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 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 C330984, 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.

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 C207386, 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)

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 G798995, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Maurice Simms  (16/05/2019)

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

Jonathan Forsyth (18/05/2019)

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

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.