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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Lake, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (06/07/2019)

Green Hairstreak 1 at C051238,  Creenary, Churchill, 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 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 G6979175931, 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 track between X2144297347 and X2240096797, Colligan Wood, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Balmy sunshine, with a little cloud.

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.

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.