Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

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.


Theridion Spider


A male Theridion spider infested with red spider mites in a Waterford City greenhouse.



A profusion of roadside flowers near Bunmahon.