Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Clouded Yellow Butterfly


Recently seen at Brownstown Head, the migrant Clouded Yellow butterfly.

Invasive Red Lily Beetles


A cluster of about 30 very invasive Red Lily Beetles was seen today in a City garden.

Locally Found Butterflies

Three butterflies now flying on a sunny Easter Sundey; the Small Tortoiseshell, the Holly Blue and the Orange Tip.

Herald Moth


The Herald moth recently seen flying in a Waterford City garden.

Elephant Hawk Moth


Elephant Hawk Moth larva recently seen in Waterford City.

Comma Butterfly


Recently seen in Waterford City, the unusual Comma butterfly.

Sloe Shieldbug

Seen in a City garden in early July as a final instar, and now an adult, the Sloe Shieldbug.

Butterflies Now Flying

Now flying in small numbers, the Orange Tip, Holly Blue and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies.

Holly Blues Reported


Holly Blue butterflies were seen flying in a Waterford City garden on the 06th. and 07th. of April.

Blowfly Living Dangerously


A blowfly living dangerously at Ardmore recently.