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January-December 2012 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

December 2012

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Dec Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan

November 2012

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
14-Nov Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 2 W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan
14-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
07-Nov Robert's Cove Cork H4 1 1 W7854 at light Sean Bourke
07-Nov Murlough Down H38 Stephens' Gem Megalographa biloba (NEW TO IRELAND) Andrew Crory per D Allen/MI newsgrp

October 2012

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
24-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 9 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
23-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 3 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 + + Delicate Mythimna vitellina & Gem Orthonama obstipata Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
21-Oct Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
20-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 + Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
20-Oct Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 White-speck Mythimna unipuncta W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan
20-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
20-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
19-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 + + Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
19-Oct Tramore burrow Waterford H6 1 S617004 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
18-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 2 X569989 day obs Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Oct Old Head of Kinsale Cork H3 1 W7142 day obs MA Duggan & PM Walsh
14-Oct Robert's Cove Cork H4 2 1 W7854 at light Sean Bourke
14-Oct Ram Head Waterford H6 2 X17 day obs AD Malcolm
14-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 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
12-Oct Ballymacrown, nr Baltimore Cork H3 1 2 W02 Sean Bourke
12-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
12-Oct " Waterford H6 1 X6197 day obs "
12-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 15 2 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
12-Oct Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 5 X5799 day obs "
12-Oct 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
11-Oct Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan
11-Oct Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
11-Oct " 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
09-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 2 5 1 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli at light Eamonn O'Donnell per MothsIreland newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 X6298 at light PM Walsh
07-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
06-Oct Robert's Cove Cork H4 1 1 3 W7854 at light Sean Bourke
06-Oct Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6299 day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Oct 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
04-Oct Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 3 X569989 day obs Tony Bryant
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 2 X6298 at light PM Walsh
03-Oct " Waterford H6 1 X6198 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-Oct Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1 on Escallonia day obs Dara Fitzpatrick

September 2012

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Sep Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
30-Sep 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
28-Sep 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
23-Sep 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
22-Sep Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 day obs Don Hodgers
22-Sep Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
22-Sep " 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
21-Sep Ballycotton Cork H5 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli indoors (kitchen) Phil Davis per MothsIreland newsgrp
21-Sep Tramore town Waterford H6 14 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-Sep Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 W33 at light Michael O'Sullivan
20-Sep Tramore town Waterford H6 6 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-Sep Tramore town Waterford H6 5 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant

August 2012

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
31-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 2 X6298 at light PM Walsh
31-Aug Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 5 4 X569989 at light Tony Bryant
31-Aug " Waterford H6 2 X569989 dusk obs "
31-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 2 S578014 at light "
31-Aug Kilpatrick Wexford 1 1 T248656 at light Michael O'Donnell per MothsIreland newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Aug Farranacoush, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0226 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
30-Aug Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 1 1 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
30-Aug Tramore saltmarsh/embankments Waterford H6 1 S6000 day obs "
30-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Aug Robert's Cove Cork H4 5 1 W7854 at light Sean Bourke
29-Aug 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
28-Aug Robert's Cove Cork H4 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli on garden gate W7854 day obs Sean Bourke
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Aug Robert's Cove Cork H4 2 on Buddleia W7854 nectaring Sean Bourke
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
26-Aug Ballyscanlan Waterford H6 1 S543029 day obs Tony Bryant
26-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
25-Aug Brittas, Ardfield Cork H3 1 1 W378379 at light Michael O'Sullivan
25-Aug Lough Ordree, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 2 W0124 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
25-Aug Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 7 1 1 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
25-Aug 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
24-Aug Slievemore, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 1 W0124 day obs Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
24-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 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
23-Aug Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 2 1 X569989 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
22-Aug Poulacurra, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0023 day obs Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
22-Aug 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
21-Aug Ballinamorragh, North Slob Wexford H12 1 at light CJ Wilson
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
19-Aug Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1+ 1+ Delicate Mythimna vitellina at light Eamonn O'Donnell per MInewsgrp
19-Aug Horseshoe Hbr, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0225 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
19-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 at Buddleia X6298 day obs PM Walsh
19-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
19-Aug " 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
18-Aug Glanmire Cork H5 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli W734760 day obs Linda Tyrrell
18-Aug Cloddagh, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 2 W0124 day obs Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
18-Aug Lough Ordree, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0124 at light "
18-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6197 day obs PM Walsh
18-Aug " " H6 1 X6298 at light "
18-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
17-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 X6298 at light PM Walsh
17-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 1 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
17-Aug Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 T292989 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Aug Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1 1 1 3 First Small Mottled Willow of year (S McEvoy) at light E O'Donnell/Stephen McEvoy per MInewsgrp
16-Aug 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
15-Aug Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Wexford H12 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli at house light Alyn Walsh per CJ Wilson
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Aug Wexford Wildfowl Reserve Wexford H12 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli at house light Alyn Walsh per CJ Wilson
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Aug Kilmoon, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0125 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Aug Dundalk Louth H31 1 J066060 at light Don Hodgers
13-Aug Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 Nutmeg Discestra trifolii T292989 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Aug 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
11-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 5 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
11-Aug " 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
10-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
10-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
10-Aug Cronykeery Wicklow H20 1 T292989 at light Angus Tyner
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 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
05-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 at Buddleia X6298 day obs MA Duggan & PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh

July 2012

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
00_Jul Palatine Carlow H13 1 at flower-basket S767799 nectaring Ken Nolan per KGMB/NBDC

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Jul Horseshoe Harbour, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0225 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
28-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 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
27-Jul Cloddagh, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles galii W0124 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
27-Jul Farranacoush, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0226 at light "
27-Jul Poulacurra, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0023 day obs "
27-Jul Sherkin Marine Station, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0025 at light "
27-Jul Ardee Bog Louth H31 1 N933915 Don Hodgers
27-Jul 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
26-Jul Sherkin Marine Station, Sherkin Isd Cork H3 1 W0025 at light Gary Hedges/Sherkin Marine Station
26-Jul Ardee Bog Louth H31 1 N933915 Don Hodgers
26-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant