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2017 Records

Below are the records for 2017. First sightings for each species are given in bold.

Myrtle Parker (20/01/2017)

Red Admiral 1, at Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Coilin MacLochlainn (24/01/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, in garden at Sandyford, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (28/01/2017)

Dotted Border 1, on front door at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Frank Smyth (08/02/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 12 webs with about 70 larvae per web basking on dried grass among Devil’s-bit Scabious; these are out about 2-3 weeks before the main emergence; larvae found at Alder Marsh, Dollymount, Dublin, at O 244378. Sunny, 7 C.

Jesmond Harding (18/02/2017)

Brown Hairstreak ova 4, on south facing Common Blackthorn at c.1.5m up on plants  at the edge of an uncut hedge in the Burren National Park, Gortlecka, Co. Clare.

Jesmond Harding (19/02/2017)

Winter Moth 1, Early Thorn 1 in The Glebe, Corofin, Co. Clare. The Early Thorn evaded two attacks from a House Sparrow by diving towards the ground.

Craig Ayres (24/02/2017)

Peacock 1 at G849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Joan Smyth (27/02/2017)

Peacock 1 basking on footpath at 11:30am, at Carrickbrack, Sutton, Co. Dublin at O 266382. Sunny, 7C.

Con O’Donnell (05/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 647407, Greencastle, Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Sunny, 10C.

Pat Bell (08/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, in Irish Wheelchair Association Biodiversity Garden, Clane, Co. Kildare. Sunny, calm, 13C.

Pat Wyse (09/03/2017)

Brimstone 1, on Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (10/03/2017)

Shoulder Stripe 1, Common Quaker 26, Twin-spot Quaker 1, Clouded Drab 2, Hebrew Character 8 in garden at N922425, Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Calm, mild, 12C at 9pm.

Pat Wyse and Jesmond Harding (11/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 18, Dotted Border 1 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Mainly overcast, sunny from about 2pm; 14C in sunshine.

Jesmond Harding (11/03/2017)

Brimstone 3 males seen together, Marsh Fritillary nest 1 at Lullybeg (seen with Pat Wyse), Co. Kildare. Sunny when Brimstones seen; 14C in sunshine.

Lucy Bell (11/03/2017)

Brimstone 1, in Garryland Nature Reserve, Co. Galway. Sunny, 15C.

Brian Power (12/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Old Head of Kinsale, on Common Dandelion; a great plant for spring butterflies!

Pat Bell (13/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Royal Canal transect, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Pat Bell (14/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Barrow Way north of Maganey Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15C.

Alexander Harding (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, seen in our garden at 1:45pm at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 15C.

Pat Bell (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1, on Stacumny transect, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 15C.

Paul Cutler (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, on Red Dead-nettle in my garden in Killane, Ballon, Co. Carlow, at S813652. Sunny during the morning, c.14C.

Karen Bennett (15/03/2017)

Brimstone 4 on railway track at  S683933, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 16C.

Rob Delaney (15/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Red Admiral 1 in my garden near Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (16/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 at Kilbogget Park, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, breezy, 13C.

Andrew Power (20/03/2017)

Comma 4 seen during a ten minute search in a wood near Kildavin, Co. Carlow. Sunny, c.12C.

Rob Delaney (20/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden near Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

Elizabeth Dunne (23/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1, taking nectar in a private garden at S 515547, Kilkenny.

Patrick Sheridan (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 on canal bank at N 623103, Monasterevin, Co. Kildare. Sunny, cool, 8C.

Pat Bell (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, nectaring on dandelion in my garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 9C.

Jesmond Harding (24/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 9, Peacock 1 from c.3pm-4pm at Louisa Bridge, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light easterly breeze, 10C.

Sandra Sheridan (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 6 on canal bank at N 780416, Enfield, Co. Meath. Sunny, warm, 13C.

Jesmond Harding (25/03/2017)

Brimstone 10 plus, all males, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 4 at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, very light breeze, 15.4C at 11:35am.

Jesmond Harding and Philip Strickland (25/03/2017)

Brimstone 3, (note: 2 males seen around 2:30pm but P.Strickland observed a female in late morning in the same area) Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 4 along track adjoining IPCC reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kidare. Sunny, c.15C at 2:30pm.

Jesmond Harding and Patrick Sheridan (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2 at c.5pm along bank of Royal Canal at Posseckstown, Co. Meath. Sunny, c.14C.

Pat Wyse (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 2, at Coonough, Carbury, Co. Kildare. Sunny 13C.

Paul Cutler (25/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at S 870658 on the banks of the River Slaney, Altamont Estate, Co. Carlow. Sunny, warm morning.

Paul Cutler (26/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at S 870658 on the banks of the River Slaney, Altamont Estate, Co. Carlow. Sunny, warm.

Michael Kane (26/03/2017)

Peacock 3 seen at about 2pm at High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, c.15C.

Robert Aldwell (26/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell in private garden, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Robert Aldwell (26/03/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 1 in Booterstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 in Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

George McDermott (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 34603139 in Amazing Grace Park, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Joan Bruck (27/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at Ballinlough, Cork City.

Sue and John Shiels (27/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 022209 in walled garden at Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Elaine Mullins (27/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 at Carrick Hill Heights, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C.

Jesmond Harding (28/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in grounds of second level school in Old Bawn, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C.

David Mcilveen (29/03/2017)

Peacock 1 at C 356 230, Inch Nature Reserve, C. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (31/03/2017)

Holly Blue 1 flying around ivy, at 11:15am at GR 02128, edge of Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.15C.

Holly Blue 1 female basking on south facing privet in my garden at GR 02228 Newtownpark Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Also a newly emerged Listrodromus nycthemerus from a Holly Blue pupa one of a number formed by larvae collected locally last autumn and stored in a cool place indoor since then.

Jesmond Harding (31/03/2017)

March Moth 1, Small Quaker 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Common Quaker 33, Clouded Drab 8, Hebrew Character 14, Early Grey 4, Pale Pinnion 2 at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Cool overnight, c.4C min temp.

Michael Kane (01/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in Tomsollagh, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Ian Whitehouse (01/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in garden at Deansgrange, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, light breeze, 12C.

Jesmond Harding (02/04/2017)

Small White 1, fluttering around Muscari at Intel roundabout, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 14C.

Robert Aldwell (02/04/2017)

Holly Blue 2 (11:45am) flying 3m above ground, near ivy, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 1 at O 2626 in Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Sunny spells, 12-13C.

Ian Whitehouse (02/04/2017)

Brimstone 2 males, Peacock 3, Marsh Fritillary larval nests 7 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny spells, light breezes, 13C.

Robert Aldwell (07/04/2017)

Holly Blue 4 at O 1622, southwest area of Stephen’s Green, Dublin Holly Blue 2 at O 1633 , on ivy in south side of Merrion Square, Dublin. Sunny, c.13C.

Jesmond Harding (07/04/2017) Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1, along sheltered lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, 13C.

Michael Gray (07/04/2017)

Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1 in my garden at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Sunny.

Philip Strickland and Jesmond Harding (08/04/2017)

Orange Tip 1, Brimstone 6 (including four females with at least two laying on Common Buckthorn and Alder Buckthorn), Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2 along recently cleared track in Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 18C in afternoon.

Patrick Sheridan and Theresa Bennett (08/04/2017)

Brimstone 2, Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 26, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 5, Speckled Wood 3, in square S 69 along River Barrow, Athy, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C. Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 9 at N60, Oghill, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 13C.

Patrick Sheridan (08/04/2017)

Brimstone 1 at N60, Cloney, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, 17C.

Brimstone 5, Orange-tip 1 Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at N61, Clonmoyle, Co. Kildare. Sunny, warm, 17C.

Ethna Diver (08/04/2017)

Speckled Wood 1 at C 178127 in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Pat Bell (08/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 in my garden in Maynooth, Co. Kildare. This is two weeks earlier than my first garden Holly Blue in 2016. Sunny, 17C.

Robert Aldwell (08/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1 seen at 11:15am at  O 214382, Raheny Dart Station, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 12C.

Helen Cloney (08/04/2017)

Peacock 2, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at S 8848 at Caim, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Craig Ayers (08/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at G 849831 at Lettermore, Inver, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth and Robert Aldwell (08/04/2017)

Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1 at O 266 374, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 283 366, on cliff path, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (11/04/2017)

Green-veined White 5, Marsh Fritillary larvae; 100’s, all singles; could be an early flight this year, at O 245 379, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (12/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1 along boreen at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny spells, windy, c.14C.

David Mcilveen (12/04/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 14, Peacock 1 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (15/04/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1 at G 868685, Knather Wood near Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5 at G 868685, Lr. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

Ethna Diver (17/04/2017)

Water Carpet 3, Hebrew Character 3, at C20, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (17/04/2017)

Marsh Fritillary larvae 9 basking on heath at Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. This extensive site’s Marsh Fritillary population had been monitored for 10 years. Sunny, 12C.

David Mcilveen (17/04/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Peacock 1 at C 183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (17/04/2017)

Green-veined White 6, Orange-tip 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Peacock 1 at G 868685, Lr Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (19/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at C 095153, Drumcavney, Trentagh, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (20/04/2017)

Small White 1 at C 186294, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (20/04/2017)

Brimstone 4, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 10, Pearl-bordered Fritillary larvae 6 (largest one c.25mm), Marsh Fritillary larvae 30 plus, mostly fully-fed, Speckled Wood 2, Transparent Burnet larvae 5, Common Heath 2 on limestone grassland and pavement at Clooncoose, Co. Clare; larvae mainly at R 284955. Sunny, c.15C.

David Mcilveen (21/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 1, Drinker Moth larva 26 at C 046179, Lacknakoo, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 18, Speckled Wood 2 at C 061172, The Glebe Gallery, Gartan, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (22/04/2017)

Brimstone 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5, Drinker Moth larva 1, Transparent Burnet larva 1 (also adult male Slow Worm 1) at R 207945, Gortlecka, Co. Clare. Sunny, c.13C.

John Lovatt (25/04/2017)

Orange-tip 1 at O 216482, Kilcrea, north side of Malahide Estuary, Co. Dublin.

Craig Ayers (26/04/2017)

Green Hairstreak 2 at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Frank Smyth (26/04/2017)

Wall Brown 2 on cliff path, Howth, Co. Dublin; earlier than the first sightings here last year.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (29/04/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 28 final instar larvae found on dry Succisa-rich heath in count lasting 20 minutes at B 8024, Magheraclogher, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal. Less than 10% of the habitat was covered, as conditions did not favour fuller coverage. This site may be indicative of the current status of many Marsh Fritillary populations on sites extending from south of Dungloe to Bloody Foreland.

Robert Aldwell (30/04/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Holly Blue 1 at G 960800, Clar, Donegal Town. Sunny 15C.

Ethna Diver (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 14, Orange-tip 8, Holly Blue 2,  Peacock  4, Speckled Wood 1  at  G 932606, The Knather, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding and Fionnuala Parnell (01/05/2017)

Brimstone 5 plus, Green-veined White 4 plus, Orange-tip 5 plus, Dingy Skipper 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 2, Marsh Fritillary larvae 5, Speckled Wood 5 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Cloudy initially, then sunny; 15C.

Eamonn McGlinchey (01/05/2017)

Small Copper 2 at B 999371, Lurgabrack, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

Paul Cutler (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 13 (including two females), Holly Blue 2, Small Tortoiseshell 5, Peacock 4, Red Admiral 1, at S 709505, Ballytiglea Bridge, Ossory, Co. Carlow. Sunny with some light cloud; warm.

Robert Aldwell (01/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, pristine, in nettles at O2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C at 5 pm.

John Murphy (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3 at N 4786, Crover, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

John Lovatt (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 17 (three females), Holly Blue 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 6, Speckled Wood 1 at Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Joe Donaldson (01/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3 at N1984, Corn Hill, Longford.

Ian Whitehouse (01/05/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 16 (3 females) also 2 ova , Brimstone 14 (5 females) also 4 ova , Peacock 7, Marsh Fritillary larvae 12 in IPCC Reserve, Speckled Wood 6 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, light breezes, c.15C.

Jesmond Harding (02/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, in grounds of Old Bawn CS, Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 15C.

Large White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 2, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 1 at lane in Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, breezy, c.14C.

Frank Smyth (02/05/2017)

Small White 1, Holly Blue 14, Red Admiral 3, Wall Brown 4, Speckled Wood 7 at O 283366, Howth cliff path, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.14C

Red Admiral 1 at O 266380, St Fintan’s Park, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

John Lovatt (02/05/2017)

Orange-tip 10 minimum at N 436 862 in a small field with Lady’s Smock near Kilnahard, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 6, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 1 at N3983, Lough Kinale, Finea, Co. Cavan.

Ian Whitehouse (03/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Orange-tip 3, Holly Blue 1 at Palmerstown Park, Dublin. Sunny, 16C.

Ethna Diver (03/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 5, Water Carpet 1, Streamer 1, at C 213 084, Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Maurice Simms (03/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 3, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 1 at G 691959 Old Mass House, Sheskinmore, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Eleanor Hort (03/05/2017)

Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 2 at G 672 892, Meentashesk, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Danny Gillespie (04/05/2017)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G 5882, Straleel, Carrick, Co. Donegal.

Craig Ayers (04/05/2017)

Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1 on bluebells at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

Frank Smyth (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Peacock 5, Red Admiral 1, laying eggs (5 found), Speckled Wood 5 at O 266 374, Red Rock, Sutton, Dublin 13.

Craig Ayers (04/05/2017)

Orange-tip 11,  Green-veined White 14, Green Hairstreak 1, Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 6 at G 849831, Lettermore, Inver, Donegal.

John Lovatt (04/05/2017)

Green-veined White 30, Orange-tip 6 at H 210 166, Templeport Lake, Co. Cavan.

Speckled Wood 1 at H 225 155,  Gortnaleck Lake, Co. Cavan.

Michael Gray (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 2, Painted Lady 1 at O 156272, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, c.14C.

Robert Aldwell (04/05/2017)

Holly Blue 2 at O 2129, Blackrock Park, SE margin, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (04/05/2017)

Herald Moth 1 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2017)

Orange-tip 3, Small Tortoiseshell 4, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Speckled Wood 3 along lane and adjoining fields at Mulhussey, Co. Meath. Sunny, strong breeze, c.14C.

Ethna Diver (05/05/2017)

Green-veined White 20, Orange-tip 10, Holly Blue 12,  Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 2 at C 0399 2282 near Visitors’ Centre, Glenveagh, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 12, Orange-tip 6, Holly Blue 3  Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 6 at C 061297, Duntally Wood, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (05/05/2017)

Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 1, Holly Blue 6, Peacock 5, Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 7 at  O 266374, Red Rock Sutton, Dublin 13.

David Mcilveen (05/05/2017)

Green-veined White 7, Green Hairstreak 2, Holly Blue 3 , Speckled Wood 3 at C 183286, Cratlagh, Milford, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (05/05/2017)

Holly Blue 7, including a newly emerged female at N 987 365, west of Louisa Bridge, Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Sunny, strong breeze, c.14C.

Danny Gillespie (06/07/2017)

Green Hairstreak 1 at G 6272, Dactan, Kilcar, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (07/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 6 plus, Brimstone 10 plus, (several ova found) Cryptic Wood White 7 plus, Green-veined White 10 plus, Orange-tip 10 plus (including a mating pair still joined 3 hours after being found), Large White 1, Small Copper 2, Holly Blue 1, Peacock 4, Marsh Fritillary 1 larva, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood 5, Common Heath 5 plus, Common Wave 1, Powdered Quaker 1, Beautiful Yellow Underwing 1, Mother Shipton 1, Burnet Companion 1, Small Purple-barred 1 at Lullymore and Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, max 20C.

Robert Aldwell (07/05/2017)

Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 7, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 6 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 12, Speckled Wood 1 at O 2625, Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Holly Blue 4, at O 2525, Vico Road, Dalkey, Co. Dublin.

Patrick Sheridan (07/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 5, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1 at N55, pit near Killucan, Co. Westmeath. Sunny, 16-17C.

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 4,  at N33, sand pit near Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath.

Small White 2, Green-veined White 3, Holly Blue 1, Kilbeggan town, Co. Westmeath.

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1 at N62, sand pit near Edenderry, CO. Offaly.

Dingy Skipper 2, Cryptic Wood White 5, Small White 1, Orange-tip 3, Speckled Wood 3 along canal bank east of Enfield, Co. Meath.

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 2, Small Copper 1, Common Blue 1, Wall Brown 1 at N63, sand pit near Clogherinkoe, Co. kildare.

John Lovatt (09/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 6, Large White 2, Orange-tip 18 (5 females), Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2 at Newbridge Park, Co. Dublin.

Pat Wyse (09/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 2, Brimstone 20 plus, (many ova seen; 17 counted on one terminal shoot comprising four unfurling leaves) Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 7, Small, Copper 3, Peacock 3, Emperor Moth 1 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 20C.

Frank Smyth (09/05/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 near lighthouse, Howth, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (09/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5 around holly and ivy at O 2328, Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

Eamonn McGlinchey (09/05/2017)

Green-veined White 20, Small Copper 2, Peacock 1, Wall Brown 14, Speckled Wood 1 at C 240457, Pollet, Portsalon, Co. Donegal.

Frank Smyth (10/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 7 seen at O 239407, Baldoyle race course, Co. Dublin. Sunny, c.15C

John Lovatt (10/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 7, Speckled Wood 2 at or near N4266, along the shore at Lough Derravaragh, Multyfarnham caravan district, Co. Westmeath.

David Mcilveen (10/05/2015)

Green-veined White 23, Orange-tip 6,  Holly Blue 1, Speckled Wood 6 at C 240188, Carrowcashal, Ramelton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 18, Orange-tip 10,  Holly Blue 3, Speckled Wood 2 at C 184204, Ballyarr Wood, Ballyarr, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1 at C 226170, Ardglass, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Patrick Sheridan (10/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 3, Small White 1, Large White 2, Orange-tip 5, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 3 at N72, along the banks of the Grand Canal, Inchanearl, Co. Kildare.

Dingy Skipper 6, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 3, Wall Brown 9, Speckled Wood 2 at sand/gravel pit near Blessington, just inside Co. Kildare.

David Mcilveen (11/05/2017)

Green-veined White 3,  Holly Blue 1 at C 140105, Conwall Cemetery, Conwall, Co. Donegal.

Robert and Cormac Aldwell (11/05/2017)

Small White 4, Large White 6, Orange-tip 10, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 1, Speckled Wood  6 at O 2033, Irishtown Nature Reserve and adjoining pathways, Dublin. Sunny, 15/16C.

John Lovatt (11/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1 seen at  N 4146, Tudenham, Lough Ennell, Co. Westmeah.

Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 6 at N 3744, Lilliput district, Co. Westmeath.

Green-veined White 7, Orange-tip 3 at  N 3958, L. Owel, Co. Westmeath.

Robert and Cormac Aldwell (14/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 1, Orange-tip ova 20; 10 on one Cuckoo Flower, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 2 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin. Cloudy, bright with sunny intervals, 14C.

Ethna Diver (16/05/2017)

Clouded Silver 1, Broken-barred Carpet 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Small Pheonix 2, White Ermine 1, Poplar Hawkmoth 1 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (17/05/2017)

Holly Blue 5 at O 1633, Merrion Square, Dublin.

David Cook (17/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 12-15, Large White 1, Green-veined White 8, Orange-tip 7, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 2, Speckled Wood 5  at O 23910 40841, Baldoyle race course, Dublin. Sunny, c.15C.

Paul Cutler (20/05/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 7, Large White 6, Speckled Wood 6 on open sunny forest path at S 885620, Knockbarragh, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (20/05/2017)

Green-veined White 4, Common Blue 4, Marsh Fritillary 25, Cinnabar 1, Common White Wave 1, at O 245379, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Mainly dull with showers and some sunshine. 14C.

Jesmond Harding (21/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 5, Cryptic Wood White 4, Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Silver-washed Fritillary larva 1, Speckled Wood 1, Mother Shipton 2, Burnet Companion 1, Common Heath 2 at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. Dull, mostly cloudy with spells of rain and brief sunshine.

John Lovatt (22/05/2017)

Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Small Heath 3, O 205515, NW end of Turvey Nature Park Co. Dublin.

Frank Smyth (22/05/2017)

Small White 3, Small Blue 2, Common Blue 1, Painted Lady 1 at O 260397 Sutton Burrow, Co. Dublin. Cloudy with sunshine, 19C.

Michael Gray (22/05/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Red Admiral 1, Painted Lady 2 (on Japanese Lilac) at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Warm, 19C.

Sean and Luke Geraty (22/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1 feeding on Erysimum Bowles mauve (wallflower) at Edmundsbury Court, Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Ethna Diver (23/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 2, Orange-tip 1 at G 921771, Murvagh, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (23/05/2017)

Holly Blue 1, Red Admiral 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 2 (on alighted on brown vegetation during cloudy interval) at O 2625, Dalkey Hill, Co. Dublin.

Cryptic Wood White 5, Holly Blue 2 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Dublin.

Michael Gray (23/05/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Large White 3, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Painted Lady 2, Speckled Wood 3 at S 935368, Davidstown, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Frank Smyth (23/05/2017)

Small White 3, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Peacock 1, Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 4, Speckled Wood 7, Small Heath 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at O 283366, Cliff Walk, Howth, Dublin. Temperature 16C.

David Mcilveen (24/05/2017)

Green-veined White 11, Orange-tip 3, Green Hairstreak 3,  Argent and Sable 1 at C 064179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Green-veined White 14, Orange-tip 5, Small Copper 1, Small Heath 3, Peacock 1, Silver Y 1 at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Kennedy (reported by Robert Aldwell) (24/05/2017)

Small Blue 1 at C1344, Melmore Head, Rosguill, Co. Donegal (most northerly site known in Ireland for Small Blue).

Pat Wyse (24/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 3, Cryptic Wood White 7, Brimstone 4, Orange-tip 2, Peacock 3, Speckled Wood 1 at Lullymore between 5pm and 6:30pm. Sunny, 22C.

Ethna Diver (24/05/2017)

Small Heath 7 at C 124377, Carrigart, Co. Donegal.

Cryptic Wood White 4, Burnet Companion 15 plus at  C 081353, Ards, Creeslough, Co. Donegal.

Small Pheonix 4, Lead Belle 1, Flame Shoulder 1, Pale Prominent 1, Peach Blossom 1, Brimstone moth 2, Herald 2 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (25/05/2017)

Dingy Skipper 15 plus, Wood White 30 plus, Brimstone 1, Large White 1, Green-veined White 5 plus, Orange-tip 1, Small Copper 2, Common Blue 1, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 2 large nests, Peacock 2, Pearl-bordered Fritillary 30 plus, Marsh Fritillary 50 plus, Dark Green Fritillary larva 1, Wall Brown 5, Speckled Wood 3, Small Heath 5, Lackey moth larva 1, Speckled Yellow 20 plus, Silver-ground Carpet 2, Oblique Carpet 1, Dew Moth 1 at Cloooncoose, County Clare. Mainly sunny, breezy, max temperature recorded 25 C.

Frank Smyth (25/05/2017)

Green-veined White 6, Common Blue 16, Marsh Fritillary 70, Silver Y 4 at O 245379, Bull Island, Co. Dublin. Sunny with some sea fog, 21C.

Eileen O’ Donnell (26/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1 at C64, Belleghan, Greencastle, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (28/05/2017)

Green-veined White 10, Small Copper 1, Speckled Wood 3 at G 923492, Rossinver, Co. Leitrim.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Green-veined White 3 at G 832568, Four Masters Bridge, Lareen, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

Martin Smith (28/05/2017)

Wall Brown 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at C 1543, Sessiagh, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Red Admiral 1, Wall Brown 2 at C 1742, Cashel, Fanad, Co. Donegal.

Grace Meenan (28/05/2017)

Large White 2 plus, Red Admiral 2 at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Eamonn McGlinchey (28/05/2017)

Large Heath 1 at B 933184, Poisoned Glen, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal. This is the earliest Donegal record of Large Heath in the past 20 years.

Frank Smyth (28/05/2017)

Small White 5, Common Blue 5, Red Admiral 3, Painted Lady 3, Speckled Wood 4, Silver Y plentiful at O 266374, Red Rock, Dublin.

Robert Aldwell  and Ethna Diver (30/05/2017)

Painted Lady 1, Wall Brown 1 on Red Clover at G 700995, coastal path beyond Portnoo pier, Co. Donegal. Sunny, windy, 14C

Small White 1, Green-veined White 1, Green Hairstreak 2, Speckled Wood  3 at G 741981 at bog road along Bonny Glen Wood, Clooney, Co. Donegal.

Jennifer Bostock (30/05/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at D&M Garden Centre, Ballycannon, Croagh, Co. Limerick.

Pat Wyse (02/06/2017)

Painted Lady 1 on pyracantha, Naas, Co. Kildare. Sunny, 17C.

Michael Friel (03/06/2017)

Common Blue 27, Red Admiral 2, Small Heath 25 between 3-4:30pm at Ballymacshoneen, Co. Cork. Windy, 22C.

David Mcilveen (03/06/2017)

Dingy Skipper 1, Green-veined White 5, Small Copper 2, Small Blue 1, Common Blue 2, Red Admiral 1, Marsh Fritillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 4, Six-spot Burnet 6, Cinnabar 3, Micropterix calthella 1 at G 702941, Sheshkinmore Nature Reserve, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (03/06/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Orange-tip 1, Holly Blue 2, Speckled Wood 21, Meadow Brown 1, at Mulhussey, Co. Meath.

Jesmond Harding (04/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 3, Orange-tip 1, Small Heath 3, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1, larva 1, several pupae at Pollardstown Fen, Co. Kildare. No Marsh Fritillary flying yet; this butterfly is usually late to emerge on this site. Sunny, c.14C.

Cryptic Wood White 2, Marsh Fritillary 10, all fresh-looking examples, copulation observed; Small Heath 4; this site continues to produce the largest specimens of the latter I have seen; Cinnabar moth 1, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 2 at Dunshane Common, Co. Kildare. Sunny mainly, but rain fell as I left. Temperature c.15C.

Marion Kerrigan (04/06/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 feeding on garden rhododendron, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath. The moth appeared in the garden on 03/06 and 04/06, between 1-2pm.

Robert Aldwell and Ethna Diver (06/06/2017)

Marsh Fritillary 4 (2 females), Small Heath 6 at C 124377, Causeway, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. Cloudy, bright, breezy, 17C.

Green-veined White 4, Orange-tip 1 at C 124404, Mevagh, Rosguill, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (07/06/2017)

Dingy Skipper 4, Brimstone 2 (female and male), Cryptic Wood White 2 (males), Green-veined White 1 (female), Common Blue 4, Marsh Fritillary 10 plus, Speckled Wood 4, Small Heath 1, Burnet Companion 3 plus on IPCC butterfly reserve and vegetated cutaway adjacent to the reserve at Lullymore, Co. Kildare. A mix of cloud and sunshine, 15C.

Robert Aldwell and Ian McCambridge (07/06/2017)

Small Blue 3,  Small Heath 14 at B7618, southern end of  Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

Small Blue 33, Common Blue 1, Marsh Fritillary 6, Small Heath 17, Wall Brown 1 at B73 18/21 in middle of Cruit Island.

Small Blue 3, Small Heath 1 at B7222, north end of Cruit Island, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (07/06/2017)

Speckled Wood 1, Small Heath 1, Large Heath  5, Argent and Sable 11, Clouded Buff 18, Emperor Moth larvae 8 at C 046179, Lacknacoo, Garton, Co. Donegal.

Robert Aldwell (08/06/2017)

Red Admiral 3 (on Buddleja globossa), Speckled Wood 1 at C 213084, Knockbrack, Co. Donegal. Humid, 17C.

Jesmond Harding (08/06/2017)

Green Hairstreak 14, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 15, Large Heath 5 (on bog) along track through North Drehid Bog, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny followed by heavy rain. 15C in sunshine.

George McDermott (09/06/2017)

Red Admiral 5 (on white form of Red Valerian), Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at C3431, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

BCI Outing (10/06/2017)

Large White 1, Small Blue 7, Common Blue 5 plus, Small Heath 8 plus, Garden Tiger larva 1 in dunes at Donabate, north of Malahide Estuary, Co. Dublin. Sunny, breezy, 19C.

Small White 1, Large White 1, Small Blue 9, Common Blue 5 plus, Meadow Brown 2, Small Heath 10 plus, Six-spot Burnet moth 5 plus,  Cinnabar moth 2, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 4, one laying eggs on Lady’s Bedstraw on Portrane dunes, from the rear of the pub to the northern end of the dune system overlooking Rogerstown Estuary; sample grid ref O 254 515. Sunny, windy, 21C.

John Murphy (10/06/2017)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 at Crover, Lough Sheelin, Co. Cavan.

Jesmond Harding (12/06/2017)

Common Blue 14, Marsh Fritillary 23, Small Heath 10 plus, Cinnabar Moth 2 at North Bull Island, from Alder Marsh to northern edge of island. No sign of Small Blue, despite search of Kidney Vetch. A mysterious absence, given its presence along the coast at Portmarnock, Donabate, Portrane, Skerries. Sunny spells, c.15C, strong southerly wind.

Pat Bell (12/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Small Tortoiseshell (pristine) 1, Ringlet (pristine) 1 at N 997318, Stacumny, Co. Kildare. Cloudy, 17C.

Frank Smyth (13/06/2017)

Common Blue 3, Red Admiral 1, Meadow Brown 1, Speckled Wood 1 at O 266374, Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin. Sunny, 19C.

Jesmond Harding (14/06/2017)

Large White 1, Peacock larval nests 2, probably third instar, Red Admiral 1, Green Hairstreak 2, Speckled Wood 5, Large Heath 17, Common Wave 1, Grass Wave 2 at N 750335, North Drehid Bog and adjoining access track, Timahoe, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, c.18C.

Robert Aldwell (15/06/2017)

Peacock larval nest (2nd instar), Red Admiral larvae 1st-3rd instar, Painted Lady 1 (faded) at O2128, Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (16/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 2, Small White 8 (2 laying on wild crucifers), Holly Blue 1 (faded female), Common Blue 6, Small Tortoiseshell, pritine, attempting to lay on nettles, Red Admiral larvae  10 plus, all instars, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 1, Hummingbird Hawkmoth 1 neactaring on Red Valerian, Six-spot Burnets at O2625, Killiney Beach, Dublin. Sunnywith light cloud, 18C.

Jesmond Harding (17/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 1, Green-veined White 1, Common Blue 6, Marsh Fritillary 2*, Speckled Wood 1*, Meadow Brown 2, Ringlet 4, Small Heath 20 on or close* to Lullybeg Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.

Small Tortoiseshell larval nests 3, Peacock larval nest 2, probably second instar, female Peacock 1, testing nettles for her eggs  on south side of vegetated spoil excavated for a drain. Spoil ridge overlooks the flooded cutover bog at Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, hot, 25C.

John Lovatt (17/06/2017)

Holly Blue, male, seen at Tolka River beside Botanic Gardens. Late first brood? Sunny, hot, c.22 C.

John Lovatt (18/06/2017)

Large White 1, Common Blue 28, Small Blue 77, Meadow Brown 5, Small Heath 13, Six-spot Burnet c.100, Cinnabar Moth 1 between 10-12:30. Sunny, warm, light breeze.

Helen Lawless (18/06/2017)

Small Heath 2 at T 096895, Toorboy, Co. Wicklow. Sunny, light breeze, 20C.

Robert Aldwell (19/06/2017)

Small White 4, Large White 1, Common Blue 8, Small Tortoiseshell larvae 6, Red Admiral larvae 6, Painted Lady 1, Speckled Wood 6, Meadow Brown 1, Ringlet 10 at O 2033, Irishtown Nature Park and adjoining pathways, Co. Dublin.

Jesmond Harding (19/06/2017)

Peacock larval web at barrier beside road, Large Heath c.20 on the bog at North Drehid, Co. Kildare. Hazy sunshine, c.25C.

Ethna Diver (20/06/2017)

Red Admiral 2, Speckled Wood 12 at Knockbrack, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

David Mcilveen (20/06/2017)

Green-veined White 3, Peacock 1, Speckled Wood 7, Meadow Brown 26, Ringlet 29, Small Heath 6, Narrow-bordered Bee Hawkmoth 1, Silver Y at C 188128, Kiltoy, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

Jesmond Harding (20/06/2017)

Small White 1, Common Blue 10 plus, Small Blue 30 plus, Meadow Brown 10 plus, Small Heath 20 plus, Northern Eggar 1, Six-spot Burnet 30 plus, Cinnabar 4 plus at Portrane, mostly at northern extremity, Portrane, County Dublin.

Robert Aldwell (20/06/2017)

Cryptic Wood White 10, Red Admiral 1, Ringlet 3, Speckled Wood 13 at O 2626, Dalkey Quarry, Co. Dublin.

Grace Meenan (20/06/2017)

Red Admiral 6 in garden at B84, Tory Island, Co. Donegal.

Michael Kane (21/06/2017)

Meadow Brown 6 at High Park, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow.

Jesmond Harding (24/06/2017)

Green-veined White 1, Orange-tip 1, Common Blue 4, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 1, Dark Green Fritillary 2 (minimum), Marsh Fritillary 1, probably 2, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown, Ringlet several, Small Heath c.10, Forester Moth 1, Red-tipped Clearwing 2 (mating pair on bramble; female pristine) at N 673253, 1.2 km west of Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare. Sunny, breezy, c.18 C.

Common Blue 6, Dark Green Fritillary 1, Marsh Frittillary 1, Speckled Wood 1, Meadow Brown 14, Ringlet 86, Small Heath 12, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet 1 at Crabtree Reserve, Lullybeg, Co. Kildare.