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October-November 2011 archives          

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

November 2011

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Nov Tramore Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
22-Nov Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 at light Don Hodgers
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
20-Nov Clandeboye Down H38 1 1 John McLean per MI newsgroup
20-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 2 2 Gem Orthonama obstipata & Crocidosema plebejana S578014 at light Tony Bryant
20-Nov Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
19-Nov Crosshaven Cork H4 1 W7961 at light (window) Dara Fitzpatrick per MI newsgroup
19-Nov Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 at light Don Hodgers
19-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 2 Gem Orthonama obstipata S578014 at light Tony Bryant
19-Nov Cronykeery Wicklow H20 3 3 T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
15-Nov Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 Gem Orthonama obstipata S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 2 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
13-Nov Kilpatrick dunes Wexford H12 1 T2465 at light Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Nov Cronykeery Wicklow H20 Gem Orthonama obstipata T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Nov Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 at light Don Hodgers
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Nov Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
09-Nov Kilmore Quay Wexford H12 1 at Escallonia day obs Killian Mullarney
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Nov Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 at light Don Hodgers
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Nov Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
07-Nov Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5799 day obs "
07-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-Nov Ballagan Point, Cooley Louth H31 2 very worn J244074 Don Hodgers
04-Nov Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 14 1 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
04-Nov Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 2 1 X5799 day obs "
04-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 Gem Orthonama obstipata S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-Nov Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 2 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
03-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
01-Nov Cliff Road, Tramore Waterford H6 1 S5700 day obs Tony Bryant
01-Nov Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5698 day obs "
01-Nov Tramore town Waterford H6 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria S578014 at light "
01-Nov " Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs "

October 2011

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
Oct Cobh Cork + + Gem Sean Ronayne per MI newsgrp

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
30-Oct " " " 1 X6298 at ivy "
30-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 6 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Oct Carrickavrantry Waterford H6 1 1 day obs Tony Bryant
27-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light "
27-Oct " " H6 6 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
26-Oct Tilickafinna, Dursey Island Cork H3 Crimson Speckled Utetheisa pulchella day obs AAK Lancaster per D. Scott
26-Oct Ballagan Point Louth H31 1 J244074 day obs Don Hodgers
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
19-Oct Crosshaven Cork H4 1 W8061 dusk obs PM Walsh
19-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
19-Oct Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5799 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
18-Oct Carrickavrantry Waterford H6 1 S5502 day obs Tony Bryant
18-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
17-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Oct Crosshaven Cork H4 2 W8061 dusk obs PM Walsh
16-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
8-16 Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 ++ ++ Spoladea recurvalis, up to 40 HH/day, up to 12 SY/night per Eamonn O'Donnell/MI newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 13 Gem Orthonama obstipata X6298 at light PM Walsh
15-Oct " " " 1 4 7 X6298 at ivy "
15-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
15-Oct " " " 1 S578014 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Oct Drains Bay, nr Larne Antrim H39 Death's-head Hawk-moth (inside road-cone, date approx) D3805 photo'd per NIEA/D Allen/MI newsgroup
14-Oct Ballingeary Cork H3 3 1 at light Jenny Seawright per MI newsgroup
14-Oct Knockea, Clonakilty Cork H3 2 5 W355463 at light Michael O'Donnell
14-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
14-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
14-Oct " " " 1 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Oct Knockea, Clonakilty Cork H3 1 4 1 4 W355463 at light Michael O'Donnell
13-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
13-Oct " " " 1 S5801 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Oct Co Down Down H38 1 day obs Dave Allen/Clive Mellon per MI newsgrp
12-Oct Long Strand, Castlefreke Cork H3 3 1 Gem W324345 at light Michael O'Donnell
12-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 3 1 10 14 X569989 at light Tony Bryant
12-Oct " " " 13 2 X5698 day obs "
12-Oct Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 4 1 1 X5799 day obs "
12-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 2 S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Oct Knockea, Clonakilty Cork H3 5 1 2 Vestal W355463 at light Michael O'Donnell
11-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 6 2 Vestal S578014 at light Tony Bryant
11-Oct " " " 1 S578014 dusk obs "

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Oct Crosshaven Cork H4 2 at Hebe & Escallonia W8061 dusk obs MA Duggan & PM Walsh
10-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
10-Oct " " " 2 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Oct Grange, Douglas Cork H4 Death's-head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos W6868 photographed L Ruddock per Angus Tyner/MI newsgrp
09-Oct Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 1 X570993 at light Tony Bryant
09-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 1 2 S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 5 Spoladea recurvalis, 4 Small Marbled S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 2 Vestal S578014 at light Tony Bryant
07-Oct " " " 2 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
06-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 2 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
06-Oct Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 3 3 X5799 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
05-Oct " " " 1 1 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-Oct Rubane Down H38 1 at light David McCormick per MI newsgroup
04-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 2 1 5 Vestal X6298 at light PM Walsh
04-Oct Clone Wexford H12 1 T241649 at light Michael O'Donnell
04-Oct Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 1 2 5 Vestal T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MI newsgroup
04-Oct " " " 9 T2998 dusking "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-Oct Ballagan Point, Cooley Louth H31 2 Spoladea recurvalis day obs Don Hodgers per MI newsgrp
03-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 Vestal X6198 day obs MA Duggan & PM Walsh
03-Oct " " " 3 1 2 2 2 Antigastra catalaunalis, 4 Vestal, X6298 at light PM Walsh
03-Oct " " " Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Scarce Bordered Straw " " "
03-Oct Clone Wexford H12 1 T241649 at light Michael O'Donnell
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-Oct nr Inver Lough, Rosslea Fermanagh H33 1 H524308 Ian Rippey per www.bcni.org
02-Oct Clogherhead Louth H31 1 1 Don Hodgers per MI newsgrp
02-Oct Dundalk Louth H31 1 Don Hodgers per MI newsgrp
02-Oct Fountainstown Cork H4 1 2 Convolvulus Hawk-moths at light Dara Fitzpatrick/Rodney Daunt per MI newsgrp
02-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 4 4 3 Vestal, Spoladea recurvalis  (recapture) X6298 at light PM Walsh
02-Oct " " " 2 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli " " "
02-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 10 2 9 1 Vestal X569989 at light Tony Bryant
02-Oct Helvick Head Waterford H6 6 X38 day obs Micheal Cowming
02-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
02-Oct Ballinoulart Wexford H12 1 4 1 8 Vestal, 1 Spoladea recurvalis T145638 at light Michael O'Donnell
02-Oct Raven Point Wexford H12 2 2 3 8 Vestal at light Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
01-Oct Kilpatrick sand dunes Wexford H12 8 2 15 2 12 3 13 Vestal, 4 Spoladea recurvalis (joint 1st Irish), T2465 at light Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
01-Oct " " " 1 Cosmopolitan, 2 Delicate, " " "
01-Oct " " "  2 Gem,, 7 Scarce Bordered Straw, " " "
01-Oct " " " 1 L-album Wainscot (2nd Irish),  " " "
01-Oct " " " 2 Palpita vitrealis, 1 Red Admiral,  " " "
01-Oct " " " 1 Vagrant Emperor dragonfly (3rd Irish) " " "
01-Oct Barnland Wexford H12 2 1 Vestal, 2 Spoladea recurvalis (joint 1st Irish) T145638 at light Janet Whelehan per MO'D/MI newsgrp
01-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 Vestal X6198 day obs MA Duggan & PM Walsh
01-Oct " " " 5 1 4 4 2 3 Vestal,  1 Gem, 1 Convolvulus Hawk-moth X6298 at light PM Walsh
01-Oct " " " Palpita vitrealis, Hymenia recurvalis (joint 1st Irish) " " "
01-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 10 6 2 3 Palpita vitrealis, Small Marbled, S578014 at light Tony Bryant
01-Oct " " " 4 Vestal, Crocidosema plebejana " " "

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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.