Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Small Copper Butterfly


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying during sunny spells, the Small Copper butterfly.


Mute Swan


			
			 	
 	
	

A wary Mute Swan discommoded when its picture was being taken by Bob Barrett in the Anne Valley.


Dunhill Buzzards


			
			 	
 	
	

Seen at the bank holiday weekend, two soaring Buzzards near Dunhill.


10 Spot Ladybird Beetle


			
			 	
 	
	

Look twice at any Ladybirds in your garden. They are probably the common 7 Spot Ladybirds but then, count the spots! They might be the uncommon 10 Spot Ladybirds like this one recently seen at the Kilbarry Bog in Waterford City.


Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Now to be seen in some gardens, the Humming-bird Hawk Moth.


Red Admiral


			
			 	
 	
	

Now flying in good numbers, the African migrent Red Admiral.


Fox Cubs


			
			 	
 	
	

Two Fox cubs playing about at the Williamstown complex in Waterford City yesterday.


Plume Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The unusual Plume Moth aptly named the T Moth.


Herring Gull nest.


			
			 	
 	
	

Herring Gulls continue to nest and rear their young on buildings in Dunmore East.


Rare Woodlice


			
			 	
 	
	

Recently found near Ballymacaw, the tiny (up to 3.6 mm) woodlouse,  Platyarthrus hoffmannseggi.  This is a white  eyeless isopod that lives exclusively with yellow ants Lassius flavus.    This represents an extension of the known range of this species for Co. Waterford.