Waterford Wildlife

Since 1999

The Wildlife of Waterford City & County

Humming-bird Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

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


Peppered Moths near Kilmacthomas


			
			 	
 	
	

Mating Peppered Moths Biston betularia near Kilmacthomas.


Herald Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

The Herald moth recently seen flying in a Waterford City garden.


Elephant Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Elephant Hawk Moth larva recently seen in Waterford City.


Six-spot Burnet Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

A Six-spot Burnet moth feeding on Knapweed near Ardmore.


Elephant Hawk Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

Found on a wall at Tankerstown near Bunmahon, the small Elephant Hawk Moth.


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


Ireland’s Largest Migrant Moths

Ireland’s two largest migrant moths recently trapped at Brownstown Head, The Convolvulous Hawk Moth and the Death’s Head Hawk Moth.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death%27s-head_hawkmoth

 


Plume Moth


			
			 	
 	
	

A plume moth recently reported from a number of city windows, Emmelina monodactyla, sometimes described as the T Moth


Moths at Brownstown Head

Moths at Brownstown Head late last week, thePuss Moth and theStriped Hawk Moth.