celandine and Dandelion. I feel blessed as 150 migrating geese also passed overhead this morning ]
Frank Smyth: Painted Lady (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 04/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 04/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Peacock (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 03/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Chimneyfield, Nagles, Cork, 02/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Mar/2015
[ Also unidentified flying white ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Also one lizard. ]
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (200 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Reported by Niall Griffin. 200+ larvae in Alder Marsh ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Comma (1) , Arklow , Wicklow, 22/Mar/2015
[ Comma at Grid ref, RA about 1 km further west. Comma feeding on vegetable skins/ potato peels and discarded waste, photos to follow. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Armore Beach, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
John Coveney: Red Admiral (1) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 22/Mar/2015
[ See my blog post at http://www.johncoveney.ie/blog/2015/3/first-flutterby-of-the-year ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 22/Mar/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lismore castle, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
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Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 21/Mar/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyleix GIY allotment, Laois, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Bandon, Cork, 21/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) , Beechwood, Pollerton, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
[ Flying through garden. 13C sunny and midday ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (8) Comma (9) , Borris, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 21/Mar/2015
[ Between 11.00 and 14.30, in the warm sheltered sunshine. All 3 STs showing signs of wear, prior to emergence from hibernation. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 21/Mar/2015
John Cullen: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullindery, Wexford, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcestown, Cork, 19/Mar/2015
[ Sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Kilmore Hotel Cavan, Cavan, 19/Mar/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rooskey, Donegal, 19/Mar/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 19/Mar/2015
[ Another beautifull day in West Cork. ]
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, 19/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (3) , Knockrower, Killarney National Park, Kerry, 18/Mar/2015
[ Sunny and warm all day,mountain moorland with scattered trees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Athy, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Anne Reid ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 18/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ First sighting in the home garden, photographed by the good lady. ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Mar/2015
[ We are off ! ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Mar/2015
[ flying about on a beautiful sunny day ]
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Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Raven, Wexford, 18/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ in my garden ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ Recorder George Mc Dermott ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Douglas., Cork, Mid, 17/Mar/2015
[ Just out of hibernation. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Mar/2015
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 14/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Mar/2015
[ on a heather in the garden. First really nice sunny day ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Near CRC Clontarf, Dublin, 11/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Brendan Rogers ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Mar/2015
[ basking on rhododendron.11c and sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 10/Mar/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Kildare, 10/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Courtmacsherry, Cork, West, 10/Mar/2015
[ Feeding on Dandelions on the pier in sunny weather. ]
Bernard Brewer: Brimstone (1) , PRIVATE GARDEN TULLAMORE, Offaly, 10/Mar/2015
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naas Race course, Kildare, 08/Mar/2015
[ small tortoiseshell was inside main building at race course. Observed also by Luke, Joe + Peter Geraty ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Mar/2015
[ Small Tortoiseshell flying strongly around sheltered bed of young nettles. !2.30 in sunshine and 10 degrees ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin, 07/Mar/2015
[ On the wing in bright sunshine. Could it be a hibernating awakening? ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
[ 1.20 pm calm and sunny 10 deg. Quite worn. ]
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Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Feb/2015
[ Unidentified white butterfly also seen. ]
David Cooke: Red Admiral (1) , Currabinny Wood., Cork, Mid, 25/Feb/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Feb/2015
[ 11.00 am sunny 10 deg. RA small but pristine nectaring on hebe. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 14/Feb/2015
[ Sunny. Ten degrees C. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) , Raven, Wexford, 14/Feb/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney , Kerry, 14/Feb/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, East, 07/Feb/2015
[ ST Observed by Akke fluttering on inside of kitchen window presumable having emerged from hibernating in fold of kitchen curtains. Allowed ST to fly off outside. Temp. 9C. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1900 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 06/Feb/2015
[ 47 webs at 40per web. Also a short eared owl. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (30 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jan/2015
[ One web with about 30 larvae. Seems a bit early. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) , The Raven Point, Wexford, 22/Jan/2015
[ 21 degrees in sun & 14 degrees in the shade. ]
Marilyn Farrell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glen Minard Lispole, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (1) , Raven, Wexford, 02/Jan/2015
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