2017

2017 Records

Below are the records for 2017. First sightings for each species (all life stages) are given in bold.

Myrtle Parker (20/01/2017)

Red Admiral 1, at Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Coilin MacLochlainn (24/01/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, in garden at Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (28/01/2017)

Dotted Border 1, on front door at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (08/02/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 12 webs with about 70 larvae per web basking on dried grass among Devil’s-bit Scabious; these are out about 2-3 weeks before the main emergence; larvae found at Alder Marsh, Dollymount, Dublin, at O 244378. Sunny, 7 C.

Jesmond Harding (18/02/2017)

Brown Hairstreak ova 4, on south facing Common Blackthorn at c.1.5m up on plants  at the edge of an uncut hedge in the Burren National Park, Gortlecka, Co. Clare.

Jesmond Harding (19/02/2017)

Winter Moth 1, Early Thorn 1 in The Glebe, Corofin, Co. Clare. The Early Thorn evaded two attacks from a House Sparrow by diving towards the ground.

Craig Ayres (24/02/2017)

Peacock 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Joan Smyth (27/02/2017)

Peacock 1 basking on footpath at 11:30am, at Carrickbrack, Sutton, Co. Dublin at O 266382. Sunny, 7C.

Con O’Donnell (05/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 647407, Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 10C.

Pat Bell (08/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, in Irish Wheelchair Association Biodiversity Garden, Clane, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 13C.

Pat Wyse (09/03/2017)

Brimstone 1, on Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (10/03/2017)

Shoulder Stripe 1, Common Quaker 26, Twin-spot Quaker 1, Clouded Drab 2, Hebrew Character 8 in garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, mild, 12C at 9pm.

Pat Wyse and Jesmond Harding (11/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 18, Dotted Border 1 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, sunny from about 2pm; 14C in sunshine.

Jesmond Harding (11/03/2017)

Brimstone 3 males seen together, Marsh Fritillary nest 1 at Lullybeg (seen with Pat Wyse), Co. Kildare. Sunny when Brimstones seen; 14C in sunshine.

Lucy Bell (11/03/2017)

Brimstone 1, in Garryland Nature Reserve, Co. Galway. Sunny, 15C.

Brian Power (12/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Old Head of Kinsale, on Common Dandelion; a great plant for spring butterflies!

Pat Bell (13/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Royal Canal transect, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Pat Bell (14/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Barrow Way north of Maganey Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15C.

Alexander Harding (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, seen in our garden at 1:45pm at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 15C.

Pat Bell (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, on Stacumny transect, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15C.

Paul Cutler (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Red Dead-nettle in my garden in Killane, Ballon, Co. Carlow, at S813652. Sunny during the morning, c.14C.

Karen Bennett (15/03/2017)

Brimstone 4 on railway track at  S683933, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 16C.

Rob Delaney (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1 in my garden near Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (16/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Kilbogget Park, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, breezy, 13C.

Andrew Power (20/03/2017)

Comma 4 seen during a ten minute search in a wood near Kildavin, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c.12C.

Rob Delaney (20/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden near Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

Elizabeth Dunne (23/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1, taking nectar in a private garden at S 515547, Kilkenny.

Patrick Sheridan (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 on canal bank at N 623103, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Sunny, cool, 8C.

Pat Bell (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, nectaring on dandelion in my garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 9C.

Jesmond Harding (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 1 from c.3pm-4pm at Louisa Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light easterly breeze, 10C.

Sandra Sheridan (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 6 on canal bank at N 780416, Enfield, Co. Meath. Sunny, warm, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (25/03/2017)

Brimstone 10 plus, all males, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 4 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, very light breeze, 15.4C at 11:35am.

Jesmond Harding and Philip Strickland (25/03/2017)

Brimstone 3, (note: 2 males seen around 2:30pm but P.Strickland observed a female in late morning in the same area) Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4 along track adjoining IPCC reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kidare. Sunny, c.15C at 2:30pm.

Jesmond Harding and Patrick Sheridan (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at c.5pm along bank of Royal Canal at Posseckstown, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.14C.

Pat Wyse (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, at Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare. Sunny 13C.

Paul Cutler (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at S 870658 on the banks of the River Slaney, Altamont Estate, Co. Carlow. Sunny, warm morning.

Paul Cutler (26/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at S 870658 on the banks of the River Slaney, Altamont Estate, Co. Carlow. Sunny, warm.

Michael Kane (26/03/2017)

Peacock 3 seen at about 2pm at High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, c.15C.

Robert Aldwell (26/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell in private garden, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Robert Aldwell (26/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 in Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

George McDermott (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 34603139 in Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Joan Bruck (27/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at Ballinlough, Cork City.

Sue and John Shiels (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 022209 in walled garden at Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Elaine Mullins (27/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at Carrick Hill Heights, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C.

Jesmond Harding (28/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in grounds of second level school in Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C.

David Mcilveen (29/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 356 230, Inch Nature Reserve, C. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (31/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 flying around ivy, at 11:15am at GR 02128, edge of Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.15C.

Holly Blue 1 female basking on south facing privet in my garden at GR 02228 Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Also a newly emerged Listrodromus nycthemerus from a Holly Blue pupa one of a number formed by larvae collected locally last autumn and stored in a cool place indoor since then.

Jesmond Harding (31/03/2017)

March Moth 1, Small Quaker 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Common Quaker 33, Clouded Drab 8, Hebrew Character 14, Early Grey 4, Pale Pinnion 2 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool overnight, c.4C min temp.

Michael Kane (01/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (01/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, light breeze, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (02/04/2017)

Small White 1, fluttering around Muscari at Intel roundabout, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Robert Aldwell (02/04/2017)

Holly Blue 2 (11:45am) flying 3m above ground, near ivy, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O 2626 in Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, 12-13C.

Ian Whitehouse (02/04/2017)

Brimstone 2 males, Peacock 3, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 7 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, light breezes, 13C.

Robert Aldwell (07/04/2017)

Holly Blue 4 at O 1622, southwest area of Stephen’s Green, Dublin Holly Blue 2 at O 1633 , on ivy in south side of Merrion Square, Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Jesmond Harding (07/04/2017) Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1, along sheltered lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 13C.

Michael Gray (07/04/2017)

Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1 in my garden at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Philip Strickland and Jesmond Harding (08/04/2017)

Orange Tip 1, Brimstone 6 (including four females with at least two laying on Common Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 along recently cleared track in Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 18C in afternoon.

Patrick Sheridan and Theresa Bennett (08/04/2017)

Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 26, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3, in square S 69 along River Barrow, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C. Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 9 at N60, Oghill, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Patrick Sheridan (08/04/2017)

Brimstone 1 at N60, Cloney, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, 17C.

Brimstone 5, Orange-tip 1 Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at N61, Clonmoyle, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, 17C.

Ethna Diver (08/04/2017)

Speckled Wood 1 at C 178127 in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Pat Bell (08/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. This is two weeks earlier than my first garden Holly Blue in 2016. Sunny, 17C.

Robert Aldwell (08/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 seen at 11:15am at  O 214382, Raheny Dart Station, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Helen Cloney (08/04/2017)

Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at S 8848 at Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Craig Ayers (08/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G 849831 at Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (08/04/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 at O 266 374, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 283 366, on cliff path, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (11/04/2017)

Green-veined White 5, Marsh Fritillary larvae; 100’s, all singles; could be an early flight this year, at O 245 379, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (12/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 along boreen at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny spells, windy, c.14C.

David Mcilveen (12/04/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 14, Peacock 1 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (15/04/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1 at G 868685, Knather Wood near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5 at G 868685, Lr. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (17/04/2017)

Water Carpet 3, Hebrew Character 3, at C20, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (17/04/2017)

Marsh Fritillary larvae 9 basking on heath at Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. This extensive site’s Marsh Fritillary population had been monitored for 10 years. Sunny, 12C.

David Mcilveen (17/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at C 183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (17/04/2017)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at G 868685, Lr Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (19/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at C 095153, Drumcavney, Trentagh, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (20/04/2017)

Small White 1 at C 186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (20/04/2017)

Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 10, Pearl-bordered Fritillary larvae 6 (largest one c.25mm), Marsh Fritillary larvae 30 plus, mostly fully-fed, Speckled Wood 2, Transparent Burnet larvae 5, Common Heath 2 on limestone grassland and pavement at Clooncoose, Co. Clare; larvae mainly at R 284955. Sunny, c.15C.

David Mcilveen (21/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Drinker Moth larva 26 at C 046179, Lacknakoo, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 18, Speckled Wood 2 at C 061172, The Glebe Gallery, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (22/04/2017)

Brimstone 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5, Drinker Moth larva 1, Transparent Burnet larva 1 (also adult male Slow Worm 1) at R 207945, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Sunny, c.13C.

John Lovatt (25/04/2017)

Orange-tip 1 at O 216482, Kilcrea, north side of Malahide Estuary, Co. Dublin.

Craig Ayers (26/04/2017)

Green Hairstreak 2 at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Frank Smyth (26/04/2017)

Wall Brown 2 on cliff path, Howth, Co. Dublin; earlier than the first sightings here last year.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (29/04/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 28 final instar larvae found on dry Succisa-rich heath in count lasting 20 minutes at B 8024, Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal. Less than 10% of the habitat was covered, as conditions did not favour fuller coverage. This site may be indicative of the current status of many Marsh Fritillary populations on sites extending from south of Dungloe to Bloody Foreland.

Robert Aldwell (30/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at G 960800, Clar, Donegal Town. Sunny 15C.

Ethna Diver (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 14, Orange-tip 8, Holly Blue 2,  Peacock  4, Speckled Wood 1  at  G 932606, The Knather, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding and Fionnuala Parnell (01/05/2017)

Brimstone 5 plus, Green-veined White 4 plus, Orange-tip 5 plus, Dingy Skipper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary larvae 5, Speckled Wood 5 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Cloudy initially, then sunny; 15C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (01/05/2017)

Small Copper 2 at B 999371, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Paul Cutler (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 13 (including two females), Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 4, Red Admiral 1, at S 709505, Ballytiglea Bridge, Ossory, Co. Carlow. Sunny with some light cloud; warm.

Robert Aldwell (01/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, pristine, in nettles at O2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C at 5 pm.

John Murphy (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3 at N 4786, Crover, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

John Lovatt (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 17 (three females), Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Joe Donaldson (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3 at N1984, Corn Hill, Longford.

Ian Whitehouse (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 16 (3 females) also 2 ova , Brimstone 14 (5 females) also 4 ova , Peacock 7, Marsh Fritillary larvae 12 in IPCC Reserve, Speckled Wood 6 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light breezes, c.15C.

Jesmond Harding (02/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, in grounds of Old Bawn CS, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c.14C.

Frank Smyth (02/05/2017)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 14, Red Admiral 3, Wall Brown 4, Speckled Wood 7 at O 283366, Howth cliff path, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C

Red Admiral 1 at O 266380, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

John Lovatt (02/05/2017)

Orange-tip 10 minimum at N 436 862 in a small field with Lady’s Smock near Kilnahard, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N3983, Lough Kinale, Finea, Co. Cavan.

Ian Whitehouse (03/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 1 at Palmerstown Park, Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Ethna Diver (03/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 5, Water Carpet 1, Streamer 1, at C 213 084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (03/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 at G 691959 Old Mass House, Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (03/05/2017)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 2 at G 672 892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Danny Gillespie (04/05/2017)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G 5882, Straleel, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (04/05/2017)

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 on bluebells at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Frank Smyth (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5, Red Admiral 1, laying eggs (5 found), Speckled Wood 5 at O 266 374, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Craig Ayers (04/05/2017)

Orange-tip 11,  Green-veined White 14, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 6 at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

John Lovatt (04/05/2017)

Green-veined White 30, Orange-tip 6 at H 210 166, Templeport Lake, Co. Cavan.

Speckled Wood 1 at H 225 155,  Gortnaleck Lake, Co. Cavan.

Michael Gray (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 2, Painted Lady 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, c.14C.

Robert Aldwell (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 2 at O 2129, Blackrock Park, SE margin, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (04/05/2017)

Herald Moth 1 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 3 along lane and adjoining fields at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, strong breeze, c.14C.

Ethna Diver (05/05/2017)

Green-veined White 20, Orange-tip 10, Holly Blue 12,  Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at C 0399 2282 near Visitors’ Centre, Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 12, Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 3  Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 6 at C 061297, Duntally Wood, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (05/05/2017)

Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 6, Peacock 5, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 7 at  O 266374, Red Rock Sutton, Dublin 13.

David Mcilveen (05/05/2017)

Green-veined White 7, Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 3 , Speckled Wood 3 at C 183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2017)

Holly Blue 7, including a newly emerged female at N 987 365, west of Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny, strong breeze, c.14C.

Danny Gillespie (06/07/2017)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G 6272, Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (07/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 6 plus, Brimstone 10 plus, (several ova found) Cryptic Wood White 7 plus, Green-veined White 10 plus, Orange-tip 10 plus (including a mating pair still joined 3 hours after being found), Large White 1, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 4, Marsh Fritillary 1 larva, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 5, Common Heath 5 plus, Common Wave 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Beautiful Yellow Underwing 1, Mother Shipton 1, Burnet Companion 1, Small Purple-barred 1 at Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, max 20C.

Robert Aldwell (07/05/2017)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 7, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 6 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 12, Speckled Wood 1 at O 2625, Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 4, at O 2525, Vico Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Patrick Sheridan (07/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1 at N55, pit near Killucan, Co. Westmeath. Sunny, 16-17C.

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 4,  at N33, sand pit near Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

Small White 2, Green-veined White 3, Holly Blue 1, Kilbeggan town, Co. Westmeath.

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1 at N62, sand pit near Edenderry, CO. Offaly.

Dingy Skipper 2, Cryptic Wood White 5, Small White 1, Orange-tip 3, Speckled Wood 3 along canal bank east of Enfield, Co. Meath.

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Wall Brown 1 at N63, sand pit near Clogherinkoe, Co. kildare.

John Lovatt (09/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 6, Large White 2, Orange-tip 18 (5 females), Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2 at Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Pat Wyse (09/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 2, Brimstone 20 plus, (many ova seen; 17 counted on one terminal shoot comprising four unfurling leaves) Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 7, Small, Copper 3, Peacock 3, Emperor Moth 1 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Frank Smyth (09/05/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 near lighthouse, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (09/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5 around holly and ivy at O 2328, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Eamonn McGlinchey (09/05/2017)

Green-veined White 20, Small Copper 2, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 14, Speckled Wood 1 at C 240457, Pollet, Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (10/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 7 seen at O 239407, Baldoyle race course, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.15C

John Lovatt (10/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 7, Speckled Wood 2 at or near N4266, along the shore at Lough Derravaragh, Multyfarnham caravan district, Co. Westmeath.

David Mcilveen (10/05/2015)

Green-veined White 23, Orange-tip 6,  Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 6 at C 240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 18, Orange-tip 10,  Holly Blue 3, Speckled Wood 2 at C 184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1 at C 226170, Ardglass, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Patrick Sheridan (10/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 3, Small White 1, Large White 2, Orange-tip 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at N72, along the banks of the Grand Canal, Inchanearl, Co. Kildare.

Dingy Skipper 6, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 3, Wall Brown 9, Speckled Wood 2 at sand/gravel pit near Blessington, just inside Co. Kildare.

David Mcilveen (11/05/2017)

Green-veined White 3,  Holly Blue 1 at C 140105, Conwall Cemetery, Conwall, Co. Donegal.

Robert and Cormac Aldwell (11/05/2017)

Small White 4, Large White 6, Orange-tip 10, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood  6 at O 2033, Irishtown Nature Reserve and adjoining pathways, Dublin. Sunny, 15/16C.

John Lovatt (11/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1 seen at  N 4146, Tudenham, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeah.

Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 6 at N 3744, Lilliput district, Co. Westmeath.

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 3 at  N 3958, L. Owel, Co. Westmeath.

Robert and Cormac Aldwell (14/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 1, Orange-tip ova 20; 10 on one Cuckoo Flower, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Cloudy, bright with sunny intervals, 14C.

Ethna Diver (16/05/2017)

Clouded Silver 1, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Small Pheonix 2, White Ermine 1, Poplar Hawkmoth 1 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (17/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5 at O 1633, Merrion Square, Dublin.

David Cook (17/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 12-15, Large White 1, Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 7, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5  at O 23910 40841, Baldoyle race course, Dublin. Sunny, c.15C.

Paul Cutler (20/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 7, Large White 6, Speckled Wood 6 on open sunny forest path at S 885620, Knockbarragh, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (20/05/2017)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 4, Marsh Fritillary 25, Cinnabar 1, Common White Wave 1, at O 245379, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Mainly dull with showers and some sunshine. 14C.

Jesmond Harding (21/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 5, Cryptic Wood White 4, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Silver-washed Fritillary larva 1, Speckled Wood 1, Mother Shipton 2, Burnet Companion 1, Common Heath 2 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Dull, mostly cloudy with spells of rain and brief sunshine.

John Lovatt (22/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Heath 3, O 205515, NW end of Turvey Nature Park Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (22/05/2017)

Small White 3, Small Blue 2, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1 at O 260397 Sutton Burrow, Co. Dublin. Cloudy with sunshine, 19C.

Michael Gray (22/05/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 (on Japanese Lilac) at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Warm, 19C.

Sean and Luke Geraty (22/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1 feeding on Erysimum Bowles mauve (wallflower) at Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (23/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1 at G 921771, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (23/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 2 (on alighted on brown vegetation during cloudy interval) at O 2625, Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Cryptic Wood White 5, Holly Blue 2 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Dublin.

Michael Gray (23/05/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Large White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 3 at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (23/05/2017)

Small White 3, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 4, Speckled Wood 7, Small Heath 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at O 283366, Cliff Walk, Howth, Dublin. Temperature 16C.

David Mcilveen (24/05/2017)

Green-veined White 11, Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 3,  Argent and Sable 1 at C 064179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 14, Orange-tip 5, Small Copper 1, Small Heath 3, Peacock 1, Silver Y 1 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Kennedy (reported by Robert Aldwell) (24/05/2017)

Small Blue 1 at C1344, Melmore Head, Rosguill, Co. Donegal (most northerly site known in Ireland for Small Blue).

Pat Wyse (24/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 7, Brimstone 4, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 at Lullymore between 5pm and 6:30pm. Sunny, 22C.

Ethna Diver (24/05/2017)

Small Heath 7 at C 124377, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 4, Burnet Companion 15 plus at  C 081353, Ards, Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Small Pheonix 4, Lead Belle 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Pale Prominent 1, Peach Blossom 1, Brimstone moth 2, Herald 2 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (25/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 15 plus, Wood White 30 plus, Brimstone 1, Large White 1, Green-veined White 5 plus, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 2 large nests, Peacock 2, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 30 plus, Marsh Fritillary 50 plus, Dark Green Fritillary larva 1, Wall Brown 5, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath 5, Lackey moth larva 1, Speckled Yellow 20 plus, Silver-ground Carpet 2, Oblique Carpet 1, Dew Moth 1 at Cloooncoose, County Clare. Mainly sunny, breezy, max temperature recorded 25 C.

Frank Smyth (25/05/2017)

Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 16, Marsh Fritillary 70, Silver Y 4 at O 245379, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny with some sea fog, 21C.

Eileen O’ Donnell (26/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1 at C64, Belleghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (28/05/2017)

Green-veined White 10, Small Copper 1, Speckled Wood 3 at G 923492, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 3 at G 832568, Four Masters Bridge, Lareen, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Martin Smith (28/05/2017)

Wall Brown 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at C 1543, Sessiagh, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 2 at C 1742, Cashel, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (28/05/2017)

Large White 2 plus, Red Admiral 2 at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (28/05/2017)

Large Heath 1 at B 933184, Poisoned Glen, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal. This is the earliest Donegal record of Large Heath in the past 20 years.

Frank Smyth (28/05/2017)

Small White 5, Common Blue 5, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 3, Speckled Wood 4, Silver Y plentiful at O 266374, Red Rock, Dublin.

Robert Aldwell  and Ethna Diver (30/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1, Wall Brown 1 on Red Clover at G 700995, coastal path beyond Portnoo pier, Co. Donegal. Sunny, windy, 14C

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 2, Speckled Wood  3 at G 741981 at bog road along Bonny Glen Wood, Clooney, Co. Donegal.

Jennifer Bostock (30/05/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at D&M Garden Centre, Ballycannon, Croagh, Co. Limerick.

Pat Wyse (02/06/2017)

Painted Lady 1 on pyracantha, Naas, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Michael Friel (03/06/2017)

Common Blue 27, Red Admiral 2, Small Heath 25 between 3-4:30pm at Ballymacshoneen, Co. Cork. Windy, 22C.

David Mcilveen (03/06/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 2, Small Blue 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 4, Six-spot Burnet 6, Cinnabar 3, Micropterix calthella 1 at G 702941, Sheshkinmore Nature Reserve, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (03/06/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 21, Meadow Brown 1, at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding (04/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Orange-tip 1, Small Heath 3, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1, larva 1, several pupae at Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare. No Marsh Fritillary flying yet; this butterfly is usually late to emerge on this site. Sunny, c.14C.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Marsh Fritillary 10, all fresh-looking examples, copulation observed; Small Heath 4; this site continues to produce the largest specimens of the latter I have seen; Cinnabar moth 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 2 at Dunshane Common, Co. Kildare. Sunny mainly, but rain fell as I left. Temperature c.15C.

Marion Kerrigan (04/06/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 feeding on garden rhododendron, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. The moth appeared in the garden on 03/06 and 04/06, between 1-2pm.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (06/06/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 4 (2 females), Small Heath 6 at C 124377, Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, bright, breezy, 17C.

Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 1 at C 124404, Mevagh, Rosguill, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (07/06/2017)

Dingy Skipper 4, Brimstone 2 (female and male), Cryptic Wood White 2 (males), Green-veined White 1 (female), Common Blue 4, Marsh Fritillary 10 plus, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 1, Burnet Companion 3 plus on IPCC butterfly reserve and vegetated cutaway adjacent to the reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. A mix of cloud and sunshine, 15C.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (07/06/2017)

Small Blue 3,  Small Heath 14 at B7618, southern end of  Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 33, Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary 6, Small Heath 17, Wall Brown 1 at B73 18/21 in middle of Cruit Island.

Small Blue 3, Small Heath 1 at B7222, north end of Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (07/06/2017)

Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 1, Large Heath  5, Argent and Sable 11, Clouded Buff 18, Emperor Moth larvae 8 at C 046179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (08/06/2017)

Red Admiral 3 (on Buddleja globossa), Speckled Wood 1 at C 213084, Knockbrack, Co. Donegal. Humid, 17C.

Jesmond Harding (08/06/2017)

Green Hairstreak 14, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 15, Large Heath 5 (on bog) along track through North Drehid Bog, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny followed by heavy rain. 15C in sunshine.

George McDermott (09/06/2017)

Red Admiral 5 (on white form of Red Valerian), Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at C3431, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (10/06/2017)

Large White 1, Small Blue 7, Common Blue 5 plus, Small Heath 8 plus, Garden Tiger larva 1 in dunes at Donabate, north of Malahide Estuary, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 19C.

Small White 1, Large White 1, Small Blue 9, Common Blue 5 plus, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 10 plus, Six-spot Burnet moth 5 plus,  Cinnabar moth 2, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 4, one laying eggs on Lady’s Bedstraw on Portrane dunes, from the rear of the pub to the northern end of the dune system overlooking Rogerstown Estuary; sample grid ref O 254 515. Sunny, windy, 21C.

John Murphy (10/06/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at Crover, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Jesmond Harding (12/06/2017)

Common Blue 14, Marsh Fritillary 23, Small Heath 10 plus, Cinnabar Moth 2 at North Bull Island, from Alder Marsh to northern edge of island. No sign of Small Blue, despite search of Kidney Vetch. A mysterious absence, given its presence along the coast at Portmarnock, Donabate, Portrane, Skerries. Sunny spells, c.15C, strong southerly wind.

Pat Bell (12/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Tortoiseshell (pristine) 1, Ringlet (pristine) 1 at N 997318, Stacumny, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, 17C.

Frank Smyth (13/06/2017)

Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 266374, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 19C.

Jesmond Harding (14/06/2017)

Large White 1, Peacock larval nests 2, probably third instar, Red Admiral 1, Green Hairstreak 2, Speckled Wood 5, Large Heath 17, Common Wave 1, Grass Wave 2 at N 750335, North Drehid Bog and adjoining access track, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, c.18C.

Robert Aldwell (15/06/2017)

Peacock larval nest (2nd instar), Red Admiral larvae 1st-3rd instar, Painted Lady 1 (faded) at O2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (16/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 8 (2 laying on wild crucifers), Holly Blue 1 (faded female), Common Blue 6, Small Tortoiseshell, pritine, attempting to lay on nettles, Red Admiral larvae  10 plus, all instars, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 neactaring on Red Valerian, Six-spot Burnets at O2625, Killiney Beach, Dublin. Sunny with light cloud, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (17/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Marsh Fritillary 2*, Speckled Wood 1*, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 4, Small Heath 20 on or close* to Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell larval nests 3, Peacock larval nest 2, probably second instar, female Peacock 1, testing nettles for her eggs  on south side of vegetated spoil excavated for a drain. Spoil ridge overlooks the flooded cutover bog at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, hot, 25C.

John Lovatt (17/06/2017)

Holly Blue, male, seen at Tolka River beside Botanic Gardens. Late first brood? Sunny, hot, c.22 C.

John Lovatt (18/06/2017)

Large White 1, Common Blue 28, Small Blue 77, Meadow Brown 5, Small Heath 13, Six-spot Burnet c.100, Cinnabar Moth 1 between 10-12:30 at Portrane, on dunes. Sunny, warm, light breeze.

Helen Lawless (18/06/2017)

Small Heath 2 at T 096895, Toorboy, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light breeze, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (19/06/2017)

Small White 4, Large White 1, Common Blue 8, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 6, Red Admiral larvae 6, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 10 at O 2033, Irishtown Nature Park and adjoining pathways, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (19/06/2017)

Peacock larval web at barrier beside road, Large Heath c.20 on the bog at North Drehid, Co. Kildare. Hazy sunshine, c.25C.

Frank Smyth (19/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1, Large White 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 1, Large Heath 4 at G 920580, Rowantree near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 3 at G 869682, Lr. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (20/06/2017)

Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 12 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (20/06/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 26, Ringlet 29, Small Heath 6, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Silver Y at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (20/06/2017)

Small White 1, Common Blue 10 plus, Small Blue 30 plus, Meadow Brown 10 plus, Small Heath 20 plus, Northern Eggar 1, Six-spot Burnet 30 plus, Cinnabar 4 plus at Portrane, mostly at northern extremity, Portrane, County Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (20/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 10, Red Admiral 1, Ringlet 3, Speckled Wood 13 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (20/06/2017)

Red Admiral 6 in garden at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (20/06/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Small Blue 11, Common Blue 31, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Small Heath 25 at G 6794/95, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 4 at G 6999, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (21/06/2017)

Common Blue 30, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 4, Small Heath 16 at G 896731, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Michael Kane (21/06/2017)

Meadow Brown 6 at High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (24/06/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Dark Green Fritillary 2 (minimum), Marsh Fritillary 1, probably 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown, Ringlet several, Small Heath c.10, Forester Moth 1, Red-tipped Clearwing 2 (mating pair on bramble; female pristine) at N 673253, 1.2 km west of Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, c.18 C.

Common Blue 6, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 86, Small Heath 12, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1 at Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell (24/06/2017)

Common Blue 2, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 4, final stage Puss Moth larva on willow at N 522 259, Mount Lucas, Co. Offaly.

Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 15, Small Heath 1 at N 564262, NW of Clonbulloge, Co. Offaly.

Robert Aldwell (26/06/2017)

Brimstone larva 1, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N 655 022, Cloney, Kildangan, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N 636017, west of Dunrally Bridge, nr Vicarstown, Co. Loais.

Peacock larval nest 1, Ringlet 6 at N 630 026, Dunrally, Vicarstown, Co. Loais.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 200 plus at N 710 086/090, Kingsbog Wood south of Kildare Town. Cloudy, 17c, rain from 3pm.

Jesmond Harding (02/07/2017)

Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (female), Dark Green Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 27, Ringlet 107, Small Heath 8, on Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mild, mainly cloudy, 19C.

Cryptic Wood White 1 female, observed laying on Meadow Vetchling in tall grass/low scrub, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 including one female, Ringlets numerous, Meadow Brown c.8, Small Heath 3 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Michael Friel (02/07/2017)

Green-veined White 20, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at 544813 N 074882 W, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. Sporadic sun, 18C.

Michael Kane (02/07/2017)

One white (probably Green-veined White, )Meadow Brown 3 Ringlet  15 plus, Six-spot Burnet Moth 1, Cinnabar Moth 1, two Demoiselles, one brown, one blue seen at 3pm at Ballykilmurray Lower, County Wickow. Temperature 19C.

Maurice Simms (03/07/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 5, Dark Green Fritillary 67, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 5 at Sheskinmore, County Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (03/07/2017)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 6 at C64, Greencastle, County Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (03/07/2017)

Green-veined White 8, Common Blue 91,  Dark Green Fritillary 36, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 33, Small Heath 20 at G 8973, Murvagh, County Donegal. Sunny 17C.

Frank Smyth (05/07/2017)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 17, Ringlet 12, Small Heath 2, at O 283366 Howth Cliff walk, County Dublin.

Liz McKenna (05/07/2017)

Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 6; Red Admirals on hebe at west town, Common Blues at east town, B84 Tory Island, County Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (05/07/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 35, Speckled Wood  1,Small Heath  1, at G 973 712, Shannagh, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White  3, Red Admiral 1, Ringlet 10, Small Heath  1 at H 001 704, Lough Nadarragh, Pettigo Plateau, Co. Donegal.

Lunar Hornet 1 on young willow at H 0399 6624, Lough Avehy, Pettigo Plateau, C. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 2 at H 059 677, Tullymore, Pettigo Plateau, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (06/07/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 1, Meadow Brown 2,  Ringlet  53, Small Heath 1 at  O 237411, Baldoyle race course, County Dublin.

Denise and Jesmond Harding (06/07/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock larvae hundreds along 30m of nettles, Dark Green Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c.6, Ringlets 30 plus, Small Heath 1, Six-spot Burnet 1, Shaded Broad-bar 1, Latticed Heath c.6 at N 673253, Lullybeg, County Kildare. Cloudy, light rain, 19C.

Seán Feehan (07/07/2017)

Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown 1, with Meadow Browns and Ringlets, in Ravenswood, County Wexford. Cloudy, humid.

Seán Feehan (08/07/2017)

Silver-washed Fritillary 4 at Colligan Wood, near Dungarvin, County Waterford.

Pat Wyse (08/07/2017)

Small Skipper 7, Green-veined White 10, a number of unidentified whites, Green Hairstreak 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Red Admiral 1,  meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 30 plus at Drehid, Timahoe, County Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Maurice Simms (08/07/2017)

Green-veined White 13 Common Blue 3, Dark Green Fritillary 85, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 2 at G69 Sheskinmore, County Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (08/07/2017)

Brimstone 3 (2 female), Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 5 at least (2 females), Meadow Brown 10 plus, Ringlet c.50, Small Heath 1, at Lullymore , mainly along southern boundary of IPCC butterfly reserve, County Kildare.

Green-veined White 10 plus, Common Blue 2, Peacock larvae along bank of nettles, Painted Lady 1,  Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Dark Green Fritillary 6 (2 females), Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet c.60, Small Heath 3, Northern Eggar 1, Latticed Heaths c.10, Straw Dot 3, Six-spot Burnet 2 at  N 673253, Lullybeg, County Kildare.

Brimstone 1 (male), Green-veined White  1, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, (Silver-washed Fritillary 1 seen close to the reserve), Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 18, Ringlet 80, Small Heath 5 on Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Lullybeg, County Kildare.

Pat Wyse (09/07/2017)

Several unidentified whites, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 70 or more along wooded lane at Lullymore, County Kildare. Sunny spells, 19C.

Robert Aldwell (09/07/2017)

Holly Blue 1, probably second brood, Small Tortoiseshell larval nest second instar, Red Admiral larva 1 and dead adult 1, Ringlet 1 Meadow Brown 1 at O 2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, County Dublin.

Seán Feehan (12/07/2017)

Essex Skipper c.12, Dark Green Fritillary  c.20 on sand dunes near Kilmore Quay, Wexford.

Maurice Simms (12/07/2017)

Green-veined White 16, Common Blue 5, Dark Green Fritillary 107, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 33, Ringlet 6, Small Heath 1 during a two hour circular walk at G69 Sheskinmore, County Donegal in fine sunny weather.

Robert Aldwell (12/07/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, one just emerged from the pupa, Meadow Brown 1 at 02228 in my garden, Blackrock, County Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Red Admiral 4, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 40 at O 02625/26 Dalkey  Hill and Quarry, County Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (13/07/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Small White 2, Large White 1, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2 at Louisa Bridge Spa and opposite south facing bank.

Michael Kane (13/07/2017)

Some whites, Comma 2 (hutchinsoni; photo taken at 4pm), Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 6 at Tomnafinnogue Wood, Shillelagh, Co.Wicklow. Intermittent sun, 18C.

Robert Aldwell (15/07/2017)

Small White 6, Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 100 plus, Meadow Brown 50 plus, Ringlet 6;

Larvae: Small White eggs and larvae dozens, Large White eggs and larvae, Small Tortoiseshell nests 100 plus, Peacock nest remnants 3, Painted Lady final stage 3 spread over 5 pasture fields sensitively managed , with plenty of thistles and nettles at N91 34, Taghadoe, Maynooth, County Kildare.

Jesmond Harding (16/07/2017)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 50, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 12, Dark Green Fritillary 29, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 45, Small Heath 4 from entrance to Green Road through Clooncoose valley at R 274 955 at Creevagh,  to the gate at R 294 946 Clooncoose in the Burren, County Clare. Sunny, 19C.

Ethna Diver (16/07/2017)

Green-veined White 10, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1 in Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, County Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (17/07/2017)

Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 4, Brown Hairstreak 1 male, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown and Ringlet present, uncounted, Small Heath 5 at R 300 943, Gortlecka, the Burren, County Clare. Sunny, 25C.

Wood White 4, Large White 1, Green-veined White several, Common Blue 3, Holly Blue 1, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown, Ringlets present, uncounted, Small Heath 5 plus along Clooncoose valley and Lough Avalla Loop walk (R 295 943), County Clare. Sunny, 25C.

Ethna Diver (17/07/2017)

Common Blue 10, Small Tortoiseshell 20 plus, Dark Green Fritillary 40 plus, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 6, Small Heath 2 at dunes in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Michael Kane (18/07/2017)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, indoors, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 3, at 3pm, High Park Kiltegan, County Wicklow. Windy with sun, 22 C.

Maurice Simms (18/07/2017)

Green-veined White 11, Common Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 46, Meadow Brown 56, Grayling 1 at G69, Sheskinmore, County Donegal. Compare Dark Green Fritillary numbers with those on July 12, along the same walk.

Maurice Simms (18/07/2018)

Green-veined White 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Ringlet 8 at G 797 994, Cleengort, near Gweebarra Bridge, County Donegal. Still early here for Silver-washed Fritillary.

Pat Bell (18/07/2017)

Small White 5, Large White 6, Green-veined White 26, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4,  Peacock 4, Red Admiral 10, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 5 at S 692 916, on Barrow Way south of Ardreigh, Athy, County Kildare. The Comma is about 7 km north of my previous most northerly Barrow record near Maganey in August 2015. Sunny, c.23 C.

Michael Friel (18/07/2017)

Whites 5, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Red Admiral 11, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 34,  Ringlet 10, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1, Silver Y 1, 10-12 am, at Ballymacshoneen, County Cork. Sunny, 23 C.

Jesmond Harding (20/07/2017)

Wood White 4, Small White 1, Green-veined White 10, Peacock 1 (newly emerged), Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 25, Dark Green Fritillary 25, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 15, Small Heath 3, from entrance to Green Road through Clooncoose valley at R 274 955 at Creevagh,  to the gate at R 294 946, Clooncoose, County Clare. Mainly sunny, c.17 C.

Robert Aldwell (21/07/2017)

Common Blue 1 Red Admiral 2,Painted Lady 1 (pristine), Meadow Brown 1 at O 311 083, near Kilcoole station, County Wicklow. Cloudy, bright, 16C

Robert Aldwell (22/07/2017)

Small White 10, Holly Blue 2 chasing each other around ivy, Small Tortoiseshell larval nest, first instar,  Red Admiral 2 (one laying), Meadow Brown 4, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 attempting to lay at O 2625, Killiney Beach, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (22/07/2017)

Essex Skipper 14 at Drumachon, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.18C.

Jesmond Harding (24/07/2017)

Brimstone 2, Small White 1, Large White 6 plus, Green-veined White 5 plus, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary c.12, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown c.6 at Killinthomas Wood, near Rathangan, County Kildare.

Marsh Fritillary nests 4 at Lullybeg Reserve, County Kildare. Mainly sunny, 19C.

Jesmond Harding (25/07/2017)

Common Blue c.10, Painted Lady c.7, Grayling 3 at Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Overcast, later hazy sunshine turning brighter in early afternoon.

Large, Small, Green-veined Whites, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 10, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock c.10, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary c.10, Speckled Wood c.5, Meadow Brown c.5,  Hedge Brown 5 at Ravenwood, Co. Wexford. Mainly overcast with brief sunny spells.

Robert Aldwell (28/07/2017)

Holly Blue  3 at O1633, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Sunny, breezy 17C.

Holly Blue 6, Meadow Brown 1, O2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Paul Cutler (30/07/2017)

Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 2,  Peacock 4, Comma 2,  Meadow Brown 1 on buddleias at S 867 658, Altamont Gardens Arboretum, Co. Carlow.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (01/08/2017)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 30, Red Admiral 1 and larvae 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 6 at C 250 264, Glenalla, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 6, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Ringlet 1 at C 191 241, Moyle Hill, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Meadow Brown 1 at C 192 262, Moyle Road, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell, Ian McCambridge, George MCDermott, Dermot McLaughlin (03/08/2017)

Green-veined White 50+, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Ringlet 3 at C 336 337, Porthaw, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 3 at C 422 518, Doagh Isle, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell, Con O’Donnell and Ian McCambridge

Red Admiral 2 at C 647 407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Michael and Songha Friel (05/08/2017)

Large White 5, Small and Green-veined Whites 34,  Red Admiral 3,  Painted Lady 1, Peacock 63, Silver-washed Fritillary 13, Speckled Wood 55, Meadow Brown 1 at Abbeyleix Bog, Co. Laois. Sunny, 19C.

Michael Gray (07/08/2017)

Large White 6, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 3,  Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 5 at O 156 272 in my garden, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (08/08/2017)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1,  Speckled Wood 2 at C 1814 1126,  Letterkenny Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt and Jesmond Harding (09/08/2017)

Wood White 4,  Brimstone 3,  Large White 3, Green-veined White 3, Brown Hairstreak 18 (one laid an egg on a south facing blackthorn), Small Copper 5, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 10+,  Wall Brown 2, Grayling 2, Meadow Brown 30, Small Heath 6 at R 304 944, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Sunny, 18C.

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary nest 1, Grayling 1, Small Heath 1 at M 299 003, Fahee North, Co. Clare.

Wall Brown 1 at M 316 103 at the side of the road,  north slope of Abbey Hill, Co. Galway.

Wood White 1,  Small White 1, Brown Hairstreak 2, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady , Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 15, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 40+, Small Heath c.20 at  M 405 156, Cuildooish, Ballinderreen, Co. Galway. Sunny, breezy, c.17C.

In total, we saw 19 species of adult butterfly; 20 species of butterfly if Marsh Fritillary (larvae found) is added.

Latticed Heath 2, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet 2, Common Carpet 2, Garden Carpet 2, Purple Bar 2,  Early Thorn 4, Lesser Yellow Underwing 3, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2, Antler Moth 1, Burren Green 4, Dotted Clay 10+, Small Wainscot 1, Snout 1 at R 2694, Parknabinnia, Co. Clare. Min temp. c.10C.

Maurice Simms (08/08/2017)

Small Copper 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2,  Wall Brown 6, Meadow Brown 16 at G69 Kiltoorish Lake, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (09/08/2017)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 9, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 4, Wall Brown 5, Meadow Brown 2 at G79, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (09/08/2017)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 2,  Common Blue 30, Peacock 28, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 4, Small Heath 1 at G 8972/73,  Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Denise Harding and Jesmond Harding (15/08/2017)

Brimstone 10 plus, Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Brown Hairstreak 1 laying on blackthorn, Common Blue 3, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 20+, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 1 at R 8792, Carney Commons, North Tipperary. Cloudy with sunny breaks, 16C.

Brimstone 8, Peacock c.10, Speckled Wood c.15 at Portumna Forest Park, Co. Galway. Weather as for Carney Commons.

Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 4,  Painted Lady 3, Peacock 77, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood c.10 at Abbeyleix Bog, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Sunny, c.18 C.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (15/08/2017)

Small Copper 1, Peacock 5, Wall Brown  5, Meadow Brown 12 at B 755030, Dooey, Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal.

Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 6 at G 799994, Cleengort, nr Gweebara Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 14 at G 800994,  Cleengort, nr Gweebara Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (19/08/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Peacock 30+, Speckled Wood 3 at Bellanagare Bog, Roscommon. Sunny but cool; windy; c.14C.

Peacock c.10, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 3 at Lough O’Flynn, Co. Roscommon.

Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1, Meadow Brown c.20, Small Heath 1 at Killeglan Grasslands SAC off R357 south of Thomas Street (Dysart)/c.9.5 km north of Ballinsloe, Co. Roscommon. This is an outstanding site, consisting of dry, semi-natural limestone grassland with scattered carboniferous limestone rocks and boulders. The grassland is species rich and contains a range of orchids. Sadly, the adjoining area that held the same habitat has been destroyed by land reclamation, at least as recently as September 2009. Conditions were overcast at time of visit.

Michael Gray (19/08/2017)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 1, Large White 7, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1, Red Admiral  2, Painted Lady 4 , Speckled Wood  1 at  S935 368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.