2021

Myrtle Parker (16/01/2021)

Peacock 1 basking low on bramble at W 74380 56780 near Minane Bridge at Gortigrennane, Co. Cork. This is the first butterfly record of a free-flying butterfly in 2021.

Jesmond Harding (15/02/2021)

Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 7, Fox Moth larva 1, Ruby Tiger larvae 5, Garden Tiger larvae 2 at N 68724 25657, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, southerly breeze, 12C.

Frank and Joan Smyth (16/02/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 1 clump of larvae ( 10 to 12 ), at O 242377, Bull Island, Dublin 13. The area was very flooded. Part cloudy, 10C.

Stephen Bolger and Michael Bolger (22/02/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 basking on stubble field at S 734801, Teagasc Oak Park, Crops Research Centre, Sunny and breezy, 12C.

Michael Gray (22/02/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 165272, Ballinteer, Dublin 16.

Niamh Lennon (22/02/2021)

Small TortoiseshellS 1 basking on the grass at O 20171 30427,  Booterstown Marsh, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Joan and Frank Smyth (26/02/2021)

Peacock 1 at O 266379, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13. Calm, sunny 12C.

Jim Fitzharris (26/02/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at T 1312 1224, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford. Sunny, cool, stiff breeze.

Jesmond Harding (27/02/2021)

March moth 2, Clouded Drab 1, Hebrew Character 4 in my garden at N 920424, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool but not frosty, low of c.5C.

Jesmond Harding and Pat Wyse (28/02/2021)

Brimstone 1 male flying along a sunny track at N 68765 25826, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 12-13C. A Pine Marten was seen nearby.

Pat Wyse (28/02/2021)

Brimstone 1 at N 695260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Sean Geraty (28/02/2021)

Peacock 1 in the late afternoon, at N 90204 34154, along R408, north of Lady Chapel cross, near Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny.

Gillian Mollard (28/02/2021)

Comma 1 feeding on Viburnum tinus in my wildlife-friendly garden at O 2527, Glenageary, Co. Dublin.

Ian Brophy (01/03/2021)

Brimstone 1 female at 12:20 at M 335363, Creggduff, Cloonboo, Co. Galway. Sunny, little or no breeze, 11-13C.

Frank Smyth (01/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, calm, 9C.

Frank Smyth (07/03/2021)

Red Admiral 1 at O268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. The butterfly appeared to be laying on very small nettles. Prior to this, the earliest I saw Red Admiral laying was on 13th March 2007. Sunny, calm, 9C.

Note: Frank confirmed egg laying on 08/03/2021. Six eggs were located on very short nettles, 3-6 inches in height. In Ireland, the butterfly usually lays on tall plants.

Frank Smyth (16/03/2021)

Red Admiral ( laying ) 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Breezy, Sunny, 16C.

Helen Cloney (16/17/03/2021)

Comma 3 at S 9041 near the southern edge of Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (17/03/2021)

Brimstone 1, Marsh Fritillary nests 10 along track at N 6882725644, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13 C

Brimstone 3 all males, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N 694260, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N 7015326283, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Frank and Joan Smyth (17/03/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, breezy, 12C.

Michael Gray (17/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 3 seen between 1:30 and 3 pm at O 156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Paul Harding (17/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in my garden at O 15826 71941, Inse Bay, Co. Meath. Sunny.

Niamh Lennon (17/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at 2:30 pm at O 1697, Windy Arbour along the path by the Slang River in the nearby park. Sunny and mild.

Small Tortoiseshell 8 at O 1728, in the park in Rosemount Estate, off the Dundrum Road. Two were at the wall of the Central Mental Hospital and six were found on the vegetation at the back of houses on Mt. Carmel Road.

James Lovatt (18/03/2021)

Peacock 1 with tattered wing seen at O 1376035810, Cabra Drive, Dublin 7.

John Lovatt (18/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 2300750147, Donabate Village, Co. Dublin

Joan Smyth (18/03/2021)

Red Admiral 1, feeding on Hebe, at O 263386, Strand Road, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 14C

Frank Smyth (18/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3 at O 280361. Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Not too much happening on the Cliff Walk. The Hebe is flowering well and the Peacocks were feeding on it.

Jesmond Harding (18/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, very fresh looking, feeding on Common Dandelion at O 08625 27151, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

Jesmond Harding (19/03/2021)

Early Thorn 1 on the front door at N 921425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (24/03/2021)

Peacock 1 at O 266326, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 5 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin13. Sunny, breezy, 10C.

Robert Aldwell (29/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2 at O 217289, Rockfield Park,
Blackrock, Co. Dublin 16C.

John Mc Donnell (29/03/2021)

Peacock 1 at O 178362, Marino, Dublin 3.

Brendan Black (29/03/2021)

Comma 1 at O 2050, Turvey Nature Park, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (29/03/2021)

Red-Green Carpet 1, Pine Beauty 1, Pale Pinion 2, Twin-spotted Quaker 1 in my garden at N 922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (29/03/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 2 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Very breezy, Sunny, 17C.

Peacock 1 at O 280361, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Brenda Chadwick (29/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O 2306824979, Cabinteely Park, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (30/03/2021)

Comma 1 at 4:15 pm on a privet hedge at O 219286, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (30/03/2021)

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 280361, Howth Cliff Path, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C.

Ethna Diver (30/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C 213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Anthony Mooney (30/03/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 2 at N 9134, Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Sean Geraty (30/03/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3 at O 114356, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 16C maximum.

John Lovatt (30/03/2021)

Green-veined White 1 at O 243521, The Burrow, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O 220500, Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Peter Doyle (30/03/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at T 1977, Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (30/03/2021)

Brimstone 3,  Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at N 68480 25528, Lullybeg reserve, Co. Kildare.

Davy Mcilveen (30/3/2021)

Peacock 2 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Helen Cloney (30/03/2021)

Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Comma 1 at S 9041 near the southern edge of Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Co. Wexford.

Robert Aldwell (31/03/2021)

Holly Blue 1 flying around ivy at O 2128, Fleureville Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C.

Frank Smyth (31/03/2021)

Small White ( male ) 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Red Admiral (worn but laying profusely) 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, calm, 13C.

There is a small influx of Red Admirals but I am surprised that no one else is picking any up. It may be the 5K Covid restriction.

Sean Feehan (31/03/2021)

Peacock 1 basking on the garden wall at 12:30 pm at O 2065536200, Clontarf, Co. Dublin. Sunny and warm.

Myrtle Parker (31/03/2021)

Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 2 at W 74326 56744, Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Jim Fitzharris (31/03/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm, light breeze. This species was seen on a further 9 dates until 23 April.

Myrtle Parker (01/04/2021)

Painted Lady 1 at W 7658, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Con O’Donnell (01/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 8 at 4 pm at C 6540 Ruined Castle, Greencastle, Co Donegal. 11C.

Small Tortoiseshell 3 at 2 pm at C 6441 Balleeghan, Greencastle, Co Donegal. 12 C.

David McIlveen (02/04/2021)

Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4 at C 183286 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (02/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 1 at C6540 Ruined Castle, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms and Akke Simms (02/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 5 feeding on dandelions and basking on nettles at H330983, H 329983, H 326983, and H324982 at Townparks, Lifford Co. Donegal Sunny, 13 C.

Jesmond Harding (02/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 6-10 on a large south-facing nettle bed at N 92044 42644, near Walshe’s Lane, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.14C, light breeze, cool in the shade.

Philip Strickland (02/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 2 in a private garden, O 0335, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Philip Strickland (03/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden at N 92892 36861, Newtown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny.

Maurice Simms (03/04/2021)

Peacock 1 basking on nettles at T 3268974, Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13 C.

Small Tortoiseshell 2 basking on nettle and dandelions at H324982 and H 330983 at Townparks, Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny, 13C.

Joanne Burke (03/04/2021)

Brimstone 1 male in an open wooded area at N 1718, Boora, Co. Offaly. Sunny.

Eamon McGlinchey (03/04/2021)

Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2 at C 187205, Ballyare Wood, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (03/04/2021)

Orange-tip (female) 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 in a sunny garden at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan (03/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at midday at O 19094 33239, Irishtown Nature Reserve, Dublin. Sunny.

Sean Feehan (04/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 nectaring on a dandelion at midday at O 21898 35530 on Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny but with a cold wind.

Robert Aldwell (04/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 in a sheltered area at O 217289, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin. Sunny, cold wind, 11-12 C.

Jesmond Harding (04/04/2021)

Red Admiral 1 at N 91203 41928, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy.

Peacock 2 along a sheltered track at N 91456 42286, Walshe’s Lane, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny.

Peacock 2 in a garden at N 92074 42496, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny.

Brenda Chadwick (04/04/2021)

Peacock 2 at O 22674 20902, Ballycorus Chimney, Mine Hill Lane, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (04/04/2021)

Small White 1 at O 1544 2680, Marlay Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, warm in shade, light breeze.

Maurice Simms (05/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at H 329983, Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Seen during a sunny period between scattered hail and snow showers, 5C.

Lisa Joy (08/04/2021)

Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 3, Peacock 2 plus, Speckled Wood 2 plus at V 895435, Comeen, Glenlough West, West Cork.

Maurice Simms (10/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 feeding on dandelions at H 330983 7, Townparks Lifford, Co. Donegal   Sunny periods.

Con O’Donnell (11/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1 at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal 8-9 C during a prolonged bright period after a very heavy snow shower when the temperature fell to 4 C.

David Mcilveen (13/04/2021)

Orange Tip 1 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (13/04/2021)

Orange Tip 1 at C 186294 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Maurice Simms (13/04/2021)

Peacocks 3 at G 799984 and G 800984, Cleengort, Gweebarra, Co.Donegal. Temp 13C. Sunny.

Holly Blues 3 flying at G 800/01/02 994, Cleengort, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Sunny 13 C.

Stephen Bolger (13/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at S799858, Mahon’s Farm, Skenagun, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at S780861  Mahon’s Farm, Skenagun, Castledermot, Co.Kildare. Sunny, slight breeze, 14 C.

Brimstone male 1 moving away from the main colony at S735967, Ardscull, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 14 C.

Brimstone 5, female 1 and male 4 between S701991 and S700992, Blackwood, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, slight breeze, 13 C.

Peacock 3, Comma 1 at S700993 at Ardmore, Athy, Co.Kildare. Partly cloudy.

Green-veined White 1 at S696991 at Ardmore, Athy, Co. Kildare.

Stephen Bolger (14/04/2021)

Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Speckled Wood 1 River Barrow, between Maganey Bridge at S717847 and S706877 along River Barrow, near Levitstown Mill close to Maganey Bridge, with abundant lady’s smock in the field adjacent to the car park and in a field across from the River Barrow. Sunny, slight southerly breeze, 13 C.

Robert Aldwell (14/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at O219286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny and 12 C

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at O217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Ian McCambridge (14/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at G961842 Ardnamona, near Lough Eske, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (14/004/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 4 at G67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 14-15 C.

Maurice Simms (14/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at H 329983, Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1 at H 326984, Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (14/04/2021)

Comma 1 at O 2991 1185, Greystone South Beach car park, Co. Wicklow. Warm, sunny.

Maurice Simms (15/04/2021)

Holly Blues 4 at Ardnamona Wood Lough Eske Co. Donegal at G962847, G963851, and G965846. Sunny, southeast breeze, 14 C.

Green-veined White 4 at G 690842, Ardnamona Lough Eske Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 14C.

Helen Cloney (15/04/2021)

Green-veined White 4 at S9040 on Cuckoo-flower in the garden at Caim, Co. Wexford.

Grace Meenan (15/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1 at B8546, West Town, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan (15/04/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at O 21898 35530, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Sean Feehan( 16/04/2021)

Orange Tip 7, Peacock 1 at T 27222 96951, Mount Usher Gardens, Co. Wicklow.

Con O’Donnell (16/04/2021)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. The Green-veined was a very heavily marked female. 12 C.

Frank Smyth (16/04/2021)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 10 at O280361, Howth Cliff Path ( Lions Head / Ceannchor Road area ), Howth, Co. Dublin.

Craig Ayers (16/04/2021)

Speckled Wood 1 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (16/04/2021)
Green-veined white 1 at C263 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (17/04/2021)
Holly Blue 1 at C263 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (17/04/2021)

Green-veined White 2 at G849831 Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal. A big difference in size was observed.

Ethna Diver (17/04/2021)

Speckled Wood 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Anthony Mooney (18/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3 at N9134, Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Niamh Lennon (19/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1 at O 2261, in the dunes on Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Overcast, cool and windy.

Frank Smyth (20/04/2021)

Small White 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 7 at O 280361, The Needles, Howth Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, Light breeze, 12C.

Holly Blue 1 at O 266326, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Ethna Diver (21/04/2021)

Orange Tip 3, Peacock I, at C188128, Kilroy, Letterkenny.

Green-veined White 3, Speckled Wood 1, at C355228, Inch, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (22/04/2021)

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

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, at C236047, Mongorry, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (22/04/2021)

Orange-tip 5, Peacock 1 at N 97089 12730, Burgage, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 14C.

Large White 1 at O 05075 25988, The Embankment, Saggart, Co. Dublin.

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1, all males, at N 91472 41983, Walshe’s Lane, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 14C.

Frank Smyth (22/04/2021)

Orange Tip 4 ( 1 female ), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13.

Small White 1, Orange Tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, strong South East wind 11C.

Con O’Donnell (22/04/2021)

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

Maurice Simms (22/04/2021)

Peacocks 4, Green-veined White 2 at B 889068, B885069, 892066 at Adderwal Glen near Doohary Co. Donegal. Sunny and warm, approx 19C.

Holly Blues 3, at B 892066, Upper Glen, Adderwal near Doohary Co. Donegal. Sunny and warm approx. 19C.( I also heard my first Cuckoo calling).

Speckled Wood 1 at H 330984 at Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Ian Whitehouse (22/04/2021)

Brimstone 3 (1 male), Green-veined White 1, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 2 at N 694260, Lullymore/Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Hazy sunshine, 12C.

Maurice Simms (23/04/2021)

Speckled Wood 4 at H330984 and H 324982 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Hazy sunshine, 15C. (Went round by Cleengort Lane Gweebarra after Adderwal and was surprised to see that the hedges and bushes on both sides of the road had been cut recently since I was there last on the 13th April last and not a butterfly to be seen! BCI NOTE: Hedges should not be cut between March 1 and August 31)

Sean Feehan (23/04/2021)

Small White 3, Speckled Wood 2 between O26839 16091 and O27010 16316, Kilruddery Gardens, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

David Kennedy (23/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at C2013 Cornagill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon, Bob Aldwell, Frank Smyth (24/04/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 7, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 4 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13.

Small White 3, Orange Tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 8, Speckled Wood 2. Sunny, 14C.

Jamie Bliss (23/04/2021)

Large White 1 at C263 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (24/04/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at C150 076, Rahn Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2 along a mostly forest road at C123 024, west of Drumkeen, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal.

Holly Blue 4 in a warm sunny hollow with plenty of holly bushes at C185 093,  Cullion Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (24/04/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 4 at O 046353, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Sunny throughout.

Con O’Donnell (24/04/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 4 at C6540 at the ruined castle Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2 at C4840 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (24/04/2021)

Green-veined White 11, Orange Tip 2, Peacock 10 at C236047, Mongorry, Co. Donegal.

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

Ian Whitehouse (24/04/2021)

Orange-tip 1 male, Peacock 2, Comma 1 at O215181, Knocksink Wood, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, 11C.

Maurice Simms (24/04/ 2021)

Large White 1,  Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1,  Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 7 at H 330983/4, H 324982/3, Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C.

Helen Cloney (24/04/2021)

Orange-tip 4, Holly Blue 6, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 6, abundant whites in a nearby field of Oilseed Rape, including several Green-veined Whites at S9041, the southern edge of Killoughrum Forest, Caim, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (25/04/2021)

Large White 1 at N 92041 42725, Walshe’s Lane, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 2,  Speckled Wood 1 at N 91475 41929, Ballymagillin, Co. Meath.

Orange-tip 1 (female laying eggs in the open field) at N 91211 41905, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c.17 C.

Small White 1, Peacock 1 at N 91458 41885, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c.17C.

Sean Feehan ( 25/04/2021)

Large White 1 at O 20660 36227, back garden, Clontarf, Dublin 3.

Con O’Donnell (25/04/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 20 plus, Orange-tip 15 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 7 at C6341, Ballymacarthur, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Anthony Mooney (25/04/2021)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 4, Holly Blue 2 (on willow, feeding), Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co Kildare.  This is the first time for Comma to be recorded at this site.

David Mcilveen (25/4/2021)

Green-veined White 7, Orange Tip 2, Green Hairstreak 18, Holly Blue 8, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3 at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (25/04/2021)

Large White 1 at T 07875 07490, Tacumshane Village, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm.

Robert Aldwell (26/04/2021)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 3 at O217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 15 C

Sean Feehan (26/04/2021)

Cinnabar 1 at O 23749 37402, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (26/04/2021)

Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 4, Wall Brown 8 at O 294365, Cliff Walk between Lions Head / Baily Lighthouse, Howth, Co. Dublin. Calm, 16C.

Niamh Lennon (27/04/2021)

Orange-tip 1 male resting on Garlic Mustard at O 1910, near Irishtown Nature Reserve, Sandmount, Co. Dublin. Cool, 10C.

David Mcilveen (27/04/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 4, Orange-tip eggs 4, Drinker Larva 3 at C188128 Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (29/04/2021)

Speckled Wood at O2626 Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Sunny but polar air 5-7 C.

Maurice Simms (29/04/2021)

Small White 2, Large White 1, Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 1, Speckled Wood 5 at H 330984, H 325983, and H 32798 at Combermore and adjoining lands at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Bright periods, northeast wind.

Maurice Simms (01/05/2021)

Peacock 1 at C 039231 on the sandy shore of Lough Veagh, Glenveigh National Park, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Jesmond Harding (01/05/2021)

Small Purple-bar 1 at N 69252 26108, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Intermittent sun, c.15C.

Sean Feehan (02/05/2021)

Garden Tiger larvae 10 at O25163 38352, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Peggy O’Donnell (02/05/2021)

Green-veined White 10+. Holly Blue 1 at B 8919 Glentornan, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (02/05/2021)

Speckled Wood 2 at C 6540 near the ruined castle, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (02/05/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Orange Tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 6 at H 330984, H 324983, Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny periods, cool. The Orange Tip seen basking in sun on the windowsill of the house.

Sandy Alcorn (02/05/2021)

Orange-tip 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at B 910310, Killult,
Falcarragh, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (03/05/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 220286 Blackrock, Co. Dublin. 11 C but very windy – it is unusual to see Holly Blue flying in such conditions.

Con O’Donnell (06/05/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Peacock 1 at C648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Sunny but 8C.

Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 5 at C6341, Drumaweer, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (06/05/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Orange Tip 11 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13.

Frank Smyth (07/05/2021)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1 at O266326, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton Dublin 13

Jesmond Harding (07/05/2021)

Small Copper 1, Speckled Wood 1 on track at N 69511 26029, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare. Intermittent sunshine, c.14C.

Mother Shipton 1 at N 69261 25998, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Dingy Skipper 3, Brimstone 2, Marsh Fritillary sixth instar larva 3 at N 68509 25635 on Lullybeg reserve, Co. Kildare.

Grace Meenan (07/05/2021)

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

Robert Aldwell (07/05/2021)

Holly Blue 4, Speckled Wood 1 at O217289, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co.
Dublin 11-12 C

Maurice Simms (07/05/2021)

Green-veined White 5 at B 884069,& B 893068 at Adderwal Glen near Doohary Co. Donegal. 8-11 C. Mostly cloudy with the occasional sunny period.

Green-veined White 6, Holly Blue 5, Speckled Wood 6 at G 802995, G 800/1 994/5 & G 797/8/9/ 994 at Cleengort lane Gweebarra Co. Donegal. Sunny spells, 13 C.

Green-veined White 2 at G 787988 at Mulinamin, Gweebarra Co. Donegal. 13 C.

Stephen Franck (07/05/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Lat; 52.692720 Long; -6..6450334, Clonegal, Co. Carlow.

Frank and Joan Smyth (08/05/2021)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton 13.  Sunny, breezy, 16 C.

Note: This is an early Small Heath. It usually appears towards the end of May.

Con O’Donnell (08/05/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 1 at C 6440, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. About 12 C.

Davy Mcilveen (08/05/2021)

Orange Tip 1, Green Hairstreak 7, Holly Blue 3, Micropterix calthella 11, Magpie Moth larva 1, Male Emperor Moth 3 at C183286 Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Stephen Mangan (08/05/2021)

Cinnabar 1 at M 28673 25737, Shantalla Community Centre, Ashe Road, Galway.

Noreen and James O’Donnell (08/05/2021)

Emperor Moth (female) at B 6815 Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (08/05/2021)

Green-veined White 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at H 330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells.

Maurice Simms (09/05/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at C 033220 on way to Castle in Glenveigh National Park, Co. Donegal. Sunny period, breezy.

Con O’Donnell (09/05/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Green Hairstreak 2 at C 6442, Balleeghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. 15-16 C between the showers.

Niamh Lennon, Bob Aldwell, Frank Smyth (11/05/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1 at O 260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton Dublin 13.

Green-veined White 1, Wall Brown 3 at O 292368, near Thormanby Road, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 14C, and very breezy.

David Mcilveen (11/05/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 4, M.calthella 11, Clouded Border 1, Large Red Damsel 4 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co.Donegal.

Ethna Diver (11/05/2021)

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

Green-veined White 13, Orange-tip female 3, Speckled Wood 1 at C238047, Mongorry, Co. Donegal.

Niamh Lennon (11/05/2021)

Orange-tip 1 male, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at 5 pm at 0 19085, Sandymount, Co. Dublin.

Eleanor Hort (11/05/2021)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G 67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Michael Derwin (12/05/2021)

Wall Brown 1 at O 24902 52561, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (13/05/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Orange Tip 1, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Heath 2, and Cinnabar 1 at O 242377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, light breeze, 14 C.

Robert Aldwell (14/05/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell about 100 larvae (in two groups, appeared to be early second instar) at O217219, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Eamonn Mc Glinchey (14/05/2021)

Small Copper 4 in and near the dunes at C 000 373, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal. Overcast, 12C.

Eleanor Hort (15/05/2021)

Orange-tip 1 at G 67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (15/05/2021)

Small Copper 3, Common Blue 1 between S 9473 0531 and S 9381 0617, Ballyteigue Burrow NNR, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm, breezy, 14C.

Frank Smyth (16/05/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 8, Small White 1, Orange Tip 9, Speckled Wood 4 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. 13 C sunny.

Anthony Mooney (16/05/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell about 100 larvae at N9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare on the east side of a large clump of nettles in the middle of a field.

Con O’Donnell (16/05/2021)

Green-veined White 12, Orange-tip 8, Green Hairstreak 4 at C 6341, Ballymacarthur, Greencastle, Co Donegal, About 14 C but the cold wind chill was felt.

Small White 1, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 2, Small
Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1, at C 6140 Carnegarve, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 3, Speckled Wood 1 at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

John Lovatt (16/05/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 3 at N5090 one km square at Derrylea, Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan.

Jim Fitzharris (16/05/2021)

Common Blue 2 at S 8017 0920 at Saltmills, Co. Wexford. Sunny, warm, 16C.

Common Blue 1 at T 2119 4440, Ballinoulart, Co. Wexford. Dull, mild, breezy, 13C.

Eamonn Mc Glinchey (16/05/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at C 203 130, Barnhill, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan (17/05/2021)

Small White 1 Green-veined White 4, Speckled Wood 3 between X 21504 97104 and X 22677 96875, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Orange Tip 1, Green-veined White 8 including a mating pair, Orange-tip 1, Green Hairstreak 2, Marsh Fritillary 2; Odonata: Four-spotted Chaser 7 at X 21726 84209, Monaneea Lake, Co. Waterford.

Davy Mcilveen (18/05/2021)

Green-Veined White 7, Orange Tip 6, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C240188 Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (18/05/2021)

Green Hairstreak 2 at C184204 Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co.Donegal.

Eamonn Mc Glinchey (18/05/2021)

Peacock 3 at C 246 066, Lisclamerty, Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal.

Moyra Hamilton (19/05/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at C 21967 22574, on a house at Clooney, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (19/05/2021)

Orange Tip 2, Small Blue 1, Common Blue 4 at O 260397, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 15C.

Niamh Lennon (19/05/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell larva c.30 at O 11417, Longmeadows Park, Inchicore, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (19/05/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 5, Small Blue 1, Dingy skipper 2 at G 690/1 959/60 at and near the Mass House, Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.
Sunny spells 15C.

Jim Fitzharris (19/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 2, Wood White 6, Orange-tip 1 male (2 other distant white were probably females), Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Peacock 2, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 8, Speckled Wood 2 at R 2724 9546 to R 2939 9465, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. Starting cool with intermittent sunshine, later warm and sunny; a light breeze; 12° – 16°C.

Dingy Skipper 8, Wood White 10, Brimstone 2, Common Blue 1, Peacock 1, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 2, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 3 from R 3034 9436 to R 3085 9505, Burren National Park, Co. Clare. Warm and sunny; a light breeze; 15° – 17°C.

Jim Fitzharris (20/05/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 144 274, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Brief sunshine; warm; a light breeze; 14°C.

Eleanor Hort (21/05/20210)

Red Admiral 1 at G 67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (22/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 2, Green Hairstreak 4 at G702/3 989
near Still Lough, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co.Donegal.
Sunny spells, 12C; cold North wind.

Dingy Skipper 3, Green-veined White 1 at G687987 the Quarry, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 12C.

Small Copper 1 at G676981 at Ballyhilliagh, Rosbeg,
Co.Donegal. Sunny, 11C.

Kate Lavender (22/05/2021)

Wood White and Pearl Bordered Fritillary 2 minimum along the white nature trail,  R 30610 94708, Mullaghmore, Burren National Park, Co. Clare. Sunny, cool, 14C.

Eamonn Mc Glinchey (23/05/2021)

Small Copper 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Blue 3 at B 737 186, Cruit Island, Kincasslagh, Co. Donegal.

Marsh Fritillary 1, Wall Brown 2 at B739 198, St. Brigid’s graveyard near the shore at Cruit Lower, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (24/05/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 219286, at Blackrock, Co. Dublin. I saw a female Holly Blue several times appear to lay on the buds of a Cotoneaster in my garden.

Maurice Simms (24/05/2021)

Orange Tip 1, G697992 at Lackagh, Portnoo, Co.Donegal.Sunny 11C.

Peacock 1 at G 696986, Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Co.
Donegal. Sunny, 11C.

Green-veined White 9, Orange Tip 2 from G715972 to
G711969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co.Donegal. Sunny, 12C.

Dingy Skipper 4, Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 4, Small Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at G 690/1/960/59, G689959, at and near the Mass House, Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny 15C, and sheltered from cold N.W. wind.

Davy Mcilveen (25/05/2021)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 13, Orange Tip 4, Orange Tip egg on Garlic Mustard 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Sean Feehan/ Mary Jennings (26/05/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 29, Small Heath 12, Green-veined White 10, Common Blue 7 between O 24135 37742 and O 24566 37964, at the Bull Island, Co Dublin. A little windy but quite warm.

Davy Mcilveen (26/05/2021)

Green-veined White 7, Orange Tip 3, Holly Blue 1 at C061172, Glebe Gallery, Gartan, Co.Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (26/05/2021).

Holly Blue 4 at C183286 at Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (26/05/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper male 2, Small Tortoiseshell larval nest 1, Common Carpet 1 at N 91365 41860, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, warm.

Jim Fitzharris (26/05/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Blue 2, Common Blue 15, Red Admiral 1, Small Heath 3 from O 2508 5217 to O 2463 5239, Portrane, Co. Dublin. Warm and sunny; a light breeze; 16°C but appreciably hotter (20°C+ )in sheltered areas and close to the ground.

Ethna Diver (26/05/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange Tip 1 at G894719, Murvagh, Co.Donegal.

Pat Bell (26/05/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 2 at N71162452, Lullymore, Co. Kildare (new site for Marsh Fritillary).

Grace Meenan 26/05/2021

Green-veined White 3 at B8546 West Town, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (27/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 2, Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1, Wall Brown 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 2 between N69491-25959 to N69414-25865,  Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Jim Fitzharris (27/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 2, Brimstone 4, Marsh Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 1 at N 693 261, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.  Warm and sunny; stiff breeze; 14°C but warmer (16°C+ ) in sheltered areas.

Green-veined White 3 at N 750 330, Drehid Bog, Co. Kildare. Dull, mild, 14C.

Niamh Lennon (27/05/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, (in good condition) Small Tortoiseshell larval nest 2 at 2 pm at O1692 on nettles growing close to River Slang, between Dundrum Bypass and Sweetmount Avenue, Co. Dublin.

Helen McHenry (27/05/2021, 8/06/2021 and other sightings, two seen together one day)

Cinnabar moth first seen on outbuilding wall at 10.30 wings folded, (also seen on other occasions around the house (and inside window) at G 83531 08152 , Aghnasurn, Kilbryan ED, Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Brian Carruthers, Rachel Hynes & Tom Kavanagh (28/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 9, Wood White 14, Large White 3, Small White 2, Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 8, Common Blue 2, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 7, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 10, Small Heath 5, Cinnabar 3 at  R 28 5, Clooncoose, Co. Clare. A warm overcast 15C to 18C with little or no breeze with only patches of sunshine throughout the day, 10 am to 5 pm.

John Lovatt (29/05/2021)

Wood White 1, Small White 1,  Small Blue 41, Common Blue 46, Small Heath 2,  Cinnabar 2 at O 24848 52564, Portrane, Co. Dublin.

BCI Outing (29/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 20, Cryptic Wood 5, Brimstone 2, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 3, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 70, Small Heath 1, Burnet Companion 6, Mother Shipton 4, Nut-tree Tussock 1, Treble-bar 1, Small Purple-bar 2 at N 68419 25687, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, c.17C.

Brimstone 1, Green Hairstreak 1, Marsh Fritillary 1 at N 69275 25836, Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Overcast, c.14C.

Joan and Frank Smyth (29/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 13, Cryptic Wood White 4, Large White 1, Green-veined White 3, Small Blue 2, Small Heath 6 at G 897732, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Sunny, calm, 17C.

Cryptic Wood White 7, Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at G 872700, Durnesh, Co. Donegal.

Michael Slevin (29/05/2021)

Cinnabar Moth 1 at N 09079 96791, domestic garden, Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

Jim Fitzharris (29/05/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small White 1, Small Blue 4, Common Blue 10, Small Heath 4 at T 113 266, Culleton’s Gap (Raven Wood), Co. Wexford. Warm and sunny; a light breeze; 16°C but warmer (20°C+ ) in sheltered areas.

Cryptic Wood White 3, Green-veined White, Orange-tip 2 (pair),  Common Blue 1 at S 831 440, Springmount, Blackstairs Mountains Co. Wexford.

Ger Barry (30/05/2021)

Cinnabar 2 at W 51298 98619, Ballyclogh, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (30/05/2021)

Orange-tip 1, Marsh Fritillary 5, Small Heath 19 at C 12423779,
Causeway, Carrigart, Co Donegal 21C and sunny but very strong southerly wind which made recording difficult.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (31/05/2021)

Dingy Skipper 5, Brimstone 3, Small Copper 3, Marsh Fritillary 85, Small Heath 4 at N 686 256, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, 16-19C.

Davy Mcilveen (31/05/2021)

Green-veined White 6, Green Hairstreak 2, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 5, at C166266 Cloughglass, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (31/05/2021)

Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 3 at G 67288925 Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (01/06/2021)

Dingy Skipper 12, Cryptic Wood White 17, Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 172,  Wall Brown 2, Small Heath 1, Cinnabar 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Burnet Companion 2 at and around N 65991 29263, the western section of the Long Derries, Co. Offaly.

Dingy Skipper 7, Cryptic Wood White 7, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 6, Common Blue 10, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 4, Wall Brown 1, Small Heath 1, Common Heath c.10 between N 66340 29365 and N 67377 29550, the eastern section of the Long Derries, Co. Offaly. Mainly overcast but warm, c.19C.

Niamh Lennon (01/06/2021)

Small Blue 9 at O 260 398, Burrow Beach, Sutton, Co. Dublin. 17C.

Stephen Bolger (01/06/2021)

Small White 5, Green Veined White 15, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 14, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 17 (looks like a potential site for Dingy Skipper, area of mature mixed deciduous woodland, gorse scrub, coniferous and oak plantation, grassland, and clear-fell) from S828870 to S820870, Glowens, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 22C, Calm, 70% Sunshine, warm.

Davy Mcilveen (02/06/2021)

Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 3 at C240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co.Donegal.

Green-veined White 9, Orange-tip 7, Peacock 1, Small Heath 2 at C188128 Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co.Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (02/06/2021)

Wall Brown 2, Small Heath 7 at C 205453 Magheradrumman, Fanad, Co. Donegal. Light cloud, 16C.

Sean Feehan ( 02/06/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 12, Small Heath 11 between O 215 357 and O 230 370, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Maribel Siewierska (04/09/2021)

Cinnabar 1 at O 0642, Powerstown Educate Together N.S. Tyrrelstown, Powerstown Road, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15, Co. Dublin.

Sean Feehan (04/06/2021)

Green-veined White 12, Speckled Wood 12 between X214973 and X217967 at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Warm when the sun is shining.

John-Luke Coghlan (04/06/2021)

Cinnabar Moth 1 at G 84185 07066, Lough Key, Co. Roscommon.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (04/06/2021)

Dingy Skipper 11,  Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 3, Marsh Fritillary 82, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 3 at N 686 256, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, moderate southerly breeze, 17C.

Con O’Donnell (04/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 8, Green-veined White 20+, Orange-tip 15+, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at C 6345. Glenagivney, Kinnegoe Bay, Co. Donegal. Only confirmed site for Cryptic Wood White in Inishowen.

Jim Fitzharris (04/06/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 142 295, Bushy Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Jim Fitzharris (05/06/2021)

Green-veined White 15, Red Admiral 2 at X 949 969, Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford. Warm and sunny, light breeze; 16°C.

Common Blue 10, Small Heath 20 at S 954 049, Ballyteigue Burrow, Co. Wexford. Warm and sunny, cool breeze; 16°C in the shelter.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1 (my first in 2021; a definite arrival over the last few days: seen in NI and Wexford, Wicklow, etc) at S 959 051, Killag, Co. Wexford. Warm and sunny, cool breeze; 17°C in the shelter.

Large White 1 going to roost in the grass at 5:30 pm at T 027 067, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. Mild and sunny; 15°C.

Orange-tip 1 male, Green Hairstreak 16, Common Blue 6, Speckled Wood 2, Common Heath moth 2; Odonata: Large Red Damselfly 4, Four-spot Chaser 6, Hairy Hawker 2 at N 510 269, Mount Lucas, Co. Offaly. Mild and sunny; 18°C

Darragh Ó Caoimh (05/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth (1) at W 32316 34559 at Castlefreke sand dunes, Rathbarry, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Anthony Mooney (05/06/2021)

Large White 5, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Red Admiral 1 (very worn) at N 9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Cold east wind.

Jonathan Shackleton (05/06/2021)

Dingy Skipper 1 at R3203 on the road east of Eagle’s Road, Co. Clare.

Wall Brown 2 beside the road east of Mullaghmore at  R 3495, Mullaghmore, Co. Clare.

Con O’Donnell (06/06/2021)

Green-veined White 30+, Orange-tip 12+, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 1 at C 5548, Redford Glebe, Culdaff, Co. Donegal.

Painted Lady 1, Silver Y 2 at C 6140 Ballynally, Moville, Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (06/06/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 1, Marsh
Fritillary 1 at C183286 Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (06/06/2021)

Common Blue 42, Marsh Fritillary 20, Small Heath 64 between 8 am and 10 am at O238372, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Eamonn McGlinchey (06/06/2021)

Small Blue 8, Wall Brown 2, Small Heath 25 at  C 154 433, Gortnatra North, Fanad Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 6, Small Heath 10 at C 150 424, Doaghmore, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

George McDermott and Dermot McLaughlin (06/06/2021)

Green-veined White 12, Orange Tip 7, Small Copper 1, Small Heath 7, Mother Shipton moth 1, Brown Silver-line moth 3 at C4472 2737 Ishkeen, Muff, Co. Donegal.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (06/06/2021)

Small Heath about 20 at G 622 745 Muckros, Kilcar, Co Donegal.

Frank Smyth (06/06/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Blue 1, Painted Lady 1, Marsh Fritillary 18, Small Heath 27, Cinnebar 2, Mother Shipton 2 at G 828640, Kildoney, Co. Donegal. Sunny 18C.

Mrs Smith (07/06/2021)

Garden Carpet 1 in a townland/housing area with gardens and trees at J4874, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland.

Very Sunny evening 7pm no wind

Jesmond Harding (08/06/2021)

Green Hairstreak 1 female, Large Heath 5 males, Common Heath 18+ at N 75086 33280, Drehid North, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunless, breezy, mild, c.15C.

Davy Mcilveen (08/06/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Green Hairstreak 1, Small Heath 1, Mother Shipton 1, Micropterix aureatella 7, Red-necked Footman 1, at C046179, Lacknacoo, Gartan, Co.Donegal.

George Mc Dermott (08/06/2021)

Painted Lady 3 at C347309 Ballymcarry lower, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (08/06/2021)

Small Blue 11 at B734 203, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (09/06/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 18, Small Tortoiseshell 1 and 2 larval nests, Peacock 2, Small Heath 2 at O 268312, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 19C.

Carmen Salgado  (09/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at J19265 08105, Grange, near Carlingford, Co.Louth.

Tom Byrne (09/06/20212)

Cinnabar Moth 2 at 19:41 at S 6918 6545, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (09/06/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1 at C 062175, Glebe Gallery, Gartan, Co. Donegal. 20C with broken cloud.

Juliet Brodie (09/06/2021)

Transparent Burnet 2 at M3010, Abbey Hill, Co. Clare.

Eamonn Mc Glinchey (10/06/2021)

Large Heath 3 at B936 185, Poisoned Glen Dunlewey Co. Donegal.

Tom Morrow (10/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 in a clover patch in a field at 3807158003,  near Saintfield, Co. Down.

Maurice Simms and Akke Simms (10/06/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 7 at H 330984 at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny spells,

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1 ( rather faded) Speckled Wood 4, at H 330984 at Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny 20 C.

Paddy Delaney (11/06/2021)

Transparent Burnet 1 at R 38268 97130, Lough Bunny, Co. Clare.

Sean Feehan ( 11/06/2021)

Green-veined White 9, Speckled Wood 11,  Beautiful Demoiselle 3 at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co Waterford between X214973 and X217967. Warm sunshine mostly, midday.

Andrew Malcolm/Sean Feehan (11/06/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Green Hairstreak 1, Painted Lady 2, Marsh Fritillary 12, Small Heath 14,   near Lismore, Co Waterford at S 05382 05353, warm sunshine. This is heath/bogland terrain and it’s wonderful to find the Marsh Fritillaries here. It is a pretty isolated wild area at the foot of Knockmealdown mountains. The new plantation may threaten the Marsh Fritillary.

Olive Kelly (12/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at 11:30 am at O 15004 37114,  Glasnevin Woods (housing estate), Dublin 11.

Enda and Ciarán Flynn (12/06/2021)

Small Blue 7 at O 154 770, near Little Tern enclosure, Baltray, Co. Louth.

Jim Fitzharris (12/06/2021)

Large White 3, Small White 3, Green Hairstreak 3, Large Heath 15+ between N 7498 3308 and N 7539 3350 at Drehid North, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Warm, mainly overcast, calm, 16-17C.

Loena Dixon (12/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 in our paddock at N 725 584, Kildalkey, Co. Meath.

Emily Hodgins (12/06/2021)

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet  1 at O 1081373939 – on my car in a residential area in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Jesmond Harding (13/06/2021)

Meadow Brown 1 male in my garden-my first of the year at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.23C.

John Lovatt (13/06/2021)

Meadow Brown 1 at O 22331 49730  in Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (13/06/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 2 at C 21390843 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Painted Ladies feeding on B.Globosa in sunshine and 20C.

Loena Dixon (13/06/2021)

Brimstone moth 1 in our house at N 72 58, Kildalkey, Co. Meath.

Thomas & Krena Witter (13/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at O 23177 38555, Kilbarrack, near Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Con O’Donnell (13/06/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Painted Lady 2 at C 6744 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (14/06/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 10, Small Heath 13 at and near N 68562 25547 on Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare, Mild, overcast, 15C.

Stephen Bolger (14/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 9, Large White 1, Small White 5, Green-veined White 15, Common Blue 14, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Speckled Wood 15, Small Heath 22 from S768885 to S766880 and from S766880 to S767878, Ballyvass, Castledermot, Co.Kildare. A quarry site with a nice mix of long grassland and native hedgerows/scrub. 80% Sunshine, warm, strong south-easterly breeze, 23C.

Anne Cowley and Jesmond Harding (15/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Large White 2, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip larva 1, Small Tortoiseshell larval nest 2, Peacock 1, Small Heath c.12, Cinnabar 1, Silver Hook 1 at and around N 87971 12738, Harristown Common, Co. Kildare.

Jim Fitzharris (15/06/2021)

Wood White 2, Small Heath 1 at R 288 992, Carran Loop, Co. Clare. Mild, breezy; mostly overcast, some sunny spells; 16°C.

Speckled Wood 6, Cinnabar 1, Chimney Sweeper 1 at  R 304 944, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Mild; overcast; 16°C.

Jim Fitzharris (16/06/2021)

Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 (very worn), Speckled Wood 6, Small Heath 3; Odonata:- Black-tailed Skimmer 1 male, Four-spot Chaser 1 at R 318 946, Lough Gaelan, Co. Clare. Warm, windy; sunny; 18°C (sheltered areas).

Common Blue 1. Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 4, Cinnabar 4 at R 304 944, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Warm, breezy; sunny; 19°C (sheltered areas).

Con O’Donnell (16/06/2021)

Green-veined White 20+, Orange-tip 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 8, Small Heath 3 at C 6744 Portkill and Shroove Head, NE Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (16/06/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Marsh Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 9 at C166266
Cloughglass, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Frank Smyth (16/06/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5 ( newly emerged ), Speckled Wood 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Breezy, mainly dull, 15C.

Jamie Bliss (16/06/2021)

Wall Brown 2 at B734 203, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

Large Heath 15 at C041 228, Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (17/06/2021)

Meadow Brown 1 at C263 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co.Donegal

Jesmond Harding (17/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Marsh Fritillary 6, Meadow Brown 1, Burnet Companion several,  Grass Wave 1, Snout 1, Small Purple-barred 1 at N 68731 26344, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Dingy Skipper 1 at N 68745 26131, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Small Heath 2 and Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at N 68777 25708, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Marsh Fritillary 22, Small Heath 13 at and around N 68428 25686, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Intermittent sun, c.16C.

Brimstone larva 6 on Alder Buckthorn at N 68907 25633, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Frank Smyth (17/06/2021

Small White 3, Common Blue 11, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 8, Small Heath 8 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 16 C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (17/06/2021)

Small Blue 2, Common Blue 12, Peacock 1, Small Heath 7, Speckled Wood 4, Six-spot Burnet moth 1 at C 008-090375 Tramore, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal. 15 C Broken cloud dune habitat adjoining pine wood where Speckled Woods were seen.

Jesmond Harding (18/06/2021)

Ringlet 1 at O 00345 41895, Dunboyne By-pass, Co. Meath. Sunny, 14C.

Niamh Lennon (18/06/2021)

Red Admiral larva 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6 seen at 3:30 pm at O 172 289, at the wall of the Central Mental Hospital (in Dundrum) in the football field in Rosemount Estate in Dundrum, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (18/06/2021)

Large White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 (very fresh), Speckled Wood 2; Odonata:- Banded Demoiselle 4 males & 2 females, Hairy Hawker 1 at M 437 054, Coole Park, Co. Galway. Warm, sunny; 17°C.

Maurice Simms (18/06/2021)

Red Admiral 1 on Valerian at 9.15 am Speckled Wood 1 at H 330984, Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal. Sunny.

BCI Outing (19/06/2021)

Small Blue 80+, Common Blue c.15, Meadow Brown c.8, Small Heath c.30, Cinnabar 3, Six-spot Burnet c.6, Shaded Broad-bar 1 at and around O 15572 76074, Mornington, Co. Meath. Mainly sunny, 15-19C.

Frank Smyth (19/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 11, Small White 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 5, 5-spot Burnet moth 2 at O 237411, Baldoyle Race Park, Dublin 13. Sunny, 16C.

Caitriona McGrath (19/06/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at S 68589 65426, the graveyard at Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (19/06/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 4 at C21390843 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jamie Bliss (19/06/2021)

Large Heath 3 at B912 095, Lough Barra, Co. Donegal.

Martin Coleman (20/06/2021)

Cinnabar 1 at R7751, Cappamore, Co. Limerick.

Jim Fitzharris (20/06/2021)

Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 2 at O 111 280, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Fitzgibbon (20/06/2021)

Common Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Marsh Fritillary 8, Meadow Brown 4, Small Heath 5, burnet moth and Burnet Companion at N 68720 25652, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Katie Goodwin (20/06/2021)

Cinnabar Moth 1 at X ITM 705037 Y ITM 730354, GAA pitches, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (21/06/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 20+ at C 249264 at the edge of Ray Wood with local sheltered spots, Ray, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. 14 C with a very cold northerly wind.

Sean Feehan (21/06/2021)

Common Blue 8,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Marsh Fritillary 4,  Meadow Brown 4, Small Heath 12 between O 23971 37549 and O 24774 38109 on Bull Island, Co. Dublin.  Warm sunshine but very blustery cool wind blowing.

Sean Geraty (21/06/2021)

Common Blue 7, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Small Heath 7 at S95455 04617, Ballyteigue dunes, Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford.

Jim Fitzharris (21/06/2021)

Meadow Brown 1, Cinnabar 2 atO 111 280, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Warm, sunny; 16°C.

Helen Cloney (21/06/2021)

Painted Lady 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at S 899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Jamie Bliss (21/06/2021)

Large Heath 12 at B824 065, Dungloe, Co. Donegal.

Helen Cloney (22/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 4 at S 899409 Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Tara Smith (22/06/2021)

Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Six-spot Burnet moth at J 50097 75086, Newtownards, Co. Down.

Frank Smyth (22/06/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Marsh Fritillary 8, Meadow Brown 9, Small Heath 12 at O 292377, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 17C.

Jim Fitzharris (22/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Ringlet 2 at O 154 260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Mild, overcast but bright; 15°C.

Maurice Simms and Alison Mc Allister (22/06/2021)

Speckled Wood 4 at H330984Combermore, Lifford Co. Donegal. Bright periods.

Jamie Bliss (23/06/2021)

Ringlet 2 at C263 195, Shellfield, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Pat Wyse (24/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Marsh Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 12 at N76231 35691, Mulgeeth, Drehid, Co. Kildare. Partly cloudy, c.17C.

Green Hairstreak 1, Small tortoiseshell 4, Small Heath 1 at N74923 32923, Timahoe, Drehid, Co. Kildare.

Green Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Marsh Fritillary 2 at N76035 34201, Timahoe East, Drehid, Co. Kildare.

Sean. Luke and Rebecca Geraty (24/06/2021)

Large White 4, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 15 at T 11111 25859,  Ravenwood, Co. Wexford.

Small Heath 26 at T 11464 22646, Raven point, Co. Wexford.

Small Blue 2, Common Blue 2, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 8 from a small section of the dunes at T 11401 26381, The Raven, Co, Wexford. Bright and sunny, visit from 12:10 pm to 4:20 pm.

Jim Fitzharris (24/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 6. Green-veined White 1. Small Tortoiseshell 2,  Meadow Brown 4, Speckled Wood 8;  Odonata:-Variable Damselfly 2 (pair), Large Red Damselfly 1, Hairy Hawker 1 female, Black-tailed Skimmer 1 female, Four-spotted Chaser 2 at between O 312 026 and O 308 034, East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow. Warm to hot, calm; mostly sunny; 18-24°C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 2, Cinnabar 1 O 315 032 and O 314 039, East Coast Nature Reserve, Co. Wicklow.

Ethna Diver (26/06/2021)

Common Blue 21, Small Heath 12, at G895732, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Davy Mcilveen (26/6/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled
Wood 1, Ringlet 1, Emperor larvae 37, Bright-line Brown-eye larva 1,
at C183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co.Donegal.

Ethna Diver (27/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, at G803583, Maghercar, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (27/06/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Painted Lady 3 (very worn) at C 6744 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co Donegal cold north wind

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 3 at C648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Anthony Mooney (27/06/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 6, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 4 at N 9134 Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Eamonn McGlinchey (26/06/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 3, Small Heath 6 at C136 132, Kirkstown, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (27/06/2021)

Small Heath 2 at B 953168, the Poisoned Glen Dunlewy Co. Donegal. Cloudy, bright.

Pat Wyse (28/06/2021)

Small Skipper 2, Small tortoiseshell 15, Ringlet 30 plus, Meadow Brown 8, Speckled Wood 2 at N75633 33705, Derhid North, Co. Kildare. Partly cloudy, c.18C.

Jesmond Harding (29/06/2021)

Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 3 (2 males, 1 female), Marsh Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 34, Ringlet 85, Small Heath 15; Odonata: Beautiful Demoiselle 2 at and near N 68661 25648, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19-21C.

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Heath 4 at N 68814 25641, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary 1 at N 69269 26065  on IPCC reserve, Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Sean Geraty (30/06/2021)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 4 at O 09829 35374, Furry Glen, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Comma 1 pristine, briefly in my garden at O 04638 35294, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Beautiful sunshine.

Jesmond Harding and Val Swan (30/06/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortortoiseshell c.6, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 6, Small Heath 80 at and around N 76323 12611, off the R445, near the Curragh Race Course, near Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Warm, sunny, light breeze, 22C.

Jim Fitzharris (30/06/2021)

Common Blue 6, Painted Lady 1, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 8, Small Heath 5 at S 950 050, Ballyteigue Burrow, Co. Wexford. Warm to hot, calm; mostly sunny; 22°C.

Jesmond Harding (01/07/2021)

Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Marsh Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 41, Ringlet 127, Small Heath 15 at and near N 68661 25648, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Marsh Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown c.20, Ringlet c.10, Small Heath c.10, Cinnabar 2, Burnet Companion 4 plus between N 68770 25753, Lullybeg and N 68742 26357, Lullymore West, Co. Kildare.

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 12, Meadow Brown 26, Ringlet 1 along road and track between N 92020 42716 and N 91479 41823, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 22C.

Con O’Donnell (01/07/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Common Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 13, Ringlet 9, Small Heath 3 at C 628460 Kinnegoe Bay, Northeast Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Short sunny period generally mild and misty and c.14 -16C.

Green-veined White 1, Painted Lady 1 (pristine), Meadow brown 1, Ringlet 2 at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (01/07/2021)

Common Blue 6 at B 8745 east side of Tory Island, Co. Donegal. Mild but misty.

Tony McLoughlin (01/07/2021)

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet c.20 at  N8737912007 on R412 Carnalway Co. Kildare.

Robert Aldwell (02/07/2021)

Red Admiral 1 (larva pale form final instar), Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 2 at O 217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Niamh Lennon (02/07/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 4 at O 175 297, in a field in Gledswood, Clonskea, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Comma 1 at O 165 299, Nine Arches Luas bridge, Churchtown, Co. Dublin.

Leah Ryan (02/07/2021)

Cinnabar 1 at R 50775 54560, Ballybrown Equine Clinic, Clarina, Co.Limerick.

George Mc Dermott Wild Inishowen group butterfly outing (03/07/2021)

Common Blue 50+, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 10, Small Heath 15, Six-spot Burnet moth adults 5, larvae 2 at C 068 347, Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal. Cloudy but calm with a warm 18C and brief periods of brightness.

Maurice Simms (03/07/2021)

Common Blue 2, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 6 at G680959, Little Tramore, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Cloudy 18C.

Stephen Bolger (03/07/2021)

Large White 1, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5,  Dark Green Fritillary 2, Silver Washed Fritillary 1 (male), Speckled Wood 7, Ringlet 102, Meadow Brown 94, Small Heath 8. Odonata: Emperor Dragonfly 2, Four Spotted Chaser 24, Hairy Hawker 7, 14 Brown Hawker 14, Common Darter 10 from N695261 to N692260, N692260 to N692257, N692257 to N687256, N687256 to N679256, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. 22C, 50 % Cloud Cover, Calm and warm.

Jim Fitzharris (03/07/2021)

Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 8, Small Heath 1 at N 270 123, Clonaslee Eskers, Co. Laois. Warm, calm; mostly overcast with some sunny spells; 20°C.

Maurice Simms (04/07/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Thyme at G 685989, old quarry Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Cloudy 17C.

Ringlet 1 at G 695988, near Lough Pound, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Cloudy 17C.

Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 12, Small Heath 5, Meadow Brown 1, from Kiltourish gate entrance at G 684963 to G 686/7/8/956/8/9, G,686960/1 at Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Cloudy bright, 19C.

Stephen Bolger and Niamh Phelan (04/07/2021)

Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 1 (fresh), Dark Green Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 17, Meadow Brown 41, Ringlet 112, Small Heath 9, Cinnabar Moth 2. Odonata:  Emperor Dragonfly (female) 2, Hairy Hawker (female )1. A notable lack of any white species of butterfly and signs of scrub encroachment everywhere!

Transect from: T111267 to T108231, T108231 to T117232, T117232 to T113245, T113245 to T109252, T109252 to T111267, The Raven, Co. Wexford. Sunny intervals, 70% cloud cover, calm, 21 to 23 C.

Stephen Bolger (04/07/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 5, Speckled Wood 14,  Meadow Brown 21, Ringlet 54. Odonata: 1 Brown Hawker Common Darter 5 from S700992 to S684993, Blackwood, Athy, Co. Kildare. Cloud Cover 90%, calm, humid, 20C.

Fiona Butler (05/07/2021)

6 spot burnet at SB209047, off Estuary Road, Swords, Co Dublin. Sunny, calm, 18 Celsius.

Con O’Donnell (05/07/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled wood 1, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 13 at C 6741 Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co Donegal brief period In sheltered quarry.

Sean Feehan ( 05/07/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Silver Washed Fritillary 2,  Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 16, Ringlet 14,   Odonota: Beautiful Demoiselle 5 between X 21510 97057 and X 22537 96834 at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co Waterford,

Jesmond Harding (07/07/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, Oak Eggar 2, Red Sword-grass larva 1 at G 91315 57792, Rowantree Hill, Co. Fermanagh.

Harding family (07/07/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 3, Dark Green Fritillary 22 (all males), Small Heath 5, Forester moth 1 at G 68894 95717, Mullyvea, Sheskinmore dunes, near Ardara, Co. Donegal. Overcast but mild, c.19C.

Tara S (07/07/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 4 in farmland at V 68345 41974, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Sunny, light breeze, 15C.

Tara S (08/07/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 3, Ringlet 10, Silver-ground Carpet 1 at the edge of a field at V 68345 41974, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Overcast, light breeze, 17C.

Harding family (08/07/2021)

Ringlet 12 at C 02546 21382, along Castle trail walk, Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal. Overcast, occasional light drizzle, c.18C.

Sean Geraty (08/07/2021)

Purple Hairstreak 1, Speckled Wood 10 at 1:45 pm, O 10460 35717, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Overcast, mild, 19C.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (09/07/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, clusters of small larvae 2, Peacock larvae 3 (remnants of a larval cluster), Ringlet 3 at O190331, Sean Moore Park, Irishtown, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, cluster of small larvae 2, Ringlet 1 at a coastal walk adjoining Irishtown Nature Park at O 202331, Co. Dublin.

Ringlet 22 at O199332 Irishtown Nature Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White larvae 2, pupa 1 at O 205334 near Pigeon House, Ringsend, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (09/07/2021)

Common Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 23, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 6 at Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal at G686960, 687958, 689955/6, 687/8954/5. Cloudy and warm 19/20C.

Grace Meenan (09/07/2021)

Common Blue 20+, Meadow Brown 3 along the road to the lighthouse at B 8546, the west end of Tory Island, Co. Donegal.  Warm but not much sunshine.

Maurice Simms (10/07/2021)

Common Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 1, at Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo Co. Donegal, at G 689988. Cloudy and Warm 18C.

Jesmond and Jane Harding (10/07/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown 68, Ringlet 229, Small Heath 5 at and near N 68661 25648, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Overcast, calm, 18C.

Jennifer Hawkins (11/07/2021)

Dark Green Fritillary 2 at  55.1639526, -7.8547388, Ards Friary, County Donegal. Cloudy, light breeze, 19 degrees.

Maurice Simms (11/07/2021)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Ringlet 15, at G 811986, near Derkmore Lake Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Cloudy.

Dark Green Fritillary 2, Ringlet 6 at G 806992 at Cleengort Hill, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Cloudy.

Wanda Dwane (12/07/2021)

Cinnabar 1 near our house at R 60432 50279, Lickadoon, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick.

Jesmond Harding (12/07/2021)

Cryptic Wood White 2 at R 53556 5500 and R 52975 55399, Co. Limerick. Mainly overcast with sunny spells, 17C.

Ethna Diver (12/07/21)

Large White caterpillars 12, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 1, at G809587, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 35, Dark-green Fritillary 16, Small Heath 21, Ringlet 5, at G895732, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (13/07/2021)

Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 4 at G696986, at Pound Cottage, Doon Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal,

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1  at G 694989, the Quarry, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (14/07/2021)

Ringlet 10, at G 673975, at Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Cloudy.

Robert Aldwell (14/07/2021)

Small White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Ringlet 3 at O2625 Killiney Beach, Co. Dublin.

Small White 1, Comma 1, at O2524 opposite Killiney Station, Co Dublin. The Comma landed on a Nettle about a metre from me. It was pristine with brilliant orange upper wings and dark black underwings which were clearly visible when it closed them for a few seconds before being disturbed by a passing car.

Sean and Luke Geraty (14/07/2021)

Red Admiral 5, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 12 at T 11436 26771, Ravenwood, Co. Wexford. Sunny with intermittent cloud.

Tara S (14/07/2021)

Large White 21, Ringlet 2 at J 49857 73431, Londonderry Park, Newtownards, Co. Down.

Jim Fitzharris (14/07/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 2 at O 217 180, Knocksink Wood, Co. Wicklow. Warm to hot, calm; sunny; 24°C.

Jesmond Harding (15/07/2021)

Brimstone 1, Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Dark Green Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 61, Ringlet 289, Small Heath 5, Latticed Heath 2; Odonata: Blue-tailed Damselfly 1, Four-spotted Chaser 1, Brown Hawker c.10, at and near N 68661 25648, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, mild, 18C.

Michael Hayes (15/07/2021)

Cinnabar moth 1 at T 14169 95879, Bookey Bridge, Brockagh, Co. Wicklow.

Con O’Donnell (15/07/2021)

Grayling 5 at C6640 northeast of Golf course, Greencastle Co Donegal on low rocky coastal cliffs.

Stephen Lawlor (15/07/2021)

Small Skipper 10 at N75939 33998, Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare, Partially cloudy, 23 Celsius.

Small Skipper 6 between N76175 34149 and N76615 34608, Timahoe Bog, Co.Kildare. Partially cloudy, 23 Celsius.

Green Hairstreak 1, at N75235 33239, Timahoe Bog, Co.Kildare, partially cloudy, 23 Celsius.

Small Copper 1, at N75939 33998, Timahoe Bog, Co.Kildare. Partially cloudy, 23 Celsius.

Jim Fitzharris (15/07/2021)

Small Skipper 5, Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 30, Ringlet 50 at N 755 356, Drehid, Co. Kildare. Hot, calm; mostly sunny; 25°C.

Michael Gray (16/07/2021)

Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Speckled Wood 34, Meadow Brown 45, Ringlet 120 at O 175234, Ticknock/Kilmashogue area of Dublin.

Maurice Simms (16/07/2021)

Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 4, Dark Green Fritillary 97, Meadow Brown 34, Ringlet 13, Small Heath 4, at G684964, G686960, G687952, and G700951, at Sheskinmore Reserve on a walk from Kiltourish Gate to the Sluice Gate, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Sunny, 18C/22C.

Jesmond Harding (16/07/2021)

Small White 2, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet c.30 at N 636 157 Umeras Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 24C.

Anthony Mooney  (16/17/07/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 2, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Meadow Brown 30, Ringlet 50+ at N 9134  Bryanstown, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Con O’Donnell (16/07/2021)

Common Blue 100+, Dark Green Fritillary 14, Meadow Brown 150+, Ringlet 50+ at C 408489 Doagh Isle, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 9, Common Blue 40+, Painted Lady 1, Dark Green Fritillary 11, Meadow Brown 60+, Ringlet 12 at C4150 Craigawannia, Doagh Isle, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 20+, Painted Lady 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 2 at C 6744, Port Kill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (16/07/2021)

Red Admiral 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 7, Speckled Wood 2, Gatekeeper 8, Meadow Brown 15, Ringlet 50 at T 111 259, Raven Wood, Co. Wexford. Warm to hot, calm; mostly sunny; 20-24°C.

Essex Skipper 40, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 25 at T 059 064, Tacumshane Lake, Co. Wexford. Hot, calm; sunny; 26°C.

Robert Aldwell (17/07/2021)

Small White 2, Red Admiral 2, Comma 1 (on white Buddleia), Meadow Brown 1 in my garden at O 220286 Blackrock Co. Dublin. Sunny,  22 – 25C.

Frank Ryan (17/07/2021)

Comma 1, Shankill, Co. Dublin, O25836 21584, Warm sunny.

Sean Feehan (17/07/2021)

Green-veined White 5, Silver Washed Fritillary 16, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 17 between X 21510 97057 and X 22537 96834  at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Sunny, hot.

Frank Smyth (17/07/2021)

Clouded Yellow 1, Small White 2, Green-veined White 14, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 3 at G 866683, Lower Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 22C.

George Mc Dermott, Dermot Mc Laughlin, Christine Cassidy,( Wild Inishowen)(17/07/2021)

Large White 5, Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 20, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Dark Green Fritillary 40, Meadow Brown 50, Ringlet 30, Small Heath 10 at G683 955, Sheskinmore Nature Reserve, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (17/07/2021)

Grayling 2 at G 685946, Carrickalahagh, Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg Co. Donegal.  Sunny, 20C.

Jim Fitzharris (17/07/2021)

Essex Skipper 15, Large White 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Dark Green Fritillary 40, Meadow Brown 100, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 8 at S 964 052, Ballyteigue Burrow, Co. Wexford. Hot, calm; sunny; 26°C.

Margaret McGuinness (17/07/2021)

Six-spot Burnet Moth 1 at or near V 73563 23462, Three Castles Head, Co. Cork.

Stephen Bolger (17/07/2021)

Large White 7, Small White 5, Green-veined White 15, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 7, Red Admiral 3, 1 Peacock, Silver Washed Fritillary 16, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Gatekeeper 10, Small Heath 18, Meadow Brown 112, Ringlet 81; Dragonflies: Emperor 4, Brown Hawker 5, Four Spotted Chaser 5, Ruddy Darter 2, Common Darter 5 from T111267 to T113253, T113253 to T109233, T106236 to T114246, T114246 to T114246, The Raven, Co. Wexford. Sunny, hot, calm, 28C.

Essex Skipper 8, Common Blue 10, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 15 from T053225 to T055226 and from T055226 to T053223, Ferrybank, Co. Wexford. Sunny, hot, moderate south-easterly breeze, 27C.

Jim Fitzharris (18/07/2021)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Hot, calm; sunny; 24°C.

Frank Smyth  (18/07/2021 )

Small White 2, Green-veined White 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 6 at G 932606, Knather Wood, near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 24C.

Con O’Donnell (18/07/2021)

Green-veined White 13, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 11, Ringlet 17 at C 6540 at Ruined Castle and adjoining Shore Path, Greencastle Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (19/07/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Ringlet 1, at O 217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The Holly Blue was a pristine male which at 8.30 am flew around my feet. It thankfully landed and its beautiful silvery underwings were clearly visible. The second generation of Holly Blues is emerging in Blackrock.

Holly Blue 1 flying fast around a hedge at O 222289 Temple Crescent, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, at O 220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin. The Holly Blue appeared beside a large Holly Bush in my garden.

Sean Geraty (19/07/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White  8, Purple Hairstreak  12, Holly Blue  1, Red Admiral  1, Comma  3, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood  2. Meadow Brown  123, Ringlet  2 at O 10460 35717, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Hot, sunny, light breeze.

Niamh Lennon (19/07/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 1 (both nectaring),  Holly Blue 1
(flying through the garden), Small Tortoiseshell (nectaring) in my garden
at O 16860 28692, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Dermot Rogers (19/07/2021)

Six-spot Burnet moths several at  B 92172 34137, Dromnatinney and B 99413 37459, Tramore, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond, Denise and Andrew Harding (19/07/2021)

Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 10 plus at M 12145 42826, Oughterard, Co. Galway, Sunny, 25C.

Sean Feehan (19/07/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 1, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 11, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 6  between X 21510 97057 and X 22537 96834, 6 30- 7 30pm at Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co Waterford. Very warm evening sunshine.

Jesmond, Denise and Andrew Harding (20/07/2021)

Wood White 1, Large White 1, Green-veined White c.10, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 15, Dark Green Fritillary c. 20, Speckled Wood 6, Grayling 20, Meadow Brown c.50, Ringlet c.50, Small Heath c.40, Barred Straw 1, Six-spot Burnet 6, Pyrausta purpuralis 1 between M 19583 40883 and M 20560 39970 and M 19694 40302 and M 19290 39159, Gortnandarragh, Co. Galway.

Craig Ayers (20/07/2021)

Green-veined White 10, Peacock 3 larval clusters varying instars), Silver-washed Fritillary 6, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 6, at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 50+, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral (worn) 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Meadow Brown 10, Ringlet 10, at G 968775 Tawnagh, north of Laghy, Co. Donegal.

Liz Lawton (20/07/2021)

Cinnabar larvae on Common Ragwort in a garden at J 50527 65802, Trench Road, County Down.

Sean Geraty (20/07/2021)

Peacock 2, Essex Skipper 100 at T06014 06334, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. Hot, sunny.

Maurice Simms (20/07/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Dark Green Fritillary 2 Speckled Wood 1. Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 12 at G 697986 to G 703986, Pound Cottage and Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 19C.

Robert Aldwell (21/07/2021)

Large White 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2 clusters of first instar larvae, Comma 1 at O 217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock Co Dublin. c 20 C at c 8.30 am. Comma basking on hedge beside a large clump of nettles. 3 Commas for me in one week here in south Co Dublin! So far they are very obliging settling with wings open and then from time to time closing them. Their rather dominant tawny orange makes them easy to separate from the more multicolored Small Tortoiseshell.

Jesmond, Denise and Andrew Harding (21/07/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Ringlet 1 at L 73539 58915, Victorian garden, Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway. Hot, sunny, 28-30C.

Con O’Donnell (21/07/2021)

Green-veined White 60+, Common Blue 9, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 50+, Ringlet 16 at C 6744 Port Kill, Inishowen Head, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (21/07/2021)

Green-veined White 7, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 7 at G 693989 to G 690988 at the Quarry and Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 23C.

Green-veined White 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 3, Ringlet 2, at G 798/9 994 and G 800/3/4 994/5/6, Cleengort Lane, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Sunny 23C.

Jim Fitzharris (21/07/2021)

Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 4 at L S707 575, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. Hot, calm; sunny; 27°C.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 40, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 10 at S 540 650, Inisbofin, Co. Galway. Very hot, calm; sunny; 28°C.

Maurice Simms (22/07/2021)

Green-veined White 10, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 5 from G716973 to711969 at Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. . Sunny and warm.

Jesmond, Denise and Andrew Harding (22/07/2021)

Grayling c.10, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 1, Large Heath (polydama form) male 1 at L 78281 47919, Derrynavglaun, Co. Galway. Sunny, 28C.

Jesmond Harding (22/07/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Grayling 4 including egg-laying female, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 2, Northern/Oak Eggar 2, Straw Belle burrenensis form 2 at M 19494 40916, Corranellistrum, Co. Galway. Sunny, 28C.

Robert Aldwell (22/07/2021)

Small White 4, Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 6, Red Admiral1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 2 at O 217289 Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Anton Meenan (22/07/2021)

Painted Lady 1 at B 8746 at Tormore, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (22/07/2021)

Green-veined White 5, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Dark Green Fritillary 9, Meadow Brown 13, Ringlet 7 at C 3951/52 along the west coast of Doagh isle, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 7, Common Blue 60+, Dark Green Fritillary 5, Meadow Brown 80+, Ringlet 30+, at C 408409 near Famine Village, Doagh Isle, Co. Donegal. Very warm c.26 C. Also saw one yellow butterfly flying fast but unfortunately, I was unable to get a close view and confirm whether it was a Clouded Yellow.

Andrew, Denise and Jesmond Harding (22/07/2021)

Green-veined White 1 (taking moisture from Bladderwrack), Red Admiral 1 (flying west over Bertraghboy Bay), Meadow Brown 1 near the pier at L 72431 40347, Roundstone, Co. Galway.

Large White larvae c.10 on Nasturtiums at L 72616 39707, the old monastery, Roundstone, Co. Galway. Hazy sunshine, c.24C.

Green-veined White 1 (taking moisture from Bladderwrack), Meadow Brown c.10 at L 63033 45652, Mannin Bay, Co. Galway. Warm, hazy sunshine, light breeze, c.24C.

James O’ Donnell (22/07/2021)

Wall Brown 2 at B 6814, Chapel Strand, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Michael Gray (23/07/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined white 8,  Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 31, Ringlet 8 at O 156260, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Jesmond Harding (23/07/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 3, Green-veined White c.10, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 7, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Comma 1 (dark form, my first confirmed Comma record for Meath), Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 3 on my transect between N 91785 42688 and N 91506 41830, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny. light breeze, c.25C.

Maurice Simms (23/07/2021)

Green-veined White 13, Common Blue 5, Dark-Green Fritillary 38, Grayling 23, Meadow Brown 153, Ringlet 9, Small Heath 1 at G 684964, to G 688960 to G 687952 (started from Kiltourish gate entrance and up the rocky hill and continued on to the fence at Ballinreavy via the dune edges, and back by the main path) at Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg Co. Donegal.Sunny and very warm 28C. (Editor’s note: the route described by Maurice requires a level of fitness but the views and biodiversity along this route are outstanding).

Aisling O’ Toole (23/07/2021)

Magpie Moth 1 at V 961 374, Rathruane, Schull, Co. Cork.

Sean Feehan (23/07/2021)

Green-veined White 8, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 21, Speckled Wood 17, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 5 on an uphill track through woods between X21461 97313 and X21514 97143, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Very warm and sunny morning.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (24/07/2021)

Large White 3, Small White 28, Green-veined White 4, Small Copper 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet 3 around the edges of the field at N 91506 41830, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, with a brisk easterly breeze, c.25C.

Maurice Simms (24/07/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 3 at G 734996, Castlegoland, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 25C.Lots of Privet blossom and Blackberry blossom in the hedgerow.

Silver-washed Fritillary 2 flying beneath a small sycamore copse at G 727994, The Glebe, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 25C.

Michael Gray (24/07/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 4, Holly Blue 4, Comma 1 ( female ) at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Jim Fitzharris (24/07/2021)

Large White 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 2 at M 116 426, Oughterard, Co. Galway. Hot, calm; sunny; 25°C.

Tara S (24/07/2021)

Shaded Broad-bar 1 at J 489 741, Newtownards, Co. Down.

Eamonn McGlinchey (24/07/2021)

Grayling 24, Meadow Brown 30 at C150428 along the coast near Sessiagh, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (25/07/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Hot, calm; sunny; 26°C.

Purple Hairstreak 10, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3 at O 104 357, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin. Warm, calm; mostly sunny; 22°C.

Jesmond Harding (25/07/2021)

Brimstone 6, Green-veined White 1 (other whites not counted), Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Silver-washed Fritillary c.5, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet c.5 along the track at N 68763 25878, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 28-29C.

Brimstone 9, Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Dark Green Fritillary 1 (female), Meadow Brown 69, Ringlet 57, Small Purple-barred 1 between 4:38 and c.5:10 pm at and around N 68680 25655 on Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Note: on 24/07/2021, the count was taken on Lullybeg Reserve between 10:32 and c. 11 am. The temperature was 19C. The count found Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Meadow Brown 86, Ringlet 131. The difference in species present and abundance suggest the influence of the time of the day and temperature.  

Maurice Simms (25/07/2021)

Silver-washed Fritillary 1, at G711989, Naran Portnoo Co. Donegal. Sunny 21C.

Gren-veined White 23, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 2, Ringlet 13, at B 883066, G 884069, G889068 and G 892068, Adderwal Glen, Doohery, Co. Donegal. Sunny and very Warm 25 C.

Green-veined White 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 20, Speckled Wood 4, at G 797994, G 800994, and G 804996 Cleengort Lane, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Sunny 23C.

Stephen Bolger (25/07/2021)

Essex Skipper 7, Large White 17, Small White 10, Green-veined White 9, Small Copper 3, Common Blue 15, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 2 (fresh), Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, Dark Green Fritillary 17, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 350+, Ringlet 12; Odonata: Emperor Dragonfly 2 from S962034 to S963039, S963039 to S952049, S952049 to S966053, Ballyteigue Burrow, Co. Wexford. Sunny, hot, and strong southerly breeze, 26C.

Patrick Veale (26/07/2021)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 1 (it flew around my nettles) at 12 noon in my back yard at O 20502 63332, Old Market Green, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm, hot, 23C.

Livia Lavin (26/07/2021)
Cinnabar larva, more than I could count, each ragwort had at least 5 on them.
Sand dunes at O 24271 37678, Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Arlene, Sam and Ruben Beaney (27/07/2021)

Six-spot Burnet moth 15-20 at G 68794 76354, Fintra Beach, Co. Donegal.

Tara s (27/07/2021)

Magpie Moth  1 at J 489 741, Newtownards, Co. Down.

Akke Simms (29/07/2021)

Peacock 4 at G 703986, Doon Road, Lackagh, Portnoo Co. Donegal. Bright/Cloudy 16C.

Jim Fitzharris (29/07/2021)

Large White 1, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at S994329, Edermine, Co. Wexford.

Jim Fitzharris (30/07/2021)

Essex Skipper 2, Large White 4, Small White 2, Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 2, Peacock 1, Meadow Brown 3 at T 061 065, Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford. Mild, breezy; bright overcast; 19°C

Maurice Simms (31/07/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 9, at Eden, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal at G 673975. Cloudy 16C.

Stephen Bolger (31/07/2021)

Large White 10, Small White 6, Green-veined White 9, Holly Blue 1, Purple Hairstreak 1, Red Admiral 8, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 7, Comma 16, Silver Washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 19, Ringlet 12, Speckled Wood 21; Odonata: Emperor Dragonfly 4, Brown Hawker 9, Common Darter 7, Ruddy Darter 2, Banded Demoiselle 100+, Common Blue Damselfly 27  from S709505 to S720493, Ballytiglea Bridge, Borris, Co.Carlow. Partly cloudy, 60% sunshine, warm, humid and calm, 25C.

(Note: Waterways Ireland cut the grass verge on both sides of the path which resulted in the loss of good egg-laying habitat for Speckled Wood, Ringlet and Meadow Brown and it was not needed as the footpath is wide enough on this section of the bank along the River Barrow)

James OConnor (01/08/2021)

Six-spot Burnet 20 and Cinnabar larvae 3 in sand dunes at T 11341 26040, Raven Wood, Curracloe, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (01/08/2021)

Large White 7, Small White 21, Green-veined White 14, Small Copper 2, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 5 on my transect between N 91785 42688 and N 91506 41830, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny. light breeze, c.17C.

Frank Smyth (01/08/2021)

Large White 6, Small White 5, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 4, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 23, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Calm and Sunny. 19C.

Con O’Donnell (01/08/2021)

Green-veined White 200+, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown 22, Ringlet at C6744 Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (01/08/2021)

Small White 4, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 2, Meadow Brown 2 at S 855 134, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford. Warm; calm; sunny; 20°C.

Stephen Bolger (01/08/2021)

Small Copper 1 (scarce but still holding on at this site), Green-veined White 17, Small White 9, Large White 12, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 14, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 12, Painted Lady 2, Meadow Brown 7, Ringlet 5, Speckled Wood 11, Ruddy Darter Dragonfly 10, Common Darter 7 from S782860 to S780856, S780856 to S777863, S777863 to S774866, Mahon’s Farm, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Partly cloudy, 50% Sunshine, warm and calm, 22C.

Note: Butterflies continue to decline on this site due to increased nitrogen load, habitat loss, increasing pesticide and herbicide use, and severe cleaning of drainage ditches. Cryptic Wood White and Small Heath have almost been extirpated, having formerly been numerous. In June 2006, I had a high count of 110 Small Heath, this year I only had 2, similarly in June 2006, I had 54 Wood Whites, this year the most was 12. The loss of hedgerows, mature trees, and a pristine wetland after a neighbouring farm was sold in August 2016, is a textbook example of what is happening across Ireland at an accelerating rate.

Stephen Bolger (01/08/2021)

Brimstone 2, Large White 10, Small White 8, Green Veined White 15, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 6, Peacock 20, Comma 1, Silver Washed Fritillary 12, Speckled Wood 21, Meadow Brown 9, Ringlet 14: odonata: Common Hawker 7, Brown Hawker 8, Ruddy Darter 5, Common Darter 4 From S694981 to S702995 and from S702995 to S686991, Ardmore/Blackwood, Athy, Co. Kildare. Partly cloudy, 70% sunshine, warm, slight northerly breeze, 20C.

Ethna Diver (02/08/21)

Green-veined White 16, Peacock 1 at C181122, Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 8 at C213085, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Máire Clarke (02/08/2021)

Six-spot Burnet Moth too many to count at S 60535 00641, near Tramore Burrow, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

Eamonn McGlinchey (02/08/2021)

Grayling 6 at C000409, Hornhead, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1, Meadow Brown 2 at B997408, Hornhead, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

John Bosco Conama (03/08/2021)

Six-spot Burnet Moths at C 42384 51441, Trawbreaga Bay, near Doagh Famine Village, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (03/08/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3 at C 608648 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co Donegal.

Ethna Diver (03/09/2021)

Green-veined White 6, Large White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 24, Red Admiral 4, Peacock 5, Painted Lady 1, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 1, at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (03/08/2021)

Large White 4, Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 2, Holly Blue 1, Painted Lady 1 (very fresh) at S 472 092, Waterford Greenway, Co. Waterford. Warm, calm; sunny to overcast; 18-20°C.

Ferdia Garrett-English aged 7, via Jennifer English (03/08/2021)

Oak Eggar moth 1 at F 76 35, Knocknalina, Belmullet, Co.Mayo.

Jim Fitzharris (04/08/2021)

Large White 5, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 2 (fresh), Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2 at T 134 121, Community Garden, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford. Warm, breezy; sunny; 19°C.

Large White 8, Common Blue 4, Red Admiral 3, Meadow Brown 2 at T 143 117, Cliff Walk, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford. Warm, windy; sunny; 18°C.

Jesmond Harding (04/08/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 2, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue c.20, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Meadow Brown c.10, Small Heath c.15, Large Carder Bee 5 at O 15471 77180, Baltray, Co. Louth. Mostly overcast, breezy, c.17C.

Sean Geraty (04/08/2021)

Large White 1, Comma 1 at  O13223 34805, The People’s Garden, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White 2, Common Blue 1, Peacock 4 at O12231 34463, Magazine Fort, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Comma 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at O12044 35506, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at O12044 35506, the hedge at the President’s residence, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 3, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 1 in a private garden at O04638 35294,  Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. Intermittent sunny spells, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (04/08/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 6+, Comma 1 in the garden at O 220286 Blackrock, Co Dublin.  C.20 C with intermittent sun.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (04/05/2021)

Green-veined White dozens, Red Admiral 5+, Small Tortoiseshell 5+ at G 622745 Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal. Also had 2 Small Copper about a month ago.

Frank Smyth (04/08/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 4, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 2 (1 aberration), Speckled Wood 2, Wall 2, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 12 at O 294366, near Baily Lighthouse, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 19C.

James O’ Donnell (05/08/2021)

Wall Brown 1 at B 6814, Chapel Strand, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (06/08/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 4 at G674971 in the small flowery valley on the south shore, Kiltourish Lake, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Bright/Cloudy 20C.

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 4 (latter two on buddleia), Ringlet 1 at G696986, Pound Cottage Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 20C.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1 at G693989 at The Quarry and Quarry Road Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Bright periods, 18C.

Con O’Donnell (06/08/2021)

Large White 2, Green-veined White 5, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 1, at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 7, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 4 at C 6140 Carnagarve, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 16, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 2, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 8, Ringlet 3 at C 6741, Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Daniel Quinn (06/08/2021)

Cinnabar moth at sand dunes at C 068 347, Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (07/08/2021)

Green-veined White 6, Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 8,  Ringlet 1 at C249265, Rye, Rathmullen, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (08/08/2021)

Holly Blue 2 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Mild, breezy; sunny; 17°C

Purple Hairstreak 2, Peacock 1, Comma 1 at O 260 113, Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow. Mild, calm; sunny to overcast; 18°C.

Helen Cloney (08/08/2021)

Large numbers of whites, Purple Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 12+, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 4+, Speckled Wood 20+, Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 1 at S 8941 in the fields between Caim village and Killoughrum Forest, Co. Wexford.

Maurice Simms (09/08/2021)

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1 on Knapweed, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1, at G696986, Pound Cottage, Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 16C.

Green-veined White 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 3, Peacock 5, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 1 at G699986,700986, 703985, at Doon Road, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. 17C. Sunny.

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Meadow Brown 1 all on Buddleia at G 713978 at Doon Road, Narin, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 17C.

Large White 2, Green-veined White 17, Small Copper 1, Peacock 5, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 9, Meadow Brown 12 at G 718973, 712970, 711969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. 17C.

Jim Fitzharris (09/08/2021)

Large White 1, Holly Blue 2 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Warm, breezy; sunny; 20°C.

Holly Blue 1 at O 1461 2714, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Warm, breezy; bright overcast; 18°C.

Con O’Donnell (09/08/221)

Large White 4 and 3 clusters of young larvae on Nasturtiums, Small White 1, Green-veined White 5, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle Co Donegal.

Green-veined White 250+, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 3, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 11, Ringlet 1 at C 6744, Portkill, Inishowen Head, Co Donegal. The area of largely natural habitat extends for 3-4 km.

Jim Fitzharris (10/08/2021)

Wall 3, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 3, Six-spot Burnet 10 at O 2951 3663, Baily, Howth, Co. Dublin. Mild, light breeze; sunny then bright overcast; 17°C

Large White 3, Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 2, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1; Odonata: Brown Hawker 1 at O 2919 3692, Thormanby Road, Howth, Co. Dublin. Mild, light breeze; sunny then bright overcast; 17°C.

Jesmond Harding (10/08/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 1,  Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1, Speckled Wood 4, Meadow Brown 29, Ringlet 11; Odonata: Brown Hawker 10, Common Darter 10, Common Hawker 1 at and near N 68562 25547, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Overcast, 17C.

Brimstone 1, Large White c.4, Small White c.5, Green-veined White c.5, Red Admiral 6, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown c,6; Odonata: Common Darter numerous, basking on the surface on the track running north-south between N 68745 26081 and N 68774 25741, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Intermittent sun, 19C.

Ethna Diver (11/08/2021)

Green-veined White 14, Silver-washed Fritillary 21, Peacock 21, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 5, at C084345, Ards Friary, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (11/8/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 5, Ringlet 2 at Eden, Rosbeg, Co.Donegal G 673974. Sunny 15C.

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 8, in the small flowery valley on the south shore of Kiltourish Lake, Rosbeg, Co Donegal at G674971. Sunny Approx. 16C.

Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 12, at the Chapel Kiltourish Co. Donegal G678965. Sunny Approx. 16C.

Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 2, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 7, Speckled Wood 1 all on Buddleia at Mulnamin, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. G 703982. Sunny 17C.

Helen Cloney (11/08/2021)

Many Whites, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 20+, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 7, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 at S 899 940 in my garden at Caim, Co. Wexford. Recent weeks have been the best for butterflies in several years in this part of Wexford.

John Lovatt (12/08/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 2258-5000, Turvey Avenue, Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Ferdia Garrett-English aged 7, via Jennifer English (13/08/2021)

Cinnabar moth caterpillars (approx 20) on the grass verges along the road to Ballyglass Lighthouse at F 761 351, Knocknalina, Belmullet, Co.Mayo.

Jesmond Harding (15/08/2021)

Small White 1, Green-veined White c.20, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 6, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 2, Shaded Broad-bar 3 at N 87964 13072, Dunshane Common, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, c.18C.

Maurice Simms (15/08/2021)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 3, at B 730192, 723201,728205, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, approx. 15C.

Jim Fitzharris (15/08/2021)

Brimstone 2, Large White 1, Small White 2, Green-veined White 6, Brown Hairstreak female 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 50, Wall Brown 4, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 2 at M 3670 0233 to M 3808 0233, Tulla, Co. Clare. Warm to hot, breezy; bright overcast to sunny; 17-20°C.

Sean Feehan (15/08/2021)

Small White 7, Large White 4, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Peacock 12, Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 1 at X 04744 98717, Lismore Castle Gardens, Co. Waterford. Cloudy but warm.

Small White 4, Large White 1, Red Admiral 7, Speckled Wood 7, Peacock 6, Comma 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 6 at X21461 97313, Colligan Woods, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Cloudy and warm.

Jim Fitzharris (15/08/2021)

Small White 2, Small Copper 5, Common Blue 50, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 200, Grayling 9, Six-spot Burnet 20; Odonata: Common Darter 2 from S 9535 0489 to S 9371 0672, Ballyteigue Burrow NNR, Co. Wexford. Cool to hot, breezy; overcast but later sunny; 15-20°C.

Large White 3, Small White 1, Common Blue 8, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 6; Odonata: Common Darter 1, Brown Hawker 1 at S 8557 1339, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford. Warm, sunny, 18°C.

Stephen Bolger (15/08/2021)

Large White 4, Small White 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 5,  Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 (Worn) at S782862 in a private garden, Skenagun, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.  70% cloud, calm, sunny breaks, 18C.

Large White 18, Small White 9, Green-veined White 15, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 12, Painted Lady 4, Small Tortoiseshell 22, Peacock 19, Comma 5, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 5; odonata: Black Darter 22, Ruddy Darter 51, Common Darter 9, Common Hawker 6, Brown Hawker 8, Migrant Hawker 1 from S705985 to S686991, Ardmore/Blackwood, Athy, Co. Kildare. Partly cloudy, 60% Sunshine, warm, calm, 22C.

Stephen Bolger (18/08/2021)

Large White 4, Small White 2, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 1 at S782862 in a private Garden, Skenagun, Castledermot, Co.Kildare. 100% cloud, cool, 18C.

David Ralph (18/08/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Comma 2 on buddleia in my garden at O2325, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin.

Maurice Simms (19/08/2021)
Green-veined White 1, Peacock 10, Speckled Wood 3, at H330984 all on Buddleia in my garden at Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.

Con O’Donnell (19/08/2021)

Green-veined White 6, Peacock 8, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Wall Brown 1, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 1 at C6741, Cahertrasna, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (19/08/2021)

Large White 5, Small White 4, Common Blue 10, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 10, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 4; Odonata: Migrant Hawker 1 from T 1299 0631 to T 1195 0373, Carne to Carnsore, Co. Wexford. Warm to hot, breezy; sunny; 18-20°C.

Note to all recorders

PLEASE KEEP A WATCH FOR WALL BROWNS THIS AUGUST. SEND US ANY WALL BROWN SIGHTINGS YOU MAKE.

Stephen Bolger, Michael Bolger, (21/08/2021)

Large White 12, Small White 14, Green-veined White 9, Common Blue 9, Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 5, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 30, Peacock 10, Silver Washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 3, Odonata Brown Hawker 14, Ruddy darter 6, Common Blue Damselfly 2, Banded Demoiselle 1, from 5 to 6.15 pm from S663960 to S653974 along the Grand Canal, Milltown, Athy, Co. Kildare. 20 C, 70% Sunshine calm.

There is serious encroachment of Clematis vitalba along the hedgerow on this section of the Grand canal, and poor habitat management by Waterways Ireland with the path is being mown too widely which is destroying natural verge habitat along the edge of the path and wiping out potential Small Heath habitat, Black Rubbish bags are present throughout too.

Jesmond Harding (22/08/2021)

Large White c.5, Small White 4, Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 10, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Peacock 15, Comma 2 (one light. one dark), Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 3, Shaded Broad-bar 1, Silver Y 1; Odonata: Brown Hawker 2 on the north bank at N 99533 36918, Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, c.19C.

Ethna Diver (22/08/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 6, Green-veined White 3, Red Admiral 8, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 50+, Speckled Wood 3 at C 213084 on Buddleias in my garden at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

Kevin Ward (22/08/2021)

Six-spot Burnet 1 on playing pitch at 11: 30 am at 0 16418 70916, Seatown GAA, Laytown, Co. Meath.

Michael Gray (22/08/2021)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 at 0 16418 70916, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Chris Ingram (22/08/2021)

Peacock 3, Wall Brown 1, at B 8546 West side Tory Island, Co. Donegal near the hotel.

Louise Bullock (22/08/2021)

Six-spot Burnet 1 at T 30816 83178, near lifeguard hut, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow.

Stephen Bolger, Michael Bolger, (22/08/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 32, Comma 3(Fresh), Peacock 18, 12 Red Admiral 12, 1 Painted Lady 1, Brimstone 12 (Fresh), Large White 22 (Fresh), Small White 17, Green Veined White 15, Speckled Wood 19, (Some Fresh), Meadow Brown 5. Odonata: 20 Brown Hawker 20, 11 Ruddy Darter 11, 3 Migrant Hawker 4 (Fresh), (all holding territory, 2 on the canal close to the intersection with the Stradbally River and one was holding territory on it) from 4 to 5.20pm from S626976 Churchtown North, Athy, Co.Kildare to S615991 Stradbally River Bridge, Ballymanus, Co.Laois. 22C, 80% Sunshine, calm.

Better woodland habitat along this section of the Canal and it looks good for Silver-washed Fritillary and Holly Blue although none were seen on the day. Clematis vitalba is starting to invade the hedgerows and needs to be managed by Waterways Ireland. Rubbish is dumped everywhere along this section, including a washing machine in the Stradbally River, which was a former stronghold for Brown Trout.

Sue Shiels (19/08/2021)

Red Admiral 1 in a garden at C33347326, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Warm, sunny.

Sue Shiels (22/08/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 in a garden at  C33347326, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Sue Shiels (23/08/2021)

Painted Lady 1 in a garden at C33347326, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. Nectaring on Hemp Agrimony & Globe Thistle.

Eamonn McGlinchey (23/08/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Copper 3, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 20, Wall Brown 6, Grayling 6 at C 241 456, Pollet, Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Silver-washed Fritillary 2 at C 046 146, Claggan South, Churchill, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (24/08/2021)

Brimstone 16, Small White 2, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 11, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 123, Peacock 28, Meadow Brown 4 at and around N 68428 25686, Lullybeg Reserve, Co, Kildare. Sunny, easterly breeze, 23C.

Michael Gray (24/08/2021)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma dark form (photograph supplied) 1 at O 21784 26399, near Foxrock church, Co. Dublin.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (24/08/2021)

Green-veined White 6, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 20+, Wall Brown 4 at G 622745 Muckros/Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

Sean Geraty (24/08/2021)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 2 at O13285 34941, Garda Terrace, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 7, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 3 at O13223 34805, The People’s Garden, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 at O12892 35389, Spa Road, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

Large White 1, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 1 at O12044 35506, Ha-ha fence at Áras an Uachtaráin, Phoenix Park, Co. Dublin.

All the butterflies were feeding on buddleia bushes and Common Valerian between 10 am to 11 am. Sunny.

Maurice Simms (24/08/2021)

Wall Brown 2, Meadow Brown 4 at G676979 to G677974 at the New Line near Kiltourish Lake, Rosbeg Co. Donegal. Sunny.

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, (fighting with a Wall Brown) Wall Brown 7, Meadow Brown 15 at G678967, 679966 and 678965, Kiltourish Chapel, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny 24C.

Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 3 at G 674971 at the flowery valley on the south side of Kiltourish Lake, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 24C.

John Lovatt (24/08/2021)
Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 20+, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 4 at N390805, Lough Kinale, County Cavan.

Con O’Donnell and Robert Aldwell (25/08/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 5, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 60+, Wall Brown 2, Grayling 5, Meadow Brown 50+ at B 802246 Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal. Warm and sunny 21 C vegetation is still very fresh.

Con O’Donnell and Robert Aldwell (25/08/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 12, Speckled Wood 6 at B 916189 Dunlewey House, Gweedore, Co. Donegal. Fritillaries rather worn and feeding on Buddleias 20C.

Michael Gray (25/08/2021)

Brimstone 1, Large White 6, Small White 8, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 27, Speckled Wood 3 at S 757945, Burton House, Co. Kildare.

Large White 5, Red Admiral 3, Small Tortoiseshell 41, Peacock 4, Speckled Wood 1 at S 864656, Altmont Gardens, Co. Carlow.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (26/08/2021)

Green-veined White 5, Peacock 10, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Speckled Wood 2 at C 247265 Ray Wood, Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. 21 C. Most of the fritillaries were worn and were female.

Maurice Simms (25/08/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 1, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 8, Meadow Brown 2 at G718973,712970,711969, Kilclooney Lane, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1 at G693989, Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 6, Red Admiral 1 all on yellow Buddleia at G696986, Pound Cottage, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Sunny 22C.

Peacock 7, Wall Brown 1 at B773/4 000/1, Corr Point, Lettermacaward, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 22C.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 5, Speckled Wood 8, at G799994, G800994 at Cleengort Lane, Gweebarra, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 24C.

Jim Fitzharris (25/08/2021)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 4, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 4, Comma 1 at O 1788 1686, Glencree, Co. Wicklow. Warm; sunny; 18°C.

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Grayling 1 (Miners’ Village), Meadow Brown 3. Odonata: Emerald Damselfly 4, Black Darter 10, Common Darter 12 at T 089 962, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Warm to hot, calm; sunny; 18-20°C.

Purple Hairstreak 1 at T110595, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Warm, calm; sunny; 18°C.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 3 at O 223 175, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Warm; sunny; 18°C.

Maurice Simms (26/08/2021)

Wall Brown 18, Grayling 2, Meadow Brown 3 at G652928/,650929, 649929, 659925, Crockacooan Loughros Point, Near Ardara, Co. Donegal. Hazy sun burning through sea fog. 18C.

Wall Brown 1, at G668950, Trabane, Loughros Point, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 20C.

Jim Fitzharris (26/08/2021)

Brimstone 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3; Odonates: Keeled Skimmer 3 males, Black Darter 1 male, Common Darter 4 males at N 249 304, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly. Hot, slight breeze; sunny; 24°C.

Large White 1, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 2 (one very tatty, the other faded but intact), Speckled Wood 2 at N 310 317, Near Moate, Co. Westmeath. Most of the foregoing were on a Buddleia bush beside the road in the middle of nowhere. Warm, slight breeze; sunny; 22°C.

Large White 1, Small White 1, Common Blue 6, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Meadow Brown 2, Speckled Wood 1 at N 284 325, Eskers near Clara, Co. Offaly. Warm, slight breeze; sunny; 22°C.

Brendan O’ Donoghue (27/07/2021)

Comma light form 1 at S78429 85446, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm.

Michael Gray (27/08/2021)

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 19, Meadow Brown 2 at O 156260 , Marlay Park, Dublin 16.

Green-veined White 3, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 30, Peacock 37, Speckled Wood 26, Meadow Brown 1 at and near 0 175234, Ticknock/Kilmashogue area, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver and Robert Aldwell (27/08/2021)

Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 50+, Speckled Wood 10 at C 239051 – 237047 Mongorry Hill, Raphoe, Co. Donegal. Heathland and trackway through the coniferous forest at about 600 ft. asl. Peacock mostly feeding on Common Knapweed.

Jesmond and Mark Harding (27/08/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 2, Small Copper 6 at the edge of a field at N 91546 41767, Ballymagillan, Co. Meath. Sunny, 21C.

Small Tortoiseshell larvae (c.10mm in length, early fourth instar)on nettles at  N 91458 41906, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Maurice Simms (27/08/2021)

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Wall Brown 1, Meadow Brown 3, at G 697996, G696997 on walk behind Portnoo Pier and Dunmore Head, Co. Donegal. Sunny Spells.

Eamonn McGlinchey (27/08/2021)

Small Copper 1 at C158119,  Glencar, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (28/08/2021)

Marsh Fritillary 3 larval clusters 2nd instar, Meadow Brown 4 at C 124377 Islandroy, Carrickart, Co. Donegal. Cloudy and 16C.

Con O’Donnell (30/08/2021)

Large White 5, Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Small Tortoiseshell 11, Peacock 16, at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal 17- 19C.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 12, Speckled Wood 5, Grayling 1 at C 6741, Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co, Donegal.

Maurice Simms and Una Brown (30/08/2021)

Peacock 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, on yellow buddleia, Speckled Wood 1 at G752989, Una Brown’s Garden, Ballyeriston, Clooney, Co.Donegal. Cloudy/bright.

Robert Aldwell and Con O’ Donnell (31/08/2021)

Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 10, Wall Brown 11, Grayling 3 at B 739198, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

Peacock 4, Wall Brown 13, Meadow Brown 6 at B 703203, Cruit Island, Co. Donegal. Wall Browns numerous on two of their strong sites in Cruit Island with between three and six seen chasing one another. Sunny and 17-18 C.

Maurice Simms (31/08/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 6, Wall Brown 1, Grayling 2 at G679979,676980,675985, Ballyhilliagh, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Bright/Cloudy.

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Grayling 1, Meadow Brown 2, at G 681958, Little Tramore, Sheskinmore Reserve, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal. Cloudy/bright.

Maurice Simms (01/09/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 6, Wall Brown 3, Grayling 8, Meadow Brown 116, at G 711/2/697, 707/8/690, St John’s Point, Co. Donegal. Cloudy/bright. 18/19C.

Jim Fitzharris (01/09/2021)

Large White 1, Dark Green Fritillary 1 (old, faded specimen disturbed from grass), Meadow Brown 1 at S 953 049, Ballyteigue Burrow NNR, Co. Wexford. Mild, slight breeze; overcast; 16°C.

Maurice Simms (04/09/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, freshly hatched, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 1 at G 693989, Quarry Road, Lackagh, Portnoo, Co. Donegal. Cloudy.

Jim Fitzharris (04/09/2021)

Large White 1, Comma 1 (in my garden – a first!) at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Hot, calm; sunny; 22°C.

Jesmond Harding (05/09/2021)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 12, Speckled Wood 3 in my garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Overcast, warm, 21C.

Small Tortoiseshell final instar larvae 5 at N 91458 41906, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (06/09/20210)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 7, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 10, Wall Brown 1 at O 280361 between Ceanchor Rd. and The Lions Head, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm, 22C.

Jim Fitzharris (06/09/2021)

Holly Blue 1 at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Warm, calm breeze; sunny; 20°C.

Jim Fitzharris (07/09/2021)

Small White 6, Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 20, Speckled Wood 40 X 735 986, Hook Head, Co. Wexford.

Small White 2, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2 at S 801 092, Saltmills, Co. Wexford. Hot, slight breeze; sunny; 22°C.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (07/09/2021)

Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 2, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 101, Peacock 4, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 65 (a site record), Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1 at and around N 68428 25686, Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, southerly breeze, 24C.

Pat  Wyse (07/09/2021)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 3 at N72320 26585, Lullymore West (Kilmeague North ED), Co. Kildare.

Con O’Donnell (07/09/2021)

Large White 3, Small White 3, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 20+, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 3, at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.  24C at 5.30.

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 22, Peacock 1 at C 6741 Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 3, Meadow Brown 4 at C 408489 Isle of Doagh, Ballyliffin, Co Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (07/09/2021)

Small White 8, Green-veined White 2, Speckled Wood 9 at O 201322/32 Irishtown Nature Park, Co. Dublin.

Danny and Nollaig Gillespie (07/09/2021)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 6, Painted Lady 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 20+, Wall Brown 4 at G 622745, Dactan, Kilcar Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (08/09/2021)

Red Admiral 3, Peacock 5, Small Tortoiseshell 40+, Speckled Wood 8 at C213084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (08/09/2021)

Small White 1, Common Blue 8, Painted Lady 2, Marsh Fritillary larval webs 68 including a hibernaculum made c.200mm above ground,  Meadow Brown 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1, Silver Y c.10 between O 24218 37756 and O 24742 38077, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Foggy conditions clearing to bright sunshine and returning to fog then direct sunshine for my visit lasting from 12 noon to 2:42 pm. 18C during sunshine. Disappointing to see aggressive encroachment by the alien Sea Buckthorn which was planted as a hedge by the golf club. Common Starlings were observed eating the berries, foreshadowing further spread of this invasive plant on this Special Area of Conservation.

Maurice Simms (08/09/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Large White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 16, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 4 all on yellow and purple buddleia and Rudbeckia at H 330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.  Bright/Cloudy 20C.

Niamh Lennon (10/09/2021)

Comma 1 in my garden at 1 pm at O16860 28692, Frankfort Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (11/09/2021)

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 20+ at O 263262 Dalkey Quarry, Co Dublin. Speckled Woods were numerous and fresh. The Holly Blue was a pristine female. Based on the date and warm summer locally, a third-generation?

Maurice Simms (13/09/2021)

Small White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 4 at H330984, Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal

Robert Aldwell, Niamh Lennon and Frank Smyth (14/09/2021)
Small White 1 (and several unidentified whites), Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Speckled Wood 6 at O 239408, Baldolye Old Race Course, Co Dublin. Despite 18/19 C, full sun, shelter, and good nectar in numerous Buddleias, the butterflies were surprisingly few.
Michael Gray (16/09/2021)
Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

John Fraher (18/09/2021)

Comma 1 among Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Silver Y on Rudbeckia at W602682, Ballinora, Waterfall, Cork T12HK2E.

Con O’Donnell (18/09/2021)

Large White 2, Small White 1, Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 15+, Speckled Wood 4 at C 648408 Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Large White 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 7, Small Tortoiseshell 40+, Speckled Wood 12, at C 6741 Carrowtrasna, Greencastle Co Donegal. Sunny and 17 C. A very sheltered site with a variety of flowering nectar sources including hebe and Common Ivy.

Jim Fitzharris (18/09/20212)

Small Copper 1 (fresh), Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 5 at S819 103, Saltmills, Co. Wexford. Warm, slight breeze; sunny; 20°C

Jim Fitzharris (19/09/2021)

Large White 1, Red Admiral 40 (several “swarms” on the abundant ivy there; I have bever seen such a concentration in a small area), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 6 at T 126 055, Churchtown, Co. Wexford. Warm, slight breeze; sunny; 18°C

Laura Sweeney Egan (19/09/2021)

Comma 4 on Ice-Plant in my garden at S 4353, Ballycallan, Co. Kilkenny.

Padraig Punch (19/09/2021)

Comma 1, ITM 552082 645037, Google Maps 52.554563 -8.706557, Patrickswell, Limerick. Sunny, 15C.

Sean Geraty (20/09/2021)

Large White 1, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1 in a private garden at O04638 35294, Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin. The Comma appeared at 4:30 pm and sunned itself on birch for 15 minutes. Bright, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (20/09/2021)

Comma 1 in my garden at N 922425 Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Intermittent sun, c.19C.

Con O’Donnell (21/09/2021)

Large White 2, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Speckled Wood 4 at C 6842, Stroove Lighthouse, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 18, Speckled Wood 15, Meadow Brown 1 (worn) at C 6741, Carrowtrasna, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Up to 20 C but breezy.

Robert Aldwell and Niamh Lennon (22/09/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Speckled Wood 2 at T 271975  Town Wildflower Bed, Ashford, Co. Wicklow.

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 6 at T 272969 Mount Usher Gardens, Ashford, Co Wicklow. Comma flew up from Michaelmas Daisies and basked on an overhanging tree before flying away. Intermittent sun and 19C.

Gary Tracey (22/09/2021)

Comma 1 at R 91103 94213 (52.998816 -8.13326), Borrisokane town park, Co. Tipperary.

Breda and Ken Brennan (23/09/2021)

Comma 1 at 3:05 pm at S 6058 0995, 62 St Herblain Park, Kilcohan, Waterford Sunny, 19C.

Faith Wilson (23/09/2021)

Comma 1 in a private garden at T 2037 8197, Avoca, Co. Wicklow.

Jim Fitzharris (24/09/2021)

Comma 1 (spent an hour or so on a tree trunk, probably trying to get some heat!) at O 120 267, Knocklyon, Co. Dublin. Cool, breezy; overcast; 16°C.

Noreen and James O’Donnell (25/09/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at B 686157 Leabgarrow, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (25/09/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 basking on a rock at C087345, the Friary, Ards Forest Park near Creeslough Co. Donegal. Sunny, 19C.

Maurice Simms (26/09/2021)

Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2 ( on Yellow Buddleia,) Speckled Wood 6, at H 330984,  Combermore, Lifford, Co. Donegal.  17C; seen during the brief sunny period before it rained.

Jesmond Harding (28/09/2021)

Red Admiral 1 on a hazel leaf in my garden at N 922 425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Con O’Donnell (29/09/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Speckled Wood 3 at C 648408, Eleven Ballyboes, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Showery with 14C in sun.

Frank Smyth (29/9/2021)

Red Admiral 2 at O 266379, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13 on Ivy. Sunny, 14C.

Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O 253364, The Needles, Cliff Walk, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Barbara Corcoran (02/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Comma 1 on flowering ivy at M 9188804663, Lorrha, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Jesmond Harding (03/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 on ivy high on a ruined church at O 01166 42051, the grounds of St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy.

Frank Smyth (03/10/2021)

Red Admiral 3, Speckled Wood 1 at O 266379, St. Fintans Park, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, C 14 on ivy.

Frank Smyth (04/10/2021)

Red Admiral 3 at O 274370, Carrickbrack, Sutton, Dublin 13 Sunny C16.

Niamh Lennon (04/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 on verbena at O 14860 28692, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (09/10/2021)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 4 at C 213084 Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Warm and sunny 14/16 C. Green-veined White was a pristine male.

Jim Fitzharris (09/10/2021)

Red Admiral 10 at V 955 215,Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Hot, calm; sunny; 18-20°C Other observers saw the first Clouded Yellows of the year here – approx. 10 individuals. The total count of Red Admirals was about 40 and there were also a few Small Coppers.

Jim Fitzharris (10/10/2021)

Clouded Yellow 4, Red Admiral 3, Peacock 1 at V 949 209 to V 958 214, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Warm, calm; sunny; 16-18°C. The total count of Clouded Yellows was about 25 on this date.

Michael Gray (10/10/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Frank Smyth (10/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 at O 266379, St. Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (11/10/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N 91462 42076 and N 91464 42323 respectively, Walshe’s Lane, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 14C.

Charlie and Jesmond Harding (11/10/2021)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at N 94449 37789, Carton Grove, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Jim Fitzharris (11/10/2021)

Red Admiral 15, Painted Lady 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at V 954 214 to V 955 219, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Warm, calm; sunny; 16-18°C.

Myrtle Parker (12/10/2021)

Clouded Yellow 1 at W 78487 56957, Ringabella, Co. Cork.

Note: Several Clouded Yellows have been sighted along the Cork coastline. Keep your eyes open for it on the east coast too.

Jim Fitzharris (12/10/2021)

Clouded Yellow 1, Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 8 at V 946 211 to V 955 215, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Warm, calm; sunny; 16-18°C.

Jim Fitzharris (13/10/2021)

Red Admiral 3 at V 955 215, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Mild, calm; overcast; 15-17°C.

Jim Fitzharris (14/10/2021)

Red Admiral 5 at V 955 215, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Mild, calm; sunny; 15-17°C.

Frank Smyth (15/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 ( laying, 3 eggs while being observed ) at O 280361, Ceanchor Road, Cliff Path, Howth, Co. Dublin. Sunny, calm, 13C.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (15/10/2021)

Red Admiral 2 at G 894719 Murvagh Wood, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 3 on ivy at G 895734 Murvagh Dunes, Murvagh, Co. Donegal. Fine and sunny 12/13 C.

Con O’Donnell (15/10/2021)

Large White 4, Small White 1, Green-veined White (heavily marked and pristine) Red Admiral 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 (very worn) at C 6540 Shore Path, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Calm and sunny but only 12 C in the early afternoon. On fresh Vararian and Crucifers. Latest Donegal record dates for Small White and Green-veined White.

Maurice Simms (15/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 on bramble, Small Tortoiseshell 1 on yellow buddleia at H324982 and H330984 Combermore and adjoining fields at Townparks, Lifford, Co. Donegal. Sunny 10 C.

Jim Fitzharris (15/10/2021)

Red Admiral 20, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at V 939 206 to V 955 219, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Warm, calm; sunny; 16-18°C.

James O’Donnell (15/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1 at B6815 Leabgarrow, Arranmore, Co. Donegal.

Jim Fitzharris (16/10/2021)

Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 1 at V 939 206 to V 955 219, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. Cool, breezy, overcast; 12-14°C.

Robert Aldwell (18/10/2021)

Holly Blue 3 at 0 2128 Fleureville Road, Blackrock Co Dublin. 19 C at 4 pm. South facing Ivy extending for a few hundred metres. It is the first time I have seen third-generation Holly Blues other than as singles. This case included two chasing one another.