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2015 Records

Below are 2015 records.

First sightings for each species are given in bold.

Jesmond Harding (09/02/2015)

One Pale Brindled Beauty moth (male) at front door light at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, c.6 C.

Anne Weldon (24/02/2015)

One Red Admiral in garden (photo confirmation) in Douglas, County Cork.

Jesmond Harding (07/03/2015)

One Clouded Drab, two Common Quakers and one Hebrew Character moth at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Windy, mild, 10 C.

Elaine Mullins (11/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, in garden in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin.

Richella Duggan (15/03/2015)

Hebrew Character 1, in garden in Bellview Heights, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Jesmond Harding (19/03/2015)

One Peacock basking on bare ground at Ballinascorney Upper, Co. Dublin, O064229. Site is north of R114 and is a disused sand/gravel quarry with dumped quarry spoil, wetland and a beautiful stream winding through the site. A range of interesting flora including Devil’s-bit Scabious, Kidney Vetch, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil is found on the site. Sunny, calm, 10 C.

Jesmond Harding (20/03/2015)

Marsh Fritillary larval nests 33, at Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, c.10 C.

Early Thorn 1, Clouded Drab 6, Common Quaker 16, Hebrew Character 6 in light trap in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath, Calm, light cloud, c. 6 C. Note: First sign (presence of droppings) of bat activity coincides with increase in moth population.

Philip Strickland (21/03/2015)

Brimstone 5, all males, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12 C.

Philip Strickland and Jesmond Harding (21/03/2015)

Brimstone 1 female, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 12 C.

Brian Power (21/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Comma 1,in Ballon Village, Co. Carlow, S824 666. Sunny, 12 C.

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Comma 15, in Cuilaphuca Wood, Co. Carlow. Conditions as above.

Jacinta Conlon (21/03/2015)

Peacock 3 in garden, 6 in house at window attracted by heat and light at my home on Golden Hill, Manor Kilbride, Wicklow. Sunny, c.13 C.

Richella Duggan (21/03/2015)

Common Quaker 3, Chestnut 1, in garden in Bellview Heights, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

Kate Lavender (21/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, at old Carran National School in Carran, Co. Clare and Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1, at Fahee North site, M299003, Co. Clare. Sunny, c.12 C.

Jesmond Harding (22/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, in courtship ritual in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, calm, c.12 C.

Andrew Harding (22/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Common Dandelion at edge of boreen in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 12 C.

Pat Bell (22/03/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Maynooth garden. Sunny, 10 C.

Jesmond Harding (27/03/2015)

Early Thorn 3, Early Grey 1, Common Quaker 44, Hebrew Character 9, Small Quaker 1, Clouded Drab 8, Twin-spotted Quaker 2 in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Light wind, c.8 C.

Jesmond Harding (03/04/2015)

Streamer 2, Early Thorn 3, Early Grey 1, Common Quaker 2, Hebrew Character 18, Clouded Drab 9  in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, c.7 C.

Michael Kane (04/04/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Peacock 1,  in Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, c.14 C.

Brian Power (05/04/2015)

Comma 7, in Cuilaphuca Wood, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c15 C.

Peacock 10, Comma 3, at S 683588, Kilbrannish, Co. Carlow.

Brian Power (06/04/2015)

Holly Blue 1, at S887 588, Ballypierce, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c.15 C.

Sandra Sheridan (06/04/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in garden at Ballyvoneen Co. Kildare. Calm, sunny 15 C.

Patrick Sheridan (06/4/2015)

Brimstone  6, (1 female)  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1,  at Lullybeg Co Kildare. Calm sunny 17 C.

Brimstone (male) 1,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at Hortland Co Kildare. Calm sunny 16 C.

Jesmond Harding (06/04/2015)

Streamer 1, Early Thorn 1, Early Grey 5, Common Quaker 14, Clouded Drab 17, Hebrew Character 21, Pale Pinnion 3, in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, 7 C.

Denise and Jesmond Harding (06/04/2015)

Brimstone 4 (1 female), Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4  along track on Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Calm, Sunny, c.15 C.

Small Tortoiseshells 2, on verge along R32 near Clare Hall Shopping Centre, Dublin. Conditions as above.

Peadar O’ Ceallaigh/ Elaine Mullins (06/04/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2,  in garden in Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Faint breeze, c. 15 C.

Douglas BelMaguire (07/04/2015)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock 9, Comma 2 (photo confirmation) at Ballytiglea, Borris, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c.15 C.

Ciaran Byrne via Brian Power (07/04/2015)

Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1, at Ballon, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c.15 C.

Patrick Sheridan, Alexander Harding, Jesmond Harding (08/04/2015)

Brimstone 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3 in Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light wind, 17 C.

Brimstone 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 6 in Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light wind, 17 C.

Myrtle Parker (07/04/2015)

Painted Lady 1, at Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Michael Kane (08/04/2015)

Orange-tip 1, one white, possibly Green-veined White, Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Pat Bell (08/04/2015)

Small White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2 on Royal Canal transect, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.17 C.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (09/04/2015)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 2, along lane/hedge in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, light wind, c17 C.

Michael Kane (09/04/2015)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, both photographed at Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Pat Bell (09/04/2015)

Peacock 1, in Maynooth garden. Cloud clearing to sunshine, c.16 C.

Paul Harding (09/04/2015)

Peacock 1, in garden on Viburnum tinus in Inse Bay estate, Laytown, Co. Meath. Sunny.

Pat Bell (10/04/2015)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, in Maynooth garden. Sunny, c.14 C.

Jesmond Harding (10/04/2015)

Common Quaker 13, Clouded Drab 4, Hebrew Character 19, Early Grey 2 in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool, calm, light rain, c.7 C.

Brian Power (13/04/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 1, at Sandycove, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Jesmond Harding (15/04/2015)

Orange-tip 1, at edge of Sean Walsh Park, Old Bawn, Tallaght, Dublin. Sunny, c.13 C.

Jesmond Harding (17/04/2015)

Streamer 1, Common Quaker 14, Clouded Drab 1, Hebrew Character 19, Twin-spot Quaker, Early Grey 1 , in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool, calm, c.7 C.

Rhiannon Laubach (18/04/2015)

Green-veined White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 at  Furnace, Newport, Co. Mayo,L 966981 .

Brian Power, Philip Strickland, Jesmond Harding (18/04/2015)

Green-veined White 8-10, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 8-10, Peacock 8, Comma 7, Speckled Wood 2, in Cuilaphuca Wood, Co. Carlow. Sunny, cool, light wind, c.12 C.

Green-veined White 10 plus, Holly Blue 15, Peacock 10 plus, Speckled Wood 3, Common Heath 2 at Kilbrannish, Co. Carlow.

Emperor moths 3, at foot of Mt. Leinster; conditions as above.

Rhiannon Laubach (19/04/2015)

Orange-tip (both males) 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, at  Furnace, Newport, Co. Mayo, L 966981 .

BWI Carlow Branch (19/04/2015)

Green-veined White  4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral  5, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 1,at Hook Head, Co. Wexford. Sunny, c.15 C.

Patricia and John Daly (20/04/2015)

Comma 2, in Tomnafinnoge Wood, near Tinahely, Co. Wicklow. A real delight and a first sighting of this beautiful butterfly for Patricia and John. At the current rapid rate of spread more Comma sightings further north are likely.

John Lovatt (21/04/2015)

Holly Blue seen:

Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Donabate Village, Co. Dublin, Newbridge Demesne.

Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock 3, at Newbridge Demesne, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.15 C.

Jesmond Harding (21/04/2015)

Holly Blue 1, on grounds adjoining Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght, Dublin. Sunny, c.14 C.

Zoe Devlin (22/04/2015)

Comma 1, in Camolin, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (23/04/2015)

Brimstone 2, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 5, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1, at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 2, at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mostly sunny, c.17 C.

John Lovatt (23/04/2015)

Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 6, at Slade Lane, Hook Head, Co. Wexford. Sunny, c.18 C.

Dermot Doran (23/04/2015)

Brimstone 1, in private garden in Thomastown, Co. Kildare. Sunny ,calm, 20 C.

Sandra Sheridan (23/04/2015)

Brimstone  1, (male),  Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 6, Small Tortoiseshell  1, Peacock 13, Speckled Wood 1, at Hortland, Co. Kildare . Sunny, calm, 20 C.

John Lovatt (24/04/2015)

Red Admiral 1, Hook Head, Co. Wexford.

John Lovatt (25/04/2015)

Green-veined White 10, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 10, in the general area at Hook Head, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (25/04/2015)

Hebrew Character 4, in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cold, c.0 C with grass frost.

Brian Power, Patrick Sheridan, Billy Burke (26/04/2015)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 13, Peacock  3, Speckled Wood 3, in Portlaw Wood, Co. Waterford. Sunny, light breeze, 13 C.

Rhiannon Laubach (30/04/2015)

Green-veined White 1, Small Copper 1,at  Furnace, Newport, Co. Mayo, L 966981 .

Myrtle Parker (30/04/2015)

Small Copper 1, at Minane Bridge, Co. Cork.

Jesmond Harding (01/05/2015)

Scarce Prominent (my first record of this moth) 1, Early Thorn 2, Common Quaker 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Clouded Drab 1, Hebrew Character 1, at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool, rain later during night.

Jesmond Harding (04/05/2015)

Dingy Skipper 1, Brimstone 2 ova on Alder Buckthorn, Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 3, Common Heath 1, at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Occasional sunshine, moderate south-east breeze, 12 C.

Brian Power (04/05/2015)

Green-veined White 7, Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Painted Lady 3, Wall 2, Speckled Wood 13 between Sandycove and The Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork. Windy, occasional sunshine.

Shane Farrell via John Lovatt (04/05/2015)

Comma 1, at Ballinoulart, Cahore, Co. Wexford.

John Lovatt (07/05/2015)

Green-veined White 7, near Bellacorick, Co. Mayo.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (09/05/2015)

Orange-tip 4, including a mated female (she rejected males by raising her abdomen into a 90 degree position which prevents pairing). Intermittent sunshine, c.12 C.

John Lovatt (09/05/2015)

Holly Blue 1, at Turvey Nature Park, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (09/05/2015)

Common Quaker 1, Twin-spotted Quaker 1, Hebrew Character 1, all worn in moth trap in Mulhussey, Co. Meath.Cool, breezy, light rain.

Brian Power (09/05/2015)

Green-veined White 3, Small White 1, Holly Blue 3, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 3, Emperor moth 1, a number of Common Heaths, at Kilbrannish Wood/ St John’s Hill, Co. Carlow. Overcast, windy.

Myrtle Parker (13/05/2015)

Wall Brown 1, Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (16/05/2015)

Dingy Skipper 2, Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 2, Peacock 2, Small Purple-barred 1, feeding on Common Dandelion at Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Windy, sunny spells, 12 C.

Brian Power (16/05/2015)

Green-veined Whites 4, Small White 20 plus, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Painted Lady 3, at Ballynamona, Ballycotton, Co. Cork.

Green-veined White 1, Small White 5, Wall Brown 4 at Ballycotton Cliff walk, Ballycotton, C. Cork.

Jesmond Harding (21/05/2015)

Dingy Skipper 5, Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 2, Small White 1, Orange-tip 3, Burnet Companion 1, on Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co.Kildare. Mainly cloudy, 13 C.

Dingy Skipper 4, Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 3, Small Copper 1, Mother Shipton 1, close to Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co.Kildare. Mainly cloudy, 14 C.

Dingy Skipper 10, Brimstone 6, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Lullymore, Co.Kildare. Mainly sunny, 15 C.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (21/05/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell larval nests 2, Small Square-spot 1, at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding (22/05/2015)

Scalloped Hazel 1, Poplar Hawkmoth 1, Clouded Bordered Brindle (dark form) 1, Hebrew Character 1, Small Square-spot 2 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool, clear, calm, lowest temperature c.5 C.

Ian Whitehouse (23/05/2015)

Dingy Skipper 5, Cryptic Wood White  3, Brimstone 2, (1 male) Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, at Lullymore.

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White  1, Brimstone 2, (1 female laying on Alder Buckthorn) Orange-tip 3, (4 eggs found on one Lady’s Smock only) Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary 2 at Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, mild.

Bob Aldwell, Frank Smyth (23/05/2015)

Marsh Fritillary 111, at Bull Island; many larvae also present.

Brian Power (23/05/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 6, Small White 1, Orange-tip  1, (female on large Cardamine sp with several ova) Common Blue 20 plus,  Speckled Wood 1, in quarry at Clonegal, Co. Carlow.

Cryptic Wood White 1, Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small White 2, Green Hairstreak 7, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 7, Speckled Wood 1, several Fox moths, Brown Silver-lines and Common Heath at John’s Hill, Co. Carlow.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Common Blue 2, Peacock 1 at Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow.

Jesmond Harding (24/05/2015)

Dingy Skipper 8, Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 2, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 3, one laying eggs, Mother Shipton 1 on Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Mild, brief sunny intervals, c.17 C.

Brian Power (24/05/2015)

Small White  2, Green-veined  White  2, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 4, Wall 4, Speckled Wood 3 at Carne, Co. Wexford.

Pat Bell (24/05/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 15,  Small Heath 2 at Buckroney Nature Reserve, just south of Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow. Some good sunshine, 16 C.

Pat Bell (28/05/2015)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 3, Common Blue 1 at Dunshane Common, Co. Kildare. Sunny initially, 14 C.

BCI Outing to Lullybeg Reserve; records by Ian Whitehouse (30/05/2015)

Dingy Skippers, Brimstone ova and larvae, Orange-tip female, ova and larvae,  Common Blue, Small Copper, Marsh Fritillary 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth. Mainly overcast, c.14 C.

Alexander and Jesmond Harding (03/06/2015)

Dingy Skipper  5, Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 7 (4 females), Orange-tip 3, Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Peacock 1, Marsh Fritillary 9, Mother Shipton moth 1, Burnet Companion 2 at Lullybeg Butterfly Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Cool, breezy, cloudy with initial sunshine, 13 C.

One Small Blue in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. It is the offspring of females that laid on my Kidney Vetch last June. No caging or any other intervention employed in the development of this butterfly.

Brimstone moth 5, Common White Wave 1, Common Pug 1, Scalloped Hazel 2, Buff-tip 1, Clouded-bordered Brindle 2, Heart and Dart 1, Small Square-spot 12 in garden, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Lowest temp. c.8 C.

Eddie Gilligan, Alexander, Andrew, Jesmond Harding (04/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 4, Small White 3, Orange-tip 4, Green-veined White 3, Common Blue 10 plus including mating pair, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1, Silver-ground Carpet 1, Cinnabar 2, Burnet Companion 3 at and around Louisa Bridge, Co. Kildare. Hazy sunshine, light breeze, c.14 C.

Jesmond Harding (05/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Dingy Skipper 3, Brimstone 1, Small White 1, Marsh Fritillary (unmated female), Elephant Hawkmoth (freshly emerged, drying/expanding wings), Emperor moth larvae on birch sapling 15 plus at Lullymore except Marsh Fritillary at Lullybeg. Cool, strong breeze, c.13 C.

Brian Power (06/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 2,Small White 1,Green-veined White 1,Common Blue 10, Comma, Speckled Wood 1 at Cuilaphucca Wood, Co. Carlow.

Cryptic Wood White 30 plus, Small White 10, Green-veined White 2, Green Hairstreak 15, all on Bilberry, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 20, Speckled Wood 4 at Kilbranish/John’s Hill, Co. Carlow.

Richard Kelly (06/06/2015)

One Hummingbird Hawkmoth, captured on film, taking the nectar at the Country Life garden centre in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford.

Brian Power (07/06/2015)

Small White 20 plus, Green-veined White 5, Red Admiral 20 plus, Painted Lady 20 plus on Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford.

Jesmond Harding (07/06/2015)

Dingy Skipper 3, Brimstone 3, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Marsh Fritillary 12, Small Heath 2, Burnet  Companion 2, Mother Shipton 1 at Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Cool, northerly breeze, mixture of sun and shade, 13 C.

Jesmond Harding (07/06/2015)

Small Phoenix 1, Flame Carpet 1, Mottled Pug 1, Scalloped Hazel 2, White Ermine 1, Clouded-bordered Brindle 3, Rustic Shoulder Knot 1, Heart and Dart 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Small Square-spot 10, Double Square-spot 1, in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, min temp c.6 C.

Alexander, Andrew and Jesmond Harding (08/06/2015)

Small White 1, Common Blue 20 plus, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 42, some very small, probably caused by undernourishment during larval state, Small Heath 3, Cinnabar 2 on North Bull Island. Brisk northerly breeze, sunny interval initially, 14 C.

John Lovatt (08/06/2015)

Green Hairstreaks seen at Bellacorick, Co. Mayo.

Anna Collins (09/06/2015)

Meadow Brown 1, at Equine Centre, Co. Kildare.

Ian Whitehouse (09/06/2015)

Common Blue 4, Peacock 1 at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Brimstone 1, Dingy Skipper numerous,  Common Blue numerous, Marsh Fritillary 3 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Ian Whitehouse (10/06/2015)

Common Blue 3, Small Heath 2 at Portrane, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (11/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 6, Orange-tip 3, Marsh Fritillary 7, Small Heath 2, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet pupae 12 plus, Burnet Companion 2 at Pollardstown Fen Co. Kildare, all before noon. Sunny with one prolonged cloudy interval, c.15 C. See post on Home Page.

Orange-tip 3, Marsh Fritillary 8 at Dunshane Common (south side). Cloudy throughout, c.15 C.

Jesmond Harding (12/06/2015)

Common Swift 3, Map-winged Swift 1, Broken-barred Carpet 4, Flame Carpet 1, Mottled Pug 6, White Ermine 3, Buff Ermine 1, Brimstone 2, Pale Tussock 2, Elephant Hawkmoth 1, Clouded-bordered Brindle 12, Flame Shoulder 1, Rustic Shoulder-knot 2, Small Square-spot 29, Double-square-spot 1, Alder Moth 1, Spectacle 3, Beautiful Golden Y 1, Bee moth 1 (female) in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, c.12 C.

Ian Whitehouse (13/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Common Blue, numerous, especially males, Small Blue 2, Dark Green Fritillary 2 males, Small Heath numerous especially near river at Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow.

Denise & Jesmond Harding (13/06/2015)

Dingy Skipper 2, Brimstone 2, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Marsh Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 2, Large Heath 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 2, Mother Shipton 1, Burnet Companion 4 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly Sunny, 16 C.

Dingy Skipper 4, Cryptic Wood White 1, Brimstone 1, Orange-tip 2, Common Blue 7, Marsh Fritillary 2, Small Heath 15, Burnet Companion 3, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 at Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Mainly Sunny, 16 C.

BCI Outing (14/06/2015)

Dingy Skipper 1o plus, Cryptic (?) Wood White 20 plus, Small White 1, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 30 plus, Marsh Fritillary 50 plus, Small Heath 1, Burnet Companion several, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 3 on outstanding limestone grassland site adjoining car park at N41412 69248 at Collure, Lough Derravaragh, Co. Westmeath. Report to follow on Home Page. Mainly sunny, light breeze, c.18-19 C.

Jesmond Harding (19/06/2015)

Common Swift 4, Common Carpet 2, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Silver-ground Carpet 1, Common Marbled Carpet 4, Green Carpet 1, Purple-bar 1, Mottled Pug 1,  Clouded Silver 1, Scalloped Hazel 1, Brimstone moth 2, Pebble Prominent 1, Pale Tussock 1, White Ermine 8, Buff Ermine 3, Clouded Bordered-brindle 5, Heart and Dart 2, Flame Shoulder 3, Small Square-spot 28, Marbled Minor agg 2, Dot moth 1, Plain Golden Y 6 in garden light trap at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, light rain, low of c.7 C .

Brimstone 1, Cryptic Wood White 1, Orange-tip 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 11, Marsh Fritillary 2 (females, feeding), Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 38, Common Heath 4, Burnet Companion 10 plus on Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19C.

Orange-tip 2, Marsh Fritillary 1 (male), Small Heath 2, Silver Hook 1 along ride between Lullymore and Lullybeg.

Brimstone 1 (male), Common Blue 4, Marsh Fritillary 2 (males), Small Heath 5, Grass Wave 1, Silver Hook 1  at Lullymore, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 1 (newly emerged), Speckled Wood 16 along lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Brian Power (20/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 50 plus, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 15, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1 (large influx expected over the coming days; see http://butterfly-conservation.org/48-9304/the-lady-descends–again.html), Dark Green Fritillary 4, Speckled Wood 9, Meadow Brown 11, Small Heath 1 at Kilbrannish, Co. Carlow.

Michael Kane (23/06/2015)

Painted Lady 1 and Speckled Woods at Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, c.19 C.

Jesmond Harding (23/06/2015)

Green-veined White 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1 in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, calm , C. 19 C.

Ian Whitehouse (23/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Large Heath numerous on Clara Bog West around raised walkway, Co. Offaly.

Cryptic Wood White, Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood off lane on fringes of bog, Clara Bog East, Co. Offaly. Light SW breeze, hazy sunshine, 19 C.

Jesmond Harding (25/06/2015)

Small Magpie 1, Common Swift 1, Map-winged Swift 4, Ghost moth 1, Riband Wave 1, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Silver-ground Carpet 1, Flame Carpet 1, Common Marbled Carpet 1, Clouded Silver 1, Brimstone moth 2, Willow Beauty 1,Pale Tussock 2, White Ermine 8, Buff Ermine 3, Buff Arches 1, Peach Blossom 2,  Clouded Bordered-brindle 5, Clouded Brindle 1, Dusky Brocade 2, Heart and Dart 22, Flame Shoulder 4, The Flame 4, Elephant Hawkmoth 3, Dark Arches 2, Small Square-spot 11, Setaceous Hebrew Character 2, Clay 2, Bright-line Brown-eye 3, Shark 1, Marbled Minor agg 2, Dot moth 3, Large Yellow Underwing 4, Plain Golden Y 4, Beautiful Golden Y 1, Goldspot 1,  Burnished Brass 1, Small Fan-foot 1, in garden light trap at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

BCI/Burrenbeo (26/06/2015)

Common Blue 20 plus, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Speckled Wood 5 plus, Small Heath 3, Transparent Burnet 30 plus including six mating pairs, several Six-spot Burnets, White-spotted Sable 3, Least Minor 1 at Gortlecka during the afternoon; at night at Carran over 150 moth species including Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Bordered Sallow, Dark Brocade, Green Silver-lines, Pyrausta sanguinalis, etc. Sunny during the day, c.17C; night mainly overcast, lows of c.11 C.

Jesmond Harding (29/06/2015)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Marsh Fritillary 8, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 1, Small Heath 15, Silver Hook 1 at Dunshane Common, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast with brief sunny spells; c. 20 C.

Lucy Bell and Pat Bell (29/06/2015)

Large Heath 4 at Ballinafagh Bog, Co. Kildare.

Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 adult and 20 plus larvae, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 20 plus, Ringlet 10 plus at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, c.20 C.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (30/06/2015)

Small Skipper 2, Green Hairstreak 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 10 plus, Ringlet 5 at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny 19 C.

John Lovatt (02/07/2015)

Large Heath 5, at Bellacorick, Co. Mayo.

Jesmond Harding (04/07/2015)

Common Blue 10 plus, Dark Green Fritillary 30 plus, Marsh Fritillary 1, Small Heath 5, Transparent Burnet 10 plus at Fahee North, Co. Clare. Mainly overcast, brief sunny intervals, breezy, c.18 C.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (05/07/2015)

Dingy Skipper 1, Wood White 4, Small White 1, Large White 1, Common Blue 28, Dark Green Fritillary 104 plus, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 4, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 20 plus, Forester 1, Transparent Burnet 10, Wood Tiger 2 along Clooncoose Green Road between gate at right turn for Lough Avalla, R 295 945 and gate at Creevagh, R 273 955. Sunny, breezy, 19 C.

Jesmond Harding (06/07/2015)

Common Blue, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Heath numerous, Speckled Wood,  Meadow Brown,  Ringlet in smaller numbers, Forester 10 plus, Transparent Burnet superabundant, Six-spot Burnet 6 plus, Wood Tiger 1 at Clooncoose along south facing slopes above Green Road; Foresters found in numbers on gentle, mossy slope with high density of Sheep’s Sorrel and Salad Burnet. Sunny, breezy, c.19 C.

Alex and Jesmond Harding (09/07/2015)

Green-veined White, second brood male 1, Small Tortoiseshell, first brood 1, Peacock, tattered, last year’s generation 1, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary, male, 1, Speckled Wood 3, Meadow Brown 5 plus, Ringlets numerous along track leading to IPCC reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19 C.

Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 20, Ringlet 95, Small Heath 5 on Lullybeg Butterfly (Crabtree )Reserve, Co. Kildare. Overcast, warm, 17 C.

Pat Bell (10/07/2015)

Small White 6, Large White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 25, Meadow Brown 83, Ringlet 86 on transect at Stacumny, Co. Kildare. Theses peak numbers are c. two weeks later than 2014. Sunny, c. 19 C.

Bob Aldwell (12/07/2015)

Red Admiral 2, one laying eggs, c.50 Ringlets at Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Overcast but warm, c.18 C.

Pat Bell (12/08/2015)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth in garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c. 16 C.

Brian Power (13/07/2015)

Small Blue 10 plus, on private land, Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow.

Purple Hairstreak 2, at Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow.

Pat Bell (14/07/2015)

Small White 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown c.10, Ringlet 20 plus, Speckled Wood 2 in Killinthomas Wood, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, c. 17 C.

BCI Outing (18/07/2015)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 5, Purple Hairstreak 1, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock larvae, final instar 5, Red Admiral 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Comma 20 plus, including 7 seen at once, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 5 plus, Ringlet 10 plus, Riband Wave 1, Buff Footman 1, Buff-tip 1, Elephant Hawkmoth larva (dark form) on Rosebay Willowherb 1, several odonates, especially Banded and Beautiful Demoiselle and Brown Hawker, Speckled Bush Cricket along banks of River Barrow near Ballytiglea Bridge, Co. Carlow. Overcast conditions followed by intermittent sunshine, breezy, 17 C.

Brian Power (18/07/2015)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1,  Comma 4, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 5, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 3 in Cuilaphuca Wood, Co. Carlow. Sunny, 17 C.

Denise & Jesmond Harding (22/07/2015)

Small White 5, Large White 1, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 10, Grayling 1, Small Heath 6 among dunes at Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Cool, breezy, mainly cloudy with short sunny spells, c.14 C.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (25/07/2015)

Small White 1, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock (new emergent) 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 1, Comma 3, Silver-washed Fritillary 19, including ovipositing female and mating pair in nuptial flight, Hedge Brown 20, Meadow Brown c.15, Ringlet  c.25, Small Heath 5, numerous Six-spot Burnets, including one being eaten by male Emperor Dragonfly, smaller number of Silver Y and Shaded Broad-bar moths, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at Ravenwood, Co. Wexford. We were surprised not to see the Grayling. A mix of cloud and sunshine, 16 C.

John Lovatt (25/07/2015)

Meadow Brown 33, on section of transect at Newbridge Park, Dublin where grass was cut on 20/06/2015. On 28/07/2014, the number of Meadow Browns counted on this section, then allowed to grow long, was 754! Sunny, c.16 C.

Pat Bell (21/07/2015)

Small White 3, Green-veined White 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Red Admiral 2, Comma 3,  Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet 1 along Barrow Way north of Carlow town. Mostly cloudy, c.17 C.

Ian Rippey (28/07/2015)

Comma 10 at Poulsack Bridge over River Sow, near Castlebridge, Co. Wexford.

Harding family (30/07/2015)

Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 18, all fresh specimens, near Ben Wiskin, Co. Sligo. Cool, calm. 13 C.

BCNI/BCI Outing (01/08/2015)

Green-veined White 5, Purple Hairstreak 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock larval nest 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 32, Meadow Brown 5, Ringlet uncounted but numerous, Speckled Wood 1 at Crom, Co. Fermanagh. Mainly dry, short rain showers, good sunny spells, c.15 C.

Philip Strickland (02/08/2015)

Comma, Dark Green Fritillary (not common on this site) at Ravenwood and environs, Co. Wexford.

Terry Bannon (03/08/2015)

Silver-washed Fritillary, Garden Tiger at Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny.

Pat Bell (03/08/2015)

Large White 1, Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 1, Red Admiral, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1, in garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19 C.

Michael Friel (04/08/2015)

Green-veined White 2, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue several, Small Tortoiseshell, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Browns, Speckled Woods at road beside deciduous woodland at Kilbrittain, Co. Cork.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (04/08/2015)

Brimstone 1, Green-veined White 6, Small Tortoiseshell larval nests 15 plus, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Meadow Brown 17, Ringlet 5, Small Heath 3 at Lullybeg reserve and environs. Cool, sunny spells, 15 C.

Harding family (07/08/2015)

Wood White 1, Brimstone 5, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Dark Green Fritillary 3, Grayling 10 plus, Meadow Brown 10 plus, Ringlet 10 plus, Small Heath 20 plus, Northern Eggar 3 at Coolorta, Burren National Park, Co. Clare. Sunny, 18 C.

Jesmond Harding (07/08/2015)

Brimstone 3, Large White 1, Common Blue 2, Brown Hairstreak (fresh male) 1, Peacock 1, Dark Green Fritillary 2, Speckled Wood 1, Grayling 1, Small Heath 5 plus, Northern Eggar 1, at Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Sunny, 19 C.

John Lovatt (08/08/2015)

Painted Lady 1, in Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Ian Whitehouse (09/08/2015)

Brimstone (male), Small White, Large White, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Common Blue, Peacock, Silver-washed Fritillary 2, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Small Heath 3 at Lullybeg Reserve, Co. Kildare. Patchy sunshine, c. 17 C.

Jesmond Harding (10/08/2015)

Holly Blue 1 in grounds of Tallaght Hospital, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.18C.

Mike and Songha Friel (13/08/2015)

Small Copper 2, Common Blue 2, Peacock 1, Wall 3-4, Grayling 12 plus, Hedge Brown 4, Meadow Brown numerous on ungrazed coastal scrub/heath about 150 m inland from cliffs at Ballymacshoneen, Cork  at 51deg34′25″N and 8deg34′19″W. Sunny, 21 C.

Pat Bell (13/08/2015)

Large White 3, Small White 21, Green-veined White 24, Small Copper, Common Blue 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5, Comma 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 3, Ringlet 2 on the Barrow Way north of Maganey Bridge, Co. Kildare. This is the first confirmed Comma (photographs provided) for Co. Kildare. Sunny, 22 C.

Michael Kane (13/08/2015)

Comma 1 on Buddleia at Mulberry, Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford at T008448.

Eamonn McLoughlainn , reported to BCI by John Lovatt (14/08/2015)

Comma 1 at St Brigid’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary.

Michael Ryan (14/08/2015)

Comma 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at Buddleia at Huntingdon Gardens, Clonegal, Co. Carlow, S913608.

Ian Whitehouse (16/08/2015)

Small White, Large White, Small Copper, Peacock, Grayling, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood at Rocky Valley Drive, Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow. Mostly sunny, breezy, 16 C.

Andrew and Jesmond Harding (17/08/2015)

Brimstone 11, Large White 1, Small White 8, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 3, Marsh Fritillary larval nest 1, Meadow Brown 9, Ringlet 3, Small Heath 3 on Lullybeg Crabtree Butterfly Reserve. Sunny with cloudy periods, 20 C during sunshine.

Brimstone 16, Silver-washed Fritillary 4 in Lullybeg outside reserve and Lullymore.

John Lovatt (17/08/2015)

Large White 3, Green-veined White 3,  Small Tortoiseshell 1, Meadow Brown 6 at Lough Ramor, Virginia, Co. Cavan.

Jesmond Harding (18/08/2015)

Essex Skipper 14, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Small White 3, Small Tortoiseshell  pupae 2, Peacock 2, Meadow Brown 3 at Mucklon, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 19 C.

Small Skipper 10, Brimstone 3, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1 and larval nest 1, Peacock 2, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 2, Meadow Brown 3 at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare.

Michael Jacob (21/08/2015)

Brimstone numerous, Small White, Small Copper, Common Blue present in smaller numbers, Peacock numerous, Silver-washed Fritillary 10, Meadow Brown in small numbers, Ringlet 2, Small Heath 1 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.22 C.

Mike Friel (22/08/2015)

Hedge Brown 8-9, at  on ungrazed coastal scrub/heath about 150 m inland from cliffs at Ballymacshoneen, Cork  at 51deg34′25″N and 8deg34′19″W.

Jesmond Harding (24/08/2014)

Green-veined White 6, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 6, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 6, Fox Moth larva 1 along Milltown feeder for Grand Canal, N760178, Co. Kildare. Mix of cloud/sun, c.17 C.

Green-veined White 10 plus, Small Copper 3, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 3, Painted Lady 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 6, Shaded Broad-bar numerous, Fox moth larva (being attacked by beetle) at Pollardstown Fen, Pollardstown, Co. Kildare.

Michael Kane (29/08/2015)

Comma 1 on Ice Plant at Mulberry, Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford at T008448. Comma looks like dark form, not Hutchinsonii.

Jesmond Harding (29/08/2015)

Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 1, Small Copper  7, Common Blue  3, Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 60 plus including one aberrant with large orange-yellow patch on forewings, Red Admiral 2, Painted Lady 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 3, Meadow Brown 10, Knotgrass larva on Downy Birch 1 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Mainly sunny, c.18 C.

Jesmond Harding (05/09/2015)

Purple Bar, Common Carpet, Magpie moth.  Hedge Rustic, Rosy Rustic, Ear Moth, Burren Green 6, Antler Moth, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing at Parknabinnia, Co. Clare. Northerly breeze, c.10 C.

Pat Bell (05/09/2015)

Small White 5, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 20 plus, Silver Y 1 on the Barrow Way, north of Maganey Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.16 C.

BCI/Burrenbeo Trust (06/09/2015)

Common Blue 1, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 7, Grayling 5 including mating pair, Meadow Brown 1, Small Heath 2 at Fahee North, Co. Clare. Sunny, warm, c.18 C.

Jonathan Shackleton, Jesmond Harding (06/09/2015)

Grayling 3, Meadow Brown 5 at c. 7 pm on limestone grassland at Fanore, Co. Clare. Cool, sunny, 13 C.

Dave McKay (06/09/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Grayling 7, Meadow Brown 1 at Mullaghmore, Co. Clare.

Martin Blalw (06/09/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, Comma 2 in garden near Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow.

John Lovatt (06/09/2015)

Holly Blue 1, Donabate village.

Pat Bell (08/09/2015)

Large White 1,Small White 1, Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 6, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 6, Speckled Wood 1 in Maynooth garden. Sunny, c.19 C.

John Lovatt (08/09/2015)

Large White 1, Green-veined White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 8, Peacock 6, Red Admiral 8, Speckled Wood 1 at Crover and Rusheen, Co.s Cavan/Meath.

Tom and Brigid Seale (09/09/2015)

Fully fed Goat moth larva sighted at Cloonahinch-Woodlawn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, M693316.

Pat Bell (10/09/2015)

Large White 3, Small White 4, Common Blue  5,Small Tortoiseshell 11, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 14, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 1 at Burtown House Gardens, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.19 c.

Andrew Harding (10/09/2015)

Large White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 19, Peacock 1,Red Admiral 2 in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, c. 19 C.

Jesmond Harding (10/09/2015)

Holly Blue 1 in woodland in Seán Walsh Park, Tallaght, Co. Dublin.

Caroline Mc Donald (11/09/2015)

Brimstone 1, Peacock 6, Silver-washed Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 10 plus at Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Sunny, c.19 C.

Jesmond Harding (12/09/2015)

Large White 1, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 20 plus, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 6, Pale Tussock larva on birch 1 at Timahoe Bog, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c.15 C.

Holly Blue 1, near pub in Timahoe, Co Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell 12, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 in garden at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Large White 2, Portmarnock garden, Co. Dublin.

Daithi De Brun (14/08/2015)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth on Verbena in garden in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Mainly overcast, c.14 C.

John Lovatt (15/09/2015)

Large White 4, Small White 1, Green-veined White 2, Small Tortoiseshell 19, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 24, Speckled Wood 41 at Hook Head, Co. Wexford.

Kieran Finch (19/09/2015)

Comma 1, in a small clearing in beech woodland in Mangans townland at T034749, Co. Wicklow

Jesmond Harding (22/09/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 7, Red Admiral 5 (including one well grown larva), Speckled Wood 17 at Mulhussey townland, Co. Meath. Sunny spells, c.15 C.

Jesmond Harding (25/09/2015)

Small White 1, Small Tortoiseshell 10, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 4, Speckled Wood  1 in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 16 C.

Michael Kane (25/09/2015)

Small White larva 1, Large White larvae 5, Painted Lady 1 on Verbena at High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (26/09/2015)

Brimstone 7, Small Copper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 60 plus, Peacock 15, Red Admiral 25, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 10 plus, Meadow Brown 1 mainly on Devil’s-bit Scabious at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 16 C.

Jesmond Harding (27/09/2015)

Holly Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 20 along sunny hedged lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 16 C.

Philip Strickland (27/09/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 8, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 1 on garden buddleia in garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

John Lovatt (28/09/2015)

Clouded Yellow 1, Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.17 C.

John Lovatt (29/09/2015)

Clouded Yellow 1, Red Admiral 10, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 20 at The Hook, Co. Wexford. Sunny, c.16 C.

Jesmond Harding (02/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 1, Silver Y moth 2 in garden in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 15 C.

Jesmond Harding (04/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Speckled Wood 6, Angle Shades 1, Silver Y 1 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny at 11:30, c.14 C.

John Lovatt (05/10/2015)

Painted Lady 1 at pier in Howth, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (09/10/2015)

Holly Blue 1 male, Speckled Wood 11 along lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 16 C.

Jesmond Harding (10/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5, Pink-barred Sallow 1, Pale Tussock larva 1, Black Darter 2 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Overcast, calm, 14 C.

Pat Bell (13/10/2015)

Speckled Wood 9; odonates: Common Darter 4, Brown Hawker 2 along Barrow Way, north of Maganey and south of Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, c. 13 C.

John Lovatt (14/10/2015)

Speckled Wood 10 at Lullybeg, outside reserve to the south, Co. Kildare. Some sunshine in morning, c. 14 C.

Jesmond Harding (16/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 5 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, light breeze, 13 C.

Jacinta Conlon (16/10/2015)

Small White 20 plus in vegetable garden on Golden Hill, near Manor Kilbride, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (17/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, freshly emerged, still in nettles at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Dull, c.12 C.

Common Marbled Carpet 1, November Moth 5, Red-green Carpet 1, Beaded Chestnut 11, Green Brindled Crescent 3, Blair’s Shoulder-knot 7, Rosy Rustic 3, Setaceous Hebrew Character 2, Red-line Quaker 1, Merveille du Jour 2 in garden at Mulhussey Co. Meath. Min temp c.8 C.

Pat Bell (22/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, on Barrow Way, north of Maganey Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, windy, 14C.

John Lovatt (24/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, found in glasshouse of friend, Peacock 1 in garden in Donabate, Co. Dublin. The Small Tortoiseshell left the glasshouse.

Brian Power (24/10/2015)

Speckled Wood 1, Cuilaphuca Wood, Co. Carlow.

Michael Jacob, Ger Mulligan, Jesmond Harding (28/10/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 4, Speckled Wood  (female) 1, Vapourer moth 1, Black Darters 2, in tandem, Common Darter 3, larger dragonfly, probably Common Hawker 1, in Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13 C.

Michael Friel (02/11/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1 (pristine), Silver Y 1 at Ballymacshoneen townland, Co. Cork, in beautiful sunshine, between 4-4:30pm.

Richella Duggan (02/11/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, (pristine) along canal at N10580 70602, outside Longford. Sunny, c.14C.

Patrick Sheridan (03/11/2015)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, in garden at Ballyvoneen, Co. Kildare, at M804 408. Sunny, warm, 15C.

Michael Friel (04/11/2015)

Peacock 1, basking in Cushkinny Nature Reserve, Cobh, Co. Cork, in bright morning  sunshine with a light breeze.

Richella Duggan (06/11/2015)

Red Admiral 1 alongside canal at N11705 72355, near Longford.

Frank Smyth (08/12/2015) Report by Bob Aldwell.

Red Admiral 1, observed laying four ova on nettles at Howth, Co. Dublin. Overcast, 9 C.

Sean Geraty (12/12/2015)

Painted Lady 1, at shingle beach at Six-mile-point, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow. Quite a surprise so late in the year, and in blustery conditions.