Sightings

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Date Species Stage Location Reported By
01/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultLoopland Crescent, Belfast, Co. Down. J361728Stephen OBrien
03/05/2015Orange Tip (1)AdultGarden, Ballykeigle Road, Comber, Co. Down. J455633Joyce Millar
First sighting in garden this year
03/05/2015Orange Tip (3)AdultScarva tearoom , scarva, Co. Down. J064438sid. irwin
2 male 1 female
03/05/2015Green-veined White (3)AdultScarva tea rooms , Scarva , Co. Down. J064438sid. irwin
04/05/2015Orange Tip (1)AdultArdwell farm, Killinchy , Newtownards , Co. Down. J504622Jenny McKee
07/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (2)AdultSolitude park, Banbridge , Co. Down. J128456sid. irwin
2 sitting on plant together
07/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultSolitude park, Banbridge , Co. Down. J128456sid. irwin
07/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultLoopland Crescent, Belfast, Co. Down. J361728Stephen OBrien
Emerged from pupa found in garden.
07/05/2015Green-veined White (1)AdultLoopland Crescent, Belfast, Co. Down. J361728Stephen OBrien
09/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultKing Street, Newcastle, DOWNPATRICK, Co. Down. J383294IAN RIPPEY
09/05/2015Peacock (1)AdultMoor Road, Kilkeel, NEWRY, Co. Down. J318141IAN RIPPEY
09/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (2)AdultWrack Road, Maghereagh, Kilkeel, NEWRY, Co. Down. J337153IAN RIPPEY AND JAMES O'NEILL
2 seen together chasing each other
09/05/2015Small White (1)AdultWrack Road, Maghereagh, Kilkeel, NEWRY, Co. Down. J337154IAN RIPPEY AND JAMES O'NEILL
09/05/2015Holly Blue (1)AdultAbove King Street, Newcastle, DOWNPATRICK, Co. Down. J383294IAN RIPPEY AND JAMES O'NEILL
Seen in area with a number of large Holly trees
09/05/2015Green Hairstreak (4)AdultBloody Bridge, Newcastle, DOWNPATRICK, Co. Down. J380270IAN RIPPEY, JAMES O'NEILL & BCNI MEMBERS
On gorse bushes, including a mating pair
09/05/2015Large White (1)AdultGlasswater Wood, Crossgar, DOWNPATRICK, Co. Down. J447537Pamela Thomlinson
Via Ian Rippey - reported on BCNI Facebook page - possibly 1st record in Northern Ireland in 2015?
09/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (1)AdultBrackagh moss , Portadown , Co. Armagh. J021505Sid irwin
09/05/2015Orange Tip (15)AdultBrackagh moss , Portadown, Co. Armagh. J020507Sid irwin
8 male. 7 female
11/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (1)Adultbackgarden, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D311152Dennis McBride
Windy,12.30. Bright sunshine/showery
11/05/2015Green-veined White (1)AdultGlenarm Forest, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D310147Dennis McBride
Windy,11.30. Bright sunshine/showery
11/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (2)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
11/05/2015Holly Blue (3)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
11/05/2015Green-veined White (5)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
11/05/2015Small Copper (1)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
11/05/2015Orange Tip (12)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
11/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultLagan Meadows, Belfast, Co. Antrim. J335699Ron Price
13/05/2015Speckled Wood (4)AdultStraidkilly, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D302164Dennis McBride
Sunshine/1.00 pm/calm/one v.worn
13/05/2015Speckled Wood (4)AdultStraidkilly, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D302164Dennis McBride
Sunshine/1.00 pm/calm/one v.worn
13/05/2015Green-veined White (4)AdultStraidkilly, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D302164Dennis McBride
100%sunshine/calm
13/05/2015Green-veined White (4)AdultStraidkilly, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D302163Dennis McBride
1 Worn 3 Pristine,100% sunshine,calm
13/05/2015Green-veined White (2)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
2 males identified
13/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
13/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (2)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
Male seen and later a male and female seen together not far away
13/05/2015Peacock (2)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
13/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (1)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
Rather faded
13/05/2015Orange Tip (5)AdultBrackagh Bog NNR, Brackagh Moss Road, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0251IAN RIPPEY
At least 4 males and a female seen
13/05/2015Speckled Wood (1)AdultGarden - Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, Co. Down. J529819John Bell
13/05/2015Large White (1)AdultBallymaconnell Road, Bangor, Co. Down. J529819John Bell
13/05/2015Peacock (3)AdultOxford island , Lurgan , Co. Armagh. J051613Sid irwin
13/05/2015Orange Tip (5)AdultSlieve gullion , killeavey, Co. Down. J031184Sid irwin
13/05/2015Orange Tip (17)AdultOxford island , Lurgan , Co. Armagh. J051613Sid irwin
9 female 8 male
14/05/2015Green-veined White (2)AdultRevallagh Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim. C918368Graham Nelson
Caught in the act of mating on the grass!
14/05/2015Peacock (1)AdultBallynery Bog, The Palms, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J023596IAN RIPPEY
14/05/2015Green-veined White (1)AdultLenny's Road, North of Lough Gullion, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J017617IAN RIPPEY
14/05/2015Orange Tip (2)AdultBallynery Bog, The Palms, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J023595IAN RIPPEY
1 male and 1 female seen
14/05/2015Green-veined White (4)AdultBallynery Bog, The Palms, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J023595IAN RIPPEY
14/05/2015Small White (1)AdultGarden, Killicomaine, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J025543IAN RIPPEY
1 male seen
16/05/2015Orange Tip (10)AdultCappanagh forest, Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim. D293050A A Kennedy
16/05/2015Green-veined White (6)AdultCappanagh forest, Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim. D293050A A Kennedy
17/05/2015Holly Blue (1)AdultRowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Co. Down. J410574A A Kennedy
17/05/2015Small Heath (1)AdultCraigavon Lakes, Craigavon, Co. Armagh. J055581Brian Nelson
18/05/2015Large White (1)AdultGarden, Ballymaconnell Road, Bangor, Co. Down. J529819John Bell
19/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (3)AdultTrory, Trory, Co. Fermanagh. H226479Lynne Gillespie
On hedgerow, feeding on Vetch
19/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (3)AdultTrory, Trory, Co. Fermanagh. H227479Lynne Gillespie
On hedgerow, feeding on Vetch
20/05/2015Marsh Fritillary (2)AdultRAF Hollow, Murlough Dunes, Dundrum, DOWNPATRICK, Co. Down. J4034Patrick Lynch
Via Ian Rippey and Stephen Craig
22/05/2015Green Hairstreak (1)AdultAughnadarragh Lough, Saintfield, Co. Down. J437595David Nixon
22/05/2015Dingy Skipper (6)AdultBowara, Boho/Letterbreen Road, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H188451IAN RIPPEY
2 somewhat faded, probably male; rest in vgc, probably female; 1st record of 2015
22/05/2015Orange Tip (1)AdultDisused quarry, Lough Navar Forest, Derrygonnelly, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H074565IAN RIPPEY
1 female seen
22/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (1)AdultDerryvary More, Derrygonnelly , ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H132505IAN RIPPEY
22/05/2015Orange Tip (2)AdultBowara, Letterbreen Road, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H188451IAN RIPPEY
Only males seen
22/05/2015Green-veined White (2)AdultBowara, Letterbreen Road, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H188451IAN RIPPEY
22/05/2015Dingy Skipper (1)AdultDerryvary More, Derrygonnelly, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H132505IAN RIPPEY
Rather faded specimen, probably a male, sitting with wings open on Dandelion flower
22/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (4)AdultBowara, Letterbreen Road, ENNISKILLEN, Co. Fermanagh. H188451IAN RIPPEY
23/05/2015Holly Blue (1)AdultCastle Island hide car park, Downpatrick, Co. Down. J507486A A Kennedy
Female laying eggs on holly
23/05/2015Small White (3)AdultRevallagh Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim. C926355Graham Nelson
First butterfly to be seen in garden for quite a while due to prolonged cold spell
23/05/2015Small Heath (2)AdultSouth side of railway, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0457IAN RIPPEY
23/05/2015Small White (2)AdultNear Railway Briidge, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J056581IAN RIPPEY
2 seen together chasing each other
23/05/2015Orange Tip (6)AdultTannaghmore West, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0457IAN RIPPEY
All males
23/05/2015Green-veined White (6)AdultTannaghmore West, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0457IAN RIPPEY
23/05/2015Cryptic Wood White (110)AdultTannaghmore West, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J0457IAN RIPPEY
EASILY THE LARGEST NUMBER I HAVE EVER SEEN OF THIS SPECIES!
23/05/2015Small Tortoiseshell (1)AdultNear road bridge over railway, Craigavon Lakes, PORTADOWN, Co. Armagh. J056581IAN RIPPEY
Rather faded
23/05/2015Small Heath (1)AdultPortstewart Strand, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry. C802362Richard Donaghey
Also GV White and S Wood
24/05/2015Green-veined White (2)AdultGarden, Glenarm, Co. Antrim. D311151Dennis McBride
sunshine/3.00pm/cool
24/05/2015Green Hairstreak (2)AdultCold Brae Bog, Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh. H958279Joe Devlin