Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Green Shield Bug


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

Froghopper Nymph


A Froghopper nymph inside so-called cuckoo-spit.



Hoopoes in Waterford City


Seen in Waterford City yesterday, two continental Hoopoes.

Oystercatcher at Tramore


AnAn Oystercatcher on the move at Tramore Back Strand Back Strand

Scorpion Found in Local Shop


A Scorpion was found in a bunch of bananas in a local shop over the weekend.

Platyartthrus Hoffmannseggi

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

Rare Micromoth Micropterix Aruncella

A male and female of the rare micro moth Micropterix aruncella recently seen in Waterford City.

Det. by K.G.M. Bond

Red-headed Cardinal Beetle


A very rare Red-headed Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa serraticornis recently found in Waterford City.

New Irish Species


It is now confirmed by Stephen McCormack that a beetle photographed by Michael Guinan in Waterford City recently is the first Irish record of the Swollen-thighed Flower Beetle, Oedemera nobilis

Flower Spider


Recently seen at Sallypark, the Flower Spider, Misumina vatia.