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Raccoon sighting in Ireland

Invasive species alert for: Procyon lotor (Linnaeus 1758) Common name: Raccoon Why the concern? The raccoon is listed as an invasive species in Ireland and one of 49 regulated invasive alien species in Europe ( union-concern-ias/). In April 2011, this species was … Continued

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Species Alert – Harlequin ladybird

Invasive species alert for: Harmonia axyridis and varieties. Common name(s): Harlequin Ladybird, Multicoloured Asian Ladybird, Halloween Ladybug. Where and when recorded: There have been two sightings of the Harlequin Ladybird in Ireland during November. The first sighing was reported by … Continued

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Asian clam

Asian Clam (Corbicula fluminea) was recorded from the River Barrow in St. Mullins on 13/04/2010 by Pascal Sweeney and its identity confirmed on 15/04/2010 by Evelyn Moorkens. Like the Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Asian Clam has the ability to become … Continued

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Wild boar hybrid/feral pig

Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) was first officially recorded and subsequently eradicated in April 2009.  Since then they have been seen and removed from many locations in Ireland. Although wild boar may have once been native,  it became extinct in Ireland … Continued

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Slider species

Invader identified! The identity of a turtle spotted on July 17th (2009) on the banks of the River Dodder in Dublin has been identified as  Yellow-bellied  Slider (Trachemys scripta scripta).  Negative impacts of Sliders on native habitats and ecosystems are … Continued

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Bloody red shrimp

Bloody Red Shrimp ( Hemimysis anomala) recorded in Lough Derg in 2008 and  in Lough Ree in 2009. View Interactive Map View article on first sighting

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