Royal Canal Butterfly Transect – 2013 Results

I recorded 14 species again  on my Royal Canal transect as part of the Irish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme. Numbers increased from 261 in 2012 to 458 – virtually all species increased with the notable exceptions of the Holly Blue and Common Blue (again). There was an especially large expansion of Small Whites from 36 to 164 and Large Whites from 15 to 61.

Wood White
Female Orange Tip