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January-May 2008 archives           Last updated 15 Sept 2008

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-shaped 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
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

May 2008                    Scroll right for scarcer species, methods and recorders

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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31-May

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

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SY

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30-May

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

30-May

Ballytrasna

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

W980630

 

Keith Tailby et al

30-May

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

30-May

Tramore saltmarsh

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S602009

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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VC

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29-May

Tramore sandhills

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S607004

at light

Tony Bryant

29-May

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578019

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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VC

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27-May

Stamullen

Meath

H22

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

O146662

at light

Eamonn O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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23-May

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

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22-May

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578019

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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21-May

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

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20-May

Barnland, nr Gorey

Wexford

H12

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T145638

at light

Michael O'Donnell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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16-May

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S578019

at light

Tony Bryant

16-May

Tramore saltmarsh

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S6000

day obs

Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-May Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
13-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 X6297 day obs PM Walsh
11-May Tramore saltmarsh Waterford H6 4 S6000 dusk obs Tony Bryant
11-May Tramore sandhills Waterford H6 1 S607004 at light Tony Bryant
11-May Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-May Crossgar Down H38 1 per I Rippey/MothsIreland newsgrp
10-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
10-May Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 2 X570993 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-May Belfast Antrim H39 1 per I Rippey/MothsIreland newsgrp
09-May Kearney Pt, Ards Peninsula Down H38 1 Ian Mitchell per I Rippey/MI newsgrp
09-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 2 5 1 X69 at light, day, dusk PM Walsh
09-May Ballydowane Bay Waterford H6 2 1 X4197 day obs PM Walsh
09-May Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 1 1 X5698 at light Tony Bryant
09-May Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X570993 at light Tony Bryant
09-May Slippery Isd, nr Bunmahon Waterford H6 4 X4297 day obs PM Walsh
09-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 4 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
09-May Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 T145638 at light Michael O'Donnell
09-May Lady's Island Lake Wexford H12 2 T1107 day obs Christopher J Wilson
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 1 X6298 at light + dusk PM Walsh
Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 1 4 T145638 at light Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
08-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 Orange Footman T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Eilema sororcula (1st Irish record)
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-May Mornington Meath H22 1 O1575 day obs Eamonn O'Donnell
07-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 4 1 X6298 at light + dusk PM Walsh
07-May Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 2 X5698 at light Tony Bryant
07-May The Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 S574007 lighted window
07-May Lady's Island Lake Wexford H12 1 first Silver Y of year? T1107 day obs Christopher J Wilson
07-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
06-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
06-May Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 1 Delicate Mythimna vitellina X5698 at light Tony Bryant
06-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-May Glenwood, Sixmilebridge Clare H9 1 R505696 at light Kevin Hannna
05-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
05-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 2 first Small Mottled Willow of year T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-May Carniny, Ballymena Antrim H39 1 I Millar per www.bcni.org
04-May Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 2 1 first RdP of year? X6298 at light PM Walsh
04-May Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
04-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 4 1 T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-May Stamullen Meath H22 1 O146662 at light Eamonn O'Donnell
03-May Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 first of year T2998 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-May Umascan, Kilcar Donegal 1 G6278 at light John O'Boyle

April 2008                    Scroll right for scarcer species, methods and recorders

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25-Apr

Killarney National Park

Kerry

H2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica

 

at light

Alec Copland per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23-Apr

Glenwood, Sixmilebridge

Clare

H9

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at light

Kevin Hannan per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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County

VC

DSG

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SY

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21-Apr

Alt

Mayo

H27

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F760291

at light

Paul Troake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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County

VC

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HHM

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14-Apr

Glenwood, Sixmilebridge

Clare

H9

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R505696

at light

Kevin Hanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

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HHM

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13-Apr

Glenwood, Sixmilebridge

Clare

H9

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R505696

at light

Kevin Hanna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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County

VC

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04-Apr

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euchromius ocellea

S578019

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

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03-Apr

Riverstown

Louth

H31

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

at light

Enda Flynn

03-Apr

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X5698

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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VC

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02-Apr

Waterfall

Cork

H4

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

on Narcissi, first of year

cW6167

day obs

John Fraher per I Rippey/MothsIreland newsgrp

March 2008                    Scroll right for scarcer species, methods and recorders

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Mar Tramore town Waterford H6 2 first of year S578019 at light Tony Bryant

February 2008                    Scroll right for scarcer species, methods and recorders

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11-Feb

Glendaloughin

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euchromius ocellea

S236163

at light inside house

Stiof MacAmhalghaidh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

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09-Feb

Glendaloughin

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

first of year

S236163

at light

Stiof MacAmhalghaidh

09-Feb

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Euchromius ocellea (2nd or 3rd Irish record)

S578019

at light

T Bryant

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Records here may include unverified reports, are subject to later updates or corrections, and are not a complete listing.  They should not be quoted in print publications without first checking with the webpage compilers.  All photographs are the named photographer.  General content the Irish Moth & Butterfly Group.