2018

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 3 pm 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.

Jesmond Harding and Pat Wyse (24/03/2018)

Brimstone 2, Peacock 2, Early Tooth-striped moth 1 at N688 225, Lullybeg, County Kildare. Sunny, calm, 11C.

Jesmond Harding (07/04/2018)

Brimstone 5, with one female, at N687258. Lullybeg, County Kildare. Mild, light breeze, occasional sunshine, 12C.

Maurice Simms (07/04/2018)

Peacock 1 at H331984, Combermore, Lifford, County Donegal. Sunny, 15C at 4pm.

Pat Wyse (07/04/2018)

Brimstone 1 at  N755335, Drehid North Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12C

Maurice Simms (07/04/2018)

Peacock 1 at H332984, Comberford, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (08/04/2018)

Peacock 2  basking at O2626, Dalkey Quarry, County Dublin. Sunny earlier, but misty when seen basking; 12C.

Frank Smyth (08/04/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 66 larval clumps at G829638 at Kildoney, Co. Donegal. Sun and rain, 12C.

Pat Wyse (08/04/2018)

Peacock 1 at N6934, Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12C.

Joanna Kane (09/04/2018)

Red Admiral 1, pristine, at C314003 at Cavancor House, Ballindrait, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (09/04/2018)

Peacock  2 at 3 pm at O256196,  on scrubby land at Little Bray, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 11C.

Peacock 1 at 4 pm at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny spells, 11C.

Jesmond Harding (13/04/2018)

Purple Hairstreak ova 3, recently hatched, at O259114 on oaks in Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow.

Michael Gray (17/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O156272, at 5:10 pm in my garden in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Mild, 16C.

Ian Whitehouse (18/04/2018)

Peacock 7 at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 12C.

David Mcilveen (18/04/2018)

Peacock 1 at C184204, Ballyarr Woods, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (19/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 at O084355, Palmerstown Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Pat Bell (19/04/2018)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N952375, Royal Canal, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, c.18C.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (19/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell  1, Peacock 3 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin,

Peacock 2 at O283365, Howth Cliff walk, Dublin,

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4 at O268372, Red Rock, Dublin,

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O281394, near Howth Dart Station, Dublin. Sunny, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (19/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 in a field at N914419, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 18C.

Con O’Donnell (19/04/2018)

Green-veined White 1 in a garden at C647 407, Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

George McDermott (19/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at C34729 32004, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The butterflies were chasing each other over a grassy field with dandelions and nettles, a typical setting for this species in spring. Sunny, 16C.

Craig Ayers (19/04/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal. This is a warm, sheltered site on the southern foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains. Sunny, c.16C.

Craig Ayers (20/04/2018)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 6, Peacock 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (20/04/2018)

Brimstone 1, Peacock 4, Large Heath larva 1, Dark Tussock larvae 4  at  N751331,  Derrymahon, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 16C.

Pat Wyse (20/04/2018)

Brimstone 2, Peacock 1 at N666216, Killinthomas Wood, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, Sunny, 15C.

Brimstone 12,  Peacock 1 at  N694260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at  N6934, Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Robert Aldwell (20/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O2626, Dalkey Quarry, Dublin. Sunny, c.17C.

Niamh Lennon (20/04/2018)

Orange-tip 1 on dandelion, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 7 at L 839 222, Lettermullen, Co. Galway. Sunny, calm, 13C.

Craig Ayers (20/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1,  Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.  Sunny, 18-20C.

Niamh Lennon (20/04/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 7 all on dandelions except Small Tortoiseshell at L839222, Lettermullen, Co. Galway. Calm, sunny, warm, 13C

Niamh Lennon (21/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at M152 147, in Aughnanure Castle, Co. Galway. The butterfly was released. Small Tortoiseshells found indoors in April should be liberated.

Philip Strickland (21/04/2018)

Orange-tip 1 male, Holly Blue 1 at N929368, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Orange-tip 1 male at N837279, Prosperous, Co. Kildare.

Orange-tip 1 male at N695260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny throughout, max 20C.

Jesmond Harding and Philip Strickland (21/04/2018)

Brimstone 12, some laying on buckthorns, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 at N688225. Sunny throughout, 20C.

David Mcilveen (21/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (21/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 7 at O2030, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, alongside coastal track near DART station. Mostly pristine; butterflies on young nettles, two attempting to mate. Sunny, breezy, 15C.

Holly Blue 1 at O2128, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The butterfly was flying around ivy.

David Mcilveen (22/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (22/04/2018)

Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O216287, Rockfield Park,  Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny periods, 14C.

 

David Mcilveen (24/04/2018)

Orange-tip 3 males on Cuckoo-flower at C188 128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

 

David Mcilveen (25/04/2018)

Orange-tip  12 , 2 of which were females at C188 128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (25/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O168 287, Frankfort Park, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. Warm, sunny.

Maurice Simms (25/04/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at H332984, Comberford, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (25/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1, at  O168287, Frankfort Park, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm.

Orange-tip 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (26/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at O22072864, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Female Holly Blue was taking nectar on a forget-me-not. Sunny, 12C.

David Mcilveen (27/04/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 18, 1 of which was a female, plus three Orange-tip ova, Peacock 1 at C188 128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (27/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C243103, Labbadish, Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal.

Green Hairstreak 4 on gorse at C187 203, Ballyare Wood, Ramelton, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 11C.

Maurice Simms (27/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at H3398, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (28/04/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Fiona McMahon (28/04/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O 242403, Admiral Park, Baldoyle, County Dublin. Record reported by Bob Aldwell. Sunny, 12C.

Dublin Naturalists’ Field Club outing (28/04/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 10,  One unidentified white at O 237 411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin. Record reported by Bob Aldwell. Sunny, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (28/04/2018)

Brimstone 9,  Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at  N688 265, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Peacock 3, Marsh Fritillary sixth instar larvae 20 plus distributed throughout drier grassland on IPCC Reserve at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. A mixture of cloud and sunshine, 12C in sunshine.

Peacock 1, Large Heath larva 1,  Emperor Moth (male), Dark Tussock larva 1 at  N751331,  Derrymahon, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. A mixture of cloud and sunshine, 11C.

Pat Wyse (28/04/2018)

Green-veined Whites 12,  Orange-tip 3, Peacock 2 at N 18296 18865, Boora, Co. Offaly.

John Lovatt (28/04/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell  6, Peacock 9 at  O213500, Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Maurice Simms (28/04/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 1 at G 717973, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (28/04/2018)

Brimstone 13, Green-veined White 1, Peacock 5, Marsh Fritillary larvae 33 at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12C.

Maurice Simms (29/04/2018)

Holly Blue 2,  Small White 1, Peacock 1 at G 803955, Cleengort Lane, near Gweebarra Bridge,  Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (29/04/2018)

Holly Blue 3 at O254 219, Dorney Court, Shankill, Co.Dublin.

Pat Wyse (30/04/2018)

Brimstone 3, Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4 at N 757 388, Drehid (Derrymahon, Timahoe West), Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12C.

Maurice Simms (30/04/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2 at B 887086, Adderwal Glen, Doochary, Co. Donegal.

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2 at G 787988, Mulnamin, Gweebara Bends, Co. Donegal.

Seán Feehan (02/05/2018)

Green-veined White 15 including two mating pairs; butterflies feeding on willow and Lady’s Smock, Marsh Fritillary larvae 2 seen between 10:00-12:30 at O241376, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Windy,, cloudy with some sunny spells, 11-12C.

Ann Reid (03/05/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 1 at G868685, Lower Rossknowlagh, Co. Donegal. Record forwarded by Frank Smyth..

Frank Smyth (04/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O266380, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 5 at O253364, Ceancor Rd, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C all records.

Andrew Harding (04/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at N 931402, Moyglare Road, Co. Meath. Sunny, 18C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (04/05/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled wood 7 at O202322, Irishtown Nature Park, Dublin. Intermittent sun with sea breeze,13C.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at O190330 Sean Moore Park, Ringsend, Dublin.

David Mcilveen (04/05/2018)

Green-veined White 1 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1 at C181279, Bunlin, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (05/05/2018)

Brimstone 3, Green-veined White 11, Orange-tip 10, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5 at N756337, Drehid, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2018)

Brimstone 15, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Hairy Dragonfly 1, Four-spotted Chaser 20 plus, Large Red Damselfly 5 plus at N688 265, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15-20C.

Paul Cutler (05/05/2018)

Small White 1, Orange-tip 4, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 2 at 11 am at S870658, Altamont Gardens, River Slaney walk, Altamont, Co. Carlow. Sunny, warm.

David Mcilveen (05/05/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, (in my greenhouse) at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (05/05/2018)

Holly Blue 7 at O216287, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Helen Cloney (05/05/2018)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1 at S900410, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (05/05/2018)

Brimstone 11, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell2, Peacock 7, at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 3, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 4 at N751331, Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15C.

George McDermott (06/05/2018)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 3,  Green Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2 at C3631, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (06/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2 at O2129, Blackrock Park,  Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 at O200301, Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

David Kennedy (06/05/2018)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C208138, Cornagill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (06/05/2018)

Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 12, Holly Blue 2 (on blackcurrants) at  G849831, Lettermore, Inver,  Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20-22C.

Con O’Donnell (06/05/2018)

Small White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at C647407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (06/05/2018)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 17, Speckled Wood 3 at G868685, Lower Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (06/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2 at O228262, a garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Maurice Simms (06/05/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 4 at C042231, Glenveagh National Park, Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (07/05/2018)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 6, Peacock  5, Speckled Wood  1  at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 16C.

Eleanor Hort (07/05/2018)

Green-veined White 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at G67288925, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (07/05/2018)

Small White 4, Orange-tip 12, Speckled Wood 7 at C606385, Bredagh Glen Riverwalk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (07/05/2018)

Orange-tip 3 at C212213, Drumonaghan Wood, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Orange-tip 4 at C194218, Drummond, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Ian McCambridge (07/05/2018)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 10, Speckled Wood 3 at G9684, Ardnamona, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal. Sunny, with a cool breeze, 15C.

Ethna Diver (08/05/2018)

Large White  2, Green-veined White  2, Orange-tip  1, Speckled Wood 5 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White  2, Orange-tip 2,  Peacock  1 at H183971, near Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (09/05/2018)

Orange-tip 1 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Richard McCafferty (10/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at G828948, Glenmacannive, Glenties, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (10/05/2018)

Green-veined White 21, Peacock 1 at G932608, Knader, cliff near Beleek, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Orange-tip 4, Holly Blue 5, Peacock 2 at G911688, Knader near Assaroe Lake, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 8, Peacock 1 at G838649, near Creevy Pier, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (12/05/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 2 (males), Brimstone 5, Orange-tip 3, Green-veined White 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 8 along track leading to IPCC butterfly reserve, N695260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 10,  Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 3, Peacock 5,   Mother Shipton moth 1 at N686256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mix of cloud and sunshine, 15C.

David Mcilveen (12/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at C181279, Bunlin, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 4, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 4 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (12/05/2018)

Large White 4 (including a mating pair), Orange-tip 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4  in a garden at C647407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal.

James Noonan (13/05/2018)

Orange-tip 1. Speckled Wood 4 at O255210, Dorney Court, Chancel, Dublin 18.

Ian Whitehouse (13/05/2018)

Orange-tip 3, Orange-tip ova 20, Comma 3, Speckled Wood  1 at S709504, Balltiglea Bridge, Borris, Co. Carlow. Sunny spells, 14C.

Niamh Lennon (13/05/2018)

Orange-tip 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O294078, Mass Path in Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at O276105, laneway in Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

David Mcilveen (14/05/2018)

Micropterix aureatella 1, Micropterix calthella 14, C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (18/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O228262, a garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Jesmond Harding and Gillian Stewart (16/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 1,  Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip c.8, Small Copper 1, Peacock 4, Burnet Companion 1 at  N958102, Russborough, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, breezy, 14C.

Danny Gillespie (16/05/2018)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G622745, Muckros, Kilcar. Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (16/05/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2 at O168287 in garden at Frankfort Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (16/05/2016)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 6, Green-veined White 40, Orange-tip 12, Peacock 1, at G795764, Kilmacreddan, Inver, Co. Donegal. Intermittent sun, 14C. Site sheltered from a cool northerly breeze.

David Mcilveen (16/05/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 4 (also 11 ova), Holly Blue 7, Green Hairstreak 13, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 8, Micropterix calthella  5 at C184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 17, Orange-tip 7, Speckled Wood 1 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (16/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O260260, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue  1 at O257263, Dalkey Quarry,   Dalkey,  Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (16/05/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White  2, Orange-tip 12, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood  7 at C606385, Bredagh Glen, Riverwalk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Richard McCafferty (16/05/2018)

Green-veined White 40, Green Hairstreak 4, Peacock 3 at G828948, Glenmacannive, Glenties, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Maurice Simms (17/05/2018)

Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 (on apple blossom), Speckled Wood 6 at B681159, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal, near Glen Hotel. Sunny, 17C.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Speckled Wood 1 at B677145, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal,  in a sheltered area.

James Noonan (17/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at  O258222, Shankill, Co. Dublin

Holly Blue  2 at  Assumpta Park, Dublin 18.

Holly Blue 1 at  O250225, Cromlock fields, Shankill Road, Dublin 18.

Frank Smyth (17/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 16, Wall Brown 12 at O294369, Howth cliff walk.

Enda Flynn (17/05/2018)

Green Hairstreak 2 at J104123, Ballymakellet, Co. Louth. Sunny, 15C.

Richard McCafferty (17/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 3, Green-veined White 23, Large White 2, Peacock 12, Speckled Wood 15 at G741982, Bonny Glen Wood, Clooney, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (18/05/2018)

Green-veined White 1,  Speckled Wood 3 at N5090 and  Orange-tip 16,N4386, Kilnahard, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

James Noonan (18/05/2018)

Holly Blue 2 at  O250225, Cromlock fields, Shankill Road, Dublin 18

Orange-tip 2 at O246245, Kilboggit Park, Ballybrack, Dublin 18

Holly Blue 2 at O227265, Deansgrange Park, Dublin

Small White 1 at O247232, Loughlinstown Park, Dublin 18.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1 at O992368, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Cryptic Wood White 3, Brimstone 5, Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 3, Speckled Wood 7 at N245307, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly.

Cryptic Wood White 5, Small White 1, Orange-tip 7 at N310265, Clara Bog esker, Co. Offaly.

David Mcilveen (18/05/2018)

Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 21 (plus ova 7, larva 1), Peacock 1 at 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (19/05/2018)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 14, Wall Brown 12 at  O294369, Howth cliff walk. Sunny but with a stiff south-east wind, c.14C.

David Mcilveen (19/05/2018)

Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 11, Peacock 1,  Speckled Wood 4 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (19/05/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 1, Speckled Wood 8, Water Carpet  4, Garden Carpet 1, Engrailed 1,  Poplar Hawkmoth 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (19/05/2018)

Small White 1, Large White 6 , Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 8, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4  in a garden at C647407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Donegal.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (19/05/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 1 at J105112, Ballymakellet, Co. Louth. Sunny, 17C.

Frank Smyth (22/05/2018)

Common Blue 6, Small Blue 2 at O260397, Burrow Beach, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny,13C.

Cryptic Wood White 5, Orange-tip 4, Speckled Wood 1 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Course, Baldoyle, Co. Dublin.#

John Lovatt (22/05/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 5, Speckled Wood 1 at N4481, Moneybeg, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

James Noonan (22/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 1, Wood White 3 at M299031, Termon, Co. Clare.

Dingy Skipper 7, Wood White 8, Holly Blue 1 at N061201, Grand Canal, Ballyshane.

Dingy Skipper 9 at N2020 Finnamore Lakes, Offaly.

Ian Whitehouse (23/05/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O228262, garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Ethna Diver (23/05/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1 (seen five times), Speckled Wood 5 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20C.

Frank Smyth (23/05/2018)

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 6, Marsh Fritillary 2 (and one larva) , Mother Shipton moth 1 at O244378, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

David Mcilveen (23/05/2018)

Green-veined White 22, Orange-tip 9, Green Hairstreak 9, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C046179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Gillian Stewart (23/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 7, Green-veined White  7, Orange-tip 31, Small Copper 11, Common Blue 6,  Peacock 3, Cinnabar 12, Burnet Companion 6, Latticed Heath 2, Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly 1, Seven-spot Ladybird 1 at  N958102, Russborough, Co. Wicklow.

James Noonan (23/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 17,  Brimstone 3, Orange-tip 4, Peacock 1 at NN695261, Lullymore Reserve, Co. Kildare.

James Noonan (24/05/2018)

Large White 2 at O250208, Assumpta Park. Shankill, Co. Dublin.

H.Shepherd (23/05/2018)

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6 at M299003, Fahee North, Co. Clare.

Niamh Lennon  and Robert Aldwell (25/05/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1,  Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 1 at O2721426260, Dillon Park, Dublin.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 1 at O02600924677, Killiney beach, Dublin.

Cryptic Wood White 6, Orange-tip ova 4 (all white in colour, indicative of recent oviposition),  Holy Blue 5, Speckled Wood 2 at O2625526287, Dalkey Quarry, Dublin.

David Mcilveen (25/05/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 23, Orange-tip 9, Peacock 1, Small Heath 3, Silver Y 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (25/05/2018)

Holly Blue 7, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 1 at O280361, The Needles, Howth, Co. Dublin.

BCI Outing (26/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper c.12,  Cryptic Wood White 8,  Brimstone 6, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1,  Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 2, White-pinion Spotted 1, Mother Shipton moth 1, Burnet Companion c.5, Four-spotted Chasers numerous, Hairy Hawker c.8, Large Red Damselfy 2 at  N692225, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, breezy, 17C.

John Lovatt (26/05/2018)

Green-veined White 150+ at F9722, Oweninny, Co. Mayo.

Niamh Lennon and Robert Aldwell (26/05/2018)

Small White 4, Large White 8, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 6,  Common Blue 6, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 8, Speckled Wood 3 at O197332, Irishtown Nature Reserve, Co. Dublin.

Eamonn McGlinchey (26/05/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Wall Brown 6, Small Heath 2 at C153433, Sessiagh, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 2 at C141419, Doaghmore, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (27/05/2018)

Small Heath 2 at B997408, Hornhead, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort  (27/05/2018)

Green-veined White 15, Orange Tip 6, Green Hairstreak 2, Small
Tortoiseshell 1 at G67288925, in a garden at  Meentashesk, Carrick Co Donegal. Sunny, 25 C.

Eugene Dunbar (27/05/2018)

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 7  at R2895 on Green Road, Clooncoose, Co. Clare.

David Mcilveen (28/05/2018)

Green-veined White 16, Orange-tip 4, Cinnabar 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Muslin Moth 1, White Ermine 1, Poplar Hawk-moth 2, Brown Silver-line 3 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (28/05/2018)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 7, Speckled Wood 8 at T117964, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

John Lovatt (29/05/2018)

Small Heath 2 at O2151, Turvey Park, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (29/05/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 8, Orange-tip eggs 10 on Cuckoo-flower, Speckled Wood 2 at S981197 on south side of Forth Mountain, at 113m, Co. Wexford.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 6 at S973098 AT Colclough Garden, Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford. Sunny, 23C.

Small White 2 at S733080, Duncannon, Co. Wexford.

David Kennedy  (29/05/2018)

Wall Brown 6 at C13434407, Melmore, Rosguill, Co Donegal on low dunes.

Robert Aldwell (30/05/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 100 larvae; one batch at second instar, second batch at fourth instar at O204301, Booterstown, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1  (pristine) laying eggs at O208299, Blackrock Park, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms  (30/05/2018)

Dingy Skipper 4, Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip
3, Small Blue 6, Marsh Fritillary 1, Peacock 2, Small Heath 13 at G681959 – G691959, Sheskinmore, Ardara, Co. Donegal

Dingy Skipper 4,  Green-veined White 1, Large White
1, Green Hairstreak 3, Small Copper 1, Marsh Fritillary 1,, Small Heath 2, at G704989 Still Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Sue Shiels (30/05/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C347326, in town garden, Millgate, Buncrana, Co Donegal.

David Mcilveen (30/05/2018)

Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 2, Marsh Fritillary 17, Small Heath 33, Cinnabar Moth 11 at C122372, The Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Holly Blue 4,  Speckled Wood 2 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Peter Behan (31/05/2018)

Small Blue 20 plus,  several Common Blues at Shannonbridge, beside the power station at M976248, Co. Offaly. The site was being strimmed, very damaging to the Small Blue. Bord na Móna have been contacted and asked to delay strimming until September after the larvae have completed their development.

James Noonan (31/05/2018)

Small White 3, Small Blue 12, Common Blue 4 at O251397, Sutton Burrow, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Marsh Fritillary 80+,  Common Blue 10,  Small Heath 2 at O234374, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh  Lennon  (01/06/2018)

Common Blue 80 including 2 mating pairs, Marsh Fritillary 453, Small Heath 15, Cinnabar Moth 20, Silver Y 1 at O241376 – O247379 North Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Cloudy bright to hazy sunshine 17 -18 degrees.
During a one and a half hour split transect through the alder marsh
area of the North Bull, we counted 453 Marsh Fritillaries. Most were male and in pristine condition. They were widely spread over the area feeding on buttercup, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Red Clover, Cuckoo Flower and orchids. Numbers counted are representative but only a part of the number present.

Maurice Simms   (02/06/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Small Blue 31, Common Blue 1, Small Heath 6 at
G681948 – G682954 Tramore, Sheskinmore, Co Donegal.

Dingy Skipper 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Copper 1, Small Heath 16 at
G680948 Carrigalahagh, Sheskinmore Co Donegal

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2 at G673975 Eden Rosbeg Co Donegal.

Grahame Preston (02/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 3 at O185473 on scrubby ground behind Airside Retail Park, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms  (03/06/2018)

Speckled Wood 2 at G797994 Cleengort, Lettermacaward, Co Donegal.

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Heath 3 at G801994
Cleengort, Co Donegal

Large White 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 6 , Small Heath 3 at B774001, Corr Point, Lettermacaward, Co Donegal.

David Mcilveen (03/06/2018)

Green-veined White 5, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Richella Duggan (03/06/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 30+ at a newly found site at N 48269 51482  beside the Royal Canal, Clongawny, Co. Westmeath.

Jesmond, Denise and Alex Harding (03/06/2018)

Dingy Skipper 3, Wood White 7 plus, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 5, Common Blue 6, Peacock 2, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 22, Marsh Fritillary 22, Speckled Wood 8, Wall Brown 3, Small Heath 5, Forester Moth 1, Dew Moth 4, Common Carpet 1, Silver-ground Carpet 2, Speckled Yellow 3 along track at R283952, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. Mainly sunny, calm, 22C.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (03/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 10, Large White 1, Green-veined White 2,  Common Blue 12. Odonates: Black-tailed Skimmers 14,  Four-spotted Chasers 5,  Blue-tailed damselfly 20, 6 Common Blue Damselfly 6, Azure damselfly  1 at O098906, Keenan’s Cross Pond,  Co. Louth. Sunny, 20C.

Jesmond Harding (04/06/2018)

Dingy Skipper 4, Wood White 4, Common Blue 3, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6, Marsh Fritillary 18, Small Heath 3, Common Heath 3, Dew Moth 3, Speckled Yellow 1, Emperor Moth larvae 10 at M299002, Fahee North, Co. Clare. Sunny, calm, c.22C.

Robert Aldwell (04/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 7, Common Blue 20+, Speckled Wood 1 at O200305, Booterstown Nature Reserve and adjoining area, Co Dublin. Sunny, 18-20 C.

Pat Wyse (04/06/2018)

Brimstone 2,  Green Hairstreak 23, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2 at N752 332  Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 21C.

Paul Cutler (04/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 30, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 18, Peacock 1 in a wide, sunny track through a conifer forest with abundant flowering Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Herb Robert, vetches etc at S855508, Ballycrystal, Co. Wexford.

Maurice Simms  (04/06/2018)

Wall Brown 2 at G677976 New Line, Kiltoorish, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Common Blue 2, Wall Brown 1, Small Heath 1 at G662970 near Rosbeg Pier, Co. Donegal

Wall Brown at G676979 Ballyhilliard, Rosbeg, Co Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (04/06/2018)

Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 4 at C245432, Drumnacraig, Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Green Hairstreak 1, Marsh Fritillary 2, Small Heath 4 at C250430, south of Drumnacriag beach, Portsalon, Co. Donegal. Dull due to sea mist but pleasant, 14-15C.

Frank Smyth (04/06/2018)

Large White  7, Small White  8 , Orange Tip  5 , Common Blue  6 , Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 1, Small Heath  3  at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (04/06/2018)

Small Copper 2, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 6 at  T3194, the coast at Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow.

Ian Whitehouse (04/06/2018)

Dingy Skipper 2, Cryptic Wood White 5,  Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 3, Common Blue 11, Peacock 2,  Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath  6 at N958102, near Russborough House, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 17C.

Ian Whitehouse (06/06/2018)

Small White 2, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 43, Marsh Fritillary 114, Small Heath 37 at O243380, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Small White 3,  Small Blue 24, Common Blue 11, at O257396, Portrane Burrow, Co. Dublin. Sunny,  17C.

Jesmond Harding (06/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green Hairstreak 20-30, Speckled Wood 4, Large Heath 2 at N752233 for first three species and N752330 for Large Heath, Derrymahon, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Green-veined White 1,  Small Blue 1,  Common Blue 2, Meadow Brown 1 in a garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.21C.

Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 11 on the transect at N915424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, light breeze, c.21C

Maurice Simms  (06/06/2018)

Dingy Skipper 2, Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 1,
Small Copper 1, Common Blue 3, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 1 at
G674971 Kiltoorish, Rosbeg Co Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Blue 8, Wall Brown 2 at
G694989 near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co Donegal in disused small
limestone quarry

Marsh Fritillary 1 at G698983 beside Lough Birroge, Portnoo, Co Donegal

John Lovatt (07/06/2018)

Small White 2, Small Blue 439, Common Blue 204, Small Heath 33 at  O249524, The Burrow, Portrane, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 21C.

Maurice Simms  (08/06/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2
at G694989 – G687989 Portnoo Co Donegal along old slate quarry road.

Small Blue at G698996 near the start of cliff path behind Portnoo Pier, Co Donegal.

Dingy Skipper 3, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Wall Brown 1,
Small Heath 1 at G696986 along cliff path behind Portnoo Pier Co
Donegal

Jesmond and Denise Harding  (09/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 12, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1,  Common Blue 25, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1 between just before Wilson’s Bridge and Ummeras Bridge, N648155, Co. Kildare. Sunny but with long spells of overcast conditions.

Jesmond Harding (11/06/2018)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 1,  Common Blue 11, Marsh Fritillary 8,  Small Heath 20, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N685256, Lullybeg Reserve, Kildare. Overcast throughout, 18C.

Essex Skipper larva 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Meadow Brown 2 at Mucklon, Co. Kildare (grid ref withheld for conservation reasons). Overcast, 18C.

James Noonan (11/06/2018)

Common Blue 5 at O250208, Assumpta Park, Shankill, Dublin 18.

Maurice Simms (11/06/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Small Blue 6,
Common Blue 6, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 13 at G686963 – G687959 Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Small Blue 1, Common Blue 7, Small Heath 8 at G681960 – G676958, Little Tramore, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Sean and Luke Geraty (11/06/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 45 (the minimum figure seen), Common Blue 40, Small Heath 15 at  O 224378, Bull Island, County Dublin. Occasional sun and a light breeze.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (12/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 7, Common Blue 4, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath 4, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet  atO237411,   Baldoyle Race Course, Co. Dublin.  Dull 17C.

Large White 1, Small Blue 15, Common Blue  5  at O260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Conditions as above.

Maurice Simms (12/06/2018)

Wall Brown 2 at G626740 Muckros, Kilcar, Co Donegal on rocks at a small strand

Small Heath 2 at G618736 Muckros Head, Kilcar Co Donegal

Pat Wyse  and Fionnuala Parnell (15/06/2018)

Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 12, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 1, Large Heath 4 at N694 259, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, 16C.

Frank Smyth (20/06/2018)

Cryptic Wood White 16, Common Blue 2,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath  2,  Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moths  7 with one pair mating at Baldoyle Race Course, Co. Dublin  O 237411.  Dull and breezy.

David Mcilveen (20/06/2018)

Green-veined White 1,  Meadow Brown 7,  Ringlet 11,  Small Heath 1 at C188128,  Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal

Con O’Donnell  (21/06/2018)

Red Admiral 1 at C606385 Main Street, Moville, Co Donegal – basking on a wall.

Large White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at C647407, Eleven
Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge  (21/06/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock larvae 200, Small Heath 15, Large Heath
1 at H133901, Trusk Lough, Ballybofey, Co Donegal on wet heath and
adjoining roadside verge – 14 15 degrees with intermittent sun and
strong NW wind.

Large Heath 3 at H052885, Croaghonagh Natura Site and adjoining wet
blanket bog Barnesmore, Co Donegal 15 degrees and windy.

Frank Smyth (21/06/2018)

Large White 2, Small White 2, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 8, Meadow Brown 16, Small Heath 2 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Alison and Maurice Simms  (21/06/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 4, Small Heath 3 at B713181 Bent Island, Burtonport Co Donegal

Jesmond Harding (22/06/2018)

Common Blue 2Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 27, Ringlet 28, Small Heath 11 at  N687256, Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Co. Kildare. A mixture of cloudy periods and sunny spells, 15C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (23/06/2018)

Large White larvae 10, Orange Tip larvae 3 (all on Honesty), Speckled Wood 8 at C214084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny Co. Donegal.

Alison and Maurice Simms  (22/06/2018)

Meadow Brown 2 at G733998, Cashelgolan, Portnoo Co Donegal

David Mcilveen (22/06/2018)

Large White 1, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 15, Small Heath 3, Argyresthia brockeella – 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal,

Enda & Ciaran Flynn (23/6/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 18. Also of interest were Keeled Skimmer 3 including an ovipositing female, Four- spotted chaser 1 and Large Red Damselfly 8 at J128104 to J132093, Mullahattin/Annaloughan, Co. Louth. Sunny, 19C. 
 
 Ian Whitehouse (24/06/2018)
 
Large Heath 3 at  N713626, Lodge Bog, Kildare. Sunny, 21C.
Small White 4, Common Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 3,  Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 9, Ringlet 60 plus, Small Heath 4 at N694260-N687257, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.
 Enda & Ciaran Flynn (24/6/2018)
Common Blue 6, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Meadow brown 14, small heath 17 at O154771, Baltray, Co. Louth. Sunny, 20C.
Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 11, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 4 at J136132 to J139129, Windy Gap, Co. Louth. Sunny 21C.

Robert Aldwell and Davy Mcilveen  (24/06/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 8 at
C255310 Ardnamohane, Fanad Co Donegal.

Peacock Larvae 600 at C257309 Lurganboy, Fanad Co. Donegal – three large
groups of larvae on one large Nettle clump

Common Blue  2, Meadow Brown 1,  Small Heath 8 at C.259309 Lurganboy,
Fanad Co Donegal

James Noonan (24/06/2018)

Small Blue 8, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 13, Ringlet 8 at O251397, Sutton Burrow beach, Co. Dublin.

Common Blue 30, Meadow Brown 32, Ringlet 16, Small Heath 6 at O234 374, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (25/06/2018)

Green-veined White 1,  Common Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 7 (all males), Meadow Brown 31, Ringlet 74, Small Heath 9 at N687256, Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 25C.

Robert Aldwell (25/06/2018)

Common Blue 6, Grayling 15, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 at C205453, Magheradrumman, Fanad, Co Donegal. This is one of the best Grayling sites in Donegal. The previous earliest Donegal Grayling was June 28.

Robert Aldwell, Eamonn McGlinchey and Anton Meenan (26/06/2018)

Common Blue 70, Red Admiral, 15 Painted Lady 6, Meadow Brown 1 at B84, overview of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. Islanders say that this is the first day this year for Painted Ladies on Tory.

Red Admiral 6 at B860463, at the middle of the island feeding on white hebes

Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1 at B874455 far east of Tory

Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 1 at B853463 West Town

Common Blue 10, Painted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 1 at B847465, the west end of Tory Island.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (26/06/2018)

Large Heath 5 at N751327, Timahoe, Co. Kildare.

Small Skipper 1 (photo received) at N749330, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 23C.

Pat Wyse (26/06/2018)

Common Blue 1, Meadow Brown 11, Ringlet 40 plus, Small Heath 3 at N656 239, Edenderry road to Rathangan. Sunny 26C

David Mcilveen (26/06/2018)

Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 4 at C176306. Cool Upper, Cranford, Co.Donegal

Luke and Sean Geraty (27/06/2018)

Silver-washed Fritillary 9 at O09849 35393, Glen pond, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 22C.

David Mcilveen (27/06/2018)

Common Blue 16, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 9, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 13 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co.Donegal

Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 9, Small Heath 3 at C171264, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal

Painted Lady 2, Northern Eggar 1, Magpie Moth 7 at C155299, Cool Lower, Cranford, Co. Donegal

Robert Aldwell, Ian McCambridge and Con O’Donnell (27/06/2018)

Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 3 at C639424, Ballymacarthur, Greencastle Co. Donegal 26 degrees

Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 2 at C637437 Ballymacarthur, Greencastle Co Donegal

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Heath 1 at C637437, Glennagivney, Greencastle Co Donegal

Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 6, Small Heath 1 at C628461 Kinnegoe Bay, Inishowen, Co Donegal

Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 1 at C628416 Drumaweir, Greencastle, Co Donegal

Dave McGrath (29/06/2018)

Small Skipper c.5 seen, very active at N749330, Timahoe, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (29/06/2018)

Large White 3, Small White 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 5 (pristine), Peacock 1 (tattered), Meadow Brown 73, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 7 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 22C.

Jesmond Harding (29/06/2018)

Wood White 4 of which two males which are suspected to be second brood butterflies, Small White 1, Green-veined White c.10, Common Blue c.30, Peacock larvae, mainly final instar c.30, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Dark Green Fritillary 221 plus, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 3, Small Heath c.10, Chimney Sweeper 3, Least Minor 1, Silver Y 1 seen along walk from R274955 Creevagh to cottage at R287953, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. Sunny, light-moderate breeze, c.28 Celsius.

Map-winged Swift 2, Lackey 6, Drinker Moth 3, Peach Blossom 1, Buff Arches several, Common Emerald 1, Small Fan-footed Wave 1, Riband Wave c.6, Purple Bar 1, Barred Straw 4, Barred Yellow c.10, Sharp-angled Carpet c.3, Pretty Pinion c.8, Grass Rivulet 1, pug species present but not identified at species level, Scalloped Oak 1, Peppered Moth 2 Common White Wave 1,  Poplar Hawk-moth 1, Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1, Sallow Kitten 1, Muslin Footman 1, Garden Tiger 1, White Ermine c.6, Buff Ermine c.15, Ruby Tiger 2, Flame Shoulder c.40, Large Yellow Underwing 1, Dot Moth 1, True Lover’s Knot c.6, Ingrailed Clay 1, Double Square-spot 2, Brown-line Bright-line c.20, Clay c.6, Grey Dagger 2, Knot Grass c.4, Dark Arches 2, Light Arches c.5, Reddish Light Arches 1, Marbled Minor aggregation, several, Uncertain/Rustic (grey specimens) several, Bordered Sallow 1, Burnished Brass 5, Gold Spangle 3, Straw Dot several, Spectacle 1 at R263938, Parknabinnia, County Clare trapping using Robinsons light trap. Clear skies, light breeze, mild.

Jesmond Harding (30/06/2018)

Brimstone 1 newly emerged female at R307944, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Sunny, breezy, c.26 Celsius.

James Noonan (30/06/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 100 plus, Meadow Brown 52, Ringlet 33, Small Heath 13 at S920070, Ballytighe Burrows, Co. Wexford.

Essex Skipper 3, Meadow Brown 11, Ringlet 7 at T055138

Ian Whitehouse (30/06/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Speckled Wood 7, Ringlet 14 at S860560, Kilbrannish Woods, Co. Carlow.

Small White 5, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Comma 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 21 at S709504-S718493, Ballytiglea Bridge, Co. Carlow.

BCI/Burrenbeo Trust Outing (01/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue c.8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Marsh Fritillary egg mass 1, Dark Green Fritillary c.10, Grayling 3 (fresh males), Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 5, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth larva 1 fully-fed (clear green form) Silver Y 2 at M299002, Fahee North/Termon, Co. Clare. Sunny, breezy, 22C.

Paul Cutler (01/07/2018)

Silver-washed Fritillary 8 nectaring on biennial thistle (masses of knapweed coming, but not in flower yet), Speckled Wood 9, Meadow Brown 16, Ringlet 31 at S865562, Forest paths between Kilbrannish and John’s Hill, Co. Carlow. Sunny, hazy, moderate breeze, 24C.

David McGrath (01/07/2018)

Essex Skipper 30 plus at T053133, Killinick, Co. Wexford.

Seán Feehan (01/07/2018)

Ringlet 40 plus at X214973, on small meadow patch in car park area at Colligan Woods, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford

Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 20 plus, Ringlet 10, Beautiful Demoiselle 4 at X217967 along a woodland track at Colligan Woods, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford. Sunny, hot.

James Noonan (01/07/2018)

Common Blue 8, Red Admiral 6, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 8, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 32, Ringlet 46, at T110247, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (02/07/2018)

Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green Fritillary 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 3 including a mating pair, Meadow Brown 33, Ringlet 249, Small Heath 7 at N687256, Lullybeg Reserve and immediate environs. Sunny, 24C.

Sean Geraty (02/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 3 at O 10665 35656, Pheonix Park, Dublin. Sunny, c.25C.

Robert Aldwell (02/07/2018)

Small white 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock larvae 500 at O216287, Rockfield Park, Blackrock Co Dublin

David Mcilveen (02/07/2018)

Painted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 5, Magpie Moth 58 at C155299, Cool Lower, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (03/07/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 5, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 64 at O2626 Dalkey Quarry, Co Dublin.

David Mcilveen (04/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 11, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 23 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal

Eleanor Hort (04/07/2018)

Painted Lady 1, Small Heath 2 at G672892, Meentashesk, Carrick Co Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (04/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 2 at O210184, Knocksink Wood, Co. Wicklow.

Pat Wyse (05/07/2018)

Small Skipper 14, Brimstone larva 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 20 plus, Ringlet 50 plus at N760340, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Jesmond Harding (05/07/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 10, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 20 plus, Ringlet 50 plus, Small Heath 5 at N 67169 25355, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mostly overcast, 18C.

Linda Millard (07/07/2018)

Red Admiral 1 found flying at N193382, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Mostly cloudy, 24C.

James Noonan (07/07/2018)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 8, Beautiful Demoiselle 1 harassed by Silver-washed Fritillary high in trees at T074965, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow

Common Blue 1, Ringlet 1 at O992368, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell, David Mcilveen and Maurice Simms (07/07/2018)

Green-veined White 200+, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell larva 1, Peacock larvae 10, Dark Green Fritillary 100+, Grayling 18, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 30, Small Heath 3 at G683965, Sheskinmore Co Donegal.

This is a summary of the butterflies seen during the combined Donegal An Taisce Butterfly and Orchid walk and the annual Donegal butterfly meeting held in the magnificent surroundings of south Donegal’s foremost Nature reserve at Sheskinmore. Wildflower meadows of Burrenesque quality merges into marsh, machair and degrading dunes. Dry but largely cloudy conditions with occasional brightness and about 20 degrees enabled some 65 participants to enjoy the carpets of wildflowers and numerous butterflies. Many hundreds of Burnet moths and unhatched pupae, as well as large numbers of Cinnabar Moth caterpillars, were also seen.

Jesmond Harding (08/07/2018)

Brimstone 6, Small White 3, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 6 including mating pair, Meadow Brown 39 including mating pair, Ringlet 230, Small Heath 4, Emperor dragonfly male 1 at N687256, Lullybeg (reserve and track to the north), Co. Kildare. Mostly overcast, 22C.

Holly Blue 1, N920425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Niamh Lennon (08/07/2018)

Comma 1 on thistle on the bank of Dodder River at O165300, Milltown, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (08/07/2018)

Common Blue 14, Meadow Brown 50 plus, Ringlet 40, Small Heath 11 at O234374, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Paul Cutler (08/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, very fresh in appearance, Meadow Brown 1; all seen on hedges and rough verge along a lane. All actively flying at 8 pm on a very warm evening at S823652, Ballinvally, Ballon, Co. Carlow.

Jesmond Harding (09/07/2018)

Small Skipper 77, Small White 1, Green-veined White 10 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock larvae final instar and third instar, Meadow Brown several, Ringlets 50 plus at N760340 sample reference, Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, 22C.

James Noonan (09/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 8-10 at O260258, Killiney, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (09/07/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O220286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin in my garden. Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1 at O216287 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Sean and Luke Geraty (09/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 170 minimum very active between 7pm-8pm at O100354 and O10665 35656, Pheonix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 20C

Ian Whitehouse (10/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 6 at O210184, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. This is the first time I have recorded the Comma here. Sunny, 17C.

Jesmond Harding (11/07/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Purple Hairstreak 4 (2 low down), Peacock 1 freshly emerged, Meadow Brown 30 plus, Ringlet 15 plus at O106356, Pheonix Park, Co. Dublin. Overcast and dull, followed by light rain, c.17C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (12/07/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 20 at T091918 Glenmalure, Co Wicklow

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 6 at T066942 Glenmalure, Co Wicklow

Small White 1, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 8 at T081927 Ballinafunshoge Wood, Glenmalure Co Wicklow. Cloudy but calm and 16 – 18 degrees.

Philomena Keogan (12/07/2018)

Comma 1 seen between 3:30pm and 4:30pm at T2796, Mount Ussher Gardens, Co. Wicklow.

Maurice Simms (12/07/2018)

Green-veined White 9, Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 7 Ringlet 9 at G694989 – G690988 old Slate Quarry Road, Portnoo, Co Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (13/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 49, Northern Eggar 1 at O236127 on Great Sugarloaf, Co. Wicklow. Mainly cloudy, 20C.

Green-veined White 1, Purple Hairstreak 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at O259114, Glen of the Downs Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 20C.

Maurice Simms (13/07/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 16, Ringlet 9, Small heath 1 at G699907 – G700988, Narin Hill, above Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co Donegal.

Sean Feehan (13/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 14, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 3, Beautiful Demoiselle 2 seen between 4:00-4:45 pm at X214973, car park and X217967 track through Colligan Woods, Co. Waterford. Bright at first, cloudy later.

Sean Feehan (14/07/2018)

Green-veined White 20 plus, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 20 plus, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 10 seen between 12:00 and 1:00 pm at S0529201582, Owenashad River, Lismore, Co. Waterford. Warm.

Jesmond Harding (14/07/2018)

Essex Skipper 15 plus at Mucklon, Co. Kildare (grid ref withheld for conservation reasons). Sunny, 21C.

Robert Aldwell (14/07/2018)

Large White 5, Small White 4, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 28 at O2626 Dalkey Quarry Co Dublin. Sunny and 20-22 Degrees. My first sighting of DGF in this area.

Jesmond Harding (17/07/2018)

Green-veined White c.5, Small Copper 1, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary c.20, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 27 (This is the earliest that I have seen the larvae), Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet c.20 at N692259, Lullymore, County Kildare. Dull, calm, 18C.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 2, Peacock 8, Dark Green Fritillary 10, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Meadow Brown 46, Ringlet 179, Small Heath 1 at N685256, Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, County Kildare.

Small White 3, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 10, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Silver-washed Fritillary c.10, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet c.10 at N687259, Lullybeg outside the reserve, Co. Kildare.

Sean Geraty (18/07/2018)

Purple Hairstreak 3 between 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm at O118348, Pheonix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (18/07/2018)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 12, Small Copper 4, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 6, Comma 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 12 at S700506 – S709504 Barrow Way, near Ballytiglea Bridge, Borris, Co. Carlow. Cloudy, bright, 19 – 21 degrees. Commas roosted in trees during dull periods.

Robert Aldwell (18/07/2018)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at S693661 Leighlinbridge Co Carlow

Small White 6, Green-veined White 20+ Red Admiral 4 at S727378 Barrow Way, St Mullins, Co. Carlow

Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 12, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 5 at S723395, Bahana, St Mullins, Co Carlow

David Mcilveen (18/07/2018)

Green-veined White 7, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 23 at C046179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal

Large White 1, Green-veined White 38, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Ringlet 2 at C1181112, Neil Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Michael Kane (18/07/2018)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at T0145, Tomsallagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (19/07/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at T237902, Deputy’s Pass Wood, Co. Wicklow

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3 at T241899 on brambles along a lane to SE of Deputy’s Pass Wood, Co. Wicklow

Purple Hairstreak 4-6, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at T231903, Deputy’s Pass Wood, Gleneely, Co. Wicklow. In perfect conditions for Purple Hairstreaks-sunny, calm and 19 degrees at between 18.15 and 18.30 flying above the canopy of a medium-sized oak tree.

Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 8, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at T181841 Meetings Wood, Avoca Co Wicklow.

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 8, Holly Blue 7, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 11, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 22 at T230740 – TT234739, Arklow Nature Walk and adjoining wild meadow Co Wicklow

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 1 at T053722 Sean Linehan River Walk, Aughrim Co Wicklow

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 Silver-washed Fritillary 4 at T115783 east of Roddenagh Wood, Aughrim Co. Wicklow on large buddleias – just a sample of the butterflies present.

Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Ringlet 6 at T053722, south-east of Tinahely Co. Wicklow.

Pat Wyse (19/07/2018)

Small Skipper 8, Green-veined White 14, Small Copper 6, Peacock 11, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 20 plus at N757337, Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light breeze, 19C.

James Noonan (19/07/2018)

Holly Blue 1 at O158346, near The Spire, O’Connell Street, Dublin.

Sean and Luke Geraty (19/07/2018)

Essex Skipper 36, Large White 6, Small Copper 6, Common Blue 15, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, Meadow Brown 3 at T054128, Killinick train station, Co. Wexford

Essex Skipper 7, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1 at T060063, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford

Essex Skipper 7,  Small Copper 6, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3 at T038071, Lingstown Lane, Co. Wexford

Comma 1 at T079075, Millknock, Co. Wexford

Robert Aldwell  (22/07/2018)

Large White 1, Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 3,
Peacock 3 at O220286 Blackrock Co Dublin in my garden – about 26
degrees.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (22/07/2018)

Green-veined White 25, Large White 5, Small White 2, Small Copper 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 27 at J128104-J132093, Mullahattin to Annaloughan, Co. Louth. Overcast 18C.

Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 5, Common Blue 1, Peacock 2, Dark Green Fritillary 6, Ringlet 6 at J136132-J139129, Windy Gap, Co. Louth. Sunny and cloudy, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (23/07/2018)

Large White 2, Small White 6, Green-veined White 6, Holly Blue 4,
Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, at O216287 Rockfield Park,
Blackrock Co Dublin

Maurice Simms (23/07/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 3. Meadow brown 24 at G678966-G679965, Kiltoorish Chapel, Portnoo, Co Donegal

Ian Whitehouse (23/07/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Purple Hairstreak 2, Red Admiral 2,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4,  Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 6 at O210184, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Michael Kane (23/07/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Small White ova 10 plus on cabbage, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 12, Meadow Brown 1 at S9684, High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Ian McCambridge    (24/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 25+ at G963844
Ardnamona, Lough Eske, Co Donegal.

Michael Gray (24/07/2018)

Small White 2, Holly Blue 8, Peacock 3, Painted Lady 2, Silver Washed Fritillary 1,(first Silver Washed Fritillary in this area in 17 years) O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (24/07/2018)

Small Skipper 7, Small Copper 13, Common Blue 12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 17, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 6 at N757337, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare.

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O992368, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell  (24/07/2018)

Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 600+
(Small Tortoiseshell larvae 2nd -final instars), Meadow Brown 1 at S716 815 FishersmanWalk along River Lerr adjoining Barrow Towpath, New Garden, Mageney, Co. Kildare. Cloudy and 19 degrees. Aubrey Fennell reports 4 Commas on the previous day at this site.

Large White 2, Small White 10, Green-veined White 12, Holly Blue 4,
Red Admiral 5, Peacock 6, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 3, at
S864655- S865659 Altamont Gardens, Ballon, Co Carlow

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 10, Silver-washed Fritillary 12+,
Meadow Brown 2, at S866555 Clashahillagh Kildavin, Co Carlow. On large
wild roadside Buddleias – SWFs with up to four chasing one another

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Ringlet 2 at S844568
Kilbrannish, Kildavin, Co Carlow – at an altitude of 307m.

Myrtle Parker (24/07/2018)

Wood white sensu lato,  Small White, Small Copper, Common Blue,  Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood,  Meadow Brown, Ringlet seen in a 1 km walk at W744566 (sample reference), Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Michael Kane (24/07/2018)

Small White 5, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 10, Comma 2, Meadow Brown 1 at T032428, The Grotto, Moageer, Co. Wexford.

Maurice Simms (25/07/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 1, Peacock 5,
Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled wood 4, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 3
at G716974-G713972 Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo Co Donegal

Large White 1, Green-veined White 4, Peacock 2, Silver-washed
Fritillary 16, Speckled Wood 10, Ringlet 2 at G799994 – G800994
Cleengort Lane, Co Donegal

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at
G781983 Kilkenny, Maas Co Donegal.

David Mcilveen (25/07/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock 1 at C191262, GAA, Moyle Road, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 at C186302, Glen Road, Woodquarter, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 9, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at C184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal

Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 (latter two species on buddleia) at C191341, Moyle Hill, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 47, Dark Green Fritillary 1 (on thistle, knapweed, worn specimen), Magpie Moth 11 at C155299, Cool Lower, Cranford, Co. Donegal.

Philomena Keogan (25/07/2018)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1 at X9496, Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford.

Declan De Freitas (25/07/2018)

Painted Lady 1 at O240582, Baldongan Close, Loughland, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell   (25/07/2018)

Green-veined White 50+, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1,
Grayling 5, Meadow Brown 4 at C688408 Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co
Donegal. Sunny 19-20 degrees

Helen Cloney    (26/07 – 03/08 2018)

Large White 10, Small White 50+, Red Admiral 5,  Painted Lady 1 Small
Tortoiseshell1, Peacock 12, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at
S900410 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Helen reports 9 Commas seen on Buddleias in a garden near Enniscorthy
Graveyard in the same period.

Ian Rippey (26/07/2018)

Small Skipper 6,  Small White 1, Green-veined White 2,  Small Copper several, Common Blue 10, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at N750330, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare.

Green-veined White several, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 12-15, Comma c.25, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood  6 plus, Brimstone Moth 1. Odonata:  female Beautiful Damselfly 1, Banded Damselflies 15 plus (mostly males but 2+ females), male Common Blue damselflies 3 (rare in Carlow due to shortage of lakes or large ponds), male Emperor Dragonfly 1, Brown Hawkers 2-3,  Common Darter 1, Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 at S718149, Ballytiglea, Co. Carlow

Dominica McKevitt (26/07/2018)

Holly Blue 12 at O2160, Ardgillan Park, Skerries, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell   (29/07/2018)

Large White 8, Green-veined White 6, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 6 at C213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal in a garden on Buddleia. Intermittent sun and 18 degrees. First SWF seen in this garden in 39 years! Pristine male and photoed.  New 10km sq record for SWF on C20.

Large White 6, Green-veined White 6,  Red Admiral 2, Small
Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at C181112 Letterkenny Butterfly Garden, Co Donegal. On numerous Buddleias

Michael Gray (30/07/2018)

Large White 1, Small White 3, Green-veined White 2,  Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 8, Comma 3 (all hutchinsoni), Speckled Wood 1 at S935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Most butterflies were on buddleia.

Maurice Simms (30/07/2018)

Large White 5, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2,
Speckled Wood 2 at H332984 Combermore, Lifford, Co Donegal. On
Buddleias during morning sunny spells.

Michael Gray (02/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small White 3,  Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 13, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6,  Speckled Wood 3 at S937442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Sean Feehan (02/08/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 20 plus on buddleia between 9:30 and 11:00 at X214973, Colligan Woods, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford.  Overcast, damp but humid.

Jesmond Harding (03/08/2018)

Brimstone 15, Large White 1,  Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 116, Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 3 at N694260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast with brief sunshine, 20C.

Brimstone 16, Small White 5, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 5, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 78,  Dark Green Fritillary 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 7, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 10, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 12 at N688 225, Lullybeg reserve, County Kildare. Mainly sunny, 21C.

Large White 3, Small White 3, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Peacock 18, Speckled Wood 1 in a garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 23C.

Robert Aldwell, Ian McCambridge and Con O’Donnell  (03/08/2018)

Red Admiral larvae 10, Painted Lady larvae 20+ at C688408 Eleven
Ballyboes Greencastle, Co Donegal – Painted Lady larvae small to half-grown – on nearly every second thistle.

Green-veined White 500+, Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 1 (very faded),
Peacock 3, Meadow Brown 3 also PL larvae 30+ at C683437 Shroove Head,
Greencastle, Co Donegal. The area contains beautifully unspoilt habitat.

Large White 5, Green-veined White 50+, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1,
Painted Lady larva 1 (final instar), Peacock 8, Meadow Brown 1,
Speckled Wood 8 at C559488 Redford Glebe, Culdaff, Inishowen, Co
Donegal.

Most numerous Painted Lady larvae in Donegal since great PL year of 2009.

Ian Rippey (03/08/2018)

Brimstone 2, Large White 1, Green-veined White c.10, Small Copper 2-3, Brown Hairstreak 7 (4 males, worn), Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock c.6, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 females, Speckled Wood 25-30 (many fresh), Grayling 1, Shaded Broad-bar 3, Silver Y 1. Odonata: Migrant Hawker 6, Brown Hawker several, Ruddy Darter 2 males, Common Darter 1, Scarce Emerald Damselfly 2 plus at M4202, Newtown/Castlequarter, near Gort, Co. Galway.

Wood White 6, Brimstone 4 plus, Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White c.6, Small Copper c.6, Common Blue 1, Brown Hairstreak 4 (3 females, 1 worn), Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 3-4, Wall Brown 2, Grayling 1 (on mint), Meadow Brown 1, Common Carpet 1, Silver Y 6. Odonata: Brown Hawker c. 15,  Common Darter 1 at R3899, Kilcorkan/Lough Skeardan near Boston, Co. Clare.

Wood White 1, Brimstone 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White several, Purple Hairstreak 5-6 (the first 2 were beaten out of small oak trees, one being
a female, which was photographed; this being the first time I have photographed a female on digital media; a male was also seen later.
Conditions were not ideal as though bright and warm it became rather windy)
Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 (2 males), Speckled Wood 2-3, Wall Brown 1, Grayling 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1, Magpie Moth 1, Silver Y 1-2. Odonata: Brown Hawker Several; Common Darter c. 6; Common Blue Damselfly 3 or 4  at R3493, Ballyeighter Wood between Lough Bunny and Corofin, Co. Clare.

Niamh Lennon (04/08/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Holy Blue 7 seen 4:30 pm-5: 30 pm at O162295, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.22C.

Robert Aldwell and Eamonn McGlinchey  (04/08/2018)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4 at C257253, Ray,
Rathmullan Co Donegal

Green-Veined White 10+, Painted Lady 1 larva (final instar), Small
Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 6 (including a mating pair), Speckled wood 10 at C249265 Ray Wood, Rathmullan, Co Donegal – 6 – 6.30 pm. 18 degrees; no Purple Hairstreaks.

James Noonan (04/08/2018)

Common Blue 100 plus, Holly Blue 5-6, Red Admiral 26, Peacock 22, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 5, Hedge Brown 1, Meadow Brown 12 at T110247, The Raven, Co. Wexford

Essex Skipper 2,  Clouded Yellow 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 22,  Painted Lady 1, Comma 1 at T055128, Killinick, Co. Wexford.

David Mcilveen (04/08/2018)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond and Denise Harding (05/08/2018)

Small White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 57, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 1 along banks of the Grand Canal, between N961373 Pike Bridge and N986236 Easton, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 26C.

Jesmond Harding (05/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue c.20, Holly Blue c.10, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (very active and looked to have recently emerged), Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at N995369, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Niamh Lennon (05/08/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock  15, Comma  4, Silver-washed Fritillary  3, Speckled Wood  4 at T270970, Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Butterflies mainly on buddleia, Green-veined White on Purple Loosestrife.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell   (05/08/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 1
(large and pristine), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 20+ at C213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal in a garden with many buddleias. Fine and bright AM and 17 degrees.

Val Swan (05/08/2018)

Wall Brown 2 at  N 648 234 beside a silt pond 1km north of the Ballydermott Bord na Móna works, Co. Offaly.

James Noonan (05/08/2018)

Common Blue 7, Meadow Brown 3 at O250208, Assumpta Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Ian Rippey (05/08/2018)

3-5 Small Whites at least, but at least 1 of a number of “small
whites” was a Green-veined White; Brown Hairstreak 2 (at least 2,
probably 2, females); at least 3 Holly Blues (1 slightly torn male
identified); 1 Small Tortoiseshell; c. 10 Speckled Woods; up to 5 Wall
Browns (1 male and 1 female identified); c. 5 Meadow Browns

Small White 3-5, Green-veined White 1, Brown Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 10, Wall Brown 5, Meadow Brown 5 at M2611, Mount Vernon, Bell Harbour, Co. Clare.

Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 2-4, Painted Lady 1, Peacock c.30, Speckled Wood 6-8, Wall Brown 1-2, Grayling c.30, Meadow Brown 6-8, Small Heath 3-4, Silver Y 4, Yellow Shell 1 at M3304, Keelhilla, Slieve Carran, Co. Clare.

Myrtle Parker (06/08/2018)

Skipper butterfly, unsure if it was a Small Skipper or Essex Skipper seen at W744566 (sample reference), Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge   (07/08/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 22,
Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 2, at G925607 The Knather,
Ballyshannon, Co Donegal  – on large sheltered Buddleia.

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 80, Silver-washed
Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 19, Ringlet 1 at G933610 – G926611
Knather Wood, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal – Also 20 + Red Admiral larvae
at various stages on fresh young nettles, Peacocks mostly on Knapweed
-Intermittent sun and 17 – 18 degrees

Ian Rippey (07/08/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 5, Common Blue 13-14, Red Admiral c.8, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 4, Wall Brown 6, Grayling 2, Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown 3, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at W0529, Ringarogy Island, Baltimore, Co. Cork.

David Mcilveen (07/08/2018)

Green-veined White 5, Ringlet 3, Grey Dagger larva 1, White Ermine larva 3 at C044145, Cruckraw, Glendowan, Co. Donegal

Maurice Simms  (07/08/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1,
Peacock 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1,
Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 6, Meadow Brown 6, at G716974 – G713972
Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co Donegal

Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 1, at G677975/6
New Line, Kiltoorish, Rosbeg Co Donegal

Peacock 2, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 3, at G676979- G777980
Ballyhilliard, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Con O’Donnell    (07/08/2018)

Large White 12, Green-veined White 6, Red Admiral 1, Small
Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 23 at C606385 Bredagh Glen River Walk,
Moville Co Donegal

Large White 12, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 4 at
C647407 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle Co Donegal

Robert Aldwell and Eamonn Scott   (08/08/2018)

Large White  2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 8, Meadow Brown 1 at C179423, Tullynadall, Fanad Co Donegal

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 6-8, Meadow Brown 2 at C142412 Dumnaigh More, Fanad Co Donegal  – typical Wall Brown habitat on a warm, rocky hillside.

(It is wonderful to see so many Wall Browns chasing one another and the other butterflies. This is a good example of the continued strong presence of the Wall Brown in NW Donegal.)

Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 6,
Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at C160430 Gortnatra, Fanad Co
Donegal. In a garden with a great variety of Buddleias. Sunny and 17
degrees but strong SW wind.

David Mcilveen (08/08/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1 at C044145,  Cruckraw, Glendowan, Co. Donegal

Jesmond Harding (08/08/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 3, Peacock 4, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 2, Meadow Brown 3 at M1835, on a site on the south side of N59 Moycullen to Oughterard Road, Galway.

Maurice Simms  (09/08/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 2, Peacock 2, Wall Brown 7, Meadow Brown 7 at G679966 Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2, Silver-washed
Fritillary 2, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 1 at G673976 Eden, Rosbeg Co. Donegal in a garden.

Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 2, Peacock 5, Wall Brown 2, Meadow Brown 3 at G697978 – G696997 cliff path behind Portnoo Pier, Co
Donegal

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3, at
G695989 – G688988 Old Slate Quarry Road, Portnoo, Co Donegal.

David Mcilveen (10/08/2018)

Green-veined White 13 including two mating pairs, Peacock 2 at C155299, Cool Lower, Cranford, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms  (10/08/2018)

Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 1 at G697959  Little Tramore, Rosbeg Co Donegal

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, at G697987 Pound
Lough, Portnoo, Co Donegal on Yellow Buddleia in garden

Peacock 1, Wall Brown 3, Grayling 1 at G684964 – G987452 – G682947 Sheskinmore – Carrigalahagh, Co Donegal

Maurice Simms  (11/08/2018)

Green-veined White 3, Peacock 20, Silver-washed Fritillary 11,
Speckled Wood 17 at G794994 – G800994 Cleengort Lane, near Gweebarra Bridge, Co Donegal

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 3, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1 at
B774001 Corr Point, Lettermacaward, Co Donegal

James Noonan (12/08/2018)

Common Blue 28, Small Heath 1 at N061201, Grand Canal, Ballyshane, Co. Offaly.

Eamonn McGlinchey (12/08/2018)

Small Copper 1, Painted Lady larva 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 15 mostly on Sea Holly, Meadow Brown 2, Grayling 1 at  B932 346, Drumnatinny Falcarragh Co. Donegal

Grace Meenan  (12/08/2018)

Peacock 1 at B870455  east end of Tory Island, Co Donegal. Seen
basking on a rock.

Ian Rippey (12/08/2018)

Small White 3,  Common Blue 12, (female Common Blues seen recently in Wexford and Cork appear browner than bluer specimens I see in Northern Ireland, though brown examples occur there) Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 1-2, Peacock c.6, Small Tortoiseshell c. 12,  Comma 1,  Meadow Brown 1, Silver Y 2. Odonata: 1 Common Darter 3 at T048267, south of the road just west of Poulsack Bridge, Castlebridge, Co. Wexford.

David Mcilveen (13/08/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 15, Speckled Wood 5,  Silver Y 2, at C181112, Neil T Blaney Rd., Letterkenny, Co.Donegal

Jesmond Harding (13/08/2018)

Small Copper 3, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary larval nest 7, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 3, Small Heath 1 on reserved land at M299002, Fahee North, Co. Clare. Windy, with a mixture of cloud and sunshine.

Brown Hairstreak 1, Small Copper c.8, Common Blue 2, Peacock c.10, Speckled Wood c.15, Wall Brown 6, Grayling 3, Meadow Brown c.5 along track at R283952, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. Mainly overcast, breezy.

Wood White 1, Brown Hairstreak 1 (male), Peacock c.6, Speckled Wood c.15, Wall Brown 3 at  R303942, Gortlecka, Co. Clare.

Myrtle Parker (13/07/2018)

Wall Brown 3 at W744567, Rngabella, Co. Cork

Ian Rippey (13/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small White c.10, Common Blue 200 plus, Red Admiral 6 plus, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 20 plus, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 3, Hedge Brown/Gatekeeper 2, Northern Eggar 1, Six-spot Burnet 50 plus, Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1, Silver Y 3; odonata: Brown Hawker 2, Common Hawker 6, Migrant Hawker 2, Emperor Dragonfly 4 (female 1), Keeled Skimmer 2 males, Ruddy Darter 3 males, Common Darter c.5 pairs from T1126-T1122, The Raven, Co. Wexford.  Cloudy with bright spells, warm.

Large White 1, Small White 2, Green-veined White 3-4, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell c.18, Peacock c.6, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 (2 of each sex), Speckled Wood 1 at S9222, Harristown and northern edge of Browncastle Estate, Co. Wexford. 

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon  (14/08/2018)

Small White 18 (some laying on wild crucifers), Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 5, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 1 between O199332 and O204334, Irishtown Nature Park, Co Dublin.

Small White 2, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 1 between O193333 and O190331, Sean Moore Park, Ringsend, Co. Dublin. Cloudy, bright, 18C.

James Noonan (14/08/2018)

Holly Blue 3 at O220260, Shanganagh Cliffs, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms  (14/08/2018)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 5, Peacock 4,
Speckled Wood 1 at H332984, Combermore, Lifford, Co Donegal.

Robert Aldwell  (15/08/2018)

Holly Blue 2, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at  O216287 Rockfield Park,
Blackrock, Co Dublin

Jesmond Harding (15/08/2018) 

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 11, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood  8, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 1, Treble-bar 7, Buff-tip larva 1, Shaded Broad-bar c.6, Silver Y, C.5 at N688 225, Lullybeg reserve, County Kildare. Cloudy, light rain, 21C.
 

George McDermott and Dermot McLaughlin (19/08/2018)

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral larva 6, Painted Lady larvae 16 (10 on Creeping Thistle, 6 on Marsh Thistle) Peacock 10 at C4287130527,  Meenyanly, Tullydish, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Paul Cutler (19/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 1 (very faded) at 11:30 am at S797531, lane to Mount Leinster Lodge,  Tomduff, Co. Carlow. These were seen along a stretch of a rough verge and uncut meadow behind, overhung by ancient Spanish Chestnut trees and oaks and further down the lane. Mainly overcast but warm and humid.

Jesmond Harding (20/08/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Brown Hairstreak 3, Small Copper 1, Peacock c.10, Speckled Wood c.20, Wall Brown 6,  Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2 at R3094 along pathways through the scrub, clearings in the scrub, scrub edged with stone wall, grassy fields and limestone pavement at Gortlecka, Co. Clare.

Con O’Donnell   (20/08/2018)

Large White 18, Red Admiral 7, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1,
Peacock 14, Speckled Wood 4 at C647407 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle,
Co Donegal

Robert Aldwell  (21/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Holly Blue 8, Silver-washed Fritillary
1, Speckled Wood 8 at O2626 Dalkey Quarry Co Dublin. This is my first time to
see a Silver-washed Fritillary in this area.

John Lovatt (21/08/2018)

Painted Lady 9, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 4 at N473837, Tonagh shore, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Over 100 plus Small Tortoiseshells and Peacocks were seen around the lake.

Jesmond Harding (21/08/2018)

Large White 2, Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 7 (24 on 18/08/2018), Silver Y c.7 in a garden at  N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.23C.

Pat Wyse (22/08/2018)

Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 20 plus, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 14 at  N689256, Lullybeg/Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, breezy, 18C.

Robert and Cormac Aldwell  (23/08/2018)

Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 4 at H409105 Butlersbridge, Co Cavan –  Showery and 13-15 C.

Jesmond Harding (24/08/2018)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 39 at N687256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. All third instar.

Robert Aldwell, Cormac Aldwell and Ethna Diver (24/08/2018)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1 Peacock 2 at C299282, Rathmullan House, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal in a walled garden. Showery and 12 degrees.

Frank Smyth (25/08/2018)
Large White 1, Small White 3, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 7, Painted Lady 6, Speckled Wood 10, Wall Brown 3 at O268372, Howth Cliff Walk, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Jesmond Harding (25/08/2018)

Small White 11,  Green-veined White  1, Common Blue  5, Small Copper  3, Red Admiral  4, Painted Lady  17, Small Tortoiseshell  136, Peacock  31, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 39,  Speckled Wood 13, Meadow Brown 2 at N687256 on Lullybeg Reserve and at N690256 along adjoining track, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, calm, high of 21C.

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 43: 26 outside IPCC reserve at N6925625997 and 17 within the reserve at  N6926626075, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 4 at N6926626075, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. 

Niamh Lennon (25/08/2018)
Large White larvae 20, Small White 5 and larvae 2, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 5, Red Admiral  4 larvae, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 12 and larvae c.100, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood  4  at N917340,  Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Robert Aldwell  (25/08/2018)

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Painted Lady (empty larval tent} 1,
Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 at G686765 near Fintra Dunes , Co Donegal

Common Blue 2, Peacock 1 at G619745 Muckros, Kilcar Co Donegal

Robert Aldwell and Danny and Nollig Gillespie  (25/08/2018)

Large White larvae ( at all stages) and eggs, Peacock 10 at G629745
Dactan, Kilcar Co Donegal- eggs and larvae on cabbages

Robert Aldwell and Cormac Aldwell    (25/08/2018)

Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 5 larval nests, Meadow Brown 1 at G711697
St John’s Point, Co Donegal – larval nests at “brown leaf” stage and probably first instar.  Only a small portion of one usually strong site examined.

James Noonan (25/08/2018)
Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6 at T1007, Lady’s  Island, Co. Wexford.
Common Blue 26, Painted Lady 1 at T055128, Killinick, Co. Wexford.
Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 1, Comma 1, Meadow Brown 1 at T110247, Ravenwood, Co. Wexford.
Maurice Simms  (25/08/2018)
Wall Brown 10 at G650929 – G652929 Cloghboy, Loughros Point, Co Donegal

Wall Brown 2 at G669930 – G670929 Drumirren, Loughros Point, Co Donegal. 

Grace Meenan (26/08/2018)

Large White – dozens of caterpillars at B860463 Tory Island, Co
Donegal. to be seen climbing nearby walls. Never seen before on
the island. (caterpillars presumably seeking safe pupa sites)

Likely due to the recent planting of a nearby corncrake meadow probably
containing crucifers. 

Pat Wyse (28/08/2018)
Green-veined White 8, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 14, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 30  plus at N756336, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare.
Sean and Luke Geraty (28/08/2018)
Small White 9, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 132  plus, Red Admiral 9, Painted Lady 14, Small Tortoiseshell 75, Speckled Wood 17, Meadow Brown 1 at  T113262, Ravenwood/dunes, Co. Wexford. Sunny spells, 19C.
John Lovatt (29/08/2018)
Small White 1, Green-veined White 14, Common Blue 6, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood (some very dark specimens) 80 plus at N 4066, 3967, 4662, 4665, 4466, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath.
 David Mcilveen (29/08/2018)
Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 25, Speckled Wood 1 at C181112, Neil T Blaney Rd. Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 17 at C159110, Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.
Maurice Simms  (29/08/2018)

Small Copper, Common Blue 1, Peacock 2, Wall Brown 2, Meadow Brown 2
at G678965 Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg Co Donegal

Peacock 1, Wall Brown 2, Meadow Brown 2 at G674971 Near Kiltoorish
Lough, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Red Admiral 1, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 2 at G673974 Eden, Rosbeg Co Donegal

Maurice Simms   (30/08/2018)

Peacock 3 at G699981 near Doon Lough, Portnoo, Co Donegal

Con O’Donnell   (30/08/2018)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 8, Peacock 40,
Speckled Wood 40+ at B9218 grounds of Dunlewey House, Co Donegal

Jesmond Harding (31/08/2018)
Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Speckled Wood 1; moths include Silver Y 3, Gold Spot 1 in the garden at  N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.20C.
Moths trapped include Centre-barred Sallow 2, August Thorn 3, Canary-shouldered Thorn 1, Frosted Orange 1, Setaceous Hebrew Character 12, Square-spot Rustic 222, Large Wainscot 1. Total counted catch was 324 individual moths.
Frank Smyth (31/08/2018)
Large White 1, Small White 3, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 4, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Course, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, c.19C

Con O’Donnell   (31/08/2018)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 2,  Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 20, Speckled
Wood 12+ at C647407 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle Co Donegal

Jesmond Harding (01/09/2018)
Brimstone 8, Small White 5, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 33, Small Tortoiseshell 175, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 3 at  N687256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.  Long sunny spells, 22C.
Brimstone 18, Small White 1, Painted Lady 16, Small Tortoiseshell 45, Peacock 14, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (male), Speckled Wood 2 at N689256 on track between Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Long sunny spells, c.23C
Marsh Fritillary larval nests 44 at N692259 on the land adjoining the IPCC butterfly reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kildare.
Marsh Fritillary larval nests 68 at N692260 on IPCC butterfly reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.
Brimstone 5, Small White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 7 including a mating pair, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 48, Peacock 13, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 10 at N6926, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast with sunny spells, 21C.
Jesmond Harding (02/09/2018)
Brimstone 17, Small White 1, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 16, Small Tortoiseshell 67, Peacock 14, Speckled Wood 1, several Silver Y moths at N689256 on track between Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells but clouded over later c.22C during sunny spells.
A combined total of Small Tortoiseshell 253 plus at Lullybeg reserve N687256, adjoining area (stated in the previous record) immediately to the east N689256 and south N691256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

 

Robert Aldwell  (02/09/2018)

Holly Blue larvae 12, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O2239 Seapoint Avenue,
Monkstown Co Dublin.
Larvae on Common Ivy and at various instars. 23 degrees and hot sun.

Con O’Donnell   (03/09/2018)

Large White 12+, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 4 at C652403 Greencastle Shore
Walk, Co Donegal

Frank Smyth (04/09/2018)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 3 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Course, Co. Dublin. Sunny 15C.

Maurice Simms  (04/09/2018)

Small Copper 6, Common Blue 7, Wall Brown 4, Meadow Brown 3 at G679966, Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co Donegal

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Wall Brown 2, Speckled Wood 3 at
G674971 Kiltoorish, Rosbeg Co Donegal

Red Admiral 3 Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2 at G673974 Eden, Rosbeg Co. Donegal all on Yellow Buddleia

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2 at G699981 Doon
Lough, Portnoo Co. Donegal

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G696986 Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan  (04/09/2018)

Red Admiral 1 at B874455 along the road towards Portadoon, Tory Island, Co. Donegal. Feeding on Devil’s-bit Scabious on a fine sunny evening.

Pat Wyse (05/09/2018)
Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Peacock 2 mainly on ivy flowers at N715334, Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare. Cloudy 18C.

Maurice Simms   (06/09/2018)

Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 2, Speckled Wood 5 at G716974 Kilclooney
Lane, Portnoo, Co Donegal. 

Jesmond Harding (08/09/2018)
Marsh Fritillary larval nests 13 (three nests held fourth instar larvae), Fox Moth larvae 10 at N880131, Dunshane/Harristown Common, Co. Kildare.
Green-veined White 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 31, Fox Moth larvae 2 at N763160, Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare.
Frank Smyth (08/09/2018)
Small White 2, Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Marsh Fritillary larval webs c.70, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2 at O244378, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Dull, 18C.

Maurice Simms  (08/09/2018)

Speckled Wood 5 at G673974, Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms  (09/09/2018)

Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G711988, Naran, Portnoo, Co. Donegal

Common Blue 2, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G694989 near Pound
Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal

Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 1 at H332984, Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell   (10/09/2018)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 3 at C688408
Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle Co Donegal

Maurice Simms  (11/09/2018)

Large White1, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2 at H332984,
Combermore, Lifford Co Donegal

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon  (12/09/2018)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1,
Speckled Wood 8 at O239407 Baldoyle Old Racecourse, Co Dublin 16
degrees and intermittent sunshine

Small White 6, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue (very faded) 1,
Speckled Wood 6 at O199332 Irishtown Nature Reserve, Co Dublin

Robert Aldwell  (13/09/2018)

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 23 at O2626 Dalkey Quarry, Co Dublin 14 –
15 degrees with intermittent sun.

Jesmond Harding (16/08/2018)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 1 in a garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny spells, c.18C.

Maurice Simms  (18/09/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 8, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled
Wood 5 at H332984 Combermore, Lifford, Co Donegal.

 Con O’Donnell  (18/09/2018)

Large White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 4 at
C647407 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co Donegal

John Lovatt (18/09/2018)
Small White 2, Small Copper 2, Red Admiral 40 plus, Painted Lady 5, Speckled Wood 10 seen at  X7397, Hook Head, Co. Wexford.
Frank Smyth (18/09/2018)
Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 14, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 17, Marsh Fritillary nest 1 at G896731, The Murvagh dunes, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver  (22/09/2018)

Large White larvae 30+ final instar, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 4 at
C062173-C062175 Glebe Gallery, Lough Gartan, Co. Donegal – sunny 13 C.

Jesmond Harding (23/09/2018)
Small Copper 4, Red Admiral 3 and larva 1, Speckled Wood 6 at N915424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 12C
Large White 1, Small White 1, Holly Blue 1 and larva 1 at O241437, Carrickhill Heights, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 13C.
James Noonan (23/09/2018)
Red Admiral 2, Comma 1 at T018498, Ferns Main Street, Co. Wexford.
Jesmond Harding (24/09/2018)
Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8 at N6926, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly sunny, 15C.
Small Tortoiseshell 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 2 at N689256 along track linking Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.
Small Copper 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 6, Small Tortoiseshell 19, Speckled Wood 6 at N687256 on Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.
Michael Kane (24/09/2018)
Comma 1 on verbena at S9684, High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.
Red Admiral 1, Comma 1 at T0145, Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (24/09/2018)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Marsh Fritillary 1
large larval nest, Speckled Wood 7 at C081353/354 Ards Forest Park,
Creeslough, Co Donegal – intermittent sun and 15 C.

Catríona Carlin and Martin Gammell (24/09/2018)

Brown Hairstreak female 1 on ringfort at M193380,  Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway.

Maurice Simms  (24/09/2018)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 3 at H332984, Combermore, Lifford,
Co Donegal.

Frank Smyth (26/09/2018)

Red Admiral 3 at O226379, St Fintan’s Park,  Dublin 13. Sunny, 20C.

Frank Smyth (27/09/2018)

Wall Brown 1  male faded and worn at O2937, Howth cliff walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.18C.

Jesmond Harding (28/09/2018)

Small Copper 5 or 6 (two females), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 3 seen between N917426 and N914418, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, calm, 15C.

Small Copper 1 in a garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

John Young (28/09/2018)

Small Copper 1 seen at c.3pm at W452546,  C.1mile east of Baxter’s Bridge, on banks of Bandon River, Co. Cork. Sunny, warm.

Jesmond Harding (29/09/2018)

Small Copper 1 in a garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.15C.

Brian Hamilton (29/09/2018)

Comma 1 at O308033, East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, calm, c.17C.

Pat Wyse (29/09/2018)

Brimstone 2,  Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Speckled Wood 4 at N689256, Lullymore/Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, 14C.

Niamh Lennon (30/09/2018)

Holly Blue larvae 2 at O164300, on ivy buds close to the Nine Arches on the River Dodder, Milltown, Dublin 14

Holly Blue larvae 2 at O163291 on ivy buds on the hedge that borders Milltown Golf Club, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14.

Con O’Donnell  (30/09/2018}

Large White 2, Speckled Wood 4 at C647407 Eleven Ballyboes,
Greencastle, Co Donegal – cool and sunny 12 C

Maurice Simms  (01/10/2018)

Red Admiral 2 at H332984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (03/10/2018)

Red Admiral 1 at C213084  Knockbrack, Letterkenny Co Donegal  on
yellow Buddleia during a brief sunny period and 16 C.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge  (05/10/2018)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2 at G896734 Murvagh
Dunes, Co Donegal. Light showers and 12 C.

Con O’Donnell   (05/10/2018)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 4, Silver Y 6
at C647407 on a large, sheltered buddleia at Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13 – 15 C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver  (06/10/2018)

Speckled Wood 2 at C248265 Ray Wood, Rathmullan, Co Donegal in
a sheltered spot – in sunny calm conditions at 12 C. 

Niall Dollard (06/10/2018)
 
Red Admiral 1, Comma 1 feeding on ivy at S498636, near Ballygrafton Wood, Co. Kilkenny. Sunny, NW wind, 13C.
Maurice Simms (06/10/2018)

Red Admiral 1 at H322984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.  It was basking on the wall in the early morning sun. Sunny, 6C. 

Paul Cutler (07/10/2018)

Comma 2, Speckled Wood 1 flying around trees adjoining towpath at 3-4 pm at S724385 near St Mullins, Co. Carlow. Cloudy, cool.
Maurice Simms  (10/10/2018)
Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 mostly on yellow buddleia at H332984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal – sunny and 15- 18 C.
Con O’Donnell  (10/10/2018)

Large White 1, Peacock 2 at C6844,  Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C but strong SE wind blowing down Lough Foyle.

George Mc Dermott (10/10/2018)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1 at C3460931398, Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Sunny but blustery, 18C.

Robert Aldwell  (14/10/2018)

Red Admiral 1 feeding on sheltered ivy at 11.45 at O2625, Dalkey Hill, Co Dublin. Calm and sunny, c.12C.

Jesmond Harding (14/10/2018)

Brimstone 1 (male), Small Copper 2 (females), Red Admiral 1,  Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2, Silver Y 1, Common Darters numerous at N687256 on Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 12C.

Red Admiral 1, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 2 at  N6926, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

The Comma is the first record we have for west Kildare and one of the first county records.

Frank Smyth (14/10/2018)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests (hibernaculae) 66 at G829637, Kildoney, Co. Donegal.

Marsh Fritillary nest 1 at G870683, Lower Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Tom Doyle (14/102018)

Small Copper 1 S9306, Ballyteigue, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (15/10/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 (pristine male) at O092276 and  O093281 respectively, Tallaght village, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.16C.

Niamh Lennon (16/10/2018)

Speckled Wood 1 at 12:45 pm in the garden at O168278, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (17/10/2018)
Red Admiral 5 on ivy blossom at O283365, between The Neddles and Lion’s Head, Howth cliff walk, Co. Dublin. Dull with some sunshine, 13C.
Jesmond Harding (17/10/2018)
Small Copper 1 at   N687256 on Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12C.
Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 1 at  N6926, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.
James Noonan (17/10/2018)
Clouded Yellow 1, Small Copper 1 (reported to James) Red Admiral 3 at Cape Clear, Co. Cork.
Frank Smyth (18/10/2018)
Red Admiral 2 on ivy at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny.
Speckled Wood 1 at O238409, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny.
James Noonan (18/10/2018)
Clouded Yellow 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1 at Cape Clear, Co. Cork.
Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (20/10/2018)
Red Admiral 26 (many on ivy, two groups chased each other), Speckled Wood 2 at T113252-T114272, The Raven Nature Reserve, Co. Wexford. Mostly sunny, 15-17C.
Jesmond Harding (21/10/2018)
Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at N6926,  Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.
Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (22/10/2018)
Red Admiral 3, Comma 1 at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.
Red Admiral 2, unidentified butterfly in flight at O283365, Howth cliff walk.
Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 7 at O280366, Ceanncor Road, Howth.
Red Admiral 2 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.
Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (24/10/2018)
Red Admiral 1 at T215601, Ballymoney Strand, Co. Wexford.Sunny, 10C.
Speckled Wood 1 at T194579, beside Kiltennel Church, Courtown, Co. Wexford.
Speckled Wood 1 at T192568, Courtown Wood, Co. Wexford.
Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 1 on ivy at T201569, Courtown, Co. Wexford.
Maurice Simms (25/10/2018)
Red Admiral 1 basking on a wall at H332984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny interval, 10C.
Jesmond Harding (28/10/2018)
Small Tortoiseshell 1 on ivy at N9186242698, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny,
c.8C.
Frank Smyth (28/10/2018)
Red Admiral 1, Red Admiral ova 4 at O283366, Ceanncor Road area, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, NE breeze, 10C.
Ethna Diver (28/10/2018)
Peacock 1 basking on a wall at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.
Seán Feehan (30/10/2018)
Painted Lady 1 at X7344597469, Hook Head, Co. Wexford.
Frank Smyth (31/10/2018)
Red Admiral 1 at O281364, Howth Cliff Walk near Jameson Pool, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 8C.
Frank Smyth (04/11/2018)
Red Admiral 1 at O282364, The Needles, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.
Frank Smyth (12/11/2018)
Red Admiral 1 and 1 egg at O283366, cliff walk, Howth. Partly sunny, breezy, 11C.