2024

The records for 2024 are given below. The first sighting of a free-flying butterfly of each species is indicated in bold type.

Ian Stevenson (30/01/2024)

Red Admiral 1 at O 12290 33551, Emmet Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8. Sunny, light breeze, c.8 Celsius.

Frank Smyth (01/02/2024)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 16 at O 242377, Bull Island, Dublin 13. Sunny, light breeze, 8C.

Neil Molloy (07/02/2024)

Red Admiral 1 at 13:53 at O 17651 36931, St. Declan’s Road, Marino, Dublin 3. Dry, cool, sunny, c.5C.

Enda Flynn (10/02/2024)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at J 12450 08918, Rockmarshal, Co. Louth. Sunny 9c with a light SE wind.

Gary White (16/02/2024)

Red Admiral 1 at O 09214 36274, Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, County Dublin. Mild, c.9C.

Neil Molloy (18/02/2024)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at 12:50 at O 17 36, Marino, Dublin 3. Mild, sunny, c.12C.

Frank Smyth ( 18/02/2024)

Red Admiral 1 at O 284386, Ceanncor Road, Cliff Path, Howth, Co. Dublin.  Sunny, light breeze, 13C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at O 268372, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13. Sunny, 13C

Ingrid Grollke (18/02/2024)

Marsh Fritillary larval webs 3 at G 83902 76401, Tantallon, near Mountcharles, Co. Donegal. A female was observed laying eggs on 28/05/2023. These have survived the winter. Sunny, c.13C.

Jesmond Harding (21/02/2024)

Marsh Fritillary nests 2 at N 68723 25668, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c. 10C.

Gary White (24/02/2024)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at J 08119 06462, Shore Road, Dundalk Bay, Co. Louth. Sunny, mild.