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 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

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.

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.

Eleanor Hort (15/05/2021)

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

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.