Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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.



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

Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle


The Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle seen in the Hillview part of the city this week.