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June-July 2008 archives           Last updated 23 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

July 2008

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Recorder

31-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

31-Jul

Mornington

Meath

H22

 

 

 

 

 

++

 

 

'quite a few' Diamond-back Moths

 

at light

Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp

31-Jul

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

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28-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

28-Jul

Cahermore, nr Glenealy

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oak Hook-tip Drepana binaria - first Irish

 

at light

Christian Osthoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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27-Jul

Sydenham, east Belfast

Down

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Dodds

27-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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26-Jul

Alt a Tarbh, Kilcar

Donegal

H35

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G6174

at light

John O'Boyle

26-Jul

Riverstown

Louth

H31

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

at light

Enda Flynn

26-Jul

North Slob

Wexford

H12

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.wexfordnaturalists.com/gaggle.php

26-Jul

nr Newcastle

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dingy Shell Euchoeca nebulata - first Irish

 

at light

Angus Tyner per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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25-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

25-Jul

Alt

Mayo

H27

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F760291

at light

Paul Troake

25-Jul

Pollach, Achill Isd

Mayo

H27

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

F621046

at light

PM Walsh

25-Jul

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

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Method

Recorder

24-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

24-Jul

Riverstown

Louth

H31

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

at light

Enda Flynn

24-Jul

Pollach, Achill Isd

Mayo

H27

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

F621046

at light

PM Walsh

24-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

3

 

 

 

2

1

 

 

 

S578019

at light

Tony Bryant

24-Jul

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X5698

at light

Tony Bryant

24-Jul

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Recorder

23-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

23-Jul

Jamestown

Wexford

H12

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.wexfordnaturalists.com/gaggle.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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22-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

22-Jul

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

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RdP

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21-Jul

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

T2998

dusk obs

Angus Tyner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

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18-Jul

Carrownagh

Sligo

H28

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G73642981

 

Dave Allen, Maurice Hughes et al

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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17-Jul

Ballycotton

Cork

H5

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

W985645

at light

Phil Davis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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16-Jul

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
14-Jul 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
13-Jul 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-Jul Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Jul Bunmahon Waterford H6 1 X430985 at light PM Walsh
11-Jul Dunabrattin Head Waterford H6 1 X476984 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Jul Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 1 X5698 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Jul nr Mountstewart, Strangford L Down H38 1 at light David McCormick per www.bcni.org.uk
09-Jul Altamont Carlow H13 1 1 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Jul Navan Quarry Armagh H37 1 Ian Rippey per MothsIreland newsgrp
08-Jul Mornington Meath H22 1 at light Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
08-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578019 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Jul Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
07-Jul 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
06-Jul Bleary Down H38 1 since yesterday Stephen Foster per www.bcni.org.uk
06-Jul Hermitage Louth H31 1 O138926 day obs Don Hodgers
06-Jul Mornington Meath H22 1 Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
06-Jul Stamullen Meath H22 4 O146662 at light Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
06-Jul Cronykeery Wicklow H20 21 (only 1 in light-trap) T2998 at light + dusk Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Jul Bleary Down H38 1 Stephen Foster per www.bcni.org.uk
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-Jul Murlough car park Down H38 1 Andrew Crory per www.bcni.org.uk
04-Jul Riverstown Louth H31 1 at light Enda Flynn
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-Jul The Raven Wexford H12 1 T110228 day obs Christopher J Wilson

June 2008

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Jun 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
27-Jun 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
19-Jun Ballycotton Cork H5 1 W985645 at light Phil Davis
19-Jun Tramore town Waterford H6 3 S578019 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
18-Jun Ballycotton Cork H5 1 W985645 at light Phil Davis
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Jun Ballycotton Cork H5 1 W985645 at light Phil Davis
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Jun 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
12-Jun Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
12-Jun Tramore saltmarsh/embkments Waterford H6 1 S606006 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Jun Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
10-Jun 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
09-Jun nr Kilmacow Kilkenny H11 1 at light Adrian Allen
09-Jun Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Jun Co Kerry Kerry 1 Dave Allen et al.
08-Jun Baltray Louth H31 1 O158766 day obs Don Hodgers
0806/2008 Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
0806/2008 Tramore sandhills Waterford H6 1 S618001 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Jun Newtown Cove Waterford H6 1 X569993 at light Tony Bryant
07-Jun Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 T2998 at light + day Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Jun Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 T2998 at light + day Angus Tyner

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