Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Cinnibar Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Cinnabar Moth is a member of a family of the most colourful insects to be found in Waterford and Ireland. One was recently seen in the Kilbarry Bog in Watrford City.


Silver Y Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Silver Y is a very common immigrent from mainland Europe and North Africa. They start arriving in May and further influxes take place through the summer months.There is a return migration mainly in September each year.


Painted Lady


			
			 	
 	
	

Now moving south between the showers, fair numbers of Painted Ladies on their way to their winter quarters in Africa.


Day-flying Magpie Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now on the wing in many local places, the day-flying multi-coloured Magpie Moth,


Small Copper Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.


10 Spot Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Look twice at any Ladybirds in your garden. They are probably the common 7 Spot Ladybirds but then, count the spots! They might be the uncommon 10 Spot Ladybirds like this one recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog in Waterford City.


Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now to be seen in some gardens, the Humming-bird Hawk Moth.


Red Admiral


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying in good numbers, the African migrent Red Admiral.


Plume Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The unusual Plume Moth aptly named the T Moth.


Dragon Fly


			
			 	
 	
	

Four-spotted Chaser at Fenor Bog.