The records for 2018 are given below. The first sighting of each species is indicated in bold.
Michael Gray (05/01/2018)
Small Tortoiseshell 1 on outside of a garden shed at 3pm at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Sunny, calm.
Frank Smyth (25/01/2018)
Marsh Fritillary 6 larval nests at O 244278 at North Bull Island (Dollymount Strand). Sunny, 6C.
Myrtle Parker (27/01/2018)
Red Admiral 1 seen taking moisture from a leaf by Olive Parker at W684713, Old Blackrock Road, Cork. (The first Red Admiral recorded in 2017 was also reported by Myrtle.) Mild, 12C.
Enda Flynn (22/02/2018)
Red Admiral 1 seen at J129086 (photo provided), Jenkinstown Forest, County Louth. Sunny, c.5C.
Robert Aldwell and Frank Smyth (13/03/2018)
Marsh Fritillary 122 larval nests at O 224378, Bull Island, County Dublin. Sunny, 8 C.