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Migrant Moths Ireland

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Death's-head Hawk-moth (Acherontia atropos) H Greer

Welcome to the Migrant Moths Ireland webpage, providing up-to-date reports, summary and archival material on both common and rarer immigrant moths throughout the island.  Please email any records (recent or older), and photographs if available, as frequently as possible to  migrants [at] mothsireland.com, or post to the MothsIreland newsgroupMany thanks to those who have contributed to date.
 
Records listed here may include unverified reports and are subject to later updates.  Records submitted for Northern Ireland will be copied to Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland for their website (www.bcni.org.uk/) but are welcome here too!.  Records will also be used for an annual report on migrant Lepidoptera in the Irish Naturalists' Journal, and may be passed to other websites, newsgroups and the compilers of the annual report in The Entomologist's Record.

Key & photo-links DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria Delicate Mythimna vitellina Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera Nutmeg Discestra trifolii
to species Dark Hummingbird Pearly Small Mottled Silver Y Diamond- Rusty-dot Rush Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica Shuttle-shpd Dart A. puta
(scarcer species to right) Sword-grass Hawk-moth Underwing Willow   back Moth Pearl Veneer Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli Gem Orthonama obstipata Small Marbled Eublemma parva Euchromius ocellea
red = first Irish Agrotis Macroglossum Peridroma Spodoptera Autographa Plutella Udea Nomophila Cosmopolitan Mythimna loreyi Great Brocade Eurois occulta Vestal Rhodometra sacraria Antigastra catalaunalis
orange = first reported of year ipsilon stellatarum saucia exigua gamma xylostella ferrugalis noctuella Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni White-speck Mythimna unipuncta Palpita vitrealis
Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii Stephens' Gem Megalographa bilobaBloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis

October 2014

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
31-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61X6197day obsPaul Archer
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
23-OctBellurgan, DundalkLouthH311J095098at lightDon Hodgers
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
18-OctRathcorLouthH311on ivy blossomJ186050day obsDon Hodgers
18-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61X69day obsMicheal Cowming
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH62X6198day obsPM Walsh
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
11-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61X6298at lightPM Walsh
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
10-OctFountainstownCorkH4++Delicate & White-speck Mythimna unipunctaat lightRodney Daunt
10-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH62 Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
03-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH6Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh

Death-head's Hawk-moth: recently emerged adult, Cleggan, Co Galway (H Greer)

September 2014

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-SepDundalkLouthH311J066060at lightDon Hodgers
28-SepArdmoreWaterfordH61X17day obsPM Walsh
28-SepTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
27-SepTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
26-SepTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
25-SepTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant
25-Sep"WaterfordH611S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-SepTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
21-SepDundalkLouthH311J066060at lightDon Hodgers
21-SepTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
20-SepBrownstown HeadWaterfordH6122 Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh
20-SepTramore townWaterfordH621S577013at lightTony Bryant
20-Sep"WaterfordH62S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
19-SepTramore townWaterfordH622S577013at lightTony Bryant
19-Sep"WaterfordH64S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
17-SepTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-SepTramore townWaterfordH61S577013day obsTony Bryant

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
13-SepThe MulletMayoH271Dave Suddaby per @davesudds62
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
12-SepRaghlySligoH281day obsMichael Bell
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
07-SepCruisetownLouthH314O143873day obsDon Hodgers
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
04-SepGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH63X5698day obsTony Bryant
04-SepTramore townWaterfordH631S577013at light"
04-Sep"WaterfordH64S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
03-SepHelvick HeadWaterfordH61X38day obsColum Flynn
03-SepTramore townWaterfordH6335S577013at lightTony Bryant
03-Sep"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
02-SepGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH631X5698day obsTony Bryant
02-SepTramore townWaterfordH6117S577013at light"
02-Sep"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
01-SepTramore townWaterfordH619S577013at lightTony Bryant
01-Sep"WaterfordH63S577013dusk obs"
01-SepTramore BurrowWaterfordH613S6100at light"
01-Sep"WaterfordH653S6100day obs"

August 2014

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
31-AugBellurgan Park, DundalkLouthH311J095098at lightDon Hodgers
31-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH6510X5698day obsTony Bryant
31-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH636X5799day obs"
31-AugTramore townWaterfordH6119Palpita vitrealisS577013at light"
31-Aug"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
30-AugBrownstown HeadWaterfordH663X6298at lightPM Walsh
30-AugTramore townWaterfordH6327S577013at lightTony Bryant
30-Aug"WaterfordH62S577013dusk obs"
30-AugTramore BurrowWaterfordH621S6100day obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
29-AugTramore townWaterfordH617S577013at lightTony Bryant
29-Aug"WaterfordH62S577013dusk obs"
29-Aug"WaterfordH61S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH61X569989day obsTony Bryant
28-AugTramore townWaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
27-AugTramore townWaterfordH6119S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
26-AugDundalkLouthH311J066060at lightDon Hodgers
26-AugBellurgan Park, DundalkLouthH311J097097at lightDon Hodgers
26-AugTramore townWaterfordH6121S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
25-AugTramore townWaterfordH61162S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-AugTramore townWaterfordH6441S577013at lightTony Bryant
24-Aug"WaterfordH63S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
23-AugTramore townWaterfordH6133S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
22-26 AugCrosshavenCorkH41for 4 daysS798611day obsDara Fitzpatrick
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
22-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH6260X5698day obsTony Bryant
22-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH692X5799day obs"
22-AugTramore townWaterfordH6114S577013at light"
22-Aug"WaterfordH62S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
21-AugTramore townWaterfordH625S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
20-AugBallyscanlanWaterfordH63S541029day obsTony Bryant
20-AugTramore townWaterfordH6125S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
19-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH6173X569989day obsTony Bryant
19-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH6159X5799day obs"
19-AugTramore townWaterfordH61124S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
18-AugTramore townWaterfordH623S577013at lightTony Bryant
18-Aug"WaterfordH69S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
17-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH61282X569989day obsTony Bryant
17-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH6121X5799day obs"
17-AugTramore townWaterfordH612S577013at light"
17-Aug"WaterfordH61S577013day obs"
17-Aug"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-AugBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61X6298at lightPM Walsh
16-AugTramore townWaterfordH61151S577013at lightTony Bryant
16-AugTramore BurrowWaterfordH63S6100day obs"
16-AugTramore saltmarsh/embankmentsWaterfordH61S6000day obs"

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
15-AugEmlough, ClegganGalwayH16Death's-head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos larva (adult emerged 07-Oct)L578580on potato plantHeather Greer / Mary Lovett
15-AugBrownstown HeadWaterfordH681X6298at lightPM Walsh
15-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH61401X569989day obsTony Bryant
15-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH69X5799day obs"
15-AugTramore townWaterfordH61154S577013at light"
15-Aug"WaterfordH612S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
14-AugTramore townWaterfordH6120S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
13-AugAntrimAntrimH39Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvulion washing lineRodney Monteith per BCNI Facebook
13-AugBellurgan Park, DundalkLouthH311J097097at lightDon Hodgers
13-AugTramore townWaterfordH621621S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
12-AugTramore townWaterfordH642S577013at lightTony Bryant
12-Aug"WaterfordH62S577013dusk obs"
12-Aug"WaterfordH68S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
11-AugTramore townWaterfordH61129S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
10-AugTramore townWaterfordH623S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
09-AugTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
09-Aug"WaterfordH62S577013lighted window"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
08-AugHaynestownLouthH311J035037at lightDon Hodgers
08-AugThe MulletMayoH271at lightDave Suddaby per @davesudds62
08-AugTramore townWaterfordH6125S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
07-AugBallyscanlanWaterfordH611S5302day obsTony Bryant
07-AugFenor BogWaterfordH611S530014day obs"
07-AugTramore townWaterfordH633S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
06-AugGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH631X569989day obsTony Bryant
06-AugNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH611X570990day obs"
06-AugTramore townWaterfordH618S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
05-AugDundalkLouthH312J066060at lightDon Hodgers
05-AugTramore townWaterfordH625S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
04-AugTramore townWaterfordH6111S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
03-AugTramore townWaterfordH614S577013at lightTony Bryant

July 2014

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
end_JulPilmore, nr YoughalWaterfordH6Death's-head Hawk-moth larva (adult emerged late Sept)larva foundper KGM Bond/MINewsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
31-JulTramore townWaterfordH6115Bird-cherry ErmineS577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
30-JulTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-JulDundalkLouthH311J066060at lightDon Hodgers
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
27-JulTramore townWaterfordH6112S577013at lightTony Bryant
27-Jul"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
26-JulTramore townWaterfordH63S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
25-JulBallyscanlanWaterfordH61S538028day obsTony Bryant
25-JulTramore townWaterfordH63S577013at light"
25-Jul"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
25-JulAthloneWestmeathH231Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuliat lightper MothsIreland newsgroup
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-JulBellurgan Park, DundalkLouthH311J097097at lightDon Hodgers
24-JulTramore townWaterfordH62S577013at lightTony Bryant
24-Jul"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
23-JulCamolinWexfordH12Gem Orthonama obstipataat lightMichael O'Donnell per MINewsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
23-JulMarlmount Court, DundalkLouthH311J056029at lightDon Hodgers
23-JulTramore townWaterfordH61101Gem Orthonama obstipataS577013at lightTony Bryant
23-JulKilpatrickWexfordH1218at lightMichael O'Donnell per MINewsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
22-JulBallyscanlanWaterfordH611S5402day obsTony Bryant
22-JulTramore townWaterfordH611Gem Orthonama obstipataS577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
21-JulTramore townWaterfordH6221S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
20-JulMarlmount Court, DundalkLouthH313J056029at lightDon Hodgers
20-JulTramore townWaterfordH6216S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
19-JulTramore townWaterfordH617S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
18-JulHaynestownLouthH3111J035037at lightDon Hodgers
18-JulTramore townWaterfordH65S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
17-JulTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
17-Jul"WaterfordH61S577013day obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-JulTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
12-JulTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
10-JulTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
09-JulTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
06-JulTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbM