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Small Blue (Cupido minimus) – ID Guide

February 23, 2017 0

The Small Blue butterfly is the smallest species of butterfly in Ireland and also has quite a restricted range, only being found in certain areas across the country. As mentioned above, the Small Blue is […]

A beautifully posed Peacock butterfly showing those distinctive eyespots, this particular individual looks very fresh and is in pristine condition – Oisín Duffy
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Peacock Butterfly (Inachis io) — ID Guide

December 7, 2016 0

The Peacock Butterfly is one of our most distinctive butterfly species, it is large and brightly coloured and once seen, it is not easily forgotten. This species follows on from the last two in that […]

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Flabellina pedata — ID Guide

December 5, 2016 0

Flabellina pedata unfortunately has no common name (though is sometimes synonymised as Doris pedata or Coryphella pedata). It is a species of Nudibranch, a marine mollusc, so called as their gills are not enclosed and […]

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Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) — ID Guide

November 23, 2016 0

The Red Admiral butterfly is perhaps one of the best known species, even if people haven’t seen the species, most will recognise the name. The species also follows on nicely from our last profile on […]

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Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) — ID Guide

June 14, 2016 0

Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) – Ruithéal rí – Geraniaceae Herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum) is perhaps one of our best known native wildflower in the Geranium family. This beautiful little pink flower is accustomed to growing in […]

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Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) — ID Guide

May 19, 2016 0

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) – Coinnle corra Asparagaceae One of our best known and most loved spring flowers is bluebell. This beautiful wildflower really does carpet woodland floors throughout April and May. Bluebells can be found […]

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