The Devil’s Coach Horse Beetle seen in the Hillview part of the city this week.
The smallest woodlouse (1-2mm) the eyeless Platyartthrus hoffmannseggi recently seen in Waterford City. This is always associated with Red Ants.
Woodlice by Graeme Lyons
Red Ant by Michael Guinan
A male and female of the rare micro moth Micropterix aruncella recently seen in Waterford City.
Det. by K.G.M. Bond
Seen recently in the Tankerstown/Bunmahon area (the Copper Coast), a cheeky young Grey Seal and a Small Copper butterfly.
Some local Butterflies now enjoying the sunny weather. Red Admiral, Small Copper, Painted Lady, Small Copper, Holly Blue, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White.
Now flying in Waterford City gardens, the Holly Blue.
Image Credit: http://butterfly-conservation.org/50-923/holly-blue.html
Flying on a bright October morning, several late Red Admiral butterflies that have yet to make their way to Africa for the winter months.
Ireland’s two largest migrant moths recently trapped at Brownstown Head, The Convolvulous Hawk Moth and the Death’s Head Hawk Moth.
Are the Wasps bothering you? Get a jam jar. Put some jam into it. Half fill it with water – with a drop of beer if you have it. Shake it about. Put some grease-proof paper on top as a lid and secure it with an elastic band. Poke a hole in the lid with a pencil. Rub some jam about the hole and put it on the kitchen window cill (or anywhere else). Job done!!