Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Green Shield Bug


			
			 	
 	
	

The Green Shield Bug Palamina prasina recently seen at Fenor Bog.


Clouded Yellow Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

In a poor butterfly year, only one migrant Clouded Yellow has been reported from Waterford City.


Ram Head Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

A Ram Head day-flying moth, the 6-Spot Burnet.


Comma Butterfly at Porthally


			
			 	
 	
	

A rare Comma butterfly on bramble recently seen at Porthally.


Common Blue in Back Strand


			
			 	
 	
	

A Common Blue butterfly recently seen at Tramore Back Strand.


Froghopper Nymph


			
			 	
 	
	

A Froghopper nymph inside so-called cuckoo-spit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froghopper

 


Comma Butterflies Near Jack Meade’s Pub


			
			 	
 	
	

One of two rare Comma butterflies seen over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend near Jack Meade’s pub in east Waterford.


Six-spot Burnet Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

A Six-spot Burnet moth feeding on Knapweed near Ardmore.


Elephant Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Found on a wall at Tankerstown near Bunmahon, the small Elephant Hawk Moth.


Harlequin Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

The very invasive and damaging Harlequin Ladybird Beetle Harmonia axyridis was found at Tramore Back Strand a few days ago. This comes in many forms, a sample of which is shown here.

Ack. to Alan Walsh

Images ack. to Wikipedia