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.

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.

Jesmond Harding (12/01/2019)

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

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.

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 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.

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.