With over 1475 moth species recorded in Ireland, we have a wonderful wealth of species to admire. For every butterfly species, we have 42 moth species. Most moths are strictly nocturnal, and these are rarely found without the correct equipment. Like butterflies, moth species have their specific flight time. Below is a very small selection of the moths flying now. I have included the native breeding plants these species use, underlining the need to grow the correct native herbs and trees in our housing schemes, gardens, parks, motorway embankments, woodlands, hedgerows, grasslands, and everywhere plants are planted.
If you would like to see these moths, join us on our moth morning, on June 26th. See https://butterflyconservation.ie/wp/events-2/