Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Sloe Shieldbug

Seen in a City garden in early July as a final instar, and now an adult, the Sloe Shieldbug.


Green Shield Bug


			
			 	
 	
	

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


Froghopper Nymph


			
			 	
 	
	

A Froghopper nymph inside so-called cuckoo-spit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froghopper

 


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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_coach_horse_beetle


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


Mirid Bug


			
			 	
 	
	

The Mirid Bug Grypoconis sexgutattus recently seen in Waterfoird City.


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.