Author: Jesmond Harding
Publisher: Jesmond Harding (2008)
An excellent publication that not only details all the Irish species (including recent additions) but has a comprehensive guide to their habitats.
It contains photographs of all the species (showing both genders, where differences occur) and directions to the best locations to visit to see these butterflies.
Author/Publisher: Dublin Naturalists Field Club (DNFC)
More Information from : DNFC
This is a definite must-have booklet/chart. It has colour illustrations of each of the butterflies found in Ireland, showing underwing views and male/female variations.
It has a flight time chart and brief information on the species.
It is the perfect low cost booklet for anyone interested in Irish butterflies.
Author: Dr. Norman Hickin - edited by Tim Lavery
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers
Unlike some butterfly books that include Irish species along with UK/European species, this book concentrates only on Irish species.
It contains 4 plates of colour photos covering all the species and has good illustrations, flight time charts, distribution maps (from 1992 - so somewhat out-of-date now) and detailed information on all the species found in Ireland.
Author/Publisher: Readers Digest
Although this book covers the butterflies found in Britain and also has details on moths and other insects it does contain all the butterfly species found in Ireland.
It includes photos, colour illustrations and distribution maps for all the butterflies.
Authors: Jim Asher, Martin Warren, Richard Fox, Paul Harding ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
This book was compiled following the Millennium butterfly survey that was carried out in the period 1995 to 1999.
Along with detailed maps of the sightings of the butterfies, this book contains comprehensive details of the species with emphasis on population trends and the general outlook for the future of the species.