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 3pm at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Sunny, calm.

Frank Smyth (25/01/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 6 larval nests  at O 244278 at North Bull Island (Dollymount Strand). Sunny, 6C.

Myrtle Parker (27/01/2018)

Red Admiral 1 seen taking moisture from a leaf by Olive Parker at W684713, Old Blackrock Road, Cork. (The first Red Admiral recorded in 2017 was also reported by Myrtle.) Mild, 12C.

Enda Flynn (22/02/2018)

Red Admiral 1 seen at J129086 (photo provided), Jenkinstown  Forest, County Louth. Sunny, c.5C.

Robert Aldwell and Frank Smyth (13/03/2018)

Marsh Fritillary 122 larval nests at O 224378, Bull Island, County Dublin. Sunny, 8 C.

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

Peacock 1 at 4pm 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 5:10pm 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 field at N914419, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 18C.

Con O’Donnell (19/04/2018)

Green-veined White 1 in 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. 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. 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, Orsange-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 11am 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, 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 mating pair), Orange-tip 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4  in 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, 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 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 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 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. 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 pupated.

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 srubby 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 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 garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.21C.

Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 11 on 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 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 Drumachon, Co. Kildare (grid ref witheld 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 (minimum figure seen), Common Blue 40, Small Heath 15 at  O 224378, Bull Island, County Dublin. Occasional sun and a light breezr.

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 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 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- spot 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 Doegal – 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 Grayling record in Donegal 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 B824455 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 at 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 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, Cooncoose, 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 agg 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.

I estimate the trap held c. 700 moths.

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 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 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. Wild flower meadows of
Burrenesque quality merge into marsh, machaire and degrading dunes.
Dry but largely cloudy conditions with occasional brightness and about
20 degrees enabled some 65 participants to enjoy the carpets of wild
flowers 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 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 lane. All actively flying at 8pm on 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 4:00-4:45pm 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 1:00pm at S0529201582, Owenashad River, Lismore, Co. Waterford. Warm.

Jesmond Harding (14/07/2018)

Essex Skipper 15 plus at Drumachon, 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.