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The Irish Naturalists’ Journal Volume 40

(published 1 December 2023, print circulation May 2024)


Monaghan, N.T. The Brown Bear (Ursus arctos L.) in Ireland. 1-19
Lucy, J. and Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. Horsehair worms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) of southern Irish rivers and streams. 20-30
Smiddy, P., Saich, C. and Duffy, B. Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) numbers on the tidal reaches of the Munster River Blackwater, Co. Waterford. 31-33
Sleeman, D.P. and Whitaker, A. Other mammals at setts of European Badgers (Meles meles) in a vaccination area. 34-39
Hodge, S., Maher, S. and Stout, J.C. Notes on the use of ‘bee hotels’ by stem-nesting Hymenoptera in three County Dublin orchards. 40-44
O’Hagan, M.J.H., McCormick, C.M., McBride, K.R., Kirke, R.W. and Menzies, F.D. Visits to badger (Meles meles) setts by other animals. 45-49
Sleeman, D.P., Whitaker, A. and Savage, V. Observations of badgers in the Burren, Co. Clare. 50-54
Levesque, S., Daly, M., Dillane, E., O’Donovan, J., Gomez-Parada, M. and Berrow, S. First confirmed record of a Dwarf Sperm Whale (Kogia sima (Owen)) in Ireland. 55-59
Ó Catháin, D. New Records for Killarney Fern (Vandenboschia speciosa (Willd.) G.Kunkel) and Tunbridge Filmy-fern (Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (L.) Sm.) in Co. Clare (H9). 60-64
Roche, J. and Doherty, T. Historical records provide evidence of ancient woodland at the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow. 65-69
Sweeney, P.G, Cwikula O. and Kearney O’Sullivan, T. Population structure and reproduction of the Common Yabby (Cherax destructor Clark) (Decapoda, Parastacidae) in an Irish lake. 70-73
Reidy, D.T. and Bond, K.G.M. Herbivory of an invasive aquatic plant by an invasive insect in Ireland. 74-78
Smyth, N. and Lynn, D. The ecology and conservation of Moore’s Horsetail (Equisetum x moorei) at its type location in Co. Wicklow. 79-84
Smiddy, P. Bird and mammal scavengers on east Cork and west Waterford roads. 85-88
O’Callaghan, S.A., Ní Shuilleabháin, A. and Lyne, J.M Seals sighted in the lakes of Killarney . 89-94
Speight, M.C.D. and Malcolm, A. Lapposyrphus lapponicus (Zetterstedt, 1838) (Diptera: Syrphidae) in Ireland. 95-99
O’Connor, J.P. Update on the Irish naturalist, author and explorer Bernard O’Reilly (1776-1827). 100-107
Campbell, C., Kelleher, C.T. and Leahy, J. Favolaschia claudopus (Singer) Q.Y. Zhang & Y.C. Dai, a basidiomycete fungus new to Ireland from Co. Cork (H3). 108-111
Devery, F. and Singer, D. Dark-red Helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens (Hoffm.) Blesser) in Co. Offaly (H18). 111-112
Delaney, L. A re-appearance of medusae of the freshwater Peach Blossom Jellyfish (Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankaster) in Lough Derg. 112
Barry, P. Goose barnacle (Lepas pectinata Spengler) on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) waste washed up on Irish shores. 113-115
Flores Bonilla, A.A. and Hunt, L. Large European Flat Oyster (Ostrea edulis L.) findings in the Portmagee Channel, Co. Kerry, SW Ireland. 115-116
Nolan, M. First Irish records of a rare bog spider, Heliophanus dampfi Schenkel (Araneae, Salticidae), from Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Co. Cork. 116-119
Corcoran, F., Bentov-Lagman, S., Flynn, O., Finegan, M., Vainio-Matilla, L., O’Leary, K., Swanwick, H., and Baars, J-R. The attachment of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis on Nitellopsis obtusa in two lakes on the River Shannon, Ireland. 120-122
Minchin, D., Flynn, O. and Baars, J-R. An unexpected vector in the transmission of the Quagga Mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) (Bivalvia). 122-123
Overy, P., Moran, J. and Byrne, D. First record of Elaphrus uliginosus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) from blanket peatland in Co. Galway. 123-124
Mantell, A. First Irish record of Lathbury’s Nomad Bee (Nomada lathburiana (Kirby, 1802)) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and records of Nomada goodeniana (Kirby, 1802) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Sphecodes gibbus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Hymenoptera: Apidae). 124-125
Hubert, J. and van Achterberg, K. Survey of aphid parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Aphidiinae), with first record of Aphidius urticae (Haliday, 1833) in Ireland. 125-126
Mc Kenna, R. Pristiphora leucopus (Hellén, 1948), a sawfly new to Ireland. 126-128
Beckett, O. First record of the non-native ladybird species Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in Ireland. 128
Clarke, J. Behavioural observation of male Sabre Wasps (Rhyssa persuasoria (Linnaeus)) aggregating at a tree in Belvoir Park Forest, Co. Down. 129-130
Clarke, J.J.R. and Beckett, O. First records of the endangered Blunt-jawed Nomad Bee (Nomada striata Fabricius, 1793) (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in Northern Ireland for over 100 years. 130-131
O’Hanlon, A. First female specimen of the rare wasp Barylypa propugnator (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) taken from a new locality in Ireland. 131-132
Mc Kenna, R. Pristiphora conjugata (Dahlbom, 1835), a sawfly new to Ireland. 132-134
Murray, B. A 2003 survey of the bees and aculeate wasps (Hymenoptera) from Glending Wood, Co. Wicklow. 134-136
Beckett, O. The first records of the Adonis Ladybird (Hippodamia variegata) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Ireland. 137-138
Byrne, C. and O’Sullivan, J.E. Ligurian Leafhopper (Eupteryx decemnotata Rey, 1891) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) new to Ireland from Cos Galway, Cork, Carlow and Laois. 138-140
Byrne, C. and Power, B. Nysius huttoni F.B. White, 1878, a lygaeid bug (Hemiptera, Heteroptera: Lygaeidae) new to Ireland from Co. Carlow. 140-141
Mitchell, R. Agathomyia cinerea (Zetterstedt, 1852) (Diptera: Platypezidae) new to Ireland. 141-142
Power, B., Hamilton, J. and Anderson, R. Cassida vittata de Villers, a tortoise beetle (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae) new to Ireland from Co. Kerry. 143-144
O’Hanlon, A., Larter, N. and O’Donnell, B. Notes on the Box-Tree Moth (Cydalima perspectalis) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Ireland, with observations on breeding and rapid distribution increase. 144-145
Nelson, B. and Byrne, C. Non-native Hemiptera associated with Rhododendron in Ireland including first records of Tupiocoris rhododendri (Miridae, Dicyphini). 145-146
O’Hanlon, A., Beckett, O. and Lush, M.J. Lasius psammophilus (Seifert, 1992) replaces L. alienus (Förster, 1850) on the list of Irish ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) based on the study of museum specimens. 146-148
McGrath, D. Mass mortality of Three-spined Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758) in Lough Bunny, Co. Clare, in July 2021. 149-151
Parry, N. Slow Worms (Anguis fragilis L.) possible drowning due to pooled water on refugia. 151-152
O’Connor, B. Observations of the feeding behaviour of Black Throated Divers (Gavia arctica) off Black Head, Co. Clare. 152
Smiddy, P. Woodpigeons (Columba palumbus L.) and Stock Doves (Columba oenas L.) feeding in a saltmarsh. 152-153
Rees, D. and Smiddy, P. Otter (Lutra lutra) feeding on carrion. 154
Boaden, M., Hulshof, R. and Sleeman, D.P. Caravanning Greater White-toothed Shrews (Crocidura russula) in Co. Wexford. 154-156
Levesque, S. and Berrow, S. Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2022. 156-166
Sleeman, D.P. Review: The Badgers of Wytham Woods. 167-168
Little, R. Review: Plant Atlas 2020: Mapping Changes in the Distribution of the British and Irish Flora. 169-169
Quigley, D.T.G Review: Inshore Fishes of Britain and Ireland. 169
Feeley, H.B. Review: Portal: Otherworldly Wonders of Ireland’s Bogs, Wetlands & Eskers 170
Murphy, A. Review: Wild Embrace. 170-171
Plant, C. Review: Where the wildflowers grow: my botanical journey through Britain and Ireland. 171
Anderson, R. Review: Atlas of the Centipedes of Britain and Ireland 172-173
Marnell, F. Review: The Atlas of Early Modern Wildlife – Britain and Ireland between the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution. 173-174
Feeley, H. Review: Wild Waters – The Magic of Ireland’s Rivers and Lakes 174-175
O’Hanlon, A. Review: Bibliography of Irish insects (1802-2020). 175-176
Feeley, H.B. Review: Aquatic plants of Northern and Central Europe including Britain and Ireland. 176-177
Shiel, C. Obituary: James Stewart Fairley 1940-2023. 178-180
O’Connor, J.P. Obituary: Patrick Ashe 1954 –2022. 180-182
Monaghan, N.T. INJ Grant 2022. 183
Monaghan, N.T. INJ Student Awards 2021-2023. 183

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