In a poor butterfly year, only one migrant Clouded Yellow has been reported from Waterford City.
A Ram Head day-flying moth, the 6-Spot Burnet.
A rare Comma butterfly on bramble recently seen at Porthally.
A Common Blue butterfly recently seen at Tramore Back Strand.
A Froghopper nymph inside so-called cuckoo-spit.
One of two rare Comma butterflies seen over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend near Jack Meade’s pub in east Waterford.
A Six-spot Burnet moth feeding on Knapweed near Ardmore.
Found on a wall at Tankerstown near Bunmahon, the small Elephant Hawk Moth.
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
The Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle seen in the Hillview part of the city this week.