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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 2013

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-NovRobert's CoveCorkH45W7854at lightSean Bourke
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-NovTramore townWaterfordH61Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis (3rd Irish record)S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
19-NovRobert's CoveCorkH43141W7854at lightSean Bourke
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
17-NovRobert's CoveCorkH4329W7854at lightSean Bourke
17-NovTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-NovTramore townWaterfordH62S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
15-NovGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH61X5698day obsTony Bryant
15-NovTramore townWaterfordH611Bloxworth Snout Hypena obsitalis (2nd Irish record)S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
14-NovTramore townWaterfordH611S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
13-NovTramore townWaterfordH621S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
11-NovGalley HeadCorkH412at lightColin Barton per @galleybirding
11-NovRobert's CoveCorkH422332 VestalW7854at lightSean Bourke
11-Nov"CorkH435Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaW7854day obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
08-NovGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH69X5698day obsTony Bryant
08-NovNewtown CoveWaterfordH63X5799day obs"
08-NovTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
06-NovNorth StrandDublinH2133Silver-striped Hawk-moth Hippotion celerioper Philip Strickland/MI newsgroup

October 2013

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
late_Oct?Druid's Glen Golf CourseWicklowH20Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atroposper Mooney Goes Wild/RTE
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
31-OctTramoreWaterfordH61VestalS577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
30-OctTramoreWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
29-OctGreat Newtown Head, TramoreWaterfordH66X5698day obs"
29-OctNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH61X570991day obs"
29-OctTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-OctFountainstownCorkH41W75at lightRodney Daunt per KGMB/MInewsgrp
28-OctTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
25-OctFountainstownCorkH42112W75at lightRodney Daunt per KGMB/MInewsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-OctNewtownardsDownH38Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atroposper Catherine Bertrand/MInewsgrp
24-OctTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
23-Octnear Monaghan townMonaghanH32Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atroposfound alivePat Heneghan
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
20-OctTramore townWaterfordH6112 Palpita vitrealisS577013at lightTony Bryant
20-Oct"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
19-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61X6298at lightPM Walsh
19-Oct"WaterfordH61X6298day obsMA Duggan & A Jacques
19-OctHelvick HeadWaterfordH61X38day obsMicheal Cowming et al
19-OctTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
18-OctTramore townWaterfordH621Crocidosema plebejanaS577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
17-OctTramore townWaterfordH622S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
16-OctTramore townWaterfordH61Gem Orthonama obstipataS577013at lightTony Bryant
16-Oct"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
13-OctTramore townWaterfordH61S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
12-OctTramore townWaterfordH612S577013at lightTony Bryant
12-Oct"WaterfordH61S577013dusk obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
11-OctBallyvourneyCorkH31day obsRT Mills per IrishBirdNetwork
11-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH611X6298at lightPM Walsh
11-Oct"WaterfordH61X6198day obs"
11-OctTramore townWaterfordH64S577013dusk obsTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
10-OctCrosshavenCorkH41ovipositingDara Fitzpatrick per MInewsgrp
10-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH62X6197day obsPM Walsh
10-OctPortallyWaterfordH61X677989day obs"
10-OctGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH6251X5698day obsTony Bryant
10-OctNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH614X5799day obs"
10-OctTramore townWaterfordH62S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
09-OctCrosshavenCorkH41ovipositingDara Fitzpatrick per MInewsgrp
09-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH611Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh
09-Oct"WaterfordH61X6197day obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
08-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH61492 Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh
08-Oct"WaterfordH611X6298day obs"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
07-OctHeynestown, DundalkLouthH311J035037at lightDon Hodgers
07-OctDundalkLouthH3111J066060at light"

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
06-OctRathlin IslandAntrimH39++several SYday obsNeal Warnock per patchbirdingireland.blogspot.ie
06-OctSouth DublinDublinH211at lightStephen per MI newsgrp
06-OctSouth DownDownH38111Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaat lightAndrew Crory per MI newsgrp
06-OctClogherheadLouthH311O174842day obsDon Hodgers
06-OctHermitageLouthH311O138926day obs"
06-OctMarlmount, DundalkLouthH311J056029at light"
06-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH62 Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at lightPM Walsh
06-Oct"WaterfordH6White-speck Mythimna unipunctaX6298at ivy"
06-OctGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH635X5698day obsTony Bryant
06-OctTramore townWaterfordH62102 White-speckS577013at light"
06-OctAthloneWestmeathH231at lightDave per MI newsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
05-OctFountainstownCorkH4+Vestalat lightRodney Daunt per MI newsgrp
05-OctNE DownDownH381David McCormick per MI newsgrp
05-OctCarrickmore, OmaghTyroneH362H575740Sylvia Hetherington per MI newsgrp
05-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH62121X6298at lightPM Walsh
05-OctTramore BurrowWaterfordH631S6100day obsTony Bryant
05-OctTramore townWaterfordH632S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
04-OctBallyvourneyCorkH31date approxday obsRT Mills per IrishBirdNetwork
04-OctSherkin IslandCorkH31on HebeW026259day obsPM Walsh
04-OctMurlough NNR, DundrumDownH385J404345Stephen Craig per bcni.org.uk
04-OctBrownstown HeadWaterfordH64258Vestal & 2 Delicate Mythimna vitellinaX6298at light"
04-OctCliff Road, TramoreWaterfordH61S5700day obsTony Bryant
04-OctGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH66313143 Palpita vitrealis, 2 VestalX569998at light"
04-Oct"WaterfordH6329429Palpita vitrealis, 7 VestalX5698day obs"
04-OctNewtown Cove, TramoreWaterfordH61201122 VestalX5799day obs"
04-OctThe Doneraile, TramoreWaterfordH63S579008day obs"
04-OctTramore townWaterfordH621S577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
03-OctMurlough NNRDownH384313Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaAndrew Crory per MI newsgrp
03-OctCo FermanaghFermanagh2Dave Allen per MI newsgrp
03-OctKillarneyKerryConvolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuliV993906per Rudolf Neff
03-OctTramore townWaterfordH6121012514 Palpita vitrealis, Delicate Mythimna vitellinaS577013at lightTony Bryant
03-Oct"WaterfordH6Vestal, 2 Gem  Orthonama obstipataS577013at light"
03-OctAshfordWicklowH20Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria, 4 VestalT2998at lightAngus Tyner
03-Oct"WicklowH20131& Palpita vitrealisT2998at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
02-OctBarry's HeadCorkH4Crimson Speckled Utetheisa pulchellaW695487day obsDave McGrath
02-OctMarlmount, DundalkLouthH311J056029at lightDon Hodgers
02-OctTramore townWaterfordH6212S577013at lightTony Bryant
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
01-OctDundalkLouthH31311J066060at lightDon Hodgers

September 2013

Note: also recent reports (sometimes in good numbers) of other apparent or possible migrants including Angle Shades, Lunar Underwing, Brimstone Moth, Turnip Moth etc - further details on Moths Ireland newsgroup

DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
30-SepPortadown, ArmaghAntrimH371J024543indoorsIan Rippey per bcni.org.uk
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
29-SepStraidkilly reserve, GlenarmAntrimH391D302163Dennis McBride per bcni.org.uk
29-SepTramore townWaterfordH626S577013at lightTony Bryant
29-SepPortlickWestmeathH236day obsDave McKay
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
28-SepMurlough NNRDownH38Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaday obsAndrew Crory
28-SepSpa, BallynahinchDownH382J361495David Nixon per bcni.org.uk
28-SepPeatlands Park, PortadownArmaghH371H895605Ian Rippey per bcni.org.uk
28-SepNavan Quarry, ArmaghArmaghH376H848453Ian Rippey per bcni.org.uk
28-SepCarrickmore, OmaghTyroneH361H575740Sylvia Hetherington per MI newsgrp
28-SepBrownstown HeadWaterfordH6VestalX6298day obsPM Walsh
28-SepTramore BurrowWaterfordH62S6100day obsTony Bryant
28-SepTramore townWaterfordH631213 Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaS577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
27-SepRobert's CoveCorkH43552 Delicate Mythimna vitellina, 2 VestalW7854at lightSean Bourke
27-Sep"CorkH4& Gem Orthonama obstipataW7854at light"
27-SepBallagan PointLouthH3161J244074day obsDon Hodgers
27-SepCooley PointLouthH3163J219051day obs"
27-SepDundalkLouthH3111J066060at light"
27-SepRathcorLouthH311J186048day obs"
27-SepBrownstown HeadWaterfordH6363X6298at lightPM Walsh
27-Sep"WaterfordH6430VestalX69day obs"
27-SepGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH63X5698day obsTony Bryant
27-SepTramore townWaterfordH63121Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaS577013at light"
27-Sep"WaterfordH6S577013day obs"
27-SepKilmichael PointWexfordH12112day obsMichael O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
26-SepGalley HeadCorkH3White-speck Mythimna unipunctaat lightColin Barton per @galleybirding
26-Sep"CorkH3Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaday obsColin Barton per @galleybirding
26-SepHeynestown, DundalkLouthH311J035037at lightDon Hodgers
26-SepGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH62X569989at lightTony Bryant
26-SepTramore townWaterfordH611110Gem Orthonama obstipata & White-speck M. unipunctaS577013at light"
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
25-SepCarne Ind Estate, PortadownArmaghH371J030566Ian Rippey per MI newsgrp
25-SepBull's Cove, DunowenCorkH3223782 Convolvulus Hawk-moth, 38 Vestal, 2 Gem,W374330at lightMichael O'Sullivan
25-Sep""H3Delicate, 2 Bordered Straw, 2 Palpita vitrealis"""
25-Sep""H3& 2 Vagrant Emperor dragonflies"""
25-SepBrittas, ArdfieldCorkH310312Convolvulus Hawk-moth, 28 VestalW376379at light"
25-Sep""H3& Palpita vitrealis"""
25-SepWaterfallCorkH4Gem Orthonama obstipataat lightJohn Fraher per MI newsgrp
25-SepUmbraLondonderryH4012at lightAndrew Crory per MI newsgrp
25-SepGreat Newtown Hd, TramoreWaterfordH6141152Delicate M. vitellina, White-speck M. unipunctaX569989at lightTony Bryant
25-Sep"WaterfordH6& Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigeraX569989at light"
25-SepTramore townWaterfordH61222S577013at light"
25-SepCarrigmoreWicklowH2013 Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaat lightChristian Osthoff per MI newsgrp
25-SepCronykeeryWicklowH20211332 VestalT2998at lightAngus Tyner per MI newsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
24-SepRobert's CoveCorkH4519White-speck Mythimna unipuncta,  5 VestalW7854at lightSean Bourke per MI newsgrp
24-Sep"CorkH4also Vagrant Emperor dragonflyW7854at light"
24-SepCo Cork clifftop siteCork16Vestal Rhodometra sacrariaday obsSean Bourke
24-SepKinsaleCorkH4Vestalday obsSeán Ó Rónáin per facebook.com/MothsIreland
24-SepSandycoveCorkH4Vestalday obs"
24-SepKnockadoon HeadCorkH4Vestalday obs"
24-SepWaterfallCorkH4172 Vestalat lightJohn Fraher per MI newsgrp
24-SepCarrickmore Road, OmaghTyroneH362on Budleia & PhloxH575740Sylvia Hetherington per bcni.org.uk
24-SepTramore townWaterfordH6210213White-speck M. unipuncta & 7 Vestal R. sacrariaS577013at lightTony Bryant
24-Sep"WaterfordH64S577013dusk obs"
24-SepKilpatrickWexfordH123113 VestalMichael O'Donnell per MI newsgrp
24-SepCronykeeryWicklowH20+3 VestalT2998at lightAngus Tyner
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
23-SepGorteeny, SE GalwayGalwayH151on Firethornday obsKGM Bond per MI newsgrp
23-SepCo MeathMeathH2210Eamonn O'Donnell per MInewsgrp
23-SepDundalkLouthH311at lightDon Hodgers per MI newsgrp
DateSiteCountyVCDSGHHMPUSMWSYDbMRdPRVOther species / notesGrid refMethodRecorder
22-SepHermitageLouthH3115O138926day obsDon Hodgers
22-SepSeabankLouthH318O069968day obs"
22-SepBallymoteSligoH281G658183at lightMichael Bell
22-SepCo MeathMeathH222Eamonn O'Donnell per MInewsgrp