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October 2006 archives   last updated 30 August 2007

Key to species

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

 

Blair's Mocha Cyclophora pupillaria

Delicate Mythimna vitellina

Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera

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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

scarcer species)

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

orange = first 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

October 2006                     Scroll right for scarcer species, methods and recorders; click underlined records for photos

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 3 Gem Orthonama obstipata S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
30-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 T145638 day obs M O'Donnell
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 2 1 2 Gem, 3 Cosmopolitan X69 at light PM Walsh
29-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 2 Delicate, Gem S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
29-Oct nr Annestown Waterford H6 1 per waterfordwildlife.com
29-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 1 2 2 Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera T145638 at light M O'Donnell
29-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 2 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
28-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 8 2 1 5 13 2 Vestal, 3 Gem, Scarce Bordered Straw, X69 at light PM Walsh
28-Oct Br Hd (contd) Waterford H6 White-speck, 6 Delicate, 3 Cosmopolitan
28-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
28-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 2 2 Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate T145638 at light + day M O'Donnell
28-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 4 Palpita vitrealis, Vestal T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 Delicate Mythimna vitellina S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
27-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 1 T145638 at light M O'Donnell
27-Oct North Slob Wexford H12 1 www.wexfordnaturalists.com/"The Gaggle"
27-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 Delicate, Vestal, Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light + day A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
26-Oct Inishowen peninsula Donegal H34 1 [also 1 in polytunnel 9-19/10] G McDermott per MothsIreland newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
24-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
24-Oct Ursuline Cnvnt, Waterford City Waterford H6 1 per waterfordwildlife.com
24-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 1 T2998 at light + day A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
23-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
23-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
22-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 3 X69 day obs PM Walsh
22-Oct Cahernaleague, Ballinamult Waterford H6 Delicate Mythimna vitellina S20 JJ Cahill per MothsIreland newsgroup
22-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 2 1 1 S578019 at light T Bryant
22-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Oct Cork City Cork H4 1 W667713 at light KGM Bond
21-Oct Galley Head area Cork H3 11 K Preston & PMWalsh
21-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 2 1 S578019 at light T Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
20-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 6 2 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
20-Oct Tramore Sandhills Waterford H6 6 S607004 day obs T Bryant
20-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 1 1 S578019 at light T Bryant
20-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 2 1 9 Scarce Bordered Straw, Vestal T145638 at light M O'Donnell
20-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 1 1 3 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
19-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
19-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 1 1 1 3 S578019 at light + day obs T Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
18-Oct Cahernaleague, Ballinamult Waterford H6 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria S20 JJ Cahill
18-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 Palpita vitrealis S236163 at light S MacAmhalghaidh
18-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 2 5 2 3 Uresiphita polygonalis [1st Irish], Gem,  S578019 at light T Bryant
18-Oct Tramore Town (contd) Waterford H6 Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate, Vestal
18-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 1 T145638 at light M O'Donnell
18-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 Vestal, Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
17-Oct Ardmore Head Waterford H6 1 2 1 X1977 day obs PM Walsh
17-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 9 X69 at light + ivy PM Walsh
17-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
17-Oct Helvick Head Waterford H6 1 X3189 dusk obs PM Walsh
17-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 2 Gem Orthonama obstipata S578019 at light T Bryant
17-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 3 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
16-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 3 3 1 8 2 Vestal, Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
15-Oct Helvick Head Waterford H6 1 X3189 day obs PM Walsh
15-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 4 1 2 S578019 at light T Bryant
15-Oct Buckroney Fen Wicklow H20 Delicate Mythimna vitellina T292807 at light KGM Bond
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 11 3 3 11 5 Delicate, 2 Scarce Bordered Straw, White-speck X69 at light + ivy + day PM Walsh
14-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
14-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 4 7 2 2 Palpita vitrealis, 2 Delicate S578019 at light T Bryant
14-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 2 3 Blair's Mocha, Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate T145638 at light + day obs M O'Donnell
14-Oct Buckroney dunes at Brittas Bay Wicklow H20 2 T2979 day obs A Tyner
14-Oct Buckroney Fen Wicklow H20 1 2 T28 day obs KGM Bond
14-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 8 4 Vestal, 2 Delicate, 2 Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 1 1 6 Delicate Mythimna vitellina X69 at light PM Walsh
13-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 2 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
13-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 4 S578019 at light T Bryant
13-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 1 2 3 Vestal, 2 Scarce Bordered straw T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Oct Navan Quarry Armagh H37 1 Ian Rippey per www.bcni.org.uk
12-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 4 1 9 3 12 White-speck, 7 Delicate V9521/V9621 at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
12-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
12-Oct Tramore Sandhills Waterford H6 1 1 S607004 at light + day obs T Bryant
12-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 3 4 3 4 2 Palpita vitrealis, Gem, Delicate S578019 at light T Bryant
12-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 6 Delicate, Vestal, Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 2 2 9 1 9 White-speck, 7 Delicate V9521/V9621 at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
11-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 X69 day obs A Allen
11-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
11-Oct Tramore Sandhills Waterford H6 2 4 S607004 day obs T Bryant
11-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 2 1 2 1 Gem Orthonama obstipata S578019 at light T Bryant
11-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 3 Vestal, Scarce Bordered Straw T2998 at light A Tyner

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 2 1 Delicate Mythimna vitellina V9521 at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
10-Oct Mayfield, Cork City Cork Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli W77 per KGM Bond/MothsIreland newsgroup
10-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 X69 day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1 16 5 2 12 Delicate Mythimna vitellina V9521/V9621 at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
09-Oct Mohereen, nr Lombardstown Cork H4 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli W485962 at light M Hourigan per KGM Bond
09-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 7 3 1 1 1 4 Cosmopolitan, 9 Delicate, 2 Vestal X69 at light + ivy + day PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 6 15 1 4 Delicate Mythimna vitellina V9521/V9621 at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
08-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 6 1 1 2 Delicate, White-speck X69 at light + ivy PM Walsh
08-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 4 2 Crocidosema plebejana S578019 at light T Bryant
08-Oct Brocagh Wicklow H20 1 T094992 day obs A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1 45 3 White-speck, 7 Delicate V9521/V9621 ivy + at light M O'Donnell, E O'Donnell
07-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 4 2 2 Cosmopolitan, 4 Delicate X69 at light + ivy + day PM Walsh
07-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 2 Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera S578019 at light T Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
06-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 X69 at light + ivy PM Walsh
06-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light T Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Oct Ardmore Head Waterford H6 1 X1977 day obs PM Walsh
05-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 White-speck Mythimna unipuncta X69 at light + ivy PM Walsh
05-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
05-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 S578019 at light T Bryant
05-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 T2998 A Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 4 4 3 3 Delicate Mythimna vitellina X69 at light + day obs PM Walsh
04-Oct Tramore Sandhills Waterford H6 2 1 S607004 day obs T Bryant
04-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 4 1 S578019 at light T Bryant
04-Oct Ballagh, Tacumshin Wexford H12 7 2 2 2 T0205/T0305 at light KGM Bond
04-Oct Barnland, nr Gorey Wexford H12 1 T145638 at light M O'Donnell
04-Oct Gussarane Wexford H12 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli www.wexfordnaturalists.com/"The Gaggle"
04-Oct Ringbaun Wexford H12 1 T012049 day obs KGM Bond
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 8 1 1 5 Cosmopolitan, 9 Delicate X69 at light + day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 17 8 1 16 Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw, 2 White-speck X69 at light + day obs PM Walsh
02-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 1 Delicate Mythimna vitellina S578019 at light T Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
01-Oct Castleblagh Wood Cork H5 6 1 3 Delicate Mythimna vitellina (all female) W708982 at light KGM Bond
01-Oct Belfast Road, Ballynahinch Down H38 1 David Nixon per www.bcni.org.uk
01-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 37 1 11 24 17 Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw, Vestal X69 at light + day obs PM Walsh
01-Oct Glendaloughin Waterford H6 1 S236163 S MacAmhalghaidh
01-Oct Tramore Town Waterford H6 1 1 2 S578019 at light + day obs T Bryant

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.