The Shark appears to be the first record for Islay since 1983. There are three other earlier records, two in the 1970s and one in 1941. There were two on Colonsay in 2007. So it is recorded for the islands but not very often.
The Green Pug, on the other hand, is, I think, new for Islay, and with no records for either Colonsay or Jura. However, there have been three records in the last ten years from Mull to the north and one from Rathlin Island to the south off the Northern Ireland coast, which pretty much bracket us! I have sent the photograph to an expert for confirmation but I'm reasonably confident in my identification of it!
|Shark (c.24 mm long)
|Green Pug (c.11 mm long)