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.

Niamh Lennon (20/04/2018)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.