Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Red Lily Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Well awakened from the winter hibernation in the soil, the Red Lily Beetle is now alive and devestating the leaves and shoots of spring lilys and related plants.


Holly Blue butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying on a rare good Spring day, the Holly Blue butterfly.


First butterfly of the year


			
			 	
 	
	

Given that this year’ s Spring seems to have fallen on Monday 27th March, a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly took to the air in a Waterford City suburb.


A Christmas Eve Robin


			
			 	
 	
	

Trapped and ringed on Christmas Eve in Waterford City, a friendly Robin.


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.