2020

The records for 2020 are given below. The first sighting of each species is indicated in bold.

Frank Smyth (23/01/2020)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 82 on about half the breeding site at O242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 11C.

Myrtle Parker (27/02/2020)

Peacock 1 sunning itself on bracken at W 75409 57340, near Minane Bridge, Co. Cork. Sunny, breezy. The first free-flying, outdoor butterfly of 2020!

Pat Wyse (27/02/2020)

Marsh Fritillary larval clump basking at N 69269 26006  Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy.

Catherine Elizabeth (04/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O195251, The Gallops, Leopardstown, Co. Dublin.

Myrtle Parker (05/03/2020)

Peacock 1 sunning itself on bracken at W 75409 57340, near Minane Bridge, Co. Cork. Sunny.

Myrtle Parker (06/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1  at W 78738 58140, Fountainstown, Co. Cork. Sunny.

Dennis Hawke (13/03/2020)

Peacock 2 at C196407 Croaghan, Tamney, Fanad, Co. Donegal. Seen in the garden. Information supplied by Maurice Simms of Lifford, Co. Donegal

Frank Smyth (20/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 8C.

Anthony Mooney (21/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at N9134, Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
The first Small Tortoiseshell sighting of the year on my farm was on March 20.

Andrew Harding (22/03/2020)

Peacock 1 in the garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, calm, c.10C.

Jane and Jesmond Harding (22/03/2020)

Brimstone 2 at N 69549 26040, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.10C.

Brimstone 6 and 4 at N 68854 25647 and N 68327 25696 respectively,  Peacock 4 at N 68732 25604 all at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 11C.

Pat Wyse and Shay Connolly (22/03/2020)

Brimstone 2 at N 69549 26040, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.10C.

Frank Smyth (22/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2 at O268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 11C.

Joan Smyth (22/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock in the garden at O266379, St Fintans Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Kilian Mullett (22/03/2020)

Comma 1 at T175919, Clara Vale Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light wind,  8.5C.

Michael Gray (22/03/2020)

Peacock 1, so tattered that it could not fly, it was basking on heathland at O 174220, Fairy Castle, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 156260, Marlay Park, Co. Dublin.

David McIlveen (22/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C 140 105, Conwall Cemetery, Conwall, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Lesley Whiteside (22/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 atThe Meadows, Marlinstown, Mullingar N91 W7P4
N465-515.

Helen Cloney (22 /03/2020)

Comma 2 at S9041, at the edge of Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Myrtle Parker (24/03/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at W7572057329, Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Jesmond Harding (24/03/2020)

Purple Hairstreak ova 4 at O 10040 35474, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Jane Harding and Jesmond Harding (24/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N 91934 42709, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Sean Geraty (24/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O045 353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny but with a cooling breeze, 13C.

Enda Flynn (24/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, at J221109, Greenore Port, Co. Louth. Sunny, 9C.

Jane Harding and Jesmond Harding (25/03/2020)

Brimstone c.6 including a female laying on Alder Buckthorn, Peacock 1 at N 68854 25647, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (25/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 5 at O 268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C.

Sean Geraty (25/03/2020)

Peacock 1 at O045 353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm, 18C.

Jennifer Strevens (25/03/2020)

Brimstone 1 in my garden at  N 08781 54190, Ballnacliffy, Glasson, Co. Westmeath. Sunny.

Daphne Shackleton (25/03/2020)

Peacock 1 at N67-85-, Mullagh, Co. Cavan.

Lesley Whiteside (25/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 atThe Meadows, Marlinstown, Mullingar N91 W7P4
N465-515. Sunny, 13C.

Seán Feehan (25/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3 Comma 3, my first butterflies of 2020 at T 271 969, Mount Ussher Gardens, Co. Wicklow. Sunny.

Frank Smyth (26/03/2020)

Peacock 7, Red Admiral 1 at O284366, cliff walk, Howth Co. Dublin. Sunny, 11C.

Michael Kane (26/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 sunning themselves at S 969 843, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (26/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at J177066, Castlecarra, Co. Louth. Sunny, c.11C.

Lesley Whiteside (26/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 atThe Meadows, Marlinstown, Mullingar N91 W7P4
N465-515.  Sunny, 15C.

Con O’Donnell (27/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 feeding on Comfrey at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Bright, sunny, c.9C but with a cool easterly wind.

Helen Cloney (27/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 5, Comma 1 (in my garden) at S899409 Caim,
Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Maurice Simms (27/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H331984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Denise and Jesmond Harding (27/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 1  at N9836 along tow-path of the Royal Canal near Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.14C.

Jamie Bliss (27/03/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C264 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Kilian Mullett (04/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 at O 23299 28078, Monkstown, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 11C.

David Mcilveen (04/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at C 186 294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Manus Kennedy (04/04/2020)

Comma 1 at O130267 Knocklyon, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (05/04/2020)

Peacock 1 feeding on Dandelions in my garden at O220286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny with a strong SE wind, 15C.

David Mcilveen (05/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at C 183 286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, breezy, 11C.

Maurice Simms (05/04/2020)

Peacock 2 in my garden at H330984 Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny periods, windy, c.14C.

Myrtle Parker (06/04/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at W 77703 57331,  Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Pat Bell (06/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden at N941370, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Paul Harding (06/04/2020)

Peacock 1 in my garden at O 15844 71947, Inse Bay, County Meath.

Maurice Simms (06/04/2020)

Peacock 1 feeding on Dandelion at H324984 Colerahouse Lane, Lifford Co. Donegal.  Sunny intervals, 14 C.

Fiona  McMahon (06/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5 at O268372, Red Rock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 13c.

Craig Ayers (06/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1in my garden on sheltered south-facing slopes of Bluestack  Mountains at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Joanna O’Kane (06/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4 at C314003 Cavanacor, Ballindrait, Co Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (07/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2,   at O 23465 24749 Cabinteely, Co. Dublin (18). Sunny, calm.

Michael Gray (07/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 14, Peacock 8,  Comma 1 at O 156260,  Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, co. Dublin (16).  Sunny, calm.

Michael Gray (07/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 in my garden at O156272 , Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin (16).

Denise and Jesmond Harding (07/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 along the road from N 92078 42734 to N 91773 43855, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Joseph Harding (07/04/2020)

Peacock 1 sunning itself on bare ground at N 79582 13518, Rathcurragh, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

Jesmond Harding (07/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, light breeze, c.11C.

Con O’Donnell (07/04/2020)

Peacock 1 basking in my garden at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (07/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Comma 1 in my garden between 1:40 and 2 pm at O168 287,  Churchtown, Co. Dublin. Warm and sunny.

Helen Cloney (07/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3 in my garden at S899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Brian Power (07/04/2020)

Holly Blue 6, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 9, Comma 10, Red Admiral 10 at S8958, mixed woodland, Kildavin, Co. Carlow. Warm, sunny. Looking at these impressive figures, spring has arrived in County Carlow.

Jamie Bliss (07/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C264 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Tony Conaghy (07/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, Comma 1 at O 1480, nunnery land, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. Sunny, light breeze, 16C.

Frank Smyth (08/04/2020)

Peacock 1 in my garden at O266379, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny 14C.

Robert Aldwell (08/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 flying fast along the Privet hedge in my garden at O220286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Warm, sunny, 15 C.

Fiona  McMahon (08/04/2020)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 19 at O268372, Red Rock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm, 15C.

Brian Power (08/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Comma ovum 1at S8958, mixed woodland, Kildavin, Co. Carlow. Warm, sunny.

Niamh Lennon (08/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1 at 1 pm, Holly Blue 1 at 1: 30 pm approx, at O168 287, Churchill, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Craig Ayers (08/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Joan and Peter Bruck (08/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 at W697710 Ballinlough, Cork City.

Jennifer Strevens (09/04/2020)

Brimstone 5, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 2 plus at  N 08781 54190, Ballnacliffy, Glasson, Co. Westmeath. Sunny.

Pat Wyse (09/04/2020)

Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 9 from N753 334 to N770352, Drehid, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 16C.

Ethna Diver (09/04/20)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 16C.

Jamie Bliss (09/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 4 at C264 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Helen Cloney (09/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1,  Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Comma 1 in my garden at S899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 6 in fields
at S8941 near the edge of Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (09/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 5; lots of courting displays above a rough bank of brambles and nettles at O 23894 23881, Cabinteely, Dublin 18. Sunny 12C. calm.

Jesmond Harding (09/10/2020)

Shoulder-stripe 1, Streamer 4, Early Grey 2, Small Quaker 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Common Quaker 14, Twin-spotted Quaker 1, Clouded Drab 3, Hebrew Character 15 in my garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, overnight low of c.6C.

Anton and Grace Meenan (09/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at B8646 Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (09/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 7 at C 183 286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Overcast, 15C.

David Mcilveen (09/04/2020)

Marsh Fritillary larvae at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (09/04/2020)

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

Niamh Lennon (10/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at c.1:30 pm at O168 287, Churchill, Co. Dublin. Warm, c.18C.

Jesmond Harding (10/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, calm, c.18C.

Eleanor Hort (10/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at G67288925, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

David Mcilveen (10/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at C 186 294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 14C.

Craig Ayers (10/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Jonathan Shackleton (10/04/2020)

Red-green Carpet 1, Shoulder-stripe 1, Streamer 4, Early Tooth-striped 3, Early Thorn 3, Early Grey 6, Small Quaker 14, Powdered Quaker 1, Common Quaker 55, Twin-spotted Quaker 3, Clouded Drab 6, Hebrew Character 39, Chestnut (probable)1 in my garden at N 66 85, Lakeview, Mullagh, Co. Cavan. Mild, calm.

Jesmond and Charlie Harding (11/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3 after 6 pm at  N919424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.16C.

Frank Smyth (11/04/2020)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 266379, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (11/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2 in my garden flying around large holly bush at O220286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Warm, sunny, 19C.

Michael Gray (11/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 at O156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (11/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C218034, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 17C.

Alex and Jesmond Harding (11/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 (flying across an open field, unusual for this scrub dweller), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2 at N 91383 41872, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Speckled Wood 1 at N 91476 42002, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.17C.

Stephen Franck (11/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at O 20273 24876, Glenbourne, Rathdown, Co. Dublin.

Seán Feehan (11/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 in my front garden about noon at O 206362,  Clontarf, Co. Dublin.

Peacock 1 in the adjoining garden at 10 am at 206362,  Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Enda Flynn (11/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at J177066, Castlecarra, Co. Louth. Sunny.

Liz and Ralph Sheppard (11/04/2020)

Red Admiral 2 at H2398 Carnowen, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. One was pristine
and the other very worn.

Maurice Simms (11/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at H327984 at Townparks Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

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

Craig Ayers (12/04/2020)

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

David Kennedy (12/04/2020)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 4, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3 at C2013, Cornagill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (13/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 1 at G849831 at Lettermore, Inver, Co.
Donegal. Very warm and sunny at 15C but in shelter feeling like 20C.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (13/04/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at J177066, Castlecarra, Co. Louth. Sunny.

Eamonn McGlinchey (13/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at C157 116,  Sallaghagraine Upper, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Joan and Peter Bruck (13/04/2020)

Holly Blue 4 flying around Grisellinia hedge in the garden, Peacock 2 at W697710, Ballinlough, Cork City.

Maurice Simms (13/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at H 331984 andH325984, Townparks, Lifford, Co.Donegal. Sunny.

Sean Feehan (14/04/2020)

Peacock 3 basking at between 10 and 11 15 am, (O 24847 38105, O 24346 37872, O 23681 37222) at Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Fiona McMahon (14/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 7 at O 268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (14/04/2020)

Orange-tip male 1 at N 91525 42560, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 15C.

Niamh Lennon (14/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2, Orange-tip 1 at 1:30 pm at O 168 287, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

David Mcilveen (14/04/2020)

Holly Blue 9, Peacock 1 at C 186 294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Sunny, 17C.

Eleanor Hort (14/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 3 mostly on garden heathers at G67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Helen Cloney (14/04/2020)

Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2, Comma 1,
Speckled Wood 2 in my garden at S899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 5, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3,
Peacock 6, Comma 4, Speckled Wood 4 at S8941 in fields adjoining
Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Rosaleen Dwyer (14/04/2020)

Comma 1 at O103271, on the banks of the River Dodder, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (15/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at H327984, H325984 and H324984, Townparks, Lifford, Co.Donegal.

Frank Smyth (15/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2 at O 266376, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm, 14C.

Fiona McMahon (15/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 14 at O 284366, Ceanncor Rd /Lions Head area, Howth cliff walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Niamh Lennon (15/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2 (1:30 pm), Orange-tip female 1 (2:30 pm) which landed on buds of Dame’s Violet Hesperis matronalis at O 168 287, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Richard McCafferty (15/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1 at G823937, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (15/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 5, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1  at C264195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (15/04/2020)

Large White 1 at N 92109 42538, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 15C.

Anthony Mooney (15/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 15 (two laying),
Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Maurice Simms (15/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H327984, Townparks, Lifford, Co.Donegal.

Ian Whitehouse (16/04/2020)

Orange-tip 7, Peacock 18, Speckled Wood 3 at  O215181, Knocksink, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, calm, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (16/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1; it laid one egg on a nettle in full sun at N 91858 42698, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Robert Aldwell (16/04/2020)

Comma 1 at O220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin. Landed at 13.10 to bask on a south-facing privet hedge in my back garden. Sunny, 12C. I could hardly believe my eyes, I was able to observe it for a few minutes. It was large and unmistakable. It is the first time to see one in my garden or in South Dublin.

Akke Simms (16/04/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 1 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Michael Gray (17/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O 156260,  Marlay Park,  Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin (16).

Ethna Diver (17/04/20)

Orange Tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (17/04/2020)

Speckled Wood 2 at C224211, Ramelton, Co.  Donegal.

Maurice Simms (17/04/2020)

Speckled Wood 3 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at H324984and 331984, Townparks Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny, 15C.

Con O’Donnell (18/04/2020)

Large White 1, newly emerged male at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes. Greencastle Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (18/4/2020)

Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 22, Peacock 7, Speckled Wood 1, Large Red Damselfly 1 (newly emerged male) at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 16C.

Craig Ayers (18/04/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 5, Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 2,
Peacock 2 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (18/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshells 3 (first two sightings located on nettles) at H324982, H323982 and H329983 at Townparks Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Maurice Simms (18/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, landed on a daffodil in my garden at H330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal Sunny.

Maurice Simms (18/04/2020)

Peacocks 2 at H330983 at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

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

Maurice Simms (19/04/2020)

Speckled Woods 2 at H330984 at Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal. Bright, cloudy.

Ethna Diver (20/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 4 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Ann Reid (20/04/2020)

Orange Tip 10, Holly Blue 3 at  O 086 381, Castleknock, Co. Dublin.

Fiona McMahon (20/04/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 1 at O 268372, Red Rock,  Howth, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (20/04/2020)

Peacock 1 at B84 Tory Island, Co. Donegal at the start of the Port Doon
Road, beside Padraig Diver’s house.

Frank Smyth (21/04/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown (female) 1, Speckled Wood 1 at  O 284 366, Ceanncor Road / Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 13C.

Small White 1 at O 266 372, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (21/04/2020)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 in my garden at C608408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny but cold east wind.

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4,
Speckled Wood 6 at C606385, Bredagh Glen River Walk, Moville, Co.
Donegal.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (21/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1 and Peacock 1 at N 92049 42502, Barrockstown, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c15C.

Ian McCambridge (21/04/2020)

Holly Blue 5 at G961842 edge of Ardnamona Wood, Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (22/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange Tip 2, Holly Blue 5, Speckled Wood 3, at C218034 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (22/04/2020)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 9, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 21 at O 284366, Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 11C.

Robert Andrews (23/04/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at X1182, Ballyheeny, Dungarvin, Co. Waterford.

Jesmond Harding (24/04/2020)

Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N 94613 37929, Carton Grove, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Fiona McMahon ( 23/04/2020 )

Orange-tip 4, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 .at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. Sunny 16C.

Ian Whitehouse (23/04/2020)

Orange-tip 4 males, Peacock 6, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 3 at O O215181, Knocksink, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, calm, 14C.

Eleanor Hort (23/04/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 9
in the garden (exceptionally high number of Peacock for this site) at G67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (23/04/2020)

Early Thorn 1, Common Quaker 1, Early Thorn 1, Hebrew Character 3, Twin-spotted Quaker 1 at C 186 294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Maurice Simms (23/04/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 4 at H330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Sandy Alcorn (23/04/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-Tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled
Wood 5, at B910310 Killult, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth ( 24/04/2020 )

Small White 2, Red Admiral 1 ( laying ), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 2 at O 268372 Red Rock, Howth, Dublin 13. Sunny, 18C.

Ian McCambridge (24/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1 in the garden at H1596 Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (24/4/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Orange Tip 2, Red Admiral 1 (same one as seen on 23/4/20 with a small bite out of the hindwing), Small Tortoiseshell 2 Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 11, at H330984 andH324982 at Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Joanna O’Kane (24/04/2020)

Red Admiral 1 in a garden at 314003 Cavanacor, Ballindrait, Co. Donegal.

Anthony Mooney (24/04/2020)

Orange-tip 8, Holly Blue 12, Small Tortoiseshell 12+, Peacock 1,
Speckled Wood 2 at N9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. The midday sun was warm.

Jonathan Shackleton (24/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1 (my first here in 2020) at t N 66 85, Lakeview, Mullagh, Co. Cavan.

(25/04/2020)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 4, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Ruby Tiger 1 at N9626, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Brimstone 10 at N 6873 2612, Lullybeg, Brimstone 14, Speckled Wood 1 at N 689 256, Lullybeg.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 4 at N6826, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19C.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (25/04/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 20
(in the garden and along the adjoining road – exceptionally high number of Peacock for this site) at G629745 Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (25/04/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Red Admiral 1 (a new one this time), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 9 at H330984 and3244984 and 329983 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Davy Mcilveen (25/4/2020).

Green-veined White 3, Orange Tip 1, Green Hairstreak 10, Holly Blue 3,
Speckled Wood 2, Emperor Moth 1, Large Red Damsel 2, at C183286
Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Sunny, 16C.

Sean Feehan (25/04/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1,  Peacock 1  at O 242378, Bull Island, Dublin. Sunny.

Holly Blues 2 in my neighbour’s back garden at O206362, Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Eamonn McGlinchey (25/04/2020)

Holly Blue 2 at C167 132, Windyhal,l Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Holly Blue 1 at C186 104, Cullion Rd., Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (27/04/2020)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange Tip 2, Common Blue 1 (This is the first Common Blue I’ve ever recorded in April. I noticed that the Bird’s-foot-trefoil is starting to flower so everything is coming early this year. I normally get Common Blue around the 20th May at the Bull Island), Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 2 at O 268372, Red Rock, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 13C.

Robert Aldwell (27/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2 at O220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin. In my garden where Orange-tip is rare, it is breeding on Garlic Mustard and sometimes Dames violet. Sun hot but air cold, 12 C.

Con O’Donnell (27/04/2020)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 9, Small Tortoiseshell
3, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 in my garden and adjoining public road at C6440, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

James O’Donnell (24/04/2020 and 28/04/2020)

Red Admiral 2 at B6815 Leabgarrow, Arranmore Island, Co Donegal. Seen flying on both days between the School and Post Office. Minimum of two
each day.

Eamonn McGlinchey (27/04/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C232 096, Upper Corkey, Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (28/04/2020)

Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 5, Green Hairstreak 1, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 4 at N750 331 to N758 338, Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (29/04/2020)

Green-veined White 5 at N 91479 41932, Ballymagillin, Rodanstown, Co. Meath.

Davy Mcilveen (02/05/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 5, Holly Blue 5, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1, Micropterix calthella 5 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal. Intermittent sun, 14C.

Anthony Mooney (02/05/2020)

Orange-tip 6, Red Admiral 1 at N9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
The Small Tortoiseshell which had a very good couple of weeks here
has now disappeared.

Joan Smyth (02/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1 at O 266326, St Fintan’s Park, Dublin 13.

Frank Smyth (02/05/2020)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 7 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny.

Michael Gray (02/05/2020)

Large White 1, Holly Blue 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Eamonn McGlinchey (02/05/2020)

Holly Blue 2 at C151 131, Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (03/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10 in the field at N 91297 41803, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath. Sunny, 17C.

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 2 at N 92087 42489, Barrockstown, Rodanstown, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (03/05/2020)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4, Wall Brown 4 at Lions Head, Cliff Path Howth, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (03/05/ 2020)

Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Green-veined White 10, Speckled Wood 8 at H330984 and324982 at Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Fiona and Noreen O’Donnell (03/05/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 1 at B6815 Leabgarrow, Arranmore
Island, Co Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (04/05/2020)

Holly Blue 2 in my garden at O220286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin.  Sunny but
cold wind 13C.

Con O’Donnell (04/05/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 35+, Orange-tip 20+, Green
Hairstreak 5, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 3 at
C6442, Balleeghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal on a southeast-facing hillside with plentiful Billberry and whins. Four of the hairstreaks were on Bilberry and one on Whins. Sunny and 14C.

Sean Feehan (04/05/2020)

Green-veined White 10, 10:30-11:30 am between O 24441 37984 and O 24774 38109, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 10C.

Holly Blue 2 seen in the afternoon in the neighbour’s front garden at O 20649 36179, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Niamh Lennon (04/05/2020)

Orange-tip 1 adult female and ova 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1 and larval cluster 1 seen between 2:05 pm and 3 pm at O 169 294, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

George Mc Dermott (04/05/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 10, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5 at C359 317, Milltown, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 6, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at C359 335 Ballymcarry Cockhill, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Large mature holly in nearby hedgerows with south facing aspect are coming into flower; a potential Holly blue site! 13C sunny but with a cold breeze.

Robert Aldwell (05/05/2020)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O216287 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co.
Dublin. Sunny, cool easterly wind, 12C.

Ethna Diver (05/05/2020)

Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 6, Speckled Wood 1 at C215087, Aughliard, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 30, Orange-tip 14, Peacock 4 at  C20, Mongorry Hill, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (05/05/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell larvae in three clumps in parkland at 0 172 288, Rosemount Estate, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Joan Smyth (06/05/2020)

Common Blue 1, Wall Brown 1 at O 267371, Martello Tower, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Frank Smyth (06/05/2020)

Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 3 at O 290365, Lions Head / Baily area, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Sean Feehan (06/05/2020)

Green-veined White 15, Speckled Wood 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, 4-4.30 pm, between O 21565 35807 and O 21689 35703, Bull Island, Dublin. Sunny.

Con O’Donnell (06/05/2020)

Red Admiral 2 at C6442 Balleeghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Warm and sunny.

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 12, Green Hairstreak 1, Small
Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, at C6342 Ballymacarthur, Greencastle, Co.
Donegal

Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4,
Speckled Wood 4 at C606385 Breda Glen River Walk, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (06/05/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Orange Tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 9, at H330894 and H324982 at Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. 15C. Sunny.

Danny Gillespie (06/05/2020)

Green-veined White 10, Orange-tip 4, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 2 at
G6274 Traloar, Kilcar, Co Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (06/05/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 2 (part of a low garden hedge is Bilberry a larval foodplant) at G67288925, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 16C.

Maurice Simms (06/05/2020)

Green-veined White 23, Orange Tip 7, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at H305986, H304980, H302977, on my walk up Croaghan Hill via the Gallows Lane near Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 16C.

Aoife and Noreen O’Donnell (06/05/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1, at B6815 Leabgarrow,
Arranmore Island, Co Donegal

Grace Meenan (07/05/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at B8546 Lighthouse Road, Tory Island West, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (07/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1 in a garden with Cuckoo Flower at B8546, Tory Island West, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (07/05/2020)

Common Swift 1, Flame Carpet 3, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Least Black Arches 3 at N 92076 42486, Barrockstown, Co. Meath.

Craig Ayers (07/05/2020)

Small Copper 1, Narrow Bee Hawkmoth 1 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal. The Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth was seen more than once so there was probably more than one.

Jesmond Harding (08/05/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3 and larval clump 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N 91293 41930, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny,c.19C.

Michael Gray (08/05/2020)

Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O 156 260
Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Sean Feehan (08/05/2020)

Green-veined White 11, Peacock 2, between 10:30 and 11:30 between O 24441 37984 and O 24774 38109, Marsh Fritillary 1-2 at O 24308 37812, all at  Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

This is a very early date for Marsh Fritillary, equalling the other earliest date we have, May 8th, 2011.

Frank and Joan Smyth (08/05/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Orange Tip 2, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell larval clumps 3, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 3 at O 242377, Bull Island, Dublin 13. Sunny, light breeze, 17C.

Maurice Simms (08/05/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 8, at H 330984, H326984 and H324983, at Combermore and adjoining fields, Townsparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Frank and Joan Smyth (09/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Orange Tip 15, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 2 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. Sunny, calm, 19C.

Davy Mcilveen (09/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 12, Holly Blue 9, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 7, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Emperor Moth 12 (all day flying males), at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal, overcast with intermittent sun, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (09/05/2020)

Green-veined White c.5, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 in a field at  N 913 419, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny,c.20C.

Maurice Simms (09/5/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 10, at H330984 at Combermore Lifford, Co. Donegal Bright periods, Humid. Observed pair of Speckled Woods spiralling high up into the air.

James O’Donnell (09/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1 near the school at B 6815 Leabgarrow, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Jonathan Shackleton (09/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood White several near the bog, several Green Hairstreak, Northern/Oak Eggar females several at Grid 22: 68-83, Killyconny/Mullagh Bog, Co. Cavan. Sunny, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (11/05/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at O220286 Blackrock Co Dublin. In my garden with hot
May sun and cold Polar air with 9 C. The Red Admiral was there for at
least 2 hours feasting on Choisya.

Con O’Donnell (11/05/2020)

Green-veined White 18, Orange-tip 12, Speckled Wood 2, Red Admiral 1 at C6440, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (11/05/2020)

Large White 1 ( female), Green-veined White 4, Orange Tip 1 ( female), Speckled Wood 3, at H330984 and H324984 at Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, cool north-east wind.

Frank Smyth (12/05/2020)

Small White 2, Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4 at O 280362, Drumleck Point, Howth Cliff Walk, Co.Dublin. Also Humming Bird Hawk Moth 1. Sunny, 13C.

Sean Feehan (12/05/2020)

Marsh Fritillary 12, Common Blue 4, Green Veined White 5 between 10:30 and 11.30 am at 024308 37812 and Small Heath 2, at O 23562 37154 Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Intermittent strong sunlight.

Enda Flynn (14/05/2020)

Green Hairstreak 6, Small Copper 1 at J130092, Annaloughan, Co. Louth. A mixture of sunshine and cloud, c 11C.

Davy Mcilveen (14/05/2020)

Brown-silver Lines 2, Engrailed/Small Engrailed 2, Flame Carpet 1, Least Black Arches 2, Marbled Coronet 1, Nut-tree Tussock 1, White Ermine 4, at C186294 Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (14/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, at H329983 and H327984 at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Bright/ Cloudy. The Small Tortoiseshell was fresh and brightly coloured.

Jesmond Harding (15/05/2020)

Common Swift 2, Early Thorn 2, Brimstone moth 1, Muslin Moth 4, Hebrew Character 1, Small Square-spot 1, Bright-line Brown-eye 1 at N 92076 42486, Barrockstown, Co. Meath.

Danny Gillespie (15/05/2020)

Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 6 at G629745 Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (16/05/2020)

Small White 2, Small Blue 7, Common Blue 7 at O 260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 15C.

Frank and Joan Smyth (19/05/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 9, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 22, Small Heath 7 at O 242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Mainly cloudy, 19C.

Niamh Lennon (18/05/2020)

Holly Blue 1 female in my garden at 6:30 pm at O168 287, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Davy Mcilveen (19/05/2020)

Brown Silverlines 2, Buff Tip 1, Common Pug 1, Common Wave 1, Engrailed/Small Engrailed 3, Lead Belle 1, Lunar-marbled Brown 1, Nut-tree Tussock 2, Twenty Plume 1, White Ermine 4, at C186294 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (20/05/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 8, Holly Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 1, SpeckledWood 1, Micropterix calthella 9, Micropterix aureatella 1, at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Muggy and overcast, 18C.

Ethna Diver (20/05/2020)

Green-veined White 30 plus, Orange-tip  2 plus at  C20, Mongorry Hill, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (20/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 8, Holly Blue 1 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. Sunny but strong wind, 17C.

Niamh Lennon (20/05/2020)

Common Blue 1 in my garden at 4:30 at O 168287, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (21/05/2020)

Small White 1 (1 pm), Holly Blue 1 in my garden at O 168287, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (21/05/2020)

Green-veined White 14, Orange-tip 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 2 in my garden and adjoining lands at C6442 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co Donegal. Rising wind, 14-16C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (24/05/2020)

Green Hairstreak 1 at C026 142, Glendowan, Churchill, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (24/05/2020)

Green-veined White 12, Orange Tip 2, Red Admiral 1 at H304980 and H299975, at Croaghan Hill near Lifford, Co. Donegal. The Red Admiral was  basking in the grass at the sheltered base of Croaghan Hill summit cairn ( 217 m.) Fresh SW wind, Sunny,12C.

Pat Wyse (24/05/2020)

Green Hairstreak 24, Speckled Wood 2 at N749 330 to N754 335, Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19C.

Noel Badrian (25/05/2020)

Cinnabar Moth 1 on a gravel driveway at  N 37348 29441, Bracklin Big, Co. Offaly.

Sean Feehan (26/05/20)

Green-veined White 6, Marsh Fritillary 35 (mostly on orchids and buttercups), Common Blue 14, Small Heath 12, between 8-9 am between O 24441 37984 and O 24774 38109 on Bull Island, Co Dublin. Very warm.

Robert Aldwell (26/05/2020)

Holly Blue 1 (faded female) in my garden at O220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin. Sunny 18C

Holly Blue 1 (fresh male) at O216287 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (26/05/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Common Blue 3, Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 2, Small Heath 4 at O 280362, Drumleck Point, Howth Cliff Walk, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 20C.

Ethna Diver (27/05/2020)

Green-veined White 7, Orange Tip 1, Small Heath 9, at C199119, Kilroy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 4, Peacock 1, at C181112, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (27/05/2020)

Orange-tip 1 feeding on flowers that appears to be growing in a pollinator-friendly bed at 9:45 am at O 0137344, Park Gate Street, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Small White 1, Orange-tip 1, Red Admiral 1 at O 045353 Edmundsbury Court Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Niamh Lennon (27/05/2020)

Orange-tip larva 1 on Garlic Mustard at O 164 291 and Holly Blue larva 1 feeding on the back of a fresh holly leaf at O 163 292 on Orwell Road, Rathgar, Co. Dublin.

Niamh’s records underline how vital it is not to spray/cut road verges/hedges at this time of the year.

Davy Mcilveen (27/05/2020)

Brimstone 3, Brown Silver lines 1, Buff Ermine 3, Cinnabar 1, Common Marbled Carpet 1, Lead Belle 1, Scalloped Hook-tip 1, White Ermine 6, Garden Tiger larva 1, at C186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Michael Gray (27/05/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1,  Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1 at O179238, hills above Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

Danny Gillespie (27/05/2020)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G5882 Straleel South, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (28/05/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 1, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 7 at O 174220, Fairy Hill area of Dublin Mountains, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm.

Maurice Simms (28/5/2020)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1 (nectaring on Cotoneaster), Speckled Wood 2 Speckled Wood 1 at H330984 and H324983 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 19C.

Maurice Simms (28/5/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at H299974 on summit cairn of Croaghan Hill near Lifford Co. Donegal.20C Hazy sun.
The Painted Lady was basking on clay in an excavated hollow on the SW side of the cairn and repeatedly kept chasing away a Red Admiral trying to land in the same hollow.

Davy Mcilveen (28/05/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 5, at C183286 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Sunny, 22C.

Grace Meenan (28/05/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at B8546 Tory Island, Co. Donegal laying on young
nettles in west Tory.

Sean Feehan (28/05/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 35, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 44, Peacock 1 between O 215 357 and O 230 370 at Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Very warm afternoon.

Jesmond Harding (29/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 2,  Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 1 at N 914 423, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath.

Small Copper 2, Meadow Brown 2 in the field at N 91487 41674, Ballygagillan, Rodanstown, Co. Meath.  Sunny, light southerly breeze, c.22C.

Ethna Diver (29/05/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (29/05/2020)

Small Copper 1 at C6139 Ballynally, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (29/05/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Blue 6, Small Heath 7 on dunes at C 000 369, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Jamie Bliss (29/05/2020)

Holly Blue 1 at C264 195, Shellfield Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (30/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 15+, Common Blue 7 at O20053054 Booterstown Nature Reserve, Rock Road and adjoining rough ground, Co Dublin. I saw a maximum of six Cryptic Wood Whites at one time.

Grace Meenan (30/05/2020)

Red Admiral 20+ some on Sea Pinks at B8745 East end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (30/05/2020)

Green Hairstreak 15, Painted Lady 1, Small Heath 12, Large Heath 1 at B941 193, Poison Glen, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (30/05/2020)

Cryptic Wood Whites 2 (mating) O 1411 2404 near Larch Hill, Co. Dublin. Sunny and sheltered.

George Mc Dermott (30/05/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 4, Silver Y 1 at C362323, Aghilly Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The Red Admirals were nectaring on Erysimun ‘Bowles Mauve’ and were very fresh individuals.

Sean Feehan (30/05/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 4, between O 237 373 and O 240 378 at Bull Island, Co Dublin. Overcast, coolish breeze.

Ian Whitehouse (31/05/2020)

Brimstone larvae 10, Green Hairstreak 5, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 N749 330 to N754 335, Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, 23C.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 4 adults, 40 larvae,  Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell larval nest 3, Peacock larval nest 1, Marsh Fritillary 5, Small Heath 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 N 695 260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Eleanor Hort (31/05/2020)

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 4, Green Hairstreak 3, Red Admiral 4,
Peacock 2 in the garden feasting on Chives at G67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 24C.

Maurice Simms (31/5/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell Larvae 70+ on nettles, Speckled Wood 3, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at H330984 and H324983 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co.Donegal. Sunny 20C.

Jamie Bliss (31/05/2020)

Red Admiral 12 at  C247 356, the summit of Knockalla Mountain, Co. Donegal.

George McDermott (31/05/2020)

Large White 3, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 1 at C34609 31398, Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White15, Orange-tip 3, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 7, Small Heath 25+, Speckled Wood 1, Cinnabar moth 5, Common Heath moth 10, Silver y 3 at C3629, Buncrana Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5 Orange-tip 3, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 5, Small Heath 10, Silver Y moth 3, Common Heath 5 at C3533, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 22C.

Frank Smyth (01/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 26, Large White 1, Small White 2, Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 9 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. Sunny, 19C.

Jesmond Harding (01/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 (newly emerged butterfly) Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 23C.

Helen Cloney (01/06/2020)

Large White 15+, Small White 10+, Green-veined White 20+, Speckled
Wood 8 at S899409, Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

The Whites are mostly in and around fields of Oilseed Rape. No coloured butterflies or migrants as yet in the garden in this part of West Wexford.

George McDermott (01/06/2020)

Red Admiral 5, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Heath 15, Silver Y 15, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1, C303442 Lenan Beach, Urris, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 1, Small Heath 10,  Silver Y moth 50 + C299443, Lenan Fort Urris, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (01/6/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 3 at H330984 and H326983 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Painted Lady1 Cinnabar Moth 1, at H304973 and 302973 at Glensmoil near Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 22C.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2 at H299974 on the summit of Croaghan Hill near Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny 22C.

Con O’Donnell (01/06/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 25+, Hummingbird
Hawkmoth 5+, Silver Y moth 2 at C6540 Shore Path, Greencastle Co.
Donegal. An amazing sight! Two Cotoneaster bushes in full bloom alive
with bees and bedecked with over 20 Red Admirals coming and going.
Further along, Red Valerian was the target of at least 5 HBHMs.

Green-veined White 14+, Orange-tip 10, Green Hairstreak 2, Red Admiral
3, Painted Lady 1, Small Heath 20+ at a sheltered boggy site, C6139 Ballynally, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (01/06/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Orange Tip 2, Large White 1, Elephant Hawkmoth 12, Silver Y (dozens) at 213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (01/06/2020)

Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 1 (new at this site) at C264 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (01/06/2020)

Painted Lady 4 at B8745 East end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. So far this year
only a small number of Painted Lady amid numerous Red Admirals and
Silver Y. Hundreds of unidentified butterflies reported two days ago near the lighthouse, west Tory.

Jesmond Harding (02/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock larval nest 1, Marsh Fritillary 4, Wall Brown 1,  Small Heath 3, Burnet Companion c.10  at and near N 67189 25405, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Small Copper 1, Green Hairstreak 10 plus, Large Heath 15 plus, Grass Wave 1, Common Heath 20 plus at N 66202 25862, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, hot, 23C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (01/06/2020)

Small Blue 10,  Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 10, Wall Brown 4, Hummingbird Hawk Moth  100 plus at C154 433, Gortnatraw, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 5 at C300111, Dooish Hill Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (02/06/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock larval nest 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 1 at O156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham.

Ethna Diver (02/06/2020)

Small Heath 7, Common Heath moth 1, at C153058, Drumkeen, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (02/06/2020)

Small White 2, Small Blue 232, Common Blue 82, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 23, Six-spot Burnet moth 30 plus at O 24961 52602, Portrane, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy.

Robert Aldwell (02/06/2020)

Peacock larval cluster 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O216287 Rockfield Park,
Blackrock, Co Dublin. Peacock larvae about half grown.

Sean Geraty (02/06/2020)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at O 045353, Edmundsbury Court Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Chris Ingram (02/06/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Heath 4 in a wooded area at H178973 Labadoo, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

(03/06/2020)

Dingy Skipper 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 7 at N 68542 25616, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, c.16C.

Pat Wyse (05/06/2020)

Green Hairstreak 12, Common Blue 3, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 18 from N751 331 to N768 349, Drehid Bog,  Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Robert Aldwell (08/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at O220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin on Buddleia globosa in
my garden. Sunny, 17C.

Jesmond Harding (08/06/2020)

Brimstone larvae c.15, Dingy Skipper 1, Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 14, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Marsh Fritillary 4,  Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 5, Burnet Companion 10 plus at N 684 257, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.16C.

Brimstone 1, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary c.15, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N 693 260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.17C.

Brian Power (08/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1 (newly emerged), Marsh Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1 at S 715 499, Ballytiglea, Borris, Co. Carlow. Sunny.

Ethna Diver (08/06/20)

Small Heath 10, Marsh Fritillary 2, at C1237, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram (08/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 flying at about 6.30 in the evening at H075873 Meenbog, southeast of Lough Mourne, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (08/06/2020)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1 at O 266326 St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Niamh Lennon (08/06/2020)

Common Blue 10, Marsh Fritillary 20, Small Heath 20, Cinnabar moth 20, Six-spot Burnet 6 at O 24090 37605, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm.

Jim Fitzharris (08/06/2020)

Small White 1,  Red Admiral 2,  Painted Ladies 2,  Small Tortoiseshell 1 (ragged), Speckled Wood 4,  Meadow Brown 1 Speckled Yellow moths 2 at O 230 203, Carrickgolligan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm and breezy.

Michael Kane (08/06/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at S 96988 84275, St Patricks, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (09/06/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Tortoiseshell larval nests 3 all consisting of young larvae including first or second instar larvae-can these be the larvae of the new generation of adults sighted from the start of June? The Small Tortoiseshell larvae were seen at N 91462 42048, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding (10/06/2020)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2 (including a female laying eggs on shaded grass), Meadow Brown 1 in my garden at N 920 425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Mainly overcast, mild, c.15C.

Grace Meenan (10/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 basking on a shop wall at B8546 Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (10/06/2020)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G696986 near Pound Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (11/06/2020)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 1, Red Admiral 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2, Small Heath 2 at C6440 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C, strong northeast wind.

Frank Smyth (12/06/2020 )

Small Tortoiseshell 2, pristine, at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Dull, breezy, 13C

Jesmond and Denise Harding (12/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 (perfect condition, really striking), Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 3 on the road/track between N 91979 42708 and N 91495 41820 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Windy, mainly overcast, 13C.

Grace Meenan (12/06/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 2 at B8546 West Town, Tory Island, Co
Donegal. The butterflies were feeding on a hebe in a  corner of the Old Graveyard. Fine, sunny evening in an improving day. Tory has no trees and only a few shrubs on its sheltered side.

Ethna Diver (12/06/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Cryptic Wood White 2, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2, at C8158, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (13/06/2020)

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell c.12,  Dark Green Fritillary 2, Marsh Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 6, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N 684 257, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.  Mainly overcast, breezy, c.17C maximum.

Brian Power (13/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1,  Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 3, Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 9,  Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 2,  Speckled Wood 20, Meadow Brown 25,  Small Heath 45 (great to see such impressive numbers of a declining species); moths of note: Lead Belle, Small Argent and Sable, Beautiful Snout, Small Purple-barred at S8457, John’s Hill pNHA/Kilbrannish trails, Co.Carlow.

Jamie Bliss (13/06/2020)

Large Heath 9 at 11:45 at B835 004, Derryloaghan, Glenties, Co. Donegal.  Overcast, light breeze, 17C.

Frank Smyth (14/06/2020)

Small White 4, Common Blue 7, Red Admiral 4 (1 laying), Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 17 (including one from last year’s hatch, overlapping with the new brood), Peacock 4, Meadow Brown 25 (1 Melanistic), Small Heath 3 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, calm, 20C.

Ethna Diver (14/06/2020)

Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C7958, Bundrowes, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1 at  C8067, Bundoran Bypass Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (14/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 2, Small Heath 1, at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Sunny 21C.

Green-veined White 3, Speckled Wood 18, Meadow Brown 4, Small Heath 2 at C 178286 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.  Sunny 21C.

Common Blue 1 at C186294 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal. Sunny 21C.

Michael Gray (14/06/2020)

White 1 (unidentified white), Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 11 adults and larval nest 1, Peacock larval nest 4 all different instars, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 7 at O 156260 Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

George McDermott (14/06/2020)

Orange Tip 1, Small Copper 1, Marsh Fritillary 2, Small Heath 3, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 2, Cinnabar moth 2 at C3137, Desertegney, Co. Donegal.

Small White 1, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 1 at C3632, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (14/06/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Heath 10 at C6246 near Kinnegoe Bay, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Ian McCambridge (14/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at H1495 Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram (15/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at C3118 Blanket Nook, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C356228 Inch Lake, Burt, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (15/06/2020)

White, unidentified 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 20, Meadow Brown 30, Ringlet 5 between 9:45 am and 11:00 am at  O 114 357,  along a three km walk through grassland and woodland in the Pheonix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm.

Ethna Diver (15/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 4, Common Blue 8, Small Blue 4, Small Heath 25 at G8973, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (15/06/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Red Admiral 3, Peacock Larva
200+, Speckled Wood 2 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co Donegal. Red Admirals feeding on Chives. These Red Admirals appear more orange than red. (I have noticed that too: website editor).

Aileen Sweeney (16/06/2020)

Peacock larvae 50-100 seen at 7 pm at 54.003145,-7.789065, Gubbs, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. Recent thunderstorm, 17C.

Niamh Lennon (16/06/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2 and larvae 5, Peacock larvae 30 at O 114 340, bank of River Liffey, Chapelizod, Co. Dublin.

Peacock larvae 80, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 1 at O098 353, Furry Glen, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.  Sunny, warm, c.22C.

Jesmond Harding and Alex Harding (16/06/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 63, Light Emerald 1 at N 91443 41668, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath.

Common Blue 1, Meadow Brown 31 in a small area of a large field; I expect over 100 were present at N 91378 42292, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath. Sunny, warm, c.22C.

Small Tortoiseshell 2 and larvae 3, Peacock larvae in two clumps at N 91451 42042, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2 in the garden at N 92078 42491, Mulhuusey, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding and Paul Harding (16/06/2020)

Small Blue 44, Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 5, Small Heath 16,  Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1, (a new site for this endangered species) Cinnabar moth c.10, larvae 2 at O159757, Mornington, Co. Meath. Mainly overcast, some sun later, calm, c.17C.

Frank Smyth (16/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 16, Large White 2, Small White 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 6, Small Heath 16. Also Narrow-bordered 5 Spot Burnet 43 at O237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13.

Stephen Franck (16/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at O 31216 03959, East Coast Nature Reserve, Blackditch, Co. Wicklow.

Grace Meenan (18/06/2020)

Common Blue 16 at B8745 Portadoon Road, Tory Island east, Co
Donegal. My first sighting of a blue on Tory this year was on June
14.

Con O’Donnell (18/06/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 7,
Small Tortoiseshell 4, Small Heath 6+at C6744 Portkill, Inishowen
Head, Co. Donegal. Sunny and 17-18 C.

Large White 1, Green-veined Wood 1, Orange-tip (F) 1, Red Admiral 2,
Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 2, at C6440 Eleven
Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (20/06/2020)

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 11 at B84 Tory Island, Co Donegal. Most of the butterflies were in the west of the island down the Bog road. Sunny in the morning but increasing wind and eventually rain in the evening.

Sean Geraty (20/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4 seen feeding on a Buddleia at 1 pm at O115332, Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin 8. Sunny, warm.

Maurice Simms (18/06/2020)

Common Blue 5, Dark Green Fritillary 1 at G680959 Sheskinmore, Rosbeg,
Co. Donegal

Common Blue 8, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3,
Small Heath 5 at G684963 – G688960 Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (20/06/2020)

Common Blue 1, Peacock larvae 7 clusters, Dark Green Fritillary 1,
Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 1 at G690988-685988 Old Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Enda Flynn (20/06/2020)

Painted Lady 1, Annaloughan, Co.Louth J130096, Sunny, breezy,15C.

Jesmond Harding (20/06/2020)

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 9,  Dark Green Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 8,  Ringlet 38, Small Heath 6 at N 684 257,  Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. A mixture of overcast and sunny conditions.

Small Tortoiseshell 9, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 33, Ringlet 9, Small Heath 2 between N 68756 25736 and N 68714 26159,  Lullybeg to Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Red Admiral 1,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock larval nest 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 9, Beautiful Demoiselle 1 at N 69371 26017, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Overcast.

Common Heath moth 10, Emperor Dragonfly 1 (male), Brown Hawker 2, Four-spotted Chaser 1 along the track at N 68949 25640, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Overcast.

Sadly, Small Heath appears to be extinct at the IPCC reserve and adjoining habitat at Lullymore. No records for it exist in 2019 or 2020.

Niamh Lennon and Robert Aldwell (20/06/2020)

Unidentified white 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Meadow Brown 1 at O169 293, park in Windy Arbour along the River Slang, Co. Dublin.

Peacock larvae c.70, Speckled Wood 1  at O 162 299, Right of Way beside  Milltown Golf Course, Co. Dublin.

Peacock larval nest at O 217 285 in the park at the back of  the Catholic Church on Newtownpark Ave, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Jamie Bliss (20/06/2020)

Common Blue 12, Small Blue 5, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 8 at C080354, Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (21/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Peacock larvae c.80, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1seen between 11:30 and 12:30 at O 17916 25578, Fitzsimon’s Wood, Sandyford, Dublin 18. Sunny.

Jamie Bliss (22/06/2020)

Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 15 at  C264 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

David McIlveen (23/06/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 27, Ringlet 23, at C188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal. Overcast, 16C.

Jamie Bliss (23/06/2020)

Large Heath 2 at  B858047, Doocharry, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (23/24/06/2020)

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 1 at
G693989-689988 Old Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (24/06/2020)

Small Blue 2, Common Blue 8, Dark Green Fritillary 19, Small Heath 9
at G684964-687952 Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

James Cuskelly (24/06/2020)

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1 (possible) seen at 1:30 on farmland at 53.515268, -6.711330,  near Windtown, Co. Meath. Overcast,  dry, light breeze, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (24/06/2020)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 11 including one laying eggs, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 2, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1 mostly feeding on Creeping Thistle at N 91410 42240, Mulhussey, Kilmore, Co. Meath. Overcast, calm, 18C.

Large White 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 10 at N 92079 42495, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Michael Gray (24/06/2020)

Small White 1,  Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 22,  Peacock larvae 8 batches from the first-fifth instar, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 22, Ringlet 4 between 4.30 and 6.00 pm at O 156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (24/06/2020)

Small White 4, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 1 larval clump, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 4 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Ethna Diver (24/06/20)

Common Blue 30+, Small Blue 7, Dark Green Fritillary 12, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 20+, Clouded Buff moth 1, at C070347, Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 20, Meadow Brown 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (25/06/2020)

Speckled Wood 4, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 3, Large Heath 1, Silver Y 2 at C046179 Lacknacoo, Gartan, Co.Donegal. Sunny 18C.

Michael Gray (25/06/2020)

Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock Larvae batches 2 , Speckled Wood 5,  Ringlet 2,  Meadow Brown 6 at O 179238, hills over Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

Sean Geraty (25/06/2020)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at O038348, Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Dublin 8.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O115332, Esker Cemetery, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O045353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan. Sunny, warm.

Jesmond Harding (25/06/2020)

Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 15, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth c.10, Latticed Heath 5, Burnet Companion 1 at N 76373 16018, Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 23C.

Small Tortoiseshell 8, Meadow Brown 135, Ringlet 8 at N 91338 42379, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 24C.

Con O’Donnell (25/06/2020)

Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1
at C3044 Lenan, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow
Brown 1 at C6440 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (25/06/2020)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 9 at G798994 Cleengort, Co Donegal

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 9 at
G804996 Cleengort, Co Donegal

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1 at G712970
Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo Co Donegal

Ringlet 1, at G673975 Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (25/06/2020)

Silver-washed Fritillaries 3, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 20 plus, Common Heath 1, Silver Y 1; Odonates:  Large Red Damselfly 2, Beautiful Demoiselle 1, Ruddy Darter 2, Four-spotted Chaser 6 at S 438 831, Abbeyleix Bog, Co. Offaly. Warm, sunny.

Pat Wyse (26/06/2020)

Small Skipper 2, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 30 plus at N750 329, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Sean Geraty (26/06/2020)

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 50 plus, Ringlet 2 at 1030am at O117356, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm.

Frank Smyth (26/06/2020 )

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 2 ( both laying ), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 4 O 234410, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. A stiff breeze, misty, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (26/06/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 and one cluster of 1st instar larvae, Peacock
one large cluster of final instar larvae at O216287 Rockfield Park,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Also, the first emergence of two new season Peacocks reared at home from caterpillars found in Rockfield Park.

Niamh Lennon (28/06/2020)

Ringlet 2 at the edge of a meadow at  O 186 244, Fernhill, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Damp, overcast.

Jesmond Harding (30/06/2020)

Small Skipper 14, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1 (laying eggs) Small Tortoiseshell 35 (two laying eggs),  Speckled Wood 1,  Meadow Brown 30,  Ringlet 142, Forester moth 1, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet moth 2, Oak Eggar larva 1, Silver Hook 2, Silver Y 2 from N 75014 32982 to N 76647 34684 at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Overcast, dull, 15C.

Stephen Franck (30/06/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at O 23314 24809, Park Celtic FC, Brennanstown, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (01/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 10, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1,
Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 9 in a very sheltered area at C6246 Kinnegoe Bay, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small Heath 1 at
C6744 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal. A sunny but exposed area
with a strong cold north wind.

Large White 1, Speckled Wood 2 at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes,
Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (01/07/2020)

Common Blue 12 at B8745 Tory Island east end, Co. Donegal.

Chris Ingram (01/07/2020)

Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 3 at 8546 Tory Island West Town, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (01/07/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 5 at G
673975 Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Common Blue 2, Wall Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at G 681947 – G 683947
Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal. This is an unusual date for Wall Brown (the previous latest date for first-generation Wall Brown in Donegal is
June 15)

Frank and Joan Smyth (01/07/2020)

Common Blue 2, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 16 at G 932606 Knather Wood near Ballyshannon Co. Donegal. Dull, 15C.

Frank and Joan Smyth (02/07/2020)

Common Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 5 Ringlet 8 at Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Dull, 15C.

Jesmond Harding (02/07/2020)

Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 20 plus, Yellow Shell 1 at N 66101 29267, Derries, Co. Offaly.

Small White 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Ringlet 10 plus, Small Heath 3 at N 67202 26816, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare.

Small White 1, Ringlet 4 plus, Odonates: Keeled Skimmer 3 at N 66869 27507, Ticknevin, Co. Kildare.

Green-veined White 1, Peacock larval clusters 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6 plus, Dark Green Fritillary 6, Ringlet 50 plus, Meadow Brown 2, Lattice Heath 5 plus, Straw Dot 1 at N 672 255, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, breezy, c.15C.

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Dark Green Fritillary 4-5, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet 200 plus, Silver Hook 1 at N 686 256, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Niamh Lennon (02/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O 167 301  along the River Dodder, Shanagarry, Milltown, Co. Dublin.

Small White ova 4 on Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s Rocket) in my garden at O 168 287, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (02/07/2020)

Common Blue 6, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3,
Meadow Brown 20+, Ringlet 20+ at G 6274 Dactan, Kilcar Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan (02/07/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 6,  Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 19 between 10:00 and 10:45 between X214973 and X217967 at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.  Overcast, intermittent sunny spells.

Stephen Francks (02/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 6 at O 28687 15393, Bray to Greystones cliff walk, Co. Wicklow.

Jim Fitzharris (02/07/2020)

Small Skipper 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 15 plus, Latticed Heath 5, Straw Dot 1; Odonata: Variable Damselfly 1 at N 750 330, Timahoe (Drehid) Bog, Co. Kildare. Overcast with sunny spells; a light breeze; probably 15°C.

Mike Fish (02/07/2020)

Cinnabar moth 1 at 09h50 on an open field at 52.850 -8.928, Ballaghboy, Ennis, County Clare.

Sean Geraty (05/07/2020)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 2 at 11:30 at O108342, Chapelizod Rd, Co. Dublin. Sunny but with a strong breeze, c.15C.

Frank Smyth (06/07/2020)

Small White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Meadow Brown 12, Ringlet 5 at Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Dull, 18C.

Denise and Jesmond Harding (06/07/2020)

Small White 2, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell c.20, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c.50, Ringlet c.10 at O 044 758,  Oldbridge Estate, Co. Meath. Occasional sunshine, breezy, c. 15C.

Grace Meenan (06/07/2020)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 2 at B8745/46 Tory
Island, Co Donegal. A fine evening after a wet day.

Niamh Lennon (06/07/2020)

Small White 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 20, Cinnabar larvae numerous on ragwort at T 309 960, The Murrough, north of Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow. Mild, overcast, windy in places and dry.

Maurice Simms (06/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Dark Green Fritillary 24, Ringlet 3, Small Heath
1 at G684964-687952, Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (07/07/2020)

Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 6 at G697986 Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1 at G752992 Ballyeriston, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (08/07/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 6 on heathland and unspoilt minor road verge at C136133, Glencoe, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. 15C.

Maurice Simms (08/07/2020)

Ringlet 6 at G690988 Old Quarry Road, Glashagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (09/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 4 at G752992
Ballyeriston, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Speckled Wood 2 at G799994 Cleengort, nr Gweebarra
Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (09/07/2020)

Peacock larva c.100 in 1 final instar cluster, Ringlet 5 on heathland adjoining a conifer plantation at C152056, Corravaddy, Drumkeen, Co Donegal. About 50 m away a large nettle clump was almost completely defoliated by hundreds of other Peacock larva most of which had pupated. Occasional sun and cool north wind, 15C.

Benjamin Garvey (09/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 on scabious, Speckled Wood 1 on a hedge in my garden at J 35 69,  Newtownbreda, Co. Antrim. Sunny.

Jesmond Harding and John Lovatt (09/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 1 in a garden at N 921 425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

George Mc Dermott (09/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 10, nectaring on Common Ragwort, C353338, Cockhill, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (10/07/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Purple Hairstreak 11, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 211, Ringlet 4  from 10-11:30 at O 10375 35522, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells intermittent when clouds cleared, moderate breeze, c.12C.

Peter Geraty Via Sean Geraty (10/07/2020)

Comma 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at  O042364, Edmundsbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Denise and Jesmond Harding (10/07/2020)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1,  Small Tortoiseshell 50, Comma 1 (Hutchinsoni form), Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet 1 at N 976 334 and elsewhere on the flower-rich areas of Castletown, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, light breeze, c.14C.

Jim Fitzharris (10/07/2020)

Small White 6, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 2. Odonata: Blue-tailed Damselfly, Common Darter at O 308 033, East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond and Andrew Harding (10/07/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 6 in a garden at N 921 425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Mainly dull, c.14C.

Val Swan (10/07/2020)

Silver-washed Fritillary 2 along a  sunny woodland path with brambles, Rosebay Willowherb and Wild Raspberry at N744076, Kildoon Wood, Co. Kildare.

Maurice Simms (10/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green
Fritillary 1, Ringlet 6 at G 693989 – 689988 Old Quarry Road, Glashagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (10/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 6 at T 27146 96994, Mount Usher Gardens, Co Wicklow.

Marie Morrisey (11/07/2020)

Comma 1 hutchinsoni form at S6431  Ballyknock, Tullogher, Co. Kilkenny. Photo supplied.

Ethna Diver (11/07/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (11/07/2020)

Brimstone (newly emerged) 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1,  Meadow Brown 4 plus, Ringlet 5 plus, Small Purple-barred 2 at N 69265 26075, on Irish Peatland Conservation Council reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, c.16C.

Holly Blue 1, Peacock (newly emerged) 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Ringlet 10 plus on track at N 69440 26026, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone larva 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary c.6, Dark Green Fritillary 7, Meadow Brown 22, Ringlet 112, Small Heath 1, Vapourer larva 1: Odonates: Brown Hawker 4, Common Hawker 2 at N 685 255 on Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Overcast, mild, calm, c.15C.

Sean Feehan (11/072020)

Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 16, Silver-washed Fritillary 12, Meadow Brown 40 plus, Ringlet 40 plus between 9:30-10:30 between X214973 and X217967, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Mostly sunny.

Jim Fitzharris (11/07/2020)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 8, Hedge Brown/Gatekeeper, 1 (male), Ringlet 15; Odonata: Four-spotted Chaser, Emperor Dragonfly 1 at T 1142 2292, The Raven, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm, sheltered in the wood, 17C.

Essex Skipper 6, Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 2; Odonata: Blue-tailed Damselfly 2 at  52.1987261, -6.4475906, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford.

George Mc Dermott, Dermot Mc Laughlin & Wild Inishowen Club (11/07/2020)

Large White 1, Common Blue 10, Small Tortoiseshell 30, Dark Green Fritillary 100+ (some on thistle), Meadow Brown 70+, Ringlet 2, C410499, Craigawannia Doah Isle, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, cool North-west breeze, 14C.

Dark Green Fritillary 6, Meadow Brown 6, C429519, Lag Malin, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (11/07/2020)

Peacock larvae 30, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2at M 24486 23676 in the park outside Salthill on Barna Road, Co. Galway.

Frank Smyth (12/07/2020)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma ( slightly worn and possibly laying ) 1, Meadow Brown 9, Ringlet 14 at O 268372 Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Mainly dull, 18C.

Sean Geraty (12/07/2020)

Small White 2, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 4 between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm at O042364, St Edmundsbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral 1 at O038353, Lucan Heights, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O038353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 4 at O038348, Tyrconnell Park, Inchicore, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (12/07/2020)

Essex Skipper 4, Small White 3, Small Copper 1, Dark Green Fritillary 30 plus, Meadow Brown 25 plus, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 8  from S 9638 0392 to S 9364 0650, Ballyteigue Burrow, Co. Wexford. Warm, sunny, light breeze, 19C.

Pat O’Donnell (12/07/2020)

Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet
12+ at B9218 in Grounds of Dunlewey House, Gweedore, Co. Donegal.

Charles Marshall (13/07/2020)

Cinnabar moth adult 1 and larva 1 at N 363 389, Knockmore, Ballinagore, Co. Westmeath.

Jim Fitzharris (15/07/2020)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden at O 12020 26708, Orlagh Park, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Overcast, light breeze 16C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (16/07/2020)

Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Grayling 2, Meadow Brown 6 at C
205453 Magheradrumman, Fanad, Co. Donegal. Sunny 19/20 C but very windy

Green-veined White 10, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 2 at C 247265 Ray Wood,
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. Sunny and sheltered 22 C.

Jesmond Harding (16/07/2020)

Brimstone c.4, Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Comma 1,  Silver-washed Fritillary c.6, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown c.20, Ringlet c.10 along firebreak at N 687 258, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 22C, strong westerly breeze.

Ian Whitehouse (16/07/2020)

Large White 8, Small White 2, Common Blue 1,  Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Hedge Brown 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 19 from T112270 to T109245 at  The Raven, Co. Wexford. Sunny spells, light breeze, 20C.

Jim Fitzharris (16/07/2020)

Small White 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Comma 1, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 2: Odonata: Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 at O 33125 20386., East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, hot, light breeze, 22C.

Jesmond Harding and Fionnuala Parnell (16/07/2020)

Small Heath 1 at N 69237 25700, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, 21C.

Maurice Simms, Andrew Whiteside and Leslie Whiteside (17/07/2020)

Green-veined White, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 1,
Ringlet 17 at B 883066 – 890068, Adderwal Glen, Doochary, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, at
G 799994, Cleengort, Gweebarra Bridge, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1 Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 5,
Ringlet 12 at G 800994-805998, Cleengort, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell, Ethna Diver and Con O’Donnell (18/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown1, Ringlet 3 at C455257, Ardmore,
Muff, Co. Donegal. Bright periods and 17 C

Speckled Wood 5 at at the wood edge at C452258 Carnamoyle, Muff Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 4 (one mating pair), Ringlet 2, dozens of Cinnabar caterpillars beside the sea and at the side of the Golf course at C668405, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny periods but strong northwest wind 17C.

Maurice Simms (18/07/2020)

Common Blue 4, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 2 at G 679966 – 678965
Kiltooish capel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Dark Green Fritillary 11, Meadow Brown 3, at G 684964 – 687952
Sheskinmore, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Very cold wind.

Caroline Wilson (18/07/2020)

Comma 2 hutchinsoni (photos supplied) at O 297 040, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow.

Jim Fitzharris (18/07/2020)

Large White 1, Ringlet 1 T 08373 07097, Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. Sunny, breezy, 15C.

Sean Feehan (18/07/2020)

Green-veined White 25, Red Admiral 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 7 on bramble, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 30 at G868 038, Bluebell Wood, Roscommon. Warm, intermittent afternoon sunshine.

Per Rosaleen Dwyer (18/07/2020)

Comma 1 at O111278, near the big weir on the River Dodder, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (19/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1,
Ringlet 12 at G 714971 – 711969 Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 1,
Ringlet 4 at G 693989 – 690988 Old Quarry Road, Glashagh, Portnoo, Co.
Donegal.

Common Blue 1, Meadow Brown 24, at G 734997 – 733999 Castlegoland,
Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (19/07/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 14 at G 932606, Knather Wood, near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, breezy, 16C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (19/07/2020)

Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 50+ at C 157061 – 152055 near Drumkeen,
Co Donegal. Along a wide track with broad verges through a planted coniferous forest in blanket bog moorland.at over 200 m. Intermittent sun with 14 C but significant wind chill. While we counted 50 Ringlets on a warm sunny day there should have been hundreds.

Etaoin Holahan (19/07/2020)

Comma 1 dark form (photo supplied) at S 414 438, Fennelly’s of Callan, 13 Upper Bridge Street, Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

Fidelma Downes (19/07/2020)

Comma 1 hutchinsoni form (photo supplied) at T 261844, Rahaval, Redcross, Co. Wicklow.

Sean Geraty (19/07/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Comma 1, Meadow Brown 1  550pm to 730pm at O042364, St Edmundsbury farm Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (19/07/2020)

Essex Skipper 4, Small White 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at  T05307 13300, Killinick,  Co. Wexford. Sunny, breezy, 15C.

Small White 2, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 3 at S 72821 18920, JFK Arboretum, Co. Wexford.

Niall Philips (19/07/2020)

Comma 1 light form (photo supplied) at O 155 264, Marley Park, Co. Dublin.

Ian Whitehouse (19/07/2020)

Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Comma at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny spells, calm, 17C.

Jim Fitzharris (20/07/2020)

Essex Skipper 12 (conservative estimate), Small White 2, Common Blue 1, Meadow Brown 5, all active before 9 am at T 06204 06345, Tacumshin, Co. Wexford. Sunny, hot, 20C.

Large White 1, Meadow Brown 1 at T 1077 0783, Lady’s Island Lake, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm, 17C.

Small White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at T 0205 1689, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (20/07/2020)

Small Skipper 2, Essex Skipper 10, Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 10 plus, Latticed Heath 1 at N 7734, Mucklon, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, cool, c.13C.

Niamh Lennon (20/07/2020)

Small White 4 plus, Small Tortoiseshell adults 2, larvae 30, Peacock larvae 30, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 2 at O 120 341, River Liffey at Islandbridge, Co. Dublin.

Silver Washed Fritillaries 4, Peacock  1 at O 098 354 Glen Pond in Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Brian Power (20/07/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2 at W 683 736,  in the Glen, Cork City. Sunny.

Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Purple Hairstreak 8, Red Admiral 9, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow brown 12, Ringlet 6  at W 80538 71291, Fota Island, Co. Cork.

Sean Geraty (20/07/2020)

Unidentified whites 5,  Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4,  Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 6 2:30 pm-4 pm at O042364, St Edmundsbury farm Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, light breeze.

Red Admiral 1 at O059360, Lower Road, Strawberry beds, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jamie Flanaghan (20/07/2020)

Comma 1 at 1:37 pm at S898721, Rathwood, Co Wicklow. Sunny 22C.

Grace Meenan (21/07/2020)

Meadow Brown 10 at B 84 widely across Tory Island, Co. Donegal. Sunny in the morning but rain during the afternoon.

Susan Wallace (21/07/2020)

Comma 1 (light form, photo supplied) at 6:15 pm at S 72821 18920, JFK Arboretum, Co. Wexford.

Sean Geraty (21/07/2020)

Large White 2, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 6, Small Tortoiseshell 17, Peacock 3, Comma 1 (light form, photo supplied) at 11:30 am at O107342, Chapelizod Rd, Chapelizod, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Ringlet 3 at O 09797 35410, Furry Glen, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Purple Hairstreak 1 at O 104 355, 15 acres oak wood, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Meadow Brown 258, many on Common Ragwort at O 103 354 on 15 acres grassland, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. This count was made in one crossing from west to east, many more were likely to be found in a more thorough count.

Edward Smith (21/07/2020)

Comma 2 light form (photos supplied) at N 64743 14344, Mullaghroe Upper, Co. Kildare.

Con O’Donnell (22/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Ringlet 1, at C 64
Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (22/07/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at C 213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co
Donegal. Intermittent sun, 17 C.

Jim Fitzharris (22/07/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Meadow Brown 1 at  O158261, Marlay Park, Co. Dublin. Overcast, mild, breezy; 16°C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (23/07/2020)

Green-veined White 50+, Common Blue 40+, Meadow Brown 35+ on Low dune and machair grading into a marsh.at C124378 – 121374 Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. Dozens of Six-spot Burnet moths and pupa and Cinnabar larva were seen. Cloudy with intermittent sun, breezy and 16C.

Jim Fitzharris (23/07/2020)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1: Odonata: 2 Blue-tailed Damselfly (copulating) at 53.07050428, -6.04314096, East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Sunny; warm; 18°C.

Ian Whitehouse (23/07/2020)

Large White 1, Purple Hairstreak 4 at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny spells, Breezy, 17C.

Diarmuid Bannon (24/07/2020)

Six-spot Burnet moths 2 mating at 9:44 am at W 684 698, Tramore Valley Park Ballinlough, Cork. Wind 9km/hour, low cloud, 16C.

Sean Geraty (24/07/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 6, Comma 3 (light form, photo supplied), Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 3 from  2:15 pm to 3:15 pm at  O042364, Edmundsbury Farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (24/07/2020)

Holly Blue 1 at O121272,  Holly Blue 2 at O120267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Overcast; breezy; mild; 15°C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (26/07/2020)

Red Admiral Larva (2nd instar) 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 4 at
C312235 Inch Island, Co. Donegal (Inch Island is an island in Lough
Swilly near Buncrana). Sunny but very windy 17C.

Maurice Simms (26/07/2020)

Green-veined White 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 5 G715972 to G711969 at Kilclooney Lane near Portnoo Co. Donegal.  Sunny spells, fresh northerly wind.

Green-veined White 10, Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 17, Meadow Brown 34, Small Heath 1 at G684964-G687952, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan ( 27/07/2020)

Green-veined White 12,  Holly Blue 4,  Red Admiral 5,  Peacock 2,  Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Speckled Wood 7,  Meadow Brown 10,  Ringlet 8  at  X213973, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Windy, cloudy, patches of sunlight.

Sean Geraty (27/07/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1,  Holly Blue 8,  Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 17, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 3 between 2:30 and 3:45 at O042364, St Edmundsbury farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (27/07/2020)

Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Green-veined White 1, at G 799994, Cleengort Lane Gweebarra Bridge Co. Donegal.

Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 2, at Cleengort Lane Gweebarra Bridge Co. Donegal at G 800994.Bright Cloudy 15C.

Robert Andrews (28/07/2020)

Small White 2 in the garden at 1 pm at X 124840, Clashmore, Co. Waterford. Bright but blustery, 16C.

Jesmond Harding (28/07/2020)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 4; 3 at  N 68754 25743 and one nest at N 68750 25692, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (28/07/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 at O 284366 Cliff Path, Howth, Co. Dublin. 19C.

Maurice Simms (28/07/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1 at G693989 at the Quarry, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co.Donegal. Sunny spells 15C.

Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2  at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co.Donegal. Sunny periods.

Sean Feehan (28/07/2020)

Large White 3, unidentified smaller whites 40 plus,  Common Blue 6, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 40+mostly nectaring on lots of buddleia bushes, Peacock 2, Comma 1 light form (photo supplied), Silver-washed Fritillary 1 all seen along greenway X285941 to S395061 from Dungarvan to Kilmac. Cloudy and warm with spells of sunshine.

Sara Scully (29/07/2020)

Hedge Brown 20 at W726573, Tracton Woods, Co. Cork. The butterflies were taking nectar on Bell Heather, Rosebay Willowherb and basking/resting on gorse in a clearing. The woods are located in an area of cultivated arable land. Sunny, light breeze, around 19 Celsius.

Jesmond Harding (29/07/2020)

Large White 2, Large White eggs batches several on a nasturtium at N 92100 42515, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Maurice Simms (29/07/2020)

Peacock 1 nectaring on Common Knapweed, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 30, at G679985 at Little Tramore, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Cloudy, bright 19C.

Alasdair MacDonald (29/07/2020)

Comma 1 (light form) at 52.28.10.N 7.35.38.W, Toberfenagh Farm, Kilburry West, Cloneen, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary E91 K096. Sunny, 21-22C.

Jesmond Harding (30/07/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral larva 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5 and larval clumps 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at N 95633 74153 along ramparts walk, Slane, Co. Meath. Dull, breezy, mild, c.18C.

Sean Geraty (30/07/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 4,  Holly Blue 8,  Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 18,  Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 11, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 1 between 11:15 and 3:00 at O042364, St Edmundsbury farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Overcast with a gentle breeze.

Ian Whitehouse (30/08/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 12 plus, plentiful on the seafront and the town at X107776, Youghal, Co. Cork. Sunny, 16C.

Michael Gray (31/07/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 8, Comma 1 light form (photo supplied),  Meadow Brown 11 at  O 156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (31/07/2020)

Green-veined White 6 plus, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 3, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock c.10, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 2, Shaded Broad-bar 2 at N 995 369, Louisa Bridge, Co. Kildare. Mostly sunny, breezy, 21C.

Green-veined White 5, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 2, Shaded Broad-bar 5 plus at O 02601 26389, Rathcoole woodland, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (31/07/2020)

Small White 3, Holly Blue 10+, Red Admiral larva 1 (1st instar) at
O216287 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Intermittent sun but very
warm 21-22 C. Holly Blues mostly flying around Bramble blossoms.

Maurice Simms (31/08/2020)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Grayling 4, Meadow Brown 16 at Sheshkinmore Reserve Rosbeg Co.Donegal at G687959 – G681949. Bright cloudy, fresh South-West wind.

John Lovatt (01/08/2020)

Dark Green Fritillary 1 at O 24961 52602, The Burrow, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (01/08/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 11 mostly on buddleias at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (01/08/2020)

Comma 1 on buddleia at O 25047 52211,  Beach Lane, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (01/08/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 16 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

John Molloy (01/08/2020)

Comma 1 light form (photo supplied) at T2079, Avoca, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 19C.

Sean Feehan (01/08/2020)

Green-veined White 13, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 7, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2, Comma 1, (appeared to be a dark form individual) Silver-washed Fritillary 9, Speckled Wood 3, Speckled Wood 7, Ringlet 6 along the track between X214973 and X217967, Colligan Wood, Co. Waterford. Mostly overcast and warm.

Rosaleen Dwyer (01/08/2020)

Comma 1 light form (photo of upper and underside provided) at O121 281, Cherryfield Park, near the Spawell, Co. Dublin

Paul Lynch via John Lovatt (02/08/2020)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 on buddleia at O 25047 52211, Beach Lane, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (02/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1 in the garden at N 920 424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 18C.

John Lovatt (02/08/2020)

Large White 1, whites 300 plus, probably mainly Small White at O 21224 51226, Turvey, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (02/08/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Holly Blue 3, Peacock 5, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 1 at O 156260,  Marlay Park, Co. Dublin.

Sean Geraty (02/08/2020)

Large White 5, Small White 1, Green-veined White 6,  Holly Blue 6,  Red Admiral 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 37 (including 12 on one buddleia),  Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 13, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 1 between 11:15 and 3:00 at O042364, St Edmundsbury farm, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (03/08/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 3, at G716972 to G710969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo Co. Donegal. Cloudy, bright.

Mary MacSweeney (03/08/2020)

Comma 1 light form (photo supplied) at O1035, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (03/08/2020)

Green-veined White 11, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 11, Meadow Brown 16, Ringlet 16 from 11:30 am-3:00 pm at O 175234, kilmashogue/Ticknock area of the Dublin Hills, Co. Dublin. About 45% mostly hazy sunshine 55% overcast and cool.

Marguerite Cremin (03/08/2020)

Convolvulus hawkmoth 1 (photos supplied) resting on a wall at 3:30 pm at W 622 457, Doneen Upper, Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Light breeze, 18C.

Sean Feehan (03/08/2020)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 10, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 4, Red Admiral 20 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 20 plus, Comma 1 light form (photo supplied) at X 046986, Lismore Castle gardens, Co. Waterford. Mostly warm afternoon sunshine.

Brendan O’Donoghue (03/08/2020)

Comma 1 Dark (photo provided) in the back garden on buddleia at S 78429 85426, Castledermot Co. Kildare. Sunny.

Sean Geraty (04/08/2020)

Large White 3, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 12, Silver-washed Fritillary 8, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 4 between 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm at O 09806 35410 Furry Glen, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (05/08/20)

Common Blue 9, Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Small Heath 5 at G920765, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. 18C.

Robert Andrews (05/08/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at 1 pm after heavy rainfall at  X 124840, Clashmore, Co. Waterford. Clear, settled, 16C.

Sean Feehan (05/08/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2 at S530014, Fenor Bog, Co. Waterford. Cool, misty.

Niamh Lennon (06/08/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 4 at O 202 333, Poolbeg, Co. Dublin.

Speckled Wood 10 plus at O 201 332, Irishtown, Co. Dublin. Warm, cloudy with intermittent sunshine.

Maurice Simms (06/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 2 at H331984, Combermore Lifford Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (06/08/2020)

Small White 2, Purple Hairstreak 2, Ringlet 1 at  O 2369 1638, Cookstown, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

Michael Gray (07/08/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 4, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 8  between 3 pm and 5 pm at O 156260, Marlay Park, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (07/08/2020)

Large White 3 plus, Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 12, Speckled Wood 1 in the garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny.

Maurice Simms (07/08/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 1, at Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal at G 673974. Sunny, Moderate South-West wind.

Con O’Donnell (08/08/2020)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small
Tortoiseshell 4, large orange fritillary (pristine) 1, Speckled Wood 1 on Buddleias in the garden at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.  (Hope to get a better view of the fritillary. The Silver-washed Fritillary has not been previously recorded in east Inishowen.)

Green-veined White 50+, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Meadow
Brown 4, Ringlet 1 at C6744 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding and Peadar O’ Ceallaigh (08/08/2020)

Common Blue 25, Grayling 1, Small Heath 6 at O 248 427, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.20C. I was struck by how few butterflies were found along over 1 km of flower-rich dunes. Worried about the status of the Grayling here.

Michael Gray (08/08/2020)

Green-veined White 7, Small Copper 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 12,  Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 3 at O 179238, Hills over Sandyford, Dublin 18.

Jesmond Harding (08/08/2020)

Brimstone 15, Small White 1,  Small Copper 3, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 9, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 29, Ringlet 2 at  N 684 256, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19C.

Brimstone 10 plus, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 3 including mating pair, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown c.20 along a firebreak at N 68747 25850, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny.

Per John Lovatt (08/08/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 3 in the garden at O 21771 38815, Raheny, Co. Dublin.

George McDermott (08/08/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at B928207, Errigal Mountain at the summit at 751 metres,  Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (08/08/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at Pound Cottage, Doon Road, Portnoo Co. Donegal at G696986. Sunny, 20C.

Green-veined White 8, Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 3 at G 716972 to G 711969,  Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 18C.

Maurice Simms (08/08/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Grayling 12, Meadow Brown 24, Ringlet 1, at G 651981, 650985 & 639979,  Dawros Head, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20C.

John Lovatt (09/08/2020)

Common Blue 20 at  O 24961 52602, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (09/08/2020)

Small White 3, Brown Hairstreak 3 (2 female; one male),  Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 1; Odonata: Brown Hawker 1 at M 366 025, Tulla, Co. Clare.

Brimstone 2, Small White 2, Brown Hairstreak 1 (female), Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown  8,  Small Heath 6; Odonata: Brown Hawker 1 at R 303 944, Knockaunroe, Co. Clare.

Maurice Simms (09/08/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 2, Peacock 14, Wall Brown 6, Grayling 16, Meadow Brown 2 at B 735186, B 721200, B726201 on a walk around Cruit Island Co. Donegal.Sunny 20C.

Elaine Keegan (10/08/2020)

Clouded Yellow 2 minimum on sand dunes at V771259, Barley Cove, Co. Cork.

Elaine Keegan (11/08/2020)

Clouded Yellow 1 in a meadow at W093291, near Lough Hyne, Co. Cork.

Juliet Brodie (11/08/2020)

Brown Hairstreak 1 at M 23841 07931, Loughrask, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. The area where the butterfly was seen contains a mixture of hazel, ash, blackthorn, hawthorn, brambles, bracken, and flowers such as knapweed, scabious, meadow vetchling. (Other butterflies I have seen this last week or so include: Wood White, Large White, Small White, Dark Green Fritillary, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Ringlet). Sunny, calm, 20C.

Maurice Simms and Jesmond Harding (11/08/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1,  Common Blue 2, Peacock 4, Dark Green Fritillary 18 (8 at G 68976 96028, Mullyvea),  Marsh Fritillary larval nests 6 (3 at G68218 94844, Tramore ), Wall Brown 5 (at G 67905 95876, Tramore), Grayling c.20, several at G 67905 95876, Tramore,  Meadow Brown over 100 up to 200, Six-spot Burnet moth c.200, Shaded Broad-bar c.10, Barred Yellow 1 at G6895, Sheskinmore, Co. Donegal. Sunny, light breeze, 20C.

Jesmond Harding (11/08/2020)

Grayling 6 on rocky outcrops, Meadow Brown 1 on dunes at G 65967 90892, Maghera, Iniskeel, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 19C.

Eleanor Hort (11/08/2020)

Green-veined White 10, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1, Ringlet 3
at G 6728 8925, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth ( 11/08/2020 )

Large White 1, Green-veined White 14, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at G 874620, Woodlands, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 23C.

Elaine Glynn (12/08/2020)

Six-spot Burnet moth 1 on an apartment balcony at 0187453,  Swords, Co. Dublin. Sunny, light breeze, 21C.

Jesmond Harding (12/08/2020)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 4, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 4 at G 751 983, Bonnyglen Wood, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C.

Grace Meenan (12/08/20)

Garden Tiger Moth 1 at B84 Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt and Joe Donaldson (12/08/2020)

Large White 3, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 1 in a private garden at N19288435, Corn Hill, Co. Longford.

John Lovatt and John Murphy (12/08/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 21, Silver-washed Fritillary 3 plus, Speckled Wood 2 in a private garden at N47398564, Crover, Co. Cavan.

Ethna Diver (12/08/2020)

Green-veined White 5, Peacock 9, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 5 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (12/08/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 14, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 3 at G 932606, Knather Wood, Cliff, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 24C.

Jesmond Harding (13/08/2020)

Small Fan-footed Wave 1, Phoenix 1, Garden Tiger 2 at G69487 91494, Cloghboy, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (13/08/2020)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 10,  Peacock 4, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 6 including a mating pair at G 89679 73280, Murvagh dunes, Co. Donegal. A mixture of overcast and sunny weather, 24C in the sunshine.

Ethna Diver (13/08/2020)

Small White 1, Peacock 8, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C181112, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 31, Speckled Wood 1, Ringlet 5, Meadow Brown 2, at C238051, Mongorry, Co. Donegal.

George McDermott (13/08/2020)

Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell larvae various instars 20+ C343319 shorefront Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Speckled Wood 2 at C360320, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 6 at C336336 Porthaw Glen, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (13/08/2020)

Grayling 1 at B 8745 on cliffs at the east end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (13/08/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Wall Brown 1,
Grayling 10, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 1 along sheltered low cliffs at C668405 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20C.

Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1,  Fritillary (unidentified) 1, Wall Brown 1,
Grayling 5 near old boathouse at C 6741 Carrowhugh, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

These are new 10 km square records for the Wall Brown on C64 and for
east Inishowen.

Michael Gray (14/08/2020)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (14/08/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at 2:30 pm in a butterfly garden at N 174 389, Moate, Co. Westmeath. Sunny.

Maurice Simms (14/08/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 1 at G716927 to G711969 at Killclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20C.

Maurice Simms (15/08/2020

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Peacock 3, Meadow Brown 16, Grayling 3, Ringlet 1 at G734997, G733999 at Castlegoland, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.  Bright spells.f

Jesmond Harding (15/08/2020)

Brimstone 5, Small Copper 3, Peacock 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 4 along the track at N 69482 26029, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Hazy sunshine, C.20C.

Painted Lady 1 at N 69270 25751, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 5, Large White 1,  Common Blue 9, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 16, Silver-washed Fritillary bronze-grey similar to f.Valezina 1, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 3 at N 68438 25554, BCI reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny with overcast periods, 21C.

Brimstone 4, Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock c.8, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown c. 8 including mating pair, Small Heath 1 along the track at N 68755 25900, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 in the garden at N920425,  Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c.19C.

Ethna Diver (15/08/2020)

Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 5, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 6, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (15/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 1, Small
Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 11 (mainly on buddleias), Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 4 at B 9218 in grounds of Dunlewey House, Gweedore, Co. Donegal. Warm and sunny but breezy.

George McDermott (16/08/2020)

Large White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 3 at C294275, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (18/08/2020)

Large White 9, Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 at N920425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 21C

Large White 5, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 3, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4 along a transect from N 92071 42719 to N 91478 41827, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.  Sunny spells, 19C.

Michael Gray (18/08/2020)

Large White 7, Small White 3, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 70, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 7 at S 945442, Marshalstown,  Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Pat Wyse (18/08/2020)

Brimstone 1, Common Blue 20 plus, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 8 from N706 265 to 705 270, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spell, c.19C.

Pat Bell (18/08/2020)

Large White 2, Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Peacock 6, Comma 1 dark form (photos of upperside and underside supplied) in my garden, on figs and buddleia at  N941370, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Michael Gray (20/08/2020)

Comma 1 faded at S 945442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Maurice Simms (20/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3 at H330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Con O’Donnell (21/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2,
Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes,
Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (22/08/2020)

Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Peacock 3, Dark Green Fritillary female on violet 1, Wall Brown 2, Meadow Brown 4 at G968939 and G687997 at the quarry and Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny intervals.

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 5 at G674971, Kiltourish Lough, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells, fresh wind.

Niamh Lennon (22/08/2020)

Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at T 245 881, Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow.  Intermittent rain and sun, 17C.

Sean Feehan (22/08/2020)

Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 12, between X214973 and X217967, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Very blustery weather, brief sunshine.

Maurice Simms (23/08/2020)

Red Admiral 2 on Knapweed, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 6 at B 712180 and B 711179, Bent Island near Castleport, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, some brightness, fresh North-West wind,14/15C.

Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 1 all on yellow Buddleia at G 696986, Pound Cottage, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co.Donegal. Short bright period, 14C.

Jim Fitzharris (23/08/2020)

Common Blue 10, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Grayling 12, Meadow Brown 100 plus between S 9534 0490 and S 9323 0637 at Ballyteigue Burrow NNR, Co. Wexford. Mild and overcast with occasional sunny spells; breezy.

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 18, Peacock 1 at T 0528 1329, Killinick (old railway station), Co. Wexford. Twelve of the Tortoiseshells were nectaring on one small patch of Rosebay Willowherb Chamerion angustifolium.

Ethna Diver (24/08/20)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1, Silver Y 1, at C181112, Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Red Admiral 12, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 5, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 15, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 2,  C240055, Mongorry, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (24/08/2020)

Large White 3, Small White 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Peacock 1 at N920425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.  Bright, brief sunny intervals.

Jim Fitzharris (24/08/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 12 at J 22404 11065, Greenore Point, Co. Louth.

Small Tortoiseshell 4 at J 06344 02532, Blackrock, Co. Louth.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4 nectaring on Red-Spur Valerian Centranthus ruber at J 1420 1804, Warrenpoint, Co. Louth.

Maurice Simms (24/08/2020)

Small Copper 1, Speckled Wood 2, Wall Brown 3, Meadow Brown 8, at H676978 to G 677974, at the New Line (famine road), Rosbeg, Co.Donegal. Sunny spells, 18C.

Peacock 1, Wall Brown 8, Grayling 5, Meadow Brown 10 at G652928, G650929,  Crockacooan, Loughros Point, Ardara, Co. Donegal. Cloudy with bright periods, 18 C.

Wall Brown 1, Peacock 1 at G668930, Trabane, Loughros Point,
Ardara, Co.Donegal. Cloudy 18C.

Robert Aldwell (26/08/2020)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1,
Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at O 220286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Intermittent sun and 17 -19C.

Robert Andrews (26/08/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 (indoors) at X 124840, Clashmore, Co. Waterford. Sunny, little wind, 16C.

Niamh Lennon (26/08/2020)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 20 plus, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 25 nests, Meadow Brown 12 plus, Silver Y 6 at O242377,  Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.19C.

Michael Gray (26/08/2020)

Whites 3 unidentified, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 23, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at S 937 442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (26/08/2020)

Large White 2 minimum, Common Blue 2 (mating pair), Small Tortoiseshell 23, Peacock 4 at N920425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Brimstone 2, Small Copper 6, Common Blue 5, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 114, Peacock 14, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 (female), Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 6 at N 68452 25662, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light breeze, 19C.

Brimstone 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 46, Speckled Wood 1 between N 68813 25642 and N 69225 25705 along the track linking Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 50 at N 69275 26059, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 48, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 4 between N 68782 25664 and N 68742 26087 along the firebreak at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Michael Gray (27/08/2020)

Large White 2, Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 18, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 7 at S 937 442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (27/08/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 23 in my garden at N9242, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Twelve Small Tortoiseshells continued in feed on Devil’s-bit Scabious during rainfall in calm, mild conditions.

Con O’Donnell (28/08/2020)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 7, Red Admiral 2, Small
Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 27, Meadow 1 at C 559488, Redford Glebe, Culdaff, Co. Donegal 14C.Sheltered from the cold north wind.

Maurice Simms (29/08/2020)

Small Copper 1, Peacock 3, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 3 in an area sheltered from the cold north wind at G702989  and G705989, Still Lough, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Jesmond Harding (30/08/2020)

Brimstone 5, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 97, Peacock 4 between N 68813 25642 and N 69225 25705 along the track linking Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Small Copper 2,  Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 150, Peacock 7, Meadow Brown 5 on N 68452 25662, Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Brimstone 4, Large White 1, Small White 4, Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 10, Common Blue c.25, Red Admiral c.4, Peacock c.4, Small Tortoiseshell c.150, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 20 between N 66555 26003 and N 67971 23457 along Killyguire Road, Co. Kildare. Mild, mostly overcast but bright with sunny intervals, c.19C.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 44 at N 6929 2591, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Paul Harding (30/08/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 27 on flowers growing on amenity grassland at O 16204 72052, Inse Bay, Laytown, Co. Meath.

Niamh Lennon (30/08/2020)

Small White 2, unidentified whites 3,  Holly Blue 1 (close to ivy bud), Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Comma (very faded)1 in parkland beside the River Dodder near O 169 293, Lower Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (31/08/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 27, Peacock 1, Angle Shades moth 1 in my garden at N9242, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Michael Gray (31/08/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Peacock 3 in my garden at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (31/08/2020)

Whites unidentified 6, Red Admiral 5, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 21 at T 273 969, Mount Usher Gardens, Co. Wicklow.  Sunny, warm, calm.

Maurice Simms (31/08/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 10, Meadow Brown 4 at G712970 and G711969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Small Copper 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Wall Brown 1 at G693989 and G690988, Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 at G696968, Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 4 at B 694000, B689000 and B686000 on the walk behind Portnoo pier along the cliff edge on Dunmore Head, Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Robert Aldwell (01/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 1 in the garden at O 220286, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Sunny, warm 20C.

Maurice and Akke Simms (01/09/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at G 625742 and G622734, Muckros Head near Kilcar Co.Donegal. Cloudy, bright, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (03/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 28, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 in my garden at t N9242, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (04/09/2020)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 233355, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny but very strong breeze.

Jesmond Harding (05/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 2,  Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 1 at M 29936 00189,  Fahee North, Co. Clare. Mainly overcast with showers, brief sunny spells, c.15C.

Ethna Diver (06/09/2020)

Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 2 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (06/09/2020)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 2 at G 679965, Killtourish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny, light north-west wind.

Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 2 at G674971 in a flowery sheltered valley beside Killtourish Lake, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells, light west wind.

Ian Whitehouse (06/09/2020)

Red Admiral 9, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2, Comma 6, Speckled Wood 11 at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 17C.

Robert Aldwell (06/09/2020)

Small White 2,  (one Small White laying on Nasturtiums) Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 216287 –  220286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny and c.18C.

Jesmond Harding (06/09/2020)

Wall Brown 1 at M 29881 00207, Fahee North, Co. Clare. Mainly overcast.

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood c.20 at R 30325 94289, Knockaunroe, Co. Clare. Sunny, c.17C.

Grayling 1 at R 29851 94224, Rinnamona, Co. Clare. Sunny, mild, c.16C.

Ethna Diver (07/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, at C204106, Rye, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (08/09/2020)

Red Admiral 7, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 6 in my garden at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (08/09/2020)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 17, Speckled Wood 15 at O 156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Ian Whitehouse (09/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Comma 1 (dark form) at O239239, Sunnyhill, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 4 at O235245, Carraig Glen, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Sean Feehan (10/09/2020)

Small White 2 mating on kale in my garden, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 206362, Clontarf, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (11/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 4
at C647407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Bright periods and heavy showers 15 – 17 C.

Maurice Simms (12/09/2020)

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 16 at H330984 and H323982, Combermore garden and grounds and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Hazy sunshine, 15C.

Frank Smyth (12/09/2020)

Large White 1, Small White 6, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Marsh Fritillary 15 webs at O 242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 18C.

George McDermott (13/09/2020)

Large White 5, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Peacock 12 at C346314, Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 2 at C394315, Meenkeeragh Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 2, Silver Y moth 1 at C362323, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan (13/09/2020)

Unidentified whites 15, Green-veined Whites 2 mating, Red Admiral 10, Small Tortoiseshell 40 plus (mostly on Sedum), Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3 at XO46986, Lismore Castle Gardens, Co. Waterford.

Robert Andrews (13/09/2020)

Small White 1 on raspberry bushes in my garden at X 124840, Clashmore, Co. Waterford. Sunny, 16C. Wind 11k /gusts 18k.

Con O’Donnell (15/09/2020)

Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 16, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled
Wood 13 at C 559488 Redford Glebe, Culdaff, Co. Donegal. Sunny,
sheltered, 22C. Red Admiral feasting on Devil’s-bit Scabious.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 15, Small Tortoiseshell 13, Peacock 4 at C
6741 Caherhugh, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 19C. Butterflies feeding on Veronica (Hebe) bush in full bloom.

Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood 1, Grayling 1 at C 668405 Eleven
Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Grayling worn and feeding on heather. The previous latest Donegal record for Grayling was some years ago in the same area on Sept 8.

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock
2 at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (15/09/2020)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 15, Speckled Wood 6 at S 937442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

George McDermott (15/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 21, Peacock 4 in my garden at C362323, Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (15/09/ 2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at B 883066 and B 889688 at Adderwal Glen, near Doohary Co. Donegal. Sunny 20C.

Marsh Fritillary Larvae nests 3 at B 748201, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal. Cloudy 18C.

Killian Russell (16/09/2020)

Comma 1 in my garden on Verbena at  11 am at W796 666, Cobh, Co. Cork.  Calm, sunny, 18C.

John Lovatt (16/09/2020)

Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 8 at N400465, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeath.

Small Tortoiseshell 10, Speckled Wood 2 at  N410680, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath. Sunny, warm.

Ethna Diver (16/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 3, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (17/09/2020)

Green-veined Whites 2 mating at O 22242 49775, Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.19C.

Con O’Donnell (17/09/2020)

Red Admiral 7, Small Tortoiseshell 28, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood
6 at C 647407, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. This is the highest number of butterflies I have ever seen in my garden. Most of the butterflies were on Buddleia.

Con O’Donnell (18/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 120 ++, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at C
6540, The Castle, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. This was an amazing sight of huge numbers of Tortoiseshells on great swathes of Red Valerian in full flower in and around the ruins of the old castle. Sunny, 16C with a cool east wind.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 26, Peacock 2
at C 6540 the Shore Path, Greencastle, Co Donegal. Most of the butterflies were on Red Valerian.

Eleanor Hort (18/09/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 6,
Peacock 7 at G 672892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal. Mostly feeding in the garden on Sedum. Sunny and 21 C. Meentashesk is a hilly area between Ardara and Maghera.

Richella Duggan (19/09/2020)

Marsh Fritillary Marsh Fritillary larval nests 42 at N 48302 51489, Clongawny, Royal Canal, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Chris Ingram (19/09/2020)

Red Admiral 50+ feeding on a pink flowering shrub at G 485803 Malinbeg, Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms and Alison Mc Allister (19/09/2020)

Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at H 330984 and H 327984, Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks Lifford Co. Donegal.  Bright periods, 20C.

Jesmond Harding (20/09/2020)

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 31, Speckled Wood 3: Odonata: Common Darter 3, Brown Hawker 3, Migrant Hawker 5 at N 68726 25662, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 5, Speckled Wood 2 at N 68813 25642 and N 69225 25705  along the track connecting Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Speckled Wood 2, Vapourer moth 1 at  N 69299 25887, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny throughout, 19C.

Grace Meenan (20/09/20)

Red Admiral 1 at B 8745 at the east end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (20/09/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1 at C6744, Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal. Cool and windy.

Ethna Diver (20/09/2020)

Small White 1, Large White larvae 20+, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at G809587, West End, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms and Alison Mc Allister (20/09/2020)

Red Admiral 5 ( on yellow buddleia and Common Ragwort ), Speckled Wood 1 at G696986 and G 701986 at Pound Cottage and Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 18C.

Terence O’Connell (20/09/2020)

Comma 1 at  S 688 521,  River Barrow towpath on Carlow side between Borris and Goresbridge, Co. Carlow.

Joe Cronin (21/09/2020)

Comma Adult Butterflies 2 seen on Buddleia Bush at W647694,  Bishopstown, Cork. Sunny, light breeze, C.17C.

Angela Lavelle (21/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 7 on sedum at G30413 15687, Bonniconlon, Co. Mayo

Ethna Diver (23/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 2, at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (23/09/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Speckled Wood 1 at H 330984 and 323984 Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Bright periods.

Michael Gray (24/09/2020)

Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1 (pristine dark male), Speckled Wood 2 nectaring on ivy at S 937442, Marshalstown,  Enniscorthy, Co.  Wexford.

Con O’Donnell (26/09/2020)

Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 13, Speckled Wood 2 mostly on Buddleia and basking at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (26/09/2020)

Clouded Yellow 1  at T055069, Tacumshin Lake,  Co. Wexford. Sunny, breezy, cool.

Robert Aldwell (27/09/2020)

Holly Blue 1 flying along the sheltered sunny privet hedge in the garden at O22072864, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 13C.

Robert Aldwell (27/09/2020)

Red Admiral 1 flying around flowering Ivy at O 2128, Fleureville Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny,14C.

Niamh Lennon (27/09/2020)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1  nectaring on one of my two Buddleia
weyeriana in my back and front garden at  O 167287,  Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (27/09/2020)

Large White 1 (female), Small Tortoiseshell 4 in my garden at N920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, cool, c.12C.

Elaine Mullins (27/09/2020)

Comma 1 in my garden on Verbena bonariensis, O241438, Carrickhill Heights, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (27/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 6, Speckled Wood 1 in the garden at H 330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.All seen on yellow buddleia, Sedum, Purple Bowles Wallflower, and Rudbeckia. Sunny, 15C.

Michael Gray (28/09/2020)

Painted Lady 1 undersized and probably dying, Small Tortoiseshell 4 at S 936368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Ethna Diver (28/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (29/09/2020)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at S 936368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (29/09/2020)

Large White 3, Red Admiral 6 at O 282364, The Needles, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15 C.

Large White 2, Red Admiral 11, Speckled Wood 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15 C

Red Admiral 1 at O 266379, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.Sunny, 15C.

All the Red Admirals were in pristine condition and gorging on ivy. Most of them will probably travel south while those around from about mid-Oct. onwards will concentrate on the nettle areas and lay. (Note: Frank has been observing the Red Admiral in Howth for some years and has recorded year-round residency by this migrant butterfly at Howth).

Michael Gray (30/09/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1 dark form taking nectar on ivy at S 936368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Michael Gray (01/10/2020)

Comma 1 on buddleia at  S 936368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Con O’Donnell (01/10/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 1 at C
648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny, and calm 12C

Large White 1, Red Admiral 5, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 4,
Speckled Wood 2 mostly on Ivy at C 6741 Caherhugh, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny and 13C at c 2.30 pm.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 13, at C 6540 around the
ruined castle, Greencastle, Co Donegal. Sunny and calm 13C at about 3 pm. Ivy and Red Valerian are in bloom, many of the butterflies were basking.

Jesmond and Alexander Harding (02/10/2020)

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 1 on the road/track between N 91979 42708 and N 91495 41820 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Michael Gray (03/10/2020)

Comma 1 on buddleia at  S S 937442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (07/10/2020)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 1 at O 281363 Jameson Pool, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14 C.

Red Admiral 4, Comma ( Dark Form) 2 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny 14 C.

Frank Smyth (08/10/2020)

Comma 1 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny 13C.

Red Admiral 5, Comma 2 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny 13C.

Michael Gray (08/10/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 1 at S 937442,  Marshalstown, Co. Wexford.

Con O’Donnell (09/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1 at about 11 am on remnants of Buddleia at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. 10 C. The ground was white after a hail shower in the afternoon.

Maurice Simms (09/10/2020)

Meadow Brown 1, female, at G680958, at Little Tramore, near Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells, fresh West wind, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (09/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1 on ivy at N 90668 43572, Milltown, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (10/10/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Comma 1 at O 274370, Carrick, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, very breezy, 12C.

Note: When Frank was at Carrickbrack on 8th Oct, he randomly checked a few nettles looking for eggs but discovered a large insect on a leaf which looked like a bush cricket. Ethna Viney identified it from the photo Frank took as Roesel’s bush-cricket, up to now known in Ireland only from east Cork and Waterford. This species has been expanding its range in England and North America.

Robert Aldwell (11/10/2020)

Holly Blue 1 flying along ivy at 12:15 at O 2128 Fleureville Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny and c. 13 C.

Jesmond and Denise Harding (11/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1 feeding on ivy at N 93123 37164, Royal Canal Way, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.13C. Migrant Hawker 2 seen near Jackson Bridge.

Maurice Simms (11/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at G 673975 at Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal Sunny 15C.

Meadow Brown 1 at G691960 at the Mass House, Sheskinmore Reserve near Rosbeg Co.Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Note: This is a late Meadow Brown record for County Donegal and for Ireland. The flight period was near or at a peak at Sheskinmore in mid-August (see the record of 11/08/2020). During the survey of Donegal’s butterflies led by Robert Aldwell and Frank Smyth conducted between 1998 and 2014, the recorded flight period for the Meadow Brown in the county was between June 10 and October 8.

Ethna Diver (12/10/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at C461235, near Muff, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (12/10/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at O 284366, Ceanncor Road, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14 C, Blustery.

Large White 1 at O 266379, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Red Admiral 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Michael Gray (14/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at S 937 442, Marshalstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Maurice Simms (15/10/2020)

Speckled Wood 1 at G 673974 at Eden wood, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny 13C.

Peacock 1 on Common Knapweed, Speckled Wood 1 at G 797994 at Cleengort, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal.Sunny, 15C.

Red Admiral 1 at G 788988 at Mulinamin, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Speckled Wood 1 at G 712970 at Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Common Darter 1 at G 687985 at Sheskinmore Reserve, near Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny 13C.

Maurice Simms (16/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1, Peacock 1, at G 734998 at Castlegoland, Portnoo, Co.Donegal. Bright Cloudy, 12C.

Con O’Donnell (16/10/20/20)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at c.3:45 pm at C 6540 at ruined Castle, Greencastle, Co.
Donegal feeding on Red Valerian. c12C.

Peacock 1 at C 6540 Shore Path, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Intermittent sun.

Frank Smyth (16/10/2020)

Red Admiral 4 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Part cloudy, 12C.

Red Admiral 1 at O 281363, Needles, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (18/10/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 12C.

Red Admiral 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

George Mc Dermott (18/10/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C346314 Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C362323 Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (21/10/2020)

Red Admiral 5 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Part cloudy, moderate breeze, 13 C.

Red Admiral 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton , Dublin 13.

Red Admiral 1 at O 266379, St. Fintans Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Frank Smyth (22/10/2020)

Red Admiral 2, Egg 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 284366, Ceanncor Road area, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Part cloudy, 11C.

Frank and Joan Smyth (26/10/2020)

Red Admiral 2 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 12C

Red Admiral 2 at O 284366, Ceanncor Road area, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Part cloudy, 12C.

Frank Smyth (06/11/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Stephen Lawlor (06/11/2020)

Comma 1  dark form at N80581 04470, Calverstown, Co. Kildare. Sunny, still, 8C.

George Mc Dermott ( 06/11/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C346314 Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (06/11/2020)

Red Admiral 2 at O 175 278, Airfield House, Dublin. Mild,  sunny spells, 11-15C.

George Mc Dermott ( 07/11/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C362323 Aghilly, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. 11C partly cloudy basking in the sunshine.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C346314 Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. 11C. partly cloudy nectaring on Perennial Wallflower Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Con and Eileen O’Donnell (07/11/2020)

Red Admiral 1 at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co.
Donegal. Basking at 10.55 on south-facing tiles. Sunny and 11 C.

Robert Aldwell (17/11/2020)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 216287 Rockfield Park, Blackrock,
Co Dublin. It was seen at 11.45 basking on a low south-facing wall and flew off strongly after a few minutes. 15C+ with weak sun and strong southerly wind.