2019

The records for 2019 are given below. The first sighting of each species is indicated in bold.

Anne Cannon (01/01/2019)

Peacock 1 at G710953, Sandfield, Ardara, Co. Donegal. The butterfly was basking on stones. Mild, c.10C.

Eleanor Hort (09/01/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G67288925 at Meentashesk, Glencolumcille, Co. Donegal. This is a very early record for this site. Sunny.

Patrick Lyne (10/01/2019)

Painted Lady 20 at V65873 42548, near Bere Island on the south side of Fair Head, County Cork. Sunny.

Marilyn Farrell (10/01/2019)

Painted Lady 2 flying around flowering hebes in a private garden at V493990, Lispole, Co. Kerry.

David Mcilveen (10/02/2019)

Peacock 5 hibernating on the upper floor of a large two storey storage shed at C 112 096, Dooen, Glenswilly, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (11/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 hibernating in an old stone outhouse being used as a log and turf store at C 266 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (12/01/2019)

Purple Hairstreak ova 6 on the west facing side of an oak tree at O100354, Pheonix Park, Dublin.

Richella Duggan (14/02/2019)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 20 on a part of a site at  N48285 51534, Clongawny, Royal Canal, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Marilyn Farrell (14/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 in a garden at V54043 99326,  Lispole, County Kerry. Sunny, warm, 15C.

Jesmond Harding and Richella Duggan (16/02/2019)

Marsh Fritillary nests 5 at a small area at N692260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Pat Wyse (25/02/2019)

Brimstone 9 at N692259 and N687259, Lullymore, County Kildare.  February records for Brimstone are rare in Ireland. Mild, 14C.

Jesmond Harding (25/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 in the grounds of a school at O086270, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Two males were busy chasing a female. Sunny, 17C.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (25/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 62 at O242377, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 12C.

Niamh Lennon (25/02/2019)

Peacock 1 at O311039, Blackditch,  Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. It was basking and flying. Breezy, 10C.

Pat Bell (25/02/2018)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 taking nectar at N959374, Pike Bridge, Co. Kildare. Bright but with light cloud, 15C.

Jane Powers (25/02/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at O243280, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Richella Duggan (25/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N450533, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Frank Smyth (26/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Michael Gray (26/02/2019)

Red Admiral 1 in a garden at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Richella Duggan (26/02/2019)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 at N450533, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

John Lovatt (26/02/2019)

Peacock 2 at lunchtime at  O229 502, Beaverstown, Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (26/02/2019)

Peacock 1 in my garden at 1:30 pm at O168287, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Pat Wyse (26/02/2019)

Brimstone 3 and Peacock 1 at N758338 and N753334 respectively at Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny 14C.

Myrtle Parker (26/02/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at W787581, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Jonathan Shackleton (26/02/2019)

Brimstone 1 at N0318, at the roadside about 1  km south of Shannon Harbour, Co. Offaly.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (27/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1, Comma 7 seen between 11:30-12:00 noon when the butterflies were taking nectar mainly on Scilla bifolia at T272/3 368/9, Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Calm and sunny, 12C.

Patrick Sheridan (27/02/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at N727061 at Kildoon Wood, Nurney, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.13C.

Frank Smyth (27/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O2663725, Shieldmartin Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 11C.

Maurice Simms  (27/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co Donegal at
11.30 basking on a sunny south-facing bank at about 10 degrees.

Jonathan Shackleton (27/02/2019)

Peacock 1 at O0436, near River Liffey east of Lucan, Co. Dublin. The butterfly was observed by Lydia and Mary Shackleton.

Christian Ruillat (27/02/2019)

Painted Lady 1 (faded, photo supplied ) at L711398, near Roundstone, Co. Galway. Sighting reported by Jonathan Shackleton.

Eleanor Hort (27/02/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G67288925 at Meentashesk, Glencolumcille, Co Donegal.

Marilyn Farrell (01/03/2019)

Small Magpie moth 1 found at V493990, Lispole, Co. Kerry. This moth was found in the kitchen. It may have entered the house. It usually flies in June/July.

Michael Kane (01/03/2019)

Peacock 1 at S9684, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

David McIlveen (01/03/2019)

Herald Moths 36 at C188128 at Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. These are overwintering in a derelict building.

Myrtle Parker (08/03/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 1 at  51.768254 -8.353168, Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Maurice Simms (11/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (15/03/2019)

Brimstone 1 at N695260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, light breeze, 10C.

Ian Whitehouse (19/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O228262, a garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin.  Overcast, 11C.

Craig Ayers (19/03/2019)

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

Robert Aldwell (20/03/2019)

Peacock 2 at O2030, near Booterstown Dart Station, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C.

David McIlveen (20/03/2019)

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

Frank and Joan Smyth (20/03/2019)

Peacock 3 at G932607, Knather near Cliff, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G876614, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 14C.

Frank Smyth (21/03/2019)

Marsh Fritillary nests 86, many between 10 and 30 larvae each at G829607, Kildoney, Co. Donegal. Poor weather, 13C.

Ian Whitehouse (22/03/2019)

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

Frank and Joan Smyth (23/03/2019)

Peacock 1 at G931611, Knather Wood, Co. Donegal. Dull, 10C.

Pat Wyse (23/03/2019)

Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1 at N761342, Timahoe, Co. Kildare.

Ian Whitehouse (24/03/2019)

Peacock 3, Comma 4 at O215181, Knocksink, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.  Sunny spells, 12C.

David Mcilveen (25/03/2019)

Peacock 1 (probably the same one I saw at this location on March 22nd), Drinker moth larvae 3 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Also my first Cuckoo Flower!

Enda Flynn (25/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at J152076, Piedmont, Co. Louth. Sunny, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (26/03/2019)

Peacock 1 at O086270, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C.

Holly Blue male 1 at O087271, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Mild, weak sunshine, c.14C.

Frank Smyth (26/03/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 6 at O284366, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (26/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at 1:30 pm in my back garden at O168287, Dundrum, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Pat Wyse (27/03/2019)

Brimstone 10, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 1 at N670225, Killyguire, Rathangan, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Frank Smyth (27/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2 at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Peacock 1 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Course, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Caroline McDonald (27/03/2019)

Brimstone 1 at N6255309766, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare.

David Mcilveen (27/03/2019)

Peacock 2, Drinker moth larva 1 at C184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Enda Flynn (27/03/2019)

Brimstone 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at N054054, Birr Castle, Co. Offaly. Sunny, 14C.

Paul Whitehead (28/03/2019)

Peacock 1, Comma 1 at O215181, Knocksink, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.  Sunny spells, 15C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (28/03/219)

Peacock 4 at C021209 in the gardens at Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13-15C.

Sean Geraty (28/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 2 at 10:45 am at O048358, Edmundbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm.

Peacock 2 at O046352, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (28/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 15C.

Enda Flynn (28/03/2019)

Brimstone 2 at N326329, Charleville Demesne, Co. Offaly. Sunny, 14C.

Pat Wyse (29/03/2019)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 2 at N686236, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at N689256, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare

Peacock 2 at N687258, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare

Holly Blue 1 at N705259 Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Jesmond Harding (29/03/2019)

Brimstone ova 3, Peacock 1 at N688256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

David Mcilveen (29/03/2019)

Orange-tip male 1, Peacock 4, Drinker Moth larva 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Note: This March Orange-tip record is a rarity in Ireland. The average first sighting date for the Orange-tip during 2013-2017 (5 years) for this website is April 10th. The average date for the period 2007-2017 for Britain is March 19th. March Orange-tips were extremely rare in Britain before 1989. The earlier first emergence dates for this butterfly correspond with warmer temperatures, particularly over the past 22 years.

Niamh Lennon (29/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 8 at c.2 pm at O169294, Windy Arbour, Co. Dublin. Courtship behaviour was observed.

James Noonan (29/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at O227265, Deansgrange, Co. Dublin.

Mairtin Lane (29/03/2019)

Green-veined White 1 at N795178, Roseberry, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Enda Flynn (29/03/2019)

Peacock 1 at J130100, Annaloughan, Co. Louth. Sunny, 11C.

James Noonan (30/03/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O227265, Deansgrange Park, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (31/01/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at C181111, Letterkenny Butterfly Garden, Co. Donegal. The butterflies were on dandelions, a great food source. Sunny, 12C.

David Mcilveen (05/04/2019)

Orange-tip ova 2, white, freshly laid, on the opening inflorescence of Cuckoo Flower (Lady’s Smock) at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort  (05/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at G67288925 at Meetashesk, Glencolumcille, Co Donegal.

Frank Smyth (06/04/2018)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (06/04/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at C187205, Ballyarr, Ramelton, Co. Donegal. Sunny and sheltered area, 11C.

Holly Blue 1 at C202192, Barnhill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 12-13C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (06/04/2019)

Holly Blue 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4 at G912/926 607 at The Knader, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 12-13C. This south facing sheltered site is one of the earliest sites in Donegal for the Holly Blue.

Con O’Donnell (06/04/2019)

Peacock 3 at C648408, Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. The temperature was c.12C.

Seán Feehan (06/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at 4:30 pm along a sheltered track at X21981 96709 and X21595 96819 respectively at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Craig Ayers (06/04/2019)

Holly Blue 1 at G849831 at Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Seán Feehan (06/04/2019)

Comma 1 at 5pm , X2196, Colligan Woods, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford.

David Mcilveen (07/04/2019)

Holly Blue 4, Peacock 13 at C183268, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (07/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at G816580, The Ross, Bundoran, Co. Donegal. 12C.

Jamie Bliss (07/04/2019)

Small White 1 at B847386, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (07/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5 at O286372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Red Admiral 1 at O266379, St Fintan’s  Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin. 12C.

Eleanor Hort  (07/04/2019)

Peacock 2 at G67288925 at Meentashesk, Glencolumcille, Co Donegal.

David Mcilveen (08/04/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 13 (11 males), Peacock 4, Drinker Moth larva 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Sue Shiels (08/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1 at C344236, Inch, West Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram (08/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at B8546, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (10/04/2019)

Peacock 1 at 4 pm at O087271, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.  Sunny, c.10C.

Michael Gray (10/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at N710643, Athboy, Co. Meath.

Ethna Diver (10/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1 at C156111, Kirkstown, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 11C.

David Mcilveen (10/04/2019)

Peacock 3 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (10/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 flying around young nettles at O216287, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Cool, sunny, 9-10C.

Seán Feehan (10/04/2019)

Green-veined White 1 seen at c.4 pm at O24641 37992, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Cool, sunny.

Ian Whitehouse (10/04/2019)

Orange-tip 2 (Female and male), Peacock 3 at O215181, Knocksink, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 12C.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (11/04/2019)

Small White 1, Speckled Wood 8, Peacock 5 at O284366, cliff walk, Ceanncor Road, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 10C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O274370, Carrickbrack, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (11/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O142295, at nettles on Stepping Stones on the bank of the River Dodder near Bushy Park, Co. Dublin.

Orange-tip 3, Peacock 1 at O151296, Between Ely Arch and Rathfarnham Weir, Co. Dublin. Warm, intermittent sunshine.

Enda Flynn (11/04/2019)

Holly Blue 1 at J177066, Castlecarra, Co. Louth. Sunny, 10C.

Enda Flynn (11/04/2019)

Peacock 6 at J072173, Dromad Wood, Co. Louth. Sunny and breezy.

Ian McCambridge  (12/04/2019)

Holly Blue 6 at G967843 at Ardnamona, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.

Con O’ Donnell (12/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1 at C653413,  Balleeghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny but cool breeze, 9-10C.

Marilyn Farrell (12/04/2019)

Angle Shades 1 at V5404399326, Lispole, Co. Kerry.

James Noonan (13/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 6 at O275372, Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (14/04/2019)

Brimstone 1, Speckled Wood 3 at M371102, Burren Heritage Centre, Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Sean and Luke Geraty (17/04/2019)

Peacock 2 at O311036, East Coast Nature Reserve, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.

Peacock 1 at O045353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (17/04/2019)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1 at C155111, Kirkstown, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 15C.

David Mcilveen (17/04/2019)

Holly Blue 5 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (17/04/2019)

Brimstone 15,  Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 7 at N756307, Drehid/Coolcarrigan, Co. Kildare.

Orange-tip 1 at N756321, Drehid/Coolcarrigan, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Jesmond Harding (18/04/2019)

Brimstone 14. Orange-tip 2, Peacock 2, Four-spotted Chaser 1 along the track at N688256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 18C.

Brimstone 5, Peacock 3 at N687259, at the edge of the firebreak, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 2, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at N694260 along the track leading to the IPCC reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon  (18/04/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 10, Holy Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell
1, Peacock 9, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 15 at T271/73 968/70, Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow. Hazy sun but very sheltered.
14- 16 C.

Ethna Diver (18/04/19)

Peacock 1 at C181 112, Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 15C. Hazy sunshine initially, 15-17C.

Holly Blue 6 at C039 231, Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. 16C.

Holly Blue 1 at C148 121, Kirkstown, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C213 084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (18/04/2019)

Wall Brown 3 at O290362, Lions Head, Howth, Co. Dublin. This is the second earliest record for me; I saw my first Walls on April 17th 2007 (a very warm spring).

Holly Blue 1 at O284366, Canncorr Road, Howth, Co. Dublin; this is an aberrant specimen with black streaks on the hindwing underside. I found another aberrant specimen in this location recently with enlarged underwing spots!

Eleanor Hort  (18/04/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at G67288925 at Meentashesk, Glencolumcille, Co Donegal.

Ethna Diver (19/04/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 5 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Michael Gray (19/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1 female at S936368, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

James Noonan (19/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1 at O245231, River Close, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O247232, Loughlinstown Park, Co. Dublin.

Craig Ayers (19/04/2019)

Speckled Wood at G8493831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan  (19/04/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at B8643 Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell  (19/04/2019)

Large White 1 at C647407 at Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms   (19/04/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral
2, Speckled Wood 14 at H330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell  (20/04/2019)

Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3 at
O26322625 at Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin-16-18 C with a cool breeze.

Holly Blue 2 at O264262 at Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (20/04/2019)Meath

Small White 2, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 2 at S936368, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Joan Smyth (20/04/2019)

Large White 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O961742, Slane, Co. Meath.

Seán Feehan (20/04/2019)

Orange-tip 2 between 10:30 am and 11:00 am at W739921, along the roadside near Fermoy, Co. Cork.

John Lyons via Ian Rippey (20/04/2019)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at J1812, near Carlingford, Co. Louth.

David Mcilveen (21/04/2019)

Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 8, Holly Blue 23, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 11 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (21/04/2019)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O917777, Tankardstown, Co. Meath.

Seán Feehan (21/04/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 between 10 am and 11 am at X2155096833, Colligan Wood, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Maurice Simms (22/04/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at B887086, Cleengort, near Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Holly Blue 8, Speckled Wood 11 at G8095, Cleengort, near Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 7, Holly Blue 12, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 12 at B8869, Adderwal Glen, Doochary, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 5, Speckled Wood 2 at G7197-7193, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Orange-tip 2 at G696986, near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 1 at G787988, Mulnamin, Gewwbara Bends, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (22/04/2019)

Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 5 at S937442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Seán Feehan (22/04/2019)

Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 8 between 12 noon and 1 pm at S6634259988, Shankill Gardens, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny. Sunny.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (22/04/2019)

Orange-tip 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 3 at O314039, East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light breeze, 18C.

Robert Aldwell    (22/04/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 4 at O220286
Blackrock, Co. Dublin in my garden. Sunny and 18-20C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (22/04/2019)

Green Hairstreak 20 plus, Holly Blue 12, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 10 at C186202, Ballyare Wood, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3 at  C180427, Kindrum Lake, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Orange-tip 2 at C191427, Kindrum Lake, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2 at C201234, Magheradrummond, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (22/04/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock
1, Speckled Wood 4 at C606385, Bredagh Glen River Walk, Moville Co.
Donegal.

Ethna Diver (23/04/2019)

Orange Tip 15, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 3 at G815 582, The Ross, Bundoran. 20C.

Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4 at G867622, near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. 20C.

Val Swan (23/04/2019)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1 female in the garden at N685074, Duneany, Co. Kildare.

Eamonn McGlinchey (23/04/2019)

Marsh Fritillary larvae 6 at C249429, Drumnacraig, Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram via Ethna Diver (23/04/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 1 at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (24/04/2019)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 11, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 2, Micropterix calthella 18 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen and Jamie Bliss (24/04/2019)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 17, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 7, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 11 at C266195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (25/04/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 6 at G86606663 at Grotto in Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal-a new site for the Holly Blue.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver  (29/04/2019)

Marsh Fritillary larvae 16 at C12533768 at Causeway, Carrigart, Co.
Donegal. Intermittent sun and 15-17C but breezy. Larvae at final instar and well spread out, mostly basking on low mounds of pale green moss. Habitat in good condition. This is one of the best MF sites in north Donegal.

Maurice Simms (01/05/2019)

Wall Brown 1 at G694989, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (02/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at G676988, Ballyhilliagh, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Enda Flynn (01/05/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 3, Speckled Wood 2 at J177066, Castlecarra, Co. Louth. Sunny, 14C.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (02/05/2019)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 1 at G79567648, Kilmacreddon, Inver, Co. Donegal. This is a new 10km square record for Holly Blue for G77. Occasional short sunny spells, 12-13C.

Grace Meehan (02/05/2019)

Large White dozens, Red Admiral 1 (tattered), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at B8643, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (03/05/2019)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 27 (also many eggs and 6 larvae), Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell, Ethna Diver and Con O’Donnell (03/05/2019)

Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 6, Speckled Wood 6 at C41982552, Gortcormican. Burnfoot, Co. Donegal. Sunny, cool, 11C. The butterflies were in sheltered areas.

Maurice Simms  (03/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 11, Small Blue 1,
Peacock 2 at G6995 at Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice  Simms   (04/05/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at G694989 at Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 3 at G674971 at Kiltoorish
Lough, Rosbeg, Co Donegal.

Orange-tip 3, Small Blue 1, Wall Brown 4 at G678966 at Kiltoorish
Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (04/05/2019)

Orange-tip 5, Holly Blue 5 at O257235, Clifton Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Eamonn McGlinchey (04/05/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 7 at C20524530 at
Magheradrumman, Fanad, Co Donegal. Sunny, 10C, cold polar air with a northerly breeze. This site is a south-facing old quarry with a
noticeable warm microclimate. Even at 5.30 pm, two and three Wall Browns were chasing one another.

Ethna Diver (04/05/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 5 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (04/05/209)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1 at O241438, Carrickhill Heights, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Brimstone 4, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 6 plus, Ruby Tiger 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N694260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, 14C.

Jesmond Harding (06/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 12, Grey Birch 1 at N694260, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Seán Feehan (05/05/2019)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 7, Peacock 1 taking nectar on bluebells between 2:50 pm and 3 pm at X2155096833, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Sunny but cool.

Eamonn McGlinchey (05/05/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 1 at C008374, Hornhead, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Small Copper 1 at B998372, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (06/05/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 10, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1 at O087239, Bohernabreena Lakes, Co. Dublin.

Orange-tip 4 at O100208, Bohernebreena Lakes, Co. Dublin.

Ian Whitehouse (06/05/2019)

Brimstone 17 (15 males), ova 12, Orange-tip 8 (6 males) Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 6 at N9625, Lullymore-Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, 13C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (07/05/2019)

Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 12, Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 1 at C249264, Ray Wood, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. Sheltered, sunny, 12C.

Large White 1, Orange-tip 2 in the walled garden at C300283, Rathmullan House, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (10/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 11, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 4, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G92706072 at The Knather, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Intermittent sunshine, calm, 12-13C.

Cryptic Wood White 3, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 4, Speckled Wood 2 at G68957201, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Breezy, 11C.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 4 at G899690, Dromore, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram per Robert Aldwell  (10/05/2019)

Red Admiral 4 at B84 at Tory Island, Co Donegal

Michael Gray (11/05/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1 (laying eggs), Small Tortoiseshell 2 (and three nests of newly hatched larvae ), Peacock 4 at O156260,  Marley Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (11/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip  12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O237411, Baldoyle, Co. Dublin. Cool, sunny, breezy, 11C.

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1 at O260397, Burrow Beach, Co. Dublin. (No Small Blue yet; Kidney Vetch not in flower).

Eamonn McGlinchey (11/05/2019)

Green Hairstreak 6 at B933187, The Poisoned Glen, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (12/05/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 3, Speckled Wood 4 at O234366, Lions’ Head area, Cliff Walk Howth, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (12/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 13, Brimstone 1, Wood White 10, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Speckled Yellow 5 along a 50-metre linear scrub edge bordered by open limestone pavement with shallow soil pockets at R285995, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. Mainly sunny, 13C.

Brimstone 1, Orange-tip 3, Green-veined White 2 at R287953, Clooncoose, Co. Clare near the cottage.

Wood White 5, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 11 along the track through Clooncoose Valley, Co. Clare between R280950 and R274954.

Robert Aldwell (12/05/2019)

Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell larvae in the first instar at O216287, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (12/05/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 5, Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 2 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Enda Flynn (12/05/2019)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 3, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at J134132-J138129, Windy Gap Forest, Co. Louth. Sunny/cloudy, c.12C.

Con O’Donnell (12/05/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 4 at
B9218 at Dunlewy, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (13/05/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Orange Tip 5, Holly Blue 15, Speckled Wood 1 at C039 231, Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 3, Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 1 at C213 084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (13/05/2019)

Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2,
Peacock 2, Small White 1 at O19083321, Sean Moore Park, Ringsend, Co. Dublin. Sunny and breezy 17-18C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (14/05/2019)

Orange-tip 14, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1,
Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 10 at O20263319-O19983330 at Irishtown Nature Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny and breezy 17C.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 3 at O20033852, at Booterstown Marsh, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (14/05/2019)

Orange-tip 3, Peacock 3 at O227265, Deansgrange Park, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 2 at O247232, Loughlinstown Park, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms  (14/05/2019)

Small Blue 1, Wall Brown 1 at G697996 along the coastal path running from behind Portnoo Pier, Co. Donegal. This is an unusual site as it is north facing and rather exposed. It is one of the sites where a small number of Kidney Vetch plants sustains a colony of a few Small Blue over many years.

John Lovatt (14/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 6, Orange-tip 4, Peacock 2 at G1927, Derrysheridan, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 1 at N4247, Tudenham, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

Robert Aldwell (15/05/2019)

Holly Blue 6 at O15863353 at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Weather hazy sun and 16C just enough to allow some movement of Holly Blue.
Butterflies widespread in what is a very favourable site for Holly
Blue.

Holly Blue 2 at O16503365 at Merrion Square, Dublin 2. This park is becoming less favourable for Holly Blue due to the cutting of ivy and holly. Sunny and 17C.

David Mcilveen (15/05/2019)

Green-veined White 11, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 6, Holly Blue 8, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 8, Brown Silver-lines 5, Micropterix aureatella 2, Four-spotted Chaser 1 at C184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 19, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (15/05/2019)

Small Copper 1, Small Blue 2, Small Heath 12 at C001370, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 1 at B991370, Wall Brown 1 at B980359, Murroe, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell  (15/05/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 6 at C606385, Bredagh Glen River Walk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms  (15/05/2019)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 5, Small Copper 1, Small Blue 4 at
G6895 at Sheskinmore, Co Donegal-near  Old Mass house.

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 3, Speckled Wood 9 at
G798995- G802995 at Cleengort Lane, nr Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Dingy Skipper 3 at G802995 at Cleengort, Co. Donegal along the pathway to an abandoned house.

Dingy Skipper 1, Wall Brown 2 at B774002 at Cor Point, Dooey, Co.
Donegal in a very sheltered spot. This is a new 10km Sq record for
Dingy Skipper on B70. It is fractionally the most northern site in
Donegal for Dingy Skipper and probably the most northern site for the
species in Ireland. Attempts have been made over many years to extend the known range for the Dingy Skipper north of the Gweebarra Estuary.

Frank and Joan Smyth (15/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 15,  Holly Blue 5, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 7 at G932607, Knather cliff area, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 21C.

Cryptic Wood White 7, Large White 1,  Green-veined White 1,  Orange-tip 6, Speckled Wood 1 at G911607, Knather Mullans area, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 21C.

Cryptic Wood White 7,  Green-veined White 1,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1,  at G925607, Knather near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 21C.

Maurice Simms  (16/05/2019)

Small Blue 16 at G682954 at Tramore Dunes, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Frank and Joan Smyth (16/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 5, Cryptic Wood White 7, Peacock 3 at G895735, Murvagh Wood, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 21C.

Cryptic Wood White 3, Peacock 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at G895720, Murvagh dunes, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (17/05/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Green Hairstreak 1 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms  (17/05/2019)

Large White 1, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Wall Brown 1 at
G694989 at old slate Quarry Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Frank and Joan Smyth (17/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1 at G869694, near Durnesh Lake, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C

Jonathan Forsyth (18/05/2019)

Wall Brown 2 (males basking opposite Life Boat Station), W 04736 26960, Baltimore, Cork.

Frank and Joan Smyth (18/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 8, Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 1 (the first record of this butterfly here), Peacock 1 at G871684, Lower Rossnalagh, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C

Cormac and Robert Aldwell (19/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 1, Orange-tip 1 + 6 ova on Garlic mustard, Holly Blue 1 at O2625, at Killiney Beach, Co. Dublin. Cloudy, bright, 14 C.

James Noonan (19/05/2019)

Small Blue 2, Wall Brown 1 at O251397, Sutton Burrow beach, Co. Dublin.

Ian Rippey (19/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 2, Wood White 3, Brimstone 2, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 2-3, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 3-4, Small Heath 1, Burnet Companion 2, Lackey moth lava 2 on the east side of the road on grassland/scrub on limestone at M4202, Newtown/Castlequarter,  near Gort, SE Galway.

Dingy Skipper 1, Brimstone 1, Orange-tip 3, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1-3, Speckled Wood 4, Wall Brown 1, Common Heath 3-4, Burnet Companion 1-2 on the west side of the road at Newtown/Castlequarter.

Dingy Skipper 2, Wood White 3, Speckled Wood 2, Speckled Yellow 1, Common Heath 3-4, Latticed Heath 1, Cinnabar 1, Pyralis cespitosa 1. Odonata: Azure Damselfly 1, Common Blue Damselfly 1 at R387690, just south of Lough Bunny, Co. Clare.

Dingy Skipper 4-6,  Wood White  6, Brimstone  2, Green-veined White  1, Orange-tip  1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2-3, Speckled Wood 2-3, Wall Brown 2-3, Speckled Yellow 10, Cinnabar 4, White-spotted Sable 1. Odonata: Large Red Damselfly 3, Azure Damselfly 1, Variable Damselfly 1 on the west side of the road at R387970, Attslany North, Co. Clare.

Green-veined White 2-3, Peacock 1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1. Odonata: Hairy Dragonfly 1 on the east side of the road at Attyslany North.

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 2-4, Common Blue 3, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2-4, Marsh Fritillary 2-3, Lackey moth larva 6 on a web, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoths 6, Common Heath 3-4. Odonata: Large Red Damselfly 1, Variable Damselfly 3, Common Blue Damselfly 1, Hairy Dragonfly 1, Four-spotted Chaser 6 at R3693, Rinecaha between Lough Bunny and Lough Muckanagh, Co. Clare.

David Mcilveen (20/05/2019)

Small Copper 2, Marsh Fritillary larva 1, Small Heath 7, Garden Tiger larva 1 at C122372, The Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Holly Blue 1 (a new record for this site), Ruby Tiger 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Ian Rippey (20/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 4, Wood White 4-6, Green-veined White 1, Small Blue 2-5, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Speckled Yellow 4-6, Burnet Companion 1, White-spotted Sable 1 at M316102, Leagh South near Kinvara, Co. Galway.

Dingy Skipper 8-10, Wood White 15, Small White 1, Large White 2,  Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1,  Pearl-bordered Fritillary  1,   Speckled Yellow 6, Burnet Companion 3. Odonata: Hairy Dragonfly 6-8, Four-spotted Chaser 4 at M261117, Knockvorneen Hill, Bell Harbour, Co. Clare.

Dingy Skipper 4-6, Wood White 15, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1,  Small Copper 2, Small Blue 1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary  1, Small Heath 1, Speckled  Yellow 4-6, Burnet Companion 3-4 at M1680, Formoyle, Caher River Valley, Co. Clare.

Dingy Skipper 6, Wood White 12, Brimstone 1, Orange-tip 3,  Green Hairstreak 3, Speckled Wood 2-3, Wall Brown 1-3, Six-spot Burnet 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1-2,  Small Eggar larval webs 2, Cinnabar 1, Clouded Silver 1 at M2240, Callownamuck, near Oughterard, Co. Galway.

Ethna Diver (21/05/19)

Dingy Skipper 8, Cryptic Wood White 15, Green-veined White 5, Orange Tip 6, Small Copper 2, Peacock 4, Mother Shipton moth 1, Cinnabar moth 1 at G895728, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. 16C.

David Mcilveen (21/05/2019)

Green-veined White 18, Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C194218, Drummond, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Enda Flynn (21/05/2019)

Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 5, Green Hairstreak 8, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3 at J128108-J132090, Mullahattin, Annaloughan, Co. Louth. A mixture of cloudy and sunny periods, 15C.

Ian Whitehouse (21/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 7, Cryptic Wood White 10, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 6, ova 5, larvae 5, Small Copper 1, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1, Mother Shipton 2, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N6925, Lullymore-Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Calm, sunny spells, 14C.

David Mcilveen (22/05/2019)

Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 10, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2,  Speckled Wood 1, Angle Shades 1, Mother Shipton 1, Small Purple-barred 1 at  C064179, Lacknacoo, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Green Hairstreak 1 at C067179, Carrowtrasna Lower, near Lough Nacally, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Cormac and Robert Aldwell (22/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Holly Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O263263, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O263258, Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (22/05/2019)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1 at G813585, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 3, Green-veined White 6 at G816581, The Ross, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell  (22/05/2019)

Large White 2 (mating pair), Small White 2, Green-veined White 5,
Orange-tip 7 at C4724 at Muff, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (22/05/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Small Blue 3, Common Blue 1 at O251397, Sutton Burrow, Co. Dublin. Light breeze, sunny spells, 13C.

Ian Rippey (22/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Wood White 3, Green-veined White 1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath 1, Lackey larva 1, Speckled Yellow 20 plus, Cinnabar 1, Burnet Companion 2, Common Heath 8, White-spotted Sable 4. Odonata: Irish Damselfly 6, Blue-tailed Damselfly 2, Azure Damselfly 1 at R3899, Kilcorcan/Lough Skeardeen, near Boston, Co. Clare.

Ralph Sheppard per Robert Aldwell (22/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1 at G690959, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal. This is a new 10 km square for Cryptic Wood White since the current Donegal butterfly survey commenced in 1998.

Con O’Donnell  (23/05/2019)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 3, Small Copper 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C647407 at Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (23/05/2019)

Large White 5, Green-veined White 11, Orange-tip 9, Small Copper 3, Peacock 3, Small Heath 4 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (23/05/2019))

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small Heath 7, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at G803589, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 14, Orange-tip 2 at G913684, Racoo, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.

Sean, Luke and Joe Geraty (23/05/2019)

Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 1 at T056055, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford.

Eleanor Hort (23/05/2019)

Green Hairstreak 3 at G672892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (24/05/2019)

Orange-tip  1 female, Speckled Wood 1 at O213372, walled garden in St Anne’s Park, Raheny, Co. Dublin.

BCI Outing (25/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 5, Brimstone 1, Orange-tip egg 1, Small Copper 1, Marsh Fritillary 4 (plus larva 1 and pupa 1)  Speckled Wood 2, Muslin moth 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 3, Silver Hook 1, Burnet Companion 2, Common Heath 2, Mother Shipton 1 at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Dull, light drizzle, c.14C.

Jesmond Harding (25/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 4, Cryptic Wood White 8, Brimstone 3, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 4, Northern Eggar larva 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Burnet Companion 3 at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Bright, dry, breezy, c.16C.

Robert Aldwell and Frank Smyth (25/05/2019)

Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary larvae 11, pupae 2 at O242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Dull, 18C maximum.

John Lovatt (25/05/2019)

Small Blue 2 at O248525, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (26/05/2019)

Small White 1, Common Blue 2 at O250208, Assumpta Park, Co. Dublin. Windy, overcast, c.15C.

Jesmond and Denise Harding (26/05/2019)

Dingy Skipper 7, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary 3 at N686255, Lullybeg reserve, Co. Kildare. Windy, a mixture of sunny spells and overcast conditions, 15C.

Robert Aldwell (26/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Common Blue 12 on the disturbed ground with an abundance of Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (a larval host-plant of these species)  bank at O2030, near Booterstown Marsh,  Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (26/05/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell larvae c.160 in five groups at O169294, on the bank of River Slang, Windy Arbour, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (27/05/2019)

Common Blue 1 at O0827, Old Bawn school, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Windy, cool, cloudy.

Niamh Lennon (28/05/2019)

Orange-tip eggs 6 (three on Garlic Mustard, three on Cuckoo Flower) at O148296, between Ely Arch and Stepping Stones on the bank of River Dodder, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell larvae 50 (including 15 solitary larvae, rest in groups) at O142296, bank of the River Dodder, Co. Dublin.

Stephen Bolger (30/05/2019)

Small Blue 26 at T113266, The Raven, Co. Wexford. Sunny,  breezy, 19C

Small Blue 31 at T208434, Cahore dunes, Co. Wexford. Sunny, breezy, 21C.

Donegal Butterfly Meeting via David Mcilveen (01/06/2019)

Dingy Skipper 7,  Green Hairstreak 4,  Small Copper 8, Small Blue 50,  Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 (and 30-40 larvae), Peacock 1, Dark Green Fritillary larva 13, Marsh Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 1, Small Heath 30, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 4, Garden Tiger larva 2, Cinnabar 100 plus at G702948, Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Co. Donegal. Mainly overcast, 16-18C.

Jesmond Harding (02/06/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Brimstone 1, Marsh Fritillary 16 at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, dry, windy, c.16C.

Stephen Bolger (02/06/2019)

Small Blue 4 at T252661, Kilmichael, Co. Wexford. Partly cloudy, breezy, 17C.

Ian Whitehouse (02/06/2019)

Common Blue 7, Marsh Fritillary 10, Small Heath 4 at O 246381, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 13C.

Stephen Bolger (03/06/2019)

Small Blue 7 at O250524, Portrane, Co. Dublin. Partly cloudy, breezy, 17C.

Ian Whitehouse (03/06/2019)

Orange-tip 2 at O233258, Deansgrange Linear Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, light breeze, 14C.

James Noonan (03/06/2019)

Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2, Wall Brown 1 at M300003, Carron, Co. Clare.

Niamh Lennon (04/06/2019)

Small Copper 1, Small Blue 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Heath 4 at T310952, The Murrough, north of Wicklow Town.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (04/06/2019)

Red Admiral larva 2 at L613584, near Cleggan, Co. Galway.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (05/06/2019)

Small Blue 1 at L589414, Bunowen, Connemara, Co. Galway.

Common Blue 15 at L583417, Bunowen machair, Co. Galway.

Green Hairstreak 15, Common Blue 5 along a sheltered wood edge at L633554, Shinnanagh, near Clifden, Co. Galway.

David Mcilveen (07/06/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 7, Small Heath 5, Micropterix aruncella 6 at C 188 128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (07/06/2019)

Small White 1, Common Blue 8, Marsh Fritillary 51, Small Heath 16, Small Elephant Hawkmoth 1 at O242377. Some direct sunshine but breezy, 13C.

Frank Smyth (08/06/2019)

Common Blue 16, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O 286 372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 13C.

BCI Outing (08/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary 50-60 at N 48269 51482 and N 48874 51410, Clongawny, Co. Westmeath. Mainly sunny, 13C.

Ian Whitehouse (09/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Brimstone 1, larva 10, Small Copper 1, Green Hairstreak 10, Common Blue 8, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at N752332, Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny and showery, calm, 14C.

Dingy Skipper 8, Cryptic Wood White 5, Brimstone 2, larva 12 plus, Common Blue 8, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 7, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N6925, Lullymore-Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, calm, 14C.

Seán Feehan (09/06/2019)

Marsh Fritillary 60 plus; many were taking nectar mainly on buttercup but also on marsh orchid and Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Common Blue 10, Small Heath 25 plus seen between 9 am-11am at O 24474 37922 Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 13-15C.

Robert Aldwell (09/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 1, larva 12 on Garlic Mustard, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 1 at G810576, The Ross, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (10/06/2019)

Small White 3, Small Blue 11, Common Blue 6, Meadow Brown 1 at O260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 17C.

David Mcilveen (10/06/2019)

Large White 5, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath7 at C 188 128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C166 266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (10/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 1, Small Blue 10, Common Blue 26, Small Heath 5, Cinnabar 1, Six-spot Burnet 2 at O 2551, Portrane, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.16C.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (10/06/2019)

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 seen around 3 pm feeding on lousewort at J139127, near Windy Gap, Cooley Mountains, County Louth. This is a significant record-the first report of this scarce from Louth. A mixture of cloud and sun, 13C.

Con O’ Donnell (10/06/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (11/06/2019)

Green Hairstreak 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Large Heath 1 from the boardwalk at N248302, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly.

James Noonan (11/06/2019)

Green Hairstreak 2, Marsh Fritillary 4, Wall Brown 1 at N245305, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly.

David Mcilveen (12/06/2019)

Green-veined White 4, Marsh Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 3 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (12/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 6 at G895720, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Sunny, breezy, 17C.

Small Copper 1, Small Blue 5, Small Heath 50 plus at G8973, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.  Kidney Vetch, the larval host plant for the Small Blue, has declined on this site This decline is a probable reason for the decline in the butterfly here.

Cryptic Wood White 4, Peacock 1 at G926606, The Knather, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 17.5C.

Pat Wyse (15/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green Hairstreak 6, Common Blue 2 at N753333, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. Sunny spell, 15C.

Jesmond Harding (15/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 4, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 28, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N686255, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Brief sunny spells, c.14C.

Brimstone 1, Marsh Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 2 on track at N689256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Marsh Fritillary c.10, Grass Wave 2 at N692258, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 2 (both sexes), Cryptic Wood White 1, Speckled Wood 3, Ringlet 1, Common Wave 1, Red-necked Footman 1 on track at N6939026020, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast with short sunny intervals, c.14C.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (15/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 4, Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1 at J134132-J138129, Windy Gap Forest, Co. Louth. Cloudy with occasional sun, C.12C.

David Mcilveen (16/06/2019)

Marsh Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 6 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (16/06/2019)

Small White 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Lorraine Wyse and Val Swan (16/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Large White 1, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 2, Cinnabar 1, Yellow Shell 1 at N718089, King’s Bog Common, Co. Kildare.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (16/06/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 2, Common Blue 18 at N624288, in a quarry, Shean, Co. Offaly. Sunny with some cloud, c.16C.

Jamie Bliss (16/06/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at B816333, Knockfola,  Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (17/06/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O334190, Sean Moore Park, Irishtown Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (18/06/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 12 at G895729, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, 15C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (18/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 2, Small Blue 2, Common Blue 6, Small Heath 5 at T309960-T308964, The Murrough, Co. Wicklow.

Small Blue 1 at T310964, The Murrough, Co. Wicklow.

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell larva 3, Speckled Wood 1 at O310039, O316036, Blackditch, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (18/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Common Blue 5,  Marsh Fritillary 16, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath  10 at N686255, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, 15C.

Brimstone 1 (male), Cryptic Wood White 1, Common Blue 6, Marsh Fritillary 21, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 2, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1, Burnet Companion c.30 at N692258, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Eleanor Hort (18/06/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at G672892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (20/06/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral larva 2, Speckled Wood 1 in a garden at O220286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (20/06/2019)

Common Blue 8, Small Heath 12 at G707564, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 3 at G816582, The Ross, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (21/06/2019)

Orange-tip 1, Comma larva 2, Speckled Wood 1 at O020705, Tomnafinnoge Wood, Co. Wicklow. Brief sunny intervals, 17C.

Ethna Diver (21/06/2019)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 2 at G922493, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.

Pat Wyse (21/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1,  Small Copper 1, Common Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2 seen at around 4 pm at N760340, Drehid Bog (north), Co. Kildare. Sunny spell, 17C.

Maurice Simms (21/06/2019)

Large White 1, (also larva on cabbage and nasturtium) Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (21/06/2019)

Meadow Brown 1 at C264196,  Shellfield, West End, Co. Donegal.

Enda and Ciaran Flynn (22/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Common Blue 19, Meadow Brown 8 at O098905-O096906, Keenan’s Cross Pond, Co. Louth. Sunny, 18C.

Robert Aldwell and Frank Smyth (22/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 20, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral larva 1, Speckled Wood 5, Small Heath 15, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 115 at O235411, Baldoyle Old Race Course, Co. Dublin. Hazy sunshine, 16C.

Jamie Bliss (22/06/2019)

Dingy Skipper 1 at G 688 958, Mullyvea, Lackaduff, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (23/06/2019)

Ringlet 1 at C067344, Aghalattive, Co. Donegal.

Graham Wilson (24/06/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at C905327, Revallagh Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim.  Sunny intervals, light breeze, c.15C. The unsettled weather means we have seen only a few butterflies here in June.

Myrtle Parker (24/06/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 1 at W7657057800, Monaroe, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Myrtle Parker (25/06/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 20, Meadow Brown 2 at W7657057800, Monaroe, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Frank Smyth (25/06/2019)

Painted Lady 12 at O284366, Ceanncor Road area of Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (25/06/2019)

Small Skipper larva 1, Common Blue 6, Painted Lady 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 13, Small Heath 1, Large Heath 33, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1 between N7500833088 and N7616734177, Drehid North, Co. Kildare.

Painted Lady 1, Large Heath 5 at N7612733947, Drehid North, Co. Kildare. Overcast, 18C.

Maurice Simms, Leslie and Andrew Whiteside (25/06/2019)

Small Blue 8, Common Blue 10, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 22 at G684964-G691959, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 3, Common Blue 1, Peacock larvae 4 groups at G694989, Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (26/05/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 7, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O20073051, Booterstown Nature Reserve, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (26/06/2019)

Dark Green Fritillary 1 at 11:10 am at N6857425551, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 1, Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 7 (females only), Meadow Brown c.8, Ringlet c.20, Speckled Wood 3, Red-tipped Clearwing 1, Brown Silver-line 1 at N694260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Ian McCambridge (26/06/2019)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 5 at G8973, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Sunny but cold north wind.

David Mcilveen (26/06/2019)

Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 8, Large Heath 25, Emperor larva 1, Clouded Buff 6, Straw Dot 1. Odonata: Keeled Skimmer 10 at C046179, Lacnacoo, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (26/06/2019)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2, Large Heath 8 at N245305, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly.

Maurice Simms (26/06/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at G695987, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (27/06/2019)

Holly Blue 1 (female feeding on Herb Robert), Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 (both faded), Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 1 in my garden at O220286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Ethna Diver (27/06/2019)

Common Blue 8, Red Admiral 3, Dark Green Fritillary 6, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 12 at C004375, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (27/06/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 1 at O098353, Furry Glen pond, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (27/06/2019)

Small Blue 1, Common Blue 24, Dark Green Fritillary 6, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 4, Small Heath 37 at G685963-G686961 Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G696986 Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (27/06/2019)

Meadow Brown 1 at G672892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Myrtle Parker (27/06/2019)

Painted Lady 20 at W7657057800, Monaroe, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Jamie Bliss (27/06/2019)

Grayling 1 at C204452, Rinmore, Shannagh, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 2, Grayling 2 at C154432, Sessiagh, Co. Donegal

James Noonan (28/06/2019)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1 at O250208,  Assumpta Park, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 at O260260, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

David Mcilveen (28/06/2019)

Common Blue 8, Marsh Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 10 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 6 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (28/06/2019)

Painted Lady 6 at G696986, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Common Blue 3, Painted Lady 1, Ringlet 1 at G697996, along the coastal path starting behind the pier at Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (28/06/2019)

Painted Lady 10, Small Tortoiseshell 4 at O31400245, Five Mile Point, Newcastle, Co.Wicklow.

Cryptic Wood White 8, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O31190258, Blackditch, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at O31240799, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.

Chimney Sweeper 1 at O31480655, south of Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.

Michael Gray (29/06/2019)

Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 6 at Q961411, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

Ethna Diver (29/06/2019)

Small Blue 3, Common Blue 8, Painted Lady 1, Dark Green Fritillary 8, Marsh Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 25 plus, Small Heath 12 at C080354, Ards, Creeslough, Co. Donegal. 18C.

Robert Aldwell (29/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Orange-tip larva 2 (on Cuckoo Flower), Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell larva two groups, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 4, Six-spot Burnet 8, Chimney Sweeper 2 mostly in a sheltered fen at O193199, Glencullen, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Peacock larva one group, Meadow Brown 1 at O178204, Glencullen, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (29/06/2019)

Common Blue 10 plus, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 20 mostly on the eastern side of Tory Island, B84, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (29/06/2019)

Common Blue 24, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 15, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 13 at G684964 – G689955 Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Myrtle Parker (29/06/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady c.30, Meadow Brown 4 at 514526.4N82023.4W, Ringabella, Co. Cork.

Eamonn McGlinchey (29/06/2019)

Common Blue 2, Painted Lady c.30 at G520895, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal.

Stephen Franck (30/06/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at 53,241611/-6.3034504, Cruagh Woods, Co. Wicklow.

Myrtle Parker (30/06/2019)

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady c.60, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 2 at W742567, Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Michael Gray (30/06/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at Q961411, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry. Seen during windy conditions.

Sean and Luke Geraty (30/06/2019)

Painted Lady 2 seen at 9 am at O045353, Edmondsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Painted Lady 16, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Ringlet 1 seen between 6 pm and 7 pm at O048357, Edmondsbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Breezy conditions.

Ciaran Flynn (30/06/2019)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Painted Lady 7, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 4, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at J009201, Slieve Gullion, Co. Armagh. Sunny with cloudy periods, c.16C.

Sonia Ritter (30/06/2019)

Painted Lady dozens at Lat:050395Long: 097864, Bull’s Head past Doonmanagh West, Co. Kerry.

Seán Feehan (30/06/2019)

Common Blue 8, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 10, Small Heath 6 seen between 10:30 and 12 noon at O2449337922, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Windy, sunny spells, showers in the afternoon.

Frank Smyth (30/06/2019)

Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 13, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 15 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Howth, Co. Dublin.  Dull and breezy.

Maurice Simms (30/06/2019)

Small Heath 1 at G655907 Maghera, Ardara, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (01/07/2019)

Small Skipper 2 (at 10:50 am), Common Blue 5, Painted Lady 3, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 30 plus at N73, Drehid North, Co. Kildare.

Michael Gray (01/07/2019)

Large Emerald 1 at R595593, Verbally, Co. Clare.

James Noonan (01/07/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O215265, Shanganagh Park, Shankill,  Co. Dublin.

David Mcilveen (01/07/2019)

Large White 1, Painted Lady 5, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 17, Silver Y 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (01/07/2019)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at R614580, University of Limerick, Co. Limerick.

Small Tortoiseshell 36,  Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 11 at T586596, bank of River Shannon, Co. Clare.

Maurice Simms (01/07/2019)

Small Blue 1, Common Blue 3, Painted Lady 2  at G693988- G694981 near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Ringlet 5 at G696987 Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Stephen Franck (01/07/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at 52.886940/-6.2082317, Motte Stone, Vale of Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (02/07/2019)

Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 8, Meadow Brown 22, Ringlet 358, Small Heath 8 at N686256, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at N689256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady c.20, Peacock larva 5 groups, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet c.40 between N687257 and N687263, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (02/07/2019)

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock larva two clumps, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 26, Ringlet 5 at O268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Dull, calm, 18C.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (03/07/2019)

Large Heath 3 seen at 4 pm at H898608, Peatlands Park, Co. Armagh. Cloudy, 18C.

David Mcilveen (03/07/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Speckled Wood 8, Ringlet 8 at C356230, Inch N.R. Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 7, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 32. Odonata: Common Darter 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (03/07/2019)

Brimstone 1, a freshly emerged male flying erratically at N689256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 18C.

Maurice Simms (03/07/2019)

Speckled Wood 2 at H330984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (03/07/2019)

Small Blue 20, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 26, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 19, Ringlet 27, Small Heath 25 at T110247, The Raven, Co. Wexford

Frank Smyth (04/07/2019)

Grayling 2 at O290365, Lions Head, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.18C.

Bob Nealon (04/07/2019)

Painted Lady 4  at N940374 along 100m along Royal Canal near Maynooth train station, Co. Kildare.

James Noonan (04/07/2019)

Small Blue 21, Painted Lady 25+, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 30, Meadow Brown 42, Small Heath 20 at S902070, Ballytighe Borrows, Co. Wexford.

Essex Skipper 4, Painted Lady 6, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 10 at S902020, Killinick, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (05/07/2019)

Peacock larvae two groups, different instars, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1 at N9146242042, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

David Mcilveen (05/07/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 8 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Sean, Luke and Joe Geraty (05/07/2019)

Essex Skipper 4, Painted Lady 3 at T058063, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford.

Essex Skipper 9, Common Blue 4, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at T053133, Killinick train station, Co. Wexford.

Painted Lady 1 at T142483 on R741 near Monamolin turn off, Co. Wexford

Marion Walsh (06/07/2019)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at N5915845609, Tir Croghan, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

Jesmond Harding (06/07/2019)

Heart and Dart moth 130 at N922 425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Mild, 16C.

Kieran Breen (06/07/2019)

Painted Lady c.50 at O171840, Clogherhead, Co. Louth.

Maurice Simms. (06/07/19)
Large White 1, Common Blue 8, Painted Lady 3, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 3, at G692988, near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (06/07/2019)

Green Hairstreak 1 at C051238,  Creenary, Churchill, Co. Donegal.

Danny Gillespie (06/07/2019)

Large Heath 4 at G6381 Crowkeeragh, Kilcar, Co Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (07/07/2019)

Brimstone 1 (female from last year’s cohort), Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady c.4, Common Blue 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c.60, Ringlet 400 plus (338 on Lullybeg Reserve), Small Heath 6 at N6825, Lullybeg Reserve, firebreak north of reserve and track linking Lullybeg to Lullymore. Sunny, light breeze, 18C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (07/07/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1 at C140142, Gortnacorrib, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (07/07/2019)

Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 16, Large Heath 5, at H00347048 Loch na Dara, Pettigo Plateau, Co. Donegal. Sunny. 16 C.

Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 25+ at G97667075, Shannagh, Ballintra, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 50+, at G9164075287, Mullinasole, Laghey, Co. Donegal. Sunny. 19C. Also Cinnabar larvae, one group.

Jamie Bliss (07/07 /2019)

Common Blue 20, Painted Lady 15, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2 at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Maeve O’Sullivan (08/07/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O121338, Islandbridge, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (9/07/2019)

Common Blue 15, Dark Green Fritillary 40, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 14, Small Heath 18, at G896730, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. 20 C.

Myrtle Parker (09/07/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 4 at W7574057373, Gortigrenane, Co. Cork.

Nick Veale (11/07/2019)

Comma 4 at T2335374516, under Arklow M11 bridge, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light breeze. 23C.

Sean Feehan (13/07/2019)

Small White/Green-veined White? 13, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 25, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 100+, Ringlet 150+ along the track between X2144297347 and X2240096797, Colligan Wood, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Balmy sunshine, with a little cloud.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (13/07/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock larva 1 cluster, Dark Green Fritillary 16, Meadow Brown 23, Ringlet 42 at G525844, Glencolmcille Dunes, Co Donegal. Cloudy, bright,19-20C.

Maurice Simms (13/07/2019)

Small Blue 1, Common Blue 5, Grayling 5, Meadow Brown 17, Ringlet 7 at B778238-781218, Carrickfin, Co Donegal.

Maurice Simms (14/07/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Dark Green Fritillary 161, Grayling 6, Meadow Brown 39, Ringlet 6, Small Heath 3 at G684964- 686951 Sheskinmore, Co Donegal.

Michael Gray (14/07/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (likely 2), Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 23 at O156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (14/07/2019)

Common Blue 5, Meadow Brown 30+, Small Heath 4 at O234374, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Rod Gill (14/07/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at R0291, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

Sean Geraty (15/07/2019)

Purple Hairstreak 3 at O103355, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8. Sunny, 16C.

David McIlveen (15/07/2019)

Green-veined White 23, Ringlet 4 at C180112, in a small field behind the “new” Lidl on the Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (15/07/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1, Meadow Brown 1 at S935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Pat Wyse (16/07/2019)

Small Skipper 21, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 50+ from N757336 to N762341, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19C.

Ciarán Flynn (16/07/2019)

Painted Lady c.5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown c.20, Ringlet 40+, Small Heath c.20 at J138085, Slievenaglogh, Co. Louth. Sunny spells, light breeze, c.19C.

Maurice Simms (16/07/2019)

Common Blue 3, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 7, Small Heath 1 at G691/2988-G696987 near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Rod Gill (17/07/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O1502, near Lough Dan, Co. Wicklow.

Robert Aldwell, Ian McCambridge and Con O’Donnell (18/07/2019)

Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 6, Cinnabar larva 1 group at C6843 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal. 16C, cloudy.

Peacock larva 1 cluster half-grown, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 10 at C6395842466, Ballymacarthur, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 20 plus in a meadow with flowering vetches at C6275646256, Kinnegoe Bay, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 17C.

Large orange fritillary 1 (the habitat looks suitable for the Silver-washed Fritillary but it was impossible to confirm during the brief sighting; the species is not yet recorded in east Inishowen), Ringlet 10 at C5599348884, Redford Glebe, Culdaff, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (18/07/2019)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 16 at 0992368, Louisa Bridge, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (19/07/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 25, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 43, Ringlet 6 at C1204637446 – 1236137291, Causeway, Carraigart, Co. Donegal. Intermittent sun and 17/18C.

Maurice Simms (19/07/2019)

Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Ringlet 27, Small Heath 2 at G698981- G697984 between Lough Doon and Lough Birroge, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (20/07/2019)

Dark Green Fritillary 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 6, Grayling 16, Meadow Brown 30+, Ringlet 12 at T093963, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (22/07/2019)

Large White larva 1 group on brassicas, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 2 at C213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Red Admirals were on mauve Buddleia. It was 22C with a strong and warm southerly wind.

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C18161124, Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 32 at C135132 Glencoe, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Windy, 24C.

Niamh Lennon (22/07/2019)

Comma 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 at S685930, along the banks of the River Barrow, outside Athy on the way to Ardreigh Lock, Co. Kildare.

Ian McCambridge (22/07/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary c.20 at G963844, Ardnamona Wood near Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (22/07/2019)

Comma 1 in my front garden, O250224, Shanganagh Cliffs, Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Ian Whitehouse and Gemma Gough (22/07/2019)

Small Skipper 7, Small White 3, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 6 at N753333, Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Light breeze, 20C.

Brimstone 7, Small White 9, Holly Blue 3, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 8, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 1, Oak/Northern Eggar 1, Latticed Heath 1 at N692258, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (23/07/2019)

Green-veined White 8, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 15, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1, Dark Green Fritillary 21, Grayling 2, Meadow Brown 25, Ringlet 6, Small Heath 4 on dunes verging on a pine wood at C00733756-C00383738, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 25C.

Maurice Simms (23/07/2019)

Common Blue 5, Dark Green Fritillary 71, Grayling 9, Meadow Brown 38 at G684924-G687952, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (24/07/2019)

Small Skipper 26, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 30 plus from N757-N762, Timahoe West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 24C.

Jesmond Harding (24/07/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady larva 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Meadow Brown 1 at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

David Mcilveen (24/07/2019)

Green-veined White 11, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 7, Gold Swift 1, Clouded Border 3 at  C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 7 at C184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (24/07/2019)

Red Admiral 1 and larva 3, Small Tortoiseshell larva group 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1,  Grayling 3, Meadow Brown 19 at B79872402-B79942512, Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, windy, 19-20C.

Common Blue 5, Painted Lady 1, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 24, Six-spot Burnet 100s on Red Clover among the other machair vegetation at B8038629547-B8023729702, Glashagh, north of Derrybeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 21-22C.

Frank Smyth (24/07/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green Fritillary 1,  Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 6, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at G869696, near Durneash Lough, Co. Donegal.  (Note: a marked reduction in white butterflies was noted. Large and Small Whites were not in their usual habitats. Where hundreds of Green-veined Whites are usual in the marsh behind my house, I see two or three each day).

Ronan Crosbie (24/07/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1 near boardwalk at T1296, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

Maurice Simms (25/07/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 9, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 3, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 8 at G695989, near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (26/07/2019)

Essex Skipper 24, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 135, Dark Green Fritillary 26, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 300 plus, Ringlet 18, Small Heath 14 at S920070, Ballytighe, Co. Wexford.

Small Copper 1, Common Blue 12, Red Admiral 15, Peacock 13, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 37, Ringlet 8, Small Heath 7 at T110247, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (27/07/2019)

Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary c.10, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown c.15, Ringlet 3 at N694260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (27/07/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 2 at O266379, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (27/07/2019)

Holly Blue 1 at N775412, Enfield station, Co. Meath.

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1 at N8839, Kilcock station, Co. Kildare.

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2 at O203302, Booterstown, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (27/07/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 5 at G702986-G706985, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1,  Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2 at G696986, near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (28/07/2019)

Small White 2, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at O22082860 in a garden in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. (Note: Silver-washed Fritillary is rarely seen in gardens. It is a woodland species but does occasionally wander).

Holly Blue 7, Painted Lady larva 6, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at O22082860, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Rachel Mayhead (28/07/2019)

Comma 2 on and beside lavender in a garden at 9:30 am at S9727830937, Macmine, Bree, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford.

Ethna Diver (29/07/2019)

Large White 10, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at G8151, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Small Copper 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 40 plus, Peacock 30 plus, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 6, Six-spot Burnet 20, Cinnabar larva 100 plus at G7057, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. Sunny spells, 19C.

Niamh Lennon (29/07/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 4, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 4, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 1 at T2797, Mount Ussher Gardens, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 19C.

Grace Meenan (29/07/2019)

Painted Lady 15 at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Thomas Tyler (29/07/2019)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 6, Small Tortoiseshell several, Peacock at least3 at S6337113507, Airmount, Slieverue, Co. Kilkenny.

Valerie Pedlow (29/07/2019)

Painted Lady 20 at G6397, Dawros Head, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. There appears to be a Painted Lady influx on the north-west coast.

Jesmond Harding (29/07/2019)

Brimstone 9, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 7, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 49, Ringlet 104, Small Heath 1 at N6825, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Maurice Simms (29/07/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G695968-G696986, near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 1 at G672974, Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Seán Feehan (29/07/2019)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 12, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 30, Ringlet 20 between 9:30 am and 11:30 am between X2144597342 and X2199496723, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Cloudy with brief bursts of sunshine.

Ethna Diver (30/07/2019)

Large White 10, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 3, Ringlet 1 at G809587, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Graham Nelson (30/07/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 30 plus at C905327, near Cloyfin, Co. Antrim.

Frank Smyth (30/07/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 5, Painted Lady larva 42 on Spear Thistles (eggs laid on July 2nd, some half-grown), Peacock 6, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 7 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Ian Rippey (30/07/2019)

Green-veined White 3-4, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, Red-tipped Clearwing 1 at H378193, Faharlagh, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Green-veined White 1-2, Purple Hairstreak 4, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1. Odonata: Brown Hawker 4, Common Blue Damselfly 1 at H397205, Quivvy, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1. Odonata: Common Darter 1, Common Blue Damselfly 4 at H4119, Castle Saunderson Demesne, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Green-veined White 1, Purple Hairstreak 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Shaded Broad-bar 4. Odonata: Brown Hawker 2, Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 at H4201820071, near the castle at Castle Saunderson Demesne, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

Cinnabar larva 12 at H399128, Annagh, Belturbet, Co. Cavan.

NOTE: The above records for Purple Hairstreak and Red-tipped Clearwing are the first for these species for County Cavan.

Con O’Donnell (30/07/2019)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 10 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 3 mostly on Buddleia at C6476840796, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 40 plus at C6440, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny early, cloudy in the afternoon.

Maurice Simms (30/07/2019)

Painted Lady 22, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 13 at G733995, Cashelgoland, Naran, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, 16-17C.

George McDermott (30/07/2019)

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 100 plus (on Buddleia and Verbena bonariensis flying wildly, difficult to approach, also showed an interest in Creeping Thistle and Marsh Thistle, both larval foodplants) Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 2 at C3460931498, Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Margaret Ward (30/07/2019)

Painted Lady 6 at about 8 pm on a lane near a small lake at C24114013, Fanad, Co. Donegal. Balmy conditions.

Margaret Ward (31/07/2019)

Painted Lady 10 at and near the beach at Tra Bhán near Fanad Lighthouse at C24114013, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Richard Cannon (31/07/2019)

Painted Lady 50 plus, B752181, Belcruit Mountain, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (31/07/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 1 plus larva 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Comma 1 in my garden at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (31/07/2019)

Gree-veined White 3, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 3 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (31/07/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady hundreds at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (31/07/2019)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 17, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 1 at C606385, Bredagh Glen River Walk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Brid McGonagle (31/07/2019)

Cinnabar moths 2, larva numerous at C4602849161, Culdaff, Co. Donegal.

Tom Ryder (31/07/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at N3615907285, Glenbarrow near Rossanallis, Co. Laois.

James Noonan (31/07/2019)

Holly Blue 4, Painted Lady 5, Meadow Brown 4 at O262217, Shankill Park, Co. Dublin.

Purple Hairstreak 8, Holly Blue 2 plus, Painted Lady 6, Speckled Wood 4 at O263273, Killiney Hill, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (31/07/2019)

Green-veined White 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 15, Speckled Wood 11, Meadow Brown 11 at G799994-G801995, Cleengort, near Gweebara Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 70 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3, Dark Green Fritillary 4 at G713979-696986, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 4, Painted Lady 8, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 2 at G716972-G711969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Melanie Restall (31/07/2019)

Painted Lady 30 plus at G5093536455, Aughris, Co. Sligo.

Con O’Donnell (31/07/2019)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 6, Painted Lady 24, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 6 at C6640 north-east of the golf course, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 67, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1, Ringlet 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at C6540, shore walk, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (01/08/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Painted Lady 6, Peacock 8, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 8 at O250208, Assumpta Park, Co. Dublin.

Purple Hairstreak 4, Holly Blue 5, Painted Lady 6, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 2 at O263273, Killiney Hill, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 1, Painted Lady 1 at O227265, Deansgrange Park, Co. Dublin.

Sam Hanna (01/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.100, Small Tortoiseshell 10 on lavender and verbena in my front garden at J3015, Co. Down.

Aisling Hickey (01/08/2019)

Small White 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at N 97374 51951, Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath. Sunny, 17C.

Frank Smyth (01/08/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 6, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 2, Painted Lady 19 (in good condition), Peacock 5, Wall Brown 5, Speckled Wood 17, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 2 at O284366, Howth Cliff Walk, Co. Dublin.

Darach McEvoy (01/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1 on overgrowth near the castle at O1703927737, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Mary McLaughlin (01/08/2019)

Painted Lady 8 at C4577550557, Ballagh, Malin, Co. Donegal.

Mary O’Hara (01/08/2019)

Painted Lady several  at R0492, on knapweeds above Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare.

Susan Browne (02/08/2019)

Painted Lady 5 in my garden mainly on Verbena  at O2065539237, Raheny, Co. Dublin

Jesmond Harding (02/08/2019)

Brimstone 1, Wood White 2, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady larva 6, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 1 in clearing at  R273954, Creevagh, Co. Clare. Sunny, 21C.

Ethna Diver (02/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 4, Painted Lady 23, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 30, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C181112, Butterfly Garden area, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (02/08/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 6, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 70 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 105 at T3113495263-T3091696448, The Murrough, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 18C.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 4, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 8 at T2465787982, The Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurra, Co. Wicklow.

David Mcilveen (02/08/2019)

Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 42, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at C181112, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 11, Painted Lady 27, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 17 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (02/08/2019)

Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 32, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1, Grayling 7, Meadow Brown 50 at G681948-G682947, Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (02/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at O22082860, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

George McDermott (02/08/2019)

Red Admiral larva 10, Painted Lady 20 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Ringlet 3 at C3591931733, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Margaret Ward (02/08/2019)

Painted Lady 5 on machair at C24114013, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (02/08/2019)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at T311952, The Murrough, Co. Wicklow.

Frank O’Connor (02/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O091361, Farmleigh, Pheonix Park, Co. Dublin.

Jane Kennedy (02/08/2019)

Red Admiral several, Painted Lady 4, Peacock 1 on our garden buddleia (full of butterflies this summer on sunny days) at X435990, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford.

Ian Rippey (02/08/2019)

Brimstone 30, Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 50 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary c.20 including a mating pair, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 6, Lesser Cream Wave 1, July High-flyer 1, Grass Emerald 1, Common Rustic 1, Silver Y 1. Odonata: Common Hawker 4, Brown Hawker 6,  Common Darter c.10, Black Darter 2, Four-spotted Chaser 1, Emerald Damselfly 2 at N692260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Sean Gavin (03/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.12 at L5442, in a cove looking out at the lighthouse at Slyne Head, Co. Galway.

Eleanor Hort (02-04/08/2019)

Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 7 at 672892 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal-first Painted Lady noted here this year on 31/07.

Jesmond Harding and Susan Reddin (03/08/2019)

Brown Hairstreak 1 male at R3066294374, Poundtown (near Gortlecka), Co. Clare.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (03/08/2019)

Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 8, Painted Lady 20 plus, Peacock 10, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 6, Vapourer moth larva 1 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin. Partly sunny, breezy, 20C.

Painted Lady 6, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2 at O266379, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 20C.

Painted Lady 4, Meadow Brown 2 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Tom Kavanagh (03/08/2019)

Painted Lady 40 plus at O1292, Salterstown, Co. Louth.

Laura-Ann Moore (03/08/2019)

Emperor larva 1 at O0189910286, near Lacken, Co. Wicklow.

Joe O’ Sullivan (03/08/2019)

Painted Lady 15-20 feeding on knapweed on our driveway at V801254, Crookhaven, Co. Cork.

P.J. Hynes (03/08/2019)

Camberwell Beauty 1 at O137281, Butterfield Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (04/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 11, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C5449, Culdaff Dunes, Inishowen, Co. Donegal-5-6 pm.

Con O’Donnell (05/08/2019)

Large White 6, Green-veined White 40 plus, Painted Lady 23, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Meadow Brown 1 at C6843, Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal-showery.

Jesmond Harding (04/08/2019)

Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary larval webs 2, Grayling 9, Small Heath 17 at M299002, Fahee North/Termon, Co. Clare.

Small Copper 1, Red Admiral larva 2, Painted Lady larva 4, Small Tortoiseshell larva numerous, present in at least three instars, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 at BCI/Burrenbeo Trust outing in a field at R2929494703, Clooncoose, Co. Clare.

Darach McEvoy (04/08/2019)

Painted Lady 4 on a wild flower in a stone wall at O2344927828, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Chris Ingram (04/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.50 (on thistles), Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2 at C308198, Blanket Nook, Newtown Cunningham, Co. Donegal.

Rod Gill (04/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at O1762228906, Larchfield Park, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (04/08/2019)

Green-veined White 5, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 12, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 3 at G617735- G623738, Muckros Head, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (04/08/2019)

Common Blue 8, Painted Lady 10, Meadow Brown 22 at O234374, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (05/08/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1 at O250208, Assumpta Park,  Shankill, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond and Denise Harding (05/08/2019)

Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2 at S865658, Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow. Mainly sunny, c.17C.

Sarah Matthews (05/08/2019)

Painted Lady 10-12 at W0027, Heir (Hare) Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork.

Craig Ayers (05/08/2019)

Large White 3, Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 20 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal. This is a garden with Buddleias on the south side of the Blue Stack Mts. It has become increasingly wooded in recent years. Note absence of Painted Ladies up to August 7.

Daniel Weldon (05/08/2019)

Comma 3 at X4398, Seafield, Bunmahon, Co.  Waterford.

Stephen Evans-Freke (06/08/2019)

Painted Lady 100s in our garden facing the ocean at W 32286 35236, Rathbarry Castle, Castle Freke, Co. Cork.

Dan Minchin (05/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at R7028073291, Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary.

Virginia McLoone (05/08/2019)

Painted Lady on flowers at C2243610325, Aughlihard, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (06/08/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 5, Meadow Brown 14 at G679966, Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Laura-Ann Moore (07/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1 in my garden at  N9633, Celbridge, Co. Kildare.

Patrick and Ita Fanning (07/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 in our garden at C395220, Elaghbeg, Burnfoot, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (07/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 48, Peacock 7, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 at G694989-G86989 Pound Lough to Old Quarry road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

David Nesbitt (07/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1, faded, in our garden at V0015500082, Derrynaloobinagh, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan.

Jesmond Harding (08/08/2019)

Brimstone 2, Painted Lady 72, Peacock 105,  Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 24, Ringlet 3 at N6825, Lullybeg Reserve and adjoining ground to the south-east, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. A mix of sun and cloud, 19C.

Brimstone 2,  Green-veined White 2, Painted Lady 13, Peacock 32, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 4 from N6877725651-N6874426082, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, 19C.

Brimstone 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady c.20, Peacock c.30, Speckled Wood c.3, Meadow Brown c.7 at N694260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady 16 at O1819933209, on Buddleias along the River Dodder, near Lansdowne Road, Co. Dublin.

Small White 4, Red Admiral 3, Meadow Brown 2 at O1909633216, Sean Moore Park, Ringsend, near beach entrance, Co. Dublin.

Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 11, Painted Lady 11, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 2 at O263262, in and near Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Edward Delaney (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.6 in a clearing near the lock gates in Bahanna Wood, at S722392, St, Mullins, Co. Carlow.

James O’Connor (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at T2797, Mount Ussher Gardens, Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

Maurice Simms (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady 70, Peacock 2, at G695987-G713979 Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. This is along some 3 km of sheltered flowery minor road verges, at present especially rich in knapweed.

Ian McCambridge (08/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 on buddleias at H1496, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

Mura Mckinney (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.4 at B907351, Meenacladdy, Magherroarty beach, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (08/08/2019)

Large White 10 plus, Green-veined White 30 plus, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 18, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2 at G6875 near Pier, Mount Charles, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 100 plus at G688860 Glengesh lookout point, south of Ardara, Co. Donegal-dozens of Green-veined Whites hovering a few centimetres above the wet meadow-a lovely sight.

James Noonan (08/08/2019)

Common Blue 12, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 20, Peacock 12, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 12, Small Heath 1 at T110347, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Edward Smith (08/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 on the spectacle frame stand at Specsavers at O158346, in the GPO Arcade, Co. Dublin.

Ian Rippey (08/08/2019)

Common Blue 2-3, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 4, Speckled Wood several, Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown 4-6 at W293677, Dromcarra North near Kilmichael, Co. Cork.

Small Copper 2, Common Blue 6-8, Painted Lady 2-3, Peacock c.30, Grayling 1, Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown 6-8, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 3 at W172611, Currahy, Co. Cork.

Peacock 3, Grayling 10-12, Gatekeeper/Hedge Brown 15 plus, Meadow Brown 6 at W167652, Keelvaugh Beg, Co. Cork.

Dan Minchin (09/08/2019)

Red Admiral at least 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell at least 1, Peacock at least 1 on Buddleia at R7008373580, Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary.

David Mcilveen (09/08/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 4, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1 at C197117 Thorne Road near rugby club at Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (09/08/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 15, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 3 at O294373, near Summit Car Park, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Grainne Doyle (09/08/2019)

Painted Lady c.24 at O267161, Kilruddery House, Bray, Co. Wicklow. These were paler than the specimens I usually see.

Robert Aldwell, Niamh Lennon and Anthony Mooney (09/08/2019)

Large White 6, Small White 10, Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 10, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 11, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 3 at N917343 – N919335 Bryanstown, Maynooth Co. Kildare. Sunny for a few hours around midday, strong southerly breeze, humid, 19C.

Larva: Large White several lots of eggs and first instar caterpillars-being heavily predated so none surviving more than a day or two after hatching, Small White many eggs and caterpillars on cabbages, Red Admiral 4  2nd instar caterpillars, Painted Lady 50 plus final instar caterpillars and hundreds of abandoned larval tents spread widely over four fields, mainly on Creeping Thistles. One pupa was seen in the tent made by the larva high up on a Creeping Thistle. Small Tortoiseshells 20 plus larval batches, mostly early stages, one in the final instar. All seemed healthy but no signs of webs, perhaps due to recent very heavy rain. 4 final instar Elephant Hawkmoth larva on Willow Herb.

Maurice Simms (09/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 15, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 5, Meadow Brown 10 at G676978-G677974, New Line near Kiltoorish Lough, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Jane Kennedy (10/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 seen during a dry interval in my garden at X435990, Bunmahon, Co. Waterford.

Helen Cloney (10/08/2019)

Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at S900410, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Craig Ayers (10/08/2019)

Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 30 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 5 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (11/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Common Blue 23, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 44,  Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 1,  Dark Green Fritillary 2, Grayling 1, Hedge Brown/Gatekeeper 2 at T113238, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Maria Lewins (11/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 in our garden at O246237, Loughlinstown, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

John Gallagher (11/08/2019)

Painted lady 11, at least since 5th August (Red Admiral, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet also recorded) at L700600, Tullymore, Renvyle, Co. Galway.

Gerard Clerkin (11/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at H6632, Rossmore Park, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan.

Con O’Donnell (12/08/2019)

Large White 12, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 9, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal-16 C. This year Red Admirals appear a bit different in colour, very dark black and rather faint white.

Robert Aldwell (12/08/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 8, Peacock 3 at O220286, Blackrock Co. Dublin. In my garden at 10.30 mostly feasting on Buddleja weyeriana Moonlight. This late-flowering creamy Buddleja cultivar is very close to the colour of the Painted Lady which blends very nicely with it.

Jesmond Harding (12/08/2019)

Large White 2, Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 3 in the garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 17C.

Frank Smyth (12/08/2019)

Large White 4, Small White 2, Common Blue 12, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 17, Peacock 8, Meadow Brown 10 at O268322, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Most of the Painted Ladies were feeding on knapweed but some on Creeping Thistle. A Painted Lady feeding on Creeping Thistle laid on the plant. It will be interesting to see if the Painted Lady butterfly adopts the strategy of the Red Admiral by elongating the early stages to carry the immature stages through the colder months.

Maria Perse (12/08/2019)

Painted Lady 3 in my garden at N893185, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Aidan Smith (12/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at O010370, on the Royal Canal, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Seán Feehan (12/08/2019)

Green-veined White 8, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 45 from 10:30am-12 noon, between X1973677369 and X2014677308, Cliff Walk, Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Breezy, warm sunshine.

Sheila Hobb (12/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 in our garden at Q8414, Tralee, Co Kerry.

Graham Prole (12/08/2019)

Comma 1 at N7726215424, Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare.

Seán Feehan (13/08/2019)

Common Blue 14 (dormant on grasses), Painted Lady 25 flying mainly along ditches at X1418582765, Clashmore, Co. Waterford.  Cloudy, light showers.

Aidan Smith (13/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 in my front garden at O255270, Millfarm, Dunboyne, Co. Meath.

Maurice Simms (13/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Painted Lady 25, Peacock 3, Grayling 3, Meadow Brown 17 at G648984 – 639979 Dawro, Head, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. The Painted Ladies were feeding on Devil’s-bit Scabious and thistles. Sunny, 19C.

Wall Brown 12, Meadow Brown 20 plus at G679966, Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. This is one of the best Wall Brown sites in what is a traditionally strong Wall Brown district in coastal Southwest Donegal.

Danny Gillespie (13/08/2019)

Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 4, Peacock 10 at G629746 Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal on Buddleia. In recent times Painted Ladies in this part of south Donegal are widespread but numbers mostly in low density.

Seán Feehan (14/08/2019)

Red Admiral 15, Painted Lady 4, Peacock 4, Comma 1, (my first definite Comma sighting!) Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 1 at 12:30 pm, X2146697324, Colligan Woods, Co. Waterford. Blustery, misty, some sunny spells.

Ethna Diver (14/08/19)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 15, Peacock 18, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Peacock 18, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 16, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 10 at Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (12-14/08/2019)

Lime Hawk Moth larva 2 at O2202528437 Blackrock, Co Dublin. On August 12 I was surprised to see on the pavement a hawk moth larva which on close inspection turned out to be a version with red patches of the Lime hawk moth with a clear blue horn. The following day the larva had changed to a grey/brown colour as it commenced pupation. On looking up I observed three mature Lime trees which partly overhang this pavement. On Aug 14 I noticed another caterpillar on the pavement which was the more common green form but again with a blue horn. Unfortunately, this caterpillar appears damaged-probably walked on by a pedestrian on this busy pavement.

Note: The Lime Hawkmoth is extremely rare in Ireland. It may be a recent colonist or introduction.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (14/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 50 plus, Painted Lady 8, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 201 (in ‘brown leaf stage’), Meadow Brown 100 plus, some faded, some in perfect condition at O242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Some sunshine, 18C.

Dorothy Kidd (14/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock c.30 in a lane at N5438, at Corbetstown, near Garr, Rhode, Co. Offaly. The Peacocks were feeding on Common Knapweed.

Anthony and Katya Lester (14/08/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5 at P81KN92, Schull, Co. Cork.

Seán Feehan (15/08/2019)

Clouded Yellow 1, Large White 3, Small White 4, Common Blue 100 plus, Painted Lady 45, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 100 plus between 10 am and 12 noon between S9625903542 and S9356806381, Ballyteigue Burrow Beach, near Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford. Windy, with some cloud and warm sunshine.

Jesmond Harding (15/08/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 13, Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at N933425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Edward Smith (15/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at N935389, Moyglare Hall, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Ethna Diver (15/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at C020209, Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (15/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Peter Derbyshire (15/08/2019)

Painted Lady 4 on Buddleia in my garden at O2442826184, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

Jackie Hunt (15/08/2019)

Painted Lady 5 at M178813, Clogher Bog, Curraghmore, Co. Mayo.

Con O’Donnell (16/08/2019)

Large White 10 plus, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 22, Speckled Wood 2 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Breezy with intermittent sun. The butterflies were mostly basking in sheltered areas on the ground.

Dorothy Kidd (16/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock c.30 along a lane at N5338, Corbetstown, near Garr, Rhode, Co. Offaly.

Brendan Lynham (16/08/2019)

Red Admiral at least 2, Painted Lady at least 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 on Hebes at T3185 at Brittas, Co. Wicklow.

Paula Marron (16/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O1090174490, Dublin Road, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Jesmond Harding (17/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 7, Peacock 10, Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at N933425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny with brief overcast conditions, blustery, c.16C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (17/08/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at T01832358, Ferrycarrick, Co. Wexford.

Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 4, Common Blue 23, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 18, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2 at T057135, at the disused station and rail line Killinick, Co. Wexford. A strong SW breeze, intermittent sun, 18C.

Large White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 5, Comma 1 at T063124 SE of Killinick, Co Wexford-the butterflies were feasting on a fine display of Verbena bonariensis.

Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at T107074 on the sheltered side of Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford. Sunny but very breezy, 18C.

Micheál Mac Suibhne (17/08/2019)

Painted Lady several at O2474619540, Old Connaught House, Rathmichael, South County Dublin. These were gorging on lavender.

Maurice Simms (17/08/2019)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 5, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 1 (faded) at G714971- 711969 Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

James Noonan (17/08/2019)

Common Blue 5, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 3 at O992368, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Maurice Simms (18/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 at G696986 at Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Rodney Devitt (18/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O185331, Tritonville Lane, Sandymount, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (18/08/2019)

Large White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 3, Painted Lady 3 at N710643, Athboy, Co. Meath. Sunshine and showers.

Frank Smyth (19/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 11 and larva 1, egg 1, Meadow Brown 1 at O268322, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (19/08/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Speckled Wood 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2 in a sheltered area near old Mass House at G691960 Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (20/08/2019)

Common Blue 40, Meadow Brown 10 at O250524, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (20/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 at G696986 at Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 10 at G798994-801995 Cleengort near Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 1 at G788984-792981 at Mulnamin, above Gweebarra Bends, Co. Donegal.

Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G781981 nr Kilkenny School, Maas, Co. Donegal

Green-veined White 2, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 1. Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 5 at G699995- 697/8996 along the coastal walk from the Pier, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (20/08/2019)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C6640, golf course, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (22/08/2019)

Peacock 2, Red Admiral 2 and larva 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O284366, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Small White 6, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral larva 1, Painted Lady 13,  Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 5 at O260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (23/08/2019)

Painted Lady 5, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 1 at B84 Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Laurence Lenehan (23/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at O096901,  Simonstown, Drumcar, Co. Louth.

Michael Gray (23/08/2019)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3 at O156272, in my garden in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (23/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 35 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 3 at C249262, Rye, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (23/08/2019)

Peacock 3 at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford , Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, SpeckledWood 5 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond and Denise Harding (23/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1,  Meadow Brown 20-30, Small Heath 2 at M869422, Killeglan Grasslands SAC, Co. Roscommon. Dull, mild, c.20C.

Maurice Simms (23/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 at G693989, Old Slate Quarry Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (24/08/2019)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1,  Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 13 at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 22C.

Brimstone 21, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 16, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Peacock 91, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 1 between N6882625636 and N6920925695, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 25, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 8,  Red Admiral 7,  Painted Lady 28, Small Tortoiseshell 24, Peacock 59, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2 at N685256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly hazy sunshine with light to fresh southerly breezes, 22C.

Michael Gray (24/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 4, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 5 at O156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Wicklow.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (24/08/2019)

Red Admiral larva 1, Comma Larva 2 (final instar) at O2180517928 car park at Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Peacock 1, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 8, Speckled Wood 20 plus at O2155818111 – 2122918269. The Commas were in the sunny glade on brambles at final GR in Knocksink Wood, Co. Wicklow.

Sean Feehan (24/08/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 6, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 14, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 6, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 3 (seen along the track/meadow nearby) between 10 and 11am, between X2144297347-X2240096797, Colligan Woods, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford.  Cloudy with warm sunny spells.

Helen Cloney (24/08/2019)

Large White 8, many dozens of smaller whites, Red Admiral 20, Painted Lady 12 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 5 in my garden mainly on Buddleias at S900410 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

John Lovatt (24/08/2019)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 74, Peacock 2 at O2349, in a field running to the outer part of Malahide Estuary, Co. Dublin.

Stephen Franck (24/08/2019)

Red Admiral 2 at O197121, Powerscourt Waterfall, Co. Wicklow.

Ian Whitehouse and Gemma Gough (24/08/2019)

Large White 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 18, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 21, Silver-washed Fritillary 3 at S860560, Kilbrannish Woods, Co. Carlow. Light breeze, 21C.

Small White 3, Painted Lady 1 and ova 1, Comma 3, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 1 at S709504-S718493, Ballytiglea Bridge, Co. Carlow.

Laurence Lenehan (25/08/2019)

Painted Lady 5 at O139718, Julianstown East, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding (25/08/2019)

Small Copper 8, Small Copper ova 4 (on the upper surface of Sheep’s Sorrel), Speckled Wood 2 at N915417, Ballymagillin, Rodanstown, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.20C.

John Lovatt (25/08/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 3. Odonata: Brown Hawker 1 at N462856, Lough Sheelin, Crover, Co. Cavan.

Laurence Lenehan (26/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at in my garden (for the first time in 41 years) at O1337058, Julianstown, Co. Meath.

John Lovatt (26/08/2019)

Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 26, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 9 at N425779, on Finnea/Castlepollard Road, Co. Westmeath. Sunny, c.20C.

Robert Aldwell (26/08/2019)

Painted Lady 4 at O22292890, Alma Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 2, Painted Lady 18, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 at O272262, Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 1 at O25172728, Glenageary Dart Station, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (26/08/2019)

Green-veined White 8, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 1 at C6843 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Large White 4, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Peacock 11, Speckled Wood 1 at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co Donegal

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 1 at C6641 northeast of golf course, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Also, 10 Painted Lady empty larval tents with one with final instar caterpillar and another with a pupa.

David McIlveen (26/08/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 27, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 7 at C166299, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (26/08/2019)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2,  Common Blue 246 plus, Red Admiral 27, Painted Lady 21, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 25, Meadow Brown 4 at  T111264, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Painted Lady 1 at T097280, Curracloe Village, Co. Wexford.

Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O045353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

James Noonan (26/08/2019)

Clouded Yellow 2, Common Blue 50 plus, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 70 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 11, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2 at T110268, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

John Lovatt (26/08/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock 12, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2. Odonata: Brown Hawker 2 at N412470, Lough Ennell, Tuddenham, Co. Westmeath.

Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4. Odonata: Brown Hawker 1 at N402485, Ladestown, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath. Also a nice stand of Grass-of-Parnassus (40 plus plants).

Jesmond Harding (26/08/2019)

Brimstone 9, Small White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 14, Painted Lady 12, Small Tortoiseshell 23, Peacock 54, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 between N6882625636 and N6920925695, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Pat Wyse (27/08/2019)

Brimstone 4, Common Blue 33,  Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 20 plus,  Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 20 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary 7, Speckled Wood 3 at N704270, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 21C.

Anthony Mooney (27/08/2019)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 50 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 50 plus, Peacock 20 plus at N9133 Bryanstown, Co. Kildare.

Liz Osborne (27/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 plus at S9030896329, Whitestown Upper, Co. Wicklow.

Laurence Lenehan (28/08/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at O050699, East Common, Duleek, Co. Meath.

Stephen Franck (28/08/2019)

Painted Lady 3 at O259275, Elton Park, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (28/08/2019)

Peacock 1 at B8546, Greenport, Tory Island, Co. Donegal. The butterfly was feeding on Devil’s-bit Scabious, a favoured flower for several species.

Ian McCambridge (28/08/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 4 at G963846 Ardnamona, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (28/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1 at G696986 near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 12 at G678965 Kiltoorish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 2 at G674971 near Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (29/08/2019)

Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 8, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 2 at G714971-G711969 Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (29/08/2019)

Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 6 at T145097 St Helens, Kilrane, Co. Wexford. Sunny and breezy,18C.

Red Admiral larva 2, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 1 at T13290967 SE of Kilrane, Co. Wexford. The Small Tortoiseshell was feeding on wild Mint.

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, at T12530984, Barracks Cross Roads, Kilrane, Co. Wexford. Butterflies were feeding on an isolated Buddleia.

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 2 at T11190465, Barnawheel, NW of Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford.

Painted Lady 3 and second instar larva 5 on Creeping Thistle at T123046, Nethertown, north of Carnsore Point, Co. Wexford. Cloudy, windy and 18C.

Frank Smyth (29/08/2019)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 9, Peacock 76, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1 at G932607, Knather Wood near Cliff, Co. Donegal. Sunny with some cloud, breezy, 18C.

Gerard Clerkin (31/08/2019)

Red Admiral 15, Painted Lady 6, Peacock 14 on the Buddleia in my garden at H6235, Bellanode, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan.

John Lovatt (31/08/2019)

Clouded Yellow 1 among Common Blue, Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies at O250524, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (31/08/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 12, Speckled Wood 4 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (31/08/2019)

Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 6, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 3 in the garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co.Meath. Sunny with showers, breezy, c.16C.

Con O’Donnell (31/08/2019)

Large White 3, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 1 at C6640, golf course, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (01/09/2019)

Large White 5, Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 5, Peacock 5 mostly on Red Valerian at C6540, Shore Path, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Large White 5 plus, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 5 mostly on Buddleia at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (01/09/2019)

Brimstone 2, Common Blue c.15, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady c.30, Small Tortoiseshell c.10, Peacock c.4, Marsh Fritillary larval nest 2, Speckled Wood c.10, Silver Y C.6 at N6926, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Overcast, breezy, 16C.

Seán Feehan (02/09/2019)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at 12 noon at X2512993213, Gallowshill, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (wings frayed) 2-2:15 pm at X2146097327, Colligan Woods, Co. Waterford.

Helen Cloney, Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (03/09/2019)

Large White larva (final instar) 10, Small White 1, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 2 (butterflies mostly on Buddleia at 4 pm) at S899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Intermittent sunshine, SW breeze 18C.

Jesmond Harding (03/09/2019)

Small Copper 1, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at  O086271, Old Bawn, Co. Dublin.

Ian Rippey (03/09/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 1 at H716415, near Glaslough village, Co. Monaghan.

Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 1 at H7440, Annabatty, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan. Mainly dull but mild, 19-20C.

Frank Smyth (03/09/2019)

Small White 7, Painted Lady 14, Meadow Brown 5 at O260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Mostly cloudy, some sunny spells, 19C.

Evelyn Taylor (04/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1 in my garden at O2629, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Laurence Lenehan (04/09/2019)

Painted Lady 2 at O189608, Kock Lane, Co. Dublin.

Alison and Maurice Simms (05/09/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 4, Painted Lady (faded) 1, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 5, Wall Brown (faded) 1, Meadow Brown 1 at G714971 – 711969 Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 1 at G696986 at Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (05/09/2019)

Large White 5, Painted lady 1 (faded), Peacock 18, Speckled Wood 1 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 5 at C606385, Bredagh Glen river Walk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at C6843 Shroove Head, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (05/09/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at O2037 Harmonstown Dart Station, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (05/09/2019)

Small White 1, Painted Lady 11, Painted Lady larva 2, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 7 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin. Bright, breezy, 18C.

Large White 1, Small White 10, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 13, Meadow Brown (fresh specimen) 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth larva 2 at O260399, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Jennifer Strevens (06/09/2019)

Painted Lady 15, Peacock 15 on Ice Plants at N087541,  Ballynacliffy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

Jesmond Harding (07/09/2019)

Brimstone 3, Small White 1,  Small Copper 2, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 20, Painted Lady 34, Small Tortoiseshell 36, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 25, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 2 at N686256, Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Only brief sunny spells, 16C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (07/09/2019)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 5 at O1443 National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (08/09/2019)

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood  16 at O156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Intermittent sunshine, cool.

Sisters of Charity (08/09/2019)

Painted Lady 4 on Buddleia in our grounds at  W670726, St. Anthony’s, Cork.

David Mcilveen (08/09/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 31, Speckled Wood 3, Fox Moth larva 2 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Frank and Joan Smyth (08/09/2019)

Small White 5, Common Blue 9, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O268322, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Ian Whitehouse (08/09/2019)

Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 8, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at N705215, Cloncurry, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, light breeze, 16C.

Brimstone 2, Small White 5, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 9, Painted Lady 46, Small Tortoiseshell 43, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 23 at N692258, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Michael Gray (09/09/2019)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (10/09/2019)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 34, Small Tortoiseshell 27, Speckled Wood 1 at T20064839 Ballygarrett, Co. Wexford.  Sunny, 15C. The butterflies were on a sheltered group of Buddleias.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 7, Small Tortoiseshell 23, Speckled Wood 2 at T20064839 – 21964721 Cahore, Co. Wexford.

Red Admiral larva (final instar) 3, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 2 at T22364718 Cahore Point, Co. Wexford.

Sean Geraty (11/09/2019)

Red Admiral 21, Painted Lady 228, Small Tortoiseshell 50 at T113266, The Raven, Co. Wexford.

Stephen Franck (11/09/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5 at T345924, Wicklow Head Lighthouse, Co. Wicklow.

Con O’Donnell (12/09/2019)

Large White 4, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 3 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (12/09/2019)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 4 at G798994 Cleengort, near Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Peacock, 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 9 at G800994 Cleengort, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (13/09/2019)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 9, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 1 in my garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 16C.

Con O’Donnell (13/09/2019)

Peacock 4, at C6038 Moville, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 2, Peacock 3 at C6640 near Golf course, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 4, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 at C6843 Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (13/09/2019)

Peacock 1 at L748585, Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway. Sunny, calm, 19C.

Maurice Simms (13/09/2019)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 7 at H330984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (14/09/2019)

Brimstone 2, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 30, Small Tortoiseshell 31, Speckled Wood 10, Treble-bar 1, Silver Y C.6 at N686256, Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny throughout, breezy, 16-19C. (Note: Fourth instar (over-wintering stage) Marsh Fritillary larvae were seen basking on a white web).

Brimstone 4, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 22, Small Tortoiseshell 24, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown (male, faded) 1, Dark Tussock larva 1 on birch sapling; sightings were made between N6882625636 and N6920925695, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Marsh Fritillary nests 13 south of drain at N692258, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Small Copper ova 7  at N915417, Ballymagillin, Rodanstown, Co. Meath.

Cormac and Robert Aldwell (14/09/2019)

Small White 5, Red Admiral larva 1, Painted Lady 7, Speckled Wood 6, Silver Y 1 at O26052491, Killiney beach, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16-18C.

Michael Kane (14/09/2019)

Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 32, Small Tortoiseshell 67 plus at 2 pm on Verbena, Sedum and Buddleias in a wildish garden area at O970843, St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 17C.

Frank Smyth (14/09/2019)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 6 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 18C.

Small White 4, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 5 at O260399, Burrow Beach, Co. Dublin.

Painted Lady 2, Red Admiral 2 at O266379, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

George McDermott and Dermot McLaughlin (15/09/2019)

Painted Lady 4 all small in size at C3090418471, Blanket Nook, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (16/09/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock 11, Speckled Wood 4 at C166266, Cloughglass, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 7, Peppered Moth larva 2, Buff-tip larva 1 at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (16/09/2019)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 8 at H330984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (17/08/19)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 6, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 14C.

Myrtle Parker (17/09/2019)

Clouded Yellow 5 at W7905058185, Kilmichael East, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (17/09/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1 at 11:45 am at O23051731 along R117 on Buddleias about 500m east of Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 14C.

Cormac and Robert Aldwell (18/09/2019)

Holy Blue larva 2, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 16, at O26292630 The Quarry, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 3 at O26582595 Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Small White 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Speckled Wood 1 at O26692592, Vico Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 10, Speckled Wood 4 at O26872652, Ardeeven Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (18/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Speckled Wood 1 feeding mainly on Succisa pratensis in my garden, N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 19C.

Con O’Donnell (19/09/2019)

Large White 3, Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 20 plus at C606385, Bredagh Glen River Walk, Moville, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 17-19 C.

Bob Aldwell and Frank Smyth (19/09/2019)

Painted Lady 4, O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 19C

Large White 1, Small White 2, Painted Lady 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O260399, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, possibly 2 (may be part of a third brood), Speckled Wood 9, O284366, Ceanncor Road, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (20/09/2019)

Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 21, Small Tortoiseshell 37, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 2 at N684256, Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, 21C.

Brimstone 1, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 21, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 N6882625636 and N6920925695, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, 21C.

Clouded Yellow males 2 among Painted Lady and Small Tortoiseshells at N 6927826018, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly sunny, strong southerly breeze, c.18C.

Con O’Donnell (20/09/2019)

Large White 2, Small White 2, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 4, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 14 plus, (sudden appearance of lots of Small Tortoiseshell in the area) Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 6 at C648408 on Buddleias in the garden at Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 8, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 16 plus, Peacock 11, Speckled Wood 2, at C6540 Shore Path, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. The butterflies were mostly on Buddleias and Red Valerian in a sheltered area.

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 (one unusually large), Peacock 2 at C6543 at Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. The butterflies feeding on Veronica.

Jesmond Harding (21/09/2019)

Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary nests 12 at N6925825990, on the area directly adjoining the Irish Peatland Conservation Council reserve at Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, 17C.

Michael Gray (24/09/2019)

Small White 1, Painted Lady 1, Comma 1 at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. The Comma was pristine and fed on ivy flowers for several hours.

Grace Meenan (24/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at B8547 Greenport, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (24/09/2019)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Speckled Wood 2, Silver Y moth 1 on Buddleias in a garden at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. 16C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (24/09/2019)

Speckled Wood 11 at G93266063 – 69256069 Knader Wood, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Small White 2, at G87136162, The Mall, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (24/09/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Speckled 2 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (25/09/2019)

Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 13 at G895719 Murvagh Wood, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 12 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (27/09/2019)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Maurice Simms (27/09/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H330984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (28/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 feeding on Veronica at C23304769, Fanad Head, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 15C.

Laurence Lenehan (29/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at O155686, Murphy’s Quarry, Gormanston, Co. Meath.

David Mcilveen (29/09/2019)

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 7: in hibernation: Peacock 8, Herald moth 20 (2 in a culvert),  Plume moths 6 in an attic and chimney of a derelict house at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Steve Wing (29/09/2019)

Hummingbird Hawk-moth 1 at V9622, Cape Clear, Co. Cork.

Michael Kane (29/09/2019)

Painted Lady 1, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 4 at 4 pm at T0145, Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co.  Wexford. Sunny, windy, 17C.

Terence O’Connell (29/09/2019)

Clouded Yellow 2 seen at 1:30 pm at N519691, in a field on the north shore of Lough Lene, Co. Westmeath. One fed briefly on a dandelion.

Niamh Lennon (29/09/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 5 on asters in a housing estate at O213635, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, mild and windy.

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 1 (all on Buddleia), Speckled Wood 1 at O217612, Ardgillen Park,  Skerries, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm and calm.

Maurice Simms (29/09/2019)

Speckled Wood 4 at C211269 near Columcille Lake, Co. Donegal.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 feeding on Devil’s-bit Scabious at C233279 Crockaffrin, Co. Donegal.

Val Swan (29/09/2019)

Comma 1 at N616022, along the canal, c.1 mile north of Vicarstown, Co. Laois.

Con O’Donnell, Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (02/10/2019)

Small White 1 (very faded male), Red Admiral 15, Painted Lady 5, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1; butterflies mainly feeding on plentiful Red Valerian on sunny sheltered banks at C652401 – C656403, The Shore Path, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13/14C.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C64774074 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 17 at C606385 Breda River Glen walk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Val Swan (02/10/2019)

Comma 1 on ivy in my garden at N685074, Duneany, Co. Kildare.

Chris Ingram (04/10/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at G503833 Malinmore, Glencolumcille, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (04/10/2019)

Feathered Ranunculus 1 at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. This is the only inland record for County Meath of this scarce east coast moth and one of the very few inland records for Ireland. Also recorded on 04/10/2019: Red-green Carpet 1, Common Marbled Carpet 3, Feathered Thorn 1, Merveille du Jour 2, Lunar Underwing 3, Beaded Chestnut 73,  Setaceous Hebrew Character 6, Green-brindled Crescent, Large Yellow Underwing 1, Lesser Yellow Underwing 1, Black Rustic 1, Blair’s Shoulder-knot 8,  Angle Shades 2, Snout 1.

Jesmond Harding (06/10/2019)

Small Copper larva 2 at N9152441803, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N914423, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 2 between N9801636916, Royal Canal Way, Collinstown and O0008637196, Royal Canal Way, Newtown, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny with some cloud, c.14C.

Michael Gray (06/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (06/10/2019)

Red Admiral 2 (feeding on ivy blossoms), Speckled Wood 3 at O26292630 The Quarry, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Stephen Franck (06/10/2019)

Peacock 1 at O1609, Ballinastoe, near Roundwood, Co. Wicklow.

Val Swan (07/10/2019)

Comma 1  at N685070,  along Grand Canal 500m south of motorway bridge south of Moasterevin, Co. Kildare.

Sean Geraty (08/10/2019)

Red Admiral 3 at O1235, Dublin Zoo, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, breezy, c.13C.

Robert Aldwell (08/10/2019)

Red Admiral 2 feeding on late-flowering Buddleia at O22062861 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 13-14 C.

Sean Feehan (08/10/2019)

Comma 2 basking at T 2729796840 and T 2708197239 at opposite ends of Mount Ussher Gardens, Co. Wicklow. Sunny.

Michael Gray (09/10/2019)

Red Admiral 3 at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (09/10/2019)

Red Admiral 2 at N996369, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Jesmond Harding (10/10/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at N914423, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Dull, blustery, c.12C.

Niamh Lennon (10/10/2019)

Mount Usher Gardens, T 271970, 1 Small Tortoiseshell at 2 pm, basking/resting on vegetation in open area near the house at T271970, Mount Ussher Gardens, Co. Wicklow. Overcast.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at 3 pm at T270875, Ashford Village, Co. Wicklow. The butterfly as on a roundabout with a wonderful array of flowers of all sorts including buddleia weyeriana, Teasel, Mint etc. The temperature was 17C.

Robert Aldwell (11/10/2019)

Painted Lady 1 flying wildly around a late-flowering Buddleia at 1 pm at O22062861, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (12/10/19)

Green-veined White 1 at G812612, Finner, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (12/10/2019)

Painted Lady 1 (pristine) Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at S935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Robert Aldwell (12/10/2019)

Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 on and around late-flowering Buddleia at O22062861, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Anthony Mooney (12/10/2019)

Red Admiral 9, Speckled Wood 1 at O218520, Rogerstown Estuary, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (15/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at S935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Con O’Donnell (16/10/2019)
Speckled Wood 1 at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Fionnuala Parnell (16/10/2019)
Brimstone 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1 on the track between N 69545 26030 Lullymore and N 68773 25788, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Larvae of Small Chocolate tip and Ruby Tiger were seen on willow and bramble respectively. Dry, sunny, light breeze, 12C.

Ethna Diver (16/10/2019)
Red Admiral 2 at C355228, Inch, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (17/10/2019)
Red Admiral 1 at C213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (17/10/2019)
Red Admiral 1 at 11 am, O1235, Dublin Zoo, Co. Dublin. Dull, breezy.

Michael Gray (18/10/2019)

Painted Lady 1 at S935368, Davidstown,  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (20/10/2019)

Red Admiral 3, two of them feeding on flowering ivy at T195788, Avoca Manor, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light breeze.

Michael Gray (21/10/2019)

Unidentified white (Green-veined White or Small White) 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at S935368, Davidstown,  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Sunny, c.17C.

Hibernating Lepidoptera: Peacock 1, Small Tortoiseshell 21, Herald moths 16 in a shed at S935368, Davidstown,  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (21/10/2019)

Red Admiral 2 at O266379, St Fintans Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1 and ova 2 at O284366, Ceannchor Road, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 4, ova 14 (3 adults on ivy and one laying eggs on nettles) at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Sean Geraty (22/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1, at O052362, Edmundsbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (22/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1 at O087271, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm.

Michael Gray (24/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at S936368, Davidstown,  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (24/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1 basking on a fresh nettle at T19965654 Courtown, Co. Wexford. Sunny, 12C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at T270875 Ashford Co. Wicklow. Sunny 13C at 3.45. Feeding on Verbena bonariensis in the magnificent pollinator flower beds produced by Ashford Tidy Towns Committee.

John Lovatt (25/10/2019)

Red Admiral 2 at X734975, The Hook, Co. Wexford.

BCI work party (26/10/2019)

Red Admiral 1 on ivy at N69539 26038, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Oak Eggar larvae 2 (one final instar, one early instar), Small Chocolate-tip larva at N6866325658, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Michael Gray (27/10/2019)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Perry Share (28/10/2019)

Peacock 1 perched on a bramble leaf at G8545, Rassaun East, Co. Leitrim.

Frank Smyth (29/10/2019)

Red Admiral 3 and many Red Admiral eggs at O274370,  Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny with a strong breeze.

Frank Smyth (02/11/2019)

Red Admiral 3 at O274370,  Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Mainly dull, 11C.

Stephen Franck (03/11/2019)

Peacock 1 at T1762499438, Roundwood Road, Ballinacorbeg, Oldtown, Co. Wicklow.

Frank Smyth (06/11/2019)

Red Admiral 1 on ivy at O266379,  St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1 on nettles at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (11/11/2019)

Red Admiral 1 on ivy at O274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, strong breeze, 7C.