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Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 35, Part 1 (published 9 July 2016)

  • The Northern Stone Crab (Lithodes maja) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) in Irish and UK waters.
  • Sixteen species of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) new to Ireland with records of some other rarely recorded species.
  • Expansion of range in the Bank Vole (Myodes glareolus) in Co. Waterford: 1994-2009.
  • Evidence of poor diet quality in the small-bodied Eurasian Badgers (Meles meles) on Rutland Island, Co. Donegal.
  • Smooth-hound Shark (Mustelus asterias Cloquet, 1819): live strandings in Irish and UK estuarine waters.
  • An assessment of the Bunduff machair habitat and its utilisation by wintering waders.
  • A comparison between the butterfly communities on cutaway peatland habitats.
  • First record of a Sea-Coconut seed (Manicaria saccifera Gaertner) (Arecaceae: Palmae) from Irish waters.
  • A new record for the alien invasive plant Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne (New Zealand Pigmyweed) in Co. Wexford, H12.
  • Golden Dock (Rumex maritimus L.): distribution and conservation problems in East Cork (H5), and records of an associate native species, Red Goosefoot (Chenopodium rubrum L.).
  • The Summer Truffle (Tuber aestivum Vittad.) (Pezizales, Ascomycota) at Straidkilly, Co. Antrim (H39).
  • Henslow’s Swimming Crab (Polybius henslowii Leach) in the diet of Blue-fin Tunny (Thunnus thynnus (L.)) in Irish waters.
  • ‘Rose Coral’ Pentapora foliacea (Bryozoa: Cheilostomatida: Bitectiporidae) in Irish waters.
  • Pristina foreli (Piguet, 1906), a freshwater oligochaete worm (Haplotaxida, Naididae) new to Ireland.
  • Ripistes parasita (Schmidt, 1847), a freshwater oligochaete worm (Haplotaxida, Naididae) new to Ireland.
  • Notes on two echinoderms (Leptometra celtica (McAndrew and Barrett, 1858) and Thyone inermis Heller, 1868) in Irish waters.
  • Recent records of the White-clawed Crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) in Co. Cork.
  • The Comma (Polygonia c-album) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) breeding in Ireland, with notes on larval development.
  • Oriental Fruit Moth (Grapholita molesta (Busck)) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) a second Irish record.
  • Second Irish record of the Braconid wasp Glyptapanteles octonarius (Ratzeburg) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae).
  • An Irish record of Bombus vestalis (Geoffroy, 1785) (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apinae), after 88 years.
  • The Plum-tree Longhorn (Tetrops praeustus) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in Co. Limerick.
  • A further record of the Bogue (Boops boops (L.)) from Irish waters.
  • Live stranding of Common Dolphin-fish (Coryphaena hippurus L.) on Garrettstown Strand, Courtmacsherry Bay, Co. Cork.
  • Leathery Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) records from Cos Waterford and Cork.
  • Bronze Age Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) from Co. Clare caves.
  • A novel prey item, Great Pond Snail (Lymnaea stagnalis) in the diet of otter (Lutra lutra) in the River Lee, Co. Cork.
  • Review of: ‘Atlantic Hazel’ by Sandy and Brian Coppins.
  • Review of: ‘Atlas of British and Irish Hawkweeds (Pilosella L. and Hieracium L.)’.
  • Review of: ‘John Scouler (c.1804-1874) Scottish naturalist: a life, with two voyages’.
  • Review of: ‘Britain’s Dragonflies, a field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Britain and Ireland’.
  • Review of: ‘Guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Ireland’.
  • Review of: ‘The wildflowers of Ireland, a field guide’.
  • Review of: ‘Ireland’s generous nature – the past and present uses of wild plants in Ireland’.
  • Review of: ‘Insects of Ireland, an illustrated introduction to Ireland’s common insect groups’.
  • Review of: ‘Banner Rocks – The geological heritage of County Clare’.
  • Review of: ‘Atlas of British and Irish Bryophytes’.

 

Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 34, Part 2 (published 9 October 2015)

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  • Records for Nathusius’ Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii) in Ireland from a car-based bat monitoring scheme.
  • The breeding status of Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo carbo) in Co. Wexford.
  • The Slender Amber Snail (Oxyloma sarsii (Esmark, 1886)) (Pulmonata: Succineidae) in Ireland; results of a habitat and distribution survey on the River Shannon, and recommended Red List status update.
  • Phreodrilidae in Irish peatlands: Invasion from down-under or ancient relict?
  • The nymphal diet of the stonefly Protonemura meyeri (Pictet) (Plecoptera: Nemouridae) in four episodically acidic headwater streams in Ireland.
  • Multiple records confirm presence of Dendrobaena attemsi (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) in Ireland.
  • Eileen Barnes (1876-1956): the contribution of a gifted artist, scientific illustrator and model-maker to Irish natural history.
  • Diphasiastrum alpinum (L.) Holub (Alpine Clubmoss) rediscovered in Co. Kerry (H1).
  • Leymus arenarius (L.) Hochst (Lyme Grass) in Co. Cork  (H3 and H5).
  • The Arched Earth-star (Geastrum fornicatum Huds. Hook.) (Geastraceae) in Co. Westmeath (H23).
  • Frond Oyster (Dendostrea frons (L.)) stranded at Waterville, Co. Kerry.
  • Further records of the Giant Red Shrimp (Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso)) from Irish waters and first records from UK waters.
  • The occurrence of the parasitic isopod Bopyrus squillarum Latreille, on the Common Shrimp (Palaemon serratus (Pennant)) in Irish waters.
  • Second record for the leafhopper Megophthalmus scabripennis in Ireland.
  • A second Irish record of Southern Oak Bush Cricket (Meconema meridionale (Costa)) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae).
  • Bloxworth Snout (Hypena obsitalis (Hübner)) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) possibly resident in Ireland.
  • Two-spot Ladybird (Adalia bipunctata) in Armagh, Sligo, Galway and Dublin.
  • Diplapion confluens (Kirby) (Coleoptera: Brentidae), new for Northern Ireland, at Lighthouse Island, County Down, with notes on other insects at this locality.
  • Records of Potamophylax cingulatus (Stephens) and P. latipennis (Curtis) (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) from Northern Ireland.
  • First record of xanthochromism in the Spotted or Homelyn Ray (Raja montagui Fowler).
  • A review of colour abnormalities in angler fish Lophius spp. in Irish and European waters.
  • Further specimens of xanthochromic Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus (L.)) from Irish waters.
  • Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus Rafinesque) in Irish waters.
  • Dusting in sand by a Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
  • ‘The Wild Swans at Coole’.
  • Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber scombrus Linneaus, 1758) in the diet of a Long-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala melas).
  • First recorded Irish Hare leveret mortality in silage fields due to mechanical harvesting.
  • European Otter (Lutra lutra (L.)) predation on Cormorant or Shag (Phalacrocorax sp.).
  • Live stranding and successful re-floating of two Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at Ballymacoda Bay, Co. Cork.
  • Irish records of the Hooded Seal (Cystophora cristata (Erxleben)).
  • Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2013.
  • Review of: ‘The ash tree’.
  • Review of: ‘Britain’s day-flying moths. A field guide to the day-flying moths of Britain and Ireland’.

 

Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 34, Part 1 (published 26 February 2015)

  • INJ-Cover-34-1The Pram Shrimp Phronima sedentaria (Forskål, 1775) (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Hyperiidea: Phronimidae) in Irish waters and a review of its association with gelatinous zooplankton
  • Diet of Irish Stoats (Mustela erminea hibernica) in two habitats
  • Distribution of the non-native Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in Ireland.
  • First Irish records for seven species of Heteroptera (Hemiptera: Miridae, Anthocoridae) and records of some rarely reported species.
  • Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus L.) and Good-king-henry (Chenopodium-bonus-henricus L.) in arable fields in North Co. Clare (H9).
  • Red Grouse performance on western Irish blanket bog.
  • Using Otter (Lutra lutra) diet to indicate presence of White-clawed Crayfish (Austropotamobius pallipes) populations.
  • Two new stations: Erica mackayana Bab. and Erica x stuartii (MacFarl.) Mast. in West Mayo (H27) and West Donegal (H35).
  • The vascular plant flora of Island Eddy, inner Galway Bay (H15).
  • Eleven species of fairy fly (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea: Mymaridae) new to Ireland.
  • A population of the rhodophyte Chondracanthus acicularis (Roth) Fredericq from Strangford Lough, Co. Down.
  • Nuttall’s Waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) arrives in Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon (H25).
  • Records of the harvestman Dicranopalpus ramosus (Simon) (Arachnida: Opiliones) from Ulster.
  • Cochlodina laminata (Montagu) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) found at Loughgall, Co. Armagh
  • A breeding site for the Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Co. Cork.
  • Age estimation of roadkill Pine Martens (Martes martes) collected in Ireland.
  • Bats probably entrapped by filamentous algae at ponds in Co. Cork.
  • Review of: ‘The Grasses of Ireland’
  • Review of: ‘The Flora of County Fermanagh’
  • Review of: ‘Flora of County Limerick’
  • Review of: ‘Secrets of the Irish Landscape’
  • Review of: ‘The Natural History of Ulster’

 

Mind the Gap II: new insights into the Irish postglacial. (published 27 November 2014)

Mind the Gap 2

Sleeman, D.P., Carlsson, J. and Carlsson, J.E.L. (eds)

Mind the Gap II: new insights into the Irish postglacial. Irish Naturalists’ Journal, Belfast, 150 pp. (2014)

ISBN 978-0-9569704-8-0 (£16/€20)

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  • Introduction. By Sleeman, D.P. and Carlsson, J.
  • Ireland, an unexpected focus for genetic biodiversity and the ecological implications. By Sleeman, D.P.
  • The use of genetics to infer the origins of the terrestrial and freshwater elements of the Irish fauna. By Carlsson, J., Cross, T., McGinnity, P., Prodohl, P. and McDevitt, A.
  • Ireland’s native mammals: a survey of the archaeological record. By Woodman, P.C.
  • The origin of the Irish avifauna – a perspective from Island Biogeography Theory. By Kelly, T.C., Smiddy, P. and Graham, C.T.
  • The Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) in Ireland – another extinct bird or a key species for an ancient belief system? By O’Toole, L.
  • Post-glaciation plant colonization of Ireland: fresh insights from An Loch Mór, Inis Oírr, western Ireland. By Molloy, K. and O’Connell, M.
  • Breeding birds in Ireland: success and failure among colonists. Smiddy, P.
  • What Ireland’s soil macroinvertebrate fauna can tell us about postglacial colonisation. By Boland, R. and Bolger, T.
  • Never mind the gap: climate, rather than insularity, may limit Ireland’s species richness. By Harrison, S.
  • Did melting ice sheets create temporary low-salinity corridors that facilitated the natural colonization of Ireland by stenohaline fishes? By Quigley, D.T.G.
  • Origin of the Holocene mammals of ‘these islands’. By Montgomery, W.I.
  • Glossary

 

Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 33, Part 2 (published 16 June 2014)

  • Evidence of environmental change since the earliest medieval period from the inter-tidal zone of Galway Bay.
  • The Clouded Yellow butterfly (Colias croceus Fourcroy) overwintering at the Raven, Co. Wexford.
  • Jane Stephens (1879-1959): zoologist and leading authority on sponges.
  • First record of a cetacean (Common Dolphin Delphinus delphis) within the marine nature reserve at Lough Hyne, Co. Cork.
  • Land-based observations of ocean megafauna off Cape Clear Island (South-West Ireland) in the summer of 2008.
  • Some marine invertebrate-associated copepods new to Ireland.
  • Rough pomfret Taractes asper Lowe (Pisces: Bramidae) in Irish and Northern European waters.
  • Where and when badger (Meles meles) road casualties occurred in the Four Area Study.
  • The Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris Cuvier) in Irish waters.
  • The occurrence of Dactylorhiza purpurella (T. Stephenson and T.A. Stephenson) Soó var. majaliformis (E. Nelson) Kreutz, in Co. Donegal.
  • Bangia atropurpurea (Maertens ex Roth) C. Agardh (Rhodophyta) in the Grand Canal, Ireland.
  • An exceptionally large ‘Seaball’ discovered on Inch Strand, Co. Kerry.
  • New vice-county record for Marsh Saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) in Sligo (H28).
  • Cochlodina laminata (Montagu) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) found at Loughgall, Co. Armagh.
  • Exceptionally large European Flat Oysters (Ostrea edulis L.) from Irish and UK waters.
  • Viviparus viviparus (L.) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Lough Neagh.
  • Zygoribatula connexa Berlese, 1904 (Acari, Oribatida): a new Irish record with comments on its biology and the genus status in Ireland.
  • Fecundity estimates in female sub-imagos of Ephemera danica Műller (Ephemeroptera) in Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh.
  • Trimorus varicornis (Walker, 1836) (Hymenoptera: Platygastridae, Teleasinae), new to Clare Island, Co. Mayo.
  • A first Irish record of Meconema meridionale (Costa) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae).
  • Largest European Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.) recorded in Irish or British waters, from Baltray, Co. Louth.
  • Tope Galeorhinus galeus (L.) with abnormal truncated snout.
  • A 1960s sample of bats in University College Cork’s Zoology Museum.
  • Records of badgers (Meles meles) in the Comeragh Mountains, Co. Waterford.
  • Common Dolphins in the River Lee at Cork City.
  • Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2011.
  • Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2012.
  • Hooded Seals (Cystophora cristata (Erxleben)) in Ireland and notes on their rehabilitation.
  • Stranded Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena (Grey)) with throat obstructed by a scad (Trachurus trachurus (L.)).
  • Stone, water and ice: Geo-education schools resources and books for the Burren.
  • Review of: ‘Guide to British freshwater macroinvertebrates for biotic assessment’.
  • Review of: ‘John Ray’s Cambridge Catalogue (1660)’ .
  • Review of: ‘Abbeyfeale Park: A nature guide’.
  • Review of: ‘Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates’.
  • Review of: ‘Islands, Coast and Quarries: the geological heritage of Fingal’.

Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 33, Part 1 (published 12 December 2013)

  • Appreciation: Dr Robin Govier, Editor Irish Naturalists’ Journal 1988-2012.
  • What is the taxonomic status of Hieracium hesperium P.D.Sell, Donegal Hawkweed (Asteraceae)?
  • The characteristics of Irish Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) pellets.
  • Skrjabingylus nasicola (Leuckart, 1842) as a parasite of Irish Stoats (Mustela erminea hibernica Thomas and Barrett-Hamilton, 1895).
  • Mite abundance and richness in an Irish survey of soil biodiversity with comments on some newly recorded species.
  • Birds, bugs, bogs, botany and biodiversity: some clergymen naturalists associated with Ireland.
  • Observations on European eel (Anguilla anguilla) populations in two small Irish lakes.
  • Brambles (Rubus fruticosus L. agg.) of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
  • Observations on road kill of mammals in the west of Ireland.
  • Acaena caesiiglauca (Bitter) Bergmans (Rosaceae), new to Ireland.
  • Arabidopsis arenosa (L.) Lawalrée (Brassicaceae), new to Ireland.
  • A record of Juniperus communis L. in Connemara National Park, Co. Galway, H27.
  • Salix x pontederiana Willdenow (S. cinerea Linnaeus x S. purpurea Linnaeus): a hybrid willow confirmed for Ireland.
  • The colonizing of a recently excavated construction site by Bee Orchids (Ophrys apifera Hudson) within the Belfast City boundary, Co. Antrim.
  • Two Welsh Border Rubus species in Co. Mayo: evidence of a westward passage route by berry-eating birds?
  • New Irish fungal records.
  • Corbicula fluminea (Müller) arrives in Lough Derg, River Shannon.
  • First records of the sponge crab Dromia personata (L.) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from Irish waters.
  • Dero obtusa D’udekem, a freshwater oligochaete worm (Haplotaxida, Naididae) new to Ireland.
  • Additional species associations of mermithid nematode parasitism of Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera).
  • Leptoglossus occidentalis (Heidemann) (Hemiptera, Coreidae) new to Ireland.
  • The Harlequin Ladybird (Harmonia axyridis (Pallas)) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) established out of doors in Co. Carlow.
  • Telenomus heliodorus Mineo (Hymenoptera, Platygastroidea, Scelionidae) new to Ireland.
  • A second confirmed Irish locality for Dorcatoma dresdensis Herbst (Coleoptera: Anobiidae).
  • A species of aphid, Caricosipha paniculatae (Hemiptera: Aphididae) new for Ireland.
  • Macrosteles variatus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) a leafhopper species new for Ireland.
  • Tunbridge Wells Gem (Chrysodeixis acuta (Walker, 1858)) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a migrant new to Ireland.
  • Observations on the behaviour of Blue Shark (Prionace glauca L.) and Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus Gunnerus) in the North Celtic Sea.
  • Occurrence of wild Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar L.) in the River Dodder at Ballsbridge, Dublin.
  • Juvenile Porbeagle Shark Lamna nasus (Bonnaterre, 1788) stranded live at Crookhaven, Co. Cork.
  • Exceptionally large Angler Fish Lophius piscatorius L. captured on the Labadie Bank, Celtic Sea.
  • Skeletal biometrics of Dunlin (Calidris alpina (L.)).
  • Records of Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnea) in Northern Ireland.
  • Urban coastal domestic cat Felis catus (L.) predation on curlew Numenius arquata (L.)
  • Canon Island, Co. Clare as a potential refuge for pygmy shrews from new mammalian invaders.
  • First confirmed record of Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in the wild in Ireland.
  • Review of: ‘Atlas of the Irish rural landscape (Second Edition)’ by F.H.A. Aalen, Kevin Whelan and Matthew Stout (Eds).
  • Review of: ‘Dúlra Oileáin Árann’ by Con Ó Ruairc
  • Review of: ‘An annotated checklist of the Irish Hemiptera and small orders’ by James P. O’Connor and Brian Nelson
  • Review of: ‘Ireland’s Butterflies – A Review’ by David Nash, Trevor Boyd and Deirdre Hardiman
  • Review of: ‘The River Shannon – a journey down Ireland’s longest river’ by Aiveen Cooper

 

Lesser Horseshoe Bat in Ireland (published 31 October 2013)

Lesser Horseshoe Bat in Ireland 2013

McAney, K., O’Mahony, C., Kelleher, C., Taylor, A. and Biggane, S. (2013) The Lesser Horseshoe Bat in Ireland: surveys by The Vincent Wildlife Trust. Irish Naturalists’ Journal Ltd., Belfast, 38pp

ISBN 978-0-9569704-2-8 (£10/€12)

Over a ten year period The Vincent Wildlife Trust undertook a number of winter and summer surveys along the west coast of Ireland in pursuit of the Lesser Horseshoe Bat. A range of structures were searched, both natural and man-made, resulting in the recording of over 8 000 bats. The longterm benefit of this work was the acquisition by the Trust of seven of the bat roosts and the subsequent enhancement of these: by 2011 these sites held 1529 bats. This publication provides a background to the species, describes the surveys, presents the results, and makes conservation recommendations.

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Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 32, Part 2 (published 10 July 2013)

  • Obituary – Mary J.P. (Maura) Scannell 1924-2011.
  • Corixa affinis Leach and records of other aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera on Sherkin Island, Co. Cork.
  • Report on migrant and notable Lepidoptera in Ireland, 2009.
  • Satellite tracking study of badgers (Meles meles) to establish normal ranging behaviour prior to a road realignment.
  • Columbus crab (Planes minutus (L.)) from the leg pouch of a Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta (L.)).
  • The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui L.) migration of 2009 as recorded by the Irish Butterfly Monitoring Scheme and an investigation into the origin of the migration.
  • Thread Rush (Juncus filiformis L.) in County Leitrim, a species new to Ireland.
  • A low-cost bucket trap for newly emerged insects.
  • Oribatid and Gamasid mite assemblages occurring in aerial and floor habitats of native forestry at Killarney National Park.
  • A review of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary (Boloria euphrosyne (L.)) in Ireland.
  • Fly fishing accidents and bats.
  • Addition of Small Skipper butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris) to the Irish List and notes on the Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).
  • First record of Leucojum aestivum L. from the Woodford River, Lough Derg (H15).
  • Four species of Mycetophilidae (Diptera) new to Ireland.
  • A record of Lilioceris lilii (Scopoli) (Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) from Co. Cork.
  • A second Irish record of Chrysoclista linneella (Clerck) (Lepidoptera: Agnoxenidae).
  • Anobium inexspectatum Lohse (Coleoptera: Anobiidae) at Drummin Wood, Co. Galway and Uragh Wood, Co. Kerry , a new record for Ireland.
  • Recent Irish records of the Navelwort Leaf-mining Hoverfly (Cheilosia semifasciata Becker) (Diptera, Syrphidae).
  • The arrival of Leistus rufomarginatus (Duftschmid, 1812) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Ireland earlier than previously recorded.
  • Colonies of the Spindle Ermine Moth (Yponomeuta cagnagella (Hübner)) (Lepidoptera: Ypononmeutidae) in Co. Cork.
  • Bigscale Pomfret or Long-finned Bream (Taractichthys longipinnis (Lowe)) stranded alive at Bray, Co. Wicklow.
  • Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta (L.)) in Co. Wexford.
  • Endoparasites of feral goats (Capra hircus (L.)) from Lough Navar, Co. Fermanagh.
  • Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2010.
  • Review of: ‘Irish Wild Mammals: A guide to the literature (Third edition)’ by Pat Smiddy and Paddy Sleeman.
  • Review of: ‘Wolves in Ireland A natural and cultural history’ by Kieran Hickey.
  • Review of: ‘Webb’s An Irish Flora (8th edition)’ by John Parnell and Tom Curtis.

 

Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 32, Part 1 (published 22 June 2013)

  • The distribution and ecology of Arenaria norvegica Gunn. in Ireland.
  • Further range expansions of two North American amphipods in Ireland.
  • The discovery and subsequent history of Spiranthes romanzoffiana Chamisso [Orchidaceae] at Castletown Bearhaven in West Cork (H3).
  • First record of the earthworm Prosellodrilus amplisetosus (Oligochaeta:
  • Lumbricidae) outside continental Europe.
  • First recording of the Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea (Müller, 1774)) from the River Shannon, with preliminary notes on population size and size class distribution.
  • A review of the Irish scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea).
  • Ageing of Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata) shells from Belfast Lough.
  • Telenomus laeviusculus (Ratzeburg) and Telenomus lopicida Silvestri (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae) new to Ireland with records of other rare species.
  • The Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia (Rottemburg, 1775)) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Co. Donegal.
  • Rubus records 2007-2008 . Part 4: principally vice-counties Kildare (H19), Monaghan (H32) and Tyrone (H36).
  • Rubus records 2007-2008 . Part 5: principally East Leinster.
  • Lathraea squamaria Linnaeus in West Mayo (H27).
  • Two notable wood-decay fungi from St John’s Wood, Co. Roscommon.
  • Aulodrilus pigueti (Kowalewshi), a freshwater oligochaete worm (Haplotaxida: Naididae, Tubificinae) new to Ireland.
  • Potamothrix heuscheri (Bretscher), a Ponto-Caspian oligochaete worm (Haplotaxida: Naididae, Tubificinae) new to Ireland.
  • Second record of Pyrenean Glass Snail (Semilimax pyrenaicus (Férussac)) in Co. Cork.
  • Halocladius variabilis (Staeger, 1839) (Insecta: Chironomidae) from the rocky intertidal zone of Galway Bay.
  • A second Irish record of Tiphodytes gerriphagus (Marchal) (Hymenoptera: Scelionidae).
  • Confirmation of the barkfly Atlantopsocus personatus (Hagen) (Insecta: Psocoptera) as an Irish species
  • A possible sighting of the bee Anthophora plumipes (Pallas) (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
  • Some rare Irish wood-decay beetles discovered in St John’s Wood, Co. Roscommon (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Pselaphinae and Scydmaenidae).
  • Notes on the Irish Pteromalidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea): Chlorocytus Graham, Holcaeus Thomson and Stenomalina Ghesquiere including six species new to Ireland
  • A sinistral juvenile flounder (Platichthys flesus L.) from Fintra Strand, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.
  • First record of the freshwater turtle Trachemys scripta scripta from the Shannon
  • Greylag goose Anser anser (L.) nesting activity on a ruined castle.
  • Gizzard contents and morphometrics of overwintering diving ducks shot at Lough Neagh
  • An extension to the known range of Shannon Estuary Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus (Montagu, 1821)).
  • Stranded pregnant Killer Whale (Orcinus orca (L.)) in Co. Mayo, Ireland.
  • Review of: ‘Mayfly larvae (Ephemeroptera) of Britain and Ireland: Keys and review of their ecology’ by J.M. Elliott and U.H. Humpesch.
  • Review of: ‘The wild flowers of Ireland, the habitat guide’ by Declan Doogue.
  • Review of: ‘The making of Ireland’s landscape, since the Ice Age’ by Valerie Hall.

 

All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009 (published 2012)

Butler, F. and Kelleher, C. (eds) 2012. All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009. Irish Naturalists’ Journal, Belfast.

ISBN 978-0-9569704-1-1, 90 pp (£13/€16)

  • Re-wilding Ireland: restoring mammalian diversity or developing new mammalian communities? By A.C. Kitchener
  • How can we monitor the favourable conservation status of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Ireland? By S. Berrow, D. McGrath, J. O’Brien, I. O’Connor and D. Wall
  • Landscape genetics of red deer (Cervus elaphus L., 1758) in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry. By A.D. McDevitt, P. O’Toole, C.J. Edwards and R. Carden
  • Deer management requirements in Irish forestry. By C. Nugent
  • Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus L. 1758) in an Irish rural landscape. By A. Haigh, F. Butler and R.M. O’Riordan
  • An all-Ireland volunteer-based bat monitoring scheme: The process of volunteer recruitment and validation of results. By T. Aughney and N. Roche
  • Ancient DNA and analyses of mammalian remains from Ireland By C.J. Edwards
  • A new red list of Irish terrestrial mammals provides focus for conservation. By F. Marnell, N. Kingston and D. Looney
  • Deer in forests: A discussion document presented at the All-Ireland Mammal Symposium: Mammals and Forests Workshop. By T.D. Burkitt
  • Bats in forests: A discussion document presented at the All-Ireland Mammal Symposium: Mammals and Forests Workshop. By C. Kelleher
  • Squirrels in forests: A discussion document presented at the All-Ireland Mammal Symposium: Mammals and Forests Workshop. By C. Lawton

You can search the entire contents of the Irish Naturalists’ Journal at Irish Natural History Literature hosted by National Museums Northern Ireland.