Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Painted Lady


			
			 	
 	
	

Now on the move back to Africa – the Painted Lady


Common Darter


			
			 	
 	
	

The Common Darter recently seen near Tramore.


Beautiful Demoiselle


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently seen in the Commeragh Mountains, a male  Beautiful Demoiselle.


Cinnibar Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

N0w flying in good numbers, many by day, the very coloutrful Cinnibar Moth.


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.